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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Martha Kearney and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: 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: Hotel Bemelmans

Author and bon-vivant Ludwig Bemelmans recalls working atthe topsy-turvy Hotel Splendide in 1920s New York. Read by Richard Griffiths and abridged in five episodes by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Thy Kingdom
Come (St Cecilia). Ezekiel 18, wl-4; 19-23.
Wash Me Throughly (Wesley). Just As I Am (Saffron
Walden). With the John Powell Singers, director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Gateways Club
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Mapping the Town

2: Canterbury. As Canterbury prepares forthe enthronement of its new archbishop, Julian Richards seeks to unravel the influence the Church has had on the town's growth. St Augustine began building here more than 1,400 years ago, but it was the famous murder of Thomas a Beckett that put Canterbury on the pilgrim's map. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: St Augustine
Producer: Miles Warde

: Agatha Christie's The £199 Adventure

A new contemporary dramatisation by Mike Stott of Agatha Christie 's thriller, The Case of the City Clerk. Bobby Roberts is a middle-aged man in a mid-life rut, in search of adventure. The ad in the Times reads: "Need help? Ask Parker Pyne. So can the great PP come up trumps? Well, yes and no.
Bobby is sent on a trip to collect a harmless package from a scientist in Milan and eat plenty of ice cream along the way. But before long he finds himself caught up in a terrifying murder, and with blood all over his ice cream. Starring Richard Griffiths and Chris Langham. Simon Treves
Director Dirk Maggs Producer Bruce Hyman


Writer: Agatha Christie
Adapted by: Mike Stott
Director: Dirk Maggs
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Parker Pyne: Richard Griffiths
Bobby: Chris Langham
Maggie/Marcia: Rebecca Front
Roddy/Luca: Simon Treves
Gianni/Ludo: Rupert Degas

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Round Britain Quiz

This week in the contest of lateral thinking, the team from the Midlands competes against Wales. Nick Clarke is in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dad and the Afghan

Lizzie Slater 's autobiographical play tells of her meeting with a young Afghani man in the intensive care unit of a London hospital in the week following the events of 11 September 2001.
Music by Sylvia Hallett Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Lizzie Slater
Music By: Sylvia Hallett
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Lizzie: Annabelle Apsion
Mariam: Zolfa Alfazi

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Radio Poems

A week of special commissioned new poems on the theme of water.
1: A Village of Water by Sarah Maguire.
From Kurdistan via Gaza to the River Thames at Woolwich - -three communities and their lives. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Sarah Maguire.
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Kids Are Moving On

A new series which revisits some of the extraordinary kids who have recorded audio diaries overthe last eight years for Radio 4's Fresh AirKids. 1: Laxmi Laxmi Kathuriawas not your average 13-year-old.
With a Hindu shrine and one to her favourite football team in her bedroom, her ambition was to be a forensic pathologist. Now she's 20 and a medical student with a sideline in Bollywood dancing- and She's a SOap Star. Producer Bella Bannerman See also8pm


Unknown: Laxmi Kathuriawas
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: The Food Programme

Food and Behaviour. Sheila Dillon investigates the latest scientific research into the connection between diet and anti-social behaviour. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

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


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

From Beverley in Yorkshire, with guests Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble and Steve Frost. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair.
Producer Claire Jones 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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Steve Frost.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Nigel pleads with Elizabeth. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Gateways Club

By Nigel Richardson , starring Imelda Staunton and Barbara Flynn. Beginning the five-part story of Britain's mostfamous lesbian club. 1: Awakenings
Director Karen Rose Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Barbara Flynn.
Director: Karen Rose
Young Gina: Imelda Staunton
Margy: Barbara Flynn
Gina: Rachel Atkins
Shirley: Rachel Atkins
Smithy: Rachel Atkins
Child Gina: Alison Pettitt
Young Margy: Alison Pettitt
Ted: Ewan Bailey
Albert: Ewan Bailey
Priest: Ewan Bailey
Sister Perpetua: Jean Trend
Margy's Mum: Jean Trend

: It's My Story: Tinu

Once upon a time Tinu Adeniji-Adele was a 16-year-old teenager wondering out loud on R4's Fresh Air Kids about faith, survival and her absent Nigerian prince of a father. Now she's a young woman heading for the chaos of Lagos to find the father she cannot remember and a land she does not know. Producer Mark Burman


Producer: Mark Burman

: British Manufacturing and My Partin Its Downfall

The British disease wasn'tjust about unions fighting management - it was a battle of the sexes on the factory floor. John Fortune seeks out the ladies of the production line, with contributions from Polly Toynbee and Brenda Dean. ProducerMiieswarde


Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Brenda Dean.

: Nature

Rooks and Crows
Birds belonging to the corvid family, which includes everything from rooks, crows and ravens to magpies, jackdaws and jays, are well known for their various traits of cleverness, colonial-living, stealing and concealing. Lionel Kelleway joins a rookery as its noisy inhabitants return to start rebuilding their nests. Here he finds out more about the rook's unique social organisation and explores why the behaviour of other members of the crow family Continues to intrigue. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjoins
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Photograph

Penelope Wilton reads Penelope Lively 's new novel, abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion.
1: When a landscape historian unearths a hidden photograph of his dead wife he suddenly discovers that he must see his own past in an entirely new light. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events at Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week: Hotel Bemelmans

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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