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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores the middle Thames.
Producer Adrian Holloway
Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Home Truths

John Peel hears from mothers who did not know they were pregnant until the contractions started. Producer Chris Bertoud PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Chris Bertoud

: Loose Ends

Blur front man Damon Albarn tells Ned Sherrin why love is the greatest thing.
ProducerTorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Damon Albarn
Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Food Programme

From the best bacon to bargain bubblies, Derek Cooper puts the food business through the grinder. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated Monday 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents analysis and insight from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Paul O'Keeffe


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart unsheathes the rapier wits of Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests in the topical quiz. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, by panellists including Will Self and Steven Norris. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Steven Norris.

: Any Answers?[number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Stephanie Browning
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Stephanie Browning

: A History of Grief in Three Funerals

A three-part series about the rites and rituals through which we have expressed our grief. 2: 'George Wickham'. The secrets of an atheist's deathbed and the theatrical flamboyance of a rogue's funeral feature in Ruth Richardson 's examination of the death of an imposter. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Ruth Richardson
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Saturday Play: The Burning Glass

By Jo Anderson. Breizh has a problem. The World Cup looms and all eyes are on France. Down on the estate, something stirs. with Paul Bazely , Nisha K Nayar , Michael N Harbour , Michael Mellinger , Sam Dastorand Jo Anderson. Director Andy Jordan Repeat


Unknown: Jo Anderson.
Unknown: Paul Bazely
Unknown: Nisha K Nayar
Unknown: Michael N Harbour
Unknown: Michael Mellinger
Unknown: Sam Dastorand
Unknown: Jo Anderson.
Director: Andy Jordan
Inspector Breizh: Philip Madoc
Danni: Frances Jeater
Claude: Michael Culver

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's 's Hour, presented by Jenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Kevin Bocquet.


Presented By: Kevin Bocquet.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley and David Hemmings discuss the latest film news, including a feature on the film poster designer. Producer Tom Alban. ADDRESS: Talking Pictures. BBC Radio 4. London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: [address removed] Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: David Hemmings
Producer: Tom Alban.

: Live from London

Simon Fanshawe is joined by Sir Peter Hall and Sue Townsend , live from the Radio Theatre.
Producers Hannah Andrassy and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Producers: Hannah Andrassy

: Saturday Review

As the National Theatre kicks off its spring season, Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including Trevor Nunn 's new production of Troilus and Cressida. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Letters from the Front Line

Dr Frank Ryding works as a medical coordinator with the International Red Cross in the world's most troubled regions. In two talks, he describes some of the terrifying and hilarious moments he has experienced while operating under fire.
2: Keeping Faith in the Killing Fields Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Dr Frank Ryding
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Archive Hour: Women Comedians

Comedian Morwenna Banks explores the development of female comedy in Britain, from the impact of Marie
Lloyd's innuendo to the post-feminist creations of Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous.
Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Morwenna Banks
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Classic Serial: The Tin Drum

By Gunter Grass , dramatised in two parts by Mike Walker. With Phil Daniels as Oskar.
2: The Second World War is raging.
Oskar, on the run, discovers sex, jazz and the black market. Soon his mad drumming will make him a star.
With Kenneth Cranham , Tracy Wiles and David Collings. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gunter Grass
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Phil Daniels
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: David Collings.

: The Moral Maze

With Michael Buerk and regulars Janet Daley , David Starkey , Ian Hargreaves and David Cook. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Unknown: David Cook.

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. 2: Nitin
Sawhney grew up a British Asian in a white neighbourhood. One of his first encounters with another musical world was through the flamenco guitar. He explains how this passion has led him back to his Indian roots. Producer Tessa Watt
Repeated Monday 11.30pm Repeat


Talks: Robin Denselow
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Fine Lines

Contemporary poetry with Christopher Cook , whose guests David Dabydeen and Katrina Porteous discuss the sea as inspiration for the poetry from their recent collections.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Katrina Porteous

: News

: Experimental Feature: Four Minutes 33

Three opportunities to listen to the music of the night. 2: Marina
Recorded at Ramsgate Harbour, Kent. Producer Alan Hall Repeat


Producer: Alan Hall

: The Late Story: Loose Head

By Tommy Frank O'Connor , read by Frank McCusker. A young, macho rugby player finds himself being drawn to a painting and a painter. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tommy Frank O'Connor
Read By: Frank McCusker.
Producer: Pam Brighton

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