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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
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 the Rt Rev George Stack. 0 Come, 0 Come,
Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel). Matthew 25, vv -13. Hills of the North (Howells). Long Ago, Prophets Knew (Theodoric).
Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Santa - a Life

3/5. The battle ensues for the bones of Saint Nicholas (one day to be Santa Claus) in an Ilth-century Europe obsessed With relics. By Jeremy Seal. ror details see Mon Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Jeremy Seal.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens.
8/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Tunnel

Throughout the Bosnian War. a vital link kept hope alive for the 400,000 besieged inhabitants of the city. This programme tells the story of the tunnel underneath
Sarajevo Airport that became a secret lifeline for the city, talking to those Who built and used it. Producer VeraFrankl

: Clement Doesn't Live Here Anymore

6/6. Goodbye Mr Clement Has Clement finally run out of excuses to save himself from exorcism? Written by Marc Haynes and Chris Heath.
Producer Chris Neill


Written By: Marc Haynes
Written By: Chris Heath.
Producer: Chris Neill
Clement: Richard Ridlnqs
Andrew: Steve Furst
Georgia: Amanda Abbinqton
Dan: Martin Miller
God: Barry Cryer

: 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, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Where in the World?

4/6. John Simpson presents a geographical panel game, with insights into fascinating places and cultures.
This week's guests are Simon Brett. Ken Hames and Valerie Singleton. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Ken Hames
Unknown: Valerie Singleton.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Clapham Shuffle

Love, sex, deception and coffee - in London SW4.
Frank loves Elaine, but Elaine loves Giles. Jon loves Clare, who loves Frank. A group of 30-somethings get their priorities in a tangle in this urban comedy of manners set in cosmopolitan Clapham. By Peter Lydon.
Producer Jeremy Howe


Unknown: Peter Lydon.
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Elaine: Zoe Telford
Clare: Melanie Hudson
Giles: Paul Mundell
Mike: Andy Taylor
Jon: David Leonard
Kate: Rebecca Smart
Estate agent: Chris Donnelly
Laura: Kim Hicks
Fliss: Lisa Coleman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from members of the Purton and District Gardeners' Guild. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: After the Wave

3/5 Lek and Mrs Miller. An idyllic beach in Phuket is the setting for a brief moment of comfort between a young
Thai hotel worker and an English visitor. By Tew Bunnag. Read by Jamie Zubairi.
Producer Elizabeth Allard For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mrs Miller.
Unknown: Tew Bunnag.
Read By: Jamie Zubairi.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Slate Stories

2/4. Artists. Sian Pari Huws discovers the musical possibilities Of slate. For details see yesterday


Artists: Sian Pari Huws

: Thinking Allowed

The Oakland Riders enjoy the distinction of attracting the most feared fans in American football, with a reputation for drinking fighting and outrageous costumes. Devotion to the team binds together this working-class, multiracial group of people. Laurie Taylor talks to
Professor Jim Miller , who followed the fans through a dramatic season in an attempt to get to grips with the reality behind their ferocious image. ProducerGavin Heard


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Professor Jim Miller

: All in the Mind

3/6. Professor Raj Persaud presents the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings Of our brains. Repeat of yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Professor Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Thomas Presents: the Firesign Theatre Live

2/4. Arising from the California counterculture in the late 1960s, the Firesign Theatre became cult favourites in comedy circles. In this rare British appearance, they reprise some of their greatest routines, as well as bringing their wit to bear on more recent events. Another in the series of shows featuring iconic American comedy performers, with host Mark Thomas. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Clarrie tries to keep the peace.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with director Ang Lee , whose new film Brokeback Mountain is the story of the love which develops between two cowboys. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Director: Ang Lee
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: David Copperf ield

8/20. David and Steerforth set out for Yarmouth, where they witness a mysterious meeting between Emily and an unknown girl. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Moral Maze

11/11. 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 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: David Coomes

: Politically Charged

1/3. In a series about politically controversial legal cases, Clive Anderson looks at the dramatic 1972 trial of Peter Hain for disrupting all-white South African sporting tours.
Hain, now a cabinet minister, talks about his commitment to direct action. See choice: page 124.
Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Peter Hain
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Frontiers

6/6. A new debate is raging between anthropologists, economists and evolutionary biologists over human kindness and cooperation. There are few species of animal as co-operative and altruistic as Homo sapiens. It is argued that our helpful natures have allowed us to colonise every corner of the planet. But how did we evolve to be such generous creatures, when natural selection favours
Self-interest? Peter Evans reports. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: From a View to a Death

8/10. Mr Passenger is irritated to discover that his younger daughter has become engaged to Zouch. But remembering that his opposition to his elder daughter's marriage had the opposite effect to the one he'd intended, he decides on a different strategy this time round. By Anthony Powell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Passenger
Unknown: Anthony Powell.

: Fifteen-Minute Musical

rNew series 1/6. Blunketto. Classic Italian opera: the tragic story of a proud, principled man who was tempted, corrupted and ruined by Presidente Blairmo - and then by Kimberlino. Starring Richie Webb ,
Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine. Written by Richie Webb , Dave Cohen and David Ouantick. Music by Richie Webb. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Unknown: Presidente Blairmo
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Written By: Richie Webb
Written By: Dave Cohen
Written By: David Ouantick.
Music By: Richie Webb.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

5/6. Matthew Modine. The star of Full MetalJacket famously turned down Tom Cruise 's role in Top Gun because he didn't want to be a hero who kills. With comedian Andrew Clover , he improvises a story that tests that morality to the limit. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Matthew Modine.
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Andrew Clover
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: Santa - a Life

3/5. By Jeremy Seal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jeremy Seal.

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Shipping (2/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Olga's Story (4/5)
For details see Monday

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