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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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 Canon Noel Vincent. Thou Art the Christ (Croft's 136th). Luke 22, vv54-62. Ah, Holy Jesus
(HerzliebsterJesu). Send Me Out from Here (Pantry, arr Wilson). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Alan Wilson.

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

3/5. In the 1820s, Cobbett set off around England on his horse to survey the agricultural scene, leading to the Publication of his famous book called Rural Rides. By Richard Ingrams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Reef By Edith Wharton. 3/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: Women of the Lodge

Judges, lawyers, teachers and housewives are some of the many women who join the Freemasons. They have their own lodges, practise the same rituals and ceremonies as their male counterparts and even refer to each other as "Brother". Women from the Honourable
Fraternity of Ancient Masons reveal their great passion tor Freemasonry, the sense of brotherhood that it gives them, the meaning of the symbols and regalia that are part of their ceremonies, and the reasons they want to belong to a society that has secrets. Presented by Kate Meynell. Producers Alison Vernon-Smith and Kate Meynell


Presented By: Kate Meynell.
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith
Producers: Kate Meynell

: Dixon of Dock Green

3/6. Crawford's First Pinch. Continuing this radio revival of one of TV's all-time favourites. Some unsavoury postcards turn up on the Dock Green beat and the link to a recent spate of bicycle thefts makes Andy desperate to notch up his first arrest. Written by Ted Willis , dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe


Written By: Ted Willis
Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe
PC Dixon: David Calder
PC Crawford: David Tennant
Mary: Charlie Brooks
Joe: Tom McClane
Ned Michael: Fenton Stevens
Hilda: Rebecca Smart
Dewitt: Christian Rod

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

6/6. Literary quizmaster James Walton presides over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , with guests Nigel Williams and Jonathan Myerson. The writer and subject for pastiche this week is Charles Dickens , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Letters from Africa

The story of Karen Blixen 's years in Africa is told through a dramatisation, by Sheila Hannon , of her vivid and revealing letters home to Denmark. Blixen wrote of her deep love of Africa, the disintegration of her marriage and her passionate love affair with Denys Finch Hatton.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Karen Blixen
Unknown: Sheila Hannon
Unknown: Denys Finch Hatton.
Director: Sara Davies
Karen: Eleanor Bron
Dr Birkitt: Ian McElhinney
Mrs Irwinhunt: Bonnie Hurren
Mrs Hickford: Phylllda Nash
LadyMacmillan: Jacqueline Tong
Young Karen: Sophia Nasse
Father: James Anderson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithmbank answer questions sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithmbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Theories of Relativity

3/5. Frames of Reference. Mutual admiration can't bridge the space between them when science flirts with art in an Edinburgh cafe. By Patricia Hannah , read by Monica Gibb. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Read By: Monica Gibb.

: The Real Frasiers

3/5. Dr Raj Persaud focuses on South Africa and the work of Dr Dorianne Weil whose show on Johannesburg's Talk Radio 702 has reflected the many changes in the post-apartheid era. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Dorianne Weil

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items coming out of the academic and research worlds. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

5/8 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

2/6. David Baddiel chairs the programme that dares to challenge received wisdom such as "the Beatles are the best pop group ever" and "football has been taken over by the middle classes". The panellists include Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater. Producer Brian King


Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Michael Bywater.

: The Archers

Kenton has a crash course in spirituality. For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Reef

3/10. Paris in the springtime is a dangerous place - a chateau in the October sunlight seems much safer.
Darrow arrives at Givre to claim his love, Anna. By Edith Wharton. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: The Moral Maze

5/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Mad as Hell

2/3. A series of talks by columnist Simon Jenkins , who asks what it is about modern society that it seems both to crave liberty and yet, at the same time, want more state intervention. Perhaps we are indeed mad as hell. producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

3/3. The tragic story of the bacterium that caused neonatal tetanus and claimed the lives of many of the babies born on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda. It contributed to the decimation of the population, which eventually led to the evacuation of the island
75 years ago. Hermione Cockburn reports. The reader is James Bryce. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Unknown: James Bryce.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Starlight

3/10. The Boff Brothers get a job on board a cruise ship sailing to New York. By Laurie Graham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Laurie Graham.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

5/6. Horror Tory. In Castle Howard, the Tory family are desperate to get back into power and attempt to build the perfect Tory leader. Gothic 1960s spooky rock musical, starring Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , David Ouantick and Dave Cohen. With music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


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

5/6. King Steve. Surprisingly, Brian finds himself official! Yes, the college principal has reinstated him,
- with the proviso that the doesn't talk about rock music. Instead he has to deliver a lecture on the last Norman king of England, "King Steve". Or does he? Spoof comedy by Graham Fellows , with Rex Brough. Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy 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 Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

3/5. Written by Richard Ingrams. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Richard Ingrams.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Earth Made for Life (3/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (4/5) For details see Sunday

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