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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: The Choice ,

4/10. Michael Buerk talks to people who have faced a life-Changing Choice. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Michael Buerk
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Subway

1/5. The New York subway is now 100 years old. To celebrate, Joe Queenan meets some of the 37,000 employees who work in the "the hole," including platform announcer Millie Mendez, widely known as the "Ethel Merman of the underworld.


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Announcer: Millie Mendez
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Producer: Miles Warde

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

2/5. Lizzie falls in love but quickly finds herself in a vulnerable position. Her life as an artist's model reaches new heights when she poses for John Everett Millais's painting, Ophelia. By Luanda Hawksley. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: John Everett
Unknown: Luanda Hawksley.

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. Breathe On Me, Breath of God (Carlisle). Ezekiel 37, vvi-6; 11-14. 0 Lord,
Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). 0 Spirit of the Living God (Solothurn). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Isadora and Craig By Derek Bowskill. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: The Sound of Life: Song of the Earth

8/8. Aubrey Manning visits some of the acoustics hotspots around the world to eavesdrop on some of the Earth's most evocative sounds.


Presenter: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Speaking from the Belly

A guide to the mysterious art of ventriloquism, presented by Nina Conti ; with commentary from
Ken Campbell on the mythological origins of the genre and the ventriloquial skills of ferrets. Conti interviews
Keith Harris , while her puppet, Monk, faces Orville the duck. Including archive clips from Beryl Reid on Peter Brough and Arthur Askey on the Great Coram. Plus
Sandy Powell , Harry Worth , Ray Alan , and the great American star Edgar Bergen with his side-kick Charlie McCarthy Producer Tony Staveacre


Presented By: Nina Conti
Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Keith Harris
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Peter Brough
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Ray Alan
Unknown: Edgar Bergen
Unknown: Charlie McCarthy
Producer: Tony Staveacre

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Ventriloquism 18 November 2016

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Peter White. including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

In 1871 a group of freed slaves took their music of bondage and suffering to white audiences for the first time. In an attempt to avoid closure of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, they went on tour. Their success, especially in Britain, guaranteed the future of their school. However, critics have pointed to the fact that they used a European choral style to make their slave songs acceptable to white audiences.
Horace Boyer an African-American musicologist, one-time director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, returns to
Nashville to re-examine the social and musical impact of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Horace Boyer
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: In Our Strange Gardens

A literary sensation in France, this play is based on the true story of a French Resistance fighter and the German soldier who befriended him. Sometimes humanity and truth are found where we least expect them. By Michel Quint , dramatised by Sol B River and translated by Barbara Bray.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Michel Quint
Translated By: Barbara Bray.
Director: Polly Thomas
Young son: Daniel Hanbridge
Andre: Declan Wilson
Older son: Will Tacey
Bernhard: Will Tacey
Gaston: Craig Cheetham
Mother: Donna Alexander
Nicole: Donna Alexander

: Making History

Sue Cook examines more listeners' historical queries - uncovering mysteries and reinterpreting the past. ADDRESS: Making History, PO Box 3096, Brighton BN1 1PL Email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Journeys and Migrations: Stories from theBelfast Festival

2/5. The Old Master. A family's routine is thrown into disarray when Arthur Maguire enters their lives. By Gretta Mulrooney ; read by Karl Theobald. Producer Heather Larmour For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arthur Maguire
Unknown: Gretta Mulrooney
Read By: Karl Theobald.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: What Did Your Ancestors Do for a Living?

2/5. Lancashire/Yorkshire. The work force in the cotton mills in Lancashire and the wool industry in Yorkshire mainly consisted of women. Nick Hancock links up with the local family history societies to find out more about their great-grandmothers' working day. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Nick Hancock

: Nice Work

3/6. Employers now accept that staff have the right to ask for flexible working hours but Philippa Lamb questions whether it's possible to work part-time and still progress up the career ladder. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Learning Curve

7/10. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Producer Victoria Brignell Repeated on Sunday at 11pm

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Pits

2/6. Alec's attempts to create ground-breaking classical music have little success. Rosie is still unable to get work as a cellist. Meanwhile a famous soap star is having problems hitting the high notes in a new musical, so Maggie swallows her pride to fill in the difficult bits. Anarchic comedy by James Cary.
Producer Adam Bromley


Comedy By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Baz: Phil Cornwell
Maggie: Paula Wilcox
Rosie: Lucy Montgomery
Alec: John Oliver
Vince: Steve Furst

: The Archers

Matt mixes business with pleasure.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with news of the shortlists for this year's Whitbread Book Awards. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Isadora and Craig

2/5. Working Together and Living Apart. Isadora and Craig have much in common, but these very similarities begin to cause conflict and cracks soon begin to develop in their relationship. Compiled by Derek Bowskill. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: File on 4

6/10. Why are teenage boys so vulnerable to abuse by men who pay for sex? Allan Urry investigates one of Britain's biggest paedophile rings to find out how a schoolboy was abducted from his parents and "sold" to abusers across the UK. Producer Rob Cave Repeated Sun 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry

: In Touch

Peter White with news of interest to blind and partially Sighted people. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: All in the Mind

2/6. How accurately can we recall past experiences? Raj Persaud takes part in an experiment to test the extent Of his recall. Producer Maire Devine Rptd tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Producer: Maire Devine Rptd

: The Choice

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Closed Circle

12/15. Style over Content. At the party for "Britain's 50 Sharpest Men", Paul, number 49, comes face to face with his past, while in Birmingham, an old friend goes in search of Benjamin. Alex Jennings continues Jonathan Coe 'S recent novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

2/6. This week, the middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton goes off to Germany. Starring Marcus Briestocke as Giles.
Producer David Tvler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from this series are now available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Marcus Briestocke
Producer: David Tvler
Herr Sostburg: George Layton
Frau Sostburg: Sheila Steafel
Brigitte: Britta Gartner
Klaus: Erich Redman
Clive: Tony Gardner
Jonno: Roger Morlidge
Peter: Richard Turner

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Lizzie Siddal

2/5. By Lucinda Hawksley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lucinda Hawksley.

: News

: News

: Masterpiece

My European City (2/4)
Marek Kocon introduces Warsaw


Introduces: Marek Kocon

: News

: Westway

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Radio Soaps 5 June 2016

: Heart and Soul


: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

When the Emperor Was Divine (3/5)

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