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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 Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: 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: Suburban Shaman

3/5. As a London GP, Cecil Helman discovers that a patient's profession can determine the way in which a doctor should best treat him. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cecil Helman

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Inspired by Love and Anger (Salley Gardens). Psalm 12, vv1-8. 0 Lord, There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Bevan). Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 8/10. By Alison Joseph. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


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

: Amongst the Medici

3/3. Historian and classicist Bettany Hughes concludes her journey through the beauty and the blood-letting of Renaissance Florence. This week she finds that, contrary to popular belief, it was smart women, gay men and false gods who laid the cornerstones of Western civilisation. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Starring Ronnie Barker

3/3. Celebrating the art of Ronnie Barker , as featured in the award-winning series Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead, a sequential entertainment. This edition was 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 John Waiteand Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: John Waiteand
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot

4/6. David Stafford guides his panel guests
Daphne Fowler , Brian Sewell and Lars Tharp through the cryptic clues to find this week's treasure. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Daphne Fowler
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Promise

Friendship and fidelity, funerals and flat-pack coffins mark Helen's emotional journey after she receives a letter from an estranged friend. By Pat Davis.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Pat Davis.
Director: Marc Beeby
Helen: Penelope Wilton
Karen: Joanne Froqgatt
jenny: Barbara Flynn
Postmistress: Joanna McCallum

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer Oxfordshire gardeners' questions. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Ann Swithinbank answers readers' gardening questions in the April issue of Good Homes magazine, on sale now, price £2.95


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Ann Swithinbank

: Bath Festival Stories

3/5. Three Angels. On a trip to Australia, a young man is drawn into a strange world of religious mania, comfort eating and English sitcoms when he visits his best friend's mother. Written by Mark Czanik. Read by John Telfer. For details see Monday


Written By: Mark Czanik.
Read By: John Telfer.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

58/90. South Africa Boers and Brits. The tense relationship between British and Dutch settlers in the Cape started the moment the British took it from the Dutch in 1795. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British Empire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Thinking Allowed

There's a great deal of discussion going on about crime and what should happen to those committing it. Crime and punishment are social and cultural manifestations: they're closely bound up with people's perceptions of morality and values. Laurie Taylor explores the legitimacy of punishment and the relationship between prisons and social order, producer Andrew Littiejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littiejohn

: Case Notes

9/12. Fractures. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest techniques for mending broken bones. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

4/6. Lenny Henry is interviewed by last week's guest, Alexei Sayle. Alexei asks Lenny about the first time they met; about the time Alexei introduced him to
Dawn French; and about Alexei "breaking" America.
And all the while he's drawing out an unusually candid interview from Lenny. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Tom confronts the competition.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine programme, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Jane's Story

8/10. Anthony visits Company House and discovers vital information about James and Arthur's businesses, and Ella uncovers a significant fact about Arthur. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: The Moral Maze

7/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Melanie Phillips , Michael Portillo , Claire Fox 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Steven Rose
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

New series 1/6. Via Dolorosa - the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre. A series of Lent talks, recorded in Jerusalem. From the roof of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Daniel Rossing , director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-
Christian Relations, reflects on how Jews and Christians can draw on commonly held traditions of penance to open up channels for dialogue and paths to peace. Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Daniel Rossing
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: A Voice like Honey

2/2. Actress and impressionist Jan Ravens explores the vital role of the voice clinic. The voice is at the centre of a person's identity as well as being a crucial element in the way people judge others. So when a voice gets damaged it can have devastating consequences. Whatever the condition, speech therapists up and down the country are helping people to restore their voices. As Jan explores the complexities of the human voice she also discovers how she is able to summon up so many different voices for her job as an actress and impersonator. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Jan Ravens
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Midweek

Lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

3/10. Chaos and confusion mount as the Germans reach Paris. With the trains packed, there is little choice left for those without means but to walk. By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see Monday


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Nebulous: The Dust Has Landed

by Graham Duff.
3/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. With dust levels at an all-time high, Nebulous and his team find themselves battling an intelligence of pure filth.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Dr Flazonby: Julia Deakin
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavaliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
The Dust: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Agent Craig: Matt Wolf

: Today In Parliament

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


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Suburban Shaman

3/5. By Cecil Helman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Cecil Helman.

: World Today

: News

: Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Fuelling the Future (4/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

(4/8) For details see Sunday

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