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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
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 the Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: On the Ropes

New series 1/6. Craig Murray. In the return of the award-winning interview series with people who have been through turbulent times, John Humphrys discusses drinking, diplomacy and human rights with Britain's former ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray , who claims to have been sacked for telling the truth. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Craig Murray.
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Craig Murray
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Saudi Stories

3/5 The Candidates. A series that goes behind the closed society that is Saudi Arabia. Bill Law talks to two people who put themselves up for election in Saudi
Arabia earlier this year: a businessman who was virtually guaranteed victory as soon as he entered the race and a woman who was told she wasn't allowed to stand. Producer Mark Savage

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Deep in the Shadows of the Past (Kingsfold). Genesis 12, vvl-9.
Be Strong and of Good Courage (Campbell). The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: Under Water to Get Out of the Rain: All at Sea

2/5. The breeding habits of eels, the kingdom of cucumbers and night-fishing for squid. A celebration of a love affair with the sea by marine biologist Trevor Norton.
(For details see yesterday) (Repeated 12.30am)


Author: Trevor Norton

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray ,


Presented By: Jenni Murray

: The Reef

By Edith Wharton.
7/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: Nature

8/8. Ivory-Bill in the Big Woods. Until April this year, the ivory-billed woodpecker was thought to have become extinct in the 1940s. Grant Sonnex visits the Big Woods of Arkansas in the hope of seeing the biological rediscovery of the century. But now that it has been found again, what future does it have? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Grant Sonnex

: Ha Ha Mathematics

The notion that maths can't make mirth is a myth. The people who see mathematics and humour as antithetical are wrong. In the company of David Singmaster , professor of recreational mathematics, and Geoffrey Durham , who uses numerical manipulation and fun in his magic act, Nick Baker finds out that comedy can be a calculating affair. With archive from
Gerard Hoffnung and Molesworth, and music from Tom Lehrer and Danny Kaye. Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: David Singmaster
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Danny Kaye.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Putting on the Style

Self-confessed jazz snob Laurie Taylor returns to the Picton Hall in Liverpool, where he first encountered skiffle in the mid-1950s in the shape of Lonnie Donegan. With the help of skiffle lovers, Laurie sets out to discover the true role of this DIY music explosion in the development of popular music.
Producer Marya Burgess Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan.
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Afternoon Play: Talk

1854. In the criminal wing of Bethlem Hospital for the insane, painter Richard Dadd and poet Emily Clayton are caught in the middle, as two rival doctors seek to reform the treatment of the mentally ill. By Mark Wilson.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Richard Dadd
Unknown: Emily Clayton
Unknown: Mark Wilson.
Director: David Blount
Emily Clayton: Alison Pettltt
Richard Dadd: Nigel Anthony
George: Jonathan Tafler
Charles: Jonathan Keeble
Ward sister Grey: Joan Walker

: Making History

12/13. 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

: Five Sorry Tales

2/5. The Lepidoctor. Chris Langham reads Mick Jackson 's story about a little boy who discovers the secret of bringing butterflies back to life. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Mick Jackson

: Headstrong and Proud

2/5. Michael Crick joins members of the Headstrong Club in Lewes as they consider the work of Thomas Paine. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Crick
Unknown: Thomas Paine.

: Nice Work

2/5. In an age when women are succeeding in many careers that their mothers would never have considered, Philippa Lamb asks why there remain some jobs that still appear closed to them. And can men be persuaded to consider "women's work"? Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

8/9. The guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Sarah Tempest Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn .


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

2/6. 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 JaneBerthoud


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Antonio Forcione
Unknown: Stephen Frost

: The Archers

Tom calls in his debts.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from Gateshead, talking to singer Thomas Allen , who is directing Mozart's Cost Fan Tutte at the Sage, and to photographer Spencer Tunick , who is recruiting hundreds of local people to appear naked in his work. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Singer: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Spencer Tunick
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Reef

7/10. Turmoil and tension at Givre as more of the truth is laid bare for all four of the lovers. By Edith Wharton. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: File on 4

6/11. Ten years ago, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Radovan Karadzic , the former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, on charges of genocide. File on 4 examines the failure of the international community to bring Karadzic to trial and the implications this has for the fragile peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Producer Nick Hawton Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Radovan Karadzic
Producer: Nick Hawton

: 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

6/8. First Aid. Would you know what to do if someone in a restaurant started choking or a child had an asthma attack? First aid is no longer the sole responsibility of doctors and the St John Ambulance alone, everyone has a role to play - whether at a football match or witnessing a road accident. Dr Mark Porter reports on how the public can be trained to know what to do when faced with a medical incident.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Starlight

7/10. When Sel returns home to Las Vegas he takes Mam with him. "She looked like the cat who'd got the cream. 'It won't be a holiday, I'm going to take care of Selwyn.' By Laurie Graham. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Laurie Graham.

: Without a Paddle: the Malcolm Hardee Story

Arthur Smith recalls the life and extraordinary times of the comedian Malcolm Hardee, with contributions from bystanders and colleagues, including
Jeremy Hardy , Stewart Lee , Simon Munnery and Glenn Tilbrook. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Glenn Tilbrook.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Under Water toGet Out of the Rain

2/5. By Trevor Norton. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Trevor Norton.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece


: Westway

: Heart and Soul

From Mass to the Mosque (1/2)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Purple Hibiscus (3/10) For details see Sunday

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