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: World News

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Ch ief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm -a Murderer Unmasked after 60 Years

1/5. By David Williams. On a spring morning in 1938, William Murfitt was poisoned at his home in the quiet Suffolk village of Risby. Robert Lindsay reads the story of the unravelling of the mystery of the poisoner's identity. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Williams.
Unknown: William Murfitt
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Thou Art the Christ, 0 Lord (Love Unknown). Matthew 16, w 13-19. Behold Now, Praise the Lord (Harris). The Church of God a Kingdom Is (University). With Bury Girls' Grammar School Choir. Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 Unless Written by Carol Shields. 1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Adapted for radio by Deborah Levy.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Written By: Carol Shields.
Unknown: Deborah Levy.

: God on My Mind

New research suggests that many people with learning difficulties want their lives to have a spiritual dimension. People with mental health problems often express similar needs. Kati Whitaker meets people from both groups who have found their own answers, in or outside traditional religion. She asks why the spiritual aspect ot care is often overlooked by healthcare professionals and explores its limitations and pitfalls. Producer Kristine Pommert


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Kristine Pommert

: Agatha Raisin: 6/6: A Marriage of Convenience

Hired to investigate the murder of a militant rambler, Agatha and James must go undercover as a married couple. It soon turns out to be a marriage made in hell.


Writer: MC Beaton
Dramatist: David Semple
Producer/Director: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
DC Wong: Ben Crowe
Mrs Bloxby: Liza Sadovy
Deborah: Rachel Atkins
Sir Charles: Philip Fox
Kelvin: Bertie Carvell

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World

at One Presented by Mark Mardell.


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: Counterpoint

Three more semi-finalists join Ned Sherrin in the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Happily Never After

Tony is on top of the world: he's a young, happy, successful chef with a lovely wife and a small son. One day, he goes to his doctor for a medical examination - only to be told he's dead. A second opinion confirms it - he really is dead. And yet he continues to walk around like the rest of us. Written by James O'Neill , Martin Shea and Eamonn O'Neill.
Producer/Director Jim Poyser


Written By: James O'Neill
Written By: Martin Shea
Written By: Eamonn O'Neill.
Director: Jim Poyser
Tony: Adrian Scarborough
Anna: Julia Rounthwalte
Anna's mum: Paula Tllbrook
Gerry/Doctor: Jonathan Keeble
Father Beeton: James Scales
Mr Edwards/Headmaster: Nick Boulton
Anthony: Phil Brooke

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. Producer Jennifer Ciarke PHONE [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Ciarke

: Disappointment

1/5. A week of short stories written by Anton Chekhov. Read by Ewan McGregor. Chekhovwrote more than 400 short stories, many of which have a similarly bleak view to his plays, while others are infused with wit. Yet all offer sublime insights into life in Russia at the end of the 19th century and the human condition in general. His Wife. A wicked picture of a relationship of Convenience. Producer Gavin Millar See also Chekhov's Theatre of Dreams Thu 11.30am and Marriage According to Chekhov 2.15pm ; and How to Leave Badenweiler Fri 2.15pm


Written By: Anton Chekhov.
Read By: Ewan McGregor.
Producer: Gavin Millar
Unknown: Badenweiler Fri

: Prehistoric Manual

1/5. Mike Pitts , editor of British Archaeology, presents a guide to ancient living.
Changing Huts - Round-House Style. Would our Iron
Age ancestors have decorated their walls with painted patterns? Contributors include archaeologists John Coles and Stephen Minnit and amateur enthusiasts David Freeman and Ann Phipps. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mike Pitts
Unknown: John Coles
Unknown: Stephen Minnit
Unknown: David Freeman
Unknown: Ann Phipps.

: The Food Programme

Food Access. Have the diets of the poorest people in Britain improved at all overthe past decade?
Sheila Dillon meets families who can't afford to eat healthily. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

In the final programme of this series, 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 Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. The godfather of all panel shows comes from the Lowry Centre in Salford. Regulars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Jeremy Hardy, with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC Radio Collection: Eight series and several collections of I'm Sorry I Haven 't a Clue are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Roy loses patience with Lynda.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme, including a review of Shrek 2, sequel to one of the most successful animated films ever made. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Unless

1/10. Carol Shields's last novel, shortlisted forthe Man Booker prize. Adapted by Deborah Levy. "I am supposed to be that sunny woman, Reta Winters , but something happened when my back was turned." When 19-year-old Norah drops out to sit on a Toronto sidewalk, her mother learns that happiness is not what she thought.
Producer Di Speirs Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Deborah Levy.
Unknown: Reta Winters
Producer: Di Speirs
Reta: Barbara Bames
Norah: Laurel Lefkow
Natalie: Vicki Simon
Danielle: Sara Kestelman
Tom: Rick Bland
Chris/Sylvia: Teresa Gallagher
Gwen/Lois: Liza Ross
Young Norah: Josephine Kook-Clark

: In the Footsteps of Muhammad

2/4. Jerusalem and Jihad. Edward Stourton traces the prophet's history and his continuing impact on life in the modern world. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

2/8. Property, Communism, Capitalism and Corruption Lucy Ash travels to Moscow and to the German-Polish border- two very different places where property has become the talk Of the town. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Nature

7/8. Ragwort: Friend or Foe? With its distinctive yellow, late-summer flowers, ragwort is home to 30 species of insects. It is also a deadly poison, responsible for the deaths of many horses every year. Yvonne Ellis searches for the middle ground where both plants and animals can flourish.
Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: David Parkinson

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

International and national news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

6/10. Liz Jensen 's tense psychological thriller about a nine-year-old boy in a profound coma after a mysterious accident and the neurologist who hopes to bring him back to consciousness. Abridged by Roger Pine.
The detectives investigating Louis's accident believe his missing father may be behind the letters apparently signed by Louis. The readers are Andrew Hilton as Dr Pascal Dannachet and Jordan Waller as Louis Drax. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Liz Jensen
Abridged By: Roger Pine.
Unknown: Andrew Hilton
Unknown: Dr Pascal Dannachet
Unknown: Jordan Waller
Unknown: Louis Drax.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster.
Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm -a Murderer Unmasked after 60 Years

1/5. By David Williams. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: David Williams.

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