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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Graham Kings, vicar of St Mary's, Islington.

: 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.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.

What has Mark Damazer in store for Radio 4: page 24


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris

: Start the Week

Sue MacGregor and her guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Sue McGregor
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

1/5. For 15 years, Jennie Erdal lived a double life, working as personal editor and ghostwriter for a man she called Tiger. This is her account of that extraordinary relationship. Read by Colette O'Neil , and abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal
Read By: Colette O'Neil
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. How Deep the Father's Love
(Townend). Luke 15, vv11-24. Think about His Love (Harrah).
Father God, I Wonder (Smale). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Open to the Public By Helen Brandom. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Brandom.

: Roses are Red

The red rose has been an unmistakable sign of love since time immemorial. And more roses will be sold on Valentine's Day than on any other. But which should you choose? Euan Mcllwraith travels to Ecuador to discover that this simple symbol has as many shades and complexities as love itself. Producer Sam Thorn


Presenter: Euan McLlwraith
Producer: Sam Thorn

: Shadows in Bronze

4/6. Falco, the Roman detective, finds himself at a party thrown by the wealthy and influential Crispus in a villa once owned by Nero's wife. Helena hears some news that shocks her into leaving early, while Falco receives a nasty surprise. By Lindsey Davis and dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
BBC AUDIO: The radio 4 dramatisation of Silver Pigs, the first in Lindsey Davis's Falcoseries,is available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Silvia: Sara Poyzer
Marcellus: Paul Webster
Rufus: Timothy Watson
Aemelia: Jaimi Barbakoff
Crispus: Bertie Carvel
Pertinax: Sean Connolly

: PMYouandYours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by James Cox.


Presented By: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

New series 1/12. Fred Housego and Marcel Berlins for the south of England face Philippa Gregory and Diana Collecott for the north of England in the fiendish cryptic quiz. With Nick Clarke in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Diana Collecott
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: My Life in Boxes

Pippa has lost most of her possessions in a house fire. James is getting rid of everything he owns on eBay. A refreshing exploration of how we are shaped by the things in our lives, by Rhiannon Tise, winner of the Richard Imison Award for radio writing.


Writer: Rhiannon Tise
Producer/Director: Claire Grove
Pippa: Julia Ford
James: Lloyd Hutchinson
Erica: Tracy Wiles
Ben: Mark Bonnar

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and his guests answer listeners' personal finance questions. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Samantha Washington


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Samantha Washington

: Sleepers

1/5. To Sleep, to Dream. A week of stories set onboard overnight trains begins with the tale of a British expat who takes a train from Shanghai to Beijing to escape both his insomnia and his pregnant Chinese girlfriend. By Susan Elderkin , read by Tom Goodman-Hill . Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Susan Elderkin
Read By: Tom Goodman-Hill
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: For What It's Worth

1/5 Drinking Glasses. Alcohol was important in Georgian society and fine wines called for fine glasses. Lars Tharp looks behind favourite antiques and collectables to discover some of the the values of the societies that produced them. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: The Food Programme

As Gi (the glycaemic index) becomes the latest diet phenomenon, Sheila Dillon investigates the science behind it and the impact it could have on attitudes to food. Extended repeat from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

7/13. Ernie Rea talks to his guests about the place of faith in today's complex world.


Presenter: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

4/11 Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Jenny Eclair and Dara O'Briain are the guests in this edition of the venerable panel game, which comes from Watford. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including Just a Minute 8 are available on CD and audio cassette from www fbbcshop com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Lewis gets romantic.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Open to the Public

1/5 Rosemary (Elizabeth Spriggs ) is a retired teacher who takes great pride in her garden and is rather scathing about everybody else's. But the day holds a surprise for her. Linked monologues, written by Helen Brandom , about five Yorkshire gardens entered in a competition. Producer/Director Cherry Cookson Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Written By: Helen Brandom

: Why Did We Do That?

New series 1/4. In the depths of wartime despair came a medical miracle - penicillin. The age of antibiotics dawned and we embraced everything from cures for hideous infection to penicillin lipstick for hygienic kissing. But a few decades later, as superbugs threaten our hospitals, resistance to antibiotics has ended all that. Chris Bowlby shows how the precious gift was squandered as ambitious doctors, demanding patients and a profit-hungry pharmaceutical industry ignored the warning signs that overuse of antibiotics would allow the bugs to fight back. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Crossing Continents

1/8. The Maldives. The islands' image of a pristine paradise is set against the reality for the local people, which is reportedly intimidation, political repression and abuse meted out to those who dared challenge the government. Against the backdrop of the country's parliamentary elections, Julian Pettifer travels to the Maldives to speak to the dissidents and the government - each vying for the political future of this troubled paradise, even while it is trying to recover from the ravages of the Asian tsunami. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Nature

7/9. Animal Instinct. Beyond the example of cats and dogs appearing to know when their owners are returning home, there are a host of finely tuned senses at work within the animal kingdom. With very few wild animals thought to have been lost during the recent devastating tsunami, Lionel Kelleway explores the behaviour and instincts of animals that might help them to survive such catastrophic natural disasters.
Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carrie Gracie.


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: Planet of the Apes

1/5. It is the year 2500, and a team of French astronauts make the first interstellar journey to the star Beteiguese, where they discover a planet very like the Earth, but with one or two surprises.
Michael Maloney reads Pierre Boulle 's classic novel, abridged by Jane Purcell. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Pierre Boulle
Abridged By: Jane Purcell.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

1/5. By Jennie Erdal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: World Today

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Ninth Life of Louis
Drax by Liz Jensen (2/10) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Liz Jensen

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