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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley , rector of St Paul 's Church, Covent Garden, London.


Unknown: Mark Oakley
Unknown: St Paul

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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: Sky Burial

1/5. Written byXinran. In 1958, a young Chinese doctor learns that her husband has been killed in Tibet. Refusing to believe that he is dead, she travels to Tibet in search of him and spends the next 30 years lost on the Tibetan plains. Read by Pik-Sen Lim and abridged by Miranda Davies. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Pik-Sen Lim
Abridged By: Miranda Davies.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 Lord, the Clouds Are Gathering(Kendrick). Genesis 3, w8-15. Light ofthe
World (Hughes). Fill Thou My Life (Richmond), With Chester Cathedral Choristers. Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Oona Patel
10.45 The God of Small Things ByArundhatiRoy. 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Oona Patel

: The Weight Loss Camp

With ten per cent of British children overweight and three per cent obese, it appears that the American experience has crossed the Atlantic. To help combat this rise in childhood obesity, Britain's first weight-loss camp has been set up in Leeds. This programme explores how the camp helps obese children to lose weight and sets them On the road to a healthier life. Producer Martin Kurzik


Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Ayres on the Air

3/4. Pam Ayres 's poetry and sketch show has a rural theme this week. There are poems about grand plans for a garden and being a battery hen, and sketches on the joys of buying a tractor and how the townie views the country life. Aided and abetted by actors Geoffrey Whitehead and Felicity Montagu , Producer Claire Jones
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Pam Ayres Poetry Collection and Pam Ayres Live on Stage are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Producer: Claire Jones
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Pam Ayres

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

The first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest continues with a second programme from London. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at llpm


Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Norman

Johnny Vegas stars in this comedy by Mike Stott , which reveals the life and loves of Norman, a man who has learnt how to live on the margins of society without bitterness, pride or a single direct debit. A poignant comedy of heroic dysfunction told by Norman himself as he crosses the park one lunchtime. Producer Helen Chattwell Director Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Comedy By: Mike Stott
Producer: Helen Chattwell
Director: Bruce Hyman

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: Island Tales

1/5. A series of stories by Scavel An Gow (meaning gossip or "bench of stories"), a group of Cornish writers who create I ive events and put stories on pasty wrappers, postcards and in village shops. In spring
2003 they started a residency on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, that inspired these five salty tales, recorded in Cornwall. Dancing with Angels. A champion bare-knuckle fighter is saved from defeat by an angel. Written by Pauline Sheppard , read by Charles Barnecut. Producer Claire Grove


Stories By: Scavel An Gow
Written By: Pauline Sheppard
Read By: Charles Barnecut.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Blood Is Thicker than Water

1/5. Another chance to hear five programmes in which Professor Steve Jones looks at the different blood groups and their hidden influences on people's lives.
The Beginnings. The main groups (0, A, B and AB) were discovered 100 years ago. Steve Jones hears the colourful stories of early transfusions, the evolution of the different groups, how people acquire their blood groups and what they mean. Producer Andrea Kidd


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones
Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: The Food Programme

Hospital Food. Are you sickened by hospital food? Sheila Dillon investigates whether the campaign for better hospital food has delivered any results. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden and often contradictory truths behind the experiences, values and traditions of our lives. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

2/10. The venerable panel game comes this week from Cheltenham with Nicholas Parsons in charge of panellists Paul Merton , Clement Freud and Charles Collingwood , who will try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate as they speak on a subject for a minute.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many selections of JustaMinute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Jack's birthday gathering.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the latest classic TV programme to be re-made for the Cinema- Thunderbirds. Producer Phil Tinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Phil Tinline

: The God of Small Things

6/10. The Booker Prize-winning novel by Arundhati Roy , adapted by Tanika Gupta , with music by Nitin Sawhney. A tale of forbidden, cross-caste love and what a community will do to protect the old ways.
Sophie Mol's Story. Tragedy strikes when the children run away from home.
Music by Nitin Sawhney Director Nadia Molinari Repeated from 10.45am


Novel By: Arundhati Roy
Adapted By: Tanika Gupta
Music By: Nitin Sawhney.
Music By: Nitin Sawhney
Director: Nadia Molinari
Rahel: Yasmln Wilde
Estha: Richard Sumttro
Young Rahel: Jatinder Purewal
Young Estha: Shakeel Ahmed
Ammu: Thushanl Weerasekera
Velutha: Paul Bhattacharjee
Sophie Mol: Poppy Rush
Chacko: Vincent Ebrahim
Baby Kochamma: Josephine Welcome
Mammachi: Shaheen Khan
Insp: Matthew Raadrawi
Vellya: Badi Uzzaman
Kochu: Adlyn Ross
Margaret: Slobhan Finneran

: The Major and the Beetle

I The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best-selling cars of all time, with more than 21 million sold since it was
L first introduced almost 70 years ago. Yetthis car very nearlydidn't happen. Peter Day tells the extraordinary story of the unique role played by British Army officer Ivan Hirst in the creation of the postwar German car industry. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Ivan Hirst
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

5/8. Afterfive years of stewardship by the West, during which promises were made to turn Kosovo into a functioning society, the reality on the ground is somewhat different. Some are warning that the whole region could soon destabilise. So what's to blame for the failures? Tim Whewell travels to Kosovo to investigate. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: The Flying Squad

2/2. Poisoning, Trapping and Shooting. The RSPB's Dave Dick has seen things no conservationist would wish to face: golden eagles shot in their nests, owls starved to death in a crow trap, and red kites poisoned in a playground. He's angry, but not discouraged. His ambition is to see a day when golden eagles breed all over Scotland - but that's not likely to happen until birds stop dying on Scottish sporting estates. Producer Lynne Mennie


Unknown: Dave Dick
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: Ripley's Game

1/10. By Patricia Highsmith , read by Stanley Tucci. One of the most outrageous characters in modern crime-fiction, Tom Ripley , pits his wits against dangerous adversaries in a genteel part of France. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Stanley Tucci.
Unknown: Tom Ripley
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 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: Sky Burial

1/5. ByXinran. Repeatedfrom9.45am

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