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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Jim Thompson.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: 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: The Last Diaries

Further dispatches from the late Tory grandee Alan Clark , abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams and read by Michael Cochrane. 1: It's the 1990s anc Alan Clark is in the autumn of his career yet still enduring a bumpy ride at work and play. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Clark
Unknown: Katrin Williams
Read By: Michael Cochrane.
Unknown: Alan Clark
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Andrew White , director of International Ministry at Coventry Cathedral. An act of worship for Holocaust Memorial Day.


Presented By: Canon Andrew White

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Thea's Diary
Part 1 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Ireland's Neutral War

1: U-boats, Spies and Code Breakers. Throughout the Second World War, Ireland remained neutral - in theory. But how neutral was it in practice? Did it, in fact, give covert help to both sides of the conflict.
Were German U-boats dropping German spies on to the shores of Ireland's west coast? Did the IRA collaborate with the Nazis? In this two-part programme James Maw uncovers the stories of the spies and the Irish code breakers who secretly cooperated with MI5 aiding the British war effort. Producer Neil George


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Neil George

: Full Circle

Aseries of six two-handers, written by Lynne Truss , exploring the premise that not only are there two sides to every story, but there are differing sides to every personality. Each week a character from the previous episode is developed further.
4: The Neighbour. Elaine loves musical theatre and likes nothing betterthan an evening playing and singing along to soundtracks. And her lovely neighbour Barry doesn't mind at all. Or does he? Starring Phil Davis and Sheila Hancock. Music by Rex Brough Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Phil Davis
Unknown: Sheila Hancock.
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 James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Michael Schmidt and Diana Collecottforthe North 01 England take on Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins of the South of England. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Digging

By Simon Stephens. A surprising relationship develops between Roy, a retired English teacher, and Danny, a teenage boywith serious behavioural problems, as they struggle to get Danny through his English GCSE.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Simon Stephens.
Director: Mary Peate
Roy: Ewan Hooper
Danny: Stuart Morris
Anne: Amelda Brown
Lewis: Robert East
Gary: Jake Wood
Joey: Sw Mitchell

: 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 Clare Vincent


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Clare Vincent

: Pillow Talk in Europe and Other Places

1: Conversations with Famous Artists I Have Known The first in a selection from Deborah Levy 's new collection of stories exploring the pleasures and pains of motherhood and relationships, and the solace as well as the fireworks to be found in friendship. Read by Samantha Bond and Nicolette McKenzie. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Deborah Levy
Read By: Samantha Bond
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: A Brief History of the End of Everything

The astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno presents a beginner's guide to ideas, both ancient and modern, about how the universe will end.
1: Eternity. Scientists in the 1950s did not like the idea that the universe actually had a beginning-they were trying to get away from the biblical Creation story, a universe that went on foreverwas much more comforting. But the Big Bang theory forced thinkers into coming to terms with the idea that, if there was a beginning, presumably there must also be an end. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Brother Guy Consolmagno
Producer: John Byrne

: The Food Programme

Juice. Is that daily glass of pasteurised, freshly squeezed orangejuice really good for you? Sheila Dillon investigates. Extended rptofyesterdayl2.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: 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 hosts the pernickety panel game from Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, and is joined by Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble and Steve Frost.
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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Steve Frost.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Tom gets kicked in the teeth. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The American author Nicholson Bakertalks to Mark Lawson about his new novel, A Boxof Matches. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Nicholson Bakertalks
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Thea's Diary

ByThea Gersten. Dramatised in 10episodes by Andrew Farrell Readman from the diaries of a German Jewish teenager during the Second World War.
1:Broken Glass. Thirteen-year-old Thea sees the horrors of Kristallnacht.
Director Nadia Molinari Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Bythea Gersten.
Unknown: Andrew Farrell Readman
Director: Nadia Molinari
Thea: Hannah Watkins
Rosa: Barbara Marten
Chaim: David Horovitch
Philip: Adam Levy
Adi: Daniel Abeteon
Max/MrC: Gregory Gudgeon
Anna: Tanla Levey
Martha: Vanessa Rosenthal
Lolo: Ellanne Byrne
Adler: Garry Crystal

: The Making of Saddam

Saddam Hussein lives behind an impenetrable wall of security, cut off from the nation he has ruled - and terrorised - for decades. Allan Little explores the life of the man who is now locked in a confrontation with the United States that seems fated to end in war-and his Own destruction. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: The Real Patron Saints: 3: St Andrew

Ian Hislop continues his investigation into the history of the patron saints of Britain and Ireland.
A rather unsaintly tale of how Andrew posthumously elbowed out his rivals to the title only to be challenged in later years by a Romantic drunk, a poet... and Mel Gibson.


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Nature

The Otter's Return. For many people growing up in the 1960s and 70s, the existence of otters on the local riverwasjust a pipe dream. But now, 30 years later, the otters are returning. Mark Carwardine searches for this most elusive of mammals in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and discovers that their resurgence may be bad news for mink.
Producer Brett Westwood Repeated on Tuesday at llpm


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Girl with a Pearl Earring

By Tracy Chevalier. Read by Tara Lester. 1: 1664,
Delft, Holland. Griet is obliged to work as a maid to support herfamily. She is taken on by the painter Johannes Vermeer , but first she has to pass an exacting test. Abridged by Sarah LeFanu. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Tracy Chevalier.
Read By: Tara Lester.
Unknown: Johannes Vermeer
Abridged By: Sarah Lefanu.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events at Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Diaries

Parti. Repeat of 9.45am

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