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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: On the Ropes ..

John Humphrys talks to more high-fliers who have experienced turbulent times. 2: As Director of Pubhc
Prosecutions, David Calvert-Smith is held responsible forthe alleged shortcomings of the Crown
Prosecution Service. Producer Brian KingRptd at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: David Calvert-Smith
Producer: Brian Kingrptd

: The Box

Travelling by train is one of the safest methods of transport and fundamental to this is the signalling system. But will new technology mean the end of the line for the signalmen or are there economic and social factors that could secure the role of the signalbox as part of the railway system for another 150 years? in a new series, BBC transport correspondent Alan Whitehouse visits five signal boxes to find out howthey work and meets signalmen and women, past and present.
1: Bewdley North. The first leg of his journey is on a preserved steam line, the Severn Valley Railway. Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Daily Service

Presented by Denis Nowlan. The Great Forerunner
(The Truth from Above). Luke 1, w70-80. Benedictus
(Chant: Archer). God Is Working His Purpose Out
(Benson). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Adventure

2: Travels in West Africa. Zoe Aldrich reads from
Mary Kingsley 's memoir of Africa, about her intrepid expedition to the west coast of Africa, in which she encounters crocodiles and intense discomfort in a huge mangrove swamp.
For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Zoe Aldrich
Unknown: Mary Kingsley

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 Drama Drama: The Love Child. Part z. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: Nature

Repeat of yesterday 9pm

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

Barry Cryer investigates the genesis and popular appeal of six key comic characters from radio and TV, each encapsulating the British response to the mood and developments of a decade.
3: Neddie Seagoon. Played by Harry Secombe ,
Neddie Seagoon was a central character in The
Goons and a foil to Bloodnok, Eccles, Bluebottle et al. Written by Mike Barfield. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Neddie Seagoon.
Played By: Harry Secombe
Played By: Neddie Seagoon
Written By: Mike Barfield.
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: 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.

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
3: Oh What a Lovely War. On 19 March 1963 war broke out in the unlikely surroundings of the Theatre Royal in East London. Oh What a Lovely IVarwas waged by Joan Littlewood and her Theatre
Workshop, fought in Pierrot costumes and deployed tickertape, photographs andjingoistic songs with ironic precision. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The 29 Worst Minutes of Raymond Hej

By Ian McMillan, Barnsley Football Club's poet-in-residence.

Erik, Raymond's dad, the only Norwegian in Barnsley (apart from Dr Ulf, and he got struck off) suggested it to him as he sat in the tin bath in the sauna he'd made in the yard: "I'll tell thee this, Raymond lad, although a life is a matter of years, the bad things that happen in it are only a matter of minutes." And here it is: Raymond's life, in 60-second bursts.

Songs composed and played by Finetime Fontayne
Tuba music composed and played by Oren Marshall


Writer: Ian McMillan
Raymond: Finetime Fontayne
Music: Finetime Fontayne
Tuba music: Oren Marshall
Director: Chris Wallis

: Making History

Sue Cook and the team investigate more of your historical queries.
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick Write to: [address removed]E-MAIL: making.history#bbc.co.uk


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick Write

: Magic

2: My Daughter, the Fox. By Jackie Kay. When a woman gives birth on the stroke of midnight to a baby fox the midwife screams. Kay's story explores a maternal love which surpasses all obstacles and the struggle mothers must eventually face when the time comes to lettheir child out into the world. Read by Siobhan Redmond.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jackie Kay

: Breaking the Law

2: The Welsh in Chester. Is it still legal to decapitate a Welshman in Chester? For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

Heather Payton and guests with conversation about the world of business, money and workplace issues. Producers Rozina Breen and Rosamund Jones


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

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, withLibbyPurves.
Producer Sukey Firth Repeated Sunday 11pm
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: thelearningcurve@bbc.co.uk

: PM

With Clare English and Richard Lister.


Unknown: Richard Lister.

: Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

A six-part comedy series written by and starring Linda Smith , with Jeremy Hardy , Martin Hyder ,
Margaret John , Dillie Keane , Chris Neill and Femi Olufowuju Junior. 4: Linda finds herself in "the new Islington", as East End house prices go stratospheric
. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Femi Olufowuju Junior.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Siobhan puts the record straight. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on Beijing Bicycle, a new film from China about a cycle courier struggling to make a living in the city. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Love Child

By Edith Olivier. Adapted by Lavinia Murray.
2: Agatha Bodenham 's imaginary child begins to become more and more visible and, after a trip to the seaside, she returns with Agatha to take up her place in the household. For details see yesterday Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Edith Olivier.
Adapted By: Lavinia Murray.
Adapted By: Agatha Bodenham

: File on 4

As farmers and rural businesses across Britain prepare to sue the Government for its "mishandling" of the foot-and-mouth crisis, Jenny Cuffe examines evidence that early signs of the disease were missed or ignored, and asks whether a more effective response could have limited the cost to farmers and taxpayers. Editor David Ross Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Ian Macrae
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian MacRae

: Life as a Teenager

The first in a new series examining the key issues surrounding adolescence. Connie St Louis talks to teenagers dealing with raging hormones and investigates whether there is scientific evidence to back up the concerns of parents and teachers that puberty is starting earlier. E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Erika Wright Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Erika Wright

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9.00am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Cakes and Ale

By W Somerset Maugham. 7: William Ashenden 's friendship with Rosie takes a new turn. For details see yesterday


Unknown: William Ashenden

: Two Doors Down

By Annie McCartney. A four-part comedy series about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. 3: The Minister Has a Windo Director and producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Producer: Tanya Nash
Sally: Frances Tomelty
Fintan: Gerard Murphy
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Tony: Robert Patterson
Victor: Alan McKee
Evie: Katy Gleadhlll
Miss Black: Roma Tomelty
Anna: Bethan Lloyd
Simon: Patrick Gleadhill
Layla: Emily Walmsley
Ben: Joel McElnay
Sam: Alfie Lloyd

: News

: Book of the Week: Adventure

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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