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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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

: The Sailor inthe Wardrobe
3/5. Life at the harbour is disturbed by an old feud. Continuing Hugo Hamilton 's memoir of his adolescence, read by Stanley Townsend. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hugo Hamilton
Read By: Stanley Townsend.

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh). Isaiah 33, W17-22. God Is Our Hope and Strength (Luther). The Lord Is King! (Church Triumphant). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter 3/5. By Anjum Malik. The Woman's Hour drama. ror details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: Amongst the Medici

New series 1/3. Historian Bettany Hughes re-evaluates one of the most creative and complicated partnerships in the Western world, that between the millennium's most inspired artists and the family who supported them. The Medici family is a name synonymous with the Renaissance but why did these bankers act as patrons to artists like Michelangelo and Donatello - was it a love of art or something altogether more Sinister? Producer Philip Sellars
Bettany Hughes takes a walk on the wild side: page 123


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Producer: Philip Sellars
Producer: Bettany Hughes

: Starring Ronnie Barker

1/3. Celebrating the art of Ronnie Barker , as featured in the award-winning series Lines from My grandfather's Forehead, a sequential entertainment j first broadcast in 1972. Also featuring Terence Brady , Pauline Yates and Gordon Langford (piano). Producer John Fawcett Wilson (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Terence Brady
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Piano: Gordon Langford
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Winifred Robinson and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot

2/6. Brian Sewell , fellow art critic Robin Simon and Sue MacGregor exercise their wits against the clock in the cryptic treasure hunt. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Passion of Plum Duff

In this comedy about the clash of spiritual and human yearning, an overweight Glasgow minister faces a mid-life crisis. When the 23-stone Reverend "Plum" Duff is suspected of having an affair with both the son and the wife of his session clerk he turns to drink and his ukelele for support. By Alastair Jessiman.
Producer/Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Alastair Jessiman.
Director: Bruce Young
Plum: Steven McNicoll
Colin: Nick Underwood
Janet: Eileen McCallum
Ross: John Bulck
Uncle: Frank Alecheggie
Man in park: John Paul Hurley

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer gardeners' questions at a garden centre in Birmingham. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein

: One for the Road

3/5. RSI. Rumours fly around a north-east fishing village as the Creator seems to succumb to the illness that took his father - but could there be a simpler explanation? By Bill Duncan. Read by John Buick. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Duncan.
Read By: John Buick.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

48/90. The First Sikh War. One remarkable first-hand account bears witness to the fact that the Punjab in the 1840s was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in the whole story of the British empire. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items from the academic and research world. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: Case Notes

7/12. Kidney Disease. Dr Mark Porter examines the causes of the increase in kidney problems and reports on how they can be prevented. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

2/6. The series in which this week's guest becomes next week's interviewer. Barry Cryer grabs the microphone to interview his chosen guest, Mark Thomas. Barry asks
Mark about growing up with a Thatcherite dad, becoming a political activist and his first love, stand-up comedy. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Interviewer: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Mark Thomas.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Brian gives some parental training.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Introduces: Mark Lawson

: The Interpreter

3/5. Gilded Lambs. Previously, Nina has only had a professional relationship with the owners of the export business for whom she does regular translation work. That is, until today, when she's asked to translate a personal letter and discovers a long-buried secret. By Anjum Malik.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: The Moral Maze

5/10. Michael Buerk chairs the live debate in which
Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo , Ian Hargreaves and Steven Rose 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: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Steven Rose
Producer: David Coomes

: The Party's Over

The series on short-lived political parties concludes with a look at the Trotskyite Militant Tendency, which operated as a party within the Labour Party until its members were dramatically expelled in the 1980s. Shaun Ley hears from former Labour leader Lord Kinnock, Baroness Boothroyd, Derek Hatton and Peter Taaffe.
Producer Rob Shepherd Repeated from Sunday 10.45pm


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Derek Hatton
Unknown: Peter Taaffe.
Producer: Rob Shepherd

: Our Lives in Our Hands

2/2. Asthma, Living on a Knife Edge. Jenny Negus is 29 and one of 2.6 million people in the UK who suffer from severe asthma. She is regularly hospitalised, reacts badly to steroids and is desperate to find an alternative. She visits leading doctors and researchers to see how much progress researchers have made in investigating and treating this condition. What are the new vaccines and inhibitors, and could vitamin D prove an unlikely cure? Producer Emily Jeal


Unknown: Jenny Negus
Producer: Emily Jeal

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

3/10. Ronit's return home leads to some shocking revelations. By Naomi Alderman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Nebulous: Night of the Vegetarians

by Graham Duff.
1/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key
Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. Professor Nebulous and his team of eco-troubleshooters investigate a series of deaths at the last remaining vegetarian colony.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Dr Klench: David Warner
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Marcus: Matt Wolf

: Absolute Power

2/3. When Martin becomes a bestselling author with The Notion of Nation, his scathing attack of Britain under New Labour, Charles finds himself commissioned by the government to bring his friend down a peg or two, a commission he's keen to accept.
For cast and further details see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week

: The Sailorin the Wardrobe
3/5. Hugo Hamilton 's memoir. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Hugo Hamilton

: World Today

: News

: Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Fuelling the Future (2/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Disgrace (4/8) For details see Sunday

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