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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

2/6. A special edition broadcast from Cape Town, where Jonathan Freedland and his guests consider today's HIV infection crisis and look back to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Why was South Africa hit so severely in both cases and what are the long-term consequences for a nation dealing with disease on a massive scale?
Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Me and My Bug

2/5. Professor Keith Dumbell has been researching the smallpox virus since 1947 and was part of the successful campaign in the 1960s and 70s to eliminate smallpox from the globe. In the process he built up the world's largest private collection of smallpox strains. He tells Jolyon Jenkins about the sadness he felt when, in the interests of safety, he had to relinquish his collection. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Professor Keith Dumbell
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: Perdita

2/5. Now a successful actress, often in the scandal Mary Robinson catches the eye of the young Prince of Wales. By Sarah Gristwood , read by Emma Fielding. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mary Robinson
Unknown: Sarah Gristwood
Read By: Emma Fielding.

: Daily Service Abraham

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent , The God of Abraham
Praise (Leoni). Leviticus 4 vv13-21. Blest Are the Heart (Walford Davies). 0 Lord, the Clouds Are
(Kendrick). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Abandoned Projects

By Alan Plater.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Alan Plater.

: Nature

9/9. Dancing Bears. Sloth bears still "dance", earning money for their keepers, the Kalander gypsies. bears. traditional practice causes great distress to the bears.
Tessa McGregor visits a bear sanctuary in north India, and committed to removing the animals from the streets and providing the Kalander people with alternative sources of income. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Tessa McGregor

: Associated London Scripts

2/2. The story of Associated London Scripts, a writers' co-operative that led to such classic shows as Steptoe and Son, Hancock's Half-Hour and Till Death Us Do Part.
Featuring Eric sykes , Spike Milligan , Ray Galton ,
Alan Simpson , Denis Norden and Beryl Vertue.
Producers Mario Stylianides and Ed Mornsh


Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ray Galton
Unknown: Alan Simpson
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Beryl Vertue.
Producers: Mario Stylianides
Producers: Ed Mornsh

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: Call You and Yours.

PHONE:[number removed] Lines open from 10am

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Leading from the Front

Who is the person who comes on stage just before the conductor at a concert? Tommy Pearson investigates the role of the orchestral leader. He traces the history, looks at what makes a good leader, and examines the relationship between the leader, conductor and orchestra.


Presenter: Tommy Pearson
Producer: David Corser

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Red in Tooth and Claw

A dead sheep on a sheep farm may be something of an everyday occurrence, but when young Dan finds the body he sets out on a road that leads to family tragedy.
By Simon Bovey. _.. John Rowe
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Simon Bovey.
Unknown: John Rowe
Director: Marc Beeby
jef: Neil Dudgeon
Vince: Shaun Dooley
Dan: Alex Slater
Peter: John Rowe
Doug: Philip Fox

: Home Planet

3/13 Listeners' qeuestions about the environment discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Hidden Histories: Stories from the Bath Festival

2/5 Deceiving Mr Pemberley. Julie doesn't expect much of her course placement with blind Mr Pemberley every Wednesday afternoon, but her creative solution to boredom causes her a major dilemma. By
Crysse Morrison , read by Devon Black. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mr Pemberley.
Unknown: Mr Pemberley
Unknown: Crysse Morrison
Read By: Devon Black.

: Fabulous Fables

2/5 The animals that appear in Aesop fables often get into scrapes through flattery, pride or sheer idiocy, as in The Young Man and the Lady of the Night. Norman was fleeced by a woman he loved. But he has no regrets. Is he a fool? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Young Man

: Nice Work

New series 1/5. In this guide to the world of work,
Philippa Lamb asks what is being done to encourage the long-term unemployed back into the labour market? Producers Lesley McAlpine and Julie Ball


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producers: Lesley McAlpine
Producers: Julie Ball

: The Learning Curve

3/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

6/6. The globetrotting hero goes to Ireland to look up an old flame, stuff a big fish, and tussle with a ghillie. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from various episodes of Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19


Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Giles Wemmbley
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Arabella: Catherine Tate
David: Nell Dudgeon
Mrs McAlpine: Miranda Hart
Ghillie: John O'Mahony
Jemima: Sally Marsh
Wallace: Renton Skinner
Hultz: Steven Kynman
Violet: Llewella Gideon

: The Archers

Brian has a blast from the past.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A report on the new exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, which brings together textiles collected by Matisse, along with a selection of his paintings and drawings. With John Wilson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Abandoned Projects

2/5. Alternative Comedy. Playwright Alan Plater reveals why he never became Spike Milligan or Django Reinhardt.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Django Reinhardt.
Young Alan: Matt Sutton
Edwards: Richard Elfyn
Jane: Siriol Jenkins
Peter: Christian Rodska

: File on 4

5/9. What happens when members of the armed forces stand accused of crimes? Fran Abrams investigates military justice and asks why some victims have no confidence in Britain's 300-year-old court martial system. Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

2/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. With Dr Raj Persaud.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud.
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Long View

See choice p132. Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Promise of Happiness

7/10. Charlie's mother is planning his wedding in Cornwall. By Justin Cartwright. Forfurther details see yesterday


Unknown: Justin Cartwright.

: What a Carve Up!

2/8. Set in 1991, Jonathan Coe 's cult novel is a black comedy, inspired by the immorality, greed and ambition of 1980s Britain. Adapted by David Nobbs.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Adapted By: David Nobbs.
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Hilary: Rebecca Front
Henry/Peter: Jeff Rawle
Findlay/McGanny: Charlie Hiqson
Hortensia/Receptionist/Nancy: Flamlnla Cinque
Alan/Taxi driver: Gus Brown
Simon: Alan Davies
Michael's mum: Geraldine McNulty

: Today In Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Perdita

2/5. By Sarah Gristwood. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sarah Gristwood.

: News

: Masterpiece

The Art of Conversation

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Faithfully Single (2/3)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Television and Me (3/5) For details see yesterday

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