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: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.
5.45 Farming Today
With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.
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 the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

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
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim); Mark 11, wl2-21; It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Ireland); Faithful One
(Doerkson). Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Book

of the Week: This Is Serbia Calling Matthew Collins 's gripping account of B92, the independent Belgrade radio station that waged a ten-yearcampaign forfreedom underthe repressive regime of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic , is read by Jack Davenport and abridged in five parts by Roger Pine. 1: A Window on the World Producer Sara Davies. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Matthew Collins
Unknown: Slobodan Milosevic
Read By: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Roger Pine.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Woman's Hour

Seventies superstar Donny Osmond talks to Jenni Murray about maturing afterteen fame, coping with panic attacks and his new album of West End musical numbers. Drama: Child in the Forestby Winifred Foley. Part 1 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Donny Osmond
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Winifred Foley.

: Behind the Wire

Professor David Cesarani exposes one of Britain's greatest blunders of the Second World War-the mass internment of 27,000 civilians, many of them innocent refugees from Nazi Germany. Producer Hugh Levinson (R)


Unknown: Professor David Cesarani
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: The Little World of Don Camillo

Giovanni Guareschi 's humorous tales about a colourful parish priest in a northern Italian village are dramatised in four parts by Peter Kerry.
3: Has Don Camillo gone too far? After all, he was deeply provoked, especially by Peppone's travelling fair in front of the church, and the painted slogans on the church wall. But to fight three men in the pub - and win! It looks like the village is going to get a new priest, unless a miracle happens.
Producers Chris Wallis and Jill Waters


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Unknown: Peter Kerry.
Unknown: Don Camillo
Producers: Chris Wallis
Producers: Jill Waters
Don Camillo: Alun Armstrong
God: Joss Ackland
Bishop: John Moffatt
Peppone: Sean Prendergast
Pietro: Ben Crowe
Bagotti/Castelino :: Colin MacLachlan
Mrs Castelino: Eve Karpf
Smilzo: David Thorpe
Brusco: Harry Myers

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Roland White 's radio review: page 55
1.30 Counterpoint
The quiz that covers all types of music, from classical to jazz and showtunes to pop. With chairman Ned Sherrin. Producer Dawn eins


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Roland White
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Talkers

Neil Brand's drama set in the late twenties when Jack Warner and his Brothers sounded the death knell for silent films. However one band leader with nothingto lose had very different ideas about the future of "talkers"
Director Eoin O'Callaghan. Piano Neil Brand (R)


Unknown: Jack Warner
Piano: Eoin O'Callaghan.
Piano: Neil Brand
Ronnie: Nathan Osgood
Jack: Bradley Lavelle
Hester: Kristin Marks
Sandor: Kim Romer
Jacoby: Kerry Shale
Corelli: Eric Loren

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer calls on a personal finance issue.
Producer Paul O'Keeffe. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Paul O'Keeffe.

: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Maureen Lipman reads one of herfavourite books- Winifred Watson 's touching and funny bestsellerfrom the thirties. It tells the story of a spinster who is sent by her agency on the wrong booking. Her employer greets her in her negligee and has a man in her room. In the face of such shocking behaviour, will Miss Pettigrew blunder or blossom? Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Winifred Watson
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: The Reference Library

Five programmes investigating the histories of great reference books, presented by Simon Fanshawe. 1: Wisden Cricketers' Almanac. Now over 1,500 pages long, Wisden has appeared every year since 1864, cramming in the statistics of every innings in first-class cricket. Producer Peter Everett (R)


Presented By: Simon Fanshawe.
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm !

: Whatever Gets You Through

In an increasingly secular society we still need to 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.

: Quote.... Unquote

This week Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Penny Vincenzi are among the guests joining Nigel Rees from the Great Court at the British Museum to exchange quotations and anecdotes. ReaderWilliam Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith. Repeated Sunday 12.04pm E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Unknown: Penny Vincenzi
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Readerwilliam Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

The worm turns. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and the verdict on Spike ' Lee's new film Bamboozled, which satirises the television industry. With Mark Lawson. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: A Child in the Forest

Winifred Foley 's vivid recollection of growing up in the remote Forest of Dean in the twenties is dramatised in ten parts by David Goodland. 1: Chapel Treat is the highlight of a year dominatod by hunger.
Produced and directed by Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe Repeated from 10.45am
Programme of the Week: page 119


Unknown: Winifred Foley
Unknown: David Goodland.
Directed By: Viv Beeby
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Narrator: Stephanie Cole
Mam: Suzanna Hamilton
Dad: Robert Glenister
Poll: Anna Townsend
Bess: Hannah Wright
Little Charlie: Joshua Chopping
Gladys: Laura Roughan
Mr High: David Goodland
Farmer: Rlc Jerrom

: It's My Story: Baby on a Doorstep

Earlierthis year Nicholas Christmas was placed on a doorstep in the bitter cold by a woman who kissed his forehead and then disappeared into the night. He is one of a growing number of abandoned babies, some of whom will never know why they were left and who their birth parents are. John Waite tells Nicholas's story- a baby who was thought to be less than three hours old when he was abandoned, his cord crudely cut. The ensuing police investigation soon focused on a schoolgirl who lived close to the spot where the child was found. Producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Crossing Continents

Cape Town. What's a funnyjoke and what's a racist joke? That is the question for South Africa's new generation of stand-up comics as Tim Whewell discovers. People are now laughing at jokes that expose prejudice. But have race relations improved all that much? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Phyllis and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure

The story of the late Norfolk naturalist Ted Ellis as seen through the eyes of his widow Phllyis and others who lived and worked with him. Narrated byTonySoper. ProducerNickPatrick(R)


Unknown: Ted Ellis

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am )

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. -


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Border Crossing

Pat Barker 's compelling new novel about children who kill, about guilt, punishment and the border between good and evil, is read in ten parts by Douglas Hodge and abridged by Doreen Estall. 1: Danny, convicted of murder at ten years old and now released into an unforgiving world, seeks out the psychologist who assessed him before the trial. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Pat Barker
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: This Is Serbia

Matthew Collins 's account of an independent
Belgrade radio station. 1: A Window on the World Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Matthew Collins

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