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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.32 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Choice

Michael Buerk interviews people who have faced a life-changing decision. Former war reporter
Alex Renton was so affected by what he saw in Kosovo that, disillusioned with British journalism, he took a big salary cut to work with an aid agency. Producer Lisa Davis. Rptd at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Reporter: Alex Renton
Producer: Lisa Davis.

: Caistermen Never Turn Back

A A new four-part series about the history of the lifeboat service. 1: In the 18th and 19th centuries rotten ships and drunken captains regularly fell foul of the sandbanks around Norfolk and a new band of heroes called lifeboatmen sprang from the coastal villages. Paul Heiney looks back over 200 years Of Self-sacrifice. Producer Neil Walker.


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Neil Walker.

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 2: The Man with N-Ray Eyes. In 1903 the distinguished French physicist Rene Blondlot discovered a new form of radiation. For a while he fooled the world. Forever he fooled himself. Fordetails see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Paul Collins.
Unknown: Rene Blondlot

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Greater Love Hath No
Man (I Tracey); When My Love to Christ Grows Weak (Song 13); Luke 23, W33-37 ; I Wonder As I Wonder (arr A Carter). Crown Him with Many Crowns
(Diademata). The director of music is Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sonia Gandhi.

: The Forgotten Colony

A two-part programme in which Guyanaese writer David Dabydeen explores the past and present of his home country. 1: Britain's involvement in Guyana began with the disastrous 16th-century expeditions of Sir Walter Raleigh. What remains of the British legacy in modern, independent Guyana? Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh.
Producer: David Olusoga

: How Tickled Am I?

A series profiling Northern comedians of the past. 2:Gracie Fields.Gracie Fields was one of Lancashire's best-loved exports. Yet the press accused her of treachery when she and her Italian husband moved to America during the Second World War, despite the huge sums she raised abroad forthe British war effort. Mark Radcliffe presents a tribute to the woman once described as "the British nation's favourite big sister". Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Winifred Robinson.
Including 12.30 Call You and Yours
PHONE: [number removed]. LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Reporter's Notes

I Emily Buchanan returns with a new four-part series of the programme in which she explores the lives of foreign correspondents through the music that marked their most memorable assignments. 1:
Simon Winchester plays calypso, brass bands and Bob Dylan and remembers the drama of Watergate, a prison cell in Argentina, and a journey across Russia in a Rolls Royce. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Simon Winchester
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Present

A dark, cautionary comedy by Jackie Pavlenko.
Eva's life is a chaotic whirl of missed appointments and mad dashes as she tries to keep up with the demands of her children, herwork and her withering social life. Only when she starts to keep a diary does the real problem emerge.
Director Toby Swift


Comedy By: Jackie Pavlenko.
Director: Toby Swift
Eva: Kathryn Hunt
Debbie: Alice Gardiner
Frances: Christine Brennan
Ned: Jlm Millea
Carl: James Swanton

: Making History

Sue Cook investigates listeners' historical queries. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick LETTERS: [address removed]. EMAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Wishing Carefully

Marian Keyes 's story is read by Cathy Belton. A woman wishes for a fairytale romance and gets one - but Will it live Up to her expectations? Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Marian Keyes
Read By: Cathy Belton.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Disneyfied

2: Pinocchio. How Disney rescued a cricket from the jaws of death and turned him into an international Star. For details see yesterday

: More or Less

The magazine about all things quantifiable. Andrew Dilnot explores the ubiquitous, powerful and sometimes deceitful language of numbers, both political and personal. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: A Good Read

In the first of the new eight-part series Hanif Kureishi chooses Malcolm Lowry 's Underthe Volcano, and Jonathan Dimbleby picks House of Sand and Fog. Presenter Louise Doughty 's selection is the Oscar Wilde favourite The Picture of Dorian Gray. Producer Miles Warde. Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Malcolm Lowry
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Presenter: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Dorian Gray.
Producer: Miles Warde.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

Celebrated raconteurs remenisce before a live audience. 2: John Fortune talks about the people he's enjoyed working with, including Peter Cook and John Bird. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: John Bird.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Jazzer's outto get Fallon. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Erin Riley

: 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.
2: ATestingTime. Indira isgrowingup without herfather. From prison Nehru advises her about her education and becomes increasingly reliant on her letters for information about India's struggle for freedom.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Indira Gandhi
Edited By: Sonia Gandhi
Unknown: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Indira NinaWadia: Nehru Paul Bhattacharjee

: File on 4

Current affairs series covering major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad with reporter Jolyon Jenkins. Producer Jenny Chryss. Repeated Sunday 5pm


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: Jenny Chryss.

: In Touch

News, issues and information of interest to blind and partially sighted people, with Peter White.
Producer Simon Clancy. PHONE: [number removed] for more information


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Simon Clancy.

: Case Notes

The patients'guide to medicine. 2: Breasts. As well as seeking out the latest evidence for trouble-free breastfeeding, DrGraham Easton investigates a condition which causes swollen breast-tissue in up to half of all teenage boys.
Producer Paula McGrath. Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Paula McGrath.

: The Choice

Repeated from 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.
2: A Naval tenant arouses memories of an old love.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Anne Elliot

: The Big Town All Stars

The second series of Bill Dare 's comedy about a struggling cappella band. 1: Meet the Wife by Giles New. Kenny is married and divorced in a day, while Johnny decides to make himself more attractive through the power of lying.
With Raquel Cassidy , Tony Gardner and Rachel Preece Producer Gareth Edwards (R)


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Giles New.
Unknown: Raquel Cassidy
Unknown: Tony Gardner
Unknown: Rachel Preece
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Kenny: Stephen Tompkinson
Lorelei: Nicola Walker
Johnny: Adrian Scarborough
Nelson: Brian Bovell

: News

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Repeated from 9.45am

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