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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Martha Kearney and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

Paul Richardson 's love affair with chocolate began with the box of chocolate animals his grandmother gave him every week. In this book he explores the history and cultural significance of the cacao bean and the passions roused by the products that derive from it. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu. 1: "'Twill Make Old Women Young and Fresh. "Read by John Telfer. Producer Sara Davies Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Richardson
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu.
Read By: John Telfer.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Swinford. Take My Life
(Nottingham). 2 Corinthians 4, w5-ll. Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Bairstow). Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Deo Gracias). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Nigel Swinford.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Curiosity Shop Part 21 of the Woman's S Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Hang All the Harpers

The Irish harp is one of the best-known national emblems in the world. For centuries the harpers were among the most prestigious figures in the Irish courts. When that way of life collapsed, their music was all but lost and in time the harp with its broken strings became a symbol of an Ireland subjected to English rule. Tony McAuley follows the fortunes of this ancient instrument. Producer Tony McAuley


Unknown: Tony McAuley
Producer: Tony McAuley

: Full Circle

A series of six two-handers written by Lynne Truss , exploring the premise that not only are there two sides to every story, but that there are differing sides to every personality. Each week features a characterwho appeared in the previous episode.
3: The Builder. Michael has found the ideal builder in Barry, a man who has knowledge of Italian bathroom fittings. But Barry discovers Michael has a "negative head", which can lead to all kinds of problems. Starring Phil Davis and Michael Maloney. Music by Rex Brough Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Phil Davis
Unknown: Michael Maloney.
Music By: Rex Brough
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: 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.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs this week's contest between Wales and Northern Ireland.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chinese Whispers

By Hattie Naylor. The second of two plays about the single-child policy in China. 2: Little Emperors
This storytells of the intense pressures and hopes heaped on an only child, resulting in the "haunting" of the family home by imaginary brothers and sisters, and leading eventually to his rebellion as a teenager.
Music by Christiaan Charles Virant Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Music By: Christiaan Charles Virant
Director: Janet Whitaker
Grandfather: Burt Kwouk
Mother: Sarah Lam
Aunty: Pik-Sen Urn
Father: David K S Tse
Wang Lei, aged 16: Jonathan Chan-Pensley
Wang Lei, aged 4: Jack Miller
Boy: Wai-Keat Lau

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Women on Men

Five new stories by women, which take a short, hard look at men. 1. A Naked Eye by Sarah Duncan. Read by Clare Corbett. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Sarah Duncan.
Read By: Clare Corbett.
Producer: Peter Everett

: Stuck in the Middle

A new series about the joys and trials of middle age.
1: You Wear it Well. Pot bellies, grey hairs, middle-age
- spread - when do you start fearing the words mutton and lamb? Clare Short , Stephanie Caiman and others take a long, hard look in the mirror. Producer Sara Conkey Is this it? page 33


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman
Producer: Sara Conkey

: The Food Programme

Extended rpt of yesterday 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons isjoined in Bristol by Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Graham Norton and, making her debut on the programme, Pam Ayres. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 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: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Pam Ayres.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Kenton is out for the count. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme, including a review of the new film About Schmidt, in which Jack Nicholson is a man facing an ambiguous future as he enters retirement. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jack Nicholson

: The Old Curiosity Shop

By Charles Dickens. Dramatised in 25 episodes by Mike Walker. 21: Kit Nubbins - a thief?
With Richard Firth and Phillip Joseph
Music by Melanie Pappenheim and Anne Wood Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeat of 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of The Old Curiosity Shop is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Richard Firth
Unknown: Phillip Joseph
Music By: Melanie Pappenheim
Music By: Anne Wood
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Dickens: Alex Jennings
Nell: Emily Chennery
Grandfather: Trevor Peacock
Quilp: Phil Daniels
Kit: Daniel Bliss
Mrs Nubbins: Lindsey Coulson
Barbara: Lynne Christie
Dick: Ben Crowe
Betsy: Alison Pettitt
Sally: Sandi Toksvig
Samson: Adrian Scarborough
Marchioness: Nicola Homett
Single gent: Clive Swift
Mr Garland: David Collings
Bachelor: Ian Masters
Schoolmaster: Paul Hilton

: It's My Story: Race

In the Mexico City Olympic Games of 1968, Jim Hines won the 100-metres race - the first time the distance had been run in underten seconds and among the first all-black line-up offinalists. But the achievement turned to disgrace laterwhen Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in the "black power salute" on the medal podium for the 200 metres. John Rawlingtalks to Smith, Hines and Professor Harry Edwards about the legacy of these events. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Jim Hines
Unknown: Tommie Smith
Unknown: John Carlos
Unknown: John Rawlingtalks
Unknown: Harry Edwards
Producer: Simon Crosse

: The Real Patron Saints: 2: St David

Ian Hislop continues his investigation into the confused history of the patron saints of Britain and Ireland.
Ask most Welsh people who St David was and the response will probably include an old man with a dove on his shoulder, a recollection that he liked "doing the little things" and a puzzled reference to a leek. So Ian Hislop is surprised to discover that the real St David was a monk, conceived as a result of a sexual assault, who liked to stand up to his neck in freezing cold water. How he came to be the patron saint of anywhere, never mind Wales, is a long story.


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Nature

The Common Scoter. Possibly one of the least-known sea birds in the world, the common scoter is the UK's rarest breeding duck. The Sea Empress disaster killed almost 5,000 scoter and, with a new threat emerging in the shape of proposed windfarms, Mark Carwardine finds out from the conservationists how they are attempting to gather crucial information on this elusive duck.
Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Piano Tuner

By Daniel Mason. Michael Maloney reads the haunting story of a 19th-century piano tuner who travels on a strange mission to the heart of Burma. 6: Edgar Drake meets the charismatic doctor who has summoned him to his isolated jungle compound. Abridged by Roger Pine. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Daniel Mason.
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Edgar Drake
Abridged By: Roger Pine.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

Part 1. Repeat of 9.45am

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