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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Penny Faust.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests setthe cultural agenda for the week. Producer Ariane Koek. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Fresh-Air Flend

Stuart Milligan reads five extracts from Paul Theroux 's new book of travel essays.
1: Trespassing in Florida. In which Theroux points out that there is more to this part of America than pot-bellied golfers. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. The Servant King (Kendrick); Mark 10, w35-45: Servant of All (Thorne);
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul). With Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director David Swinson.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Director: David Swinson.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney with interviews and discussion from awoman's point of view. Drama: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang. Parti of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: woman shour@bbc.co.uk
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: From Doodlebugs to DIY

Francis Wheen immerses himself in 50 years of well-meaning attempts by the Central Office of Information to tell the British public how to behave. 2: As her colonies gained independence, many British citizens came to work and study here. Britain needed to remind them that she still had much to offer. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Miriam Newman

: A Crumb of Comfort

Miriam Margolyes stars as a nightmarish hospital visitor in this comic and touching monologue written specially for her by Roger Hammond. Director Enyd Williams (R)


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Roger Hammond.
Director: Enyd Williams

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas

The first of three drama documentaries this week looking at the creation of specific paintings. Judith Beheading Holofernes. Lucy Gough 's drama reflects on the problems of being a female artist in 17th-century Florence. Germaine Greer discusses Artemesia Gentileschi's dramatic interpretation of the apocryphal story of Judith's seduction and decapitation of the enemy leader Holofernes.
Temesia Anna Chancellor Model David Perks Tuzia Susan Jeffrey
Directors Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lucy Gough
Unknown: Florence. Germaine
Leader: Temesia Anna
Unknown: David Perks
Unknown: Tuzia Susan Jeffrey
Directors: Rosie Boulton
Directors: Peter Leslie Wild

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Dugglebytakes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
Producer Paul OKeeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Dugglebytakes
Producer: Paul Okeeffe.

: Latin Shorts

A week of stories that tap into the vibrant energy of South American cities. 1: The Wardrobe, the Old Man and Death by Julio Ramon Ribeyro , read by Anton Lesser. A huge mirrored wardrobe, central to family life, is damaged in a football game, bringing the narrator's childhood to an abrupt end. Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Julio Ramon Ribeyro
Read By: Anton Lesser.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Curiouser and Curiouser

Five imaginary worlds from Alice in Wonderland made real, presented by Jo Morris.
1: The Mad Tea Party. An Edinburgh tea party gets too personal when a group of six-year-old lassies gets high on Coke and the Bee Gees. Readers
Stanley Holloway , Jane Asher and Alan Bennett. Music Toru Takemitsu. Producer Matt Thompson Programme of the Week: page 119


Presented By: Jo Morris.
Readers: Stanley Holloway
Readers: Jane Asher
Readers: Alan Bennett.
Music: Toru Takemitsu.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Food Programme

The world is warming up and sea levels are rising. Andrew Jefford investigates the implications for what we grow and eat in the UK and in the rest of the world. Repeated from yesterday 12.30pm.


Presenter: Andrew Jefford

: Turning World

In the last of the current series Jenni Murray and guests from around the world dissect a variety of topical international issues. Producer PaulBajoria


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet and Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges quotations and anecdotes this week with Vivienne Parry , Sarah Harrison , Gemma O'Connor and Colin Swift. Reader
William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Sarah Harrison
Unknown: Gemma O'Connor
Reader: Colin Swift.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Bert has to hand it to Jason.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, including an investigation of the music of Aaron Copland , whose centenary is celebrated this year. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

By Pang-Mei Natasha Chang , dramatised in ten parts by Mike Walker. The true story of Yu-i, a woman born into a traditional Chinese family in 1900 who comes to defy the expectations of her class and culture, which require her to have her feet bound and submitto an arranged marriage and a life of servitude to her husband's family. 1: At the age of three Yu-i must eat a special dumpling to soften her feet before the binding process begins.
Director Mary Ward Lowery. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Mary Ward Lowery.
Yu-i: Su-Lin Looi
Young Yu-i: Jodie Burden
Mother: Fiesta Mel Ling
Second brother/Tutor 2: Benedict Wong
First sister: Lucy Sheen
Boy: Michael Wilson
Tutor 1: Adrian Pang
Fourth brother: David Ktse
Fortune teller: Der-Shin Hwang

: Illiteracy: the Great British Secret

Vivian White examines the problem of adult illiteracy and finds it much more widespread than was acknowledged before. Could this be a major cause of social exclusion?
Producer Dennis Sewell : EditorGwyneth Williams


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Crossing Continents

In the tough Russian city of Yekaterinburg, the local mafia has become a political party and is standing for parliament. The godfathers now study psychology, support the church and wage war on drugs. On the eve of presidential elections, Tim Whewell asks if Russia's robber barons can successfully reinvent themselves. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: The Hive

In the first of two programmes Gerry Northam reveals his private passion for bees through a year in the life of his hives.
Producer Grant Sonnex. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Map of the World

William Hope reads the sixth often extracts from Jane Hamilton 's poignant and gripping bestseller, abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Jane Hamilton
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: By the Light of My Father's Smile

Alice Walker 's novel is read in ten parts by Clarke Peters and Khandi Alexander. 6: Magdalena's anger against heryoungersisterturns to explosive rage.
Produced and abridged by Pam Fraser-Solomon
1.00 as BBC World Service


Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Khandi Alexander.
Abridged By: Pam Fraser-Solomon

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