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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Allan Little.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Allan Little.
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Desert Island Discs

Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

The concluding part of Diane Jacobs 's biography of renowned early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Love and Death. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Diane Jacobs
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Memories of Gascony by Pierre Koffman. Final part. Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Pierre Koffman.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Two Hundred Years of Moonlighting

Beethoven's Moonlight sonata is two centuries old this year. He wrote it for a pupil in an attempt to woo her into marrying him, but she disliked the piece and rejected his advances. Pianist John Lill and Professor Malcolm Wilson demonstrate the pitfalls of performing the Moonlight, and biographer
John Suchet describes the circumstances under which this famous piano piece was written. Producer RosieBouiton(R)


Pianist: John Lill
Pianist: Professor Malcolm Wilson
Unknown: John Suchet

: All the Young Dudes: 4: Girls Talk

Jim Sweeney's six-part comedy series.
Patrick and Helen get dragged along to a stag and hen night - for a couple neither of them knows.


Writer: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Steve Doherty
Patrick: Jim Sweeney
Helen: Cathryn Harrison
Billy: Steve Steen
Moira: Sadie Shimmin
Joe: Stephen Frost
Maria: Flaminia Cinque
Siobhan: Josie Lawrence
Valery: Yuri Klimov

: 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.

: Face the Facts

The series in which John Waite and his team peer behind company smokescreens and cut through red tape to investigate yourcomplaints.
Producers Leanne Buckle. Sue Mitchell and Will Yates Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: John Waite
Producers: Leanne Buckle.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

The first in a new series of compelling radio from around the globe, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week the subjects are about and for children, including the story of Ana, a 13-year-old Canadian with cerebral palsy; the 100th anniversary of Swiss Alpine heroine Heidi; and Terry the taxi driver who helps tweeny New Yorkers with their arithmetic. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Devonia

The conclusion of Andy Rashleigh 's three-part drama in which the life and times of a paddle steamer and its crew are depicted across three decades.
Night Boat. 1936. Devonia has a strange group of passengers aboard who may well be spies.
Meanwhile, will Harry and Mercy finally tie the knot?
Director Cherry Cookson (R)


Unknown: Andy Rashleigh
Director: Cherry Cookson
Harry: John Duttine
Mercy: Sophie Thompson
Schubert: John Rowe
Charlotte: Selina Cadell
Newbolt: David Allister
Wilf: Robert Harper
Vincent: Stephen Critchlow

: Food Court

The programme which answers your questions about food. Producer Karen Gregor. E-MAIL: foodcourt@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Under the Southern Cross

5: Hickenlooper's Syndrome by Terry Lane , read by Douglas Walker. Morris is a news junkie, but one day he can no longer read the papers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Terry Lane
Read By: Douglas Walker.

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests, novelist Vikram Seth and crossword setter Don Manley , examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Don Manley

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak. Classification Blues. Is it a zebra? Is it a Shetland pony? No, it's a Shebra! In the age of the gene detectives Michael Rosen looks at whether classification means anything anymore. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman.

: The Message

Lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests.
Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
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 and Emma Kennedy , and music from
Mitch Benn. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Helen has a secret meeting.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Sue Wilson
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsln Grelg
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Usha: Souad Faress
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly

: Front Row

Arts reviews, with John Wilson. Producer Erin Riiey


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Erin Riiey

: Memories of Gascony

The concluding part of Pierre Koffman 's autobiographical cookbook, dramatised by Rod Dungate. The land lies bare as Christmas arrives. Presents are exchanged between feasts of Nan's mouth-watering Gascon food. Meanwhile, Pierre bides his time before he presents his own special thank you to his beloved and stunned grandparents. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Pierre Koffman
Dramatised By: Rod Dungate.

: Straw Poll

Six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience, this week from The Cricketers Club of London.
2: "Englishness has had its day."
Producer Nick Utechin. Listeners can also vote on the motion. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]. To vote NO PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN after the programme until 2.20pm Saturday Maximum call cost lOp. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: 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: American Heavy

Radio shock-jock Jack French wakes up to find himself sinking into a murky bog, unable to move his body. The last thing he can remember: "It was late. I'd been, uh, helping a friend get through a hard time. I remember the tattoo on her back bouncing up and down." Developed with an ensemble of actors from the Massachusetts-based theatre group Shakespeare and Company, Gregory Whitehead's darkly comic tale is about the murky convolutions of fate.


Writer/Director: Gregory Whitehead.
Producer: John Dryden
Jack: Jonathan Epstein
Avocado: Allyn Burrows
Judge: Elizabeth Ingram
Maggie: Lucia Brawley
Hank: Michael Tooney
Tiefenfischer: Corinna May
Luna: Tene Carter
Lilly: Kate Holland

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
E-MAIL: [email address removed]
WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Claire Bolderson
Editor: Prue Keely
Editor: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: On the Road

Toby Stephens reads the concluding part of Jack Kerouac 's Beat Generation classic. Mexico.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Toby Stephens
Unknown: Jack Kerouac

: 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. God. "Only God knows that the human condition doesn't add up." With Andy Martin , David Owen Norris and Nicholas Spice. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Andy Martin
Unknown: David Owen
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am

: as BBC World Service

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

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