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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mobeen Azhar.


Unknown: Mobeen Azhar.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Thought for the Day

With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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 Becky Harris. To Thee, 0 Lord, Our Hearts We Raise (Golden Sheaves). Luke 12, vv22-31. All Things Bright and Beautiful (Rutter). Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God (Lafferty). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Becky Harris.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

3/5. In the same year that women were finally granted the vote, Clarice Cliff launched Bizarre, the chinaware that quickly made her a household name. By Lynn Knight. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clarice Cliff
Unknown: Lynn Knight.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. To put your views on a topical issue phone [number removed]0444 (lines open from Sam) or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4/womanshour.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
8/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Arthur C Clarke: the Science and the Fiction

Sixty years ago this month, Wireless World published an article "Extra-Terrestrial Relays" by the then relatively unknown Arthur C Clarke , predicting the coming of satellite communications. Today, he is famous for his science fiction and his fantasy writings. To mark the anniversary, Heather Couper travels to Clarke's home in Sri Lanka to hear his story. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Brothers

2/6. In which Nigel and Michael win an award - and that's just the start of their problems. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: David Stafford.
Director: Marc Beeby
Nigel: Adam Godley
Michael: Raymond Coulthard
Oonagh: Pauline McLynn
Unsuitable man: Harry Myers
Zorro: Alex Lowe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Whispers

New series 1/6. The quiz show with scandal on its mind and slander at its heart is back for a third series. Writers
Penny Junor and Julian Fellowes join team captains Lucy Moore and Anthony Holden to run the gauntlet of gossip. Gyles Brandreth presides. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Lucy Moore
Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Close Your Eyes, Raise Your Arms

A moving play about the effects of alcoholism on a family. When Elsa goes on holiday with her mum it's meant to be a new beginning, but the past soon catches up with them. By Ewa Banasckiewicz.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Ewa Banasckiewicz.
Director: Sally Avens
Elsa: Kate Ashfleld
Chrissy: Annabelle Apslon
Gustav: Andy Henderson
Barman: Chris Pavlo
Anthony: Nick Sayce
Waitress: Sophie Roberts

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Carole Baxter are guests of Windermere St Anne's School in the Lake District. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Writing from Burma

3/5. Helping Heman and MoeOo to Understand. U Maung Aye is in pursuit of a quiet life, but he has an intractable problem in the shape of his four daughters. Drastic measures are called for. By Khin Swe Oo. Translated by John Okell. Read by Patience Tomlinson . For details see Monday


Unknown: Khin Swe
Translated By: John Okell.
Read By: Patience Tomlinson

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

8/90. Walter Raleigh and Virginia. The first British attempts to settle in North America were unsuccessful, however much Sir Walter tried to persuade the Queen otherwise. With readings by Anna Massey , Rob Brydon , Martin Freeman , and Mark Heap. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Mark Heap.

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Case Notes

5/8. Obesity. A quarter of UK adults are obese.
Dr Mark Porter explores the role of the medical profession in helping people to lose weight. Advice on diet and exercise will help, but there are also drugs that can play a significant role in reducing the risk of developing diabetes. And when all else fails, is surgery the only option? Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

2/4. Be Happy. The team has to devise a radical solution for Phil's Gyms to boost profits but their quest for management wisdom causes Ryan and Daisy to doubt themselves. It's left to Owen, the junk food-obsesssed IT guy, to save the team. By James Cary.
With Geoffrey McGivern , Martin Hyder and Marianne Levy Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: James Cary.
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Marianne Levy
Producer: Adam Bromley
Ryan: Marcus Briqstocke
Sophie: Beth Chalmers
Daisy: Catherine Shepherd
Owen: David Mitchell

: The Archers

Tom's at the bottom of the food chain. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

More arts news and reviews, hosted by Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Professor

8/10. Turmoil. William begins to search the streets of Brussels, but will he find what he's looking for? By Charlotte Bronte.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves , Claire Fox and Clifford Longley cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Producer: David Coomes

: The MPs Roadshow

3/3. A series profiling six young MPs and eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty. Labour MP for Tooting Sadiq Khan has concentrated his efforts on behalf of his constituency, yet the media is only interested in his status as London's first Muslim MP. And there's Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone , whose highly successful "blog" has already engaged the attention of voters in Hornsey and Wood Green.
Producer Paul Vickers Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Sadiq Khan
Unknown: Lynne Featherstone
Unknown: Wood Green.
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Behind the Superficial

New series 1/3. Discovering the hidden science at places taken for granted. Mark Stephen visits Sudbrook Pumping Station to reveal a truly heroic engineering story. The Severn Railway Tunnel took 13 years to build, employed 3,500 men at its busiest, and is lined with 76 million bricks. Producer Louise Dalziel


Unknown: Mark Stephen
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: No Man's Land

3/5. Starhov rescues Brown from further interrogations and they strike up an interesting friendship based on the novels of Turgenyev. By Graham Greene. For details see Monday


Unknown: Graham Greene.

: Miles Jupp's Real World

New series 1/4. Arts. An aristocratic fish-out-of-water,
Miles Jupp directs his wicked upper-crust parody towards the arts. With Frankie Boyle , Finn Macarthur and Richie Webb. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Finn MacArthur
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Paperback Hell

New series 1/6. Six chapters by six different authors: all of them imaginary, none of them very good. Literary spoof series written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. You Suck Bush. Autobiographical account of radical campaigning film-maker Chuck Morris 's trip to the Hay-on-Wye literary festival. Starring Michael Brandon , Michael Fenton Stevens , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Suck Bush.
Unknown: Chuck Morris
Unknown: Michael Brandon
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Where the Wild Kids Are

In the early 1970s, a commune decided that their children would be raised collectively. To reinforce this idea, all the children were given the same surname: Wild. Gerry Kennedy tracks down the Wild kids to see how they turned out. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Book of the Week: Clarice Cliff

3/5. Biography by Lynn Knight. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lynn Knight.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery


: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Tale of Love and Darkness (4/5)

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