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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Start the Week

Muriel Gray meets Ed Harris , director and star of the film Pollock, about painter Jackson Pollock. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: Ed Harris
Unknown: Jackson Pollock.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 1: Banvard's Folly. John Banvard 's Three-Mile Paintingmade him the first millionaire artist in history and a household name on both sides of the Atlantic until a spell of bad luck plummeted him into renowned obscurity. Producer Jane Ray. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Paul Collins.
Unknown: John Banvard
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Daily Service

Led by the Very Rev Ken Riley. With the Blackburn Cathedral Choiristers. Rejoice, The Lord Is King
(Gopsal); John 19, wl7-22; Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? (J Bertalot); The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). The director of music is Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Unknown: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Freedom's Daughter edited by Sonia Gandhi. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Edited By: Sonia Gandhi.

: Mapping the Town

A A new 12-part series of the programme revealing howto uncoverthe hidden history of a town through the streets and buildings of today. 1: Brighton.Archaeologist Julian Richards discovers how a Sussex sea view was scorned until people started bathing for their health, why cocktails of salt water mixed with rum or milk went down well with Londoners and how the town's two piers stretching out beyond the confines of land, society and morality, became the vast sexual battleships of the seafront. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Three Men on a Plane

A four-part dramatisation of Mavis Cheek's novel aboutthe plight of a divorced, middle-aged mother after her son leaves home. Dramatised bythe author. 2: Which Casket? Which Prince? Much to Pamela's surprise and cautious delight, her three ex-lovers make contact now that she is single again. But should she allow any of them back into her life?
Director Tanya Nash. Producer Marilyn Imrie
The Honor Blackman Questionnaire: page 22


Director: Tanya Nash.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Pamela: Imelda Staunton
Peter: Nigel Anthony
Douglas: Nicky Henson
Dean: Gavin O'Donoghue
Mrs: Hennessyrosemary Leach
Eileen: Honor Blackman
Jenny: Maxine Evans
Daniel: Robert Harper
Zoe: Shireen Shah
Lionel: Christopher Scott

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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. Final: business analyst Andrew Diamond , National Blood Service manager David Gratwick , retired lecturer Tom Corfe and freelance researcher Roger Pritchard. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Andrew Diamond
Unknown: David Gratwick
Unknown: Tom Corfe
Unknown: Roger Pritchard.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Someone, Somewhere

in May 1980, 22-year-old Jessie Earl suddenly disappeared. Nine years later her body was found hidden in dense undergrowth on Beachy Head.
Mixing extracts from Jessie's diary, interviews with her parents, John and Valerie, and original poetry,
Pat Davis 's drama tells the story of those nine long years. Jessie Earl is played by Laura Rogers. Director/Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Jessie Earl
Unknown: Pat Davis
Unknown: Jessie Earl
Played By: Laura Rogers.
Producer: Toby Swift

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Vincent Duggleby. Lines are open on 08700 100 444from 1.30pm. Producer Penny Haslam


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby.

: Let's Dance

Dermot Bolger 's story is read by Margaret D'Arcy. On a memorable summer holiday in Donegal, teenagers Eva and Beatrice discovered both friendship and rivalry. Eighty years later, Eva has the chance to e-mail Beatrice at her home in South Africa. What will she sayto herfriend? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Dermot Bolger
Read By: Margaret D'Arcy.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Disneyfied

Phill Jupitus examines the effect Walt Disney had when he turned five classic pieces of children's fiction into movies. 1: Snow White. How would you preferthe Wicked Queen to die? Falling off a cliff or dancing to death in hot Shoes? Producer Kirsten Lass Disney: the lost empire? page 48


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: The Food Programme

Devising a menu is a painstaking process.
Derek Cooper reads between the lines and discovers what makes a menu work.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests with international conversation tackling issues ranging from politics to popular culture, sportto science, and artto anthropology. 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

From the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Phill Jupitus joins regularteam members Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and BarryCryer, chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and pianist Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated on Sunday
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Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Moving day for Chris and George. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Freedom's Daughter

The touching correspondence between the young
Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru as edited by Sonia Gandhi and abridged in parts by Rukhsana Ahmad.
1: Hold Fast to the Truth. Nehru has been imprisoned for his political activities in the Congress Party, but he neverforgets that he is a fatherfirst and foremost. Indira NlnaWadla Nehru Paul Bhattacharjee
Director Nandita Ghose. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Edited By: Sonia Gandhi
Unknown: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Director: Nandita Ghose.

: Money Box Special: Pensions in Peril

A crisis is starting to hit the pension funds of some of Britain's top companies. It means that millions of people can no longer feel secure about their promised income in retirement. Paul Lewis investigates the tough decisions now being taken and asks how many pension promises might turn outto be hollow ones? Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Crossing Continents

International current affairs series. The temples of Angkor, deep in the jungle of Cambodia, are the spiritual symbol of Khmer culture and one of the world's greatest archaeological heritage sites. But during the Pol Pot era the temples were out of bounds, damaged by landmines and looting. Clare Arthurs visits Angkor where, over the last decade, conservationists have begun to reclaim the sites.
Also, the country's leading mental health specialist talks about how to reclaim sanity in a country decimated by war. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Pol Pot
Unknown: Clare Arthurs

: Animals That Changed the World

A three-part nature series. 2:The Dog.With new genetic evidence that our relationship with dogs might reach back to the dawn of our species, Brian Leith explores dogs' impact on health, hunting, and happiness, and asks whether it is the dog that makes US human. ProducerGrantSonnex


Unknown: Brian Leith

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

Jane Austen 's romantic classic about 19-year-old Anne Elliot , stopped from marrying the man she loves by the claims of birth, beauty and mind, is abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Estall and read by Juliet Stevenson. Part 1. Producer Di Spears


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Anne Elliot
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Di Spears

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Repeated from 9.45am

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