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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: 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 Joel Edwards.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and her guests engage in diverse and lively conversation. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaquiss from the Holy Monastery of St John the Forerunner, Larissa. Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (Servant song). Ach arme welt (Brahms). Ubi Caritas (Taize). For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss
Unknown: St John

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

3/5. Sewall is beginning to be troubled; a confession ot guilt can save the accused, yet most protest their innocence and go to the gallows. By Richard Francis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Francis.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Cashcows By April De Angelis. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: De Angelis.

: Landscape without White Bungalow

The coastline of Donegal has changed from a wild and often uninhabited place to a landscape covered in bungalows. They have been built mainly by local farmers wanting to move from traditional cottages and by weekending "townies" looking for cheap countryside idylls. Reporter Kevin Connolly follows a local artist trying to capture the Donegal she remembers as a child. He explores the relationship between land, memory and artist and whether a holiday economy is inevitable for Such a coastline. Producer Rachel Hooper


Reporter: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Hopes and Desires

3/3. Toad Squad. Another comedy in this series about unconscious longings. Reg, bitter at being retired prematurely, finds a toad crushed on the road as it was crossing to its mating grounds. Now Reg has a mission. In future no toad will end up looking like a flattened gardening glove. Written by Nick Warburton.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Written By: Nick Warburton.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Reg: Philip Jackson
Bel: Amanda Root
Mr Topping: Jonathan Coy

: You and Yours

Topical consumer news and reports, presented by John Waite and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz ,

5/6. Clement Freud and Sophie Grisgson are among food critic and journalist Jay Rayner 's gastronomic guests attempting to discover what a polonaise is, where the name oregano comes from, and what tipple the actress Sarah Miles starts her day with. producer Rebecca wells


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Sophie Grisgson
Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Sarah Miles

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Seven Women and The 12-Pound Look

A double bill of two beautiful J.M. Barrie short plays adapted and directed by Julia McKenzie.

Seven Women
A witty piece about childhood reunion and eccentric womanhood.

The 12-Pound Look
A man confronts his past
Producer Bruce Hyman


Directed By: Julia McKenzie.
Producer: Bruce Hyman
JM Barrie: Bill Paterson
Tovey: Benedict Cumberbatch
MrsTovey: Diana Quick
Rattray: Alexander Armstrong
Leonora: Harriet Walter
JM Barrie: Bill Paterson
Lady Sims: Joanna David
Harry: Anton Rodgers
Tombes: Colin Haigh
Kate: Maureen Lipman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Fiowerdew and Anne SwitninDarm answer questions sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Anne Switnindarm
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun

3/5. The Ghosts from Hiawatha. By Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow. Hiawatha receives a visitation from the land of the dead. Read by Geoffrey Whitehead. For details see Mon


Unknown: Henry Wadsworth
Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.

: Five Shapes

3/5. The Sphere. Nature has no problem making them: raindrops are spheres - not tear-shaped. But building a perfect sphere remains a challenge for architects and engineers. With Marcus du Sautov. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcus du Sautov.

: Thinking Allowed

Exactly how much influence does celebrity culture have on contemporary society? Laurie Taylor explores such issues as the part celebrities play in our national or cultural identities and if celebrities articulate constructions of gender, age, class and sexuality. He also asks since when has celebrity culture become a serious subject to study. Is it more "bling bling" than the academic real thing? Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

3/8 Coronary Heart Disease. Dr Mark Porter explores the current options of treatment, from bypass surgery to angioplasty, and asks how to prevent the condition. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Peter Cook in His Own Words

4/4 Michael Palin presents a selection of the rarest, funniest and silliest monologues, interviews and sketches that Cook ever recorded. Featuring footage from the mid-1980s through to the 1990s. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Michael Palin
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Emma faces a bleak future.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Cashcows

3/5. The Midwife, the Actress, and the Mother of Two. By April De Angelis.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: De Angelis.

: The Commission

8/8. The Commission of Commissions. Nick Ross asks three senior politicians to decide which recommendations they would like to see made into law.
Producer Anne Reeveli Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Anne Reeveli

: The MPs Roadshow

1/3. A series profiling six young MPs, eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty. Ed Vaizey is the youngest "Tory grandee". Almost as soon as he joined the party he found favour with senior front-benchers, but in his constituency he displays a rebellious streak.
Nia Griffith has a very different background. She's a classic product of student activism, but in Llanelli she's well known for her focus on local issues and local politics. Producer Paul Vickers Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Ed Vaizey
Unknown: Nia Griffith
Producer: Paul Vickers

: The Architecture of Health

2/2. The "factory" hospital has had its day. Research proves that more humane settings for healthcare aid recovery, while advancing technology means treatment can be delivered locally. Sheena McDonald reports on intelligent hospital design from around the world. producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Susan Marling

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

8/10. As Eugene's prospects brighten further, Goriot's unconditional love for his daughters is once more put to the test. By Honoré de Balzac. For details see Monday

: Weak at the Top

3/4. Knowing Your Unions. Randy, devious, sexist and workshy, John Weak puts the man into management. Weak discovers there's nothing legally binding about a legally binding contract. Comedy series written by Guy Browning and starring Alexander Armstrong.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: John Weak
Written By: Guy Browning
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong.
John: Alexander Armstrong
Hayley: Clare Perkins
Sir Marcus: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bill: Ron Cook
Tim: Ewan Bailey
Giles: Stephen Critchlow

: Science at Sea

1/3. Joseph Banks : a Voyage of Discovery. When naturalist Joseph Banks secured a place on Captain
Cook's ship HMS Endeavour he hd no idea what to expect - except the unknown. Dramatised scenes by Roy Apps. Producer Anne McNaught ; Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Joseph Banks
Unknown: Roy Apps.
Producer: Anne McNaught
Director: Celia de Wolff

: News

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

3/5. By Richard Francis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Francis.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Who Runs Your World? (1/2)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Animal Farm (4/5) Bill Nighy reads George Orwell 's classic fable of a revolution in which the animals take over the farm, only for some to be corrupted by power


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: George Orwell

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