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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Word 4 Word

5/6. Dermot Murnaghan continues his investigations into dialect and the way we speak.
Under the Influence. Speech is conditioned by influences both recent and remote. The joys of Scouse owe a huge debt to the arrival 150 years ago of Irish fleeing the famine, and today's young vernacular across the country is being shaped by the West Indian and Indian speech of musicians. Producer Simon Elmes Shortened repeat at 9.30pm EMAIL: word4word@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

3/5. What's for You Won't Go by You. This pithy motto quoted endlessly by a remote (in every sense of the word) Scottish farmer wears thin when he goes on a date with a sophisticated London actress, especially after he books a room for their first date. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep (Buckland). Psalm 119, vv12H28. Teach Me,
0 Lord (Attwood). 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Day of Rest). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Valley of the Dolls

By Jacqueline Susann.
8/15. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Mapping the Town

4/6. Bournemouth. The archetype of seaside towns,
Bournemouth was purpose-built. It didn't exist until the early 1800s and was planned and controlled meticulously. Once a restricted town of large villas and gentlefolk, it has evolved through the ages to become the hot spot it is today. Julian Richards traces the roots of the town, from smuggling paradise to disco heaven, producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Snap

6/6. Doug and Molly's attempts to slowly rebuild their romance after divorce develop momentum. Molly discovers she's pregnant; it was the unplanned pregnancy after they first dated that forced them into marriage. Is history repeating itself? And how do they explain it to their children? Haven't they learned anything about contraception during 16 years of marriage? By Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jesse Sullivan
Dawn/Waitress: Robin Weaver
Raymond/Alistair: Jonathan Taller
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz

2/6. Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their paces. This week Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Marguerite Patten are among the guests trying to figure out how cherries were used to warm beds, which country banned chewing gum, and what drink, according to George Orwell , is a mainstay Of Civilisation in this country. Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: George Orwell
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Soldier Boy

John returns a day early from Iraq, on leave to his pregnant wife, young son and their home in an army barracks. Claire soon realises that something is wrong and their two worlds - of isolated domesticity and major violent events - collide. John also begins to resent the time Claire spends with Adam, a young paraplegic she is carina for. Bv Nell Levshon.
Music Steve Brooke Producer/Director Susan Roberts


Music: Steve Brooke
Director: Susan Roberts
Claire: Gillian Kearney
John: Jack Ryder
Adam: James Nickerson
Lewis: Carter Dowland

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in north Wales. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Shortened at 2pm

: Five Short Stories by AE Coppard

3/5. Adam and Eve and Pinch Me. All is well in the world of Jaffa Codling. The sun is shining, his children are playing in the garden. Nothing could be better. But as he enters the house something sinister happens. For details see Monday

: Streetlife

3/5. The private life of the London pigeon, still going strong despite the ban in Trafalgar Square, has the attention of Matthew Parris as he continues his exploration of London's wildlife. He also investigates the greening of the City's roofs to create living space for birds and insects among the high-flyers of London's financial and business districts. For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Thinking Allowed

In recent years more and more women have taken on the role of bouncer, once a male-dominated arena. Laurie Taylor walks the streets of London's Soho to speak to female bouncers - or door supervisors - to find out what kinds of skills and resources they bring to the job, and why they are more in demand than ever before. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Peter Cook in His Own Words

1/4. Michael Palin trawls Peter Cook 's back catalogue for the funniest, rarest and silliest interviews and sketches Cook ever recorded.
High Table at Radley School through to Beyond the Fringe Featuring Cook discussing life at school, writing comedy at Cambridge, and his first encounter with Dudley Moore. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Jill does some detective work.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang chairs the arts show and meets
David Harrington of the Kronos string quartet, whose latest disc is inspired by the music from Bollywood films and features the singer Asha Bhosle. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: David Harrington
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Valley of the Dolls

8/15. Newly married Jennifer visits Neely in Hollywood.
Neely's studio schedule is taking its toll on her life and her marriage. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Commission

5/8. Bad Parents. Nick Ross asks why, if you need a licence to drive a car, to own a dog or a CB radio, you don't need to pass any test, beyond the fertility test. to have a baby? Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Sara Nathan

: The Brandreth Rules: Party Conferences

1/3. Surviving. As the political parties prepare to migrate to the seaside, Gyles Brandreth , former MP and government minister, lays down his rules for surviving the conference season.
Producer Chris Bond Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: The Goldilocks Planet

Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno meets the scientists looking for life elsewhere in the cosmos. They're hoping to find Earth's twin - a planet not too hot like Venus or too cold like Mars, but just right to sustain life - a Goldilocks planet in another solar System. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Producer: John Byrne

: Word 4 Word

5/6. Under the Influence. With Dermot Murnaghan. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan.

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

8/10. Kit is in a state of shock; she flees into the desert where she embarks on an extraordinary journey. By Paul Bowles. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Bowles.

: Political Animal

Edinburgh Festival Special. Hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , a gathering of comedians from all parts of the spectrum to perform exclusively political material in front Of a live audience. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Proper Vehicle of Passion

1/2. A Cathedral Surrounded by a Blur. Writer
Julian Barnes and biographer Hermione Lee follow in the tyre tracks of a journey around France made by Henry James and Edith Wharton in 1907. Today, from Chartres to Bourges. Part 2 tomorrow at 11.30pm Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Edith Wharton

: News

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

3/5. By Patricia Warren. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Patricia Warren.

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Discovery

What Is Life? (4/5)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (14/15)
For details see Sunday


Unknown: Don Quixote

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