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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Vincent Nichols , Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: Today

With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

1/5. The remarkable life of actor John Gielgud , told through his letters, edited by Richard Mangan and abridged by Doreen Estall. Read by Derek Jacobi. Gielgud plays the lead in the 1936 production of Hamlet in New York. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Gielgud
Edited By: Richard Mangan
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Read By: Derek Jacobi.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. The Day of Resurrection!
(Blacombe). John 20, wll-18. Singuntothe Lord
(Simpson). 0 Sons and Daughters (Walford Davies).
With the Blackburn Cathedral Young People's Choir, Director of music Greg Morris.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Greg Morris.

: Woman's Hour

The Balloon Debate. What was the most significant event for women in the 20th century? Jenm Murray hosts a special programme from Epsom racecourse, scene of the death of the suffragette Emily Davison , with guests championing a particular event which they believe has had the most significant impact on the lives Of women. Producer Andrea Kidd
10.45 Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat ByMaryCutler.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Danny Kelly on female emancipation: page 27


Unknown: Jenm Murray
Unknown: Emily Davison
Producer: Andrea Kidd
Unknown: Danny Kelly

: The Lost Smile

Leslie Forbes 's mum had all her teeth taken out in her early 20s. This operation and the subsequent dentures were a "wedding present", paid for by her employers. Butjust as the teeth went. so did her broad smile. Leslie Forbes talks to denture makers past and present to find out what happened to the lost smile. Producer Sally Ratman
Adam Hart-Davis on teeth: page 30


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Talks: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Sally Ratman
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: Alison and Maud

5/6. Bed and breakfast for beginners. A comedy series by Sue Limb.
Free-Range Angels. In which the Pla Muk Pad Ped is interrupted by a power cut... _
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Writer: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Alison: Denise Coffey
Maud: Miriam Margolyes
Father: Joss Ackland
Mr Mullet: Chris Emmett
Leslie: Nickolas Grace
Bernard: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: Counterpoint

New series 1/13. Ned Sherrin returns with the entertaining quiz about music in all its forms. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Agatha Christie's Cards on the Table

A perverse eccentric's idea of amusement goes horribly wrong when a murderer strikes during a game of bridge. Fortunately, Hercule Poirot is among the guests.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This BBC Radio 4 dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot is available on CD from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Mr Shaitana: Christopher Godwin
Ariadne: Stephanie Cole
Col Race: Donald Sinden
Supt Battle: Loan Meredith
Mrs Lorrimer: Mary Wimbush
Dr Roberts: David Timson
Major Despard: Nigel Anthony
Anne: Helen Longworth
Rhoda: Sarah Paul
Mrs Luxmore: Marlene Sidaway
Stephens: Ewan Bailey

: Jigs and Reels

1/5. From the collection of short stories by Joanne Harris , author of the novels Chocolat, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange.
Faith and Hope Go Shopping. Read by June Whitfield. Bored with their ordinary existence in Meadowbank
Old People's Home, two old friends plan an escape to
London to indulge their passion forfine foods, literature and unsuitable shoes. Producer Katherine Beacon


Stories By: Joanne Harris
Read By: June Whitfield.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon looks at poetry inspired by food. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and guests roam the international agenda discussing the issues that unite and divide us across the globe. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

Fielding the quotation questions and swapping anecdotes with chairman Nigel Rees are Jeremy Beadle , Daisy Goodwin , Dr Peter McDonald and John Sessions. The reader is Peter Jefferson.
Producer Carol 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: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Unknown: Dr Peter McDonald
Unknown: John Sessions.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

Lynda's competitive streak shines through. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

On the 50th anniversary of the day Bill Haley recorded Rock Around the Clock, Mark Lawson investigates the new way we listen to and pay for music, meets the musicians who are sidestepping the major record companies and asks whether the CD's day's are numbered. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Bill Haley
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat

1/5. Following the success of her self-help manual Live Alone and Like It (heard last year on Woman's Hour drama), Marjorie Hillis has been asked to write a travel book. But where to go? And what about Judith and Sylvia? And Frank?
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Marjorie Hillis
Producer/Director: Chris Wallis
Marjorie: Serena Evans
Judith: Celia Imrie
Sylvia: Haydn Gwynne
Frank: Robert Daws
Bargee: Shaun Prendergast

: What if...?

2/4. What if Elizabeth I Had Married?
Professor Christopher Andrew and his guests, Lady Antonia Fraser , John Guy and Derek Wilson , discuss what might have happened if the Virgin Queen had taken a husband. Perhaps a Catholic bridegroom would have plunged England into a religious civil war, or a foreign match might have robbed England of Gloriana and the Golden Age over which she reigned. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Professor Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: John Guy
Unknown: Derek Wilson
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Crossing Continents

Georgia: Corruption Busting. After leading Georgia's
November revolution, Mikhail Saakashvili won a victory in the presidential elections on a ticket of beating corruption, It's a daunting task-transforming this corrupted state into a legitimate one. Tim Whewell spends a week with Irakli Okruashvili , new Prosecutor General. He's already making high-profile arrests but the culture of corruption is so all-embracing that
Okruashvili is having to introduce some novel tricks to bring perpetrators to justice. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mikhail Saakashvili
Unknown: Tim Whewell
Unknown: Irakli Okruashvili

: A Life with Owls

2/3. Grant Sonnex meets Chris Sperring , whose remarkable ability to imitate owl calls has given him a privileged insight into their lives. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Grant Sonnex
Unknown: Chris Sperring
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: 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: Jane Eyre

6/15. Anne-Marie Duff continues reading Charlotte Bronte's bold and passionate story of a woman's search for independence and love on her own terms. The accomplished and beautiful Blanche Ingram 's arrival atThornfield reminds Jane of the reality of her position and dampens her dreams. Abridged by Sally Marmion. ProducerDiSpeirs


Unknown: Anne-Marie Duff
Unknown: Blanche Ingram
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England - The Fourth Test
Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott report on the third day's play in the Fourth Test in Antigua. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: John Peel

: News

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

1/5. Read by Derek Jacobi. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Derek Jacobi.

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