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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 Akhandadhi Das.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Midweek

Diverse and lively conversation with Libby Purves and her guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Hark, My Soul, It Is the Lord (St Bees). Luke 10, vv30-37. Love Is the Only Law (Moore, arr Stewart). When I Needed a Neighbour (Carter, arr Rose). Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern -Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

3/5. With Denis's political career on the rise, Edna accompanies him on some unforgettable foreign visits. Continuing Edna Healey 's memoirs. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Edna Healey

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyaqe Out 8/10. By Virginia Woolf.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Life after Rover

3/3. To mark the first anniversary of the closure of the MG Rover plant, Adrian Chiles reveals the impact that redundancy has had on the lives of the 6,000 former employees, their families, their finances and their health. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Adrian Chiles

: The Other Man

3/6. Travis and Grace, desperately trying to get their affair under way, decide to meet at a hotel. Surely nothing will go wrong this time? And the Serena/Charlie/Alice love knot shows no signs of untangling, so Alice decides to take matters into her own hands. Written by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Written By: Jan Etherington
Written By: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Travis: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace: Charlotte Randle
Charlie: Paul Reynolds
Alice: Clare Cathcart
Serena: Alice Lowe
The receptionist: Harvey Virdi

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: X Marks the Spot

6/6. This week's treasure seekers are John Sergeant, Robin Simon and Daphne Fowler. David Stafford helps them through the cryptic maze. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Robin Simon
Unknown: Daphne Fowler.
Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Run for Home

Recently widowed Marie and her estranged daughter Joni decide to train for the Run for Life.
Marie has no idea that the good cause she is supporting will become so directly relevant to her and her loved ones. A moving, funny play about an older woman rising to a challenge, written by Carol Willis.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas


Written By: Carol Willis.
Director: Polly Thomas
Marie: Brigit Forsyth
Joni: Jill Halfpenny
Luke: Rod Matthew
Jack: Kevin Doyle

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints from Matthew Biggs ,
Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood who answer questions from members of the Hambledon Horticultural Society in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25
Gardening Weather Forecast, shortened repeat of sun at 2pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Lucky Numbers

3/5. Lucky Numbers. A story by John Bennett about a young teenager who likes to dream about winning the lottery. Read by Joe Tremain. For details see Monday


Story By: John Bennett
Read By: Joe Tremain.

: Five Holes in the Ground

3/5. The sediments beneath the ocean floor were long thought to be a virtual desert, devoid of life. Gabrielle Walker examines core samples from 500m under the Pacific that suggest that more than ten per cent of life on Earth lives out a long, slow but high-pressure existence there. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker

: Thinking Allowed

The 1970s Northern Soul scene was a way of life. Being on the scene was to be in the know; to be part of a secret society. How and why did individuals become involved in this subculture and what impact did it have on their identity? Laurie Taylor is joined by Andy Wilson to look at how cultural patterns and normative standards are established through individual practices and group interaction. They show how some participants in the Northern Soul scene adopted behaviour that they once thought unacceptable - burglary and the use of amphetamines and opiates. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: Case Notes

12/12. Epilepsy. More than 40 million people worldwide have epilepsy. Dr Mark Porter investigates the latest treatments and talks to patients living with epilepsy. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Brown on Brown

What's in a name? Or in a colour? Comedian Arnold Brown ponders on his drab-sounding surname and confesses that it browns him off somewhat. Other
Browns, including comic writer Craig, offer their thoughts. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Arnold Brown
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

Brian has some explaining to do.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a report on Opera North's new production of Kurt Weill 's rarely staged show Arms and the Cow, the tale of a rogue arms dealer. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Voyage Out

8/10. A planned expedition up the river to a remote village leads to a surprising announcement from Rachel, despite Helen's fears. Written by Virginia Woolf . For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Virginia Woolf

: The Moral Maze

10/10. Michael Buerk chairs a live debate in which Claire Fox , Clifford Longley , Ian Hargreaves and Melanie Phillips 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: Claire Fox
Unknown: Clifford Longley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: David Coomes

: Lent Talks

4/6. Via Dolorosa - Jesus Meets His Mother. Another talk for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Professor Mustafa Abu
Sway, director of the Islamic Center at Al-Quds University, reflects on how Muslims have understood the life and death of Jesus. He also talks about the way Islam and Christianity exist side by side on the streets of Jerusalem. Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: R Mustafa Abu
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: Dounreay

1/2. How do you dismantle an experimental nuclear reactor? For the first time, scientists and engineers at Dounreay, in the far north of Scotland, explain the complexity of the world's toughest nuclear decommissioning problems as well as the political and commercial pressures under which they are forced to work. Reporter Simon Willis explores the science behind dismantling a complex atomic site in an increasingly harsh commercial climate. Producer Richard Else


Reporter: Simon Willis
Producer: Richard Else

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

8/10. Paul's joy at discovering a new lead in their pursuit of Drakulya ends abruptly when the unthinkable happens to Helen. By Elizabeth Kostova. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Nebulous: The Man Who Polished the Sun

by Graham Duff.
6/6. With Earth in the grip of a new season called Hamble, Professor Nebulous asks an old enemy for help.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Dr Klench: David Warner
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Worker 2: Paul Putner
Paula: Rosie Cavalliero
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
Erk: 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: Part of the Pattern- Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

3/5. Memoirs of Edna Healey. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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