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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Unreliable Evidence ,

3/8. Convicting Sex Offenders. The conviction rate of defendants charged with rape or other sexual offences is at an all-time low. Research suggests ignorance and prejudice are still widespread among judges, juries and prosecutors. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Ken Macdonald , and other leading experts discuss with presenter Clive Anderson the need for changes in the legal System. Producer Brian King Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ken MacDonald
Presenter: Clive Anderson

: Me and My Poison

3/5. Aflatoxin. Aflatoxin is a poison produced by mould that grows on damp crops. It hit the headlines when it was named as one of Saddam Hussein 's biological weapons or mass destruction. But the truth is that it's a low-key killer, that causes malnutrition and infant mortality throughout rural Africa. Jolyon Jenkins meets Chris Wild , a man who is attempting to solve the problem. Producer joiyon Jenkins


Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Unknown: Chris Wild

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Jesus, Friend of Little Children
(Westridge). Mark 9, vv33-37; 10, w13-16. Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Children (Tye). Glad that I Live Am I (Water End). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: Penguins Stopped Play

2/5. Prospects for the Captain Scott XI are improved with the three O'Herlihy brothers, who are always late for matches, as the tour starts in Malaysia. Written by Harry Thompson. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Harry Thompson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 I Leap over the Wall 2/5. By Monica Baldwin. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Monica Baldwin.

: Giant on Our Hands

From Sri Lanka's forests to the streets of Bangkok, Adam Fowler uncovers the plight of the working elephant. Once the workhorse of Asia, many thousands are now facing an uncertain future. He walks this twilight zone with them as ancient culture and modern politics struggle to find the answer. Producer Anna Scott Brown


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Anna Scott Brown

: Tickling Tunes: a History of Comic Song

2/4. The World of Work. Roy Hudd explains how various occupations, past and present, have been reflected in the comic songs of their day. Extracts and interviews combine to examine the influence of doctors and the clergy; reveal how people survive in mundane occupations; and how economic factors can work in favour of comedy records.
Producer Karl Phillips


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Karl Phillips

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay 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: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: I Too Soft?

Pianist and writer Susan Tomes explores the role of the pianist in chamber music duos, looking at the relationship with the pianist's performing partner and why the role has changed from that conceived by composers. Tomes feels it is high time that pianists are recognised for what they are - not accompanists, but pianists. Producer Andrea Kidd


Unknown: Susan Tomes
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: How to Live

Performance artist Bobby Baker , with the help of her patient, guide us through self-help therapies in this sly comedy. Grab hold of a frozen pea in readiness for
Bobby's instructions. By Bobby Baker. Bobby Herself
Music by Jocelyn Pook , performed by Melanie Pappenheim , Harvey Brough and Will Gressford ; Directors Marilyn Imrie and Polona Baloh Brown


Artist: Bobby Baker
Unknown: Bobby Baker.
Music By: Jocelyn Pook
Unknown: Melanie Pappenheim
Unknown: Harvey Brough
Unknown: Will Gressford
Directors: Marilyn Imrie
Directors: Polona Baloh Brown
Pea: Jocelyn Pook

: Making History

2/13. Sue Cook hosts the programme that explores the relationship with the past through listeners' own historical puzzles and passions. 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

: Jimmy Swan. the Joy Traveller

2/5. On the Road. As one of the last of the dying breed of travelling salesmen, Jimmy Swan must use every trick in the book to survive. Luckily, he wrote the book. Stanley Baxter continues to read from Neil Munro 's collection of humorous tales. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jimmy Swan
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

2/5. In the 1770s both Joseph Priestley in England and Antoine Lavoisier in France announced they had discovered oxygen. But who really got there first? Producer Alison Ayres For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Joseph Priestley
Unknown: Antoine Lavoisier
Producer: Alison Ayres

: Word of Mouth

4/8. The series that takes a close look at the words people 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

4/10. Sigmund Freud. Craig Brown reveals great dreams as he proposes Sigmund Freud for great-life status. Almost 70 years after his death, the father of psychoanalysis remains a compelling character, though critics have denounced his work as "the greatest intellectual confidence trick of the last century". Matthew Parris chairs the programme, and Adam Phillips offers expert advice. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Friday at llpm


Unknown: Sigmund Freud.
Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Producer: Miles Warde

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Think the Unthinkable

4/4. Comedy drama in which Unthinkable Solutions inflict their brand of help on Barrington council who are desperate to raise money. 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

Roy goes up in the world.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

To complement Daniel Barenboim 's Reith Lectures, the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez talks to Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: I Leap over the Wall

2/5. Monica wants to do her bit for the war effort and becomes an unlikely Land Girl. Her cousins Gay and Barbara boldly give advice on how to acquire the experience of life that Monica lacks. By Monica Baldwin. For cast and further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Writer: Monica Baldwin

: A New Axis of Power

2/2. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is attempting to build alliances to curtail the role of the USA in South
America. He's tapping into strong anti-US sentiment in many parts of Latin America. Emilio San Pedro visits the region and the USA to see if Washington is losing influence in what it historically considered to be "the backyard" - the countries to its south.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Hugo Chavez

: 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

4/5. New research suggests that over the last 100 years there has been an enormous increase in the rate of suicides among schizophrenics. Claudia Hammond asks if things are as serious as they appear, and looks at the benefits of writing poetry for those who have "survived" mental illness. She meets the poets, and explores the relationship between mental illness and literature. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

12/15. London 1944. A horrific time for Viv. Reggie doesn't behave well. By Sarah Waters. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: Political Animal

4/4. Comedians from all parts of the spectrum perform political material in front of a live audience. With 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 David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Penguins StoppedPlay

2/5. By Harry Thompson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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