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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Start the Week ,

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. As with Gladness Men of Old (Dix). Isaiah 49, wl-6. Nunc Dimittis Stanford).
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Cruger). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

1/5. A Prophecy. The transformation of a small state ruled by kings into a power that dominated the known world is one of the most remarkable stories in history. Tom Holland's account of the Roman Republic is abridged by the author and read by Tim Pigott-Smith.
(Repeated at 12.30am)


Author/Abridged by: Tom Holland
Reader: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Sara Davies

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Saplings 1/10. The first instalment of a new Woman s Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Selby: Death of a Coalfield

Twenty years afterthe miners' strike, the high-tech
Selby coalfield - once lauded as the jewel in the industry's crown - is now on the verge of closure. So what are the prospects for the local community and forthe Selby miners who thought they been promised jobs for life? Narrated by Paul Copley. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Paul Copley.
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: Our Brave Boys: Tally-Ho!

2/6. Christopher Lee 's comedy drama set in the Ministry of Defence, where officers from each of the armed services find themselves uncomfortably under the command of civil servant Zelda.
For once, Colonel George fondness for hunting overlaps with the interests of the Ministry of Defence. And for once, Grieves's normal discretion deserts him. leaving Zelda, for once, non-plussed.


Writer: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wg Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Masterteam

Peter Snow hosts the last of the league fixtures, between the quiz teams of the West Midlands and Liverpool. Producer PaulBajoria Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Peter Snow

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dizzy Spells

By David Pownall. To cure his much loved sister's s depression, the young Disraeli strives to weave his spell and finds time forseductions, writing novels, confronting anti-Semitism and standing as an MP. confronting anti-Semitism ;
Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: David Pownall.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Disraeli Sr: Geoffrey Whitehead
Benjamin: James D'Arcy
Sarah: Jasmine Hyde
Mrs Kay: Alison Pettitt
Mr Kay: Ben Crowe

: Money Box Live

Vincent Duggleby and guests answer personal finance questions. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Tales from FirozshaBaag

1/5. This week Nitin Ganatra reads interwoven stories about the complex patterns of life inside a Mumbai (formerly Bombay) apartment building. By
Rohinton Mistry , abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths .
Condolence Visit. Daulat is determined to grieve for her husband in her own way without the interference of friends and family. This story concludes tomorrow. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Nitin Ganatra
Unknown: Rohinton Mistry
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

: Inside Putin's Russia

1/5. The first of five programmes this week looking at life in Russia under President Putin.
St Petersburg. Former BBC Moscow correspondent
Bridget Kendall travels to St Petersburg, Putin's s hometown. Historically the most Western of Russian cities, St Petersburg is a popular tourist destination. But cheek byjowl with the fabulously restored Italianate palaces, the dark courtyards and crumbling facades of Dostoevsky's city are still home to those who haven't made it in the new
Russia. Is St Petersburg still Russia's "window on the West" as its creator Peterthe Great intended, or does the gloss and affluence of Putin's Russia only go skin deep, even in his own showcase hometown? First broadcast on BBC World Service Producer Teresa Cherfas


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Teresa Cherfas

: The Food Programme

Mexico. Mexico's food culture perfectly reveals its history, from Aztec to Spanish to global fast food. Sheila Dillon explores the changing Mexican diet and its impact on health through the traditional corn tortilla. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

New series 1/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of life. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

New series Nicholas Parsons returns with a fresh series of the most pernickety of panel games. This week he takes the show to Leeds, where the players are Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck and Charles Collingwood.
Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with most titles also on CD, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Charles Collingwood.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Jennifer has an unwelcome guest.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the National Theatre's ambitious two-part stage version of His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman 's trilogy Of novels. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Saplings

1/10. By Noel Streatfeild , dramatised by Sue Rodwell. Holiday. 1939: as war clouds gather over Europe, the Wiltshire family have one last, long idyllic summer holiday.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild
Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Laurel: Wendy Baxter
Tony: Sam Wheway
Kim: Vivek Shah
Ruth: Lucy Robinson
Lena: Beth Tuckey
Alex: Paul Clarkson
Grandfather: William Franklyn
Gran: Tina Gray
Albert: Sonny Muslim
Warden: Rob Swinton

: Eurofighter: the Plane Truth

Twenty years after it was first planned, the bill for the RAF's new Eurofighter aircraft now stands at
L18 billion. David Lomax investigates the troubled history of Britain's most expensive defence procurement project. Producer David Lewis


Unknown: David Lomax
Producer: David Lewis

: Second City Sitting

Laid-back and comfy, perched or slouched, settled for the duration or on the edge; the people we pass by every day share their thoughts as they sit and watch the world go by in England's second city, Birmingham. Producer Nicola Humphries


Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Nature

Ancient Trees - People and History. In another programme on the trail of Britain's oldest trees
Lionel Kelleway explores the true story behind Robin Hood and the oaks of Sherwood Forest. Plus listeners' personal passions for ancient trees. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Robin Hood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

6/15. Thomas Hardy 's novel, abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Douglas Hodge. Long loved from afar by the steadfast Gabriel Oak , Bathsheba now has the attentions of a second suitor, her neighbour Farmer Boldwood , whose love she has ignited but doesn't return. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Abridged By: Sally Marmion
Read By: Douglas Hodge.
Unknown: Gabriel Oak
Unknown: Farmer Boldwood
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truth

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

Repeated from 9.1 5am

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