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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Julie Owen


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Taking a Stand

Fergal Keane talks to different individuals who, through conviction or circumstance, have taken a stand forwhatthey believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Lend Me Your Ears

4: Down by the Docks. Watermen vying for attention, the rattle of turnstiles on the bridges, cranes cranking cargoes ashore - Fiona Shaw tunes her ear to the sounds of life on the River Thames when
Charles Dickens roamed its banks making notes for Great Expectations. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Be Thou My
Guardian and My Guide (Abridge). Philippians 3, wlO-14 0 for a Closer Walk with God (Stanford). Fightthe Good Fight (Duke Street). With Clifton
College Chapel Choir. Director of music James Hills.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: James Hills.

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

Nick Hornby puts more songs in the spotlight as he reads two more essays from his new book about the music he loves. 2: The debt he owes to Rod Stewart. And Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco illustrate what sort of stories best serve a song. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Rod Stewart.
Unknown: Aimee Mann
Unknown: Ani Difranco

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Berlin Diaries
Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: The Good Old Days

I Barry Cryer presents a 50th anniversary tribute to
The Good Old Days. The television programme, which began in 1953 with a live broadcast from the City Varieties theatre in Leeds, became a cornerstone of the BBC's Light Entertainment output for 30 years. Presented by Leonard Sachs , the show was characterised as much by its audiences in their Edwardian finery as by the quality and range of the acts. Performers featured in this programme include Eartha Kitt. Jvlorecambe and Wise, Arthur Askey and Norman Collier. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Presented By: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Eartha Kitt.
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Norman Collier.
Producer: Libby Cross

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Deep Blue

The word "blue" has been associated with melancholia or depression since the Elizabethan era, but it took the savagery of America's Deep South to turn it into an art form. Washington DC traditional blues singer Michael Roach searches for the roots of his music.
1: In the cotton plantations, such as Dockery's, near Clarksdale in the Misssissippi Delta, back-breaking labour was anaesthetised with moonshine, ladies of easy virtue and the new, raw music of Charley Patton. Producer Paul Evans


Presenter: Michael Roach
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From Bangalore with Love

By Bettina Gracias. An Indian love story with Nina Wadia , star of Goodness Gracious Me! When Nisha returns shiny-eyed to Bangalore after a secret six weeks in London with Parv, a mathematician she met on the internet, she finds things at home have changed And why won't Parv get in touch?
Producer Marilyn Imne Director David Hunter


Unknown: Bettina Gracias.
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Producer: Marilyn Imne
Director: David Hunter
Nisha: Nina Wadia
Sangita: Shlreen Shah
Preeti: Seema Bowrl
Sanjit: Ajay Chhabra
Parv: Anil Desai
Lal: Renu Setna

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme in which listeners set the agenda with their environmental concerns. Write to: [address removed]or email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Broadcast from Bath

2: Face Value by Pippa Gladhill , performed by Stephanie Cole. The future lies in the internet, claims Charles, but his wife Sonia has a shock in store when she confronts the brave new world of information technology. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Pippa Gladhill
Unknown: Stephanie Cole.

: The Science of DIY

Revealing how the application of scientific principles to the use of everyday tools takes the stress out of DIY.
2: A Chip off the Old Block - Chisels and Saws
Whether building an extension to the house or just putting up a shelf, chisels and saws are essential. Joined by mechanical engineer Dave Milsom and physicist Jeff Odell , Len Fisher rolls up his sleeves to reveal howto sharpen a chisel properly. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Dave Milsom
Unknown: Jeff Odell
Unknown: Len Fisher

: More or Less

Andrew Dilnot presents the lively magazine series devoted to the world of numbers.
Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world of learning.
Producer Elaine Walker Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Elaine Walker

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The 99p Challenge

Another edition of the panel game in which someone stands to leave the studio 99p richerthan when they came in. Hosted by Sue Perkins and featuring
Armando lannucci and Simon Pegg. Written by Kevin Cecil , Andy Riley and Jon Holmes. ProducerDavid Tyier


Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Simon Pegg.
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley
Written By: Jon Holmes.
Producer: David Tyier

: The Archers

Roy worries aboutMarjorie'sfutu re. Rptdtomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock 's guests include the film critic Derek Malcolm , who discusses his memoir Family Secrets. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Derek Malcolm
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Berlin Diaries

By Marie Vassiltchikov. 7: Missie is in terrible danger following the failed attempt on Hitler's life. For details see yesterday Repeatedfrom 10.45am


Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Tonight, Gerry Northam reports from France on the way the authorities are fighting the war against terrorism and asks whether Britain has been slow to heed warnings aboutthe threat from militant Algerians.
Producer Anouk Curry Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Anouk Curry

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: At the Cutting Edge

Sue Armstrong follows the course of action taken by a woman who discovers a lump on her breast.
Meanwhile the pathologists, who diagnose disease and determine treatment, conduct their investigations concealed behind the laboratory door. EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk
Producer Louise Dalziel Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Taking a Stand

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Evelyn Waugh Short Stories

2: Cruise. As she sails round the Mediterranean, a young lady of leisure writes letters home aboutthe exotic sights on shore - and the romantic intrigues on board. Read by Abigail Docherty. For details see yesterday


Read By: Abigail Docherty.

: The Mark Steel Lecture

In the last in the series of Mark Steel's comedy lectures on people with passions he profiles the life, times and temperament of Napoleon Bonaparte. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: 31 Songs

Part 2. Repeated from 9.45am

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