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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 SDorts News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat atWOpm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Chernobyl strawberries

3/5. The Princess and the Commissar. Vesna Goldsworthy continues her evocative life story as she comes of age and leaves Belgrade for England. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. A New
Commandment (Benson). Acts 15, vv36-41. There s a Spirit in the Air (Lauds, arr Leddington Wright ). Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Song 34). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Passover

By Margaret Wilkinson.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson.

: In Living Memory

4/4. Le Mans. On 11 June 1955, 77 people were killed at Le
Mans in north-west France. Fifty years on, Liz Carney visits the site of the disaster to discover exactly what caused the crash that changed the face of motor sport.
Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: John Byrne

: Baggage

I 4/6 Hreworksand Funerals. It's Edinburgh. It's
Bonfire Night. Caroline is spoilt for choice: attending
- her boyfriend's mother's funeral or attending to
Fiona's fugitive mum. Either way, it's fireworks all round. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne


Unknown: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Mike: Stuart McOuarrie
Caitlin: Holly Wagner
Gladys: June Watson

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Election Call

The programme that gives listeners the chance to put their views on the general election direct to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 12 noon


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Beast Must Die

2/2. Felix Cairnes failed in his plan to kill the man who had run over his son, but then his intended victim is poisoned and the finger of suspicion points at Felix. No wonder he asks the amateur sleuth, Nigel Strangeways , for help.
Bv Nicholas Blake , dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Felix Cairnes
Unknown: Nigel Strangeways
Unknown: Nicholas Blake
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Jane Morgan
Nigel: Philip Franks
Georgia: Rebecca Salre
Felix: Jonathan Cullen
Lena: Lucy Whybrow
Mrs Rattery: Jill Balcon
Violet: Deborah Berlin
Phil: Taylor Jefferson
Insp Blount: David Rintoul
Carfax: Sam Dale

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank and John cusnnle answer questions posed by gardeners in the West
Midlands. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Brighton Women

3/5. The Grey Lady. The tale of Brighton first female theatre manager, Mrs Nye Chart, who haunts the building to this day. Written by Roy Apps and read by Joanne David. Presented by Lynne Truss. For details see Monday


Read By: Joanne David.
Presented By: Lynne Truss.

: 3.45 Routemasters

3/5. White Line, Yellow Line. Joe Kerr explores why our roads are now so completely covered in markings of all colours. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Thinking Allowed ..

Laurie Taylor explores international relations in the Middle East. He is joined by Professor Fred Halliday whose new book asserts that the complexity of relations in he region is underestimated and questions why its politics now seem to be framed in religious terms. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Fred Halliday

: All in the Mind

10/10. Given that we are living longer, can we live better
Raj Persaud visits the Institute for Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

2/3 The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Dudley Sutton ,
Roger Blake , Eleanor Bron and Paula Wilcox. With music by Ronnie and the Rex and Pierre Hollins. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Unknown: Pierre Hollins.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Ed bonds with the newest family member. For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports from the newly expanded World Museum Liverpool, formerly the Liverpool Museum, Which re-opens this week. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Passover

3/5 Gefilte Fish. Lillian locks herself in the bathroom when Moe criticises her perfect gefilte fish. Estelle comes to her rescue, but has she got ulterior motives? Written by Margaret Wilkinson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Margaret Wilkinson.

: Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology

4/5. Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. LordBroers examines nanotechnology, a term that has captured the public's imagination and given rise to a full range of emotions from admiration to fear of cataclysmic disaster. Are scientists and technologists really leading us into situations where molecular machines will self-replicate into uncontrollable "grey goo"? From the Gilmorehill
Theatre, University of Glasgow. Presented by Sue Lawley . producer Tony Phillips Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm
Nanotechnology is also discussed in You and Yours tomorrow at 12.04pm


Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Sod's Law

2/3. Planners and Other Bad Odours. More from Phil Smith on the real world of gardening. It appears that beneath the surface of Phil's garden there is too much of the wrong kind of soil. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Harry Parker

: Frontiers

4/6. Acid Oceans. Atmospheric warming grabs the headlines but what effects are greenhouse gases having on our oceans, which absorb a third of all man-made carbon dioxide? Research now shows that our oceans will become more acidic which will consequently threaten many species, from plankton to whales, as well as coral reefs. Peter Evans investigates. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Labour Party.

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

3/10. Whilst his teenage wife looks for work at the local labour exchange, Candido finds a new place to camp in Topanga Creek, away from the prying eyes of immigration officials, affluent North Americans and his fellow immigrant workers. By TC Boyle. For further details see Monday

: Laurence and Gus: Untold Stories

3/6. 1 Don't Want Your Freedom. Laurence and Gus lift the lid on another story about one of life's unsung heroes. In an unusual tale from the future, a man fights to have his freedom and individuality taken from him so he can find happiness by being just the same as everyone else. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand.
Producer Helen Williams


Written By: Gus Brown
Written By: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Paperback Hell

3/6. Thrust's Eagle. Another chapter from a novel you think you've read before. The Napoleonic wars invade the airwaves as fictional author Alexander Cromwell reads from his military adventure. With Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell ; Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Alexander Cromwell
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

5/6. Monster in the Loch. Hamish and Dougal accidentally hook the Loch Jaw Monster. For details see yesterday

: The Unofficial Election

5/8. More from Nick Revell and John Oliver with their intelligent, up-to-the-minute, satirical show, focusing on the election campaign. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: John Oliver

: News

: Book of the Week: Chernobyl

3/5. Vesna Goldsworthy 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Reith Lectures (1/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Wrong about
Japan (4/5)

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