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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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: I Didn't Get Where IAm Today....

David Nobbs , creator of the immortal Reginald Perrin , reads from his new autobiography, abridged in five parts by Patricia Hannah. 1: "On 13 March
1935 Hitler achieved air parity with Britain, Golden Miller won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the fourth time, the Duke of Norfolk shot a rhino, and I reluctantly exchanged the comfort of my mother's wombforthe uncertainty of life in Orpington." Producer David Jackson Young Rptd 12.30am See Front Row7.15pm


Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Reginald Perrin
Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Unknown: Golden Miller
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Daily Service

With the Rev Tony Burnham. Thou Didst Leave Thy
Throne (Margaret). Luke 9, w51-62. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). A prayer of St Richard of Chichester (White). With Chester Cathedral Boys' Choir. Director of music Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Unknown: St Richard
Music: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

The singer Gloria Gaynortalks to Jenni Murray.
10.45 Self-Corrtrol
Part6ofthe Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Singer: Gloria Gaynortalks
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Random Edition

Peter Snow returns with a new series recreating the stories found on one day in an archived newspaper. 1: The Edinburgh Advertiser: Friday July 19th 1816. Its summer, but there's still snow on the ground in Melrose. Moonshine distillers are being fined in Kircudbright. And down in London the Prince Regent makes a scandal by allowing the waltz to be danced at Carlton House. Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Bunn and Co

Continuing the comedy drama series by Mike Stott starring Keith Barron.
Another week, another difficult client for the staff of Bunn and Co, estate agents. Phil Fishwick is looking for a house. Well, less of a house, more of a dump, really. Undeterred by years of training in the fine art of misrepresentation, Barry Bunn rises to the challenge.


Writer: Mike Stott
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Dirk Maggs
Barry: Keith Barron
Nigel: James Frost
Colette: Julia Deakin
Tracey: Lyndsey Marshal
Phil: Paul Angelis
Fiona: Tracy Brabin

: 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.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs another tense but good-natured contest of musical knowledge.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dolly Shepherd - The Edwardian Parachute Queen

Based on her autobiography, adapted by Rachel Bentham, this drama-documentary celebrates the life of the astonishing Edwardian Lady Parachutist Dolly Shepherd.

After thirty minutes' training, seventeen year old Dolly Shepherd would go on to make her first jump 2,000 feet through the air from a gas-filled balloon.

In 1904 she became one of the most popular parachutists of her day with a most daring and popular band of entertainers who thrilled the Edwardian crowds at London’s Alexandra Palace and throughout Britain.

This drama commemorates the 95th anniversary of Dolly Shepherd's daring mid-air rescue and includes an interview with her daughter Molly Sedgwick.


Adapted by: Rachel Bentham
Producer/Director: Kate McAll
Eve Best: Dolly Shepherd
Molly Sedgwick: Herself
Alain Bourgouln: Captain Gaudron
Bonnie Hurren: Aunty Mariam
Sally Cookson: Louie May
David Brooks: Samuel Franklin Cody
Other parts: John Mackay
Other parts: Chris Donnelly
Other parts: Jonathan Nibbs

: 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 Clare Vincent


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Clare Vincent

: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

I Five writers offer an answer to the old question.
1: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
September is a month that can break any man's heart, if he has a heart to be broken. Written and read by Ian Sansom. Producer Christine Hall


Read By: Ian Sansom.
Producer: Christine Hall

: A Voice in the Crowd

1: The Human Voice. We can all recognise dozens of famous or familiar voices, but what makes each voice unique? Another chance to hear
Dr Gillian Rice 's five-part series looking at the emotional and physiological factors that affect the way we speak. What can other people tell (orthink they can tell) from your voice? And why do we find deep, husky voices SO sexy? Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: The Food Programme

Butter. Sheila Dillon celebrates butter in all its forms, from ghee and buttermilk to beurre blanc. Extended repeat of yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler returns with international conversation spanning the four corners of the globe with topics from artto anthropology, sport to science and politics to popular Culture. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

The special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Magnus Magnusson , Neil Mullarkey , Jo Caulfield and Allan Massie. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A collection of highlights from this show is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Allan Massie.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Memories from Mrs Antrobus. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm


Unknown: Mrs Antrobus.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to David Nobbs , the creator of Reginald Perrin , about his new autobiography, featured as Book of the Week this week.
Producer Robyn Read See 9.45am


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Reginald Perrin

: Self-Control

Continuing the ten-part romantic drama by Mary Brunton. Dramatised by and starring
Gerda Stevenson. 6: After her father's death Laura, now penniless, is taken in by her aunt Lady Pelham.
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Bruce Young Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Brunton.
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson.
Narrator: Maureen Beatue
Laura: Gerda Stevenson
Montreville: Bernard Horsfall
Mrs Douglas: Phyllida Law
Hargrave: Andrew Wincott
De Courcy: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lady Pelham: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Harriet: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Jeannie: Colette O'Neil
Warren: Thomas Arnold
Wilkins: David Timson
Robert: Stuart McGugan
Mary: Emma Woolliams

: In the Footsteps of Moses

In a new four-part series, Edward Stourton explores the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people and examines how events described in the book of Exodus Still affect the world today. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Crossing Continents

Belgium. Meriel Beattie goes to Antwerp to meet the man dubbed the Belgian Malcolm X, Dyab Abou Jahjah, whose dream is to create a pan-Arab nationalist movement across Europe. She examines the controversy surrounding him and asks if Britain can learn anything from it. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dyab Abou

: The State of Africa

In the last of the series Julian Pettifer looks at
Africa's amazing botanical biodiversity, particularly the plants that may hold the secrets to curing cancer, Aids and tuberculosis. He also discovers that over-fishing might be the root cause of a bilharzia epidemic in Malawi. producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Miss Pettigrew Livesfor a Day

By Winifred Watson , abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Another chance to hear
Maureen Lipman reading a touching and funny bestsellerofthe 1930s. 1: Miss Pettigrew is sent by her employment agency to the wrong booking. Her employer greets her in a negligee and has a man in her room. In the face of such shocking behaviour, will She blunder or blossom? Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Winifred Watson
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: I Didn't Get Where IAm Today...

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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