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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: The Long View

3/6. Jonathan Freedland and his guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Tom Alban

: Worked Out

5/5. Ian McMillan explores five forgotten coalfields across England. What memories remain after the coal has been worked out? This week Ian visits Cumbria in the company of Violet Wilson , Isabella McCracken and Hannah McCarron. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Violet Wilson
Unknown: Isabella McCracken
Unknown: Hannah McCarron.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. 0 Christ. Who Art the Light and Day (Me/combe). Isaiah 60, vv1-6. Light of the World (Dankworth). God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

2/5. Nick Thorpe 's adventure continues as he hitches a lift on an unusual vessel - a canvas rowing-boat manned by evangelical monks. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Our Father Who Art in the Tree 2/5. By Judy Pascoe. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Judy Pascoe.

: The Rules of Life

8/8. Changing the Rules. Fishing for horseshoe crabs has had a devastating effect on migrating wading birds, while killing zebra and wildebeest for food in areas of Tanzania has caused lions to become man-eaters. Aubrey Manning looks at how humans have - often inadvertently - changed the way animals behave. Producer Mary coiweii


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: The Palace of Laughter - Stateside

2/3. Geoffrey Wheeler continues his series about the history of American vaudeville. He profiles Memphis, a city where vaudeville performers mixed with musicians, producing the exciting new sounds of jazz and blues - a city where, even in the days of segregation, black and white performers were able to mingle freely in the buzzing creative atmosphere of Beale Street, the long-gone Palace Theater, and the still-thriving Orpheum. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Winifred Robinson 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: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Soul Music

3/4. Ol'Man River. Flowing from the 1927 musical Show Boat, this song remains potent as both a political anthem of oppressed people and a song of deep comfort. Sung by a hospital porter it calmed market trader Dave Everett 's fears before he went into surgery. And Tony Benn recalls hearing the great Paul Robeson singing it at the House of Lords Tea Room. Including interviews with Tony Benn , Paul Robeson Jr and Cleo Laine. Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Dave Everett
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Unknown: Cleo Laine.
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Amy's Spaghetti

Colin Hough 's comedy about serious things like love, sex, parenthood and dressing up as Sonny and Cher. Newly widowed Eddie Beattie begins a desperate search for a woman to re-fill his freezer, wash his socks and help fulfil his dream of winning the karaoke cup final.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Colin Hough
Unknown: Eddie Beattie
Director: Patrick Rayner
Eddie: Finlay Welsh
Ailis: Una McLean
Kenny: Sean Scanlan
josie: Ann Scott-Jones
Compere: Simon Tait

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with listeners' environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet Ubbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than Bp per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: My Animals and Other Family

2/5. Tortoises and Tropical Fish. Julia finds that watching the tropical fish calms her racing heart when family life becomes too painful. By Julia Blackburn. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Julia Blackburn.

: Chute

2/5. Elephants and Burgers. Chutes help to define the industries in which they are used. Dylan Winter visits a huildina site with an "elephant chute", and a fast-food restaurant with a burger chute. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

7/9 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

5/7. The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: No Commitments

4/6. Hard Times. Victoria is still deeply worried about Roger's pension provisions, but something remarkable has happened for Charlotte - is it possible her acting rareer is about to revive? Sitcom by Simon Brett. producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Eddie: James Greene
Lydia: Richenda Carey
George: Bruce Alexander

: The Archers

It's judgement day for Caroline.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Our Father Who Art in the Tree

2/5. The neighbours do not approve of Simone's visits to talk to her dead father who lives in the top of the tree in her backyard. By Judy Pascoe.
For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Judy Pascoe.

: File on 4

7/9. In the fight against terrorism, how secure are Britain's ports and airports? Gerry Northam examines fears that dangerous people or substances can be too readily slipped into the country. producer Ian Muir-Cochrane Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Ian Muir-Cochrane

: 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

10/12. Asthma. More than five million people in the UK have asthma, and the numbers are increasing. Dr Mark Porter investigates a pioneering method of accurately diagnosing the condition and finds out if there will ever be a vaccine. And what can be done for people who develop abnormal breathing patterns because of the fear of having an attack? Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm Check Up on Thursday at 3pm takes listeners' calls on asthma


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Franeaise: Storm in June

7/10. June 1940: Dispersed across France by the invading enemy, Charles Langelet , old M Pericand and Jean-Marie Michaud are finding their own ways to deal with the upheaval that has swept their country. By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charles Langelet
Unknown: Jean-Marie Michaud
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Small Gods

3/4. Ephebian philosophers argue violently among themselves but they are no match for Deacon Vorbis. But one philosopher, Didactylos, is prepared to stand up to him. 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
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Om/Corporal: Patrick Barlow
Brutha: Carl Prekopp
Vorbis/Smallgod: Alex Jennings
Guard/Nhumrod/St Ungulant: Geoffrey Beevers
Didactylos: Gerard McDermott
Urn/Shoreman: John Cummins
Sgt Simony/Angus: Nick Sayce

: Today in Parliament

The day's events from Westminster. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

2/5. By Nick Thorpe. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe.

: News

: Masterpiece

: Sports International

World Cup 2007 (2/3)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Amadeus (8/8) For details see Sunday

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