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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Norman Ivison.


Unknown: Norman Ivison.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Christopher Hitchens and David Grossmanjoin
Allison Pearson to set the cultural agenda forthe week, togetherwith Professor Jacqueline McGlade who will be revealing why she thinks Charles Darwin should have studied fish and how it could have changed the course of evolutionary theory.
Producer Ariane Koek. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: David Grossmanjoin
Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Ariane Koek.

: Book of the Week: Passions

A week of readings aboutthe discovery of passion.
1: Books. lain Glen reads a pre-publication extract from Francis Spufford 's memoir The Child that Books Built. Spufford, an obsessive reader all his life, has a consuming passion which has its roots in a compulsive need forfiction as a veryyoung child. Producer Sara Davies.
Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone with the Chetham's School of Music. 0 Ignis jSpjntus
(Hildegard of Bingen). Isaiah 1. W12-20. Purify My
Heart (Doerksen). Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead
Us (Mannheim). Director of music Deborah Catterall. Organist Maurice Maguire.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone
Organist: Deborah Catterall.
Organist: Maurice Maguire.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Translator. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Watkin's Folly

London's Eiffel Tower. In the concluding part of this series David Stafford uncovers the story ofthe world'stallestbuilding-m Wembley. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Agatha Christie's Hound of Death

It is 1920. Britain is still recovering from the loss of virtually an entire generation in the Great War, and those who survive have physical and mental scars from which they may never recover. One such is a nun apparentlytraumatised by scenes of horror she has witnessed at the front. But what precisely did she see? An ambitious doctor and a pioneering psychologist tryto restore the woman's sanity, but in the process they uncover something much more sinister. Dramatised by Bill Morrison.
Director Dirk Maggs
BBCRADIOCOLLECTION:AselectionofAgathaChnstie dramatisations is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Dramatised By: Bill Morrison.
Director: Dirk Maggs
Alice: Julia McKenzie
Dr Rose: Michael Kitchen
Tom Hayden: Simon Treves
Sister Marie: Marianne Borgo
Kitty: Alexis Zegerman

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Round Britain Quiz

The teams from Scotland (Michael Alexander and Alan Taylor ) and the North of England (Diana Collecott and Michael Schmidt ) tease out the cryptic connections in radio's most challenging quiz. Nick Clarke is the chairman.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Michael Alexander
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dear Philip, Dear Kingsley

The poet Philip Larkin and the novelist Kingsley Amis engaged in a remarkable literary correspondence which began when they met as students in wartime Oxford. The letters they wrote to each other are intimate, frank and funny, prompting Amis to remark: "What a feast is awaiting chaps when we're both dead and our complete letters come out."
In this dramatisation their letters are placed side by side to trace the unfolding of their relationship from their first encounter to Larkin's death in 1985.


Producer: Robert Ketteridge
Kingsley Amis: Robert Hardy
Philip Larkin: Alan Bennett

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests are on hand to answer listeners' personal finance questions. Lines open at 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Family Misfortunes

Five interlinked short stories, specially commissioned from five different writers, about the extraordinary goings-on among the members of an eccentric
Scottish family. 1: The Swithering Gull. By lain Grant. " Uncle Gilly is dead, it's a tragedy. But you can never be certain where certain people are involved." Read by Vicki Liddelle. Producer David Jackson Young


Read By: Vicki Liddelle.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: McAlpine's Fusiliers

Five weekday programmes in which comedian and novelist Ardal O'Hanlon talks to the Irishmen who helped build Britain's roads and motorways and now live in a hostel in London's Camden Town. 1: How difficult was emigration? Producer Rachel Hooper Executive Producer Kathleen Carragher


Talks: Ardal O'Hanlon
Unknown: Camden Town.
Producer: Rachel Hooper
Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: The Food Programme

Today's programme considers aphrodisiac foods - do they del iver or is the I ink between what we eat and sexual prowess nothing more than a fallacy?
Producer Paula McGinley. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Producer: Paula McGinley.

: Beyond Belief

Ernest Rea talks to guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Amanda Hancox


Talks: Ernest Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: PM

With Clare English and Malcolm Brabant.

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons whisks the programme off to the King's Theatre, Southsea.
ProducerClaire Jones. Repeated on Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volume 5 of Just a Minute is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Archers

Siobhan tries to build bridges. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hears the verdict on Will Smith's performance in the new film Ali.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Translator

By Leila Aboulela. A contemporary love story set in Scotland and Sudan. A young Muslim widow working in Aberdeen finds herself attracted to a twice-divorced Scottish academic.
Director Bruce Young. Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.
Director: Bruce Young.
Rae: David Rintoul
Sammar: Noma Dumezweni
Waleed: Jimi Mistry
Mahasen: Souad Faress
Yasmin: Shaheen Khan
Ameer: Haris Young

: Fifty Years with the Firm: 3: Lifting the Veil

A six-part series in which Anthony Howard looks back at key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign from the glory days of the fifties, through the dark era of the nineties to the present day.
The decision by the monarchy to allow TV cameras to film the domestic life of the royal family marked a dramatic change in the relationship between the palace and the media. But in portraying the family as much like any other, was there a danger that people would question whether the monarchy was worth having?


Presenter: Anthony Howard
Producer: Mark Savage

: The Neighbours

In the final programme, Tim Whewell and Esther Leneman explore the future of Europe - children.
What does Europe hold for them? Will they be fat and unhealthy? Will they be rich? Will they be literate? Series Producer John Murphy. Editor Maria Balinska


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Unknown: Esther Leneman
Producer: John Murphy.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Nature

The Jurassic Coast. Mark Carwardine visits the only natural-world heritage site in England as he samples the fossil-rich coast of west Dorset. Here ammonites and icthyosaurs lurk deep in the crumbling cliffs and are exposed to collectors bythe winter weather. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Casanova in London

By Giacomo Casanova. Adapted in five parts by Penny Leicester and narrated by Jack Klaff. In the 1760s, an infamous Italian came visiting. He sought business, attended soirees and met women - but all would end in disaster. A cautionary tale for Valentine's week. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Giacomo Casanova.
Unknown: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Passions

Repeated from 9.45am

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