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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Andrew Graystone.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson. 7-48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence

2/8. International Law. Since the Second World War, Britain and the USA have been at the forefront of developing international law. But how much have these global agreements been damaged by the Iraq War and Guantanamo Bay? Leading international lawyer Philippe Sands and former US State Department legal adviser William H Taft are among Clive Anderson 's guests. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Philippe Sands
Unknown: William H Taft
Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Me and My Poison

2/5. Snakes. India's snakes are the most deadly in the world, killing 50,00 people every year. One of the world's top experts in snake bites is Ian Simpson , a retired British economist who loves snakes so much that he has emigrated to India to be near them and help look after their victims. Recently he discovered a new venomous
Indian snake, to add to four already known. Jolyon Jenkins meets him and his reptiles. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Ian Simpson
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Rise Heart; Thy Lord Is Risen (Ferguson). Romans 6, vv5-11. As the Apple Tree
(Walker). Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now (StAlbinus). With the choir of Royal Holloway, University of London. Director of music Rupert Gough.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Rupert Gough.

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80 - theBiographer's View

2/5. George VI. By Sarah Bradford. Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen at 25 while watching rhino in Kenya. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Anne-Marie Duff. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: George Vi.
Unknown: Sarah Bradford.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Anne-Marie Duff.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 With Love from Me to You 2/5.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Fascinating Deaths

2/2. The Taung Child. Jessica Holm turns detective to solve a two million-year-old murder mystery. She takes a close look at the skull of the "Taung Child", a three-year-old individual of an ape-like species seen as a missing link between apes and humans. It's taken scientists more than 80 years to work out how this animal died - and the culprit Came as quite a Shock. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Tickling Tunes - a History of Comic SongNew series

1/4. Satire. Roy Hudd begins this history by proving that the satirical song is not the exclusive province of upmarket performers and is by no means restricted to politics. Wonderful musical examples and interviews illustrate how the nature of satire can, according to the attitude of the time, shift between the savage and the (almost) affectionate. Producer Karl Phillips


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Karl Phillips

: You and Yours

Presented by 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


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

4/4. Horace Silver. With his funky, blues-based piano playing, Horace Silver was a driving force behind the bebop journey into hard bop and soul jazz. Ken Clarke talks to leading British sax player Alan Barnes about the man and his music.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Horace Silver.
Unknown: Horace Silver
Talks: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Alan Barnes
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Just One More Day

An atmospheric, magical play about family, resentment and love, in which a woman is briefly reunited with her late mother. Written by Pat Davis.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Written By: Pat Davis.
Director: Marc Beeby
Grace: Barbara Jefford
Sally: Cheryl Campbell
Emma: Emma Wachter
Young Gracie: Ellen Howard
Woman/Nurse: Elizabeth Bell

: Making History

New series 1/13. Sue Cook returns with the programme that explores the relationship with the past through listeners' Own historical puzzles. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed]email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Literary Misfits

2/5. The Final Voyage of Gulliver. When Gulliver makes one final journey he inadvertently finds himself washed up on the John Bull's Other Island of George Bernard
Shaw. What will he make of its inhabitants and, more to the point, what will they make of him? Written by John Morrison. Read by Mark Lambert. For details see yesterday


Unknown: George Bernard
Written By: John Morrison.
Read By: Mark Lambert.

: Inside the Queen's Head

2/5. Poet Lemn Sissay meets more of Her Majesty's subjects in pubs that bear her name.
A Mug's Game. In a tough urban version of the Queen's Head, Lemn finds a cross section of London's migrant community drinking and playing pool in good cheer. But then violence breaks out at the corner of the bar and blood flows inside the Queen's Head. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay

: Word of Mouth

3/8. The series that takes a close look at the words in use, where they come from and how people play with them. Presented by Michael Rosen.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Great Lives

3/10. Noël Coward. Julian Clary nominates Noël
Coward for great-life status because of his elegance, his plays and for being gay in an age when it was still illegal. Sheridan Morley reveals many of the secrets of Coward's life, including the extent of his role in Allied intelligence during the Second World War, and presenter Matthew Parris wonders how long his literary achievements will last.
Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Presenter: Matthew Parris
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Think the Unthinkable

3/4. Comedy drama in which Unthinkable Solutions inflict their brand of help on unsuspecting companies. This week, electrical retailer Matsons needs a boost. With
Marcus Brigstocke , Catherine Shepherd , Robin Ince and Beth Chalmers. By James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Unknown: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Alistair bends the rules.
For cast see page 52 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts magazine programme is hosted by Mark Lawson. producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: With Love from Me to You

2/5. Welsh-born poet Stephen Knight and Mumbai-based poet imtiaz Dharker discuss illness, child rearing and the influences of freedom and travel on their poetry.
Producer Carrie Rooney For details see yesterday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephen Knight
Producer: Carrie Rooney

: A New Axis of Power

1/2. Left-wing populist leaders have been consolidating their power across Latin America. Emilio San Pedro travels to Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina to investigate the rhetoric and the reality of Latin America's swing to the left and the continent's moves to integration. producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 5pm

: 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

: All in the Mind

3/5. One in seven people will, at some point during their lives, suffer from chronic pain. Dr Tanya Byron looks at how the treatment of this condition is bringing together the worlds of medicine and psychology. producer Katy Hickman Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Tanya Byron
Producer: Katy Hickman

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

7/15. London 1944: Kay works as an ambulance driver in wartime London and lives with Helen - who's about to meet Julia. Viv's brother Duncan is in prison for a mysterious offence. Viv has worries of her own. By Sarah Waters. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: Political Animal

3/4. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. Hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman. Producer Richard Grocock


Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80- the Biographer's View

2/5. George VI. By Sarah Bradford. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: George Vi.
Unknown: Sarah Bradford.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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