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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Between Ourselves

4/8. Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Olivia O'Leary and her two guests talk about a little known and misunderstood Condition. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: A Further Five Numbers

3/5. Simon Singh looks into the history and merits of some of the most special numbers in maths.
6: the number six is a rare "perfect" number, once revered by ancient civilisations. It's now emerging as the key to understanding the nature of social networks and is offering new insights about all sorts of other connections, from electric power grids to the nerve-cell grouping in the human brain. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Daily Service

Christ is the World's True Light (Darmstadt).
Matthew 5, WI7-20; 43-48.
Here on the Threshold of a New Beginning (Advenit).
Let There Be Love (Bilbrough).


Presenter: Nigel Swinford
Director of music: Gordon Stewart

: Book of the Week: The Planets

2/5. Mercury and Jupiter. Dava Sobel explores how Mercury gained its mythological status as a messenger and how human perception of Jupiter's great red spot has evolved through the centuries. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Valley of the Dolls

By Jacqueline Susann.
12/15. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Creative Genius

3/3. Unravelling the psychology, science and myth behind creativity Ian Peacock tries to find out if anyone can be a creative genius. Today he finds out what techniques he can borrow from business and beyond to maximise his Own creativity. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Ian Peacock

: Six Characters In Search of an Answer

4/6. Sandra. The character of Sandra Hutchinson (played by Nerys Hughes) from The Liver Birds is the focus of this week's programme as Barry Cryer explores the pretensions of a Liverpudlian lass out for fun, frolic and finding a husband.


Presenter: Barry Cryer
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Complete Conductor

1/2. The great conductors are among the most powerful and glamorous figures in the classical music world. Yet on the concert platform, they alone make no music. Michael Brearley , psychoanalyst and former cricketer, talks to conductors, managers and players to uncover the secrets of the art of conducting. Producer Martin Smith Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Music: Michael Brearley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

2/4. The Confession. Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, has to find two women wronged in the past by her client, Mr Molefelo. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Mr Molefelo.
Dramatised By: Alexander McCall Smith.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
MrJLBMatekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mma Potokwane: Janice Acquah
Clerk: Emmanuel Ighodaro
Mr Molefelo: Ben Onwukwe
Mma Seipone: Alibe Parsons

: Home Planet

8/13. Richard Daniel is joined by a panel of specialists to discuss listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: I Want to Be Alone

2/5. On Top of the World. "This was the world as it should be - without mankind." A woman's feelings of alienation and isolation are embodied in the frozen landscape of the Arctic. Written by Bernadine Evaristo and read by Adjoa
^Andoh. For details see yesterday


Written By: Bernadine Evaristo

: Who Ate All the Pies?

2/4. Does anyone eat Sussex churdles anymore?
Ian McMillan takes a look at the recipe, which involves liver, bacon, vegetables and a cheese topping. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Shop Talk

6/13. "Blogging" is one of the buzzwords of the moment, as consumers, CEOs and sole traders use their online diaries to tell the world what's on their mind. Heather Payton and her guests discuss whether this glut of information is good for business. Producer Richard Fenton-Smith


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Richard Fenton-Smith

: A Good Read

8/10. Comedian Simon Evans and poet Matt Harvey join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about their three favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday atllpm


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Bearded Ladies

5/6. The sketch show where everyday situations are taken to new heights - and then a bit further. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina , 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

Jack shows where his loyalties lie.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and revisits the dawning of the Age of Aquarius with a re-assessment of the 1967 musical Hair. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Valley of the Dolls

12/15.1959: Now the sex siren of French films, Jennifer returns to America. Continuing the 1960s bestseller by Jacqueline Susann in which three women become friends as they carve out careers in the entertainment industry. For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann

: In Failing Health - the Inside Story of the WHO

2/2. Since its creation in 1948, the World Health
Organisation has been striving to achieve the highest possible level of health for everyone in the world. Allan Urry asks how well it's measuring up to the new challenges of a new century.
Producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

: Case Notes

New series 1/8. Back to School. It's back to school this week for most children in England and Wales. As this is a stressful time for parents and kids alike,
Dr Mark Porter gives advice on the latest treatments for conditions likely to affect schoolchildren - everything from headlice to bedwetting.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Between Ourselves

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Corduroy

2/5. The young farm apprentice gets himself properly shod at the village shop and takes a farm horse to the blacksmith. Written by Adrian Bell , abridged by Roy Apps and read by Robert Glenister. For details see yesterday


Written By: Adrian Bell
Abridged By: Roy Apps
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: Happy Families

New series 1/4. Jackie Clune explains what it's like to be expecting triplets, in the series in which parents who are also comedians explore their comic take on the highs and lows of having children. Written and performed by Jackie Clune , Maria McErlane and Al Collingwood. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Jackie Clune
Unknown: Jackie Clune
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Al Collingwood.
Producer: Claire Bartlett

: Talking to Things

Wall! 0 Wall! 0 Sweet, 0 Lovely Wall! Why do people sometimes attempt conversation with inanimate objects and non-humans? Drawing evidence from a tree-talker, Keats, an owl whisperer and a witch, Ray Brown investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Book of the Week: The Planets

2/5. By Dava Sobel. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dava Sobel.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Searching for Wilderness

: Westway

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Planet of the Apes (3/5) For details see Sunday and yesterday

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