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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Taking a Stand , ,. ,

2/8. The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pedalling to Freedom

4/5. Retracing the route of HG Wells's cycling novel The
Wheels of Chance, Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike and discovers how the bicycle was a time machine. Producer Stephen Hughes.


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard
Producer: Stephen Hughes.

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

2/5. The Ship Shape. The Sedaris family takes a holiday and nearly buys a second home. Another essay about growing up written and read by David Sedaris. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: David Sedaris.

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Light of Christ Guide Me
On (Wilson). 1 John 1, vv5-9. There's a Light upon the Mountains (Wostenholm arr Wilson). Shine, Jesus Shine (Kendrick). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Jesus Shine
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Letters of John B Keane
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Claire Bennett.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: John B Keane
Unknown: Claire Bennett.

: Nature

1/9. Lechuguilla Cave. The caver's dream trip is the descent into Lechuguilla, the deepest cave in the United States. Apart from its enormous size, what makes
Lechuguilla so impressive are the beautiful and varied gypsum formations that adorn the walls, ceiling and floors of the caverns, as Huw Cordey discovers when he spends nearly a week in search of Lechuguilla s hidden jewels. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Huw Cordey

: The RKO Gang

2/2. Leon, Ed and the New Breed. This affectionate tribute to the stars of the RKO short film comedies concludes with a profile of two of their best-loved performers, Leon Errol and Edgar Kennedy who, by he
1940s, had become the mainstay of RKO's shorts. With Glenn Mitchell. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Leon Errol
Unknown: Edgar Kennedy
Unknown: Glenn Mitchell.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, 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.

: For One Night Only ,

New series 1/3. An Historic Return - Horowitz at Carnegie
Hall. Vladimir Horowitz , the Russian-American pianist, made a dramatic comeback in 1965, having retired prematurely 12 years previously. Paul Gambaccini returns to Carnegie Hall with some of those who remember hat afternoon, including those who queued for two nights, the man who tuned the piano and the record executive who literally had to push the nervous maestro on to the stage. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Roberta, Peter and Phyllis

Most people are familiar with E Nesbit's much loved children's classic The Railway Children. But what happened to the three once playful siblings, Roberta,
Peter and Phyllis? It is now 1919, just after the First World War. By Martin Jameson.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Martin Jameson.
Director: Gary Brown
Roberta: Fiona Clarke
Peter: James Alper
Phyllis: Emma Hughes-Jones
Perks: James Quinn
Dr Forrest: Lloyd Peters
Wilf: Lloyd Peters
Mrs Jeffries: Lisa Moore
Clara: Lisa Moore
Richard: Ashley Margolis

: Making History

Another batch of listeners' history queries, uncovering mvstprips and re-interpreting the past. With Sue Cook. ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk
Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick


Unknown: Sue Cook.
Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Scottish Shorts

2/5. Herring. Old fishing logbooks spark off memories of a first love in the winter snow. By Kenneth Steven , read by John Buick. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Read By: John Buick.

: Dear Professor Einstein

2/5. The love letters written between Albert Einstein and his eventual first wife, Mileva Maric , are examined by Dr Brian Cox. Readers Michael Roberts and Alison Goldie.
For more details see yesterday


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Mileva Maric
Readers: Dr Brian Cox.
Readers: Michael Roberts
Readers: Alison Goldie.

: Shop Talk

5/12. How do companies try to second guess the future? Also, Heather Payton and guests wonder what the year ahead will hold. Producer Rosamund Jones


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: A Good Read

5/10. Novelists Ronan Bennett and Barbara Trapido discuss three books from fellow writers whom they admire. With Sue MacGregor.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11 pm


Unknown: Ronan Bennett
Unknown: Barbara Trapido
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

4/6. Why are Demis Roussos and Napoleon Bonaparte on a witness-protection scheme in Swanage? The Consultants have the answer. Producer Will Saunders
BBC AUDIO: A CD of the first Radio 4 series is available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte

: The Archers

Jolene tires of sharing Sid.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts review programme includes the verdict on Mike Leigh 's new film Vera Drake. Hosted by John Wilson. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Vera Drake.
Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Letters of John B Keane

2/5. Letters of a Country Postman. Frank is desperately trying to adhere to Mocky's advice but the eligible bachelor is finding it increasingly difficult to fight off the local spinsters, widows and eldest daughters as he delivers their mail.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am

: This Sceptic Isle

Exploring public and political attitudes towards the idea of leaving the European Union. With Ruth Lea. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Ruth Lea.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

4/10. Around a quarter of deaths in the UK are due to diseases of the lung, such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema and bronchitis. Dr Mark Porter reports on the latest treatments for some common lung conditions. Read Choice on page 124.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, introduced by Robin Lustig.


Introduced By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

2/15. Convinced that the roadside inn where he is staying is in fact a castle, our would-be knight errant determines to ask a favour of the castle's lord. The innkeeper is bemused by his lunatic guest but decides to humour him. Andrew Sachs continues to read Miguel de Cervantes'S novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: Jon Ronson on ...

4/6. Going West. Jon Ronson hears stories from people who have decided to "go west", such as that of Tom Fremantle who followed in his ancestors' footsteps across America, and writer Chris Ettridge , who did battle with the bureaucracy Of US Customs. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Tom Fremantle
Unknown: Chris Ettridge
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Surtsey and Me

Out of the icy seas off the south-west coast of Iceland in November 1963, a massive volcanic eruption gave birth to the island of Surtsey. The same year in west Yorkshire, the poet Simon Armitage was born. They had never met until now. Four decades later, island and poet get together to compare how it's going. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Tim Dee

: News

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

2/5. By David SedariS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: News

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Celebrity I Believe

: News

: Go Digital

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek. Another stort in a series based around the theme of walking (3/5)


Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek.

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