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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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: Chernobyl strawberries

1/5. TheNameoftheMother. How would you make sense of your life if you thought it might end tomorrow? Vesna Goldsworthy reads from her memoirs of her. Yugoslavian childhood and heritage, written in response to a lifetheatening illness. Abridged by Yvonne Antrobus. Producer Nicholas Jones Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy
Abridged By: Yvonne Antrobus.
Producer: Nicholas Jones

: Daily Service

Presented by the Very Rev Ken Riley. Awake, Ye Servants of the Lord (Narenza). Acts 12, vvH2. A Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (White). Thy Hand, 0 God, Has
Guided (Thornbury). With Harrogate Ladies College
Chapel Choir. Director of music David Andrews.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Unknown: St Richard
Music: David Andrews.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Passover By Margaret Wilkinson. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson.

: Married to Teacher

Teachers strive to give everything for their pupils, and students always admire a great teacher, but what happens when they fall in love? Rosie Goldsmith takes a frank and in-depth look at the secret affairs that can ignu in the classroom. Producer Sarah Cuddon


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: The Club of Queer Trades

4/6. The Singular Speculation of the House Agent
Rupert suspects that a mad military adventurer is a rogue, and follows him. Basil and Charlie join Rupert n the snoop, with entertaining consequences. G.K. Chesterton's comedy crime stories, dramatised by Simon Littlefield.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Dramatised By: Simon Little
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Basil: David Warner
Rupert: Martin Freeman
Charlie: Geoffrey McGivern
Lieutenant Keith: Jeff Harding
The constable: Martin Hyder
Montmorency: Simon Jones

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Election Call

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


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Travel Sick

A comedy about love and logic in which William, a hypochondriac Englishman played by Trevor Lock , Journeys across Peru in search of true love and himself. Written Dy Trevor Lock and Sem Devillart. Producer Helen Williams


Played By: Trevor Lock
Played By: Sem Devillart.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Brighton Women .

1/5. Lynne Truss presents five original stories each celebrating the life of an important woman in Brighton's history, recorded at the town's new Jubilee Library.
Looking Out to Sea. Judy Cornwell reads the story ot the 18th-century Brighton "dipper" Martha Gunn. Producer Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Martha Gunn.
Producer: Celia de Wolff

: Routemasters

1/5. The Blue and the Green. A celebration of some familiar, but largely unrecognised design classics of the road system. Today Joe Kerr meets one half of the partnership who in the 1960s came up with the distinctive look Of British road Signs. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon examines the growing popularity of vegetable box schemes - where organic veg is delivered direct by the farmer to your door - and asks whether they are remaining true to their roots. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: FourComers

4/13. Another debate on the issues that unite and divide people across the globe. Introduced by Anne Mackenzie. ProducerAmberDawson


Introduced By: Anne MacKenzie.

: PM

'News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

3/7 Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Germaine Greer , writer and television adapter Andrew Davies comedian Richard Herring and Tales from the Dales author Gervase Phinn. The reader is William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this acclaimed Radio 4 panel aame selected and introduced by Nigel Rees , are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed]19.


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Gervase Phinn.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

Jack and Peggy hope for the best.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

William Nicholson , whose new novel The Trial of True Love reflects on the phenomenon of love at first sight, talks to Mark Lawson in this edition of the arts show. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: William Nicholson
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Passover

1/5 Horseradish. A family gather for the traditional
Passover dinner in New York City in 1960. But why has Moe invited a mystery guest? By Margaret Wilkinson.
Producer/director Nadia Molinari Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Moe: Harry Towb
Irving: Kerry Shale
Lillian: Abigail Thaw
Estelle: Lorelei King
Glenn: Alex Jennings

: Return to Saigon

Thirty years after the fall of Saigon and 26 years after her arrival in Alabama as a Vietnamese refugee,
Megan Williams (born Hoang Mong Thu ) travels back to her Asian homeland to face up to both fond and painful memories. She visits the rubber plantation where she was forced to work by the communist regime in the aftermath of the war and encounters old friends and colleagues she left behind for the democracy of America. Williams explores the history and culture of the Vietnamese people and their experience of the communist state.
Producer Jo Meek More recollections of the Vietnam War feature in Michael Nicholson 's Vietnam Notebook on Radio 2 tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Megan Williams
Unknown: Hoang Mong Thu
Producer: Jo Meek
Unknown: Michael Nicholson

: 1 Will Survive

- The song that started life with lyrics written on a brown paper bag has become one of the most empowering
- pop songs ever recorded. Gloria Gaynor 's 1979 transatlantic number one remains one of the defining hits of the disco era. With its story of a woman changing from "at first I was afraid, I was petrified" to telling her man to "go on now, go, walk out the door", it has become not just a karaoke classic, but a lifeline for people with every sort of problem - dumped women, gay men, the woman who sang it for hours on a capsized boat in the middle of the ocean. Paul Gambaccini and Gloria Gaynor analyse the song's strengths, while the men and women who have found meaning and significance in it tell their stories. producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Gloria Gaynor
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Gloria Gaynor
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Life with....

2/3. Pink Pigeons. Twenty-six years ago conservationist Carl Jones went to the island of Mauritius - once home to the dodo - to try stop the unique Mauritian pink pigeon from sharing the dodo's fate of becoming extinct.
Surrounded by ebony forests and giant tortoises, he tells Grant Sonnex what his life's work has taught him, and why he is optimistic for the future of conservation worldwide. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Carl Jones
Unknown: Grant Sonnex
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

1/10. David Soul reads TC Boyle's book.
Delaney Mossbacher is driving home to his affluent suburb in the hills above Los Angeles when he accidentally knocks over a poor Mexican pedestrian. Abridger/Producer Jane Marshall


Unknown: David Soul
Unknown: Delaney Mossbacher
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: Chernobyl Strawberries

1/5. Vesna Goldsworthy 's memoirs. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: A Year in the Arab/Israeli Crisis (1/4)

Edward Stourton takes a look at the past 12 months in the conflict that has poisoned the Middle East

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Wrong about Japan (2/5) For details see yesterday

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