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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morns.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morns.

: 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

: Bookof the Week: What's My Motivation?

1/5. Michael Simkins reads from his newly published memoirs about the highs and lows of the life of ajobbing actor. Abridged by Jane Marshall. An Unhealthy Obsession Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Simkins
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Lord of All Hopefulness
(Slane). Isaiah 30, wl5-21. Brother James' Air
(arr Jacob). Christ, Be Our Light (Farrell). With Bury
Girls Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Venus By Angela Turvey. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Angela Turvey.

: In Living Memory

2/4. Sixty years ago, Britain witnessed the biggest non-nuclear explosion of the Second World War when an underground ammunition depot blew up in Fauld, Staffordshire. Liz Carney talks to witnesses and to people whose lives were coloured by this little-known event. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Alison and Maud ,

New series 1/6. Bed and breakfast for beginners.
A comedy series by Sue Limb, starring Miriam Margolyes and Denise Coffey.
Beds i'the East Are Soft. It is father, not a guest, who complains about the accommodation.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Denise Coffey.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Alison: Denlse Coffey
Maud: Miriam Margolyes
Father: Joss Ackland
Mr Mullet: Chris Emmett
Bernard: Geoffrey Whttehead
Jane: Jane Sellars

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Wane.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Wane.

: The World at One

With Mark Mardell.


Unknown: Mark Mardell.

: Round Britain Quiz

The teams from the Midlands and Wales square up in the nationwide quiz. With Nick Clarke. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Opera Companion

Derek Jacobi and Nicola McAuliffe star in Byrony Lavery 's tragicomedy about two shy opera lovers who have seats nexttoeach otherbut never speak, until it's too late Other parts played by Alice Hart and Philip Fox
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Nicola McAuliffe
Unknown: Byrony Lavery
Director: Janet Whitaker
Albie: Derek Jacobi
Marguerite: Nlcola McAultffe

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Departures

1/5. Swans by Janet Frame, read by Sarah Kants.
The first story about departure comes from New
Zealand's first lady of literature. It describes child's experience of a trip to the seaside for an almost perfect day. Producer Karen Rose


Read By: Sarah Kants.
Producer: Karen Rose

: Route 66

1/5. The Queen of Route 66: Route 66 in Wisbech
Paddy Maguire cuts five thick slices of British life onboard a bus as he follows five number 66 bus routes around the country. Today he is going round and round on the Wolsoken Circular and encounters a lady known as the Queen of the 66 and the Princess Royal herself. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: The Food Programme

Ships' Food. Sheila Dillon explores cruise-ship catering past and present, and charts the influence of our sea-faring past on the national diet. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea talks to guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons is in London where the word-bandying panellists are Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Julian Clary and Stephen Fry.
Producer Chris Neill Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

The pressure becomes too much for David. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts magazine and meets actor and director Kevin Costner , whose new film
Open Range aims to prove there's still some life left in the western. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Director: Kevin Costner
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Venus

1/5. By Angela Turvey. Afictionalised account of the true story of the "Hottentot Venus",
Sara Baartman , who in 1810 travelled from her home in southern Africa to England, where she was exhibited as a scientific curiosity. Interviews with Jean Burgess , Margaret Fetzia. DrYvette Abrahams and Professor Philip Tobias conducted by Connie St Louis.
An Offer of Freedom. Sara believes she has been offered a way of earning enough money to return to her homeland.
Director Sara Davies Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Angela Turvey.
Unknown: Sara Baartman
Unknown: Jean Burgess
Unknown: Margaret Fetzia.
Unknown: Philip Tobias
Director: Sara Davies
Sara: Janice Acquah
Hendrik: Peter Gevisser
Alexander: Mark Meadows
: Mae Adjoaandoh

: Kidnapped

Mike Thomson follows the extraordinary story of an Asian-born Hollywood film director and his wife who were kidnapped by North Korea's mysterious dictator and ardent film buff, Kim Jong-ll . Kept in opulent captivity for eight years and forced to produce propagandist films for the regime, Shin Sang-Ok finally escaped in a dramatic car chase across Vienna. But what new light does his ordeal shed on the inner workings of the Great Leader's mindset and that of his curiously cinematic regime? Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Kim Jong-Ll
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Crossing Continents

2/7. Sudan. Civil war has dominated Sudan for more than 40 years. Now, with a ceasefire in place, peace is a real possibility. Writer Michael Griffen returns to the country he came to know as a teacher in the 1970s. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Griffen

: The Age of the Park

2/3. The decline of the urban park began just after the Second World War and has continued to this day. Vandalism and neglect are rife, but in recent years there are signs of a renaissance and the key lies in the hands of local people. Julian Pettifer reports. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis. Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Finishing School

1/5. Muriel Spark 's new novel is set in an artistic haven - until small rivalries between Rowland and "red-haired" Chris, bring chaos to the place.
Abridged by Katrin Williams and read by Sylvestra L eTouzel. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Abridged By: Katrin Williams
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England
Live from Kingston, Jamaica, Jonathan Agnew , Geoffrey Boycott and guests report on the final day's play in the First Test. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

John Peel takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: John Peel

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster. Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: What's My

Motivation? 1/5. Repeatedfrom9.45am

: BBC Schools

3.00 Numbertime: Mental Maths Year 2 (ages 6-7)
3.15 Counting Time (ages 4-6) 3.25 Stories and Rhymes (ages 5-7) 3.40 Hopscotch (ages 5-7) 3.55 Hop, Skip and Jump (ages 5-7) 4.10 Stop, Think, Wonder: Hinduism (ages 7-9)
4.25 Scottish Secondary 4.45 Music for Dance (ages 7-11)

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