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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Ouinn 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 Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L Wanly Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Taking a Stand

5/6. Fergal Keane talks to individuals who, through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand against something Significant. Producer Jane Beresford Rptdat9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Worked Out

New series 1/5. Memories of Britain's coalfields have faded since most of them closed 20 years ago. But
- as Ian McMillan finds when he explores the marginal coalfields of the UK, many people don't even remember that coal was recently mined in Somerset, Kent,
Shropshire, Cumbria and the Forest of Dean. He begins with a visit to Madeley in Shropshire, producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

Led by Dr Michael Ford. Belove, Let Us Love (Song 46).
1 John 4, vv7-12. Love One Another (Wesley). Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwern). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Dr Michael Ford.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

2/5. Journalist James Cameron 's memoir continues with his recollection of an astonishing night in the Himalaya Hotel in Tibet. A bizarre evening with the Tibetan aristocracy, rum, and a lesson in how to execute tne samba. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Cameron

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Minor Characters 2/5. By Joyce Johnson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: The Rules of Life

4/8. Pairing Up. For many animals it is down to the males to impress the females, often at great cost to themselves.
Aubrey Manning finds out why lionesses prefer lions with thick, black manes. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in theRight Order

3/4. The Comedian Harmonists. Classical musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy with serious music. Today, he looks at the German comedy singing sensation of the 1920s and 30s. Elegantly dressed, the Comedian Harmonists were best known for their close harmony delivered with humour and style. Then Hitler came to power and the sextet s three Jewish members were banned, Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Producer: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE- [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Playing Rosa's Tune - Music of the Civil Rights Struggle

3/3. The arrest of Rosa Parks is said to have ignited the civil rights movement in America, a movement, that was undoubtedly helped by the songs that accompanied it. As momentum grew, black singers with their roots in the Southern Christian Church were joined - some say usurped - by white folk singers. Stephen Evans concludes his series.
Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Presenter: Stephen Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: One Foot in the Cuckoo's Nest

For more than 20 years, Theo and his colleague Bill have enjoyed a leisurely existence as the Edinburgh-based correspondents of the Irish Mail. But the two men's comfortable lives are shattered by the arrival of their new editor. By Ian Macpherson and Magi Gibson.
Other parts played by members of the cast Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Ian MacPherson
Unknown: Magi Gibson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Theo: Ian MacPherson
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Lotte: Slobhan Redmond
Sigmund: Arnold Brown
Doctor: Lucy Paterson

: Home Planet ...

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with environmental issues. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet <5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land
- lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Passion

2/5. Huntsman's Stew. The closure of one family tradition on a Yorkshire farm opens the way for a reconciliation between father and son. Candida Clark 's poignant story is read by Bill Wallis. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Candida Clark
Read By: Bill Wallis.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

42/90. The Trial of Warren Hastings. British colonial India in the late 18th century was rife with corruption. The man who set out to change all that had a mighty battle on his hands. Christopher Lee 's history of the British Empire. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Warren Hastings.
Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Law in Action

3/9. Barrister Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon to explain what's happening in the world of law and how it affects everyday life. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Learning Curve

New series 1/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Libby Purves.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

6/6. Through sketches, stand-up and audience participation, Jo Caulf ield looks at Valentine's Day and wonders why we bother. Starring Jo Caulf ield, with Alan Francis , Simon Greenall and Sharon Horgan. Written by Jo Caulf ield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jo Caulf
Unknown: Jo Caulf
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sharon Horgan.
Written By: Jo Caulf
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Kathy has a night to remember.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a review of a new film based on the life of Casanova, with Heath Ledger in the title role. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Heath Ledger
Producer: Martin Smith

: Minor Characters

2/5. First Love. Eighteen-year-old Joyce has begun an affair with Alex Greer , who is 29, non-Jewish and married. Nevertheless she has decided it's time to introduce him to her parents. By Joyce Johnson.
For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alex Greer
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: File on 4

3/9. Oil industry chiefs claimed that the gigantic
Buncef ield fire - the worst in Europe for more than half a century - was a one-off and that safety in sites around the UK is excellent. But Julian O'Halloran reveals that Britain has been lucky to escape heavy casualties in a series of blasts and near misses at hazardous sites over the past few years. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/12. Temperature. Taking the patient's temperature is one of the commonest measurements carried out by a nurse or doctor. When is a fever dangerous? And how do you revive someone who has become very cold? Dr Mark Porter explores what departures from the average normal body temperature of 37 degrees Celsius mean fora person's health.
Producer Deborah Cohen Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: This Thing of Darkness

7/10. Plymouth, October 1830. The Beagle arrives back in England and the four Fuegians are sent to an infants school in Walthamstow. Written by Harry Thompson. For details see yesterday


Written By: Harry Thompson.

: Jon Ronson on ...

5/6. Waiting. Jon Ronson asks what happens in the space while we wait. He talks to Richard Thomas , who has spent his career waiting to record events such as eggs frying, and asks comedian Janey Godley why she pretended to be ill in order to avoid waiting in queues at a theme park.
He also meets the world's leading "waiting" scientist, who measures what happens in the spaces while we wait. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Richard Thomas
Unknown: Janey Godley
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Today in Parliament

The day's events from Westminster. With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

2/5. By James Cameron. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Cameron.

: News

: Masterpiece

Hampi Clubbing

: Sports International

Judge and Jury (2/2)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

(3/5) by Orhan Pamuk. For details see Sunday


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk.

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