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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: 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

Novelist Edna O'Brien joins Jeremy Paxman and guests to discuss her controversial new book which takes a real-life murder and turns it into fiction. Is this the stuff of fiction? Or should it be forbidden? Producer Laura Thomas Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Laura Thomas Shortened

: Book of the Week: The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton reads from his new book in which he explores the reasons behind the human desire to travel: why we do it, how we do it and where we do it. 1: Anticipation. Producer Gemma Jenkins Repeated at 12.30am The trip effect: page 20


Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh. Reading: Acts 2, wl-11. Director of music Brian Hunter.


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh.
Music: Brian Hunter.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 6. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play at Lord s. Including at: 1.15 Your Letters Answered The commentators tackle some of your letters and e-mails.
For details see Saturday Write to [address removed] E-MAIL: tms@bbc.co.uk

: No Homes for Heroes

Afterthe Second World War, one of the hardest tasxs facing the Attlee Government was rehousing: the country expected homes for heroes. In reality, the men and women demobbed from the services had absolutely nowhere to live. In the summer of 1946,
45.000 people around the country took the law into their own hands and squatted the emptying army bases. Liz Barclay presents the story of this brief but dramatic confrontation as the Attlee Government built "the New Jerusalem". Producer Elaine Walker


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Elaine Walker

: Meet Mr Mulliner

By PG Wodehouse , dramatised in six parts by Roger Davenport. 4: Open House. Never more Wodehousian than when faced with frightening aunts, terrifying ingenues and resourceful butlers, Mr Mulliner's stale today touches on a Mullinerwhose callous dismissal of one young woman opens the doorto vengeful neighbours, animal cruelty-and exile. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: Roger Davenport.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Mr Mulliner: Richard Griffiths
Miss Postlethwaite: Matilda Ziegler
Marcella: Matilda Ziegler
A port: Peter Acre
Orlando: Peter Acre
A light ale: Martin Hyder
Eustace: Martin Hyder
A pint of stout: David Timson
Blenkinsopp: David Timson
Lady Beazley-Beazley: Marlene Sidaway

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the third semi-final of the wide-ranging music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Rptd Saturday ilpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Closet Princess

By Lesley Bruce. "Always behave as though you were a fine princess and this is how the world will respond to you." Great Grandmama's questionable wisdom has sealed the fate of the women of her family. Young Lily discovers what became of them. Pianist Colin Guthrie Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Lesley Bruce
Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: Claire Grove
Great Grandmama: Eleanor Bron
Olivia: Margaret Tyzack
Annie: Lavinia Bertram
Lily: Alison Pettit
Mr Thackeray: Ian Masters
Anne: Sophie Shad

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Girl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Abridged in ten parts by Jill Waters. Read by Emilia Fox. 6: As the group of friends approach their 30th birthdays life-changing decisions and events are in the air. Taking up Gillon's impromptu invitation to visit her family in Charleston, South Carolina, Henry has decided to leave London and his girlfriend often years to try his luck as a photographer in the American South. Producer Jill Waters


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

: Building Icarus

Since childhood, travel writer Rory Maclean has wanted to build and fly his own airplane. Last year he closed his Dorset home, drove to Crete and did it. Throughout this week he celebrates the wonder, frustration and audacity that tinged every moment of his Greek odyssey. 1: Blueprints forlcarus Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper celebrates the often overlooked pleasures of anchovies, whitebait and sardines. With cod, salmon, and monkfish off the menu, isn't it time we learnt to love eating fish with the bones still in? Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners

Anne MacKenzie and guests roam the international agenda from politics to popular culture, 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

The perennial antidote to panel games starts its 30th anniversary series with a recording from the Alhambra theatre in Bradford. Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer, under the auspices of Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on six volumes of audio cassette, in addition to a specially designed box set, at good retail outlets or [web address removed] Call [number removed]

I'm Sorry Haven't a Clue
6.30pm R4
Jon Naismith tells me that he has been producing Clue for 11 years but he still hasn't gone completely mad. This is the programme's 30th year, starting tonight from the Alhambra theatre in Bradford with Sandi Toksvig the guest. "Tim Brooke-Taylor loves her" says Naismith, a sensational exclusive which none of the tabloids showed the slightest interest in when I telephoned them. Oh well. The other regulars are Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, and Humphrey Lyttelton's zimmer chair is oiled and ready. (Peter Barnard)


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

The future looks bleak for Jazzer.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with the Kronos Quartet. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden

By AS Byatt . Dramatised in 15 parts by John Harvey. 6: Stephanie and Daniel begin married life in difficult circumstances.
Director Sally Avens Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: As Byatt
Unknown: John Harvey.
Director: Sally Avens
Older Frederica: Rosemary Leach
Young Frederica: Hannah Watkins
Stephanie: Helen Longworth
Daniel: Shaun Dooley
Alexander: Adam Kotz
Wilkie: James Callis
Simmonds: Adam Godley
Marcus: Carl Prekopp
Bill: Geoffrey Whitehead
Winifred: Barbara Flynn
Crowe: Dudley Sutton
Jenny: Hannah Dee
Salesman: Gerard McDermott
Young doctor: Peter Damey
Midwife: Sandra Clark

: Cementing the Ties

Two years ago, a group of teachers from Oldham visited their pupils' families in Bangladesh. Now they go back to help set up development links but soon discover that when it comes to alleviating poverty, Britain can learn from Bangladesh.


Editor: David Ross

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud investigates narrative therapy, which seeks to make sense of someone's situation by finding new ways of telling their life story. Producer Marya Burgess PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Nature

Zooplankton. It's breeding time for zooplankton.
Mark Carwardine joins a research crew on board the RRS Discoveryoff Iceland in search of creatures of the deep and to find out why zooplankton are so crucial as indicators of global warming and declining fish Stocks. Producer Laura Fudge Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Laura Fudge

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Crow Lake

Crow Lake is the last settlement before 3,000 miles of nothing and the North Pole. Amid the hardships of this remote community a family tragedy inspires love, passions and deep misunderstandings. Mary Lawson 's compelling and emotionally charged new novel is abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion and read by Teresa Gallagher. Part 1. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Mary Lawson
Unknown: Sally Marmion
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Art of Travel

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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