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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: 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 Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: On the Ropes

2/6. David Trimble. In his first major interview since losing his job in the May general election, the former Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble , talks to
John Humphrys about his journey from hero of the peace process to rejection by the voters.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Trimble.
Leader: David Trimble
Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Saudi Stories

4/5. The Writers. Stories from Saudi Arabian society. Bill Law hears from a professor who was sentenced to 200 lashes for criticising religious zealots, and a young journalist who is testing the limits of what she is allowed to write. Producer Mark Savage

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. Come, Gracious Spirit
(Hawkhurst). John 10, vv22-31. Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Tanner). Christ, Who Knows All His Sheep (Cambridge). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

2/5. After the revolution of 1905, life in Olga's town in Siberia continues as peacefully as before. it's not long, though, before the townspeople become aware of unrest elsewhere in Russia. By Stephanie Williams. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Animaxl Show
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Katie Hims. For d etails see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: International CricketEngland v Australia

The third and final match of the NatWest Challenge series at the Oval. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Jim Maxwell. Including News at 2.20.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximatetime


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: When the Future Was Green

Tony Blair came to power in 1997 promising to put the environment at the heart of government. But today, many in the environmental movement feel marginalised and betrayed by New Labour. Are the politicians to blame or is it time for green groups themselves to examine their tactics and their relationship with the Government? David Lomax reports. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: I Have a Cunning Pian

Just over 20 years after the wily Edmund Blackadder first appeared on our screens, producer John Lloyd tells the inside story of one of television's classic comedies. Rowan Atkinson , Tony Robinson , Richard Curtis and Stephen Fry are among those recalling the Blackadder years. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Edmund Blackadder
Producer: John Lloyd
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Libby Cross

: 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

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: World Sounds

New series 1 /3. Damon Albarn , Peter Gabriel , Ali Farka Toure , Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal are some of - the stars contributing to this introduction to world music, presented by Mark Coles , who asks where the term comes from and why the genre has proved to be SO popular. Producer Rebecca Stratford Repeated Saturday 3.30pm


Unknown: Damon Albarn
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Ali Farka Toure
Presented By: Mark Coles

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mapping the Soul

A scientist believes he has proved that there is no such thing as the soul. Meanwhile, an anatomist sets out to prove that the soul is a physical presence within the brain. But both are being watched by a shadowy figure. A poetic and haunting play by Lucy Gough. Director Peter Leslie Wild


Play By: Lucy Gough.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Soul: Emily Bruni
Anatomist: Michael Elwyn
Assistant: Oliver Ryan
Adam: Timothy Watson
Eve: Bella Merlin

: Making History

13/13. 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 on Four

2/5. Commission. In a remote and desolate corner of Australia, Vic finds his father, the man who disappeared from his life 27 years earlier. By Tim Winton , abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Michael Siberry. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Tim Winton
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Michael Siberry.

: The Real Just So Stories

2/4. How the Camel Got Its Hump. Alistair McGowan revisits Rudyard Kipling 's classic children's story and asks if the camel is really as obstinate and moody as Kipling said. And how, actually, did it come by that thing on its back? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: Nice Work

3/5. How would you feel if your colleagues knew your salary? Philippa Lamb visits two companies where this is standard practice. Producer Julie Ball


Producer: Julie Ball

: The Learning Curve

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


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

3/6. 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

Another door opens for Brenda.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, With Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Animal Show

2/5. Lizard. There's a bloke who comes in to June's cafe who obviously fancies her. But she thinks he looks like a lizard. By Katie Hims.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
June: Maggie O'Neill
Maureen: Susan Brown
Lizard: Tom Georgeson

: File on 4

7/11. How safe is it to blow the whistle on alleged wrongdoing in one of the country's most closed public services - the prison system? Jenny Cuffe investigates claims that staff and inmates are being victimised for making complaints. Producer Sally Chesworth Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: 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

7/8. Hearing and Balance. Ears control balance as well as hearing, as Dr Mark Porter discovers when he looks at the latest ideas on treatments for ear disorders such as vertigo and tinnitus. producer Beth Eastwood Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Roger Hearing.


Presented By: Roger Hearing.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

2/10. Privileged and pretty, only Nawja's love for an unsuitably left-wing fellow student threatens to upset her happiness, until outside events overtake her. By Leila Aboulela. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: The Department

New series 1/6. Crime and Punishment. The secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of daily life tackle crime and punishment while trying to fend off the spectre of their annual appraisal. Comedy written and performed by Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producers Richard Grocock and Jon Naismith


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Peter Dickson
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producers: Richard Grocock
Producers: Jon Naismith

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

2/5. By Stephanie Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Jig and Samba

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

From Mass to the Mosque (2/2)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Purple Hibiscus (8/10) For details see Sunday

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