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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

With Mark Coles and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Falkland Families

2: Reconciliation. The lives of pilots David Morgan and Hector Sanchez changed for ever on 8 June
1982, when they both survived a savage battle in the South Atlantic. As Michael Nicholson discovers, neither of them could have predicted what happened next. Producer Neil George Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Morgan
Unknown: Hector Sanchez
Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Producer: Neil George Repeated

: Schwartz's City Sounds

2: Moondogs and Banana Boats. Via mailbox and microphone, Tony Schwartz brought the world's music to his Manhattan home. Alan Dein hears the first appearance of the haunting Moondog, the blind Viking musician of midtown, and discovers how
Wimoweh and the Banana Boat Songwere brought to a new audience. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Tony Schwartz
Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. Bright the Vision (Laus Deo). Daniel 9, w3-7, 2O-23a. Listen to the Angels Singing (spiritual, arr Andrews). Around the Throne of God
(Solothurn). With Harrogate Ladies' College Chapel Choir. Director of music David Andrews.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: David Andrews.

: Book of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told Me

Blake Morrison 's new book unravels the hidden story of his mother's life and how behind the conventional housewife he knew was a remarkable Irish woman who had qualified as a GP in 1942. it also offers a moving insight into love and marriage in post-war Britain. Abridged in five parts and produced by Jill Waters. Part 1. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Blake Morrison
Produced By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Including at
10.45 I Don't Know How She Does It Part 1 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Three Voyages of Captain Cook

2: Terra Australis Incognita. I n the second of three programmes that re-evaluate the career of the renowned explorer, Dr Nigel Rigbyofthe National
Maritime Museum considers Cook's second voyage to the South Pacific, which, in manyways, amounted to a negative achievement and demonstrated that there was indeed no great Southern Continent in temperate latitudes. Producer Mark Smalley


Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Cry of the Owl

By Patricia Highsmith. Adapted by Shaun McKenna. 2: Jenny has fallen for Robert Forester , though he is not certain of his feelings for her. However, her ex-fiance, Greg, is very certain. He wants Jenny back-and Robert is in the way.
Music composed and performed by David Chilton Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.
Adapted By: Shaun McKenna.
Unknown: Robert Forester
Robert: John Sharian
Greg: Adrian Lester
Jenny: Joanne McQuinn
Nickie: Briony Glassco
Detective Lippenholtz: Peter Marinker

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain 2002

The first round in the nationwide general-knowledge contest continues with contestants from the Midlands and East Anglia. The chairman is
Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chasing the Rainbow -ThisSweet Bitter Earth

By Anita Franklin. The last of three plays developed through BBC Radio Drama's Chasing the Rainbow initiative. It's 1959, and Sam Love , a New York private investigator and jazz musician, is sent back to his roots in New Orleans by Kelly, a rich woman who is trying to find her daughter. Sam finds himself embroiled in a complex world and meets up with his old sweetheart, Reina.
Director Julie Beckett


Unknown: Anita Franklin.
Unknown: Sam Love
Director: Julie Beckett
Sam: Ray Shell
Reina: Alibe Parsons
Kelly: Lorelei King
Olivia: Angela Winter
Cora Inlka: Leigh Wright
Sydney: Nell Reldman
James: Nell Reldman
Bartender: Nell Reldman

: 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 JenniferClarke


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Five New Shorts

Five stories specially commissioned for radio.
1: Rosebuds by Frederic Raphael , read by Tom Conti. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Read By: Tom Conti.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Electronic Brains

Mark Whitaker tells the remarkable stories of four computer pioneers. 1: Leo the Lyons Computer Best known for its teashops, the catering company J Lyons also ran the world's first business computer programme, calculating the value of its bakery sales on a machine developed and built in-house. Producer Mike Hally


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Unknown: J Lyons
Producer: Mike Hally

: The Food Programme

Extended rptofyesterday 12.30pm

: 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 Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with Wendy Holden , Dominic Holland , Ben Moor and Andrew Mueller. The reader is Tim Gudgin. Producer Carol Smith Rptd Sun 12.04pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Andrew Mueller.
Unknown: Tim Gudgin.

: The Archers

Helen's making plans.
(Rptd tomorrow 2pm)

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Martin Smith


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Don't Know How She Does It

By Allison Pearson. Adapted by Penny Leicester in ten parts. 1: A tragedy about success - and a comedy about failure. Kate Reddy, high-flying fund manager and mother of two children, juggles her double-life in a story of our times.
Director Di Speirs
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Allison Pearson
Adapted By: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Kate Reddy
Director: Di Speirs
Kate: Samantha Bond
Richard: Jonathan Keeble
Candy: Teresa Gallagher
Momo: Teresa Gallagher
Jack: William Hope
Emily: Imogen Hamilton-Jones
Robin: Peter Marinker
Winston: Ben Onwukwe
Debra: Carolyn Pickles

: Outsmarting Crime

In the third programme of the series, Jenny Cuffe visits the grim estate in London where Damilola Taylor was killed, to see how it is being transformed as part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme. A local police officer has worked closely with architects to design homes and public spaces that feel safe, there are now car-lock devices and two young designers have proved that mobile phones can be made theft-proof. But although it is possible to remove opportunities for crime, criminologist Ken Pease argues that too little is being done. Producer SmitaPatel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: Ken Pease

: In the Footsteps of St Paul

With the help of politicians Ann Widdecombe and Chris Bryant , Edward Stourton tries to square
St Paul 's dictum that Christians should obey those in authority, even though he was regularly imprisoned for Sedition. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Unknown: Chris Bryant
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: St Paul
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Nature

Urban Conservation. Mark Carwardine looks at how the urban environment is a haven for some spectacular British wildlife such as the black redstart, which is now an exclusively urban bird.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Falkland Families

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Book at Bedtime: Invisible Man

By Ralph Ellison. Set in post-war America, this provocative novel charts a young man'sjourney from north to south, from racial ignorance to enlightenment. Read by Clarke Peters. Part 1. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Ralph Ellison.
Read By: Clarke Peters.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: A Sense of Place

A series of documentaries capturing some of the people and places heard on the BBC's local and national radio networks. Home Is Where the Heart Is. A programme from Nottinghamshire. The Goose Fair has been held in Nottingham for over 700 years, while Newark is home to one of the biggest travellers' Sites in the country. Producer Sarah Julian


Producer: Sarah Julian

: News

: Book of the Week: Things My MotherNever Told Me

Parti. Repeated from 9.45am

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