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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Gethin Abraham Williams.


Unknown: Gethin Abraham Williams.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Folk singer and songwriter Peggy Seeger is Sue Lawley's guest this week.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 11. 15am


Songwriter: Peggy Seeger

: Book of the Week: The Map That Changed theWorld

The concluding part of Simon Winchester 's story of William Smith and his crusade to be the first person to mapthe underside ofthe Earth. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: William Smith

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 10.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Life in Front of Me, Home Behind

John Sessions traces the history and traditions of the school song - those roaring, rousing anthems designed to inspire loyalty and pride in every trembling pupil! Shirley Conran , Vanessa Felz , John Mortimer and others offer renditions of their songs, and music masters discuss the joys of persuading children to sing them. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Shirley Conran
Unknown: Vanessa Felz
Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Double Income No Kids Yet

The concluding episode of David Spicer's six-part comedy about a thirty-something couple that has everything: good jobs, money, a marriage that works - and no children.

6: Daniel and Lucy have been asked to be godparents, but are they the right people for the job? How can they refuse, yet keep old friendships intact?


Writer: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Elizabeth Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Meera Syal
Andy: Tony Gardner
Alison: Joanna Brookes

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Your views and opinions on BBC radio programmes, presented by Roger Bolton.
Producer Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London. W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Christabel

A retelling of Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's allegorical, enigmatic classic poem, written in the late 1790s. Its setting spans Somerset and the Lake District; the themes are sorcery, enchantment and desire.
Director Sara Benaim
Original music composed and performed by Barrington Pheloung


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Director: Sara Benaim
Unknown: Barrington Pheloung
Narrator: Jonathan Cake
Christabel: Jasmine Hyde
Geraldine: Emily Woof
Sir Leoline: David Horovitch
Bard: Andrew Lincoln

: VegTalk: [number removed]

Peppers and chillies are the subject of today's interactive homage to the vegetable world.
Greengrocers Charlie Hicks and GreggWallace are joined by chef Jake Hodges to prepare tongue-tingling recipes and to take calls about all aspects of growing and cooking capsicums.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Jake Hodges
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Just William

Martin Jarvis celebrates the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Richmal Crompton 's immortal 11-year-old. 5: The Cure For details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Passion Flowers

Charlotte Smith meets the octogenarians who stay up all night to make sure their sweet peas are perfect for the centenary show. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak, presented by Michael Rosen. Rustling Leaves
This week how the word " rainforest" came to mean something else, and the tobacco leaves that have reaped a rich harvest of language, culture and death. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Mark Burman.

: The Message

"Is radio too cool to bother with the web?"
Jenni Murray chairs a special debate from the Radio Festival in Manchester.
Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn . Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the topical comedy show that looks at everything " now" with the help of sketches, songs and characters. With
Jon Holmes , Emma Kennedy , Paul Putnerand musicfrom Mitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Paul Putnerand
Musicfrom: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: The Archers

A confrontation on the drive.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Usha: Souad Faress
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Scott: Peter Meakin
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly

: Front Row

John Wilson presents a report on this year's Carnegie Medal for Children's books. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: John Wilson

: Adam Bede

By George Eliot. 10: Hetty wil confess her crime only if Dinah makes a confession in return.
Cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am-


Unknown: George Eliot.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined in Hereford by panellists including former Chief Inspector of Schools Chris Woodhead; Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for
Culture, Media and Sport; and Zac Goldsmith, editor of The Ecologist magazine.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Poppy Q

Nicola Baldwin 's stark modern thriller set on the edge of a seedy northern rural town - a shoddy underworld where friendship isn't what it seems. Poppy Q is always on the run - but from what? And what dark secret is Anita sheltering from Poppy's past? The play contains strong language.
Director Polly Thomas. Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3


Unknown: Nicola Baldwin
Director: Polly Thomas.
Poppy Q: Katy Cavanagh
Anita: Claudie Blakley
Lisa: Emma Ashton
Marlene: Susan Twist
Alex: Graeme Hawley
Big Scary Bob: Glenn Cunningham

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Back When We WereGrownups

Liza Ross reads the concluding extract from Anne Tyler 's latest novel. Just what is our real life? For details see Monday


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Anne Tyler

: Off the Page

New writing and invigorating talk as Chris Bigsby asks three writers - established and new - to write and talk on a shared topic that affects all our lives. Paradise. "Life began in Paradise and we're promised that if we're very good it will end there."
With Helen Dunmore, Jo Shapcott and Iain Sinclair. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Map That
AM Changed the World
Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

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