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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Child Migrants

New series Charles Wheeler tells the shocking story of the migration of more than 150,000 children frorr Britain to all parts of the world from the 1900s to 1967. 1: Children of the Empire. Wheeler looks at the origins of the scheme and the departure of the children from Britain.
Producer David Prest Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest

: The Citizens

Spain. Paul Henley meets Spanish chef Ferran Adria , who spends six months of the year in a laboratory to devise new taste sensations. Henley asks whether Adria is a gastronomic genius or a culinary charlatan. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Ferran Adria
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Book of the Week: Toast - The Story ofa Boy's Hunger

Written and read by Nigel Slater , abridged in five parts by Chris Wallis. The cookery writer and TV chef tells the funny and at times heartbreaking story of how it all began. 1: A Wolverhampton Kitchen Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am TV chefs chew the cud: page 16


Read By: Nigel Slater
Unknown: Chris Wallis.

: Daily Service

From Wellington Church, Glasgow. With the choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. Director of music Fridrik Walker.


Music: Fridrik Walker.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Mansfield Park
Part 1 of this week's Woman's Hourdrama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm

: The Cupid Cleric

Gerry Anderson meets Father Michael Keane , founder of the Knock Marriage Introductions Bureau in County Mayo, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Producer Maggie Doyle


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Father Michael Keane
Producer: Maggie Doyle

: Shuttle Diplomacy

New series A four-part comedy drama by Marianne Carey 1: Claire and Ronnie Vincent have been in politics as long as they have been in love, but as she takes over his Westminster seat and he heads for Holyrood as an MSP, will love endure? And will their children Tom (16) and Holly(15) survive having their father around their Edinburgh house for more than iust weekends?
Director/producer David Ian Neville


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Unknown: Ronnie Vincent
Producer: David Ian Neville
Ronnie: Simon Tait
Claire: Tamara Kennedy
Holly: Emma Ballantlne
Tom: James Quintal-Norris
Clive/Alex: Crawford Logan
Jenny/Brenda Carol: Ann Crawford
Lydia: Lucy Paterson
Douglas: Michael MacKenzie

: You and Yours

You and Yours and the Today programme investigate areas of Britain that have been allowed to go to seed. Listeners can also nominate their own local derelict sites as the ones most deserving of a clear-up. With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain 2003

The first semi-final of the quiz begins with contestants from London, the South and the Home Counties. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Fire in the West

By Michael Butt. Ciera Thomas set herself alight outside the Ministry of Defence, apparently in protest at a recent arms deal. Three years later, those left behind bear witness to a shocking event, as they continue to try to make sense of what happened.
Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Ciera Thomas
Producer: Toby Swift
Al: Ken Sharrock
Una: Kate Fitzgerald
Alison: Lucy Akhurst
Moon David: Ks Tse

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer personal finance questions.
Producer Louise Greenwood


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Tartan Noir

A week of crime fiction from leading Scottish crime writers. 1: Black and White by Manda Scott , read by Frances Grey. The paralysed patient in Ward 3 is
Kelvin Award-winning scientist Dr Elizabeth Stanton. She has only the use of her eyes but she is determined to end a life - if she can convince the young medical student at her bedside to assist her. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Manda Scott
Read By: Frances Grey.
Unknown: Dr Elizabeth Stanton.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Emotional Rollercoaster

Psychologists have generally ignored the role played by feelings, preferring more easily measurable processes such as memory and learning. But now social scientists are finally focusing on feelings, as evidence mounts about the powerthey exert over us. 1: Fear. In the openertothisfive-part series, Claudia Hammond explores the effects of fear. Producer Marya Burgess (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon joins the World Trade Organisation conference in Cancun, Mexico, to find out what the talks mean for British producers and consumers. She discovers whetherthe WTO has met the commitments promised at their last meeting. Extended repeat ofyesterday


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place Of faith in today's world. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Liz Leonard

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Quote.... Unquote

New series Nigel Rees returns with the popular literary quiz. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Christopher Lee , Roy Hudd , Kate Adie and Mary-Ann Sieghart. The reader is
Peter Jefferson. Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12 04prr BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection from this show is available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Mary-Ann Sieghart.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Brian confronts Jennifer.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to Peter Carey about his new novel My Life as a Fake. Producer Thomas Morris


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Carey
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Mansfield Park: 1

By Jane Austen, dramatised in ten parts by Lin Coghlan.

The classic story of Fanny Price's bid to find a position in society.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised by: Lin Coghlan
Director: Sally Avens
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Fanny: Felicity Jones
Edmund: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sir Thomas: Tim Pigott-Smith
Lady Bertram: Liza Sadovy
Mrs Norris: Julia McKenzie
Tom: David Tennant
Mrs Price: Anastasia Hille
Young Fanny: Clarista Houtt
Young Edmund: Jack Blumeneau
Young Maria: Lauren Bird
Young Julia: Alex Bird

: Document

2: Sisters of Kali. Why would a respected Irish school headmistress travel to India and change her name t( Sister Nivedita? Over 100 years later, the effect of her dedication can still be fe lt. Mike Thomson follows a trail of documents from Calcutta to Galway, New York and the Sri Lankanjungle. Producer jane Ray


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Jane Ray

: Eagles, Owls and Nightingales

Another programme in a series exploring the effect that certain birds have had on people's lives. This week, six people describe the special encounters they've had with those birds of the night-the owls. Producer Rosie Boulton


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Nature

Turtles. Yvonne Ellis travels to Bali to meet the man who is leading a crusade to save green turtles from the illegal food trade. And on the Galapagos islands she takes a look at the hatchery that is helping to regenerate the population of native giant tortoises. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at llam


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Child Migrants

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Double Vision

By Pat Barker. Abridged in ten parts by Sally Marmion. Part 6. Read by Sian Thomas. Producer Jill waters


Unknown: Pat Barker.
Unknown: Sally Marmion.
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business at Westminster.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Toast - The Story of a Boy's Hunger Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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