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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
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 Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: 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 Colonel Margaret Hay. 0 Gently Blinding Glorious Light (Song 67). 1 Corinthians 15, vv3-11. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow). 0 the Deep, Deep
Love of Jesus (Ebenezer). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: The Year of the Jouncer

3/5. "I would be tranquil, I really think I would be, if I weren't beginning to be convinced that I'm the victim of a conspiracy. Is it that people can't bear the sight of an elderly man sitting at a shady table at the sea's edge on a sunny morning in Barbados, writing?" By Simon Gray. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Tennessee's Women.
3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Random Edition

3/4. The Morning Post: Wednesday 8 December 1875
Featuring riveting eyewitness accounts of the Deutschland shipwreck off the Essex coast. And why did a snowball fight between Bart's medical students and the police escalate into a near riot? Also, how the Prince of Wales fared on the tour of India that saw him shake free of the shackles of his mother's control. With Peter Snow. producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Ed Reardon's Week

6/6. The Operations. Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to Ed Reardon 's world. By Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Jake: George Dalton
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Supermarket assistant: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
George: Geoffrey McGivern
Ping: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Dr Shah: Nina Wadia
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead
Clematis: Angela Wynter

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Land Lines

4/6. This week's landscape puzzle includes medieval salt mounds, the Victorian iron rush and the connection between redshanks and bleach in the story of industrial
Teeside. Presented by Brett Westwood. Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Brett Westwood.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Serve Them All My Days

3/5. 1926: Davy has buried himself in school life to try to forget the death of his wife, Beth, and their eldest daughter Joan. What spare time he has is spent working on the book Beth urged him to write. By RF Delderfield.
For main cast and further details see Monday


Brigadier Cooper: Gerard McDermott
Alderman Blunt: John Cummins
McNaughton: John Cummins
Stratton: Delroy Brown
Bristow: Harry Francis
Featherstone: Josh Freeborn

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in Wiltshire.
Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Heartbreak

3/5. The Return. A perfect evening in Rome is shattered when a woman's married lover finishes the liaison and unwittingly triggers a sequence of devasting repercussions. By Salley Vickers , read by Barbara Flynn. For details see Mon


Unknown: Salley Vickers
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: The Wall

3/5. Wild Walls. Dry-stone walls make a wonderful habitat for small mammals and reptiles. All those dry and safe nooks and crannies are useful hiding places. Peter France travels from the Mendips to the Isle of Purbeck to discover Britain's wild walls. For details see Monday

: 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 academicand research world. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: Case Notes

3/12. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Clare in the Community

4/6. Brian Come Home. Brian walks out on Clare, and Megan eagerly offers her services as a relationship counsellor. Ray tries to contact his dead mother. Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.


Writer: Harry Venning
Writer: David Ramsden
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Megan: Nina Conti
Helen: Gemma Craven
Brian: Alex Lowe
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Clairvoyant: Gerard McDermott

: The Archers

Emma asks Will for a favour.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Tennessee's Women

3/5. The Long Goodbye. After his mother's death a struggling young writer clears up her belongings. He recalls her unfulfilled life and the antics of his wayward sister. From the play by Tennessee Williams , adapted by Anna Linstrum. With Nick Sayce and Elizabeth McGovern.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Play By: Tennessee Williams
Adapted By: Anna Linstrum.
Unknown: Nick Sayce
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern.
Joe: Nick Sayce
Myra: Sophie Roberts
Mother: Elizabeth McGovern
Silva: Delroy Brown
Bill: John Cummins
Mover: Gerard McDermott

: The Moral Maze

New series 1/10. Michael Portillo joins the regulars on the panel for the live debates chaired by Michael Buerk. Steven Rose , Ian Hargreaves and Claire Fox cross-examine expert witnesses on the moral issues behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Michael Buerk.
Unknown: Steven Rose
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Claire Fox

: Mr Ambassador

1/2. John Bruton , former taoiseach of Ireland, describes what it's like to represent 25 countries as Europe's ambassador to the United States - a job he refers to as "more telephone than megaphone".
Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: John Bruton
Producer: Philippa Goodrich

: Connect: S.W.A.L.K.

6/6. With 115,000 postboxes to collect from and 82 million items of mail to deliver, postmen walk hundreds of miles every working week to deliver the mail. Quentin Cooper explores how the latest science is beginning to take some of the legwork out of the postal system and to place it in the hands of the consumer.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Angela Hind

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Passage to India

13/15. "A mystery, not a muddle". Friendships mourned, made and tested by misunderstanding in Forster's powerful portrait Of a divided India. For details see Monday

: All Bar Luke

- New series 1/4. Luke in the Pub. Luke's brother suffers a dangerous allergic reaction on his
- birthday, and Luke gets clamped by his own boss.
A glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called "mates". Poignant comedy drama from Tim Key. Producer Seb Barwell


Unknown: Tim Key.
Producer: Seb Barwell

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

- New series 1/4. In partnership with famous people,
Andrew Clover invents stories that reveal more about the person than perhaps they realise. Tonight he travels to the most haunted hotel in Wales to meet
GP Taylor, former Anglican priest and exorcist, and author of the fantasy novels Shadowmancer, Wormwood and Tersias. This is a wildly funny and irreverent tale, in which the 89-year-old Taylor murders a satanic Jonathan Ross. Director Gary Reich


Unknown: Andrew Clover
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Director: Gary Reich

: Today in Parliament

The day's business in Westminster, highlighting Prime Minister's Questions. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Year of theJouncer

3/5. By Simon Gray. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: World Today

: News

: Heritage

The Hejaz Railway (2/4)

: Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Sell, Sell, Sell

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Memoir (4/5) For details see Sunday

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