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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: TheWorkadayWorld

4/4 In his final programme, Bill Morris asks why we're 50 intrigued by what it is people do for a living and explores the connections between what we do, how we identify ourselves and the sense of meaning that work can give.
Including contributions from philosopher Alain de Botton ,
Will Hutton of the Work Foundation, artist Cornelia Parker , psychologist Barry Rogers and curate Ann Williamson.
Producers Alan Hall and Dan Shepherd Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Alain de Botton
Unknown: Will Hutton
Artist: Cornelia Parker
Unknown: Barry Rogers
Unknown: Ann Williamson.
Producers: Alan Hall

: Saudi Stories

2/5 The Constitutional Three. A series that goes behind the closed society that is Saudi Arabia. Bill Law hears from the wife of a man jailed for challenging the ruling House of Saud, and those fighting to free him and two or his colleagues. Producer Mark Savage

: Book of the Week: The Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

2/5. Political activism lands our man in Newgate prison, where his main worries are lack of exercise and bad food. You see, he musn't put on weight! By Richard Ingrams. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

: Daily Service

Presented by Fr Philip Sumner. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). John 13, vv2-8; 12-15. Teach Me, O Lord (Byrd). In Your Glad Obedience (Vision). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Fr Philip Sumner.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Charlotte Emerson , star of a new stage production of The Postman Always Rings Twice, talks to Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Reef By Edith Wharton.
2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt 7.45pm


Unknown: Charlotte Emerson
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: Nature ,

7/8. The Soft Estate. There are thousands of hectares of roadside verges that edge the motorways and trunk. roads in England. Relatively undisturbed, they are proving to be vital refuges for many rare species. Brett Westwood explores these habitats. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Brett Westwood

: TinyTim

Tiny Tim, with his ukelele and his falsetto renditions of pre-Second World War popular songs like Tiptoe Through the Tulips, was an unlikely star, and an even less likely sex symbol. Yet during the 1960s he became hugely popular.
He also married three times, most famously live, on American television. Writer and musician CP Lee tells the story of a very unusual talent and a genuine eccentric. Producer Bob Dickinson


Musician: Cp Lee
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: PlayingSecondFiddle

Musicologist Big George turns thespotlightonsomeofthe most talented performers in the country whose sounds are famous but whose names are virtually unknown to the millions who love their music - the session musicians. Producer Chris Tayior Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Producer: Chris Tayior

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Teacher's Pet

In Robert Shearman's dark comedy, Peter has just bumped into his old French mistress, Mrs Townsend. It seems that both teacher and pupil have had a remarkable influence on each other's lives - but is this meeting really just a coincidence?


Writer: Robert Shearman
Director: Martin Jarvis
Mrs Townsend: Carolyn Seymour
Young Peter/Philip: Steven Geller
Peter: Simon Templeman

: International Cricket

Live from Edgbaston. Commentary on the NatWest
Series game from Jonathan Agnew , Jim Maxwell and Mark Saggers , with experts Graham Gooch , Vick Marks and Darren Lehmann.Kme
ProducerPeterBaxter approximatetime


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Vick Marks
Unknown: Darren Lehmann.Kme

: Making History

11/13. Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Theories of Relativity: 2/5: Locksmith

In the wake of the Second World War and the development of the atomic bomb, Einstein declared, "If only I had known, I would have become a locksmith".
Today's story poignantly evokes an alternative life in a parallel universe.
Written by Finlay Welsh and read by Gayanne Potter.

(For details see yesterday)
(FM only)


Writer: Finlay Welsh
Reader: Gayanne Potter

: The Real Frasiers

7/5 Dr Raj Persaud talks to psychiatrist Dr Sanjay Chugh, whose programme on Radio Mirchi in India has seen many more women coming forward and seeking help in recent years.
(For details see yesterday)


Interviewer: Dr Raj Persaud
Interviewee: Dr Sanjay Chugh

: Nice Work

New series 1/5. Suffering from acute brain drain, Scotland is trying to attract immigrants to bolster the dwindling bank of skilled workers. Philippa Lamb reports on Scotland's shrinking workforce. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

7/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurveS. Producer Sukey Firth Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Main


Unknown: Eddie Main

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

rNew series 1/6. Boothby Graffoe presents his own view of the world. Antonio Forcione accompanies on guitar and Stephen Frost joins the show's not-to-be-missed version of Round Britain Quiz. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Antonio Forcione
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Jack goes down memory lane. For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts show and reports on a major exhibition of work by the great British horse paintet George Stubbs , which opens at the National Gallery in London tomorrow. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Stubbs
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Reef

2/10. Darrow is determined to give Sophie a few days' happiness in Paris to compensate for her dreary prospects. By Edith Wharton. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: File on 4

5/11. Children and teachers are being put at risk because of failures to pass on information about violent pupils and abusive parents. Fran Abrams investigates the lapses that have left school staff and children exposed to attack. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Fran Abrams
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: 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

5/8. Dental Phobia. The sound of the dentist's drill can put many of us on edge, but for those with dental phobia it's a terrifying experience. Mark Porter explores what today's dentists can do to help patients - from support for the phobic to high-tech dental treatments. producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: The Workaday World

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Starlight

2/10. When Selwyn collapses on stage, well-wishers raise money for a convalescent home in Abergele. "He may have been sitting in the Land of our Fathers with a rug round his knees, but in his heart he was already on his way, to America." By Laurie Graham. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Laurie Graham.

: With Comic In Tent

At Glastonbury, a tribute to the unpredictable and original comic Malcolm Hardee , who died earlier this year by drowning on his way back to his houseboat. Arthur Smith comperes as a host of top comics wheel out their best material. Producers Alison Vernon-Smith and Julian Mayers


Unknown: Malcolm Hardee
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith
Producers: Julian Mayers

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

2/5. By Richard Ingrams. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece


: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Faith in the New Age (4/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (3/5)
Fnr details see Sunday

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