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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Leisure Update

Editor Chris Burns


Editor: Chris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with atour of the British countryside. Producer Gabi Fisher. Shortened 1.30pm


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Producer Jacqueline Smith. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths. Rptd Monday llpm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith 's travel programme featuring travellers' tales, anecdotes and conversation. Producer Eleanor Garland
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/excessbaggage
E-MAIL: excessbaggage@bbc.co.uk. PHONE: [number removed] Arthur Smith 's Questionnaire: page 13


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland
Unknown: Arthur Smith

: The Liquid Companion

Andrew Jefford continues his exploration of the world of drink. This week he examines the leading bars and clubs in the capital, tracks the launch of a new flavoured vodka and samples a hangover-inducing array of cocktails to find out what's hot and what's not among younger drinkers. producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the third day's play in the Fourth Comhill Test at Headingley by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Donna Symmonds. Expert comment by Graeme Fowler , Vic Marks and Sir Viv Richards. With Eleanor Oldroyd.
Scorer Bill Frindall. Including A View from the Boundary at 1.18* and News at 1.15 and 3.45*. Jonathan Agnew Sport: page 36 Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Donna Symmonds.
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Sir Viv Richards.
Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewel presents the political discussion series. producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Dennis Sewel
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

An Itch to Get Rich. Ateenagerjust leaving school investigates how he can best get on the road to riches. He would like to be a high-earner, but can he do it by working for someone else or should he plunge straight into his own business venture? With Lesley Curwen. Producer Chris A'Court. Repeated Monday 3pm


Unknown: Lesley Curwen.

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present topical sketches and stand-up comedy. With Bert and George. Emma Clarke and humorous songs from Mitch Benn. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: George. Emma Clarke
Unknown: Mitch Benn.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs six debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. 2: "Love and marriage no longer go together like a horse and carriage." From Westminster Council House, London. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]. To vote NO PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN until 2.30pm. Maximum call cost lOp Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Straw Poll Talkback: [number removed]

Phone Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Straw Poll. ProducerNickUtechin. E-MAIL: mail@testbed.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Parchment Pitch

The application form is surely a modern invention? Award-winning novelist Pauline Melville answers this and other questions in an exploration of arts funding in the Elizabethan era. Producer Virginia Crompton


Producer: Virginia Crompton

: The Saturday Play: A Confirmed Bachelor

By Arthur Schnitzler, dramatised by Vanessa Rosenthal.
As middle-aged spa doctor Emil Graesler comes to terms with his sister's suicide, he meets the pure-spirited Sabine and imagines she could make the perfect wife. But just as he decides where to take the relationship, a chance encounter with a coquettish shop girl pushes his life in a different direction altogether.
Director Peter Leslie Wild

On first hearing the folk song The Foggy Foggy Dew, my sister, aged eight, enquired "What is a bachelor?" You could say the same of Dr Emil Graesler who sees himself as A Confirmed Bachelor (3.00pm R4 FM) when you might think "dirty old man" closer to the mark. Arthur Schnitzler's cynical story has all the overheated, oversexed, overblown characteristics of 1903 Vienna, yet the Wiener Schnitzler sets it in Dusseldorf, Bad Hersfeld and, most surprisingly, Lanzarote.


Author: Arthur Schnitzler
Dramatist: Vanessa Rosenthal
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Emil: Keith Drinkel
Sabine: Cathy Sara
Katharina: Jo Rafferty
Sommer: Oona Beeson
Bohlinger: Robert Lister
Frau Grumer: Sunny Ormonde
Karl: Richard da Costa
Schleheim: Marian Kemmer
Fanny: Elizabeth Wofford

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented byJenni Murray. Editor Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Byjenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis of the day's news, plus the sports headlines. With Branwen Jeffreys.


Unknown: Branwen Jeffreys.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the film programme. This week a profile of martial arts legend Jackie Chan and a report on how films tackle the subject of mental health. Producer Stephen Hughes The Reel Story behind ...: page 46


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Jackie Chan
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guests with the usual eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music. Producers Ian Gardhouse and Chris Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Chris Wilson

: Saturday Review

Tom Sutcliffe and guests review the new four-way split-screen film Timecodefrom director Mike Figgis , and the world of counterfeiting comes underthe magnifying glass in Illegal Tender, a new exhibition at the British Museum. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Director: Mike Figgis
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: From Castleford to Kathmandu

Greta Rana arrived in Nepal 30 years ago, after marrying into one of the country's most influential families. She encountered some puzzling religious rituals, yet brought with her echoes from her native Yorkshire hills. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Greta Rana

: Test Match Special Report

A look back over the third day of the Fourth Test.

: A World In Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents highlights from the best English language radio programmes from around the world.


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Classic Serial: Room at the Top

The conclusion of John Braine's postwar classic, dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown, sees Joe continue his fight to the top. He must choose between the two women in his life - the one he loves or the woman who is his passport to prosperity. With David Threlfall, Diana Quick and Sarah Parish.
(Repeated from Sunday)
Deja view with Mark Lewisohn: page 15


Author: John Braine
Dramatised by: Gary Brown
Joe Lampton: David Threlfall
[Actress]: Diana Quick
[Actress]: Sarah Parish

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents a four-part series of lively debates about the important issues of the day. 2: "Waste incineration and recycling can work together. "This week she is in Wrexham, north-east Wales, which has one of the lowest recycling rates in the country and is planning to build an incinerator to cope with the growing waste mountain.
Register your vote to agree on [number removed] or to disagree on [number removed]. Calls cost a maximum of 10 pence Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Diana Madill

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents your requests for, among others, poems about the moon. With works by Shakespeare, Robert Graves and Patric Dickinson. Readers Andrew Sachs , Joanna David , Jamie Glover and Stewart Clapp. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Robert Graves
Readers: Patric Dickinson.
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Joanna David
Readers: Jamie Glover
Readers: Stewart Clapp.

: News

: The Late Story: Pan-Caribbean

Stories by leading Caribbean writers. (R)


Stories By: Leading Caribbean

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