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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Nauqhtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Susan Hulme and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Nauqhtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Daily Service

Presented by Becky Harris. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). John 11, vv17-27. The Day Draws on with Golden Light (Bairstow). The Strife is O'er ( Victory). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

3/5. It is now 1914 and Russia has entered into the war against Germany. Before long, the effects of the war and the first whispers of revolution have reached even Olga's remote Siberian town. By Stephanie Williams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Ben Polis explains how he triumphed over a childhood diagnosis of Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). And the programme asks if we are relying too much on ritalin to control behaviour.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Ben Polis

: Animal Show

3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lucy Baldwyn. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lucy Baldwyn.

: Riding the Bullet

The Royal Enfield Bullet may not be the world's fastest motorbike, it may not even be the most reliable, but it is certainly one of the best-loved.
Steve Carver examines how this distinctive bike with its unique engine sound and optional sidecar has changed lives worldwide.


Presenter: Steve Carver
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Dixon of Dock Green

5/6. Rock, Rattle and Roll. When a fanatical Spurs fan has his prized football rattle stolen, an FA cup-tie provides the perfect excuse for a weekend away in Blackpool for Andy and Mary. Bv Ted Willis. dramatised by Sue Rodwell.
Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Ted Willis.
Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe
PC Dixon: David Calder
PC Crawford: David Tennant
Mary: Charlie Brooks
Ben: Andrew Sachs
Jessie: Jacqueline Tonq
Jim: Stuart Crossman
Chris: Alex MacLaren

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

2/6. Kenneth Clarke and Steve Norrisjoin regulars
Roy Hattersley and Patrick Cormack to be quizzed on politics and politicians by Steve Richards. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Steve Norrisjoin
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Interviews

A year in the life of three children at a primary school seen through the eyes of their teacher and their parents. By Nick Warburton. Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Nick Warburton
Director: Sally Avens
Miss Salmon: Tracey Childs
Mr Zagorski: Henry Goodman
Steph: Kate Fleetwood
Frank: Richard Katz
Paula: Laura Elphlnstone

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in West Sussex. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardeninq Weather Forecast. Shortened
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question
Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]19


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five on Four

3/5. Nothing but Ghosts. "Afterwards, Ellen liked to say she had been to America, but the only place there's anything to tell about is Austin, Nevada, the International hotel, and Buddy. Buddy is the only one there is anything to tell about." By Judith Hermann , read by Britta Gartner. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judith Hermann
Read By: Britta Gartner.

: The Real Just So Stories

3/4. How the Giraffe Got Its Neck. For 200 years zoologists have assumed that the giraffe's neck evolved to enable it to reach the topmost leaves on trees. But the real explanation, Alistair McGowan learns, is rather less savoury. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: Thinking Allowed

Drinking alcohol has been a significant part of different cultures across the world. It has religious, familial, social and political meaning and has always played a key role in the production and expression of identity. Laurie Taylor discovers how the act of consuming or indeed abstaining from alcohol ties in with self-presentation, ethnicity, class and culture. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: 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 treatments for ear disorders such as vertigo and tinnitus, with testament from sufferers about how they cope With their conditions. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Heresy

4/6. Alan Davies , Sue Perkins and Michael Bywater are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched received opinions, such as "the English language is going to the dogs". David Baddiel chairs the proceedings. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Michael Bywater
Unknown: David Baddiel

: The Archers

Alistair eats some humble pie.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show and reports on Madagascar, the latest animated animal adventure film to arrive in British cinemas. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: John Wilson

: Animal Show

3/5. Elephant. There's something wrong between Rachel and Dhiraj, but just like the elephant in the room, no one's talking about it. By Lucy Baldwyn.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lucy Baldwyn.
Rachel: Lucy Akhurst
Dhiraj: Shiv Grewal
Ajay: Emil Marwa

: The Moral Maze

7/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Ian Hargreaves discuss the moral complexities behind one of the week's news stories. Producer David Coomes Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Whatever Happened to Anarchism?

1/2. Twenty years ago, while covering an anarchist conference, journalist Wayne Brittenden became fascinated with anarchism and the diversity of its members. Here he ponders on its heyday and the fate of a forgotten political movement.
Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Wayne Brittenden
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Can't Take, Won't Take

The NHS spends millions of pounds every year on medicines that people don't take. Vivienne Parry gets to the heart of our relationship with medicines, examining the issues and beliefs - from the guirky and practical, to the profound - that lie behind people's refusal to take medicines "as directed". Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

3/10. After the coup, Nawja begins a new life in London, but the ground is shifting. By Leila Aboulela. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: The Pickerskill Detentions

New series 1/4. A Pickerskill Excursion.
Dr Henry Pickerskill (Ian Richardson ), retired English master of - Haunchurst College for Boys, looks back on his most memorable detentions. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon.
producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Dr Henry Pickerskill
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Directed By: Andrew McGibbon.
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill: Ian Richardson
Stealgroynes: Phil Cornwell
Calman: Martin Hyder
Hindle-Rand: Dominic Hawksley
Smedley: Nick Romero

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

1/4. How to Poach an Egg. "Eggs are no different from most people. Drop them into hot water and they go to pieces." Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching on the big small challenges of life. Producer Jonguil Panting


Unknown: Guy Browning

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

3/5. Written by Stephanie Williams. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Written By: Stephanie Williams.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Africa (2/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Purple Hibiscus (9/10)
For details see Sunday

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