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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
748 Thought for the Day With indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: A Tale of Loveand Darkness

3/5. Eight-year-old Amos is taken to a reception in an Arab house, where his attempts to forge meaningful links between the two peoples end in disaster. By Amos Oz. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Amos Oz.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Matthew 16, W21-28. God So Loved the World (Ley). Take Up Thy Cross (Breslau). Director of music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

In a Comic Relief special, Jenni Murray visits Ghana to find out how projects funded by money raised by Comic Relief are affecting the lives of women there.
10.45 Trilby Written by George du Maurier. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Woman's Hour producer Katy Hickman Comic Relief special: page 14


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Written By: George du Maurier.
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Mapping the Town

4/6. Droitwich. Salt has shaped the entire history of the West Midlands market town of Droitwich. Its salt-rich brine stream was exploited from before Roman times until production finally stopped in the 1920s. Archaeologist and historian Julian Richards savours the town's past, finding evidence of old industrial processes, and visits tne Droitwich Brine Spa Baths. producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Eliza Stories

2/5. Eliza's Husband. Having received a promotion and a significant pay rise, Eliza's husband decides to treat her to a horse-and-cart ride and a meal out. But horses can be difficult to control - and they do all look so ahke. Written by Barry Pain and adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director Ellen Dryden


Written By: Barry Pain
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Sophie Thompson
Mr Jennings: Tim Treloar
Her husband: Mark Heap

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon. Including at 12.50 Victoria Goes to Ambridge.
3/5. Another episode of Victoria Wood's Archers spoof for Comic Relief. For voting details see Monday Victoria Goes to Ambridge repeated at 7.40pm


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

New series 1/6. Chris Masianka hosts a new series of the game with no teams, no scores and, sometimes, no right answers. Crossword compiler Val Gilbert , mathematician
Professor David Singmaster and puzzle editor
William Hartston try to baffle each other with brainteasers. Producer Harry Parker
EMAIL: puzzle.panel®bbc.co.uk
Address: Puzzle Panel, BBC Radio 4, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Masianka
Unknown: Val Gilbert
Unknown: Professor David Singmaster
Editor: William Hartston
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Sister under the Skin

Jack Davies, a well-known actor, receives a letter from a woman unknown to him claiming a very special relationship, not only to him, but also to his even more famous father. Written by, and starring, Corin Redgrave.


Writer: Corin Redgrave.
Director: Annie Castledine
Jack Davies: Corin Redgrave
John Riley: David Westhead
Sylvia Ellen Riley: Kika Markham
Doctor: Chris Barnes

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwooa answer questions posed by members of Welwyn Garden
City Horticultural Society. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwooa
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Beyond the Surgery

3/4. The Case of Lady Sannox. By Arthur Conan Doyle. The creator of Sherlock Holmes draws on his own experiences in the art of medicine for this somewhat gory tale of a philandering surgeon and his mistress.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: Animal Magic

3/5 Rebecca Stott looks at how some of the creatures that disgust us the most are indispensable to modern science.
Ants. These clever creatures are helping technolgists to design tiny robots that will possess collective intelligence. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rebecca Stott

: Thinking Allowed

Does an Arab idea of terrorism constitute something radically different from Western notions? Jordanian academic Fares Braizat joins Laurie Taylor to present the findings of his extensive research on the subject, carried OUt in five Arab countries. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

3/10. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

1/6. Like many before her, Clare Barker has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other people's problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, she likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring
Sally Phillips , Nina Conti , Gemma Craven , Alex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Nina Conti
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Unknown: Ellen Thomas.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Adam has a moment of triumph.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Including at 7.40 Victoria Goes to Ambridge. Victoria Goes to Ambridge repeated from 12.50pm Front Row producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Trilby

3/10. In 19th-century Paris, the young English artist Billee has fallen in love with Trilby, but she is mesmerised by Svengali, who promises her great things. By George du Maurier. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

7/10. A live debate, chaired by Michael Buerk , in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine witnesses who hold conflicting views on the moral complexities behind one of the week's news Stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Producer: David Coomes

: The Week According to

2/4. Kevin Maguire takes a humorous look back at the political week. Producer Mandy Baker Rptd from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Producer: Mandy Baker Rptd

: Project Prometheus

Fifty years ago, US nuclear scientists were trying to develop a 1,000-ton rocket that would take people to Mars propelled by atomic bombs. Now there's Project Prometheus, a more modest but nevertheless controversial plan to use nuclear power for an unmanned mission to the icy moons of Jupiter. Leo Enright investigates the prospects for nuclear propulsion in the 21st century. Producer Martin Redfern


Producer: Martin Redfern

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan. With Robin Lustig reporting from China.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: A Short History of Tractors inUkrainian

3/10. Nadia and Vera bury the hatchet and embark on plans to prevent their aged father marrying the voluptuous Valentina. By Marina Lewycka. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka.

: Julian Fox: On a Lonely Planet

4/4. Herne Hill resident Julian Fox makes a travel programme without leaving home. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Herne Hill
Unknown: Julian Fox
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

4/4. The History of the BVG. The BVG was a terrorist cell more feared than the UDA and the IRA put together - but what was it? The leader is interrogated by a woman who is determined to find out. Written and performed by Simon Munnery , with Kevin Eldon and Sally Phillips. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: A Tale of Love andDarkness

3/5. By AmOS Oz. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Amos Oz.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: China Special

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Words on the Night Breeze (4/5)
For details see Sunday

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