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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

P 1/5. When nature writer Richard Mabey found I himself in the grip of a severe depression, the natural world became meaningless to him. This book charts the first year of his recovery and the adventure of re-engaging with nature. Written and read by Richard Mabey. Abridged by Julian Wilkinson. Producer Elizabeth Allard Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Read By: Richard Mabey.
Abridged By: Julian Wilkinson.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh , from the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College Belfast. John 12, vv1-3,6-8, 12-14.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Trilby By George du Maurier. 6/10.The Woman's Hour drama.For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
BBC AUDIO: The recently released Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Unrest in Peace

2/2. Once cemeteries were elegant, aesthetically pleasing burial grounds But with more northern Europeans now opting for cremation, graveyards have become a different kind of place Patrick Wright looks at some possible solutions to the current predicament. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Just Plain Gardening

2/4. People in Glasshouses. It's "Up Tools All" at the St
Privet's School for Lady Gardeners, where a mysterious new mistress gets the gals' hearts beating with irregular lessons in garden design. By Jyll Bradley.
Other parts played by Alex Tregear and Emily Wachter Song sung by the Farlington School Choir Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Jyll Bradley.
Played By: Alex Tregear
Played By: Emily Wachter
Director: Jonquil Panting
Miss Bowermount: Patrick Barlow
Clover: Sophie Thompson
Violet: Naomi Radcliffe
, ri,: Emma Kennedy
Hebe: Carolyn Jones
Miss Lovegrove: Anna Chancellor

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John wane.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

5/12. Rosalind Miles and Stephen Maddock for the Midlands challenge Brian Feeney and Polly Devlin for Northern Ireland. Nick Clarke is in the chair.
(Repeated on Saturday at 11pm)


Panellist: Rosalind Miles
Panellist: Stephen Maddock
Panellist: Brian Feeney
Panellist: Polly Devlin
Chair: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Afternoon Play: Out of the Mould

1/3. Laocoon. Bandinelli's sculpture depicting the death of the priest who foretold the dangers of the Trojan Horse, was commissioned by the Vatican in the 1520s. Set on Bandinelli's dying day, this drama documentary, the first of three about famous sculptures, depicts the artist haunted by the myth, the work and his fierce rivalry with Michelangelo. Written by David Calcutt , with commentary by Tony Sellors. The next Out of the Mould drama documentary is broadcast tomorrow at 2.15pm.
Producers/Directors Rosie Bouton and Peter Leslie Wild


Written By: David Calcutt
Commentary By: Tony Sellors.
Directors: Rosie Bouton
Directors: Peter Leslie Wild
Bandinelli: John Rowe
Vasari: Simon Chandler
Giulio/Typhon: Timothy Watson

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Jessica Dunbar


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Write to Perform

1/5. Jennifer Ryan 's Eyes Are Still As Blue. When an unexpected invitation from an old schoolfriend arrives, a father finds himself lost in nostalgic reverie. Dan Gordon is the first well-known Irish performer to write and read their own stories this week. Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: Jennifer Ryan
Unknown: Dan Gordon
Producer: Heather Brennon

: Freudian Slips ,. ,

1/5. Written in 1905, Freud's Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality is one of the pillars on which modern
Psychoanalysis rests and one of the five major works re-examined on their centenary. Lisa Appignanesi talks to psychoanalyst Adam Phillips about the first of these essays, Sexual Aberrations. In it Freud explains why our
Sexual instinct is an irresistible force. Producer Pam Rutherford


Talks: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Adam Phillips

: The Wine Programme

2/5 Novelist Joanne Harris talks about the connections between wine and literature (in particular its place in her own novel, Blackberry Wine). Listeners may join Joanne Harris and presenter Oz Clarke for an interactive tasting.
TEXT: [number removed]
Producer Paula McGinley


Talks: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Joanne Harris
Presenter: Oz Clarke
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Beyond Belief

11/13. Ernie Rea talks to his guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Janet McLarty


Talks: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

8/11. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Linda Smith and Graham Norton are the guests for the venerable panel game, which returns to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. 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.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Yvonne Arnaud
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Archers

Oliver keeps the peace.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine programme. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Trilby

6/10. Having been jilted by Trilby, who has run away with the charismatic but sinister Svengali, Billee returns from Paris in despair. Then, later at a party, he hears rumours about their relationship that appal him. Dramatised from George du Maurier 's novel by Melissa Murray.
Other parts played by Emily Wachter and Robert Hastle
Music by David Pickvance ; Director Cherry Cookson Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George du Maurier
Novel By: Melissa Murray.
Played By: Emily Wachter
Unknown: Robert Hastle
Music By: David Pickvance
Director: Cherry Cookson
Svengali: Roger Allam
Trilby: Alison Pettltt
Billee: Bertie Carvel
The Laird: Harry Myers
Gecko: Stephen Hoqan
Beatrice: Susan Jameson
MrWrightman: Huqh Dickson
Receptionist: Jason Chan

: The Relchsmarschall's Table

The extraordinary story of Hermann Goering 's favourite restaurant is told by historian Giles MacDonogh. In 1927 Goering arrived in Berlin, flat broke after years of exile.
Having a taste for the high life - and a mission from Hitler to cultivate the rich and famous - he approached Otto Horcher , owner of Berlin's most fashionable restaurant, asking for credit. So began a relationship that would see Goering propelled to the upper echelons of political power, with Horcher establishing a gourmet empire. But soon, Horcher, who was no Nazi, realised he must make a spectacular escape from the Reich. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Hermann Goering
Unknown: Giles MacDonogh.
Unknown: Otto Horcher
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Crossing Continents

5/8. Niger. Nearly eight per cent of the population of Niger in West Africa are believed to be slaves. For generations whole families have been at the mercy of their masters, working round the clock for, at best, food and accommodation. Gerry Northam travels to Niger to discover why, despite a law making slavery illegal, it is proving difficult to Stamp Out. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: ice Age Britain

2/2. Still in the Freezer Scattered all over Britain are remnants of the Ice Age. Howard Stableford takes a whistle-stop tour of these islands in search of these remains. Here he discovers that glaciers actually left our land a very short time ago. But will the ice age return? Producer Mary Colwell


Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime

: A Short History of Tractorsin Ukrainian
6/10. As Vera and Nadia plot to extract their aged father from an unsuitable and increasingly expensive marriage of convenience, the voluptuous Valentina is set to thwart them. Sian Thomas reads Marina Lewycka 's wry story of emigration, immigration, feuding and families, abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Marina Lewycka
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

1/5. By Richard Mabey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Mabey.

: World Today

: News

: News

: Health Matters

Lost Children

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Gathering
Light (2/5)

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