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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: 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: George Orwell: Essays and Journalism

Although he is known best for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell was also a prolific essayist and journalist. To mark the centenary of his birth. Clive Merrison reads a selection ot Orwell's non-fiction writing, beginning with the powerful essay, A Hanging - Orwell's account of an execution that he attended while serving in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma during the 1920s. Producer David Jackson Young Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clive Merrison
Producer: David Jackson

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Bread of the World
(Rendeza Dieu). Exodus 16, wl-4; 12-15
0 Taste and See (John Bell). Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Mill on the Floss
Part 11 of the Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: In the Shadow of an Execution

Fifty years ago this week. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing prison in New York State, leaving behind theirtwo young sons. One of them.
Robert, was six at the time. and in this programme
Matt Wells meets him to hear about the way his life has been shaped bythis tragic, controversial case. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Julius Rosenberg
Unknown: Matt Wells
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Tim Merryman's Days of Clover

A comedy drama series by Ray Connolly.
2: In Strictest Confidence.Tim reluctantly visits an out-placement office, where he is confronted with his demons by Barry. And he meets Rhys. a fellow music buff who hasn't had the courage to tell his wifethathe has lost his job after six months.
Producer Louis Armitage Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Ray Connolly.
Producer: Louis Armitage
Director: Dirk Maggs
Tim: Duncan Preston
Amy: Tessa Peake-Jones
Holly: Catherine Shepherd
Joe: Leo Bill
Barry: John Challis
Rhys: John Spaikes
Charlotte: Cathy Sara
Judith: Teresa Gallagher

: You and Yours

With Peter White and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

In the final of the music quiz, three contestants battle forthe title. Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tuesdays and Sundays

By Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn. William and Mary a young man and woman living in 19th-century rural Canada meet on New Year's Eve. This lyrical, intense drama is played out through a series of assignations between them.
Director Sara Benaim


Unknown: Daniel Arnold
Unknown: Medina Hahn.
Director: Sara Benaim
William: David Tennant
Mary: Clare Yullle

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer questions on personal finance. Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Double Helix

A week of stories that explore the twists and turns of DNA 1: Turning It Around by Liza Cody. A late-night dialogue between brother and sister in which the sins of a long-dead father pose a problem that only one of them can solve. Read by Stuart Crossman and Lisa Coleman. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Liza Cody.
Read By: Stuart Crossman
Read By: Lisa Coleman.

: The Receiving End

1 Walking on the Beaches. For visitors, travel is a departure; forthe hosts it means arrivals, and they are measured in millions -12 million a year in the case of Majorca. To some residents the island has reached breaking point, yet to others the tourist euro is a godsend. It is the richest region in Spain and has somehow managed to attract Michael Douglas and the Spanish royal family, as well as budget holidaymakers. But has it been worth it? In the first of five programmes, Peter Hughes. creator of ITV's Wish Your Were Here, returns to Majorca to see how the island's residents feel about their friendly invasion and starts at a once remote pine-tree-covered bay which has now become synonymous with all that is least lovely about mass tourism - Magaluf. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Michael Douglas
Unknown: Peter Hughes.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The Food Programme

The Triumph of French Gastronomy. Gerard Baker finds out how French chefs conquered the English kitchen and what impact their triumph had on our native food Culture. Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Gerard Baker

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler explores the issues which unite and divide US across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From Buxton Opera House. Harry Hill joins show regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair and Colin Sell is at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Volumes 2-6 of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue are available on CD from 7 July at good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Birthday blues at Brookfield. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, including an interview with Roy Williams about his new play, Fallout.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Roy Williams

: The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot. Dramatised in 15 parts by Judith Adams. 11: A Duet in Paradise. With Mr Tulliver dead, Maggie has left to earn her living as a governess. Tom is working at Guest and Co and Mrs Tulliver is living with cousin Lucy, whose frequent and admiring visitor, Stephen Guest , will change the lives of everybody forever.
Piano played by James Moriarty
Director Gaynor Mcfarlane Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.
Unknown: Judith Adams.
Unknown: Mr Tulliver
Unknown: Mrs Tulliver
Unknown: Stephen Guest
Played By: James Moriarty
Director: Gaynor McFarlane
George Eliot: Deborah Findlay
Tom: Tom Goodman-Hill
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Lucy: Poppy Miller
Stephen: Dominic Rowan

: Why Did We Do That?

Eugenics. Shunned now for its association with Nazi horrors, eugenics was once all the rage in influential British circles. Chris Bowlby reveals how lurid fears of working-class expansion and mental "weakness" prompted this fascination with the "science" of breeding. Producer SmitaPatel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: Bye Bye Lullaby

Ever since the first baby cried, mothers have used song to coax their children to sleep. But is the lullaby a dying art? From Afghanistan to Zanzibar. Bosnia to Peru, women (and some men) celebrate their bedtime songs and lament a disappearing tradition. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: Nature

Birds on the Brink. The ruddy duck is an escaped North American bird which is about to be exterminated in the UKfor being too successful and hybridising with rare Spanish white-headed ducks. The eagle owl is an escapee now breeding in very small numbers in the wild in Britain, but may never have lived here. And the great bustard is a species which we wiped out centuries ago, but which we're planning to bring back. Nature assesses our differing attitudes to these British birds and explores their futures through the eyes of conservationists. Producer Paul Evans Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Producer: Paul Evans

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

Juliet Stevenson continues Rose Tremain 's new novel, set in the New Zealand gold rush of the 1860s. Abridged by Sally Marmion. 11: Harriet and Joseph are unhappily reunited. Producer Speirs


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Rose Tremain
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: George Orwell Essays and Journalism

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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