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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Leslie Carroll.


Unknown: Leslie Carroll.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Long View

New series The first of a six-part series. Each week Jonathan Freedland explores a moment in history that has close parallels with contemporary events. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated at 9. 30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: On a Wing and a Prayer

Continuing the five-part series uncovering the world of African missionary pilots. 3: New Boy.Flying in Africa can be very dangerous, so what makes someone decide to take on the challenge? This programme follows Stuart Fitch as he leaves the UK to become a missionary pilot. Producer Caroline Pare


Unknown: Stuart Fitch

: Book

of the Week: Cooking for KingsWritten and read by Ian Kelly. 2: Antonin Learns His Trade For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Ian Kelly.

: Daily Service

Presented bythe Rev Ernest Rea. Luke 9, wl8-22. Thou Artthe Christ (Croft's 136th). 0 Taste and See
(Vaughan Williams). Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning (GuitingPower). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented Bythe: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mansfield Park Part 7. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Nature

Lizards. Yvonne Ellis concludes her series about sophisticated reptiles. In the Galapagos Islands she swims with marine iguanas; on the island of Rinca in Indonesia she comes face to face with the giant komodo dragon; and in the Sonoran Desert of North America she coaxes a venomous gila monsterfrom its lair. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Double Trouble

In the second of a five-part series on comedy double acts, Stuart Maconie explores the lives and career of Elsie and Doris Waters - a double act that began in the family home and developed into one of the best-loved duos of the Waryears. As Gert and Daisy they entertained the country with wit, charm and a recipe for WOOlton pie. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Doris Waters
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Peter White.
Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Le Squeezebox

The accordion is the quintessential sound of Paris, but until recently not even the most dedicated record collector could name more than one female act from the instrument's heyday during the 1930s. When American illustrator Robert Crumb drew a set of playing cards featuring the "Aces of the Accordion" all but one of the starturns were men. Intrigued,
Crumb and fellow enthusiast Dominic Cravic turned detective, hunting for recordings of the forgotten women stars. Accordion enthusiast Philip Sweeney tells the stories and plays the music of the women Squeezed OUt Of history. Producer Vince Hunt


Unknown: Robert Crumb
Unknown: Dominic Cravic
Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Vince Hunt

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Computer Told Me to Do It

By Jim Poyser. Harry buys a new virtual reality computer game which allows him to play out his fantasies on screen. Trouble is, after a while he starts playing them out off screen as well. Will his dull, predictable old life survive? Or will he run off to Vegas with a load of dancing girls?
Director/producer Jim Poyser


Unknown: Jim Poyser.
Producer: Jim Poyser
Harry: Jason Done
Sarah: Caroline Katz
Tony: Chris Pavlo
Helen: Lydia Leonard

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the programme about listeners' environmental concerns.
EMAIL-home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Address: [address removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Dangerous Calm: Stories by Elizabeth Taylor

Abridged by Richard Hamilton , read by David Troughton. 2: Spry Old Character. Harry struggles to adapt to his new surroundings at the home for the blind. Producer Emma Harding


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: David Troughton.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Lend Me Your Ears

2: 0 Let Us Love Our Occupations. Fiona Shaw recreates the sounds of Dickensian workplaces. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Shop Talk

With the UK toy market now worth around L2 billion a year, retailers and manufacturers are increasingly focusing attention on those adults who want to stay forever young. Heather Payton and guests explore the latest trends. Producer Paul O'Keefe


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: A Good Read

Alan Coren and Anna Shapiro talk to Sue MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Alan's is Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth , and Anna Shapiro chooses a Toistoy- a first for the series. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Anna Shapiro
Unknown: Philip Roth
Unknown: Anna Shapiro
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

With Ritula Shah and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Ritula Shah
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: That Reminds Me

In the last of the series, actor Richard Griffiths , most recently seen as Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films, talks about his roles in TV series such as Gormenghast, Pie in the Sky, The Sweeney and Inspector Morse , and his film roles in Sleepy Hollow, Gandhi and Chariots Of Fire. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Unknown: Harry Potter
Unknown: Inspector Morse
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Oliver gives Ed lessons in life.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and investigates the newly published journals of novelist John Fowles , which chart his development as a writer and his bid to achieve literary Success. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Fowles

: Mansfield Park

By Jane Austen. 7: Henry Crawford is determined to win Fanny's heart and hand.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Henry Crawford
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Fanny: Felicity Jones
Mary: Susan Lynch
Henry: James Callis
LadyBertram: Uza Sadovy
SirThomas: Tim Pigott-Smith
Mrs Norris: Julia McKenzie

: United Nations - or Not?

In a four-part series, Edward Stourton looks at the role and future of the UN. 3:The Final JudgementA look at the work of the UN as arbiter of international justice, from the Nuremberg trials to today's prosecution of Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague With contributions from Madeleine Albright , Carla del Ponte, Lord Ashdown and Mary Robinson.
Producers Mark Savage and Mark Alden Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Slobodan Milosevic
Unknown: Madeleine Albright
Unknown: Mary Robinson.

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to the blind Producer Cheryl Gabriel EMAIL: intouch@bbc Co uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Inflammatory bowel disease affects over 150,000 people in the UK and can lead to surgical removal of much of the digestive system. But the difficulty for many patients can be getting an accurate diagnosis in the first place, as Dr Mark Porter finds out. Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: The

Long View Repeatof9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Pompeii

By Robert Harris. 2: " never thought I'd live to see the Augusta dry." Read by David Tennant. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Read By: David Tennant.

: The Dark House

By Mike Walker. Aground-breaking interactive drama. Three people are trapped in a haunted building. Listeners can vote to decide whose perspective will be heard at every moment in this chilling ghost story.
Phone voting: [number removed]. Text voting: send the character name to [number removed] Calls cost 10p for landline and a maximum of 12p for text messages.
Producers Izzy Mant and Nick Ryan
Play your part in the ghostly drama: page 109


Writer: Mike Walker
Producer: Izzy Mant
Producer: Nick Ryan
Lucy: Claudie Blakley
Jim: Alan Ford
Kelly: Connie Gurie

: Red, Amber, Green!

Joe Kerr presents a special tribute to a great British institution - the traffic light. First introduced in Wolverhampton during the 1920s, today they play a major role in controlling traffic congestion. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: News

: Book

of the Week: Cooking for Kings
AMPart2. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only See page 126 for details

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