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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With IftikharAwan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Nation Builders

In the final part of the series looking at the lives of remarkable individuals who tried to recreate their countries in their own image, Charles Wheeler chairs a panel discussion. He examines what kind of personality it takes to build a nation, and looks at whether you can create a nation that doesn't want to be built? Producer Jolyon Jenkins. Repeated 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Try This at Home

Last in a five-part series giving a step-by-step guide to experimental physics, with comedian Ben Miller. Boomerang. A look at how scientists in Cardiff are preparing an experiment to explore the first microseconds Of the universe. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Ben Miller.
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Johnston McKay , with the choirof St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay

: Book

of the Week: A House Unlocked Golsoncott in Somerset is the family home of novelist Penelope Lively. Since her grandparents bought it in 1923, the house and its generation of occupants have lived through tumultuous events, including the Blitz and the Holocaust. Lively uses Golsoncott as a medium for her memoirs, which she reads herself in a five-part abridged version by Elizabeth Bradbury. Producer Anne-Marie Cole. RPtd at 12.30am


Unknown: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn by Alison Joseph. Partlof 10. Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mrs Aphra Behn
Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Headingley on the fifth and final day's play of the Fourth Test. Including News at
1.15 and Your Letters Answered at 1.18. E-MAIL: tms@bbc.co.uk. 'Approximate times

: Blind Jack of Knaresborough

If you grew up blind and poor 200 years ago, there wasn't much beyond begging to look forward to. Gary O'Donoghue , himself blind, explores the life of John Metcalf (Blind Jack ) as he rose from poverty to take part in the Jacobite Rebellion, before establishing his reputation as one of northern England's foremost Civil engineers. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Gary O'Donoghue
Unknown: John Metcalf
Unknown: Blind Jack
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: They Do it with Mirrors

The conclusion to Michael Bakewell 's dramatisation of Agatha Christie's mystery. A chance observation gives Miss Marple the key to the solution. Director Enyd Williams BBC RADIO COLLECTION: They Do It with Mirrors is now available from all good retail outlets and [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whttfleld
Inspector Curry: Keith Barron
Carrie: Ursula Howells
Lewis: Peter Howell
Ruth: Jill Balcon
Gina: Rebecca Lacey
Walter: Stephen Lucas
Mildred: Natasha Pyne
Juliet: Paula Jacobs
Stephen: Daniel Philpott
Alex: Nick Waring

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. With chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the south Of England. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 46 Nursing Homes

A drama based on a sequence of poems by Ruth Silcock charting the experience of finding the right residential care for her mother - a search that took in almost 50 nursing homes and numerous encounters with residents, staff and plumbing. with Anthony Hyde , Elizabeth Bradley and Adjoa Andoh Produced and directed by Jules Wilkinson (R)


Unknown: Ruth Silcock
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradley
Directed By: Jules Wilkinson
Mary: Rosemary Leach
Daughter: Marcia Warren

: Inside Money

Extended rpt from Saturday 12 no

: Comic Fringes

A week of stories performed in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
1: The Rotters' Club. An episode from Jonathan Coe 's novel is read by Crawford Logan. An unfortunate schoolboy forgets his trunks and is forced to swim without them. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Starry Starry Night: 1: I Know That Face

Five programmes in which Ray Brown recalls occasions when big stars played small venues.
Memories of the night in 1962 when folk singer Bob Dylan, then virtually unknown, dropped in to at sing a Manchester pub.


Presenter: Ray Brown
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt from yesterday 12.30pm

: Whatever Gets You Through....

Muriel Gray and her guests explore some of the major questions that preoccupy our age. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Dan Damon and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel game. With Clement Freud , Steve Frost and Paul Merton. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of Just a Minute is now available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Steve Frost
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Retail therapy is not the answer. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Choices: page 118

: Front Row

The hits and misses at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn

A ten-part series by Alison Joseph charting the life of the groundbreaking 17th-century playwright.
1: Adventures in Surinam. Aphra Behn loses her heart to a married man and causes a scandal. with Helen Ayres, Clare Corbett, Jasmine Hyde, Phillip Joseph and Gordon Reid. Director Gemma Jenkins. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph
Unknown: Helen Ayres
Unknown: Clare Corbett
Unknown: Jasmine Hyde
Unknown: Phillip Joseph
Unknown: Gordon Reid.
Director: Gemma Jenkins
Aphra: Samantha Bond
Elizabeth: Emma Fielding
Edward: Andrew Wincott
Charles: Jonathan Keeble
Emily: Alison Pettitt
Tom: Kenny Blythe
William: Thomas Arnold
John: Lfan Meredith

: Policing the Union

In the first of a three-part series Edward Stourton looks at anti-capitalist demonstrations in Europe this summer and compares the methods used by the English, Swedish and Italian police to quell riots. Are the protestors' civil rights the same whichever European Union country they are in, and if not, what's going wrongwith the Union? Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies

: Crossing Continents

The Congo Basin. In a campaign to eliminate polio from the world, four war-torn African countries have pledged to work together to vaccinate 16 million children over four days. George Arney looks at why this high-profile campaign is proving so controversial. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: George Arney

: Parasite

In this concluding programme Lionel Kelleway looks at the battle to control and eliminate parasites. Far from being simple hitchhikers, they are remarkably sophisticated and successful organisms, able to outwit immune systems and overcome the body's defence mechanisms. Even if eradication of all parasites were possible, it may not be desirable, as some scientists suggest that we may need them just as much as they need us.
Producer Sarah Blunt. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk
WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/programmes/radio


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: Nation Builders

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

David Suchet reads JG Ballard's thriller in which work becomes the new leisure. The doctor's killing spree reveals dark secrets. Abridged in 15 parts by Neville Teller. Part6. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Repeated from 9.45am

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