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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Yesterday in Parliament

With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.


Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: Thought for the Day

With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Midweek

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Jesus Calls Us! O'er the Tumult (Sf Andrew ). Mark 1, vv14-22. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton, arr Chambers). Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands, arr Walker/Inwood). Director of music Graham Eccles. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Unknown: Sf Andrew
Organist: Graham Eccles.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The City of Falling Angels

3/5. John Berendt continues to read from his atmospheric account of the everyday lives of the inhabitants Of Venice. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Berendt

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

By Charlotte Cory.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: The Man Who Discovered Britain

Professor Barry Cunliffe tells the story of Pytheas the Greek, the first literate man ever to visit the British Isles. He arrived 300 years before Julius Caesar and wrote an account of his voyage, On the Ocean. But his achievement was trashed by his contemporaries and he was dismissed as a liar and a fraud. Why? Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Professor Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Producer: John Byrne

: Clement Doesn't Live Here Anymore

4/6. The Nearly Departed. Andrew finds turning 35 is little cause for celebration. His black mood is not helped by the realisation that he shares his special day - with Clement. Written by Marc Haynes and Chris Heath. Producer Chris Neill


Written By: Marc Haynes
Written By: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridings
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbington
Judith: Sharon Horgan
Stanley: Martin Hyder

: You and Yours

A panel of experts discuss the issues raised during the month-long series on the causes, impact and treatment of dementia.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Where in the World?

2/6. John Simpson presents a geographical panel game that takes a whistle-stop tour of the globe, giving insights into fascinating places and cultures. This week's guests are Phil Ashby , Richard Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Phil Ashby
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Occasional Swim

When Rosa and Colm meet at their local pool, a love affair quickly blossoms. But whatever the complications in Rosa's life, Colm's unexpected past requires more than a little explanation. By Annie McCartney.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Rosa: Emma Fielding
Colm: Robert Glenister
Jasmine: Lizzy McLnnerny
Peter: Mick Garner
James: Andrew Alston
Jocelyn: Frances Jeater
Jamie: Lewis Aaltonen
Evie: Juliet Aaltonen

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Chris Beardshaw answer questions put by members of the Long Sutton
Gardening Club, near Langport in Somerset. Including at


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Shortened rpt of Sun 2pm

: Natasha and Other Stories

3/5. An Animal to the Memory. Mark Berman is anxious to change schools but his mother is adamant that he should stay at the Hebrew school. Subversive measures are required. By David Bezmozgis. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Berman
Unknown: David Bezmozgis.

: The Last Best Place - Stories from the Steppe

3/5. Dominic Ziegler meets a music teacher, an eagle trainer and plays pool with the Khazaks - at minus 35 degrees centigrade. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dominic Ziegler

: Thinking Allowed

Anna, Illinois, is a town of about 7,000 people and is described as the perfect place for "an exceptionally enjoyable family life". But Anna is a "Sundown Town", so called because until the 1970s, it was common to see signs such as: "Nigger, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on You in Anna". Anna is, in fact, an acronym for "Ain't No Niggers
Allowed". Laurie Taylor looks at the phenomenon of these white-only towns in America and finds that the informal practice of barring blacks (and sometimes other groups) after night fall was astonishingly wide.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Gavin Heard

: All in the Mind

1/6. Professor Raj Persaud examines the latest research and brings together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Professor Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Problem with Adam Bloom

6/6. Friendship and Stress. A double bill of Adam Bloom with highlights from his previous series. Adam interviews his closest friends to discover if honesty is always the best policy. Next, he deals with the stress of not finishing the script and how the wrong dinner companion can ruin a meal. With Brendon Burns. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Adam Bloom
Unknown: Brendon Burns.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Will pulls rank at the caravan.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a reassessment of pianist Glenn Gould 's famous recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, 50 years after its original release. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Pianist: Glenn Gould

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

3/5. The New Self-Service. Mice invade the brand-new supermarket, and Allaetitia saves the day. By Charlotte Cory. For cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: The Moral Maze

9/11. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Professor Steven Rose , Clifford Longley and Rosie Boycott 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: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Producer: David Coomes

: The New Powers that Be

2/3. How much do we know about the regulators who watch over our daily lives? Kirsten Lass talks to
David Norgrove , chairman of the new pensions regulator. At a time when headlines scream about another pensions crisis, he explains why he believes pensions are good and healthy. Producer Smita Patel Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Talks: Kirsten Lass
Unknown: David Norgrove
Producer: Smita Patel

: Frontiers

4/6. The search for intelligent life in the universe is a serious scientific endeavour. Peter Evans visits the SETI Institute in California to meet the researchers whose life work has been to scan the heavens for signals from other intelligent beings. But if they do get in touch, what on earth will we say to them? Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Angela Carter's Book ofFairy Tales

3/5. Vasilissa the Fair. A Russian variation on the Cinderella Story. For details see Monday

: Mastering the Universe

5/6. Food and Drink. Professor Joy Klamp (Dawn French) guides us through the miserable universe of food and drink. With Chris Douglas , Sally Grace , Lucy Montgomery , Dan Tetsell , Ewan Bailey , Geoffrey McGivern , Geoffrey Whitehead 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: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Written By: Chris Douglas
Written By: Nick Newman.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

3/6. Steven Berkoff. The flamboyant theatre star and Clover improvise a story in which he is led by Al Pacino in a monkey suit to the Wailing Wall in Jersualem. Another in the series of stories that reveal much about the celebrities who tell them. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Steven Berkoff.
Unknown: Al Pacino
Producer: Gary Reich

: Today in Parliament

The day's events, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: The City of Falling

Angels 3/5. By John Berendt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Berendt.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Science of Aggression (4/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable
Boy (19/20)

: Test Match SpecialPakistan v England

The third day's play in the final Test from the Gaddafi
Stadium, Lahore. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers;
8.31 8.59 Yesterday in Parliament; 9.45 Daily Service.Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

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