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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Start the Week

Germaine Greer speaks to award-winning children's author Philip Pullman as he explains why the publication this week of the latest in his
Dark Materials trilogy has sparked off a very adult controversy in the United States. Also on the programme is the Nobel Prize-winning economist Armatya Sen, and Ruth Deech , who will be talking about feminism and fertility.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Ruth Deech
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week.... and June Whitfield

One of the country's best-loved actresses, held in particular affection by the radio audience, reads five extracts from her autobiography covering her career from Take It from Here to Absolutely Fabulous. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Jacob's Ladder (Trad); Genesis 28, wlO-17; As Jacob with Travel (Jacob's
Ladder); Nearer My God to Thee (Bethany). With i the Chapel Choir of Harrogate Ladies'College.
Director of music David Andrews.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: David Andrews.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney hosts interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Michael Field by Moya O'Shea . Part 1 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Michael Field
Unknown: Moya O'Shea
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: The Master and the Boy

A unique insight into the enduring friendship between George Bernard Shaw and the heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney , presented by Gene's son, Jay. Shaw had always been an admirer of "gentlemen pugilists" and Tunney was utterly entranced by literature. Despite the 40-year age gap, Tunney, it seems, touched something deep in the old man's soul; perhaps the idea of physical, moral and intellectual rigour rolled into One-a "Superman".ProducerVernee Samuel


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Gene Tunney
Producer: Vernee Samuel

: Scoop

Evelyn Waugh 's biting satire of class, prewar politics and the appalling nature of the newspaper industry is adapted in four parts by Giles Havergal.
3: Lush Places. Love comes to William in the capital of Ishmaelia, while he has been left behind by the rest of the press corps. The prospect of war surrounds him and he wrestles with telegrams to the Daily Beast.
Director Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Giles Havergal.
Director: Dave Batchelor
Narrator: Giles Havergal
William: Matthew Whittle
Katchen: Lucy Paterson
Dr Benito: Crawford Logan
Baldwin: Derwent Watson
Erik: Sandy Nellson
Erik: Sandy Nelison
German: Finlay Welsh
Bannister: Henry Ian Cusick

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to
, contestants. Second Semi-Final.
Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In the Absence of Angels

By Linda McLean. The death of her husband causes Greta to be accused by her children of being unable to keep her feet on the ground. This becomes literally true when she starts to float several hundred feet in the air.
I Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Linda McLean.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Tom: Paul Blair
Michael: Neil McKinven
Sophie: Gabriel Quigley
Greta: Ann Scott-Jones
Dan: John Stahl

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.
! UNES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Mane Streets Revisited '

Four new stories from Manchester exiles.
1: Watching The Picture Bloom by Andrea Ashworth , read by Jayne Ashboume. An Oxford undergraduate returns home for Christmas and wonders ifthe , fragile family peace Will hold. Producer Melanie Harris


Unknown: Andrea Ashworth
Read By: Jayne Ashboume.
Producer: Melanie Harris

: Intimacies !

Five programmes in which people tell extraordinary: tales about their relations and relationships.
1: Jill and Horace. When Jill discovered her father
Horace was going senile, she felt she was losing her dad. Ten years on, Horace now lives with her and although their roles have reversed, theirtendemess for each other is undiminished. Producer Sara conkey

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and guests with news and stories from across the world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Phil Pegum

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Michele Brown , Valerie Grove , Brian Sibley and Robert Tear. Reader Patricia Hughes.
ProducerCarol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Michele Brown
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Reader: Robert Tear.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.

: The Archers

Brookfield needs Some help. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reviews The Yards, the new crime thriller starring James Caan and Mark Wahlberg. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Mark Wahlberg.

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. In 1884 The
Spectatorspoke of Michael Field as "a new voice, which is likelyto be heard far and wide among the English-speaking peoples". In fact, Michael Reid was the pseudonym of Katherine Bradley and her niece Edith Cooper. The two women's wish was to be "judged as men are judged". Would their secret lie undiscovered? Part 1 of 10. Director Tracey Neale. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Moya O'Shea.
Unknown: Michael Field
Unknown: Michael Reid
Unknown: Katherine Bradley
Unknown: Edith Cooper.
Director: Tracey Neale.
Katherine: Geraldine James
Edith: Sophie Thompson
Lissie: Richenda Carey
James: Roger Walker
Amy: Alison Pettttt
Francis: David Thorpe
Browning: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Operation Pedro Pan

Lucy Ash finds out how, decades before the Elian Gonzalez custody battle, 14,000 Cuban children were separated from theirfamilies by the Cold War. As Castro took over, a CIA-inspired whispering campaign panicked parents into sending them to the US, with the "Pedro Pan" programme providing flights and visas. Now they are at the heart of Cuban-American Miami, where the mayor, the police chief, and salsa star Willy Chirino are all "Pedro Pan" children. Producer Polly Hope


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Elian Gonzalez
Unknown: Willy Chirino

: Crossing Continents

Uganda. Thousands of Uganda's children have been abducted and turned into killers by the "Lord's Resistance Army". Olenka Frenkiel investigates the LRA and asks how it has managed to continue waging war for over 14 years.
Also in the programme, a report on Kampala's trendy witch doctors. Repeated from Thursday 11am


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel

: Growing Science

I A new three-part series in which Pippa Greenwood discovers how green-fingered boffins produce amazing crops. Producers Gabi Fisher and Sera LefroyOwen


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producers: Gabi Fisher
Producers: Sera Lefroyowen

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: When I Lived in Modern Times

Linda Grant 's powerful Orange Prize-winning novel is read by Sara Kestelman and abridged in ten parts by Richard Hamilton. Part 6. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Linda Grant
Read By: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: Galileo's Daughter A

M By Dava Sobel , read by Stella Gonet and abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. The relationship between a renowned scientist and his child, a nun from the age of 13, who remained always his devoted daughter. Part 1. Producer Di Speirs (R)


Unknown: Dava Sobel
Read By: Stella Gonet
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Di Speirs

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