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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cl if ford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Science, Not Art -Ten Scientists' Diaries

1/5. The frustrations, comic moments and occasional breakthroughs revealed in the diaries of outstandingyoung scientists. With qualifications in medicine and astrophysics, Kevin Fong is trying to develop an education and research programme forthe UK's space life-sciences, while trying tosurvive as a hospital doctor. The reader is Jack Davenport. Producer Chris Wallis Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Kevin Fong
Unknown: Jack Davenport.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton). Galatians 5, wl&-25. If Ye Love Me (Tallis). Be Thou My Guardian and My Guide (Abridge). With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Stuart Keen.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10 45 Ladies of Letters Spring Clean
1/5 By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
The Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: Pastures New

3/3 Sheep farmer and countryman Johnny Scott meets Jim and Jean Davidson who, after farming on the Scottish borders on land that had been in the family for generations, emigrated to New Zealand last year and now own a sheep farm in the Wairarapa region of North Island. One year on, how are they and their children meeting the challenge of their new life on the other side of the world? Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Johnny Scott
Unknown: Jean Davidson
Producer: Clare Csonka

: A Touch of Mistletoe

2/4 By Barbara Comyns , dramatised by Melissa Murray Vicky and Blanche are reunited in London.
Vicky meets an interesting though eccentric young man and thinks that maybe he is Mr Right.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Barbara Comyns
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray Vicky
Director: Cherry Cookson
Blanche: Juliet Aubrey
Vicky: Jemima Rooper
Gene: Adam Godley
Javier: Stephen Critchlow
Edward: Tom George
: Violet Llzasadovy
Landlady: Carolyn Jones
Attendant: Andrew Harrison

: You and Yours - Insuring the Future: Ancient and Modern

The first of this week's specials in which the programme gains exclusive access to Lloyd's of London and looks at how the insurance market has developed from its origins in a coffee shop in 1715 to today's £15bn industry.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Presenter: Liz Barclay

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke is in the chairforthe fiendish quiz. This week the north of England meet the Midlands. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Letter from a Far Country

Gillian Clarke dramatises her poem in which a housewife fantasises about running away from home-if only she can getthe housework done first.
Music by Owain Clarke Flautist Paula Gardiner Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Music By: Paula Gardiner
Director: Alison Hindell
Sian: Sharon Morgan
Mamgu: Margaret John
Mary: Cler Stephens
Mam: Christine Pritchard
The man: William Thomas
The children: Isabel
The children: Christopher Lewis

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests answer personal finance questions. Phone: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jennifer Clarke


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Tales from Westminster

1/5. Five specially commissioned short stories by writers better known for their non-fictional observations on the political scene.
The Perfect Babe by Simon Hoggart. A charismatic young MP juggles the conflicting demands of politics, motherhood and late-night appearances on Newsnight with seemingly effortless ease. But is there more to Verity Hartwell than meets the eye? Read by Lucy Paterson. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Verity Hartwell
Read By: Lucy Paterson.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Eat Your Garden

1/5. Chef and hedgerow-harvester Wiz Clift munches her way through the abandoned kitchen gardens of Castle Leslie in Ireland. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Wiz Clift
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The Food Programme

Flowers. Rosewater, lavender sugar and violet creams perfume a programme on floral flavours. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

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 our lives. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Ross Noble and Graham Norton join chairman Nicholas Parsons in London for the most devious of panel games. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette, with some titles also on CD, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Ed and Jazzer bury the hatchet.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Northern BalletTheatre's new production of Swan Lake, transposed to New England early in the 20th century. Producer Sarah Delargy


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Sarah Delargy

: Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

1/5. By Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman.
Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge return as the proud grandmothers Irene Spencer and Vera Small, and this time they're full of springtime recipes and tips for a long and healthy life.
Today, spring cleaning unearths a confusing contraption, while the heart attack of a mutual suitor brings deep-seated rivalries to the fore.
(Repeated from 10.45am)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series, along with five other Ladies of Letters titles, is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Writer: Lou Wakefield
Writer: Carole Hayman
Producer: Liz Webb
Irene: Prunella Scales
Vera: Patricia Routledge
Anthea: Rachel Atkins

: The Lost Children of Possum Trot

The struggles and rewards of adopting and fostering more than 70 unwanted special-needs children, told by the small, close-knit community of Afro-American trailer-folk who adopted them in Possum Trot, East Texas.


Producer: Hilary Field

: The Sounds I'm Losing- an Adventurein Sound and Memory

The ring of an old telephone, the clatter of a treadle-sewing machine, the hum of a radiogram: as the world changes everfaster, once familiar sounds are disappearing. Yet memories of sound persist- along with the emotional reactions they produce - long after the sounds themselves have vanished. Producer Kate McAII


Producer: Kate McAii

: Nature

A River in the Ocean. What actually is the Gulf
Stream? Lionel Kelleway encounters some of the objects that are carried to our shores from the Amazon rainforests and investigates the deep mysteries of ocean currents. Is the mild weather we get from the warm Atlantic waters here to stay? Producer David Parkinson Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: David Parkinson

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Shortened repeatfrom 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: How to Breathe Underwater

1/5. By Julie Orringer. Five stories from a young writerwho brings back both the pain and the magic of growing up.
Pilgrims. Set on Thanksgiving Day in New Orleans, this is a tense and tragic story in which the worst thing that can possibly happen does. Abridged by Richard Hamilton and read by Teresa Gallagher. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Julie Orringer.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

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