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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: 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 the Rev Peter Whittaker. An Upper Room (0 Waly
Waly). John 13, vv2-14. Wash Me Throughly (SS Wesley).
The Servant King (Kendrick). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

3/5. Work continues apace in Aries, but in a confined studio space, Van Gogh and Gauguin sometimes find tempers fraying. By Martin Gayford. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Martin Gayford.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Snap! 3/5. By Charlotte Cory. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: The Frisco Quake

- rhe earthquake and subsequent fire that hit San Tancisco on 18 April 1906 virtually destroyed the city. ;ean Street tells the story of the tragedy through the memories of residents, and through eyewitness accounts, such as those left by the opera singer Enrico Caruso and the novelist Jack London. Producer Alan Hall See also Leading Edge tomorrow at 9pm


Singer: Enrico Caruso
Unknown: Jack London.
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Other Man

5/6. As Travis and Grace's affair steams along, Travis meets the other man in Grace's life - her son. Comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Comedy By: Jan Etherington
Comedy By: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Travis: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Grace: Charlotte Randle
Charlie: Paul Reynolds
Alice: Clare Cathcart
Serena: Alice Lowe
Miles: Charlie Hicks

: You and Yours

Multiple sclerosis affects many young people, but are their social and health needs catered for? As part of MS week the programme looks at social provision. With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Write Stuff

1/6. Dylan Thomas is "author of the week as James Walton , quizzes John Walsh , Sebastian Faulks , Professor
John Sutherland and Sabrina Broadbent on all things literary. The reader Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Sutherland
Unknown: Sabrina Broadbent
Reader: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stan

Tom Courtenay takes on the role of Stan Laurel in Neil Brand 's poignant and powerful farewell to Oliver Hardy. As death finally threatens to separate the greatest double-act in film comedy, Stan tries to say the things that hauphppn Ipft unsaid.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Neil Brand
Unknown: Oliver Hardy.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Stan: Tom Courtenay
Ollie: Ewan Bailey
Woman: Barbara Barnes
Uncle Cecil: Ed Bishop

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints from Matthew Biggs ,
Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood , who answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.


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

: Rhapsody in Blue

3/4 B flat and a Tonal Arch. A very New York tale, featuring a nightmare subway ride, a panicky piano recital and a lousy relationship. Written by Eva Salzman and read by Amber Rose Sealey. For details see Monday


Written By: Eva Salzman
Read By: Amber Rose Sealey.

: Relatively Einstein

3/4. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using
Albert Einstein 's ideas in their work, and today it's the turn of acclaimed writer Terry Pratchett , author of the Discworld series Of novels. For details see Monday


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Terry Pratchett

: Thinking Allowed

Labels like vegetarian, virgin, recovering alcoholic or non-smoker are thrown about to identify forms of abstinence, but for many abstainers, such labels are also proud declarations of who they are. Laurie Taylor looks at the commonalities that bind abstainers as well as how perceptions of abstinence change according to social context and age. Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: All in the Mind

How many times as a child did you hear - "look at me when I'm talking to you"? But psychological research has shown humans think more clearly when they don't make eye contact. Claudia Hammond visits a school in Scotland where pupils are taught not to look at the teacher when answering questions.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Presenter: Claudia Hammond

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Chris Addison's Civilisation

2/4. Chris Addison - the thinking-idiot's anthropologist - takes a journey through the vast and rich subject of civilisation and explains exactly what is needed to create a new one. Here, Chris demonstrates how to build a city and stop it from destroying itself. With Professor Austin Herring, aka Geoffrey McGivern , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

The Grundys have a break with the past.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson introduces the arts news, including an interview with photographer David Bailey , who looks back at the documentaries he made about artists, including Andy Warhol. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Introduces: John Wilson
Unknown: David Bailey
Unknown: Andy Warhol.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Snap!

3/5. The Sequence of Things. Lucy has gone to stay at the family home of a young man who died in the Second
World War. The time has come for her to confront the past and tell the boy's mother the truth about his last photograph. By Charlotte Cory. Lucy Claire Skinner
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Unknown: Lucy Claire Skinner

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Lent Talks

6/6. Via Dolorosa -the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
The last in a series of talks for Lent recorded in Jerusalem. Dr Maria Khoury, from the Greek Orthodox church of St George in Taybeh, Palestine, reflects on the worldwide significance of the empty tomb and the celebration of the Holy Fire, witnessed each year on Holy Saturday. Producer Jennifer Daniel Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: Britain's Modern Brunels

New series 1/4. They may not wear stovepipe hats, but which engineers today deserve the title "Britain's Modern Brunels"? Sue Nelson looks at modern heroes of transportation such as Doug Oakervee, Nigel Gee and "budding Brunel" Jenny Goodman, to celebrate the bicentenary of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


Unknown: Doug Oakervee
Unknown: Nigel Gee
Unknown: Jenny Goodman
Unknown: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Producer: Tracey Logan

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

3/15. London, 1947. Viv Pearce spots Kay outside the Tivoli cinema. Viv's brother Duncan spends an embarrassing evening and Kay visits her old ambulance friend Mickey. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Viv Pearce
Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: Nebulous: The Buzzing

Sci-fi sitcom by Graham Duff.
2/6. A machine that controls the nation's pollen; people sneezing themselves to death; a race of bee/wasp hybrids called "bosps": Professor Nebulous thinks there's a connection. With special guest star Steve Coogan.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavalliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
[Actor]: Steve Coogan

: The National Short Story Prize - the Shortlist

3/5. Another of the top five stories, newly shortlisted from over 1,400 entries from established writers, that are in contention for the first National Short Story Prize for the best Short Story of 2005. For details see Monday

: News

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

3/5. By Martin Gayford. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Martin Gayford.

: Analysis

: News

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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