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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.55 August 1945 7/12. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: On the Ropes

6/6. John Humphrys talks to Professsor David Southall , who, after seeing a TV documentary, accused a man of murder. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: David Southall
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Radio Rage

3/4. The Typhoon of Talk Radio. Lucy Ash eavesdrops on controversial radio stations and programmes across four continents. Today we hear about Albert Cheng King-Hon in Hong Kong, whose programme Teacup in a Storm was famous for stinging attacks on everyone, including tycoons, government officials, Triads and the Chinese mafia. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Albert Cheng King-Hon
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

2/5. French Fries. William can't resist popping in for a portion of French fries at one of the plentiful fast food restaurants in Manhattan. Who can he blame for being so fat? And why haven't all the diets he has tried worked? He is introduced to Dr Robert Atkins - can this man be his salvation when others have failed? Memoirs of William Leith, read by John Sessions. For details see yesterday Repeatedl2.30am


Unknown: Dr Robert Atkins
Read By: John Sessions.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. 0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn). Psalm 74, vv1-3; 9-11; 22-23. Hear My Prayer, Oh Lord (Purcell). Do Not Be Afraid (Markland).
With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth and organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Marcus Farnsworth
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Low Road By Valerie Miner. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Valerie Miner.

: 400-Plus Club

Meet a serious twitcher who thinks nothing of driving
80,000 miles each year in pursuit of rarities. Presenter Howard Stableford discovers why it's now easier than ever to see 400 species of bird in the British Isles. His journey takes him into the realms of cheguebook birders, blockers, stringers and dippers, producer Brett westwood


Presenter: Howard Stableford
Unknown: British Isles.

: Conked Out - but Not Forgotten!

An affectionate profile of John Le Mesurier.

Over 20 years after his death, the urbane impression he left on the British entertainment scene remains indelible. This radio tribute to his unique talent naturally includes extracts from Dad's Army, for which he is perhaps best known in his role as Sergeant Wilson, but also discusses his Bafta-winning dramatic performance in Dennis Potter's Traitor, and his wistful vocal tones are heard in extracts from his 1976 album What's Going to Become of Us All? Interviewees include his widow Joan, Frank Williams, Jimmy Perry, Jonathan Cecil and Bill Pertwee, with an archive contribution from John himself. Presented by Ian Lavender.


Presenter: Ian Lavender
Interviewee: Joan Le Mesurier
Interviewee: Frank Williams
Interviewee: Jimmy Perry
Interviewee: Jonathan Cecil
Interviewee: Bill Pertwee
Producer: Neil Rosser

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Quality of Mercy

The prayer Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy) is used in almost every Christian church. From its biblical roots and its promotion by a travelling nun called Egeria. through to the great masses by Mozart, Bach and Haydn, we hear its long history. Producer Sara Conkey Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Eenie Meenie Macka Racka

Ten-year-old Jess masks the unhappiness of her broken home through a fantasy world. But her childish daydreams are punctured when she starts learning the truth about the adults surrounding her. By poet Julia Copus.
Director Jim Poyser


Unknown: Julia Copus.
Director: Jim Poyser
Jess: Poppy Rush
MrKahn: Vincent Ebrahim
Alice: Rosie Fleeshman
Mum: Sian Reeves
Siddeeq: Parvez Oadir

: Home Planet

4/13. Listeners' questions about the environment discussed by Richard Daniel and guests. producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planetljibbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Reggie Pepper Stories

2/5. Lines and Business. By PG Wodehouse. Reggie 's attempt to rescue a pal's broken engagement hinges entirely on whether a bulging baby can actually be trained to learn a crucial line of dialogue. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Pg Wodehouse. Reggie

: The Old Bill

2/5. Scale of Charges. From the detailed accounts of 18th-century harpsichord tuner Thomas Green we detect the instrument's eclipse by the new-fangled piano as it percolates down from the aristocracy to his regular customers. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Thomas Green

: Shop Talk

2/13. Heather Payton and her guests take a look at aristocratic businesses. Does having a title help or hinder you in the modern business world? Producer Julie Bail


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Julie Bail

: A Good Read

4/10. Writer Bella Bathurst and David Bell , Chief Inspector of Schools in England, talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite paperbacks. producer Christine Hall Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Bella Bathurst
Unknown: David Bell
Producer: Christine Hall

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Bearded Ladies

New series 1/6. The return of the sketch show that laughs out loud at our lives. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer carol smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Dave Lamb.

: The Archers

Emma comes of age.
For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Low Road

2/5. Valerie finds the original manifest of the SS Transylvannia, the ship on which her mother emigrated to America at the age of 19. By Valerie Miner. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: File on 4

11/11. An investigation into the performance of Britain's bus companies in which Alan Whitehouse uncovers poor reliability, safety failings and a regulatory system that is struggling to cope. So what are we getting for the millions of pounds of public money funnelled into the bus industry each year? Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse
Producer: David Lewis

: 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

: All in the Mind

3/6. In the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of the brain, Dr Raj Persaud examines the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy for people with bulimia. Producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Thirty-First of June

2/5. Sam experiences dungeon life and decides it's not for him. JB Priestley's comic fairy tale, read by Nicky Henson. For details see yesterday


Read By: Nicky Henson.

: The Department

5/6. Health. This week the secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your daily life tackles the state of the nation's health, and Victor is determined not to be photographed for his security pass. Comedy written and performed by Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producers Richard Grocock and JonNaismith


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

: A Gothic Quest

1/2. Madness, Murder and Monsters in the Lab
Novelist Louise Welsh has been fascinated by all things gothic ever since teenage angst made her turn her fingernails, hair, clothes, eyes and lips a kaleidoscope of black. She now considers what "gothic" really means, and why gothic literature still captures our imagination. Producer Jane Greenwood Part 2 tomorrow


Unknown: Louise Welsh
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

2/5. French Fries. Memoirs of William Leith. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: William Leith.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Digitising Dunhuang

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Goddesses (4/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance (3/5)
For details see Sunday

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