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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.
Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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: 31 Songs

Nick Hornby , music lover and author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, reads the first two essays from his new book about the songs that speak to him.
1: The appeal of the song he has heard more times than any other. And just what it is that makes a song sing. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Di Speirs Repeated at 12.30am Pop comes to Radio 4: page 113


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Holy Spirit,
Truth Divine (Song 13). 1 Corinthians 9, w24-27.
How Beautiful Are the Feet (Handel). Teach Me My God and King (Sandys). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Berlin Diaries Part 6.
The Woman's Hourdrama continues from last week. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Mapping the Town

4: Sheffield. Archaeologist Julian Richards explores how a small, isolated Yorkshire market town grew to become "steel city". En route he discovers why the town's world-famous cutlery trade has its origins in medieval tools and scythes. He also finds out how the combination of wood and fast-flowing water kick-started the metal-working industries, as well as why that symbol of American frontier life, the bowie knife, was made in Sheffield. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Agatha Christie's The Gypsy

H An eerie tale of love and loss in which
Dickie Carpenter , a war-wounded sailor, is haunted by strange visitations from a ghostly woman. His friend
Robert sets out to solve the mystery of these visions, and finally of Dickie's death, only to find himself fighting for his own life in a terrifying battle between love and death. Adapted by Doug Lucie.
Director Dirk Maggs Producer Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Dickie Carpenter
Adapted By: Doug Lucie.
Director: Dirk Maggs
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Dickie: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Robert: Hilton McRae
Alison: Vivien Heilbron
Rachel: Eleanor Tremayne
Mrs Rowse: Jennie Stoller

: 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

Polly Devlin and Brian Feeny of Northern Ireland take on Peter Stead and Patrick Hannan of Wales in the lateral-thinking quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Polly Devlin
Unknown: Brian Feeny
Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Fleadh

By John P Rooney. A young man who grew up among the narrow-minded views of a small village arrives at university in Belfast where he's confronted by a mixed community, full of life and hope. Will he be able to move forward into a new life?
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: John P Rooney.
Director: Pam Brighton
Bob: Chris Simpson
Tom: Duncan Keegan
John: Tony Devlin
Katie: Deirdre McAllskey
Ma: Stella McCusker
Da: George Shane

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Broadcast from Bath

Five stories performed on stage at the Bath
Literature Festival. 1: Vacant Possession by Richard Francis , performed by John Telfer. A piece of property speculation goes badly wrong when an unexpected and unwelcome occupant appears on the landing.
Producers Sara Davies and Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Richard Francis
Unknown: John Telfer.
Producers: Sara Davies
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: The Science of DIY !

The first of five programmes this week in which : physicist Len Fisher applies scientific principles to the use of everyday tools. 1: The Wheelbarrow
Len Fisher is joined by conservation builder Andy Cook and physicist Jeff Odell to demonstrate how using a wheelbarrow is all a question of leverage. Music by Tom Bancroft Producer Amanda Hargreaves Tool tips: page 39


Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Len Fisher
Unknown: Andy Cook
Unknown: Jeff Odell
Music By: Tom Bancroft
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: The Food Programme

Fair Trade. Sheila Dillon considers proposals to extend fair-trade practices to British food producers and examines how farmers in developing countries are choosing quality rather than charity as the route to sustainable production.
Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


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

Nicholas Parsons is joined in London by Wendy Richard, Clement Freud, Liza Tarbuck and Paul Merton.
(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 [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Presenter: Nicholas Parsons
Panellist: Wendy Richard
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Liza Tarbuck
Panellist: Paul Merton
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

There's a surprise at Home Farm. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson discusses director Neil Jordan 's new film The Good Thief, in which Nick Nolte plays an ageing gambler who tries to rob a casino in the south of France. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Director: Neil Jordan
Unknown: Nick Nolte
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Berlin Diaries

By Marie Vassiltchikov , abridged in ten parts by Jane Buckler. Wartime Germany seen through the eyes of a spirited young woman who was involved in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
6: On 20 July Missie is delighted to receive news of Hitler's death.
Director Geni Hall-Kenny Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov
Unknown: Jane Buckler.
Unknown: Adolf Hitler.
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
Missie: Sian Thomas
Narrator: Vivien Parry

: Inside the Crown Prosecution Service

With major trials such as that of Damilola Taylor collapsing, the Crown Prosecution Service is at the centre of public debate. Tracking several cases, including the trial of Stuart Campbell for murder, the first of two programmes reveals the work and role of the CPS, and examines imminent changes likely to take place within the criminal justice system.
Presented by professor of criminology David Wilson. Producers Kate Bland and Susan Marling


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: Stuart Campbell
Unknown: David Wilson.
Producers: Kate Bland
Producers: Susan Marling

: British Manufacturing and My Partin Its Downfall

The workers may have been skiving, but the bosses were all out at lunch. John Fortune has arrived at the top of the pile and can't cope with the management-speak. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: John Fortune
Producer: Miles Warde

: Nature

Learning from Lakes. To mark the International Year of Freshwater, Mark Carwardine visits the Lake District. Lake Windermere has been studied intensely over the last 70 years and much can be learned from its murky depths about tourist pressures, climate change and pollution. Producer Joanne Stevens Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

LA week of Evelyn Waugh's shorter fiction to mark the centenary of his birth.
1: Portrait of Young Man with Career - an early story from Waugh's students days, and The Sympathetic Passenger, in which a hitchhiker makes some startling allegations against the BBC. Read by Crawford Logan. Producer David Jackson Young


Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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