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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fidelma Meehan.


Unknown: Fidelma Meehan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
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.

: Book of the Week: The Battersea Park Roadto Enlightenment

Isabel Losada reads her irreverent account of her search for happiness, a journey which takes her from a convent to a tantric sex workshop. Abridged in five parts by Sally Marmion. Part 1. Producer Sarah Johnson. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Isabel Losada
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. I'm Goin' Up a Yonder(Hawkins arr Sirvatka); 2 Timothy 1, w6-10: 0 Salutaris Hostia (Franck); Prayer of St Patrick (Rutter). With the Laudamus Choir. Director of music Deborah Catterall.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Deborah Catterall.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Byron's Women by Robin Brooks. Part 6 of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Robin Brooks.

: Listening to Silence

The elegant French spa town of Vichy has never lived down the moment in 1940 when it became home to the wartime government of Marshal Petain which collaborated with the Nazis. In the first of two programmes, James Maw visits Vichy to investigate why commemorating what happened there is still controversial, and how the town is struggling to reinvent itselfthrough sport and spas. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Marshal Petain
Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Wise Children

Angela Carter 's comic tale about the intertwining fortunes of two theatrical families is dramatised in four parts by Bryony Lavery.
1: Welcome to the Wrong Side of the Tracks
Dora and Nora Chance are the illegimate twin daughters of the great Shakespearean actor Sir Melchior Hazard. Disowned by the Hazard family, and, by extension, the whole "legitimate" theatre to which he belongs, the sisters embark on a career as chorus girls.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Angela Carter
Unknown: Bryony Lavery.
Unknown: Nora Chance
Director: Claire Grove
Dora: Marcia Warren
Nora: Elizabeth Bell
Melchoir: Terence Edmond
Peregrine: Jon Strickland
Lady Atalanta: Jennie Stoller
Tiffany: Janice Acquah
Tristram: Jonathan Keeble

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Radio 4's general-knowledge quiz continues, with Lincolnshire and Chester competing this week. With chairman Peter Snow.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The House That Hearst Built

It began as "a little something" on a Californian ranch, and ended up as "Hearst Castle", one of the most extravagant homes in the world, fruit of a three-decade-long collaboration between publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan. This drama documentary draws on their largely unpublished letters and telegrams, charting the growth of the "castle", with its cash-flow and labour problems, train loads of art and antiques, impossible deadlines and near bankruptcy.
Producer John Goudie (R)


Unknown: William Randolph Hearst
Unknown: Julia Morgan.
Producer: John Goudie
Hearst: William Hootkins
Julia: Gayle Hunnicutt

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Listeners' calls on a personal finance issue are answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Georgina Davies. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Georgina Davies.

: Telling Tales

Ten tales written and read by Alan Bennett. With customary wryness, he reminisces about growing up in Leeds. 6: Proper Names Producer Liz Allard. Music George Fenton
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Alan Bennett 's Telling Tales is now available on cassette, CD, book and video from all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com as are many other Bennett titles, including Talking Heads. Call [number removed] for product enquiries.


Read By: Alan Bennett.
Producer: Liz Allard.
Music: George Fenton
Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Fresh Air Kids

Five features and audio diaries from the winners of Radio 4's competition to find young voices for the airwaves. Their mission is to tell us about their lives, loves and concerns and to show us the worlds they inhabit. 1: Lauren Coultard talks about the teenage drugs scene in Liverpool and Charlie Bennett reveals the more innocent pleasures of life on the Scilly Isles. Producer Bella Bannerman


Talks: Lauren Coultard
Talks: Charlie Bennett
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

From politics to popular culture, sports to science, and art to anthropology, Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes from the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield with Linda Smith joining regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell on the piano. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC Radio Collection: Six different audio cassettes of I'm Sorry Haven't a Clue are available from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed] for product enquiries.


Panellist: Linda Smith
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Wayne issues a friendly warning. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news With Mark Lawson. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Byron's Women

In a ten-part series, usingdiaries, journals, letters and poetry, Robin Brooks captures a gripping snapshot of the turbulent and passionate relationships in which Lord Byron was embroiled. 6: Lady Byron
Knowing he must somehow break off an incestuous relationship with his half-sister Augusta, Byron proposes to Annabella Milbanke again.
Director Clive Brill. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Robin Brooks
Unknown: Annabella Milbanke
Director: Clive Brill.
Byron: Joseph Fiennes
Annabella: Emma Fielding
Augusta: Emma Gregory
Hobhouse: Stephen Mangan
Sir Ralph: Michael Sheldon
Wallace: Michael Sheldon
Ann: Regina Freedman

: Why People Hate

A new series in which people on the receiving end of prejudice or discrimination find out what's behind it by meeting those they believe are responsible. Disability. With Colin Hughes , a BBC political producerwith muscular dystrophy. Producer Roger Childs


Unknown: Colin Hughes
Producer: Roger Childs

: Mapping the Town

The series that shows listeners how to discover the hidden history of yourtown through the streets and buildings of today. St Andrews. Archaeologist Julian Richards discovers the hidden history of this
Scottish golfing town, exploring why war with the English and supporting the wrong pope led to the founding of Scotland's first university and why the one-time owners of the golf course decided to turn it into a rabbit Warren. Producer John Byrne (R)


Unknown: St Andrews.
Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Nature

Clean Beaches. Sea, sand, sun and.... strandline? With summer upon us, presenter Mark Carwardine visits Swansea Bay in South Wales and questions the desire for immaculate seaweed-free beaches and crystal clean seas when wildlife shuns them as sterile deserts.
Producer Laura Fudge. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Presenter: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Laura Fudge.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver 's powerful tale about a southern Appalachian farming community is read in ten parts by Buffy Davis. 6: Lusa struggles to make a living from her dead husband's family farm, while Deanna, up on the mountain, tries to protect the coyote den from the man she has fallen in love with. Abridged and produced by Jill Waters


Unknown: Barbara Kingsolver
Unknown: Buffy Davis.
Produced By: Jill Waters

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

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