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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Roy Kearsley , lecturer in theology.


Unknown: Dr Roy Kearsley

: Today 6.00-6-30, 7.10-9.00

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Start the Week

Muriel Gray sets the cultural agenda with today's guests who include Baroness Helena Kennedy. Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: Baroness Helena Kennedy.
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Logos Ensemble, Moscow.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Diaries of KennethTynan

Abridged in five parts by Jill Waters and read by Jack Klaf Kenneth Tynan was the foremost theatre critic and cultural commentator of the 20th century. He was also a man of devastating wit, with a penchant for gossip, glamour and rich living. His recently published diaries are a poignant and acerbically funny snapshot of the last decade of his life. 1: In 1971Tynan was a key figure at the National Theatre under Laurence Olivier. Producer Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Jill Waters
Read By: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Laurence Olivier.
Producer: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: Not Me, but Us by Maggie Allen. Part 1. Series editor Anne Tyley. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Editor: Anne Tyley.

: Mapping the Town

Julian Richards uncovers the hidden history of a town through the streets and buildings of today.
2: Colchester. Today Richards explores the oldest recorded town in England and discovers how the Roman town was sacked by Boudicca, why a Norman baron knocked down all the ancient buildings, and how Dutch refugees saved the economy of medieval Colchester. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Norman Baron
Producer: John Byrne

: Three Men on a Plane

A dramatisation of Mavis Cheek 's novel about the plight of a divorced, middle-aged mother after her son leaves home. Dramatised by the author.
3: Three Men They Willa-WooingGo. Pamela decides to enter the danger zone and accepts dinner invitations from her ex-husband and ex-lover.
Maybe she won't remain single for much longer.
Director Tanya Nash. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Mavis Cheek
Director: Tanya Nash.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Pamela: Imelda Staunton
Eileen: Honor Blackman
Peter: Nigel Anthony
Jenny: Maxine Evans
Douglas: Nicky Henson
Dean: Gavin O'Donoghue
MrsHennessy: Rosemary Leach

: 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 Brains 2001

A special invitation challenge match forthe title Brain of Brains 2001. Contestants are Leslie Duncalf , Brain of Britain 1999, Mike Smith -
Rawnsley, Brain of Britain 2000, and the winner of this year's contest, who was crowned in last week's programme. The chairman is Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm
CALLING NEW CONTESTANTS If you would like to be considered as a contestant for Brain of Britain 2002 request an audition by writing to Brain of Britain, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA and you will be contacted in the New Year


Unknown: Leslie Duncalf
Unknown: Mike Smith
Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Money for Old Rope

By Juliet Ace. Taking a few pills in the interests of scientific research and extra cash shouldn't be a problem, but Jason finds unexpected consequences.
Producer Gilly Adams


Producer: Gilly Adams
Menna: Di Botcher
Jason: Aled Pugh
Anna-Marie: Jennifer Vaughan

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Paul Lewis. Lines are open on08700100444from 1.30pm. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Presented By: Paul Lewis.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Voices from behind the Canvas

Five new short stories in which a famous painting, or a character within the painting, tells theirtale.
1: Tobias and the Angel. Artist: Andrea del Verrochio. Barbara Trapido 's story is read by Alex Jennings. Producer Julia Butt
Every picture ... : page 19


Artist: Andrea Del Verrochio.
Artist: Barbara Trapido
Read By: Alex Jennings.

: Biker Tales

Five portraits of passionate motorcyclists.
1: Colin Pownall. Colin was a member of an outlaw motorbike gang and eventually ended up in prison. Yet today he's a Methodist minister and uses his bike tO Spread the word. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Colin Pownall.
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: The Food Programme

This year has seen the publication of a bumper crop of cookery books. Simon Parkes puts a pile of them through their paces, while Sheila Dillon nominates her cookbook of the year.
Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests with international conversation tackling issues ranging from politics to popular culture, sport to science, and art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Another bout of the perennial antidote to panel games comes from the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Phil Jupitus joins regular team members Tim Brooke -Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and pianist Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: I'm Sorry I Haven a a Clue, Volume 2 is available on cassette at good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Brighton. Phil Jupitus
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Siobhan is on the hunt. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Not Me, but Us

Anewtervpart series by Maggie Allen. 1: In 1869 Sophia Jex-Blake , appalled by the high mortality rate among women and children, decides she must qualify as a doctor. But the odds are stacked against her.
Director Sue Wilson. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake
Director: Sue Wilson.
Sophia: Julia Watson
MrsMasson: Sharon Baylis
Mrs Jex-Blake: Tina Gray
Edith: Susan Jeffrey
Elizabeth: Michelle Newell
Prof Christison: Bob Doherty
Henry: Richard Derrington
Prof Brown: Nell Bett
Alexander: David Bannerman
DrAnstie: Clifford Rose
ProfMasson: Ian Brooker
Mr Norton: Christopher Scott

: An Imperfect Peace

In the first of two programmes on the continuing threat posed by paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, Liz Carney meets some of those who've been ordered out of the province and are now forced to live in "exile" in Britain. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Liz Carney
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

6: Switzerland. Henry Bonsu goes to Zurich to uncover the story of the demise of Swissair. Repeated from Thursday

: Animals That Changed the World

Concluding the nature series. 3: The Snail.
Brian Leith hears some extraordinary tales of how snails were central to the success of the early humans, have played a major part in world agriculture, changed the course of genetic science, and could still change the world if the snailburger catches on. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brian Leith
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

Jane Austen 's classic novel, abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Estall and read by Juliet Stevenson. 6: A visit to the sea and new acquaintances. Producer Di speirs


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Diaries of

Kenneth Tynan Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan

: Test Match Special

India v England - the First Test
Commentary on the second day at Mohali.
Producer Peter Baxter. For details see yesterday. 'Approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter.

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