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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 James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Spirit of God. Unseen as the Wind (Skye Boat Song, arr Leddington). John 16, vvl^ is.
Away with Our Fears (Leddington Wright ). Christians, liti
Up Your Hearts (Salve Festa Dies). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Farm

3/5. The Benson family watch as their livelihood is sold ott to the highest bidder. By Richard Benson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Women and a Wedding By Mary Cutler. 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Bricks and Mortals: The Black Cat Inn, North Queensferry

4/4. Historian Pat Dennison introduces some of the characters who might have lived in one of the oldest houses in North Queensferry, Fife, in Scotland. The area has seen plenty of travellers and passing trade. Later, the bridges over the Forth aided their crossing while the Black Cat Inn provided bed, board and entertainment.


Presenter: Pat Dennison
Producer: Nichola West

: The Papers of AJ Wentworth (Retd)

4/4. Acting Up. Wentworth finds himself double booked to appear in the village play and to be Father Christmas at the vicarage party. Will he make it to the show on time? By HF Ellis , adapted by Emma Kennedy. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Hf Ellis
Adapted By: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Wentworth: Chris Lanqham
Mrs Wheeler/Mrs Thompson: Sophie Thompson
Vicar: Philip Jackson
Miss Stephens: Selina Griffiths
Mrs Somers/Mrs Bretton: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Sidney: Andrew Westfield
Jackie: Felix Still
Timmy: Luke Newberry
Screaming woman: Emma Kennedy

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

3/6 Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. This week's guests are Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson.
The author and subject for pastiche is Iris Murdoch and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Talking to Sticky

Jean lives with her best friend and confidante, the ever-faithful dog, Sticky. The week's highlight is going up to the crematorium on a Tuesday to tag on to funerals with Jean's pal, Ida. Life is blissful, but Sticky is old -
120 in dog years. Then one day, Sticky dies. Written by Christine Marshall
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Director: Jenny Stephens
Jean: Tina Gray
Ida: Ann Rye
Sandra: Rachel Priest

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions put by members of the Lincolnshire
North Federation of Women's Institutes. Eric Robson is in the chair, Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Dreaming Alice

3/5. Looking Glass. Alice has no time for breakfast, no time to grieve for her mother, no time for anything; until an escaped rabbit propels her into someone else's life. By Preethi Nair , read by Rebecca Smart. For details see Monday


Unknown: Preethi Nair
Read By: Rebecca Smart.

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

3/5. Witley and Whitaker Wright. Whitaker Wright built a mansion in Witley in Surrey so extravagantly furnished that the road levels had to be lowered to enable chunks of Italian marble to pass under the bridges. David McKie charts the rise and fall of this controversial local hero.


Unknown: Whitaker Wright.
Unknown: Whitaker Wright
Unknown: David McKie

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the topical discussion from the academic and research world. producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

2/8. Arrhythmia. You may only be aware of your heart beating when you are anxious - but if it's working properly it pumps away at 60-80 beats a minute.
Any fluctuation from this pattern - too fast, too slow, or irregular - may be an indication of an underlying condition that needs to be checked out. Mark Porter reports. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

'5/6 Armando lannucci welcomes you to his radio drop-in centre, where you can sample a variety of free comedy, chat and big, big fibs. With special guests. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

There is no party spirit at Lower Loxley.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts show and reassesses Sergio Leone 's spaghetti westerns with Christopher Frayling , author of a new account of his films. Producer Thomas Morris


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Sergio Leone
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Three Women and a Wedding

3/5. Judith's desire for a big wedding is understandable to everyone except Sylvia - and as for being a bridesmaid.... Written by Mary Cutler.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Mary Cutler.

: The Moral Maze

2/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Rosie Boycott and Clifford Longley 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: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: The Letters Pages

2/3. A look at how certain letters published in the British press have changed policy or influenced debate. Anthony Howard discusses the resignation of Harold Macmillan. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Harold MacMillan.

: Abduction, Alienation and Reason

The late John E Mack was an eminent professor of psychiatry at Harvard University. He was also passionately interested in the phenomenon of alien abduction, but the university found his research irrational and tried to stop it. Sue Nelson tells the story of Mack's battle with his academic colleagues to keep an open mind and of his struggle to understand those who claim to have been abducted. Producer Angela Hind


Unknown: John E Mack
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

8/10. Leo goes to his son Isaac's house at last, and Alma traces Alma Mereminksi - but there are some answers neither can find. Warren Mitchell and Vicki Simon continue to read Nicole Krauss 's portrait of two lonely people looking for love. For details see Monday


Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Vicki Simon
Unknown: Nicole Krauss

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

2/6. Jeffrey! The rags-to-riches, riches-to-rags tale of Jeffrey Archer , who came from nowhere to assume the greatest offices in the land and then went back to nowhere. A Gilbert and Sullivan-style musical with Dickensian backdrop. Starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , David Ouantick and Dave Cohen. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: David Ouantick
Written By: Dave Cohen.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multimedia Lecture

2/6. Elvis Lives. Rock musicologist and media studies lecturer Brian Appleton (Graham Fellows) examines the conspiracy theories that abound in rock concerning Jim Morrison , Elvis Presley and Harry Secombe , to name but three. Spoof comedy written by Graham Fellows , additional research by Rex Brough. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Brian Appleton
Unknown: Jim Morrison
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Written By: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Rex Brough.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: 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: The Farm

3/5. By Richard Benson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Memory (4/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Woman in White
(4/8) For details see Sunday

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