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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Inderjit Boghal.

: Leisure Update

EditorChris Burns

: News Briefing

: Sports Desk

: Open Country

Richard Uridge continues his tour of the British countryside.
Producer Adrian Holloway Mission controller: page 34
Highlights 4 autumn: page 35


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James. Mission controller: page 34
Highlights 4 autumn: page 35


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: Home Truths

John Peel takes another of his wry look at the foibles of family life.
Producer Paula McGinley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: home.truths@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hometruths Repeated Monday llpm
Mission controller: page 34
Highlights 4 autumn: page 35


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Excess Baggage

Arthur Smith presents the travel show 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] Mission controller: page 34
Highlights 4 autumn: page 35


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Much Ado about Dinner

Simon wants to wow his formidable mother-in-law by cooking a Caribbean feast. Can he do it? Presenter Anna McNamee , food historian
Rosamund Grant and Afro-Caribbean masterchef Brian Benjamin put on their pinnies and roll up their Sleeves to help him OUt. Producer Sarah Taylor


Presenter: Anna McNamee
Unknown: Rosamund Grant
Unknown: Brian Benjamin
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell presents the political discussion series which aims to sharpen the focus on current ideas and events. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: 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

: Money Box

Paul Lewis with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice forthose tryingto make the most of their money. producer Chris A'Court. Repeated tomorrow9pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the last in the current series of topical sketches and standupcomedy, including theirown irreverent preview of the summer Olympics. Featuring Matt Lucas as Marjorie DaweS. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Marjorie Dawes.

: News

: Straw Poll

Nick Clarke chairs the last in the series of debates on issues of perennial interest in front of an invited audience. "Farmers deserve no special treatment. "From the Memorial Hall, Charlbury, Oxfordshire.
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. Producer Nick Utechin
E-MAIL: mail@testbed.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Enfleld Pedals after Byron

The programme in the series in which Edward Enfield cycles along Lord Byron's 1809 route through Greece .learning about the history of the region on the way.
3: Through True Greece to Freedom. Enfield unravels the complex relationship between Byron and the Greek War of Independence. Producer Mary Price

: The Saturday Play: Falk

Joseph Conrad 's short story, dramatised by Robert Forrest. Terrible events at sea come back to haunt a tugboat captain working out of Bangkok Harbour. When Captain Falk sets out to woo the niece of a German trader, he finds he cannot bring himself to speaktothe object of his affections because he feels so ashamed of his past. But his behaviour becomes more than just eccentric when he kidnaps the trader's ship with the girl on board.
Director Bruce Young


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest.
Unknown: Bangkok Harbour.
Director: Bruce Young
Snadden: Crawford Logan
Falk: Allan Sharpe
Totterson: Steven McNicoll
Schomberg: Ralph Rlach
Hermann: John Buick
Mrs Hermann: Rose McBaln
Seigers: Robin Thomson
Johnson: Michael MacKenzie
Carpenter: Michael MacKenzie

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best ofthe week on Woman's Hour, presented by Jenni Murray.
Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Saturday PM

Full coverage and analysis ofthe day's news, plus the sports headlines. Presented by Dan Damon.


Presented By: Dan Damon.

: Back Row

Andrew Collins presents the weekly guide to the film world. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Andrew Collins
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: 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

Homer's The Odysseygets updated to the Depression-era Deep South in the Coen Brothers latest film 0 Brother, Where Art Thou ?
Tom Sutcliffe and guests give their verdict on this as well as Conversations After a Burial, the new play by the writer of the smash hit Art, Yasmina Reza. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Art Thou
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Unknown: Yasmina Reza.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: From the Badlands and Beyond

A four-part series exploring the lives of native North Americans today. Gail Robinson met
Charlie Crowfoot at Calgary's annual Stampede. He calmed an injured horse simply by pointing his finger at its nostrils. But Charlie, from the Blackfoot tribe, has a waywith horses that few can match. He breaks them in, but hates the phrase-orthethought-of breakingthe spirit Of anything. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Gail Robinson
Unknown: Charlie Crowfoot

: Gardener's Question Time - a HardyPerennial

Eric Robson looks back on 50 years of Britain's best-loved gardening programme. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Grass Is Singing

By Doris Lessing , dramatised by Tina Pepler. By appointing Moses - the native Mary whipped - as their houseboy, Dick unknowingly seals her fate. Final part. With Alison Pettitt ,
Tracy-Ann Oberman , Miles Anderson and Estelle Kohler. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Dramatised By: Tina Pepler.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Miles Anderson
Unknown: Estelle Kohler.

: The Commission

In an eight-part series, Nick Ross invites a panel of public figures to hear evidence and offer solutions to an issue of current concern.
2: The Lottery. Have we created a new source of philanthropy or are we just squandering the money? Commissioners: Jonathan Porritt ,
Romola Christopherson and Lord James Gordon. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Unknown: Romola Christopherson
Unknown: Lord James Gordon.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest. First round -the Midlands. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents poetry on a musical theme, from JS Bach to Elvis Presley. Readers Alice Arnold , Alan Howard , Tim Piggot-Smith and Maggie Steed. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Readers: Elvis Presley.
Readers: Alice Arnold
Readers: Alan Howard
Readers: Tim Piggot-Smith
Readers: Maggie Steed.

: News

: The Late Story: It Was a Dark and

Stormy Night....
Five stories beginningwith one of English literature's most celebrated -or notorious-opening lines. 3: Valhalla by Tom Morton , read by Sandy Neilson. A Shetland lifeboat worker is called out on a rescue mission. But even at sea his mind is preoccupied with the uncomfortable secret that lies beneath his oilskins. Producer David Jackson Young (R)


Unknown: Tom Morton
Read By: Sandy Neilson.
Producer: David Jackson Young

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