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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

I Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas and the latest issues, with lively and topical conversation. Producer Ariane Koek
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Book of the Week: Continental Drifter

Tim Moore follows the journey taken in 1608 by the first grand tourist, Thomas Coryate , but in a somewhat grander style. Read by Michael Maloney and abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall.
1: A Roll en Route to Paris Producer Merilyn Harris Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Moore
Unknown: Thomas Coryate
Read By: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Daily Service

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 6 of 15. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards uncovers the hidden histories of towns. Monmouth
This Welsh bordertown was where Roman met
Celt and is where England meets Wales. How did Monmouth thrive in such a potentially volatile location? The town's streets and buildings reveal a history of guerrilla warfare, Chartist rebellion and genteel tourism down the River Wye. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: River Wye.
Producer: John Byrne

: One Pair of Hands

Monica Dickens 's witty and humorous novel is dramatised in five parts by Sam Boardman-Jacobs . 4: Looking on the Bright Side of Life
Monica escapes to a large Devonshire estate to carry on cooking, but at the annual ball she is pursued by an old flame, who provides the butler with the perfect opportunity for blackmail.
Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Unknown: Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Producer: Marion Nancarrow
Monica: Jasmine Hyde
: Isobel Zoewaites
Dawkes: Richard Huw
Mrs Lewis: Helen Ayres
Polly: Clare Corbett
Robin: Thomas Arnold

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the quizthat covers all types of music, from classical tojazz and showtunes to pop. Heat five. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Blue Air, Love and Flowers

By Charlotte Jones. Sophie takes David to a Chagall exhibition in a last-ditch attempt to kick-start their relationship - the paintings are full of Russian romance.
Programme of the Week: page 115


Writer: Charlotte Jones
Director: Claire Grove
David: Nicholas Farrell
Sophie: Julia Ford
Bella: Mia Soteriou
Chagall: Jon Strickland

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue. Producer Jennifer Clarke
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Broadcast from Bath

A week of new stories performed on stage at the Bath Literary Festival.
1: Treatment Room by Chrissie Gittings , performed by Stephanie Cole. A beautytherapist reveals more than purely professional secrets in the weekly sessions she gives her patient. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Chrissie Gittings
Unknown: Stephanie Cole.
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Take Away

Britain, so it is claimed, invented the takeaway. In four programmes this week Simon Parkes investigates the part takeaway meals play in our . lives. Today: fish and chips. Producer Gillian Gray (R)


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Gillian Gray

: The Food Programme

Could the success of farmers' markets be under threat from overzealous interpretations of hygiene regulations and can the traditional market trader survive the decline of the nation's high streets? Derek Cooper investigates. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Whatever Gets You Through

In an increasingly secular societywe still needto get to grips with life's big questions about identity and purpose, love and money, work and growing old. Muriel Gray and guests investigate those who think they have the answers. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he isjoined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton at London's Broadcasting House.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Christine makes an offer. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, reviews and news. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Furys

James Hanley 's saga follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Fury family in Liverpool. Dramatised in 15 parts by Kevin Fegan.
6: Fanny almost forgets about her debts when her husband Dennytakes her out forthe night.
Director Melanie Harris. Music performed by Matthew Compton and Julian Gregory. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley
Unknown: Kevin Fegan.
Director: Melanie Harris.
Unknown: Matthew Compton
Unknown: Julian Gregory.
Fanny: Brenda Fricker
Maureen: Annabelle Dowler
Denny: Tony Rohr
Mrs Ragner: Susan Twist
Corkran Terence: Mann I

: Training the Doctors

As patients we would like to be in partnership with the medical profession -the paternalism of the 20th century is disappearing. The medical school at Leicester University has risen to the challenge of providing a new approach to training doctors. DrTrisha Macnair follows the next generation of doctors being taught to succeed in this new world. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Crossing Continents

After a series of grisly murders by teenagers, Japan is cracking down on youth crime. New laws will make it more likely that youngsters will face long prison sentences. Julian Pettifer investigates why Japan has become so scared of its youth, even though statistics suggest it is still one of the safest countries in the world. Repeated from Thursday 11am


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Wild Europe

Lionel Kelleway journeys through six European countries to meet the wildlife and the people working to conserve European diversity.
Estonia, Bears and the Fall of Communism : Under Soviet rule Estonia's wildlife thrived, but j can it survive the incredible rate of social change since the fall of communism? Kelleway visits the farms and forests in search of bears and an answer.
Producer Grant Sonnex. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co. uk/nature/animals/bbc/wild_europe


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Homestead

Stella Gonet reads ten tales from Rosina Lippi 's Pen/Hemingway award-winning collection of stories set in the Austrian Alps, across a century of change and turmoil. Abridged by Sally Marmion. 1: Anna's 's Story- 1909. Anna receives a mysterious love letter. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Rosina Lippi
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: The Late Book: Continental Drifter

By Tim Moore , read by Michael Maloney. Part 1.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Moore
Read By: Michael Maloney.

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