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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naugnue.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naugnue.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his 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 the Rev Tony Burnham. Awake, Awake,
Fling Off the Night! (Deus Tuorum Militum). Mark 1, vv21-27.
Teach Me, 0 Lord (Attwood). Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands).
With the St Nicholas Singers. Director of music Stuart Keen.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Stuart Keen.

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

1/5. Robert Elms reads his own account of a "life in threads", entranced by clothes and style. Growing up on a London council estate in the 1960s, Robert finds that looking smart is in his blood.
(Repeated at 12.30am)


Author/Reader: Robert Elms
Abridged by: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 16/20. 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 [web address removed] and from an good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: George Eliot

: The Age Gap

The former Speaker of the House, Lord Weatherill, has a motto: "Tell me and I forget, remind me and I remember, but involve me and I understand". Employing his motto, can he enthuse a group of Croydon sixth-formers with his passion for Parliament? producer Sally Flatman


Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Club of Queer Trades

3/6. The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit. When Basil leaps at a distressed reverend, demanding to see him without his whiskers, Charlie and Rupert believe he has taken leave of his senses. Comedy crime story by G.K. Chesterton, dramatised by Simon Littlefield, and starring Alexei Sayle.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Story By: G.K. Chesterton
Dramatised By: Simon Littlefield
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Basil: David Warner
Rupert: Martin Freeman
Charlie: Geoffrey McGivern
Rev Shorter: Richard Griffiths
Mowbray: Nell Edmond
Brett: Matthew Holness
The constable: Martin Hyder
James: Alexei Sayle

: You and Yours

Including a special report by Shari Vahl on the scams at
British cable TV channel Auction World TV. And voting starts in the programme's attempt to find the most significant technological innovation o the last 200 years.
Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Vote via the website: bbc.co.uk/radio4/youandyours
PHONE: [number removed] (calls charged at your operator national rate; mobile charges may vary)


Unknown: Shari Vahl
Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Election Call

the general
A chance for listeners to put their views on the general election direct to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12 noon


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Little Pictures

A serious comedy about three men on a night out, featuring love, loss and football. Written by Mike Akers ,
Producer Marc Beeby


Written By: Mike Akers
Producer: Marc Beeby
Smithy: Ben Crowe
Dazzer: Jonathan Jones
Gal: Jim Sturgess

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis answers listeners' personal finance questions.
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Chris A'Court


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: The Pennine Way: The Bride Doll

1/5. Two landladies vie for the affections of one of their walkers. The story finds echoes in interviews with May Fussey and Joan Hayes real landladies on the Pennine Way. Written by Lesley Glaister and read by Judith Barker. The first in a week-long series of stories specially commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Pennine Way. Producer Janet Graves
Alan Titchmarsh goes for a good walk: page 44


Unknown: Joan Hayes
Written By: Lesley Glaister
Read By: Judith Barker
Producer: Janet Graves

: Room with a View

1/5. Northmoor Road, Oxford. In a small study in a north Oxford house, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the first of a series in which he visits rooms where history was made,
Allan Beswick talks to Humphrey Carpenter (who died in January this year), biographer of Tolkien, in the room Where Middle Earth was born. Producer Sarah Conkey


Talks: Allan Beswick
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Sarah Conkey

: The Food Programme

Pin farmers Peter Gott and Jimmy Doherty (of BBC2's s
Jimmy's Farm) travel to Italy with Sheila Dillon to find out why Italian pork producers are able to make more money than them. Producer Margaret Collins


Unknown: Peter Gott
Unknown: Jimmy Doherty
Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: Four Comers

3/13. Issues that unite and divide us across the globe. Introduced by Gavin Esler. Producer Amber Dawson


Introduced By: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

2/7 Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are theatre maverick Ken Campbell , surgeon and writer Dr Peter MacDonald , poet Ruth Padel and The
Times columnist Mary Ann Sieghart. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of Quote.... Unquote, selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are available on audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Dr Peter MacDonald
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

Matt meets the competition.
For cast see page 51 Repeated tomorrow at Zpm

: Front Row

Arts news with Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Middlemarch

16/20. Revelations. Rosy makes a startling revelation to Ladislaw, who also finds out the truth about the past. And the Lydgates face financial problems. By George Flint Dramatised bv Judith Adams.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated from 10.45am


Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Dorothea: Caroline Martin
Ladislaw: Richard Dillane
Vincy: Roger Allam
Sir James: Roger Allam
Mrs Vincy: Rachel Atkins
Celia: Candida Benson
Rosy: Katherine Igoe
Dr Lydgate: Tom Goodman-Hill
Fred: Nick Fletcher
Hawley: Nick Fletcher
Mary: Laura Doddinqton
Tantripp: Laura Doddinqton
Farebrother: Martin Hyder
Chichley: Martin Hyder
Mrs Farebrother: Elizabeth Garvie
Bulstrode: Ron Cook
Trumbull: Hugh Dickson
Mawmsey: Hugh Dickson
Brooke: Karl Johnson
Raffles: Karl Johnson
Caleb: Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Garth: Sally Dexter
Mrs Cadwallader: Sally Dexter
Chairman: Matthew Marsh
Cadwallader: Matthew Marsh

: My Enemy, My Friend

Fifty years ago British forces were engaged in a brutal and terrifying battle against an unknown enemy that operated in secret cells hidden within mainstream society. The place was Kenya and the enemy, the feared and savage Mau Mau. This is the story of Eric Holyoak, a white European settler who, with a group of captured Mau Mau fighters, developed new counter-insurgency techniques that were to change the entire course of the war.


Producer: Mark Alden

: The Surfing Rabbi and the Long, Long Run

What's God got to do with surfing? Everything, according to Nachum Shifren , known to LA longboarders as "the surfing rabbi". He argues that the disciplines of surfing are analogous to the requirements of orthodox Judaism. His story is echoed by followers of the mystic Sri Chinmoy , who believe that one path to enlightenment is to run huge distances in "self-transcendence" races. We join them at the start of a competition to see who can run the furthest in 24 hours. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Nachum Shifren
Unknown: Sri Chinmoy
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: A Life with....

New series 1/3. Kanzi. Kanzi is a bonobo (a close relative of the chimp) whom Sue Savage Rumbaugh has taught to understand English and to communicate by means of a keyboard. Presenter Grant Sonnex has an extraordinary meeting with both Sue and Kanzi. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Savage Rumbaugh
Presenter: Grant Sonnex
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of Plaid Cymru.


Unknown: Plaid Cymru.

: Book at Bedtime: Old Fifth

6/10. Sir Edward Feathers (known as Old Filth - Failed In London Try Hong Kong) has decided to reunite with his girl cousins. But will their shared secret ever be discussed? Martin Jarvis continues his reading of Jane Gardam 's new novel, abridged by Neville Teller. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Scottish National Party.

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

1/5. Robert Elms 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert Elms

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Will in the World (2/5) For details see yesterday

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