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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: The Long View

2/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Laurence Grissell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Worked Out

4/5. Ian McMillan explores five forgotten coalfields across England. How will we remember our mining past now the coal has gone? This week he visits Somerset in the company of former miners Francis Hillier , Mark Bridges , Alec Hann and Wilf Perkins. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Francis Hillier
Unknown: Mark Bridges
Unknown: Alec Hann
Unknown: Wilf Perkins.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

Led by Mgr Tony Rogers. 0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn). Exodus 19, W16-25. 0 Be Joyful in the Lord
(Stanford). 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Suburban Shaman

2/5. As a newly qualified doctor, Cecil Helman leaves South Africa for London. His first job is as a ship's doctor on a budget Mediterranean cruise, where he discovers the essential solitude of the healer. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cecil Helman

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 7/10. By Alison Joseph.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: The Rules of Life

7/8. The Twilight Years. Ageing and death comes to all. Aubrey Manning looks at what dictates the length of an animal's life; whether a long life brings respect and wisdom in the wild, and why the poor old male antechinus literally dies from too much sex. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Mary Colwell

: The Palace of Laughter - Stateside

New series 1/3. Geoffrey Wheeler presents this series about the history of American vaudeville. Like music hall in Britain, vaudeville was a product of its time. Increasing urbanisation and a desire to present entertainment that would appeal to the whole family led to the development of vast vaudeville circuits on which tens of thousands of performers earned their living. Among those who learnt their trade in vaudeville were future stars such as Fred Astaire , Bob Hope , Jack Benny and jazz singer Ma Rainey. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Jack Benny
Singer: Ma Rainey.
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite 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: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Soul Music

2/4. I Vow to Thee My Country. Recently attracting controversy for its patriotism, this hymn was created just after the First World War. Vaughan Williams had the idea to put together the stirring music from Hoist's Jupiter from The Planets and the poem written by the American ambassador Cecil Spring-Rice that was found on his desk when he left office.
Producer Sara Conkey Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Cecil Spring-Rice
Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Domino Man of Lancashire

A man, a woman and thousands of dominoes - a witty look at loneliness, romance and whether record breaking really matters. By Nick Leather , and starring
Tom Courtenay and Denise Welch.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Nick Leather
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Denise Welch.
Director: Polly Thomas
Arthur: Tom Courtenay
Annie: Denise Welch
Pete: Craig Cheetham

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Bath Festival Stories

2/5. The Alabaster Necklace. A woman on holiday in a small Tuscan town is tormented by her husband's secret purchase of some beautiful pink beads - who are they for? By Judy Cooke , read by Rebecca Smart. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Judy Cooke
Read By: Rebecca Smart.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

57/90. South Africa - the British Arrive. The Dutch and the French had colonised the Cape long before the British, but the need to protect trade routes meant that once again the British felt they needed to strengthen their presence there. By Christopher Lee. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.

: Law in Action

6/9. 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

4/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Producer Katy Hickman Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presented By: Libby Purves.
Producer: Katy Hickman

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: No Commitments

3/6. A Life More Ordinary. As Roger's retirement approaches, Victoria tries to broaden her husband's cultural interests. But it's an uphill struggle. Written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Derek: Rowland Davies
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nlqhy

: The Archers

Kenton has a confession to make.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Jane's Story

7/10. Ella learns more about Arthur Woodley from Sandra. Alison Joseph 's original crime story continues.
For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arthur Woodley
Unknown: Alison Joseph

: File on 4

6/9. With the number of reported rapes continuing to rise, BBC correspondent Danny Shaw asks why so few still end in a successful prosecution. producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Danny Shaw
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: 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

9/12. Fractures. Some broken bones heal well after a few weeks in plaster. Others need an operation, maybe involving a metal plate or pins. Fractures that refuse to knit are sometimes helped along with a burst of ultrasound. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest techniques for mending broken bones.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

2/10. June 1940: German forces are approaching the outskirts of Paris. From the boulevards to the banks, Parisians are preparing to flee. By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Small Gods

2/4. Novice priest Brutha has been selected by Deacon Vorbis to go on a secret mission to the infidel city of Ephebe. The Great God Om, who is stuck in the body of a small tortoise, is going with him in a little wicker basket. By Terry Pratchett , dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Producer Claire Grove : Director Gordon House


Unknown: Deacon Vorbis
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Claire Grove
Director: Gordon House
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Om: Patrick Barlow
Brutha: Carl Prekopp
Vorbis: Alex Jennings
Captain: Gerard McDermott
Ibid: Gerard McDermott
Didactylos: Gerard McDermott
Sergeant: John Cummins
Usher: John Cummins
Um: John Cummins
Stablehand: Sean Barrett
Xeno: Sean Barrett
Tyrant: Sean Barrett
aktor: Philip Fox
Ephebian: Philip Fox
Barman: Philip Fox

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Suburban Shaman

2/5. By Cecil Helman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Cecil Helman.

: News

: Masterpiece

: Sports International

World Cup 2007 (1/3)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Amadeus (3/8) For details see Sunday

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