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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague,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 Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: The Long View

search of 5/6. Jonathan Freedland and his guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Me and My Bug

5/5. MRSA, the superbug that has evolved resistance to most antibiotics, is also known as staphylococcus aureus, or Staph A. Professor Hugh Pennington has stud ed the bacteria since the 1960s, when he was infected during an outbreak that swept through British hospitals at that time. Professor Pennington tells Jolyon Jenkins about the history of the bug and the series of mistakes that turned a common or garden bug into a major health threat. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Professor Hugh Pennington
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson

2/5.Fanny Osbourne.Stevenson met his future American wife in an artists' colony in France. Within days he was hooked, and so began his dogged pursuit of her across the USA. By Claire Harman. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Ah, Holy Jesu, How
Hast Thou Offended (Herzliebster Jesu ). Mark 12, vv1-12.
He Was Despised (Handel). When I Survey the Wondrous
Cross (Rockingham). Musical director Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Unknown: Herzliebster Jesu
Director: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour Presented by Jenni Murray.

10.45 Only in London By Hanan Al-Shaykh . 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Two's a Crowd

2/3. Judith Hann goes in search of the secrets of human identity and discovers that. along with her brown eyes and curly hair, much of her personality was areaay determined at birth. As well as controlling our physical characteristics our genes may also be responsible or much Of our personalities. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Judith Hann
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Kington's Anatomy of Comedy

3/3. The Geopolitics of Jest. Journalist and humorist
Miles Kington explores the international dimensions of comedy, its orgins, indigenous variations and universalities. Kington interviews Terry Jones, Mark Lamarr and David Ouantick about the future for comedy and the impact of political correctness. Is it being overstated? And how do you poke fun at murderous dictators while living in their authoritarian state? Producer Andrew McGibbon


Contributor: Miles Kington
Contributor: Terry Jones
Contributor: Mark Lamarr
Contributor: David Ouantick
Producer: Andrew McGibbon

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: One Country to the Tune of Another

2/3. Vive /'Espagne! Think of Spain in the concert hall or opera house and the music is most likely to be by a Frenchman. Huw Edwards explores the political and historical messages behind this most vibrant of musical exchanges and reveals what it was that so captivated the composers of Bolero, Carmen and Espana. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Charlotte's Web

1/2. Wilbur, the baby pig, is rescued from an untimely death by Fern, only to discover that he's being fattened up for the dinner table. Can his life be saved a second time? The classic children's story about friendship by EB White is dramatised by Joe Robinette. The concluding part can be heard tomorrow at the same time.
Georgina Hagan
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Dramatised By: Joe Robinette.
Unknown: Georgina Hagan
Director: Chris Wallis
Charlotte: Sophie Thompson
Wilbur: Dominic Cooper
Templeton: Ken Campbell
Old Sheep: Angela Curran
Little Lamb: Dominic Curran
Goose: Colleen Prendergast
Narrator/: Peter Marinker
John: Peter Marinker
Fern: Georgina Hagan
Mrs Arable: Laurel Lefkow
Avery Corbyn: Thomas Smith
Lurvy: Kerry Shale
Homer: John Chancer
Edith: Laurence Bouvard

: Home Planet

10/13. Tisteners' questions 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

: Spring Collection

2/4. The House That Jack Built. After Jack's sudden death in Italy, his wife meets up with three of their old friends But will Susie, Paula and Karen ever discover what really happened that night in Amalfi? Written by Shirley Day and read by Phyllida Nash. For details see yesterday


Written By: Shirley Day
Read By: Phyllida Nash.

: Holy Tears

2/4. Tears of a Sinner. Focusing on the tears shed by the "sinful woman" in St Luke's gospel. The programme explores the emotions behind these brave tears and the emotions they provoke in others. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

'4/6 A report on the experience of people with dyslexia in the workplace discovers that it is by no means all bad news. And Philippa Lamb looks at the argument for a living wage. Producers Rosamund Jones and Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producers: Rosamund Jones
Producers: Richard Fenton-Smith

: The Learning Curve

6/7. 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.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music

New series 1/6. An anarchic mix of comedy, music, gay disco, Morrissey and Duran Duran. Mitch Benn 's facing the difficult second-series dilemma, so is it time to relaunch himself in a glorious new comeback? Robin has a few suggestions and Alf ie won't shut up about Lindisfarne.
Mitch agrees to a makeover but it all goes a bit Pete Tong. Stars Mitch Benn , with Robin Ince , Alf ie Joey, Tasha Bayliss and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Duran Duran.
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Pete Tong.
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Tasha Bayliss
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Bruno gets in the party spirit.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts magazine. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Only in London

2/5. The Kiss. Lamis has settled in London and met someone who makes her heart beat faster. She has made a few resolutions too: one of them is to perfect her English. By Hanan Al-Shaykh .
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: File on 4

8/9. Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad, reported by Julian O'Halloran. Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Reported By: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Julia Rooke

: 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

5/10. The programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain. Dr Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
Executive producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

2/10. It's a great day for Henry's squash game. Isn't it? By Ian McEwan. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian McEwan.

: What a Carve Up!

5/8. Say hello to Dorothy, the farmer who squeezes every last pound from her livestock. Continuing Jonathan Coe 's black comedy, set in Britain, uncovering a trail of greed, corruption and immorality throughout the 1980s.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Michael: Robert Bathurst
Fiona: Fiona Allen
Dorothy: Geraldine McNulty
Findlay: Charlie Higson
Mortimer: Charlie Higson
George: Gus Brown
Electrician: Gus Brown
Henry/: Jeff Rawle
farmer: Jeff Rawle

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Robert LouisStevenson

2/5. By Claire Harman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: News

: Masterpiece

Hans Christian Andersen (2/2)


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Sex and Faith

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Opening Lines (3/5) For details see Sunday

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