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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: 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 the Rev Dr Colin Morns.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman asks Bill Clinton 's former adviser Philip Bobbit to defend his argument that the wars from 1914 to 1990 were in fact one " long war" to determinewhethercommunism.fascismor parliamentarianism would be the organising principle of modern states. They are joined by writer Eva Hoffman , who throws new light on questions of identity and difference.
Producer Eliane Glaser Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Bill Clinton
Unknown: Philip Bobbit
Unknown: Eva Hoffman
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Come, Take
My Hand (Scottish Trad). Blest Are the Pure in Heart
(Franconia). Job 29, wll-16; 21-4. He Delivereth the Poor (Parry). Beati in Domo Domini (Taize). With the Manchester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

By Sarah Murgatroyd. 1: In 1860the Victorian Exploring Expedition, led by Robert O'Hara Burke and William Wills , set out to cross Australia's unforgiving desert from south to north. Despite the fanfare and excitement accompanying the expedition's departure, some newspaper columnists predicted that lives would be lost. The reader is Kerry Fox. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sarah Murgatroyd.
Unknown: Robert O'Hara Burke
Unknown: William Wills
Unknown: Kerry Fox.
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. 10.45 Drama Football Stories for Girls. Five short plays by Katie Hims.
1:Stealing Alfredo Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Soldier, Soldier

The six-part drama documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier down the centuries. 3: The Surgeon's Mate. By Mike Dorrell
Ian Taggart (John Mackay ), surgeon's mate, tends a dying soldier in Philadelphia 1777, to the sounds of the American patriot army celebrating a victory over the British. Historical background to the American
War of Independence is provided by Toby McLeoa and Madge Dresser , producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Mike Dorrell
Unknown: Ian Taggart
Unknown: John MacKay
Provided By: Toby McLeoa
Provided By: Madge Dresser
Producer: Sara Davies

: The Little World of Don Camillo

A second series of Giovanni Guareschi 's delightful stories about the Roman Catholic priest and the communist mayor fightingforthe hearts and minas of the people of a little village in the Po valley.
Dramatised by Peter Kerry. 1: Nocturne with Bells
Don Camillo and Peppone find themselves strangely united when a gunman takes overthe church.
Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Unknown: Don Camillo
Director: Chris Wallis
God: Joss Ackland
Narrator: Joss Ackland
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
Cant Mancini: Ben Crowe
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Biondo: Trevor Fox
Mrs Castelino: Charlie Hardwick

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and John Waite.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam 2002

Peter Snow hosts another match between two of Britain's brightest amateur quiz teams. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated Saturday llpm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Living Where We Live

By Stephen James. Jacques receives a lettertnat revives the memory of a strange and obsessive love affair many years before, which has affected him more than he cares to acknowledge.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Stephen James.
Director: Janet Whitaker
André: Richard Johnson
Elizabeth: Victoria Carling
Jacques: Olivier Pierre
Jacques: Peter Marinker

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Mythologies

A series of four stories in which writers new to radio explore some of the best-known classical myths in a contemporary setting. 1: Coventry. By Mark Czanik. A man becomes obsessed with a woman called
Leda on his regularwalks home from school with his young child. Read by Anton Lesser , producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Mark Czanik.
Read By: Anton Lesser
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Musical Storybook

Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolfwas the inspiration behind this new series. Pupils from five schools were challenged to adapt and perform a local folk tale for radio, with incidental music which they wrote themselves. 1: The Grey Horse and the Widow's Daughters. Twelve-year-olds from St George 's
School for Girls in Edinburgh present their version of a storyfrom Fife that bears a strong resemblance to the Bluebeard legend.
Music animateur David Munro Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: St George
Unknown: David Munro
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates how US biotechnology companies are preparing to launch a new offensive on the reluctant European market and examines howfarthe GM debate has moved on. Repeated from yesterday 12.30pm

: 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.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Another half-hour of top-quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family, which comes once more from the Haymarket theatre in Leicester.
Jeremy Hardy joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. Atthe piano is Colin Sell.
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 www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Kenton's read the riot act. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Football Stories for Girls: 1: Stealing Alfredo

Five short plays by Katie Hims.

Des sets out to buy a birthday present for his football-mad granddaughter, but has an encounter with a cardboard cut-out of a sixties Argentinean football star.
Directors Jeremy Mortimer and Mary Peate
(Repeat of 10.45am)


Unknown: Katie Hims
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Director: Mary Peate
Des: Tom Georgeson
Joely: Sophie Stuckey
Love-and-hate man: Neil Stuke

: Rochdale, Redundancy and Redress

The first of two programmes that offer revealing insights into the 21st-century workplace, through the burgeoning employment caseload being handled by the Rochdale law centre. The reporter is Liz Carney. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Liz Carney.
Editor: David Ross

: All in the Mind

This week Dr Raj Persaud hears from the president-elect of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Mike Shooter , about how he plans to make his mark. He also talks about his own history of depression, and the programme examines what it's like to live with clinical depression. ProducerMarya Burgess Phone the BBC Action Line: [number removed]


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Mike Shooter

: Nature

Orchid Resurrection. The Lady's Slipper orchid is one of the rarest and most beautiful plants in Britain, but it was almost wiped out by Victorian plant collectors. Mark Carwardine finds out how, thanks to hard work by conservationists and the latest genetic wizardry, the Lady's Slipper is returning to its former haunts. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With John Kampfner.


Unknown: John Kampfner.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

John McGahern continues reading his own ten-part adaptation of his latest novel: the story of a lake in the West of Ireland and of the people who live around it. 6: The Ruttledges and all their neighbours are invited to John Quinn 's wedding. Afterwards,
Jamesie has a secret that he is bursting to tell. Producer Kate Triggs


Unknown: John McGahern
Unknown: John Quinn
Producer: Kate Triggs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: Today in Parliament

News and features on today's stories in Parliament and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Dig Tree
Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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