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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdsworth.


Unknown: Mark Holdsworth.

: 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 Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: 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: The Spiral Staircase
1/5. Karen Armstrong reads her own account ot re-entering the secular world after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun. Breaking the Rule. Karen leaves the convent and begins life as a student. Butold habits die hard, as she finds to her cost. Producer Kate McAII Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. How Deep the Father's Love (Townend). John 12, w23-33.
Jesus Christ, Think upon Your Sacrifice (Redman). Christ, Your Glory Fillsthe Heavens. Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Parasites By Daphne du Mauner. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Daphne du Mauner.

: In Living Memory

3/4. In 1984 the Bishop-elect of Durham, David Jenkins , caused a storm of protest when he cast doubt on the literal truth of the Virgin Birth and the Resurrection. Three days after his consecration, the roof of York Minster was struck by lightning and the story of the "blaspheming Bishop" was born.
Twenty years on, Liz Carney asks David Jenkins if he still believes that he was right to question the historical truth Of the Gospels. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: David Jenkins
Unknown: York Minster
Unknown: Liz Carney
Unknown: David Jenkins
Producer: John Byrne

: Alison and Maud

3/6. Bed and breakfast for beginners. A comedy series by Sue Limb, starring Miriam Margolyes and Denise Coffey.
Golf Is a Four-Letter Word. Maud seeks solace in Test Match Special and Alison is harassed by a bird fancier.


Writer: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Alison: Denise Coffey
Maud: Miriam Margolyes
Mr Mullet/Brian: Chris Emmett
Bernard: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Mark Mardell.


Unknown: Mark Mardell.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke puts cryptic questions to teams from the Midlands and the North of England. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Nude, Untitled

When an art college threatens to close down sections of its drawing and painting school in favour of more economically viable departments, the life models' jobs are threatened. Someone has to take a stand. And if it's in the buff, so be it. Written by Gowan Calder.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp

When the art college puts their jobs on the line, the life models refuse to take the prospect of redundancy lying down
Nude, Untitled 2.15pm R4
Gowan Calder is an Edinburgh-based writer and actress (you might remember her as Valerie Evans from the BBC 1 six-part romantic drama Glasgow Kiss). But like many creative types, she's had a few other jobs along the way as well... including working as a life model. And her experience of sitting for hours, naked, in front of art students has paid off in that it's given her the inspiration for this sharp take on the fortunes of four life models over a period of two days. The play begins with their jobs under threat as the college considers closing the drawing department in favour of something more commercially applicable, like "visual communications". This upheaval gives rise to lots of dark comic moments (naked striking being a new take on industrial action) but also works very well as a metaphor for the difference it makes as to whether one responds passively or actively to life.


Written By: Gowan Calder.
Director: Lu Kemp
Gary: Steven Cartwright
Hannah: Julie Duncanson
Nic: Chris Moran
Davey: Tony Keamey
Claire: Vicki Liddelle
Katie: Jenny Ryan

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Mavis Gallant Stories

1/5. Five stories by the Canadian authorwho has lived for nearly 60 years in Paris.
By the Sea. Mrs Owens and the Tuttlingens are staying at the same English villa on the Spanish coast, bored under the hot sun. There they encounterthe formidable Mrs Parsters , a long-time local resident whose intuitions are almost infallible.
Read by Phyllida Nash. Producer Elisabeth Edwards


Unknown: Mrs Parsters
Read By: Phyllida Nash.
Producer: Elisabeth Edwards

: Rwanda: Ten Years After

Ruth Evans presents five personal portraits of life in Rwanda, a decade after the genocide.
1/5. Emmanuel is one of only three survivors of the massacre at Murambi's hill-top school. Today he is guide at the genocide memorial at Murambi, where the classrooms are still full of corpses, preserved as a stark reminder. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Ruth Evans
Producer: Ruth Evans

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the food landscape of Suffolk. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place Offaith in today's world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees presents the popular quiz. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are
Gervase Phinn , George Layton , Louise Doughty and Kathryn Flett. The reader is Peter Jefferson. ProducerCarol Smith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Highlights from over 21 years of Quote.... Unquote are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Kathryn Flett.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Archers

The future looks bleak for Roy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and the verdict on the film Monster, which stars Charlize Theron as a serial killer, a performance that won her Best Actress at the Oscars this year. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Charlize Theron
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Parasites

1/5. Daphne du Maurier 's evocation of the glittering world of show-business before the Second World
War, adapted by Robin Brooks. The Delaneys endure the rigours of a theatrical touring life.
Director Clive Brill Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Clive Brill
Pappy: Tim Pigott-Smith
Maria: Flora Montgomery
Niall: Jonathan Firth
Celia: Poppy Miller
Truda: Susan Brown
Charles: Jasper Britton
Manager: Nicholas Rowe
Child Maria: Madeleine Dunn
Child Celia: Julia Dunn
Child Niall: Joseph Bedell-Brill

: The Miners' Strike - the Legacy

2/2. Gerry Northam examines the impact of the miners'defeat on Britain's economy and industrial relations, and assesses the political fallout from
Mrs Thatcher 's victory over the NUM. Editor David Ross


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Editor: David Ross

: Crossing Continents

Philippines. There has been a suspension of executions for four years while the Philippine parliament considers scrapping the death penalty. Butwith elections coming up in May, President
Gloria Arroyo has said they will be resumed.
Julian Pettifertravels to the Philippines to visitthe national prison where more than a thousand prisoners are on death row awaiting the outcome of the elections. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Gloria Arroyo
Unknown: Julian Pettifertravels

: The Last Pearl Fisher

Freshwater pearl mussels have long been a part of Scotland's history, but aftercenturies of fishing they are now so rare that they've been given legal protection. Unscrupulous poachers are blamed for much of the damage, but fishing is not the only threat-the mussels' ability to recover is hampered by polluted waters and painfully slow reproduction. Jane Franchi visits the riverbank, hears the science and dips into the history of one of Scotland's great natural treasures. Producer Lynne Mennie


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Lynne Mennie

: 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 Bad Mother's Handbook

6/10. Kate Long 's witty look at motherhood stars Fiona Clarke as Charlotte, Lesley Sharp as Karen and Ann Rye as Nan. In Bank Top, things are getting serious as Steve (Charlotte's dad and Karen's ex) appears as an unlikely knight in shining armour. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Dispeirs


Unknown: Kate Long
Unknown: Fiona Clarke
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Ann Rye
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The beginning of this week's business, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

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