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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Between Ourselves

6/8. Community Activists. Olivia O'Leary meets two dedicated local campaigners who work tirelessly for their communities. Producer Karen Gregor Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Karen Gregor

: A Further Five Numbers

5/5. 1,729 is the the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two cubed numbers in two different ways. Mathematicians are in competition to find similar numbers (with higher powers) as their properties hold the key to securing financial transactions over the internet. Simon Singh concludes his investigation of key numbers in maths. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Simon Singh
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Daily Service

Continuing a week of pilgrimage. Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. From the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Thessalonica. Who Would True Valour See (Monkgate). We Rest on Thee (Highwood).
For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewell's Apology

2/5. Accusations of witchcraft have begun in Salem village. The panic spreads rapidly as the afflicted girls start to name respected members of the community. By Richard Francis For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Francis

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Cashcows By April DeAngelis. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

1/9. Great Ape Conservation. As politicians and conservationists meet in the Congo to thrash out policies aimed at protecting the dwindling populations of great apes around the world, Paul Evans finds out what really matters to the people who live alongside these apes. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

6/6. Hyacinth Bucket. "The Bouquet residence, the lady of the house speaking." It takes a brave man to explore Hyacinth but Barry Cryer does just that. Written by Mike Barfield. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Written By: Mike Barfield.
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

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Pinafores, Buttercups and Bagels

As the curtain rises on Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore, Little Buttercup's offers of bagels, knishes and latkes seem strangely out of place with this parody of Englishness. This may well be Gilbert and Sullivan, but in a parallel universe. Ian Bradley travels to New York to meet those in the Gilbert and Sullivan Yiddish Light Opera
Company whose efforts to cross a most unlikely cultural bridge have led to surprising results.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

4/4. The Admirer. Mma Ramotswe makes an unhappy discovery and Mma Makutsi finds an admirer at the Kalahari Typing School for Men. Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Mma Ramotswe
Unknown: Mma Makutsi
Dramatised By: Alexander McCall Smith.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mr JLB Matekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mma Selelipeng: Ndidi Ama
DrMoffat: William Gaminara
Motheleli: Gbemisola Lkumelo
Bernard: Paterson Joseph

: Home Planet

10/13. Richard Daniel discusses listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planetS>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun

2/5. Goblin Market. By Christina Rossetti. Two young sisters are tempted by goblins to purchase their fruit. Despite the warning example of a local girl who wasted away after eating the goblins' wares, Laura cannot resist. Read by Daniela Denby-Ashe . For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christina Rossetti.
Read By: Daniela Denby-Ashe

: Five Shapes

2/5. The Pyramid. Egyptian mausoleums, the entrance to the Louvre and tetrahedral tea bags are well-known. But this rather hierarchical shape is remarkably rare in the manufactured world. Look under the microscope, though, and they are everywhere. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

8/13. Once, social anthropologists were to be found observing tribal behaviour. Today they're more likely to be studying working patterns in the office or watching consumers interact with products in their homes. Heather Payton and her guests discuss the increasing role of anthropology in business. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

10/10. Comedian, broadcaster and RT columnist
Phill Jupitus and the writer Candace Allen join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about their three favourite paperbacks. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Candace Allen
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.

: Old Harry's Game

New series 1/4. Andy Hamilton's hellish comedy has Satan under unprecedented pressure in the first episode. Mankind is now so sinful that they're all coming to hell and the place is full to bursting. The only way to stop the flow is to persuade humanity to be good - but that's quite a tall order for the Prince of Darkness.
With Philip Pope, Nick Revell and Michael Fenton Stevens.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

Old Harry's Game
6.30pm R4 If satire has evolved beyond jokes about Scotsmen and Margaret Thatcher, you wouldn't know it from Old Harry's Game. A shame, since it has an engaging premise: sin has soared and Hell is overflowing. Writer Andy Hamilton [Not the Nine o'Clock News, Drop the Dead Donkey] gives himself the best lines as Satan, such as when his mobile rings: "Hello? Speaking. Yes I am happy with my power supply." This first of four episodes also includes amusing verdicts on agnostics ("atheists with an element of cowardice") and God ("Good at thinking out of the box"). Though suspiciously reminiscent of Blackadder, the double act of Satan and his henchman Scumspawn is amusing, and augurs mildly promisingly for this new series. (Bruno MacDonald)


Writer: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
God: David Swift
[Actor]: Philip Pope
[Actor]: Nick Revell
[Actor]: Michael Fenton Stevens

: The Archers

Tony fights for his principles.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine programme, with news. reviews and interviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Cashcows

2/5. The Elderly Mother the Care Home Assistant and the Midwife. By April De Angelis.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: De Angelis.

: Return of the Atom

A look back at the history of the British nuclear industry as it promises - some would say threatens - a return to favour. Denys Blakeway talks to the scientists who had the dream, the engineers who built the first nuclear reactors and the politicians who were seduced by the idea of limitless energy. Producer Mark Savage Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Talks: Denys Blakeway

: 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

3/8. Coronary Heart Disease. This is a common condition that leads to angina and heart attacks when the wall of the arteries become narrowed. Dr Mark Porter explores the current options of treatment, from bypass surgery to angioplasty, and asks how to prevent the condition. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Between Ourselves

6/8. Community Activists. Olivia O'Leary meets two dedicated local campaigners. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

7/10. An extraordinary day at Madame Vauquer 's as Vautrin's cover is blown. Balzac's classic, set in 1819, is read by Benedict CumberbatCh. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Madame Vauquer
Read By: Benedict Cumberbatch.

: Happy Families

3/4. Mum's the Word. Inspired by Phillip Larkin , comic actress Lynn Ferguson recounts a bittersweet monologue on the travails of motherhood. Producer Jon Mountague


Unknown: Phillip Larkin
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Producer: Jon Mountague

: A Stylish Story

What would happen if a child's trip to the dentist was reported in numerous different versions: as news, as comedy, as biography, as tragedy? With the help of interviews and the words of playwright Nick Fisher , one simple, short visit is retold again and again. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Nick Fisher
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: News

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

2/5. By Richard Francis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Francis.

: Analysis

: News

: Westway

: News

: News

: Outlook

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