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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Dr George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury. In recognition of Holy Week the Archbishop makes his theme for prayer that of the people around the Cross: the lesser known stories from the Crucifixion, such as those of Mary Magdalene and John, the beloved disciple.


Speaker: Dr George Carey

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: One Foot in Laos

Sorcha Cusack reads Dervla Murphy 's latest travel adventures in one of the least-known countries in South East Asia. Abridged in five parts by Andrew bimpson. Part 1. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Producer: Julia Butt

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Led bythe Rev Robert Tosh with Pavane. Psalm 130.


Unknown: Rev Robert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

Thora Hird joins Martha Kearneyto discuss her life as one of Britain's best-loved actresses.
Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 6 of 20. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Martha Kearneyto
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Yoga - Head to Toe

Mark Tully meets BKS lyengar, one of the finest teachers of yoga. He explores lyengar's headquarters in Poona, India, and examines the power of yoga to transform, enlighten and sustain. A warm, humorous and surprising portrait. Producer Vanessa Harrison. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Vanessa Harrison.
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: Thrush Green

By Miss Read, dramatised in six parts by Nick Warburton. 3: Nelly Piggott. Nelly returns to her estranged husband Albert, but neither his mood nor his manners have improved in her absence.
Producer Mary Peate. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Unknown: Nelly Piggott.
Producer: Mary Peate.
Director: Claire Grove
Nelly: Annette Badland
Albert: Trevor Peacock
MissFogerty: Marcia Warren
Bertha: Elizabeth Bell
Molly: Alison Pettitt
Ben: Tom George

: 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 do battle in the semi-finals of the musical quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Blue Man

By Gillian Clarke. An Egyptian grave god who smiles when you turn him is not an ordinary gift. But the Finches are not ordinary women, at least not for Catrin.
Director Alison Hindell


Writer: Gillian Clarke
Director: Alison Hindell
Catrin: Siriol Jenkins
Mary: Margaret John
Rose: Jennifer Hill
Grace: Manon Edwards
Jac: Robert Harper
Father: Michael Povev

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Dugglebytakes your calls on savings and investment. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Dugglebytakes

: The Passion

Bill Bryden 's five-part Royal National Theatre production of The Mysteries is based on The
Medieval Plays of York, Wakefield and Chesterin aversion by Tony Harrison. 1: The baptism of Christ, Christ's entry into Jerusalem and the Last Supper. Starring Peter Armitage. Stephen Bent. David Bradley ,
Cathryn Bradshaw , David Busby , Paul Copley , Joe Duttine , William Gaunt , Sue Johnston , Trevor Laird , William MacBain , John Normington , Robert Oates , Joanna Page , Trevor Ray , lain Robertson, Jack Shepherd. John Tams , Howard Ward and Don Warrington
Music John Tarns. Performed by Graeme Taylor , Jonathan Davie , Stephen Dawson , Alan Dunn , Michael Gregory , Kevin Morgan , John Tams , Keith Thomson , RogerWilson and Linda Thompson Producer Nicholas Newton. Director Bill Bryden


Unknown: Bill Bryden
Unknown: Tony Harrison.
Unknown: Peter Armitage.
Unknown: David Bradley
Unknown: Cathryn Bradshaw
Unknown: David Busby
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Joe Duttine
Unknown: William Gaunt
Unknown: Sue Johnston
Unknown: Trevor Laird
Unknown: William MacBain
Unknown: John Normington
Unknown: Robert Oates
Unknown: Joanna Page
Unknown: Trevor Ray
Unknown: Jack Shepherd.
Unknown: John Tams
Unknown: Graeme Taylor
Unknown: Jonathan Davie
Unknown: Stephen Dawson
Unknown: Alan Dunn
Unknown: Michael Gregory
Unknown: Kevin Morgan
Unknown: John Tams
Unknown: Keith Thomson
Unknown: Linda Thompson
Producer: Nicholas Newton.
Director: Bill Bryden

: Troubling Children

Philip Dodd presents four programmes examining how children have been depicted in the arts in the 20th century and earlier and why the symbol of the child has been so potent. 1: Crossing the ' Centuries. From Victorian idyll to The Turn of the Screwand fashion photography- how the 19th-century concern with the child became a distinctive modern preoccupation. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper explores new scientific claims for junk food. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests look behind the headlines to the international issues and cultures which
Shape the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Henry Goodman ,
Jo Brand , Andrew Marr and John Sergeant. Reader Patricia Hughes.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Reader: John Sergeant.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Phil decides to do his own thing. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson gives the verdict on American Psycho, a new film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis 's highly controversial book. Producer Stephen Hughes Mark Lawson 's Audio Review: page 49


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bret Easton Ellis
Producer: Stephen Hughes
Producer: Mark Lawson

: Daughters of Britannia

Katie Hickman presents an untold story of four centuries of diplomatic life as revealed in the private letters, diaries and memoirs of British diplomats' wives and daughters. 6: On Display. At their first grand public occasions such as presentations to royalty, newly arrived diplomatic wives find themselves thrown in at the deep end.
Directors Hannah Andrassy and John Dryden. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hickman
Directors: Hannah Andrassy
Directors: John Dryden.
MaryWaddington: Gabrielle Drake
Mary Sheil: Lucy Robinson
Mary Elgin: Anna Northam
Elizabeth Blanckley: Penny Downie
Marcus Cheke: Greg Hicks
LadyKirkpatrick: Jill Johnson

: Women behind Bars

Edi Stark concludes her series about life in Cornton Vale, Scotland's only female prison.
Less than one per cent of the inmates in Cornton Vale have committed a violent crime. Yet women known as "revolving door prisoners" are spendinga life sentence injail, in short bursts.
Stark talks to staff and offenders about the reasons behind persistent offending. Producer Edi Stark

: Crossing Continents

Portugal has the highest death rates on the roads of Europe. After decades of denial road safety is now of paramount importance. John Egan meets Manuel Ramos , who is taking up the issue of road safety having lost his daughter when she was killed on Portugal's most notorious roa. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Egan
Unknown: Manuel Ramos

: Expert Instinct

Jolyon Jenkins examines the skills that animals have developed over millions of years of evolution and asks how humans can learn from their examples. 2: Scientists are studying the humble housefly in order to develop a flying robot to investigate collapsed buildings in the aftermath of an earthquake. Can biological systems legitimately guide the design of a man-made system? Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

Isabel Allende 's epic story of love and adventure set in colonial Chile and the California of the gold rush. Read by Amanda Root and abridged in ten parts by Alison Joseph. 6: "If you don't come with me, I WOn'tgetfar." Producer GaynorMacfarlane


Unknown: Isabel Allende
Read By: Amanda Root
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Pilate - the Biography

of an Invented Man
Fiona Shaw reads five extracts from Ann Wroe 's book which unravels the identities and myths surrounding the villain of the Easter story. Who is Pontius Pilate ? A good man destined to do the wrong thing? Producer Jill Waters (R)


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Ann Wroe
Unknown: Pontius Pilate
Producer: Jill Waters

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