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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Moira Hickey.


Presented By: Moira Hickey.

: Today

With Mark Coles and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Lowering the Hag

Who were the new masters who took over from the British? Trevor Phillips meets the autocratic, anti-colonial firebrand Lee Kwan Yew in Singapore, while President Museveni of Uganda gives his opinion of Idi Amin. Producer Miles Warde Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Lee Kwan Yew
Unknown: Idi Amin.
Producer: Miles Warde

: With Reference to ...

Quentin Coopergoes in search of the British Antarctic Survey's vast archive of polar ice cores among the crates of frozen food in a commercial freezer warehouse in Peterborough. These ice samples contain a record of climatic and atmospheric change going back half-a-million years, and hold clues to global climate in the future. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Quentin Coopergoes
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Daily Service

Presented by Denis Nowlan. God Is Our Refuge and Strength (Mozart). Forthe Healing of the Nations
(Webbe's St Thomas). Isaiah 2, wl-5. Psalm 119, wl-8 (Chant: Pye). Go Forth for God (Magda). Director of music Christopher Stokes


Presented By: Denis Nowlan.
Music: Christopher Stokes

: Book of the Week: Last Man Down - the Fireman's Story: 1: Impact

New York fireman Richard Picciotto led a group of firefighters to the 35th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center shortly after the terrorist attacks on 11 September - and survived. John Guerrasio reads Picciotto's first-hand account.
(Repeated at 12.30am)


Author: Richard Picciotto
Reader: John Guerrasio
Abridged by/Producer: Bruce Young

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary from the Oval on the fifth and final day's play in the Fourth Test. Including at:
1.15 Your Letters Answered The commentators tackle some of your letters and e-mails.
Write to: [address removed] or email: tms@bbc.co.uk
For details see Saturday * Approximate time

: The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower

Part 1 Of this week'Sdrama. Drama repe ated at 7.45pm

: The Most Mysterious Manuscript in the World

In 1912, Wilfrid Voynich , an antiquarian book collector, bought an old manuscript written in what appeared to be an unknown language. Despite the efforts of the world's top code breakers, the book remains unread. Could its author be Roger Bacon , the 13th-century English scientist? Is it a hoax? Gerry Kennedy investigates. Producer Nigel Acneson


Unknown: Wilfrid Voynich
Unknown: Roger Bacon
Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Producer: Nigel Acneson

: Wild Things!

By Georgia Pritchett. A comedy about florists with attitude. 4: Rear Window Director Beeban Kidron


Director: Beeban Kidron
Ample: Miranda Richardson
Winnie: Doon MacKlchan
Robert: David Morrlssey
Sandra: Imelda Staunton
Phil: Robert Webb
Policeman: Alex Lowe
Customer: Ewan Bailey

: 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.

: Brain of Britain 2002

The nationwide general-knowledge contest continues with contestants from the south of England. Robert Robinson is in the Chair. Producer Richard Edis Rptd Sat llpm

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love in the Afternoon -Courtin'Miss Lucie

By Lisselle Kayla. In 1950's Cardiff, Miss Lucie, an innocent Trinidadian nurse, falls forthe dangerous charms of a Jamaican bus conductor. Music by Keith Waithe Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Lisselle Kayla.
Miss Lucie: Amanda Gordon
Selvon: Sylvester Williams
Princess: Jenny Jules
Megan: Ann Beach

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer your personal finance questions. Lines open from
1.30pm. Phone [number removed]. Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Dream Atlas

1: Annie Pascoe 's Man by Pauline Sheppard. In the first offour contemporary Cornish stories by the writers' collective Scavel An Gow , a fisherman's wife has artistic ambitions. The reader is Barbara Jefford. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Annie Pascoe
Unknown: Pauline Sheppard.
Unknown: Scavel An Gow
Unknown: Barbara Jefford.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Finger Prints

A A new series which promises a handful of cultural resonances and salient science. Claudia Hammond examines our fingers -five often overlooked clues to ourgenetic inheritance, our cultural provenance and our psychological state. 1: The Thumb -It's What Makes US Human? Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the role of food on and off the theatrical Stage. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place Of faith in today's complex world. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: PM

With Clare English and Richard Lister.

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees returns to chair a new series of the popular quiz. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes this week are Martin Kelner , Gervase Phinn , Tricia Stewart and Jayne Tunnicliffe. The reader is Meryl O'Keefe. ProducerCarol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Martin Kelner
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: Tricia Stewart
Unknown: Jayne Tunnicliffe.
Unknown: Meryl O'Keefe.

: The Archers

Usha has an admirer. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Peter Ustinov , whose authorised biography is published this week. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Frederica Quartet: Babel Tower

By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey in 15 parts. The 1960s and its quest for personal and public freedom is brought vividly to life through the story of Frederica Potter and herfamily. Part 1.
Director Sally Avens Repeat of 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Harvey
Unknown: Frederica Potter
Older Frederica: Rosemary Leach
Frederica: Indira Varma
Daniel: Shaun Dooley
Nigel: Mark Bazeley
Bill: Geoffrey Whitehead
Winifred: Barbara Flynn
Jude: Mark Heap
Hugh: Mark Umbers
Pippy: Deborah Findlay
Alexander: Adam Kotz
Thomas: Gerard McDermott
Alan: Kenny Blyth
Ruth: Jasmine Hyde
Ginnie: Hannah Dee
Leo: Jack Langan
Will: Alex Etchart
Mary: Ruby Williams
Rupert: Robert Portal
Begbie: Ben Onwukwe
Stephanie: Helen Longworth
Marcus: Carl Prekopp
Male voice: Ian Masters

: Alvin Hall's Wall Street - One Year On

Alvin Hall 's personal exploration of the effect the terrorist attacks on 11 September have had on Wall Street. Hall has worked on Wall Street for nearly 20 years, training workers in the financial sector. In the last year, the money men and women of lower
Manhattan have changed. The psychological impact of the attack has been compounded by job cuts, company relocations, profound loss of confidence and a stock-market crash. Will Wall Street ever be the same again? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Alvin Hall
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In the Footsteps of St Paul

Edward Stourton investigates the life of one of the most controversial figures in western history.
2: A look at Paul's time in Jerusalem and his conflicts with the early followers of Jesus. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Nature

Mark Carwardinejoins a bat detective as he explores a unique mothballed Victorian manor house. Plus the ecology of our ancient ancestors as revealed by the oldest hominid scull ever found. ProducerGrantSonnex Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardinejoins

: Lowering the Flag

Repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Gullivers's Travels

John Sessions reads Jonathan Swift 's classic 18th-century satire, abridged in ten parts by Roger Pine. Part6. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Roger Pine.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday 9am

: A Sense of Place

All My Life's a Circle. Four Wi Itshire people share the power of the county's crop circles, stone circles and even magic roundabouts. Producer James Harrison


Producer: James Harrison

: News

: Book of the Week: Last Man Down -the Fireman's

Story Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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