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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Startthe 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

: Daily Service

With Canon Noel Vincent. Jerusalem My Happy Home
(Jerusalem). Revelation 21, wl-6. I Was Glad (Hubbard).
All Heaven Declares (Richards). With St Mary and St Anne's School Choir. Director of music Colin Walker.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Colin Walker.

: Book of the Week: In Praise of Slow

1/5. A look at the international movement of people attempting to take the speed out of modern life. The Slow Movement. "While the rest of the world roars on, a large and growing minority is choosing not to do everything atfull throttle." Written by Carl Honore. Read by Douglas Hodge , abridged by Alison Joseph Producer Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Carl Honore.
Read By: Douglas Hodge
Abridged By: Alison Joseph
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House By Julie Myerson. 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Julie Myerson.

: Talking Peace

James Helm visits the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation, high in the Wicklow Hills, south of Dublin, to find out what can happen when people in conflict find a sate place to talk. Producer Sue Ellis


Unknown: James Helm
Producer: Sue Ellis

: The Little World of Don Camillo

3/4. More comic stories written by Giovanni Guareschi. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
The Flying Squad. It seems to have been ramingfor weeks, everyone's getting ill, and the banks of the Po are looking decidedly dodgy. Not a good time for
Don Camillo to keepforgettingthe oil for extreme unction, you might think? And what has Smilzo done with his beloved party membership card?
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Written By: Giovanni Guareschi.
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Unknown: Don Camillo
Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Moretta: Charlie Hardwlck
Doctor: Rod Arthur

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quizfrom the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Maigret - Maigret's Little Joke

4/4. When a sensational murder takes place in Paris, Maigret is on holiday and must follow the investigation like any member of the public. How can he keep his promise to Mme Maigret and let Inspector Janvier get on with solving the crime when he is haunted by the question: why was the murdered woman naked? Written by Georges Simenon and dramatised by Alison Joseph.
Producer/Director Ned Chaillet
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of Maigret cases can be found on cassette from BBC Radio Collection, with the latest title, Maigret's Little Joke, also on CD. from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Unknown: Mme Maigret
Unknown: Inspector Janvier
Written By: Georges Simenon
Dramatised By: Alison Joseph.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Maigret: Nicholas Le Prevost
Simenon: Julian Barnes
Mme Maigret: Julie Legrand
Dr Pardon: Phillip Joseph
The Waiter: Philip Fox
Lassagne: Harry Myers
Martine: Jalmi Barbakoff
Young woman at next table: Cherie Taylor- Battiste
Young man at next table: Chris Moran
Mademoiselle Jusserand: Rachel Atkins
Victor: Loan Meredith

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Writers' Choice

1/5 Mini-masterclasses in short-story appreciation. These stories have been chosen by well-known writers who explain theirchoice in an introduction.
Oysters By Anton Chekhov. A young boy, begging with his father in the streets of Moscow, hungers after "oysters". Chosen by short-story writer Helen Simpson and read by Michael Maloney. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Unknown: Helen Simpson
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: On One Lost Hair

Plucked from the bustling bazaarthat is an internet auction house, one tiny hair belonging to Lord Nelson takes Gregory Whitehead on ajourneyto find it a more fitting final resting place. Producer Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Gregory Whitehead
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: The Food Programme

Japanese Food in Britain. Sheila Dillon considers the impact on Britain of Japanese cuisine such as sushi and Saki. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and his guests discuss 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

Exchanging favourite quotations with Nigel Rees are Emily Buchanan , Naomi Gryn , Chris Langham and Michael Rosen. The reader is Meryl O'Keefe. 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: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Naomi Gryn
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Meryl O'Keefe.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Archers

A sticky wicket for Adam. ForcastseeFri Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Home - the Story of Everyone Who Ever Livedin Our House

6/10. Written by Julie Myerson. Julie's search for everyone who lived at 34 Lillieshall Rd, Clapham, has reached back to the late 1940s and she thinks she has discovered a "baddie". Starring Doon MacKichan as Julie Myerson , Michael Maloney as Jonathan Myerson , and Chloe, Jake and Raphael Myerson as themselves. Dramatised by Peter Kerry.
DirectorChris Wallis Repeatedfrom 10.45am


Written By: Julie Myerson.
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Julie Myerson
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Unknown: Raphael Myerson
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Joan: Jenny Lee
Diane Askew: Amelda Brown
Bob: Nicholas Collett
Reggie: John Adams
Marjorie: Colleen Prendergast
Alexa: Annie Rowe
Till: Mia Soteriou

: Bringing down Sunningdale

The Ulster Workers' Council strike was one of the defining events in the history of Northern Ireland. Drawing on archive material and new analysis, writer and broadcaster Fintan O'Toole explores the origins of the strike and its long-term consequences. Producer Dominic Black


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole
Producer: Dominic Black

: Blueberries in Manndalen

The poet and writer John Burnside visits the Sami music festival of Riddu Riddu in northern Norway. This event takes place in the silvery light of the Arctic Circle midsummer, when the air is filled with the music and song of the indigenous peoples of the North. First broadcast last year. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: John Burnside
Unknown: Riddu Riddu
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Lifespans

2/2 Andrew Luck-Baker investigates the science of ageing He talks to scientists who have uncovered the genetic switches that control when and how we age, and in doing so may have discovered the key to switching these genes off. Already they've had remarkable success in prolonging the life of tiny worms. Could the ultimate elixir of life be only a short way off in humans? Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Wide Sargasso Sea

1/10. Marking 25 years since the death of Jean Rhys Adjoa Andoh and Adam Godley read her most famous novel, which traces the early life of the first
Mrs Rochester from Jane Eyre. Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway grows up on a beguiling Caribbean island where tensions escalate between her family and former slaves. Abridged by Margaret Busby. Producer Claire Grove See also Afternoon Play: Miracle Postponed on Fnday at 2.15pm


Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Mrs Rochester
Unknown: Jane Eyre.
Unknown: Antoinette Cosway
Abridged By: Margaret Busby.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday 9am

: 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: In Praise of Slow

1/5. ByCarl Honore. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Bycarl Honore.

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