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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Today

With James Naughtie 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 Canon David Winter.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

3/5. Orhan Pamuk considers the Turkish condition of huzun, a type of melancholy that seems to infuse the very stones of post-Ottoman Istanbul. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk

: Daily Service

Presented by Fr Philip Sumner. O Breath of Love, Come Breathe within Us (Spiritus Vitae). Nehemiah 9, W16-21. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Bevan). Father of Heaven, Whose Love Profound (Rievaulx). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Fr Philip Sumner.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Soldiers' Wives By Sarah Daniels. 3/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: Mishkids: Living with the Consequences

There are thousands of children who live with the consequences of their parents' calling. They are missionary children, more familiarly known as Mishkids or MKs. Edi Stark hears their personal stories.
Producer Anna Scott-Brown


Producer: Anna Scott-Brown

: Dixon of Dock Green

6/6. Roaring Boy. Mary and Andy have some exciting news for George, but he is nowhere to be found. On the other side of Dock Green, a desperate young man with a gun is on the run. 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
Doug: Carl Prekopp
Diana: Hayley Doherty

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

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


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

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chacabuco

Travel writer Dan Miller is writing a piece on the Atacama desert in Chile, but he is jaded by years of travelling and remains untouched by the country's spectacular beauty.
Until, that is, his tour guide takes him off the tourist trail, and he hears the story of Francisco Morales. Written by Nigel Richardson.
Producer/Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Dan Miller
Unknown: Francisco Morales.
Written By: Nigel Richardson.
Director: Karen Rose
Dan: Ewan Bailey
Jorge: Alan Turner
Judy: Susannah Corbett
Pedros: Arturo Venegas
Francisco: Morales Himself

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in Lincolnshire. Chaired by Eric Robson. including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. at 2pm
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: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Original Shorts

3/5. Dream Lovers. In Sean Carson 's short-story debut, Mark and Kate believe that two people could experience the same dream. But where might that leave their respective partners? Read by Michael Simkins. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sean Carson
Read By: Michael Simkins.

: Being Yourself

3/5. Writer and TV presenter Ian Clayton finds himself reflecting on the nature of fame when he meets first an Ian Clayton based at Wigan Pier in Lancashire, then a namesake in Skipton. The first one doesn't know him from Adam, the second is a fan who'd quite like to be him. For details see Monday


Presenter: Ian Clayton
Unknown: Ian Clayton

: Thinking Allowed

Disco. From the New York gay scene to Annabel's the aristocratic watering-hole in London's Berkeley Square, music journalist Peter Shapier traces the history of the music that "taste forgot" when he talks to Laurie Taylor.
Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Peter Shapier
Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

8/8. Homeopathy. Dr Mark Porter explores the relationship between homeopathy and orthodox medicine, in conversation with experts. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Heresy

5/6. Frank Skinner , Armando lannucci and Sue Perkins are among the panellists challenging some of our most entrenched received opinions, such as "it would be great to be young again". David Baddiel chairs the proceedings. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: David Baddiel
Producer: Brian King

: The Archers

Lynda finds a new best friend. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Kirsty Pope


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Soldiers' Wives

3/5. When the padre and the major's wife arrive on her front doorstep, Anne (Suzanna Hamilton ) fears the worst. By Sarah Daniels.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: The Moral Maze

8/9. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Claire Fox , 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Whatever Happened to Anarchism?

2/2. Far from the stereotype of bearded bombers, figures such as Gandhi, Tolstoy and Thoreau had strong anarchist credentials. In his concluding talk on this almost forgotten strain of political thought, Wayne Brittenden asks anarchist historian Peter Marshall whether there is any future for libertarian socialism in an age of globalised economy. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Wayne Brittenden
Unknown: Peter Marshall
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Moon Trees

Scattered around Earth are hundreds of living things that have been to the Moon and back again - and most of them are missing. They're "Moon trees", grown from seeds that travelled to the Moon and back in the pocket of one of the astronauts on Apollo 14. Richard Black goes in search of this lost piece of space history. Producer Gabi Fisher


Unknown: Richard Black
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

8/10. The strength of their faith is drawing Nawja and her employer's younger brother, Tamer, ever closer. By Leila Aboulela. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: The Pickerskill Detentions

2/4. The Black-Eyed Marketeer. Pickerskill recalls a detention from 1941. Caiman's father is the Under-Minister of Wartime Provisions, so he can ensure his son gets only the best food. When the boy is sent to detention for selling on high-class provisions, Caiman soon discovers his father's black-market connections are no match for the Luftwaffe. Written and directed by Andrew McGibbon.
Producers Jonathan Ruffle and Andrew McGibbon


Directed By: Andrew McGibbon.
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill: Ian Richardson
Caiman: Martin Hyder
Moorcroft: Phil Cornwell
Smedley: Nick Romero
Hindle-Rand: Dominic Hawksley
ARP warden: David Ouantick

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

2/4. Duvet Control. "Losing control of the duvet can lead to the inevitable deterioration of your relationship, the undermining of your self-confidence, a slide into drug dependency, petty crime, prostitution, ill health, madness and early death." Comedian Guy Browning provides practical life-coaching on the big small challenges of life. Producer Jonquil 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: Istanbul

3/5. By Orhan Pamuk. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk.

: Analysis

: News

: World Stories

: The Music Biz

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Evening in the Palace of Reason
(4/5) For details see Sunday

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