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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and guests debate and deliberate new agenda-setting ideas and the latest issues. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

With the Very Rev Ken Riley. Who Would True Valour See (Monks Gate); Psalm 31, wl-6; My Heart,
Ever Faithful (Bach); Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). With Manchester Cathedral
Choristers. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Even as We Speak

Clive James reads from his new collection of essays. 1: George Russell. Thanks be for academic mentors. Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull. Repeated at 12.30am Clive James 's Kind of Day: page 130


Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: George Russell.
Produced By: Duncan Minshull.
Unknown: Clive James

: Woman's Hour

Rock legend Bonnie Tylerjoins Jenni Murrayto celebrate 25 years in the music industry.
Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 1 of 15. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Bonnie Tylerjoins Jenni Murrayto
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.

: Pride of Place

We are losing the differences between our homes, villages, towns and cities. Everywhere in the country is startingto look the same. In a four-part series Lucinda Lambton goes in pursuit of buildings that are both local and lyrical, talking to architects, planners and craftspeople. This week she examines individual houses, from a "horror development" on her doorstep to an Egyptian temple on the Thames. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: Wise Children

The conclusion of Angela Carter 's comic tale about the intertwining fortunes of two theatrical families, dramatised by Bryony Lavery.
What a Joy It Is to Dance and Sing
The Lucky Chances, illegitimate twin daughters of the great Shakespearean actor Sir Melchior Hazard , get ready for his 100th birthday party. It promises to be an evening of thoroughly bad behaviour, and skeletons crashing out of well-upholstered cupboards.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Angela Carter
Dramatised By: Bryony Lavery.
Unknown: Sir Melchior Hazard
Director: Claire Grove
Dora: Marcia Warren
Nora: Elizabeth Bell
Melchior: Terence Edmond
Peregrine: Jon Strickland
LadyAtalanta: Jennie Stoller
Tiffany: Janice Acquah
Tristram: Jonathan Keeble
Daisy Duck: Helen Ayres

: 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.

: Masterteam

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


Presenter: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Petrella

A four-part drama series by Michael Butt , adapted from Michael Gilbert 's stories.
2: The Missionary Position. When Detective
Constable Milo encounters a former tutor, he is unprepared for the world of betrayal and death into which friendship will lead him.
Director John Taylor


Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Unknown: Constable Milo
Director: John Taylor
Petrella: Philip Jackson
Burly: Anthony Jackson
Milo: Jamie Glover
Sara: Mamta Kash
Bayliss: Nigel Carrington
DrPond: Robin Welch
Sir Andrew: Tim Wylton
Freebone: Christopher Scott
Jackie: Laura Cox

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Listeners' calls on a personal finance issue are answered by Paul Lewis and guests.
Producer Penny Haslam. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Five Stories by Elizabeth Bowen

Harriet Walter reads five stories by one of the most distinctive writers of the 20th century, observing English middle-class life from the twenties to the Blitz. 1: Mrs Windermere. Psychic Mrs Windermere re-enters Esmee's life in a London restaurant where her attempts to "help" have a distinctly Unsettl ing effect. Director John Tydeman


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Mrs Windermere.
Director: John Tydeman

: Medicine Machines

A week-long investigation into the history and importance of five machines which changed the face of modern medicine, presented by Dr Mark Porter. 1: The Dialysis Machine. The invention of the "artificial kidney" meant that patients with renal failure had a good chance of survival by dialysis. But the early types were cumbersome and had to be largely built by the patients themselves. What was it like constructing membranes out of sausage skins and how does it feel to have to spend long hours on dialysis today? Producer Emma Kingsley Dr Mark Porter on x-rays: page 23


Presented By: Dr Mark Porter.
Producer: Emma Kingsley
Producer: Dr Mark Porter

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

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

Comedy panel game from the Theatre Royal, Norwich, with regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and special guest. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell on the piano. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: There are six different / 'm Sorry I Haven a Clue audio cassettes available now from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

The chick returns to the nest. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and a review of video game heroine Lara Croft 's big-screen debut. With Mark Lawson. Producer AasiyaLodhi


Unknown: Lara Croft
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded, dramatised in 15 episodes by Robert Forrest. An immediate bestseller in 1859, Eliot's second novel established her reputation and paved the way for masterpieces such as The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch. 1: It is the summer of 1799 in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, and one of Lisbeth Bede 's sons has marriage on his mind.
Director Patrick Rayner. Further cast details across the week Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Robert Forrest.
Unknown: Lisbeth Bede
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Adam: Thomas Arnold
Lisbeth: Ann Scott-Jones
Seth: John Kielty
Dinah: Vicki Uddelle

: Why People Hate: Capitalists

Former Conservative Chancellor Norman Lamont is best remembered as the man who blew £7bn on Black Wednesday, keeping sterling in the Exchange Rate Mechanism. That may explain why some people loathed him at the time. Here he talks to people who hate capitalism, for economic, social, moral and environmental reasons. Producer Roger chiids


Unknown: Norman Lamont

: Mapping The Town

The series that shows you how to discover the hidden history of your town through the streets and buildings of today. Dublin. From ninth-century
Vikings to 19th-century Englishmen, Julian Richards charts how waves of invasion and immigration have shaped the development of the town, for better and for worse. Producer John Byrne (R)


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Animal Farm

Following recent crises inthe industry, British meat production is at a crossroads. What kinds of farms should there be, and what livestock should they carry? This week Sue Broom investigates what the future will bring for sheep farming. Producer Sue Broom. Editor Deborah Cohen


Editor: Deborah Cohen

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Back When We WereGrownups

Liza Ross reads Anne Tyler 's new novel, the story of a 53-year-old woman who discovers that she has turned into the wrong person. Abridged in ten parts by Doreen Estall. Part 1. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
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

: Book of the Week: Even as We Speak

Clive James reads from his new collection of essays.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James

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