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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. 0 Thou Who Through
This Holy Week (St Mary). Mark 11, vv12-21. Remember Now, Lord, Our Offences (Purcell). My Song Is Love
Unknown (Love Unknown). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Singers: John Powell

: Book of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson

1/5. Childhood. As a boy, Stevenson was often confined to bed with mystery illnesses, giving him time to develop his Imagination and fantasies. Written by Claire Harman , read by David Tennant. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Claire Harman
Read By: David Tennant.
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Only in London By Hanan Al-Shayk . V5. 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 gooa retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shayk

: Out in Force

In a follow-up to his programme The Race Course, which followed officers on a course tackling institutionalised racism in the police, Mike Thomson is again granted access to a ground-breaking initiative to tackle homophobia within the police force.


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Producer: Edward Main

: Just Plain Gardening

3/4. The Schools Inspector. At the St Privet's School for Lady Gardeners the school is brought to the edge of extinction by a silver-edged double herbaceous peony. By Jyll Bradley.
Other parts played by Alex Treqear and Emily Wachter Producer/Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Jyll Bradley.
Played By: Alex Treqear
Played By: Emily Wachter
Miss Bowermount: Patrick Barlow
Iris: Emma Kennedy
Lady Hanbury: Susan James
Mr Parsons: Nicholas Boulton
Miss Lovegrove: Anna Chancellor
Violet: Naomi Radcliffe
Clover: Sophie Thompson

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Mark Mardell.


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: Round Britain Quiz

6/12. Scotland take on Wales in the cryptic quiz. Nick Clarke is in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Pickle King

An East-meets-West tale of love and hope, by Jacob Rajan and Justin Lewis, set in the faded glory of the New Zealand Empire Hotel. Ammachy runs the hotel with an iron fist but has one big problem - her niece Sasha will not be married. Sasha knows she must not marry because she is cursed - everything she loves dies. And then one night Mr G Reaper checks in to the hotel and everything changes.


Writer: Jacob Rajan
Writer: Justin Lewis
Music: Conrad Wedde
Music performed by: Ben Wilcock
Producer/Director: Katherine Beacon
Sasha: Mina Anwar
Jojo: Paul Bhattacharjee
Ammachy: Leena Dhingra
G. Reaper: David Fleeshman

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests.
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Chris A'Court

: Spring Collection: The Universal Aunt

1/4. In her stiff, grey tweed coat 11-year-old Beverley is making the long journey back to her dreaded boarding school. As she passes through the sliding doors at the airport exit, she scans the crowd. Then a woman steps forward, smiling. By Candy Neubert, read by Jacqueline Tong. Producer Kate McAII


Author: Candy Neubert
Reader: Jacqueline Tong.
Producer: Kate McAll

: Holy Tears: Tears of Grief

1/4 Four Biblical verses about tears, beginning with King David grieving for his son
Absalom "O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you - O Absalom, my son, my son!" Four men describe the effect these verses have had on them as fathers.


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: The Wine Programme

3/6 Philosopher and wine lover Professor Roger Scruton talks about the connections between wine and philosophy. Listeners may join Professor Scruton and presenter Oz Clarke for an interactive tasting. TEXT: [number removed]
Shortened repeat on Sunday at 12.30pm
Sparkling cranberry jellies: page 41


Presenter: Oz Clarke
Guest: Professor Roger Scruton
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Beyond Belief

12/13. 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

9/11. Linda Smith , Tony Hawks, Chris Neill and Tim Rice try not to hesitate, repeat or deviate. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair at the Mermaid Theatre, London. 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: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Tom does some serious networking.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Maria, Full of Grace, which won its young Colombian star Catalina Sandino Moreno an Oscar nomination for best actress, playing a drug "mule" on her way to America. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Catalina Sandino Moreno
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Only In London

1/5. A Tin Box with Wings. As a flight from Dubai touches down in London, three people from different corners of the Arab world are thrown together: beautiful, lost Lamis; the lively Moroccan Amira; and her new friend Samir, who, like her, loves not wisely but too well. By Hanan Al-Shayk , dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Other parts played by Nick Maloney and Nina Wadla
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Deborah Paige Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shayk
Dramatised By: Shelley Silas.
Played By: Nick Maloney
Played By: Nina Wadla
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Deborah Paige
Lamis: Suzanna Nour
Nicholas: Tom Beard
Amira: Shappi Khorsandl
Samir: Nitzan Sharron
Nicholas's father: John Rowe
Alison: Helen Schlesinger
Khalid: Daryl Moore
Lamis's father: Nadim Sawalha
Lamis's mother: Nina Wadia
BT Employee 1: Nick Malonev

: Dumped: the Underwater Naval Graveyard

During the Second World War, a Fleet Air Arm Observer Training School was established in Trinidad where hundreds of young men undertook their training. At the end of the war, many of their planes were dumped into the ocean. This is the story of two veterans as they travel back to Trinidad to relive their memories, find out more about the dumping and bid a final farewell to their friends. Producer Sian Price

: Crossing Continents

6/8. Turkey. In December 2004 Turkey officially knocked on the door of the EU. All sides seem to agree that the journey to full membership is at least 15-20 years away. It will take that long for Turkey to shake off its old image as a human-rights abuser. As Nici Marx reports, Turkey wants to show the sceptics that it can change. Repeated from Thu


Unknown: Nici Marx

: The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro are melting so fast that scientists predict that, by 2020, the famous snow cap will have disappeared. Euan Mcllwraith journeys to Tanzania and the top of this iconic mountain to investigate. Producers Lynne Mennie and Holly Booth


Unknown: Euan McLlwraith
Producers: Lynne Mennie

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

1/10. Ian McEwan 's new novel, abridged by Alison Joseph and read by Robert Glenister , describes a day in the life of surgeon Henry Perowne , who is comfortable and happy with his London life. That is, until world events dictate otherwise and other occurences make him face a local danger. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Abridged By: Alison Joseph
Read By: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Henry Perowne
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis from Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson

1/5. By Claire Harman. Repeated from 9.45am


Author: Claire Harman

: World Today

: News

: News

: Health Matters

Lost Children

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Opening Lines (2/5)
For details see yesterday

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