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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman talks to writer and film-maker Kana Makiya about the history of the seventh-century Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
Producer Ariane Koek Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Kana Makiya

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay

Written and read by Fay Weldon . Abridged in five parts by Alison Joseph. An honest, sometimes painful, often funny, account of a life well-lived. Part 1. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings Joy to the World (Antioch). Examine Me, 0 Lord (Boyce). Psalm
98. Sing We Merrily (Symons). Rejoice, the Lord Is
King (Gopsal). With the choir of Bury Girls Grammar
School. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings Joy

: Woman's Hour ...

Women's issues and magazine programme with Jenni Murray. Drama: The Fredenca Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 1. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You Either See It or You Don't: the Story of 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields

Entering 18 Folgate Street in London Spitalfields is like stepping back in time. Actor Vicky Licorish takes us on a tour of this extraordinary house, created over the last 20 years by artist Dennis Severs, who lived there with no electricity or modern comforts, in much the same way as its inhabitants might have done in the early 18th century. Artists, writers and architectural historians join the tour to reflect on the splendour eccentricity and historical importance of the house, its contents and its visionary owner.


Presenter: Vicky Licorish
Artist: Dennis Severs
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Meet Mr Mulliner: 3: The Smile that Wins

By P.G. Wodehouse, dramatised in six parts by Roger Davenport.

In the bar parlour of the Angler's Rest, the regulars are drawn into another of Mr Mulliner's peculiar tales.When a dyspeptic detective member of the Mulliner family receives a doctor's prescription to smile, the frightening knowingness of his grin spreads terror among the titled.


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Dramatised by: Roger Davenport
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mr Mulliner: Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite/Millicent: Matilda Ziegler
Aport/Specialist/Sir Jasper: Peter Acre
A light ale/Sir Sutton: Martin Hyder
A pint of stout/Lord Brangbolton: David Timson
A small bitter/Adrian: Carl Prekopp

: 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.

: Counterpoint

The second semi-final brings togetherthree more competitors, hoping that their broad knowledge of music will win them a place in the final. Ned Shernn iSthe Chairman. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Saturday 11pm


Unknown: Ned Shernn
Producer: Paul Bajoria Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Compass Rose - a Tattoo Lexicon

Nina is a beautician and her world has been turned upside down. In this drama documentary her story is interwoven with three true tales of dermal embellishment.


Writer: Sarah Phelps
Music: David Chilton
Director: Liz Allard
Nina: Rosie Cavallero
Mum: Carolyn Pickles
Seb: Paul Barnhill
Doctor: David Timson

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your personal finance questions. Lines open 1.30pm. Telephone [number removed]. Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Abridged and produced in ten parts by Jill Waters. Read by Emilia Fox. The bestselling author's new novel explores the lives, loves and indecisions of a group of young adults who are all struggling with the legacies and expectations of their parents' generation. The story moves between
South Carolina and England, beginning with Gillon, the daughter of an old Charleston family.


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Unknown: Jill Waters.
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Paper Gardens

Leslie Forbes explores the links between artists and gardens, in a four-part series. 1: Restoringthe Ghosts Angel ica Garnett returns to the garden of her childhood, Charleston in Sussex, which inspired the Bloomsbury set. Can the garden match her memory? Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon considers the role of recipes in determining how we COOk. Extended rpt of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Anne MacKenzie and guests roam the international agenda from politics to popular culture, sports to science, and art to anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotes and anecdotes this week are Stephen Fry, Sue MacGregor, Esther Rantzen and Jan Ravens. The reader is Tim Gudgin.
E-Mail: [email address removed]
(Repeated Sunday 12.04pm)
BBC Radio Collection: A compilation of the best of Quote.... Unquote is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [web address removed]
Call [number removed]


Chairman: Nigel Rees
Panellist: Stephen Fry
Panellist: Sue MacGregor
Panellist: Esther Rantzen
Panellist: Jan Ravens
Reader: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

An arrest is made. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson delivers the verdict on the latest episode of George Lucas 's Star Wars saga: Attack of the Clones. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Lucas
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden

By AS Byatt. Dramatised in 15 parts by John Harvey. The first part of a major new adaptation of four novels charting the lives of the Potter family, set against the social and political landscape of England of 1953-70.

(Repeat of 10.45am)


Author: A.S. Byatt
Dramatist: John Harvey
Director: Mary Peate
Older Frederica: Rosemary Leach
Young Frederica: Hannah Watkins
Bill: Geoffrey Whitehead
Stephanie: Helen Longworth
Alexander: Adam Kotz
Winifred: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: Shaun Dooley
Crowe: Dudley Sutton
Wilkie: James Callls
Jenny: Hannah Dee
Marcus: Carl Prekopp
Simmonds: Adam Godley
Mrs Thone: Sandra Clark
Mrs Orton: Bridget Turner

: The Ties that Bind

Liz Carney joins a group of teachers from Eustace Street Primary, in Oldham, on a tripto Bangladesh, as they attempt to find out more about the culture and heritage that form the family background for most oftheir pupils. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Liz Carney
Editor: David Ross

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud examines a condition that will affect one in a hundred people during their lifetime, most commonly those in their teens and twenties: schizophrenia. He hears from sufferers, their families and those who treat them.
Producer Marya Burgess PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Nature

In the first of this year's spring series,
Mark Carwardine joins thousands of other bird watchers taking part in the first ever "Migration Watch", run by the British Trust for Ornithology. They are mapping out the movements of migratory birds, including swallows, swifts and cuckoos as they move up through the country. He also explores the latest research, using unique wind-tunnel experiments at Lund University in Sweden, into how these small migrant birds are able to fly such huge distances. Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Embers

By Sandor Marai. Translated by Carol Brown
Janeway. Abridged in five parts by Simon Hutton. Read by Philip Voss. This Hungarian novel, first published in 1942, has become a bestseller after its rediscovery last year. A retired General seeks his best friend, whom he has not seen for 41 years, to find out the truth about events that occurred then. 1: The General prepares for the arrival of his guest. Producer John Tydeman


Unknown: Sandor Marai.
Translated By: Carol Brown
Unknown: Simon Hutton.
Read By: Philip Voss.
Producer: John Tydeman

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay


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