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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev John Miller , former Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly.


Unknown: John Miller

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

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


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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: Voices of the Old Sea

Norman Lewis 's evocative account of three successive summers spent in the remote fishing village of Farol on what is now Spain's Costa Brava in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Read by William Gaminara , abridged in five parts by Katnn Williams. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Read By: William Gaminara
Unknown: Katnn Williams.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Be Thou My
Vision. Psalm 33, wl3-22. A Prayer of St Patrick. 0 Thou Who Camest from Above. From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McLennon.
10.45 Promenade Rock Part 1 of a new Woman s Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McLennon.

: Mapping the Town

6: Copenhagen. Archaeologist Julian Richards travels to Denmark's capital to uncoverthe story of pirates, bankruptcy and battles and to discover more about the ever-changing map of this one-time fishing village.
Producer Nichola West


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nichola West

: Agatha Christie's The Case of the Perfect Carer

Dramatised by Mike Walker. Renting a flat to elderly sisters in a converted dower house should be a simple job for an estate agent, but Kate finds Bernice anything but easy Then valuables start to disappear
Music composed and realised by Ben Wallfisch Director Jeremy Mortimer


Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Ben Wallfisch
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Bernice: Rlchenda Carey
Carmela: Joanna Monro
Kate: Carla Simpson
Tim: Richard Firth
Morag: Joan O'Norman

: 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

This year's series reaches its finale with a match between the Midlands and Scotland. Chaired by Nick Clarke.
Producer Paul Bajona Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Paul Bajona

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Taglines

By young writers from the Isle of Skye, the Lemon Tree Arts Centre in Aberdeen and the Traverse
Theatre in Edinburgh, this play was developed in collaboration with Tag Theatre Company, Glasgow. lain McLeod is leaving Skye to go to university in Aberdeen. He's looking forward to his independence and freedom, escaping the confines of home life. When university fails to live up to expectations and his parents' fragile relationship begins to crumble, lain is faced with some stark choices. Being responsible foryour own life is not as liberating as it seems.
Producer David Ian Neville Director James Brining


lain: Tom Freeman
Karen: Eilidh MacDonald
Callum: Matthew Zajac
Svetlana: Pauline Knowles
Kimberley: Helen McAlplne
Tom/Ronnie: Brian Ferguson
Fiona/Rita: Jennifer Dick

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests are on hand to answer personal finance questions. Lines are open from 1.30pm.


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Claire Vincent

: Little Black Dress

- The first in a week of stories that take a wry look at that timeless classic, the Little Black Dress.
1: What to Wear in the Absence of Light. By Hannah McGill , read by Jo James. Camilla opens her eyes to find she has not, as she hoped, achieved eternal peace, but rather appears to have landed in her very own personalised hell -the parental home. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Hannah McGill
Read By: Jo James.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: New Brit Art

Brit Art tends to mean the headline-grabbing creations ofTracey Emin and Damien Hirst , but a culturally diverse generation of artists in this country is making its mark. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown visits five of them in their studios, where they talk about their work and the cultural forces thatinspire it. 1: Indian-born Saleem ArifQuadri 's sought-after paintings are profoundly influenced by his Sufi faith. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Unknown: Saleem Arifquadri
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Food Programme

Traditional British Beers. Andrew Jefford wonders why our national drink has yet to capture the gourmet imagination. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: 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 in Wimbledon this week for the final show in the current series. He is joined by Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Tony Hawks and Julian Clary.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of recordings from this show 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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Tom wheels and deals. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reviews The Recruit, a drama about the CIA, starring Al Pacino. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Al Pacino.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Promenade Rock

A ten-part series by Christopher Denys , starring Nerys Hughes.
1: The Landlady and Her Lovers.It is the 1950s, the heyday of the Great British seaside holiday, and Llantwit-on-Sea is experiencing a boom. Recently widowed Eirlys Richards decides to take in a lover. Both of them are in for a surprise.
Director Sue Wilson Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Nerys Hughes.
Unknown: Eirlys Richards
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Matthew: Russell Boulter
Jenks: Iwan Thomas
Arnold: Christopher Scott
Cox'n Hughes: Andy Hockley
Newsreader/Dad: Ian Brooker
Mother: Tina Gray

: Seven Days

A new series highlighting major issues through the lives of people they affect. This week Jenny Cuffe gains unprecedented access to the work of an elite police unit leading Britain's cyber-war against child pornography. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

Ukraine. Since independence, the pride of Ukraine's heavy industry are now working in appalling conditions in mines that have become deathtraps. George Arney asks why men continue to be sent to these mines.
ProducerTanya Datta Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: George Arney

: Shrinking Violets

The New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora is the first comprehensive audit of Britain's plant species for 40 years. From invasive aliens to the effects of agriculture, the picture this book paints of our native flora is not a happy one. Kerry ten Kate meets the botanists who are sounding the alarm for "shrinking violets" Of every species. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Doctor's Wife

Brian Moore 's portrayal of an ordinary woman in the middle of her life, seized by love for a younger man.
I Abridged in eight parts by Doreen Estall and read by Zara Turner. 1: As Sheila Redden waits for her husband Kevin to join her on their second honeymoon a chance meeting sets her mind racing. Producer Susan Carson


Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Zara Turner.
Unknown: Sheila Redden
Producer: Susan Carson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Voices of the Old Sea

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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