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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
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 Penny Faust.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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 at9. 30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. The God of Abraham Praise
(Leoni); Exodus 34, wl-10; Day by Day (Godfrey); Everlasting Love (Children). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Extra Virgin

Rosie Cavaliero reads Annie Hawes 's account of leaving eighties London to work in a rose nursery on the Italian Riviera, and her discovery of a permanent home among the olive groves of Liguria. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Julian Wilkinson. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Annie Hawes
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Ladies ofLetters LogOn by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 6 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield.

: Inventors imperfect

A six-part history of flawed genius, presented by Adam Hart-Davies . The Best Philosopher in America Benjamin Franklin was one of America's founding fathers, yet he lived in London for 16 years. His insatiable curiosity led him to research such diverse subjects as electricity, bi-focal glasses, and the effect of pouring oil on troubled waters. He also invented a musical instrument and liked to walk around his house in the nude. Reader Michael J Reynolds.
Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Presented By: Adam Hart-Davies
Reader: Michael J Reynolds.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Lucia in London

The concluding episode of EFBenson's comedy of English manners, set inthe twenties, and dramatised by Ned Sherrin. Lucia Reclaims Her Crown
Following her deposition, Lucia endeavours to reclaim herthrone.
Producer Celia de Wolff


Dramatised By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Lucia: Belinda Lang
Benson: Nickolas Grace
Daisy: Sarah Badel
Georgie: Guy Henry
Mrs Boucher: Gaye Brown
LadyAmbermere: Jean Trend
MrStratton: Alan Letth

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Master Team

General knowledge and risk-taking are put to the test as teams from around the UK compete in Radio 4's very own quiz league. In this first programme London play Edinburgh. With chairman Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm

1.30pm R4 A couple of years ago Radio 4's lunchtime quiz format was going through such a bad time that Anne Robinson probably practised for her subsequent career by shouting "goodbye!" at the radio. Things have improved a lot since then and now comes another new one, this time with Peter Snow in the chair, though that is not the only reason that there is a hint of Mastermind meets Round Britain Quiz here. The format involves teams from different parts of the country playing in a league over 12 weeks. The quiz is given an edge by teams being encouraged to take chances for more points at the risk of losing heavily if they are wrong. That should be enough to get Snow excited.


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Moondial

Helen Cresswell 's classic children's novel examines what happens to time when the moon shines on a sundial. When young Minty Cane goes to stay at her aunt's rural cottage she soon discovers the secret power of the moondial in the garden of the big house overthe road. It is up to her to travel, make two new friends across the centuries and free them from cruelty and evil.
Director David Hunter. Music Neil Brand


Unknown: Helen Cresswell
Director: David Hunter.
Minty: Julia Hicks
Tom: Joe O'Brien
Sarah: Laura Popplewell
Mr World: Trevor Peacock
Mr Benson: Kenny Blyth
Kate: Janice Acquah
Mary: Elizabeth Kelly
Narrator: John Rowe
Miss Raven/Miss Vole: Rachel Atkins
Maggs: Phillip Joseph
Doctor: Jonathan Keeble
Nurse: Clare Corbett
Mrs Crump: Ann Beach
Children: Isadora Dooley
Children: Imelda Dooley
Children: Hunter
Children: Max Hope-Stone Bell,
Children: Jessica Peacock
Children: Liberty Pollock

: Blithe Spirits

Our impressions of historical attitudes to wildlife are often gained by reading poetry, but how accurate a picture were the poets painting? In five programmes throughout the week, Joanna Pinnock explores the works of poets and asks whetherthey really knew their natural history. 1: Birds
Producer Brett Westwood. WEBSITE: vmw.bbc.co.uk/nature Peter Barnard 's radio choice: page 130


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Brett Westwood.
Unknown: Peter Barnard

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

From politics to popular culture, sports to science, and artto anthropology, Anne MacKenzie and guests roam the international agenda. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Michele Brown , Emily Buchanan , Bill Oddie and Clive Swift are the guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week. Reader William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith. E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Michele Brown
Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith.

: The Archers

Who is the wedding belle? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

In the last 12 months Paul McCartney has topped the charts in 34 countries with the Beatles compilation album, 1, exhibited his paintings and published a volume of poetry and lyrics. In conversation with John Wilson, he reveals the story behind the some of the world's most famous lyrics and talks about how he deliberately rediscovered the terror of touring. Tomorrow Paul McCartney is the first celebrity guest on Simon Mayo's new series, 1.00pm, Radio 5 Live.


Guest: Paul McCartney
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Ladies of Letters Log On

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's ten-part comedy drama. 6: Irene's son has whisked her off to Europe. Meanwhile Vera has delivered her son's surrogate baby with the help of the local vet.
Further cast details across the week
DirectorClaire Grove. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Vera: Patricia Routledge
Irene: Prunella Scales

: It's My Story: Runaway Brides

Every year young British women find themselves trapped abroad, forced by their parents into unwanted marriages. Liz Carney follows the stories of some of these women - victims of forced marriages in Bangladesh. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Liz Carney
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

Greece. The Greek Orthodox Church is on the offensive. Fired by an imminent visit by the Pope and an on-going debate about whether religious affiliation should appear on Greek identity cards, the Church is seeking to defend its position at the heart of society. Rosie Goldsmith explores the role of orthodoxy in modern Greece. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Nature

The male capercaillie, Britain's largest grouse, is in full display as it struts around Scottish Caledonian forests attracting the attention of females. Deer fences and a wet climate are effecting its survival, but Mark Carwardine discovers that there is good news as powerful conservation measures are being put in place to protect this magnificent bird. Producer Laura Fudge. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Laura Fudge.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Around the World in 80 Days

Jules Verne 's classic novel is read by Robert Powell , abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson and translated by William Butcher. Phileas Fogg takes on a L20,000 bet from his fellow members atthe
Reform Club -to travel around the world in 80 days. But can he do it? Part 1. Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Jules Verne
Read By: Robert Powell
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Translated By: William Butcher.
Translated By: Phileas Fogg
Producer: Tracey Neale

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look atthe foibles offamily life. Repeated from Saturday 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: Book of the Week: Extra Virgin

Rosie Cavaliero reads Annie Hawes 's account of leaving eighties London to work in a rose nursery on the Italian Riviera. Repeated from 9.45am


Reader: Rosie Cavaliero
Author: Annie Hawes

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