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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today With

Winifred Robinson and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

Music, maths and John Ruskin are part of the I cultural mix as Jeremy Paxman is joined by Ian Stewart , Howard Goodall and Robert Hewison. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Ruskin
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Robert Hewison.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Writing at the KitchenTable

Helena Bonham Carter reads five extracts from Artemis Cooper 's acclaimed biography of cookery writer Elizabeth David , who brought the tastes of the Mediterranean to postwar Britain. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Helena Bonham Carter
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Unknown: Elizabeth David
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Daily Service

With Nigel Swinford. Fight the Good Fight(Duke
Street); Job 2, wl-10; 0 Lord, in Thy Wrath (Gibbons); All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Duringthe Second World War Austrian Jew
Edith Hahn evaded persecution by becoming a hausfrau - a Nazi sympathiser's wife. Martha Kearney hears the story of her survival. Drama: Sister Carrieby Theodore Dreiser. Part 1 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Edith Hahn
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Carrieby Theodore Dreiser.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: John McCarthy's Bible Journey

In six programmes John McCarthy looks at the different ways the Bible has been read.
5: All About Eve. Religion and sex were never great bedfellows, but the Bible is particulary ambivalent about matters of the flesh. From Eve to Mary, from new-age feminism to old-fashioned manliness, he discovers a confusing array of ideas, images and influences. Producers Roger Childs and Abigail Saxon
RT SHOP: Buy John McCarthy 's Bible Journey(BBC Radio Collection, two double cassettes)forjust £12.99 including p&p. Send a cheque, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed] or phone [number removed].


Unknown: John McCarthy
Producers: Roger Childs
Producers: Abigail Saxon
Unknown: John McCarthy

: No Fond Return of Love

The final episode of Barbara Pym 's 1950s novel dramatised by Elizabeth Proud. 4: Quite Romantic Really. There are some surprise guests at Eagle House Hotel and some unwelcome revelations.
Elizabeth Proud
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Proud.
Director: Sue Wilson
Dulcie: Penny Downie
Viola: Sara Coward
Alwyin/Vicar: Martyn Read
I Laurel: Tracy Wiles
Neville: Christopher Scott
Mrs Forbes: Tina Gray
Marjorie: Susan Jeffrey
Miss: Lord/mrs Willton

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants pit their musical wits against Ned Sherrin in heatfive of the musical quiz. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Charm Factory

Sue Teddern's four-part drama, set in 1954, follows the lives offouryoung actors fresh from charm school. 2: Secret Love. As Hugh struggles with a reputation for being a confirmed bachelor, Bettv struggles with her acting career.
Director Mary Peate


Director: Mary Peate
Hugh: Charlie Simpson
Irene: Tabitha Wady
Betty: Jan Goodman
Stan: John Sharian
Patrick: Tom George
Hilda: Val Ulley
Charles: Robert East
Sonia: Elizabeth Bell
Newsreader: Jonathan Keeble

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Father! Father!

Burning Bright
Alan Bennett 's recently published story is written and read by him in five parts. 1: "The timing was good," Midgley acknowledged that. Only his father would have managed to make his rarewen in the middle of a meet-the-parents week.
Abridged and directed by Ned Chaillet. RT SHOP: order Alan Bennett 's latest work, plus his Talking Heads, on page 118.
A new lease of life: Alan Bennett writes about his latest story on page 29


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Directed By: Ned Chaillet.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Open on a Palm-Fringed Beach

Hugh Dennis presents an affectionate four-part journey through the worlds of marketing and advertising by assuming the role of a fictional biscuit manufacturer. 1: A visit to a leading brand consultancy- Interbrand. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Repeated from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests from around the world dissect a variety of topical international issues. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees hosts a panel game about quotations with comedian Jo Brand and actor Henry Goodman. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jo Brand
Reader: Henry Goodman.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Just when you thought itwas safe.... Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock gives the verdict on The Insider, the new film starring Al Pacino , in which a whistleblower, a television network and a tobacco firm battle Over profits and principles. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Al Pacino
Producer: Erin Riley

: Sister Carrie

By Theodore Dreiser , dramatised in 15 parts by Steve Chambers. The gripping tale of a young woman's rise to fame and fortune at the turn of the 20th century. 1: Eighteen-year-old Sister
Carrie travels to Chicago to try her luck in the big city. Destiny takes overwhen her fresh prettiness attracts the attention of smooth-talking salesman Charlie Drouet.
All other parts played by members of the company Director Polly Thomas. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Theodore Dreiser
Unknown: Steve Chambers.
Unknown: Charlie Drouet.
Director: Polly Thomas.
Dreiser: Russell Dixon
Carrie: Eve Best
Charlie Drouet: John Guerrasio
Minnie/Julia: Kate Harper
Hurstwood: Uam Cunnlgham
Beth/Jessica: Alison Darling

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates drug dealing in a hostel forthe homeless which has cost those in charge not just theirjobs but their freedom. Producer Susan Mitchell , E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Crossing Continents

Tim Whelwell investigates the growing debate over an ancient rite in Mali. Female circumcision has been practised for centuries here by many of the country's ethnic groups. Mali is now the only west African country which has not introduced legislation against it. The programme accompanies a dynamic theatre troupe into a village where this delicate subject is tackled head on. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whelwell

: Nature

Ancient trees have a unique place in cultures around the world, but is their survival guaranteed? Mark Carwardine visits a British tree that has been carbon-dated at up to 6,000 years old in his quest to assess the importance of conserving the oldest living things on the planet. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: A Foreign Country

By Francine Stock , read by Deborah Findlay. At 74 Daphne is confronted with an awkward episode from her time in the war office by herfavourite son's girlfriend. He, meanwhile, explores a very different conflict in a southern Soviet republic. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Part 6. Producer Mary Peate


Unknown: Francine Stock
Read By: Deborah Findlay.
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Mary Peate

: Home Truths

With John Peel. Shortened repeatfromSaturday9am


Unknown: John Peel.

: News

: The Late Book: Archangel

Robert Harris's bestselling thriller is read in ten parts by Alan Howard. 1: Midnight in a Moscow hotel room and Professor Fluke Kelso listens to a story that could make or break his reputation. If true Josef Stalin is about to return from the grave. Producer Usa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Alan Howard.
Unknown: Professor Fluke Kelso
Unknown: Josef Stalin

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