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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Just Looking

Amanda Vickery investigates the role shopping has in our lives and how we are shaped by it.
The Woman Who Shops till She Drops. Feminist critic Elaine Showalter analyses the stereotype of the woman shopper who can't get enough. Producer Virginia Crompton. Repeated 9.30pm


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Unknown: Elaine Showalter
Producer: Virginia Crompton.

: Hidden Depths

Rick Stein 's four-part portrait of the declining fishing community of Britain. In part two, Stein visits the east coast of Scotland, once wreathed in clouds from the kipper smokeries, but now postcard-pretty, with the relics and photographs of its harsh past on display fortourists. Producer vivBeeby


Unknown: Rick Stein

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of MrKurtz

In Michela Wrong's vivid account of the history of Zaire, Congo president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz, the enigmatic subject of Joseph Conrad 's Heartof Darkness (a reading of which begins in Book at Bedtime tonight at 10.45pm). Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Producer Duncan Minshull. Repeated at 12.30am. Behind the Heart of Darkness is on Thursday at 11.30am


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Janice Acquah.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Johnston McKay from the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George, Edinburgh. With the St Andrew Camerata. Director of music Vincent Wallace. Organist Leon Coates


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Organist: Vincent Wallace.
Organist: Leon Coates

: Woman's Hour

Topical interviews and discussion with Jenni Murray. Drama: ClayBullby Stewart Conn. Part 1 Of 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Captain's Log

The first of two programmes in which Simon Calder investigates how ships' log books from the past four'centuries are proving to be a rich source of information fortoday's scientists. Today, he meets the scientists and historians who are using maritime records to investigate the Earth's magnetic field and learn how it keeps going, why "north" isn't really north and how changes in the Earth's core could mean "north" is really south. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Hare Lane Diaries

A six-part comedy by Lyndon Mallet.
2: Rex is relegated to the box room when his landlady Jessica takes in a younger man. Still unable to impress herwith his wit or DIY skills, Rex seeks female company at a local lapdancing emporium. Jessica Frances Barber
Rex David Bamber
Director Peter Kavanagh


Comedy By: Lyndon Mallet.
Unknown: Jessica Frances Barber
Unknown: Rex David Bamber
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 2001

A nationwide general knowledge contest to find this year's Brain of Britain. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Chairman Robert Robinson. First round: the Midlands and EastAnglia. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Flanders Panel

Jonathan Holloway 's dramatisation of Arturo Perez -Reverte's thriller in which a hidden inscription in a medieval painting of a chess game sets a Spanish picture restorer on the path to solving murders.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway
Unknown: Arturo Perez
Director: David Hunter
Julia: Lizzie McLnnerny
Cesar: James Greene
Munoz: Phillip Joseph
Feijoo: Jonathan Keeble
Menchu: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Alvaro: Sean Baker
Don Manuel: Timothy Davies
Lola: Janice Acquah

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby returns with a new series in which financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions.Lines are open on 08 [number removed] from 1.30pm. Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Ruth Rendell Stories

A week of stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers.l: A Dark Blue Perfume. A retired businessman, returning from abroad, decides to find his ex-wife, who left him for another man many years before. Read by John Rowe. Producer Julia Butt


Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Julia Butt

: Dearly Beloved

A week-long series about modern-day sermons. The Rev Clare Herbert at St Anne's Church in London's
Soho gives a guide to what makes a good sermon and reveals how she goes about preparing a talk relevant to the context of her London parish. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Clare Herbert
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Food Programme

Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm

: Whatever Gets You Through....

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


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Dan Damon and Clare English.


Unknown: Dan Damon

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the game in which hesitation, repetition and deviation are strictly forbidden. This week he is joined at the Pleasance in Edinburgh by Clement Freud , Paul Merton and Graham Norton.
Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of Just a Minute is now available on audio cassette from ail good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graham Norton.
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Pat needs to know more. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the art show, and meets Beryl Bainbridge , whose latest novel According to
Queeneyis already tipped as a possible Booker Prize winner. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: Clay Bull

A five-part drama by Stewart Conn describing
Scottish-born Ellen Naismith 's exile to Africa in the fifties, to raise her young son away from her inquisitive Edinburgh neighbours. 1: A concert in Edinburgh's UsherHall revives memories of Ellen's first experiences in Africa.
Director Pam Wardell. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stewart Conn
Unknown: Ellen Naismith
Director: Pam Wardell.
Ellen: Mora Ghood
Andrew: John Shedden
Gordon: James Qulnttal-Norris
Joseph: Maynard Ezlashi
William: Frank Lazarus
Celia: Monica Gibb

: Policing the Union

In Austria, anyone of sound mind who is over 18 years of age is able to own two handguns. This is in spite of the country having recently experienced killings on the scale of Britain's Dunblane tragedy. In the last of three programmes, Edward Stourton looks at the ownership of handguns in Austria. He asks how an outright ban was avoided and what contribution the Austrian example can make to Britain's ongoing gun debate. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Sue Davies

: Changing Places

Sandra Sykes visits the isolated town of Barrow-in-Furness and learns how the razing to the ground of the training colleges forthe shipyards provoked local people to create a different type of employment.
Community Action Furness now boasts 20 different businesses providingjobs, training and social care. Producer Julian Hector. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Nature

The Cane Toad a Pest in Paradise. Since being introduced to Queensland in 1935 to combat an agricultural pest, the cane toad has begun to spread across Australia's Northern Territory. Emma Rigney investigates how new technology and research might provide the information scientists need to control this most prolific of pests.
Producer Sheena Duncan. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Emma Rigney
Producer: Sheena Duncan.

: Just Looking

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Heart of Darkness

Redmond O'Hanlon reads Joseph Conrad 's story in which Marlowe, played by Anton Lesser , travels in search of the enigmatic Mr Kurtz. Abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell. Producer Duncan Minshull. Behind the Heart of Darkness is on Thursday at 11.30am


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Played By: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Mr Kurtz.
Unknown: Katie Campbell.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps ofMr Kurtz

Repeated from 9.45am

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