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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Leisure Update

With Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with more tales from the countryside.
Producer Alisdair Cross. Rptd Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Alisdair Cross.

: Today

John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Home Truths

With John Peel. How Adrian Mathews 's plans for living a romantic life in Paris were altered by his neighbours.
Producer Chris Berthoud PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: John Peel.
Unknown: Adrian Mathews
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: Loose Ends

from 10.30 With Ned Sherrin.
ProducerTorquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Cricket World Cup

The Super Six
Commentary from Trent Bridge on the match between the runners-up from Group A and the third team from
Group B. Including at 2.15* News * Approximate times
* See Jonathan Agnew : page 41


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: The Food Programme

Paul McCartney talks to Derek Cooper about genetically-engineered food.
Producer Sheila Dillon Repeated Monday 4pm


Talks: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: 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 Richard Edgar


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Richard Edgar

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical quiz, with Alan Coren and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren

: NeWS

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined from
Bodmin Community College, Bodmin, Cornwall, by panellists including Menzies Campbell MP,
Angela Browning MP and Simon Jenkins. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Angela Browning
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.

: 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.

: Kiss of the Crusaders

In 1391, two crusaders were buried together in the same tomb, which depicts their helmets about to kiss. Historian Eamon Duffy follows the story of their "wedded brotherhood," and opens up a debate about the evidence for a marriage-like union between men in medieval society.
Producers Tessa Watt and Helen Weinstein


Unknown: Eamon Duffy
Producers: Tessa Watt
Producers: Helen Weinstein

: The Saturday Play: The Summer of a Dormouse

By John Mortimer. An elderly man stands in the darkening garden of a vicarage by the sea and looks back on a life which seems to have passed as swiftly as Lord Byron's dormouse summer. With Joanna David. Joe Roberts. Oliver Ford Davies. Gemma Jones. John Rowe and David Allister. With the Willie Brown Uni Band and accordionist Kevin Street. Director Marilyn Imrie
John Mortimer 's Questionnaire: p23


Writer: John Mortimer
Director: Marilyn Imrie
The elder Henry Troutbeck Pottinger: Paul Scofield
The younger Troutbeck Henry Pottinger: Alex Jennings
Mavis: Imelda Staunton
[Actress]: Joanna David
[Actor]: Joe Roberts
[Actor]: Oliver Ford
[Actor]: John Rowe
[Actor]: David Allister

: Weekend Woman's

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


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Coverage of the day's news and sports headlines. With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley looks at the world of film and television. Judy Davis , Australian star of Woody Allen 's Celebrity, explains why My Brilliant Careerwas not a brilliant career move.
Producer Harry Parker
E-MAIL: [address removed] PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]
Repeated Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Judy Davis
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look at the world. With
Jane Bussmann , David Quantick , Dan Freedman, Simon Munnery and Nick Romero. Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Tuesday llpm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jane Bussmann
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Simon Munnery
Unknown: Nick Romero.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: David Sedans momy

An American in Paris. New York humorist David Sedaris has moved to Paris. The transition has not gone smoothly. His continuing series details his experiences. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss an exhibition of Rembrandt's selfportaits at the National Portrait
Gallery, Keanu Reeves 's new film
Matrix and Jim Allen 's play Perdition.


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Keanu Reeves
Unknown: Jim Allen

: Postmarks

Your bones can tell your life history. Palaeoarchaeologist Charlotte Roberts looks at some Jordanian skeletons to explain how.
Producer: Julia Durbin.
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Narrator: Charlotte Roberts Producer: Julia Durbin

: The Archive Hour: Shakespearean Women

Actress Fiona Shaw considers the different approaches taken by women to Shakespeare's roles, including
Sarah Bernhardt , Ellen Terry , Sybil Thorndike , Edith Evans ,
Peggy Ashcroft , Flora Robson , Judi Dench , Janet Suzman , Vanessa Redgrave and Juliet Stevenson.
Producer Bob Dickinson Repeat


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Sarah Bernhardt
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: The Classic Serial: Daniel Deronda

The second of a three-part dramatisation by Robert Forrest of George Eliot 's novel of love and idealism. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Robert Forrest
Unknown: George Eliot

: The Moral Maze

The moral questions behind the week's news, with Michael Buerk. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Buerk.

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals. 2: Les Miserables
After 13 years, "Les Mis" is claimed to be the most popular musical in the world, but on opening night, the future of the first collaboration between the commercial theatre and the Royal
Shakespeare Company was looking much less certain.
Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney explores the British love of horses and other animals through a selection of listeners' requests for favourite poetry. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

: The Late Story: Negligee

By Deborah Davies , read by Cler Stephens. In anticipation of her honeymoon, Grace buys a sea-green chiffon nightgown and a bottle of perfume the colour of apricot juice. Producer Tanya Nash Repeat


Unknown: Deborah Davies
Read By: Cler Stephens.
Producer: Tanya Nash Repeat

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