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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Akhandadhi Das.

8.55 August 1945
8/12. (For details see Saturday)


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das

: Word 4 Word

2/6. Contains Strong Language. Dermot Murnaghan and his guests investigate our vernacular and what it tells us about Britain in 2005. With resident dialect expert Dr Clive Upton. Today they meet Ulster Scots who have retained their linguistic connection with the Scottish mainland.
Producer Laurence Grissell Rptd at 9.30pm EMAIL: word4word@bbc.co.uk RT DIRECT: Talking for Britain by Simon Elmes is available for E13.50 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Unknown: Dr Clive Upton.
Producer: Laurence Grissell Rptd
Unknown: Simon Elmes

: Olympic Stories

2/4. David Grindley. In 1992, aged 19, David Grindley won a bronze medal as part of Britain's 4x400m relay team in Barcelona. A year later, injury shattered his dreams of a glittering career. Here former 800m champion Diane Modahl talks to him. Producer Rebecca Sandles


Unknown: David Grindley.
Unknown: David Grindley
Talks: Diane Modahl
Producer: Rebecca Sandles

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

3/5. Dr Robert C Atkins. William interviews the diet guru and immediately starts a low-carb diet. He starts to lose weight, but meanwhile the world is getting fatter. And 45 days after the interview Dr Atkins is in a coma fighting for his life. Memoirs Of William Leith. For details see Mon Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Dr Robert C Atkins.
Unknown: William Leith.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. My God, How
Wonderful Thou Art (Westminster). Isaiah 63, vv7-10;1S-16. We Wait for Thy Loving Kindness (McKie). God Is Love: Let Heav'n Adore Him (Hyfrydol). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Low Road

By Valerie Miner.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetailsseedramarepeat7.45pm


Unknown: Valerie Miner.

: Mapping the Town

New series 1/6. Blaenavon. The series that looks tor a town or city's past in its present returns with a visit to
Blaenavon in South Wales, a town built on iron. Families had barely scratched a living by mining iron ore in the hills around Blaenavon since Norman times, but the coming of the Industrial Revolution changed everything. Thousands came seeking work in the new foundries of South Wales and soon Blaenavon had enough residents to support 48 pubs and 18 chapels, and so a town was born.
Julian Richards tells the story of the Industrial Revolution and maps the building of Blaenavon. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Snap

3/6. Continuing Paul Mendelson 's sitcom about a couple trying to rebuild their relationship after divorce. Today, Doug's mother hampers their efforts.
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
Ryan: Jessie Sullivan
Dawn: Robin Weaver
Raymond: Jonathan Taller
Annie: Marlene Sidaway

: You and Yours

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

5/6. 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 at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Malingerer's Manual

Is there ever anything you wish you could get out of? A meeting at work? Dinner with the in-laws? Well Rupert needs to get out of his wedding, and with the aid of the Malingerer's Manual he learns how to get stuck in traffic, develop a cold and invent every excuse in the book and still feel guilt-free. Not that it helps him. By Gary Ogin.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Gary Ogin.
Director: Jeremy Howe
Rupert: Andy Taylor
Jemima: Katherine Heath
George: Rupert Vansittart
DrHausmann: Christian Rodska
The Excuseline: Melanie Hudson
DrGrimchuk: Paul Humpoletz
Deepvoice: Paul Dodgson
Mrs Brahms: Phyllida Nash

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of the Leigh-on-Sea Horticultural Society, Essex. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened at 2pm


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

: The Reggie Pepper Stories

3/5. Disentangling Old Percy. By PG Wodehouse. Reggie is summoned by the fearful Florence Craye. The trouble is, even when Florence pats you on the head, she does it with her knuckles. Read by Martin Jarvis. For details see Monday


Unknown: Florence Craye.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: The Old Bill

3/5 Ringing the Changes. The churchwardens' accounts of Prescot in Lancashire reflect the turbulent changes from Henry VIII 's break with Rome to Cromwell's Commonwealth. For details see Monday


Unknown: Henry Viii

: Thinking Allowed

The Norfolk Park Housing Estate in Sheffield comprised 15 higl i-rise blocks set in rolling parkland. In the early
1990s the decision was taken to demolish the towers and redevelop the estate. Ten years on, most residents are still waiting to be rehoused. Laurie Taylor visits the estate and asks what went wrong. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

3/6. Dr Raj Persaud looks at cognitive behavioural therapy for those With bulimia. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: About a Dog

2/3. We Was Robbed! If Sarah drew up an A-Z of her problems, "Boyfriend" would now be joined by "Blackmail" and "Burglars", followed closely by "Conniving Caretaker", and then, of course, "Dog". Jack the dog doesn't quite see it that way, but he does think he can sniff out a connection. By Graeme Garden , from an idea by Debbie Barham.
Producer Jon Naismith


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

: The Archers

Tom's lacking in parental support. For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film The Island, a thriller starring Ewan McGregor that mixes ideas about the future of human cloning with car chases and gunfights. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Ewan McGregor
Producer: Erin Riley

: The Low Road

3/5. Valerie finds traces of her grandparents and their
14 children, now scattered to the four corners of the earth. By Valerie Miner. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: The Commission

2/8. Is International Law an International Failure?
With events in Iraq, Mugabe's dictatorship, the anniversary of Rwanda's genocide and the situation in Darfur in the spotlight, Nick Ross questions the effectiveness of international law. Producer Sara Nathan Rptd SaturdaylO.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross

: The House of Ladies

1/3. The Trailblazers. Political journalist Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members in the House of Lords. She hears about their battles with protocol, their maiden speeches and the long search for ladies'loos. Producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Julia Langdon
Producer: Susan Marling

: Self-Made Things

3/5. Jonathan Miller continues his discussion of the history of our understanding of reproduction. Today he takes a look at the long struggle to identify the cell as the central component of living organisms. Although Robert Hooke is sometimes credited with its discovery in the 17th century, it was only 200 years later that we came to understand what a cell is. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Robert Hooke
Producer: John Watkins

: Word 4 Word

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Carrie Gracie.


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Thirty-First of June

3/5. The plot thickens. JB Priestley's fairy tale is read by Nicky Henson. For details see Mon


Read By: Nicky Henson.

: Dedicated Troublemaker

1/3. Comedian Mark Steel revisits his home town of Swanley, Kent. performing a live gig, searching for old acquaintances and testing the locals for their sense of humour. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Katie Marsden

: A Gothic Quest

2/2. Graveyards, Glamour and Celluloid Ghosts
Louise Welsh considers what "gothic" really means. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Louise Welsh

: News

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

3/5. Dr Robert C Atkins. Read by John Sessions. Rptd from9.45am


Unknown: Dr Robert C Atkins.
Read By: John Sessions.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

What Is Life? (1/5)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance (4/5) For details see Sunday

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