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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Giles Latcham.


Unknown: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: The Square Meal

2/4. Concrete chips, soggy semolina and lumpy custard - is that how you remember school dinners?
Roger Bolton visits his old primary school in Cumbria to see how the lunchtime menu has changed in the 40 years since he was there. He also investigates whether children's nutrition is any better now than when free school dinners were introduced nearly a century ago. ProducerVirginia Phillips Repeated at9.30pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Real Just So Stories

2/5. How the Camel Got Its Hump. AlistairMcGowan asks whetherthe camel really is as obstinate and moody as Kipling said. And how, actually, did it getthat thing on its back? Another of Rudyard Kipling 's fanciful explanations of how animals came by their peculiar features. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Swamp of Death

1/5. The dramatic story of a notorious Victorian murder mystery. In February 1890 three young gentlemen set out from England forthe backwoods of Canada, each hoping to make his fortune. Within days, one of them was found murdered in a Canadian swamp. Written by Rebecca Gowers and abridged by Doreen Estall. Read by James D'Arey. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Rebecca Gowers
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Read By: James D'Arey.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Reign in Me (Bowater). 1 Kings 17, w8-16. Help Me, Man of God! (Mendelssohn). Jesus Is Lord! (Mansell). With soprano Nicola Mills, bass Mark Rowlinson and organist Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Bass: Mark Rowlinson
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Maharajah's Daughters By Clive Bradley. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Clive Bradley.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
The fifth and final day's play in the Third Test at Old Trafford. Including at 12.35 News and Your Letters
Answered, and at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Traders of the Lost Art

In 1990 a Boston museum was the scene of the world's biggest art heist: 12 paintings, worth L200 million, were stolen. Despite an FBI operation that's lasted 14 years and a reward of$5m dollars, the mystery remains unsolved. Ed Butler explores some tantalising new leads in a storythat's been baffling the art world. Producer Adele Armstrong


Unknown: Ed Butler
Producer: Adele Armstrong

: London, Europe

3/4. Behind You 100 percent. Cabbie and trainee philosopher, Dave, gets stuck in an ethical quandary. Naz is protesting against a Russian food giant. Butguess who manufactured the corn snacks that Lisa is advertising. As usual, Dave can rely on the advice of his friends to make him even more confused. By Dave Lamb. and Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Graham Frost
Dave: Dave Lamb
Lisa: Emma Kennedy
Ethel: June Brown
Naz: Manjinder Virk
Matt: Mark Frost
The passenger: Dan Tetsell
Radio 4: Jan Ravens
Radio 4: Mark Perry

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

6/18. The first round of the general knowledge contest continues with more contestants from the south of England. 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: They Are aMarried Couple

A compassionate study- set in a fish restaurant- of the secrets and lies behind a 50-year-old marriage. Written by Sheila Goff. Director Polly Thomas


Written By: Sheila Goff.
Director: Polly Thomas
Thomas: Chris Langham
Katherine: Briglt Forsyth
Serena: Carla Henry
German woman: Christine Brennan
Lou: Christine Brennan

: Inside Money

Extended rpt of Saturday at 12.04pm

: Walking Stories

1/5. A series of stories that celebrate some die-hard pedestrians as they walk across the page.... - The Rigi Klum. Written by Mark Twain. The walker is duped - he thought it would be an easy journey to the top. Read by Stuart Milligan. Producer Duncan Minshull


Written By: Mark Twain.
Read By: Stuart Milligan.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Olympic Stories

I 1/5. Henry Rono. Athlete Diane Modahl examines how boycotts, politics and injuries have affected five athletes, all linked bythe Olympics. Kenya's boycotts of the 1976 and 1980 Games meant that Rono never had the chance to compete. The British 800m star, Modahl, travels to Albuquerque to meet Rono to hear how he turned to drink after politics destroyed his Olympic dreams. Producer Rebecca Sandies


Unknown: Henry Rono.
Unknown: Diane Modahl
Producer: Rebecca Sandies

: The Food Programme

Abattoirs. Sheila Dillon visits an innovative abattoir in southern France and considers the future for British Slaughterhouses. 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. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: PM

News and analysis, hosted by Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

6/10. Joining Nicholas Parsons in London tonight are panellists Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Linda Smith and Julian Clary. 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: Linda Smith
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Kathy continues her crusade.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine with news, Views and interviews. Producer PhilTinline


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Maharajah's Daughters

1/5. Catherine and Sophia Singh , the daughters of the last Maharajah of Lahore, Duleep Singh , were brought up in Suffolk and London as landed English gentry.
As the First World War approaches they reflect on their lives. An adaptation by Clive Bradley of his stage play.
Director Janice Thomas Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sophia Singh
Unknown: Duleep Singh
Unknown: Clive Bradley
Director: Janice Thomas
Catherine: Sakurrtala Ramanee
Sophia: Parminder Sekhon
Ada: Marlene Sidaway
Henry: Malcolm Sinclair

: Getting Shirty

A shirt is notjust something to coverthe back. It can also stand for extreme political views. Along with the black shirts, this programme looks at red, blue, green and White Ones. With Julian PutkOWSki. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Shanghai Jazz

Every night in a Shanghai bar, the Old Jazz Band plays Western tunes with an oriental twist. With an average age of 75, the musicians have lived through Shanghai's recent turbulent history. Kathy Flower orders a drink and listens as the music and the stories flow. This programme was first broadcast in July last year. Producer Neil Acheson


Unknown: Kathy Flower
Producer: Neil Acheson

: The Sound of Life

4/8. Series in which Aubrey Manning sets out to discover why the natural world sounds the way it does. Beyond Our Senses. Elephants, bats, nightingales and humpback whales -Aubrey Manning reveals secret sound worlds beyond our senses. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: The Square Meal

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis. Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Black Pestilence

1/5. Nina Berberova 's recently rediscovered novel, translated by Marian Schwartz , read by Martin Jarvis.
The flaw in a pair of earrings that Evgeny Petrovich must sell in order to fund a new life begins to take on a sinister meaning. Who holds the keyto his salvation? Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Nina Berberova
Translated By: Marian Schwartz
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Evgeny Petrovich
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: 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: The Swampof Death

1/5. By Rebecca Gowers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rebecca Gowers.

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