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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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 Rev Rob Marshall.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: The Workaday World

New series 1/4. Labour for labour's sake is against nature. This verdict on the work ethos from political philosopher John Locke resonates even today. In this reassessment of our working lives, former union boss
Bill Morris examines how the world of work has evolved in his lifetime and asks whether we live to work or work to live. With comment from philosopher Alain de Botton , Will Hutton of the Work Foundation and author
Charles Handy. Producers Alan Hall and Dan Shepherd Shortened rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: John Locke
Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Charles Handy.
Producers: Alan Hall
Producers: Dan Shepherd Shortened

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

4/5. Alvin Hall seeks out the world's most glittering private art collections and finds out from the collectors what motivates them: is it a canny investment or the thrill
Of the Chase? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies (Ratisbon). Matthew 17, vv1-8. God Is a Spirit
(Sterndale Bennett). 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Carlisle). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: The Farm

2/5. The family's farming gene seemed to be missing from Richard. By Richard Benson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Bangladesh
Live coverage of the fifth and final day play in the Second Test. At 1.00 Your Letters Answered.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Three Women and a Wedding

By Mary Cutler.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Nature

4/8. Restoring Spring. A look at initiatives to restore spring wildlife to its former glory. With Brett Westwood. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: Absent Friends

4/4 Scribes, Scribblers and Telephone Callers. Tony Hawks investigates the letters and telephone calls from absentee characters, including Mrs Trellis from I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Mrs Trellis
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

3/4 Thelonious Monk. Ken Clarke is joined by the British saxophonist Tony Kofi to share their passion for one of the most misunderstood figures in jazz history, the pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Tony Kofi
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Grief

Simon's despair at the death of his wife Sarah is only too clear. Their marriage was perfect, but their friend Nick is tormented by his sense of loss, and there is no one with whom he can share it. Especially not his partner, Isabel. By Ellen Dryden. Abigail Thaw Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Ellen Dryden.
Unknown: Abigail Thaw
Director: Ned Chaillet
Nick: Michael Pennington
Sarah: Isla Blair
Isabel: Abigail Thaw
Simon: Michael N Harbour

: Making History

8/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.historyiSbbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Dreaming Alice

2/5. Fourth of July, 1862. Written and read by Patrick Gale. At 18, Rhoda is beginning to feel like an old maid, constantly eclipsed by her enchanting younger sister. She's so desperate that she is prepared to consider the charms of The Mathematician. For details see yesterday


Read By: Patrick Gale.

: Big Fish, Small Pond '

2/5. Irthlingborough and Charles Weston. In the early 20th century, American movie director Charles Weston based his studios in Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. David McKie arrives there in time for a regular public screening of Weston's 1913 film about the Battle of ' Waterloo. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Weston.
Director: Charles Weston

: Shop Talk

9/11. Once, innovation in technology and business was the realm of big corporations, now it is professional amateurs, or pro-ams, that are the movers and shakers. Heather Payton and guests discuss the new wave of innovators. Producers Kirsteen Knight and Julie Ball


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producers: Kirsteen Knight
Producers: Julie Ball

: The Learning Curve

4/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Sarah Tempest Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

6/8. Quintessential Phase 2: Fit the Twenty-Fourth in which Ford clears his expenses but exceeds his credit limit. Written by Douglas Adams. Guest stars include
Jonathan Pryce , Miriam Margolyes , Saeed Jaffrey and Rula Lenska. Adapter/Director/Co-producer Dirk Maggs; Producers Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell Repeated on Thursday at 11pm
BBC AUDIO: The original BBC Radio 4 productions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Primary Phase, Secondary Phase, Tertiary Phase and Quandary Phase, are available on audio cassette and CD, along with a Collector's Edition and Douglas Adams at the BBC on CD only, from www bbcshop com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed] The first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on BBC2 tonight


Written By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Rula Lenska.
Voice of the Book: William Franklyn
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Voice of the Bird: Rula Lenska
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Zarniwoop: Jonathan Pryce
Tricia: Sandra Dickinson
Old Man on the pole: Saeed Jaffrey
The Doctor: Roger Gregg
The Stewardess: Lorelei King
Grebulon underling: Philip Pope
Colin the robot: Andrew Secombe
Smelly photocopier woman: Miriam Margolyes
Grebulon lieutenant: Michael Fenton Stevens
Announcer: John Marsh

: The Archers

Tony makes a discovery.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Three Women and a Wedding

2/5. Judith and Frank's engagement suffers a small setback and a most unlikely candidate comes to the rescue. By Mary Cutler.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: File on 4

2/11. In Britain, a string of food products have been withdrawn because of fears over possible risks from carcinogenic additives but, as Jenny Cuffe reveals, it's the farmers in the spice fields of India who are the trade's real Victims. Producer Andy Denwood Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: 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

: Case Notes

2/8. Arrhythmia. A normal heart pumps around 60-80 times a minute, but any fluctuation from this pattern may be an indication of something wrong. Mark Porter reports. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Workaday World

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

7/10. Zvi finds a reason to write, and Alma continues the hunt for Alma Mereminksi. Vicki Simon and Sara Kestelman continue Nicole Krauss 's tender and compelling novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alma Mereminksi.
Unknown: Vicki Simon
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Nicole Krauss

: Heresy

2/4. David Baddiel chairs the programme that dares to commit heresy. Alan Davies , David Walliams ,
Jenny Colgan and Peter Bradshaw challenge such entrenched opinions as "there is something intrinsically naff about being middle-Class". Producer Brian King


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Jenny Colgan
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Farm

2/5. By Richard Benson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Russian Culture (2/2)

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Faith in the New Age (1/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Woman in White (3/8) For details see Sunday

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