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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Taking a Stand

6/8. 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 at9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Relatively Einstein

3/5. Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers published 100 years ago, in 1905. In this series writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work, and today it s the turn of acclaimed author Terry Pratchett. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

2/5. Those Samba Beats. Dance, music, pleasure -lots of it. And what else does carnival signify? A celebration of the city by Ruy Castro. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: Daily Service

Presented by Clair Jaguiss. Thou Whose Almighty Word
(Moscow). John 9, vv24-29; 35-41. Open Thou Mine Eyes (Rutter). Amazing Grace (trad American). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Presented By: Clair Jaguiss.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 2/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Presented By: Tristram Shandy
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Nature

5/9. Midwinter Wonders. Todayislmbolconeofthe cornerstones of the Celtic calendar, celebrated by the lighting of fires. Paul Evans explores this celebration as the light returns, the days lengthen and the first signs Of spring appear. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Laughter from the Edge

1/2. Once banned from entering South Africa,
Simon Fanshawe returns to the country to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit there and how it has evolved since the early 1960s. He tells stories of the early years of the stand-up scene in a country that only began television broadcasting in 1976. producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White , Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Taking Note

New series 1/3. Mahler's Fifth Symphony begins with a solo trumpet call to a funeral march and ends in the most triumphant blaze of glory. In between, Mahler explores the emotional spectrum from rage to love. Conductor Sakari Oramo , composer Anthony Payne and musical expert Stephen Johnson draw out the thrill and beauty of each movement of this mighty symphony.
Producer Rosie Boulton


Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Truelove File

Gillian, a successful, 30-something lawyer, has just been dumped. Her best friend makes her go speed-dating but, secretly, Gillian hopes that she has already found true love. A moving and funny exploration of 21st-century courtship by Kate Clanchy.
Producer/Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Kate Clanchy.
Director: Mary Peate
Gillian: Helen Schlesinger
Tori: Annabelle Apsion
Sue: Susan Jameson
Compere: Stephen Hogan

: Home Planet

3/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Whoever You Choose to Love

2/5. 0 Tell Me the Truth about Love 1/2. The close bond between two sisters begins to dissolve - 14-year-old Carla watches with disapproval as Shona falls in love. By Colette Paul , read by Isabelle Joss. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Colette Paul
Read By: Isabelle Joss.

: Five Figure Exercises

2/5. Aerobics. While working with American astronauts, the health guru Kenneth Cooper discovered that aerobic exercise could greatly improve fitness. His discovery led to a craze for workouts and dance aerobics, and there are now fitness competitions all over the world. For more details see yesterday


Unknown: Kenneth Cooper

: Shop Talk

9/12. The future of the personal computer is discussed by Heather Payton and her guests. Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

9/10. Historian Andrew Roberts and actor Henry Goodman join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Andrew Roberts
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

2/6. The travelling hero (and proud owner of a degree in Canadian studies) goes for broke, quite literally, as he tries his hand at being a bond trader in Japan. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from various episodes of Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off are available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Caroline: Matilda Ztegler
Noriko: Naoko Mori
MrOligato: Kenjl Watanabe
Tony: Rufus Jones
Tepanyaki chef: Dai Tabuchl
Receptionist: Toshle Ogura

: The Archers

Jazzer is left in the lurch.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces the arts magazine programme with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicki Paxman


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Tristram Shandy

2/10. Tristram tries to recount the tale of his birth, but keeps getting distracted. By Laurence Sterne. For details and cast see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: File on 4

New series 1/9. Following the elections in Iraq,
Gerry Northam looks at allegations that much of the country's oil wealth has been squandered by incompetence and corruption during American and British rule. Producer Jenny Chryss Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Jenny Chryss

: 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

8/10. Joint Replacements. Hip replacements were first developed in the 1960s, changing the lives of those with hip arthritis. Knee replacement was harder to develop, but is now one of the most common operations in the UK. Dr Mark Porter examines the newest techniques in joint replacement as well as finding out what to expect after an operation and which joints could be replaced in the future. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

2/10. Kambili, distressed by her mother's miscarriage, is struggling to revise for exams, while a military coup threatens Papa's businesses. For further details see yesterday

: Mort

2/4. By Terry Pratchett. Death sends his apprentice Mort to collect three lives - but one of them is a princess for whom the lad takes a fancy. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.
Director Gordon House


Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Director: Gordon House
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Death: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mort: Carl Prekopp
Cutwell: Adam Godley
Albert: Philip Jackson
Princess Keli: Alice Hart
Abbot: John Rowe
Ammeline: Sheila Mitchell
Guard: Jon Glover
Thug: Philip Fox
Maid: Liz Sutherland

: Today in Parliament

The day's events and news from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

2/5. By Ruy Castro. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: News

: Masterpiece

The Piano

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

The Root of All Evil

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence (3/10)

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