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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Martha Kearney.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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: Countdown to D-Day

1/5. Military historian Peter Caddick-Adams introduces extracts from journals and memoirs of the key military players who were responsible for developing and executing what Churchill described as "the most difficult and complicated operation ever to take place. Field Marshall Rommel, appointed by Hitler to oversee the defence of northern France, reports back to German High Command on his assessment of the invasion threat. He also writes home to his wife and son with news of the latest military situation and the antics of his two new dogs. Rommel is read by Paul Humpoletz.
(Repeated at 12.30am)


Presenter: Peter Caddick-Adams
Reader: Paul Humpoletz
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Bakerfrom Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff. With the Welsh Chamber
Singers. Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney).
Acts2: w 14-21. Be Still forthe Presence of the Lord
(David J Evans ). 0 Breath of Life (Spiritus Vitae). Director of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: David J Evans
Music: Avril Harding.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
- 10.45 D-Day minus 6: Putting You Through
The Woman's Hour drama, by Patricia Hannah , from a story by Mike Walker. A collection of stories that give a snapshot of everyday life in Britain and France in the build-up to D-Day, the 60th anniversary of which falls on Sunday 6 June.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Danny Kelly on D-Day overload: page 32


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Story By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Danny Kelly

: The Health Protectors ..

3/3. Winifred Robinson investigates whether changes to the system of protecting public health will result in a better and more efficacious response in the event of chemical orterrorist attacks. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Agatha Raisin: 2/6: The Body in the Bathroom

Determined to find out who killed the village vet and a local librarian, Agatha and James must resortto barefaced lies, burglary and badger-watching. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton and starring Penelope Keith.


Author: M.C. Beaton
Dramatised by: David Semple
Producer/Director: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
DC Wong: Ben Crowe
Peter: Ewan Bailey
Freda: Jillie Meers

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Three more contestants join Ned Shernn to answer questions about every genre of music. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Ned Shernn
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Voyages

In postwar London, a boy's fascination with collecting used bus tickets leads him to discover, more than 50 years later, that life is full of unfulfilled dreams. Written by Michael Hastings.
Producer Nicholas Newton Director Sebastian Graham-Jones (kj


Written By: Michael Hastings.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
George: Stephen Moore
a boy Aaron: Johnson George
Freddie: Peter Sproule
Elspeth: Tamara Hinchco
Marie: Lynne Miller
Jacks/Doctor: Tom Marshall

: Euro Election Call

Your chance to put your points about the European
Elections directly to a leading politician. Presented by Nick Clarke. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.15pm Poducer Martin Rosenbaum


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Unknown: Poducer Martin Rosenbaum

: Two in Torquay

Written by and starring Alan Bennett , co-starring
Judi Dench. A middle-aged man and woman engage in polite conversation in a seaside hotel. But neither of them is quite whom they appear to be. Who is deceiving whom? Director Gordon House


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Judi Dench.
MrMortimer: Alan Bennett
MissPlunkett: Judl Dencn

: Public Records, Private Lives

1/5. From family history enthusiasts on day trips to academics and jobbing researchers, the users of the Public Record Office in Kew and the Family Records Centre in Islington, London, are as diverse as the records themselves. Linda Pressly talks to some of them about the stories that have emerged from delving into history.


Presenter: Linda Pressly
Producer: Linda Pressly

: The Food Programme

Jersey. In another of the occasional collaborations with BBC local radio, Sheila Dillon explores the food landscape Of Jersey. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and 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.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

New series 1/6. The famous "antidote to panel games" starts its 43rd series from the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, where Tony Hawks joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Humphrey Lyttelton. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer John Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Eight series and several collections of / 'm Sorry I Haven 'taClue are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: John Naismith

: The Archers

The waiting is overfor Nigel.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

American writer Paul Auster , author of The New York Trilogy, talks to John Wilson about his latest novel,
Oracle Night, and explains how a near-death experience Shaped his life and work. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Paul Auster
Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Erin Riley

: D-Day minus 6: Putting You Through

By Patricia Hannah , from a story by Mike Walker. Wednesday 31 May 1944. At a telephone switchboard somewhere in London, two young operators enjoy a short break from their duties.
Director David Jackson Young Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Story By: Mike Walker.
Director: David Jackson
Narrator: Juliet Stevenson
Aurora: Julie Austin
Georgina: Lucy Paterson

: Tiger Tales

3/3. The battle of Okinawa was the last major land battle fought in the Second World War. Afterthe war, Okinawa, one of Japan's southernmost islands, effectively became an American military garrison and wasn't handed back to the Japanese Live the 1970s. Now the US continues to police halfthe world from its enormous and controversial bases on the island.
Christopher Gunness hears from veterans of that battle and from American soldiers today about their presence on Okinawa, and from Okinawans themselves, who pride themselves on their distinctiveness but who also have little control over the fate of their islands. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Christopher Gunness
Producer: John Murphy

: Songs of the Sky

Adam Fowler travels to Alaska to explore the mystery and magic of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
Through interviews, featuring natural radio enthusiasts, scientists, native Alaskan folklore, music and poetry,
Fowler investigates whether the lights really do make an audible Sound. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Unknown: Aurora Borealis
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Nature

3/8. Battleship Reef. In March this year, after serving 30 years, the frigate HMS Scylla began a new career below the waves of the Cornish coast as an artificial reef. Paul Evans explores the construction and uses of artificial reefs as well as the wildlife they attract. Producer Brett Westwood Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Far Cry

6/10. First published in 1949, this first novel by Emma Smith tells the story of 13-year-old Teresa Digby , who is whisked off to a barely known sister in India by her excitable, elderly father. Read by Claudie Blakley.
Arriving in Assam. Teresa and her father arrive in Assam where they are greeted by Teresa's brother in law, and finally meet her sister, Ruth. Producer Jane Marshall


Novel By: Emma Smith
Unknown: Teresa Digby
Read By: Claudie Blakley.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at9am

: News

: Book

of the Week: Countdownto D-Day
1/5. Five extracts from keyjournals. Repeated from 9.45am

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