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: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test in Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Patrick Thomas.


Unknown: Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test in Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: Midweek

Diverse conversation with Libby Purves and guests. Producer Chris Paling Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. Lift Up Your Heads
(Lower Mar/wood). Micah 5, vv2-5a I look from Afar (Rose). Fling Wide the Gates! (Crucifer).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

3/5. His first trip to the south of France in 1926 brought Burra into contact with the low life of the coast that informed his work. Jane Stevenson 's biography of the painter. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson

: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test in Colombo.
For commentators see Sunday *approximate times

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 18/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Mind Changers

3/3. The Bobo Doll. Prior to Dr Tanya Bryon 's review of how children respond to TV and computer-game violence, Claudia Hammond looks back at the first experiment to alert people to the dangers of imitative behaviour, Albert Bandura 's1961 "Bobo Doll" test. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Tanya Bryon
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Unknown: Albert Bandura
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Baggage

2/6. Family Matters. It's Edinburgh, it's February and Caroline has a thoroughly modern dinner with her ex-husband and his new male partner, and wrestles with an astonishing request. Comedy by Hilary Lyon. Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne


Comedy By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Alistair: Stuart McOuarne
Peter: John Docherty
Nicholas: Moray Hunter

: You and Yours FM lonly unti/ 12.15

With Sheila McClennon and Stuart Flinders.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Stuart Flinders.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Off the Page

2/6. A Little Bit of What You Fancy Does You Good Does none of what you fancy do you good anymore? Dominic Arkwright invites journalist Nick Cohen , Green campaigner
Sian Berry and broadcaster Charlie Lee-Potter to write and talk about the so-called New Puritans, intent on clamping down on pleasure.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Nick Cohen
Unknown: Sian Berry
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The McKinnonExtradition

The true story of Gary McKinnon , a British citizen charged with hacking into the Pentagon's computer, who is fighting extradition to the US. Written by John Fletcher , the play is linked with tonight's edition of Unreliable Evidence at 8pm, in which lawyers debate the issues raised by the McKinnon case.
Producer David Morley ; Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Gary McKinnon
Written By: John Fletcher
Producer: David Morley
Director: Pete Atkin

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in North Yorkshire. Eric Robson chairs. At 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Remember Me

3/5. Maggie's unwelcome patient refuses to let the past Stay buried. For details see Monday

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

3/5. It's been Second World War France for Charlotte Gray, a Ugandan rebel camp for
Casino Royale and an Egyptian valley for The Mummy Returns. Matthew Sweet goes into Black Park in Buckinghamshire to find out why it's so adaptable for the screen. For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Sweet

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues from the academic world.
Producer Charlie Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: All in the Mind

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: 4 Stands Up

New series 1/4. A new stand-up show, featuring the luminaries of the comedy circuit. Introduced by Michael Mcintyre. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Introduced By: Michael McIntyre.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Joe and Eddie get stuffed.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and an interview with Dustin Hoffman , who plays a toy-shop owner in the film MrMagorium's Wonder Emporium. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Dombey and Son

18/20. Walter Gay plucks up enough courage to tell Florence what she means to him.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Walter Gay

: Unreliable Evidence

3/4. Extradition. In a special edition linked to today's Afternoon Play, the legal discussion programme, hosted by Clive Anderson , debates the issues of extradition highlighted by the Gary McKinnon case. Lawyers discuss concerns that it is too easy for British citizens to be dragged into foreign courts, yet almost impossible to extradite people to face trial here.
Producer Brian King Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Gary McKinnon

: Stop the World

1/3. The writer Kamran Nazeer talks to people who are in some way at odds with the Zeitgeist. Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated from Sun at 10.45pm Repeated on Sunday at 5.45am


Talks: Kamran Nazeer
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Frontiers

4/6. Green Ships. Amid claims that air pollution from ships kills 60,000 people worldwide per year. Gareth Mitchell examines attempts to "green" the ship-building industry with environmentally friendly technology. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: Roland Pease

: 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 Land of Spices

3/10. As six-year-old Anna Murphy comes to terms with her first few weeks at the convent, the Reverend Mother begins writing a letter of resignation. By Kate O'Brien. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Murphy
Unknown: Kate O'Brien.

: The Maltby Collection

1/6. David Nobbs 's museum-based sitcom.
Producer Colin Anderson


Unknown: David Nobbs
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wilf: Geoffrey McGivern
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week:Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye

3/5. By Jane Stevenson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jane Stevenson.

: On Screen

: Outlook

: World Today

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