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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Justin Webb.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.55 August 1945 1/12. A series marking the 60th anniversary of the events that brought the Second World War to an end: Nagasaki, Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender. Presented by Chris Lowe.
August 1945 producers Julia Adamson and Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
Presented By: Chris Lowe.
Producers: Julia Adamson
Producers: Rob Ketteridge

: Word 4 Word

New series 1/6. New Kids on the Block?
Dermot Murnaghan and his guests investigate our
- vernacular and what it tells us about Britain in 2005. With resident dialect expert Dr Clive Upton. This series forms part of the Voices project, which features a week of programmes across the BBC from 20 August.
Producer Julian May Repeated at 9.30pm EMAIL: word4word@bbc.co.iA RT DIRECT: Talking for Britain by Simon Elmes is available for £13.50 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Dr Clive Upton.
Unknown: Simon Elmes

: Olympic Stories

1/4. Sigrun Wodars. Representing the former German
Democratic Republic, athlete Sigrun Wodars won the 800m gold medal at the Seoul Games, running against Britain's Diane Modahl. Shortly before reunification, the GDR let pair train together but their conversations were monitored. Modahl travels to Germany to meet Wodars and to talk freely in a way that was never possible 17 years ago. Producer Rebecca Sandies


Unknown: Sigrun Wodars.
Unknown: Sigrun Wodars
Unknown: Diane Modahl.
Producer: Rebecca Sandies

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistere

3/5. Gardening in a foreign land means encountering foreign gardeners. By Bodil Maimsten. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Bodil Maimsten.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan). Luke 24, vv28-35. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy, arr Jackson). 0 Thou Who This Mysterious Bread (St Botolph). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Do Not Adjust Yourself
3/5. Alfie Flies Again. Written by Kate Perry.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Kate Perry.

: Captive!

Historian Julie Wheelwright investigates the life of her Puritan ancestor Esther Wheelwright , who, in 1703, was kidnapped as a child by the Abenaki nation of North
America She converted to Catholicism and became one of the leading political influences in the wars between the British and French in North America. Producer ArianeKoek


Unknown: Julie Wheelwright
Unknown: Esther Wheelwright

: Snap

2/6. Continuing Paul Mendelson 's sitcom about a couple trvinn tn rphi liiri thpir relationship after divorce.
Other parts played by the cast Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Rvan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Robin Weaver
Raymond: Jonathan Tafler
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Parliamentary Questions

4/6. Elinor Goodman and Neil Kinnock join regulars Roy Hattersley and Patrick Cormack to be quizzed on politics and politicians by Steve Richards. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Patrick CormacK
Unknown: Steve Richards.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Pilgrim's Way

In this spirited comedy by Niall Casserly , Tordujo is haunted by the demands of the past. A failed pilgrim on the path to Santiago de Compostela, he pesters travellers with Leonard Cohen songs and requests for cigarettes. Enter Tara, an Enqlishwoman with needs of her own.
Producer/Director DJ Britton


Comedy By: Niall Casserly
Unknown: Leonard Cohen
Tordujo: John McAndrew
Tara: Nickie Rainsford
La Abulea: Manon Edwards
La Sorda: Ruth Jones
Senora Mendieta: Christine Pritchard
Don Carlos: Bill Walls

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of the Sutton Garden Club, near Ely. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardeninq Weather Forecast, shortened rpt of sun 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Curly Tales

3/5. Two Encounters. An unexpected meeting on a business trip leads a man into a dark place in his own mina. By Roger Hyams , read by Paul Higgins. For details see Monday


Unknown: Roger Hyams
Read By: Paul Higgins.

: Classical Cuts

3/5. Dvorak's Largo. A look at the melody from the slow movement of a symphony by a Czech composer, living in America, that has become indelibly linked with an image Of Old England. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues coming out of the academic and research world. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

2/6 Dr Raj Persaud looks at new research that may help in the treatment of people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: About a Dog

1/3. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. Jack has a problem. Or rather, his owner/mistress does. And she needs to decide whether or not to move in with her boyfriend, Adrian, who likes designer leather furniture but doesn't like dogs. Written hu r,rapme Garden, from an idea by Debbie Barham. producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Debbie Barham.
Producer: Jon Naismith
Jack: Alan Davies
Sarah: Kate Ashfield
Adrian: Darren Boyd
Muriel: Deborah Norton

: The Archers

Kirsty hits the slopes. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news and reviews, with John Wilson.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Do Not Adjust Yourself

3/5. Alfie Flies Again. Driven demented by TV sets blaring out at the Golden Slumbers Nursing Home, Alfie (TP McKenna), a former air force fitness instructor, is forced to strike a deal with the matron. By Kate Perry. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kate Perry.

: The Commission

New series 1/8. Radio's own public enquiry series returns with the panel asking if miscarriages of justice caused by the evidence of expert witnesses can be prevented. Giving evidence is Angela Cannings , the mother wrongly jailed for the murder of her children. With Nick Ross. producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Angela Cannings
Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Sara Nathan

: The Lords Spiritual

2/2. The Church of England has 26 bishops in the House of Lords. But should religion have any place in Parliament? Presented by Andrew Brown. producer Phil Pegum Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Presented By: Andrew Brown.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Self-Made Things

2/5. Jonathan Miller discusses the history of our understanding of reproduction. Both Aristotle and Galen developed theories to explain how and why organisms reproduce. Much later, when William Harvey published On The Generation of Animals in 1651, the stage was set for biologists to uncover the mechanisms that enable living things to make themselves. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: William Harvey
Producer: John Watkins

: Word 4 Word

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Animal Farm

3/5. With Snowball gone, Napoleon cements his position and rewrites history. By George Orwell. For details see Mon


Unknown: George Orwell.

: The Pickerskill Detentions

4/4. The Black-Eyed Marketeer. Pickerskill recalls a detention from 1941. When Caiman is sent to detention for selling on high-class provisions, he 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 Quantick

: Guy Browning's Small Talk

4/4. How to Go to a Party. "When you step into a party, everyone is locked into hugely enjoyable conversations with popular, attractive people who are waiting to hate you." More practical life-coaching. Producer Jonquil Panting

: Shifting Load

Kate Bellingham joins the engineers, drivers and police officers who together combine to move massive loads on Britain's roads. Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: News

: Book of the Week: The Price of WaterIn Finistere

3/5. By Bodil Malmsten. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten.

: Analysis

: News

: World Stories

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Hiroshima - the Fallout

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (9/10)
For details see Sunday

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