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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

By John Nichol and Tony Rennell. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. In June 1944 the end of the Second World War was in sight, but not for the hundreds of thousands of prisoners of war held captive in camps across Germany. Here they recount the harrowing stories of the brutality meted out by their captors in the last months of conflict. Read by Jonathan Keeble. Part 1. producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: John Nichol
Unknown: Tony Rennell.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: Jonathan Keeble.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Led by the RevJohnston McKay. From the memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow with the chapel choir directed by Giles Brightwell.


Unknown: Revjohnston McKay.
Directed By: Giles Brightwell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ten Days that Shook My World Part 1 of this week's drama.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Mapping the Town

1: Bath. Archaeologist Julian Richards begins a new series of the programme exploring how towns take shape. In Bath he discovers why the Romans built an "alternative" workingtown away from the pilgrims and the waters; how Georgian planners created
Europe'sgreatest resort for the beautiful people of the 18th century and why the town's architectural splendours are down to just three men - a quarryman, an architect and a gambler. Producer John Byme


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byme

: The Last of the Humorous Casuals

An audio portrait of the writer whose comic stories and essays Frank Muir said were "as English as baked jam roll". Fellow humourist Miles Kington looks back at the life and work of HF Ellis , who died at the age of 93 in 2000. Richard Briers reads a chapter from Ellis's comedy classic AJ Wentworth BA as well as extracts from his advice to the middle-aged
"mediatrics", together with pieces for Punch and The New Yorker. The author himself recalls his long career as a humorous casual in conversations recorded in his 90th year. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Hf Ellis
Unknown: Richard Briers
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: You and Yours

Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson present a special programme which sets out to untangle Red Tape
Britain, with a series of reports from the frontline of form-filling, data compiling and rule regulation. The alleged Red Tapers get their say as the programme asks: what exactly is red tape?
How much of it is vital protection from a culture of compensation? And listeners can nominate the form they'd most like to consign to the shredder in tomorrow's Call You and Yours. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke .


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain 2002

The first round in the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with contestants from the west of England. The chairman is Robert Robinson .ProducerRichard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

: Afternoon Play: Taming the Wart

ByColin Haydn Evans . The true story of the discovery -and loss -of an "alternative" cure for cancer. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Alison Hindell
Rees: Andy Hockley
Mortey: Simon Armstrong
Evans: Dewi Rhys Williams
Mrs Jones: Manon Edwards
Carling: John Hartley
Robinson: Richard Mltchley

: 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 Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Sounding the City: Stories from the BelfastFestival

Specially commissioned to celebrate 40 years of the Belfast Festival at Queen's, five acclaimed writers read their light-hearted stories before an audience. 1: The Magi by James Ellis. When one of the three wise men from the East, east Belfast that is, decides to circumnavigate the globe, he indulges in a Spot Of "time travel". Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: James Ellis.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: Calstermen Never Turn Back

In the 18th and 19th centuries the coast of East
Anglia was the equivalent of the Ml today. But rotten ships and drunken captains regularly fell foul of the sandbanks round Norfolk and from coastal villages sprang a new band of heroes called lifeboatmen. In the first of four programmes, Paul Heiney looks back Over 200 years Of self sacrifice. Producer Neil Walker


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Neil Walker

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt of yesterday 12.30pm

: Four Corners

The discussion programme that examines the issues affecting people around the world. Producer Amber Dawson


Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Dan Damon and Clare English.


Unknown: Dan Damon

: Quote.... Unquote

The special guestsjoining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Wendy Holden , Dominic Holland , Ben Moor and Andrew Mueller. The reader is Tim Gudgin. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this series is available on five volumes of audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Kenton's leading Daniel astray. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Ten Days that Shook My World

By Jennie Buckman. It is 1978 and idealistic Norma goes to Cuba for the Socialist Youth Festival and keeps a diary of this "Club Med for Reds". Part 1.
Other parts played by Scott Brooksbank. Simon Donaldson and Joanna Monro Director Janet Whitaker RepeatoflO.45am


Unknown: Jennie Buckman.
Played By: Scott Brooksbank.
Played By: Simon Donaldson
Played By: Joanna Monro
Director: Janet Whitaker
Norma: Sophie Thompson
Maureen: Tracy-Ann OBEnnan
Yvette: Shariene Whyte
Lance: Shaun Parkes
Fergus: Danny Schlenmann
Cuban: Ellud Porras

: Can They Cure the Health Service?

In the first of two programmes, Mark Handscomb examines the work of the Modernisation Agency within the NHS. The Agency claims to be improving practice everywhere - from GP surgeries to operating theatres - but will patients notice the difference? Editor David Ross


Unknown: Mark Handscomb
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

The Kurds of Northern Iraq have felt the full brunt of Saddam Hussein 's ire: forced deportations, massacres and, in 1988, the use of deadly chemical weapons on thousands of people. But since 1991, the Kurds have been protected by a British-American no-fly zone and are now experiencing an economic boom. War in Iraq will change all this. George Arney crosses the Tigris river into Iraqi Kurdistan to ask what the Kurds have to gain or to lose from any American attempt to unseat Saddam Hussein. Producer Matthew Chapman Repeated from Thursday 11am


Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Unknown: George Arney
Unknown: Saddam Hussein.
Producer: Matthew Chapman

: Growing Science: 1: It's a Jungle Out There!

In the first of a new series Pippa Greenwood explores the horticultural science behind the battles - in your backyard.

Not everything in the garden is rosy. Plants are armed to the teeth in their battle to survive, says Pippa Greenwood

Growing Science 9.00pm R4
Poised, alert, ready to pounce and destroy - gardens are a seething mass of trouble just waiting to explode with dangerous weapons, or at least red-hot pokers. That's the claim of this new series, which delves into the science behind plant life and doesn't mind doing it with as much violent imagery as it can manage. It's not quite a streetwise Gardeners' Question Time, not quite a rough-and-tumble Chelsea Flower Show, but you won't look at your herbaceous border the same way after this. Pippa Greenwood talks attack and defence in the horticultural world, explaining just why some plants are poisonous and what dangers they face. If it were only the plants in danger you could simply shrug your shoulders, but you're going to be very surprised by this opening edition, and very put off mowing the lawn.


Presenter: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lucy Gault

When during the summer of 1921 three men come to fire the Big House in County Cork, they ignite a chain of events which has tragic consequences for the mother, father and child who live there. Dermot Crowley begins reading William Trevor 's haunting new masterpiece. Abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. Parti.
Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Sally Marmion

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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