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: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naught !e. Sports News
: 7.45ThoughtfortheOayW!thRhidianBrook.


Unknown: James Naught

: The Peacetime Conscripts

Charles Wheeler presents a new six-part series about national service.
1: It Was Always on a Thursday. Between 1945-63, two and a half million young men shared the experience of national service. For some it was a period of comradeship and adventure,for others it was a time of hardship, depression and separation which left deep scars. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest.

: Beyond the Bettway

Carrying a notebook and pen, together with the works of some of America' s greatest writers,
Ferga! Keane travels across America to discover another side to the country - a world away from
: the headhnes and the po)!t!cat spin - !n the run-up ! tothepres!dent!a!e!ect!on. Producer Mark Savage. DirectorGwynethWi!!!ams


Producer: Mark Savage.

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

To ce!ebrate the start of the Proms this week, performers appearing in the concerts read from writings connected with featured composers. 1: English tenor ian Bostridge reads from the ' !etters and diary of Fet!x Mendetssohn from
1837. Producer Andrew Green


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Producer: Andrew Green

: Daity Service

With the Rev Roger Hutchings. B)est Are the Pure !n Heart (Franconia); Exodus 19. wl-8a: Sanctus (Faure): Ye that Know the Lord !s Gracious
(Abbot's Leigh). With the Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music David Swinson.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: David Swinson.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Our W/fage by Mary Russet ) Mitford. Part 1 of 5. EdrtorRuth Gardner. E-MA!L womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Mary Russet
Unknown: Edrtorruth Gardner.

: Mapping the Town

ArchaeoiogistJuiian Richards returns with afourpart series that shows you how to discover your town's past through the streets and buildings of today. 1: /psw/e/i. He walks the original eighth-century street ptan. discovers how an invasion of Christian friars changed the medieval map. and uncovers links between the site of the modern town and the ancient royai burials at Sutton Hoc. Producer John Byrne


Producer: John Byrne

: My Unc)e Freddie

The award-winning comedy series by Atex Ferguson about a boy and his unc)e. set on ; Tyneside in 1939.2: Do Butter/hes Have Scuts?
Anxieties reign in the Fergie famity, who are living in difficult times in Jarrow. Lecky is worried that his father is drinking to excess and calls in a ! temperance evangelist, complete with brass
' band and Ange!s of Mercy. Our Dad is not amused.
' Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Atex Ferguson
Director: Melanie Harris
Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Lecky: Jamie Bell
Narrator: Alex Ferguson
Our dad: Colin MacLachlan
Ourmam: Phillippa Wilson
Auntie Bella: Janine Birkett
Mr Mac Atominey: Donald McBride
Charlotte: Vicky Whson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barc !ay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barc
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow puts the second four semi-finaiists through their paces inthequestforthe
Masterm;nd2000 champion, Producer Paul Bajona


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajona

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon P!ay: The Songs That Houses Sing

Four plays set in houses which sing their secrets.
1: D-I-Y by Hattie Naylor.
Daniel is willing to tear his house apart to create the right decor for Frances. The harder he works, the more the past emerges. The story the house teiis is not a happy one.
Music David Chilton. Director Jeremy Mortimer


Writer: Hattie Naylor
Music: David Chilton
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Jessy: Jade Williams
Frances: Rosie Cavaliero
Matthew: David Thorpe
Sissy: Elaine Claxton
Daniel: Alastair Galbraith
Louis: Joshua Losey

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance.
Lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby

: Shaggy Dog Stones: Shalimar

by Shena Mackay
A week of stories on a canine theme.

Read by Annette Crosbie. An old theatrical landlady guards some dramatic secrets, including the origin of her crazy yellow dog.


Author: Shena MacKay.
Reader: Annette Crosbie
Producer: Martin Williams

: WiidTaies

Af!ve-part took atthew!!d!!fe encounters of people fortunate enough to work and live c!ose to nature. The programmes include an exptoration of the teeming turquoise seas offCocos island and the courtship displays of the Japanese crane. Part 1. Producer Sheens Duncan


Producer: Sheens Duncan

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests explore issues from the four corners of the earth - from po)itics to popular culture, art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Caroline Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio theatre in London, by Clement Freud , Linda Smith ,
Paul Merton and Stephen Fryforthe paneigamethat chaiienges even the most loquacious of guests. Producer C!a! re Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fryforthe

: The Archers

Sid and Kathypiay happy families. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews the new Harry Potter novel byJK Rowiing and finds out what happens when the apprentice wizard becomes a teenager. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Harry Potter
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Our ViNage

ByMaryRusseti Mitford , dramatised in five parts by Penny Leicester. Vivid sketches of life in rural Berkshire, featuring humorous and affectionate observations. 1: "September, 1824. Atourofmy village and some delightful rural scenes."
Ofrector Hazel Castell. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bymaryrusseti Mitford
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
MissMitford: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Harriet: Alison Pettitt
Dame Weston/Lady/Widow: Smanna Ham!)ton
Master Weston/Same!/Joe!/Thomas/Jem: Davm Thorpe
Sally/Miss Lydia: Beth Chalmers
Master/Carpenter/Magistrate/Sims/Farmer: Andrew Wincott
Fanny/Mabe): Gemma Saunders
Dr Tubb: James Taylor
Mrs Tubb: Richenda Carey

: The Orphaned Continent: Breaking the Silence about Aids in Africa

Today, some 6,000 people in Africa will die of Aids. The epidemic is being called the worst catastrophe on the African continent since slavery - and it's killing more people than all the wars, famines and flood disasters put together. This programme asks why Aids continues to cause so much devastation on this continent.
Presented by Robin Lustig from South Africa.


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Executive producer: Anne Koch
Producer: Phihppa Goodrich

: Predator

A four-part series !ooking at the world's most intriguing, frightening and evocative animals. 1: Land. Howard Stabieford examines the big cats of the Serenget! and compares them to ath!etes inthe0!ymp!cs. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Howard Stabieford
Producer: Mary Colwell

: The Peacetime Conscripts

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Spring CoHection

Stones from five top writers, At Sch/nd/er's by David Maiouf , read byStefan Dennis. Jack's father is missing in action. After a string of escorts, his mother's new friend is the intriguing and iikeabieMiit.Abhdged and produced by Sally Marmion (R)


Unknown: David Maiouf
Read By: Stefan Dennis.
Produced By: Sally Marmion

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall: Part 1

Maureen O'Brien reads from Diana Souhami's biography of novelist Radclyffe Hall. (R)


Writer: Diana Souhami
Reader: Maureen O'Brien
Abridged in five parts by: Pat McLoughlin
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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