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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought fbrthe Day With Penny Faust.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Long View

5: In the wake of the collapse of America's seventh largest company, Enron, Jonathan Freedland explores the story of the first ever stock market crash: the spectacular rise and fall of the Mississippi Company in 1720. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Inner-City Sanctum

Geeta Gury-Murthy explores notions of faith and how they relate to urban life. 5: The Islamic Cultural Heritage Centre.
In the last of the series, she meets artist Ali Omar Ermes in a meeting place forthe Moroccan community around London's trendy Notting Hill. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Geeta Gury-Murthy
Artist: Ali Omar Ermes
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Daily Service

Presented by Norman Winter. Meekness and Majesty
(Kendrick). Matthew 26, w36-46. Lay Down Your
Head (Resting). Stay with Me (Taize). 0 God, for You I
Long (Farrell). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Presented By: Norman Winter.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Tarka the Otter

2: Tarka makes the difficult transition from cub to dog Otter. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

She was nominated for an Oscar as Shirley Valentine , now Pauline Collins grabs our attention again in the film adaptation of Tony Parson s Man and Boy. She tells Jenni Murray about making this touching and funny film. Drama: Voices from Vindolanda. Part 2. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Shirley Valentine
Unknown: Pauline Collins
Unknown: Tony Parson
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Paradise Island

Mark Carwardine turns the clock back 400 years and recreates the home of the dodo with Dr Carl Jones of the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation. Producer Alison Quinn


Unknown: Dr Carl Jones
Producer: Alison Quinn

: The Palace of Laughter

A six-part series in which Geoffrey Wheeler visits variety theatres around the country.
2: An affectionate portrait of the Pavilion theatre in Glasgow, one of the last variety venues in Scotland.
Built in 1895 by the architect Bertie Crewe , the Pavilion boasts a magnificent ceiling which rolls back to reveal the stars, and is watched over- or so they say - by the ghost of one of its best-loved comedians, Tommy Morgan. Amongthose recalling their days at the Pavilion are Johnny Beattie , Rikki Fulton and Mary Lee Milroy. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Bertie Crewe
Unknown: Tommy Morgan.
Unknown: Johnny Beattie
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Mary Lee Milroy.
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Ancient Voices

1: Voices of Love. Michael Wood begins a four-part exploration of the world of medieval music by looking at the love songs of the troubadours, the concept of courtlyloveandhowthe"idealwoman was depicted in music. He considers the music of the 14th-century French composer Guillaume de Machaut-who described his love affair with a young girl - and discusses how the ideas of these ancient voices persist today.
Producers Lyndon Jones and Deborah Preston


Unknown: Michael Wood
Producers: Lyndon Jones
Producers: Deborah Preston

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Making Space

2: The Language of Flowers. ByTim Jackson
Religious poet Christopher Smart was one of the most celebrated men in 18th-century London society. But his eccentricities led to incarceration in an asylum, where he wrote his diary in the form of a long poem: the extraordinary Jubilate Agno. Smart's biographer Dr Chris Mouncey examines the significance of the poetry, while Tim Jackson dramatises the events surrounding its creation.
For details see yesterday
Anna Cathy Sara Adam Josh Maguire


Unknown: Christopher Smart
Unknown: Dr Chris Mouncey
Unknown: Tim Jackson
Unknown: Anna Cathy Sara
Unknown: Adam Josh Maguire
Smart: Simon Chandler
Henry: Christian Rodska

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel chairs the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Producer Nick Patrick PHONE: [number removed]
LETTERS: [address removed] E-MAIL: home.planet@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: The Mourner

A series of four stories for HolyWeek. 2: The MournerBy Julia Stoneham. Muriel is arranging the flowers in church when she has to make a decision about faith, truth and the church cat. Read by Marlene Sidaway. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Read By: Marlene Sidaway.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Repeat 'til Fade

2: Under the Boardwalk. The Drifters' evocation in sound of sun, sea and sand has touched the lives of the Anglo-Indonesian folk group the Deighton Family, guitarist Nick Bell and mobile DJ Dave Jansen. For details see yesterday


Guitarist: Nick Bell
Unknown: Dave Jansen.

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests in conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producers Rozina Breen and Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producers: Rozina Breen
Producers: Rosamund Jones

: The Learning Curve

A guide to the wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Penelope Gibbs Phone [number removed] Rptd Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Acropolis Now

By Lynne Truss. 4: Sons. The Spartan siege of Athens is now into its eighth month and food is fast running out at the Acropolis Fish Restaurant. A man called Testicles arrives selling funerary urns. He claims to be the Oracle's long-lost son and first in line to inherit the restaurant.
Producer Bhan King
Mother Rosemary Leach Testicles Gavin Mulr


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Testicles Gavin Mulr
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox

: The Archers

Alistair offers a shoulder. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts show, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: John Wilson

: Voices from Vindolanda

By Catherine Czerkawska. 2: Fish Sauce and British Beer. Quartermaster Spiro orders in provisions for the coming feast while keeping abreast of fort gossip.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Coventina: Heledd Baskervllle
Spiro: Freddie Jones
Privatus: David Bradley
Paulina: Amanda Root

: French Transformations

3: Language Wars. In the final part of the series looking at the paradoxes and peculiarities of modern France, British academic Anand Menon explores issues of culture and national identity. He finds out how the French language is evolving and learns to speak Verlan: the new lingua franca of France's grim tower-block suburbs. He also discovers a new regional assertiveness in Brittany through the once banned Breton language. And he looks at the cultural organisation La Francophonie and asks if it is really an attempt to give France more clout on the world stage.
Producer Lucy Ash Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: La Francophonie

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Secrets of the Medicine Cabinet

5: In the last of Edi Stark's series about the history of drugs she discovers that there has been a revolution in drug therapyto treat and prevent Britain's biggest killer, heart disease. Producer Louise Dalziel


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The World My Wilderness

Part 2. For details see Monday

: Dave Podmore's Cricket Fix

Written by Chris Douglas , Nick Newman and Andrew Nickolds. Dave Podmore refuses to stand idly by as English cricket stares down both barrels of a bottomless doldrum.
Producer Richard Wilson


Written By: Chris Douglas
Written By: Nick Newman
Written By: Andrew Nickolds.
Unknown: Dave Podmore
Producer: Richard Wilson
Dave: Chris Dougtas
Andy: Andrew Nickolds

: News

: Book of the Week: Tarka the Otter

Repeated from 9.45am

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