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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Repeated Thursday 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

This week the programme peers through the net curtains lining an Oxfordshire village where over 20 members of the Waters family live in the same street. Presenter John Peel.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Monday 11pm


Presenter: John Peel.
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with Michael Nyman and Luke Slater. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Luke Slater.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Political Ghosts

Has history become a dirty word for ourfutureobsessed leaders? Simon Hoggart asks whether modernising politicians have lost all sense of the past. Producer Chris Bowlby


Leaders: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie presents insight and analysis 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 and impartial advice for all those tryingto make the most of their money. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Dead Ringers

The topical comedy programme starring the world's biggest names from politics, sport and entertainment - courtesy of impressionists
Alistair McGowan , Kate Robbins , Simon Lipson and Jon Culshaw.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: Jon Culshaw.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at the Museum of London by panellists including Simon Hughes MP, Boris Johnson of The Spectatorand David Willetts MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Spectatorand David

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Jonathan Dimblebytakes listeners' calls in response to this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Lisa Jenkinson and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebytakes
Producers: Lisa Jenkinson
Producers: Karen Turner

: Case History

Professor Roy Porter examines four episodes in the 20th century when the state of a leader affected the state of a nation. 1: The Shah of Iran The Shah was diagnosed with leukaemia five years before he was deposed. Did the knowledge of his disease spur him to speed up the reforms which led to revolution? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Saturday Play: Design for Murder: a Noel Coward Murder Mystery

By Marcy Kahan.
Actor, playwright, songwriter, director and star - Noel Coward never quite added sleuth to his astonishing achievements. But just before the war with Hitler, there is a gap in his memoirs. Is there a murder mystery within those days?


Writer: Marcy Kahan
Piano: Neil Brand
Director: Ned Chaillet
Noel: Malcolm Sinclair
Lorn: Eleanor Bron
Winifred: Kristin Milward
Cole: Tam Williams
Edward/Judith: Nicholas Boulton
Greta: Gemma Saunders
Tony: Joe Dunlop
Hoskins: Don McCorkindale

: Weekend Woman's Hour

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

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley with the big picture on the world of film, including the expertguide to the pick of films on television.
Producer Simon Elmes. WRITE TO: Talking Pictures, BBC Radio 4, London, W1A 1AA. E-MAIL: talking.pictures@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Big Booth

Boothby Graffoe stars in a comedy programme of monologues, sketches, straw polls and songs. With Simon Evans , Vivienne Soan, Big Al, Kevin Eldon and Antonio Forcione.
Producer LucyArmitage


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Antonio Forcione.

: The Shuttleworths

1: Chic Ken. Eavesdrop on the semi-detached world of aspiring singer/songwriter John Shuttleworth and his family. Written and performed by Graham Fellows Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Songwriter: John Shuttleworth
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests discuss the week's cultural highlights, including the re-opening of the Royal Court theatre after a major three-year refurbishment.


Presenter: Tom Sutcliffe

: Talking through Their Hats

Novelist Carol Shields gives the first of fourtalks by women writers on the subject of clothes.
Shields was introduced to the world of hats and wigs as a result of her chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer in early 1999. Producer Hannah Andrassy
Repeated tomorrow 12.15am


Unknown: Carol Shields
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: The Archive Hour: Fit for Nothing

Simon Fanshawe explores a lifetime of keep-fit, from primary school spins and stretches to the rigours of the over-60s. Producer Sean Walsh


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Sean Walsh

: Classic Serial: Learning to Swim

Clare Chambers's book, winner of the Romantic Novel of 1999, is dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. Abigail believes that she has banished the ghost of her first love affair and the catastrophe that ended it, but 13 years later a chance encounter forces herto acknowledge that the spell is far from broken.
Repeated from last Saturday


Dramatised By: Catherine Czerkawska.
Abigail: Emily Bruni
Rad: Oliver Milburn
Young Abigail: Phoebe Phillips
Mother: Penny Downie
Father: David Troughton
Granny: Marcia Warren
Birdie: Cathy Sara
Frances: Tilly Gaunt

: Them and Us

Diana Madill returns with a four-part series of lively debates about the important issues of the day. 1: "Good education is selective education." This week from Trafford in south Manchester, where parents and professionals face each other to argue theircase.
Registeryourvote to agree on [number removed] or to disagree on [number removed]. Callscost a maximum of lOp Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: At Home with Healey

Tim Healey and fellow musicians from the Mellstock Band re-create the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them.
1: The Song and Supper Rooms. The precursors of the music halls, where men gathered after hours to eat devilled kidneys, drink brandy and Sing. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Tim Healey

: Poetry 2000

Fiona Shaw introduces the first of three anthologies of new poetry with contributions from Roger McGough , RS Thomas and Jo Shapcott. Featuring a specially commissioned sequence written and read by Lavinia Greenlaw. Repeated from Sunday


Introduces: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Rs Thomas
Unknown: Jo Shapcott.
Read By: Lavinia Greenlaw.

: News

: The Late Story: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

Martin Jarvis reads the first of four stories by Grant Allen. The mysterious colonel first appeared in the Strand Magazine in 1896. His goal -the systematic fleecing of Sir Charles Vandrift , the morally dubious millionaire. But who is Colonel Clay really?
1: The Episode of the Mexican Seer (R)


Read By: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen

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