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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Dr Brian Haymes.

: 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 With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

3/5. Isabella assembles an army in France and prepares to free England from the tyrannical reign of her husband, Edward II. By Alison Weir. For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Edward Ii.
Unknown: Alison Weir.

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him (Gaelic melody arr Bell). John 9, vv 24-34. The Lord Is My Light (Willcocks). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The fifth day's play in the First Test from Multan, Pakistan. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers; 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Confessions of a Bad Mother
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Stephanie Caiman. For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: The Viking Way

3/3. "Inform, Educate and Entertain". David Aaronovitch concludes his exploration of the truth behind the myths surrounding the Vikings with a look at their methods of relaxation. After a hard day's pillaging and plunder, what did Vikings do to relax? And if they were so brutal, how did they create such complex and beautiful poetry? What was their moral code? Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Clement Doesn't Live Here Anymore

2/6 The Ghost Writer. When Georgia agrees to host her local book-group's meeting, she doesn't anticipate the literary rivalrv than ensues. By Marc Haynes and Chris Heath.
Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Marc Haynes
Unknown: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridings
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbington
Violet: Llewella Gideon
Aubrey: Damian Samuels

: You and Yours

Margaret Forster discusses her novel Have the Men Had
Enough? about her grandmother's descent into dementia. Presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Where in the World?

New series 1/6. John Simpson presents a geographical panel game that takes a whistle-stop tour of the globe, giving insights into fascinating places and the rich cultural heritage of the world. This week's guests are Sir Chris Bonington , Simon Brett and Rachel Holmes. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Sir Chris Bonington
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Rachel Holmes.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rebrov

Who was Rebrov? Why was he found dead wearing 52 pieces of clothing? And can Will Morrow uncover the truth? Written by David Szalay.


Writer: David Szalay
Producer/Director: Sally Avens
Will: Benedict Sandiford
Nadia: Larissa Kouznetsova
Russian Rebrov: Michael Poole
English Rebrov: Stephen Critchlow
Katerina: Madlena Nedeva
Mayor: Boris Isarov

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Carole Baxter answer questions posed by gardeners in Cumbria. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened rpt of Sun 2pm
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Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carole Baxter

: Shakespeare Stories

3/5. Measure for Measure. Shakespeare transformed
George Whetstone 's Promos and Cassandra when he wrote Measure for Measure. Claire Skinner reads the original tale
I of corrupt justice and social sleaze. For details see Monday


Unknown: George Whetstone
Unknown: Claire Skinner

: Human Hosts

3/5. Jenny Eclair tells the parasitic flea's story. Producer David Stenhouse For more details see Monday


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Thinking Allowed

"I'm John, you're Paul." In the run-up to the season marking the 25th anniversary of John Lennon 's death, Laurie Taylor discusses how the Beatles kick-started the trend for cultural role models. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: Building a Healthier Britain

3/4. Richard Hannaford looks at the condition of dementia and its treatments. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Richard Hannaford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

4/6. Honesty. Is honesty the best policy? Adam Bloom thinks so and takes us on a journey of childhood betrayal, falsehoods and dishonesty. Written and starring Adam Bloom , with Brendon Burns , Hattie Hayridge , Andrew Fleming and Stefano Paolini. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Brendon Burns
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge
Unknown: Andrew Fleming
Unknown: Stefano Paolini.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Betty attempts some damage control. For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang talks to satirical artist Gerald Scarfe. producer Rebecca Nicholson


Talks: Kirsty Lang
Artist: Gerald Scarfe.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Confessions of a Bad Mother

3/5 Still no sleep and no sex. So Lucy couldn't possibly be pregnant again ... By Stephanie Caiman. For cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: The Moral Maze

7/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Claire Fox and Ian Hargreaves cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues in the news. Producer David Coomes Rptd on Sat at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes Rptd

: Honest Politics

3/3. Geoff Mulgan , formerly one of Tony Blair 's leading strategic thinkers, reflects from experience on what's real and illusory in politics. This week he looks at who, or what, brings about decisive political change. Does it come from the top - from the powerful - or from elsewhere? Producer Michael Blastland Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Frontiers

2/6. On the surface of nearly every cell in the body is a slender protuberance - a cilium. Although ubiquitous it's long been thought of as a useless evolutionary vestige.
But as Peter Evans discovers, new research is proving that these tiny antennae are essential to normal development and look set to revolutionise our understanding and treatment of the most challenging diseases from obesity to the commonly inherited polycystic kidney disease. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

3/10. The Queen of Brooklyn. Tom tells Nathan about his missing sister, and his love for an unattainable woman. Written by Paul Auster. For details see Monday


Written By: Paul Auster.

: Mastering the Universe

3/6. Party on Down. Professor Joy Klamp (Dawn French) guides us through the miserable universe that is the Party. With Chris Douglas , Sally Grace , Lucy Montgomery , Dan Tetsell , Ewan Bailey , Geoffrey McGivern and Brian Perkins. Written by Chris Douglas and Nick Newman. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Written By: Chris Douglas
Written By: Nick Newman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

1/6. Andrew Clover invites A-list celebrities to improvise with him stories that tell much about their author.
John Waters. In the intimacy of his puke-green flat, the cult director of Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and Hairspray talks about his hopes, fantasies and fears, before revealing that he's scared of reincarnation. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Andrew Clover
Unknown: John Waters.
Producer: Gary Reich

: Today in Parliament

The day's events, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

3/5. Biography of Queen Isabella. Repeated from 9.45am

: World Today

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Science of Aggression (2/4)

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy

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