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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Ralph Godsall.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: 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 Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The Child Migrants

Last in the series in which Charles Wheeler tells the story of the migration of more than 150,000 children from Britain to all corners of the Earth.
4:Searching for Identity. A look at how the migration schemes ended and their legacies forthe survivors. Producer David Prest Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Producer: David Prest

: The Citizens

Greece In the final part of his series on remarkable Europeans, Paul Henley meets Dora Bakoyannis the new mayor of Athens. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Paul Henley
Unknown: Dora Bakoyannis
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Book of the Week: Ricky

Actor Ricky Tomlinson reads from his autobiography.
1: Tomlinson's childhood in Liverpool, playingtricks on the neighbours and discovering football and girls. Producer/director Liz Webb Repeated at 12.30am Ricky on radio - the inside story: page 119


Unknown: Actor Ricky Tomlinson
Director: Liz Webb

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh. Luke 13. w6-9. With Cadenza. Director of music Michael McCracken.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.
Music: Michael McCracken.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Rhona Cameron about her memoirs, published this week. And at 10.45 Our Kath. Part 6 of the Woman's 's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Rhona Cameron

: Inside the Bar

In the final part of a series looking at the world of the barrister-at-law, Clive Anderson focuses on the role ofthe Silks. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: David Perry

: Shuttle Diplomacy

The final part of the comedy drama by Marianne Carey.
4: Claire is desperate for a holiday; Ronnie isn't t so keen But a financial scandal that's about to blow up could mean a permanent vacation forthem both
Director/producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Marianne Carey.
Producer: David Jackson Young
Ronnie: Simon Talt
Claire: Tamara Kennedy
Holly: Emma Ballantine
Tom: James Quintal-Norrts
Alec: Crawford Logan
Clive: Crawford Logan
jenny: Carol Ann Crawford
Lydia: Lucy Paterson

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Brain of Britain 2003

Featuring the highest-scoring runners-up. 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: One Thousand Days, OneThousand Nights

By Nandita Ghose. Scheherazade and Dinarzade are sisters, named afterthe storytellers of A Thousand and One Nights. The family are torn apart by the 1979 revolution in Iran and the sisters don't meet again until 25 years later, when their only way of communicating is through the old Persian fables.
Producer Peter Leslie Wild Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Nandita Ghose.
Producer: Peter Leslie
Director: Jenny Stephens
Scheherazade: Souad Faress
Dinarzade: Bharti Patel
Young Scheherazade: Rina Mahoney
Young Dinarzade: Natalia Keery-Flsher
jyoti: Hema Mangoo
Mark: Andrew Greenough
John: Alexander Delamere
Father: Nasser Memarzia
Mother: Adlyn Ross

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Five Tales by RK Narayan

A week of enchanting tales that take the listener into the heart of modern India.l: Engine Trouble read by Paul Bhattacharjee. When a man wins a road engine at a fair, he thinks that his luck has finally changed. Producer Carol Bayne


Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.
Producer: Carol Bayne

: Behind the Taverna

1: Corfu. Brett Westwood, with the help of local naturalists, finds fascinating animals and plants thriving in this holiday resort. Producer Caroline Williams


Producer: Caroline Williams

: The Food Programme

Sommeliers. Wine expert Andrew Jefford reveals the truth behind the myth of the snooty sommelier.
What makes a great sommelier? If, as restaurateurs often allege, wine profits are the only way to keep a restaraunt in the black, are sommeliers put under pressure by their bosses to sell customers the most expensive wines they can? Extended repeat of yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Four Corners

New series Gavin Esler returns with more conversation on issues of the day and reports from the Arab Media Summit in Dubai, where he asks how far both Western and Arab media are biased in their reporting of the Middle East. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Jasmine Birtles , Christopher Brookmyre , Sir David Steel and Dillie Keane. The reader is William Franklyn.
Producer Carol Smith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
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: Jasmine Birtles
Unknown: Christopher Brookmyre
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Unknown: Dillie Keane.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Shula and Susan clash over Clive.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Australian art historian
Robert Hughes , whose new book is a study of Spanish painter Goya. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Robert Hughes
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Our Kath

By Claire Luckham. The life story of the contralto Kathleen Ferrier, in ten parts. 6: The war effort helps her career. She meets Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten and performs her first operatic roles.
Producer/director Janet Whitaker Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Director: Janet Whitaker
Kathleen: Becky Hindley
Winifred: Shirley Dixon
Reginald: Stephen Critchlow
Benjamin Britten: Nicholas Boulton
Peter Pears: Roger May

: Document

5: The Bunker.An investigation into unusually high levels of plutonium and uranium found in an ordinary suburban house in Reading. Could the source be a secret bunker buried under a housing estate next door? Last in the series. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Blueberries in Manndalen

The poet and writer John Burnside visits the Sami music festival of Riddu Riddu in northern Norway. This unique event takes place in the silvery light of the Arctic Circle midsummer, when the air is filled with the music and song of the indigenous peoples Of the North. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: John Burnside
Unknown: Riddu Riddu
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Nature

Stopping the Flood- a Watery History of Britain After a long, dry summer, autumn brings fears of flooding. One solution is to return our river catchments to a more natural state that would hold the water ratherthan releasing it in torrents. Lionel Kelleway visits a pilot river-restoration project and asks whetherthe restocking of our rivers could prevent floods as well as being a boon to wildlife. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am

: The Child Migrants

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Courage Consort

A darkly comic novella byMichel Faber, abridged in five parts by Rosemary Goring and read by Irene MacDougall. 1: "Roger Courage 's Courage Consort were, arguably, the seventh-most renowned serious vocal ensemble in the world. Now they had been granted two weeks' rehearsal time to prepare the unleashing of Pino Fugazza 's fearsome Partitum Mutanteon to an unsuspecting world." Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Rosemary Goring
Read By: Irene MacDougall.
Read By: Roger Courage
Unknown: Pino Fugazza
Unknown: Partitum Mutanteon
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Ricky

Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 1
3.15 Reading Tree Stories 3.30 Alphabet Time: Letters E and F
3.40 Alphabet Time First Phonics 3.50 Playtime
4.10 Hop, Skip and Jump 4.25 Scottish Resources 7-9
4.40 Scottish Resources 10-12: Wallace's Scotland

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