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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 Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Midweek .

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


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: Penguins Stopped Play

3/5. In the West Indies the team are told about getting "getting some licks" ahead of a match with the frighteningly talented North Stars Xi. Written by Harry Thompson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Harry Thompson.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Christ's Is the World (trad Scottish). Luke 8, vv41-42; 49-55. The Father's Love (Lole). Immortal Love Forever Full (Bishopthorpe). Director of music Greg Morris.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 I Leap over the Wall 3/5. By Monica Baldwin. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Monica Baldwin.

: Trench Warfare - the Politics of Archaeology

2/3. The Stones Cry Out. Politics and archaeology are rarely more entwined than in Israel and Palestine.
This week Malcolm Billings reports from archaeological sites in Jerusalem and Jericho, and on the impact of the new Israeli security wall that's being built across the occupied territories. He also examines archaeological evidence that conflicts with the need of various religious and political groups to prove the literal truth of the Bible. Producers Brigid O'Hara and Margaret Budy


Producers: Brigid O'Hara
Producers: Margaret Budy

: No Commitments

New series 1/6. Settling Down. Sibling rivalry reasserts itself once again with the return of the three sisters. But why on earth is Victoria trying to learn French? Written by Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Written By: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Cella Imrie
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Nick: Kieran Hill
French voice: Marianne Borgo

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: The Write Stuff

3/6. Samuel Johnson is the "author of the week" as James Walton quizzes team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh , and guests Sue Limb and Joanne Harris on all things literary. The reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Teddy and Toad

The true story of how President "Teddy" Roosevelt got The Wind in the Willows published in America, where it achieved its initial success.
By Jerome Vincent.


Writer: Jerome Vincent
Producer/Director: David Blount
Kenneth Grahame: Bill Paterson
Roosevelt: Vincent Marzello
Constance Smedley: Clare Corbett
Curtis Brown: Jonathan Tafler
Chief: John Evitts
Ouestor: Chris Stanton
Malloy: David Jarvis
Alistair: Alfred Chambers
Quentin: Spencer Hodge

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints as Pippa Greenwood ,
Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

3/5. The Fatal Clock. Why a canteen of cutlery? Because, according to Jimmy, misery, ruin and despair would be the inevitable outcome of giving a clock as a wedding present. Stanley Baxter continues to read Neil Munro 's collection Of tales. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

3/5. In the first half of the 19th century, geologists
Roderick Murchison and Henry de la Beche clashed over the age of rocks in Devon. Perhaps the Earth was much older than previously thought?
Producer Sue Broom For further details see Monday


Unknown: Roderick Murchison
Unknown: Henry de la Beche

: Thinking Allowed

What kind of person is cunning and what are the connections between self-interest, morality and rationality? Laurie Taylor explores what it means to be
"cunning", as he's led through a labyrinth full of problems - a labyrinth where the paths of rationality are crossed, confused, confusing and where familiar distinctions between appearance and reality are inadequate guides to social life. Is it possible to strip away pretext to unmask the underlying reality? Producer Andrew Littlejohn


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Andrew Littlejohn

: 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. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: Chris Addison's Civilisation

4/4. Chris Addison - the thinking-idiot's anthropologist - takes a journey through the rich subject of civilisation and explains exactly what is needed to create a new one. Here, Chris explains how "culture" gives a civilisation a sense of identity, and Professor Herring tells us all about a conference on deckchairs. With "Professor Austin
Herring" aka Geoffrey McGivern , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. By Chris Addison and Carl Cooper. Producer Simon Nicholls


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

: The Archers

Shula reaches breaking point.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts magazine, featuring news, interviews and reviews. With John Wilson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: 1 Leap over the Wall

3/5. A trip to Scotland inspires Monica. But when she goes to work in a hostel for munitions workers in Wigan, she encounters the less obvious casualties of war. Written by Monica Baldwin.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Monica Baldwin.

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am LW

: The Lloyd George Papers

1/2. Trevor Fishlock examines the private letters and journals of one of the 20th-century's greatest political leaders. Producer Llinos Jones Repeated from Sunday at 10 45pm


Unknown: Trevor Fishlock

: Britain's Modern Brunels

3/4. Florence Nightingale was a fan of Isambard Kingdom Brunei because the prefab battlefield hospital he shipped out to the Crimean War was designed to drastically reduce hospital infections, thereby saving lives. Exploring the idea that engineers help to prevent disease, while doctors cure it, Sue Nelson meets the modern British Brunels
"engineering" improvements to the nation's health. Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Unknown: Sue Nelson
Producer: Tracey Logan

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

13/15. London, 1944. Helen and Julia can hear the sirens from Mecklenburgh Square. Duncan and Robert hear them too - from their prison cell. And Kay races back home, full of fear for Helen. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: Nebulous: Destiny of the Destinoyd

Sci-fi sitcom by Graham Duff.
4/6. During a visit to a decommissioned moon base, Professor Nebulous falls in love with his ideal woman - the beautiful Franabelle. If only people didn't keep dying horrible deaths in creepy corridors.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavalliero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Franabelle: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Penguins StoppedPlay

3/5. By Harry Thompson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: Analysis

: On Screen

: News

: Outlook

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