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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr William Crawley.


Unknown: Dr William Crawley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jonathan Sacks


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: Start the Week

Muriel Gray and guests set the cultural agenda for the week when the latest ideas are up for discussion.
(Shortened repeat at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Muriel Gray
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending (Helmsley). Isaiah 11. wl-9. A Tender Shoot (Goldschmidt). The Kingdom of God (Hanover). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter Checks HerMake-up

Bestselling author Susan Orlean takes a wry and idiosyncratic look at the lives of extraordinary people. 1: Show Dog. The unusual life of Biff the boxer. Read by Buffy Davis. Abridged and produced by Gaynor Macfarlane. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Susan Orlean
Read By: Buffy Davis.
Produced By: Gaynor MacFarlane.

: 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 6. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Maggie Allen.

: Mapping the Town

Archaeologist Julian Richards reveals how to uncover the hidden history of a town through the streets and buildings of today.
3: Glasgow. Richards makes ajourney of discovery along the River Clyde, beginning with the very earliest signs of settlement in 6th-century Govan.
He traces the shifts of powerto the Cathedral at the heart of the modern town and shows how, during the zenith of Glasgow's mercantile fortunes, steel made in the east of the city was used to build ships in the west. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Three Men on a Plane

Final part in 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. 4: Three Not So Wise Men Traverse Afar. Pamela's three ex-lovers have all invited herto Dublin for Christmas. Whose invitation will she accept?
Director Tanya Nash. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Director: Tanya Nash.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Pamela: Imelda Staunton
Peter: Nigel Anthony
Douglas: Nicky Henson
Dean: Gavin O'Donoghue
Mrs Hennessy: Rosemary Leach
Eileen: Honor Blackman
Mother: Marcella Riordan

: 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.

: Round Britain Quiz

The return of radio's longest-running quiz series, with Nick Clarke in the chair. Today the north of England and the defending champions Northern
Ireland tackle Clarke's cryptic puzzles, drawing on all their cultural knowledge and powers of lateral thinking. Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stowaway

By Tanika Gupta. Vikram has made a heart-breaking decision, one which will cost him his life. In this gripping drama, desperation leads to disaster as a man fights for survival in the wheel bayofajumbojetboundfortheUK.
Producer/director Mark Rickards


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Director: Mark Rickards
Vikram: Paul Bazely
Koli: Madhav Sharma
Rani: Lolita Chakrabarti

: Money Box Live

Financial experts answer listeners' personal finance questions. Presented by Paul Lewis.
Lines are open on [number removed]from 1.30pm. Producer Penny Haslam


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: The Funniest Thing I Ever Heard

Every day this week a star-studded line-up of comedians and celebrities helpto raise moneyfor Comic Relief by reading "the funniest thing they've ever heard". 1: Josie Lawrence reads a selection from Bridget Jones 's Diary by Helen Fielding. Producer Rachel Horan


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Bridget Jones
Producer: Rachel Horan

: Serenading

Laurie Macmillan - one of Radio 4's most familiar and best-loved voices - died on 8 October. As a tribute to her, and to enjoy again that famous voice and her sense of fun, here is another chance to hear how Simon Townley , one of her most devoted fans, was determined to serenade her. But did he know exactly what he was taking on? Macmillan sent him off to learn the finer points of the art of the serenade. Producer Tom Alban. Revised repeat. Second part tomorrow


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Simon Townley
Producer: Tom Alban.

: The Food Programme

Could organic farming make Africa a major player in the world food market? Sheila Dillon finds out in a special programme from Zambia. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne MacKenzie and guests roam the international agenda from politics to popularculture, sports to science, and artto anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Another bout of the perennial antidote to panel games comes from the Old Vic theatre in Bristol. Andy Hamilton 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 / Haven't a a Clue, Volumes 1-6 are available on audio cassette at good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

A meeting in Brussels. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news, and the first of Front Row's recommendations for anyone headingto a bookshop in search of Christmas presents. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Not Me, but Us

A ten-part series by Maggie Allen. 6: It is now eight years since Sophia Jex-Blake began her struggle to qualify as a doctor. On the eve of the New Year she is in Switzerland and about to attain her dream.
Director Sue Wilson. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake
Director: Sue Wilson.
Sophia: Julia Watson
Mr Norton: Christopher Scott
Mrs Jex-Blake: Tina Gray
Ursula: Joanna Monro
Isabel: Sara Coward
Edith: Susan Jeffrey
Dr Littlejohn: Gavin Muir
Elsie: Tracy Wiles
Ina: Teresa Gallagher
Jessie: Hilary MacLean
John: Bob Docherty
Miss Gosse: Jenny Lee
Dr Milne: Jamie Ballard

: An Imperfect Peace

In the last of two programmes on the continuing threat posed by paramilitaries in Northern Ireland,
Liz Carney examines the transition from terrorism to organised crime, and reveals the brutality with which they exercise their control. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Liz Carney
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

7: Norway. For half acentury the orphansof German soldiers and Norwegian women have been treated as outcasts in post-liberation Norway. Now the so-called Lebensborn are fighting back, to reclaim their identities and to seek compensation. Julian Pettifer investigates this liberal nation's hidden history. Producer Jennie Walmsley. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Jennie Walmsley.

: Night Time Is the Right Time

It's a staggering thought that nearly 80% of all life on earth is nocturnal and for these creatures, night time is the right time to hunt, find a mate, travel or migrate. In the first episode of this evocative, sensory and revelatory new four-part series, wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson travels from
Northumberland to the rainforests of Queensland,
Australia, to eavesdrop on the orchestra of the night. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Chris Watson

: 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.
11: Anne and Captain Wentworth meet once more and their feelings remain in turmoil. Producer DiSpeire


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

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Bullfighter

Checks Her Make-up Repeated from 9.45am

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