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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Timothy Bartlett.


Unknown: Father Timothy Bartlett.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25and8.25SportsNews
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Start the Week „

Andrew Marr is joined by four guests including
Monica Grady , a mineralogist at the Natural History
Museum, who talks about Martian meteorites, among otherthings.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Monica Grady
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn -a Life

By Caroline Moorhead. For more than 60 years, the fearless advocate of freedom and justice reported on the major events of the 20th century, including the Spanish Civil War and the liberation of Dachau. Along the way she had countless affairs as well as famous but short-lived marriage to Ernest Hemingway. Read by Sian Thomas and abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Caroline Moorhead.
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway.
Read By: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Daily Service

From the Parish Church of St Andrew and St George,
Edinburgh. Led by the Rev Gillean Maclean with the St Andrew Camerata. Luke 7, wl8-23. Director of music Vincent Wallace. Organist Leon Coates.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean
Organist: Vincent Wallace.
Organist: Leon Coates.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Behave Yourself
Parti of this week's Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Community Caring

A ground-breaking initiative is transforming the lives of adults and young people on a Portsmouth estate.
By giving residents the power to make key decisions about their area, youth offending is down and parents' morale is up. Producer Liz Carney


Producer: Liz Carney

: The Six Mothers-in-Law of Henry the Eighth

An unreliable history in six parts, created ana written by Barry Grossman. 5: Catherine Howard was an ambitious girl - one with a reputation and a Duchess as her adviser. _.__ AifredBurke
Producer John Fawcett Wilson Music by Jim Parker


Written By: Barry Grossman.
Written By: Catherine Howard
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Music By: Jim Parker
Henry VIII: Jonathan Coy
Cromwell: Milton Johns
Chronicler: Alfred Burke

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.
1.00 The World at One With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

London meet the West Midlands in the latest contest in the quest for the Radio 4 quiz team of the year. Hosted by Peter Snow.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy: 3: The Dark Shadow

Continuing the four-part series of David Ashton's detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh.
A jewel theft finally brings one of Edinburgh's most infamous criminals within McLevy's grasp. But a blind young woman with the gift of second sight has prophesied approaching doom.


Writer: David Ashton
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mrs Selkirk: Stella Gonet
Ogilivie: Jimmy Yuill
Millar: Tom Smith
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Moira: Kananu Kirimi
John: Robin Laing
Grace: Frances Thorburn

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests this week answer questions about personal finance.
Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Penny Haslam


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Take-Off

By Daniele del Giudice.
A series of five stories about flight and fliers that take us into a cloudy realm where nothing can be taken for granted. Read by Simon Russell Beale. 1: All Because of a Mistake
"If there existed some compartment of memory reserved for first times you would place take-off alongside first love-making, for the intensity of the two is identical."


Unknown: Daniele Del Giudice.
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Back to the Drawing Board

1: The British genius for invention is only matched by their ability to let those inventions, and their profits, slipthroughtheirfingers. Poet and comedian
Matthew Harvey investigates how a new generation of inventors are learning to make them happen and not get ripped off. Producer Fergus Colville


Unknown: Matthew Harvey
Producer: Fergus Colville

: The Food Programme

Cookbooks. Sheila Dillon presents a roundup of the year's best cookbooks.
Extended repeat of yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler confronts our view of the world, examining what unites and divides peoples and Cultures across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The godfather of all panel games visits the Grand
Theatre and Opera House in Leeds. Ross Noble joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, along with various collections and anniversary editions, are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Alan answers a desperate call.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, news and reviews. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Behave Yourself

At the Bank. Bobby Baker is terrified of parties but it's herwork's Christmas do on Friday. Deciding that her only hope is her new self-help guide, she practises in a different situation each day. Today she takes a practical approach by going to her local bank to see how much money she has. Written and performed by Bobby Baker. Additional material by Clare Allan. Producer Lucy Bladwyn Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bobby Baker.
Unknown: Clare Allan.
Producer: Lucy Bladwyn

: The Long Search

William Dalrymple investigates the roots of spirituality in Britain. 4: Black, Two Sugars. To the Evangelical missionaries and Empire builders of the 19th century, God was an Englishman. Dalrymple learns how the Victorians saw the British Empire as God's way of making himself known to the world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer goes to Laos to see how the country is opening up to the world while retaining a tight grip on its people and politics. When the communists took over, Laos became a forgotten corner of Asia. Now, still governed by an authoritarian regime, it is reaching out to its South East Asian neighbours in the hope of cashing in on their economic growth. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifergoesto Laos

: Wild Underground

3: The Rock Eaters. Biologist Mike Dilger presents the last of three subterranean journeys in search of life beneath ourfeet. Today he meets the microbes that appear to feed off rock. Deep below the sea, or at the bottom of iron ore mines in South Africa, these microbes have a bizarre metabolism quite unlike anything seen above ground. Their discovery has forced scientists to question whether life began beneath our feet? Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Mike Dilger

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr 'sguests include Monica Grady from the Natural History Museum, who talks about Martian meteorites, among other things. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Monica Grady

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

By Akira Yoshimura , adapted in ten parts and read by Nicholas Farrell. 6: Takuya is settling into his life as a labourer. But when he catches a fellow demobilised soldier stealing from the workshop, he finds himself the centre of the unwanted attention. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Akira Yoshimura
Read By: Nicholas Farrell.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat of Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Martha Gellhorn

a Life Part 1. Repeated from 9.45am

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