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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Coming Home

3/5. Missing. What had gone for ever? From townscapes Physically altered by bomb damage to much more personal losses, such as bereavement and displacement, the programme explores the absences and gaps left behind by the Second World War. With Charles Wheeler. Producer Mark Burman Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Charles Wheeler.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Daily Service

Presented by Mgr Tony Rogers. King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai). Ephesians 2, vv13-18. Christ Comes, the Promised Peace of God (Modlin). Put Peace into Each Other's Hands (St Columba). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

3/5. Introduction to She. Margaret Atwood praises an old Potboiler of a book with an infamous heroine and asks Why it gripped her. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Margaret Atwood

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Thousand Days in Venice: an Unexpected Romance By Malena de Blasi. 3/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Malena de Blasi.

: Barbed Wire Ballads

Miles Kington visits Berlin to hear a secret archive recorded in German prisoner of war camps during the First World War. Prisoners from across the continent ana from every region of Britain recited Bible verses, poems, drinking songs, jokes and life stories. Listening to shellac discs and wax cylinders, Miles hears the voices of those prisoners and sets out to trace their stories and that or the archive itself. Producer Julian Adamson


Producer: Julian Adamson

: Baggage

6/6 NewYear, New Life. It's Edinburgh. It's Hogmanay. It's time for resolution. Caroline is determinedly moving on, Fiona may be moving back, and Ruth is definitely staying exartlv where she is. Comedy drama by Hilary Lyon Hilary Lyon
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Alistair: Peter Capaldi
Simeon: Stuart McQuarrie

: You and Yours

With Sheila McClennon and John Waite.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

5/6. Marcus du Sautoy , Paul Lamford and Stephen Buxton are on the panel for more brain games, hosted uy Chris Maslanka. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy
Unknown: Paul Lamford
Unknown: Stephen Buxton
Unknown: Chris Maslanka.
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Moving Day

Two very different couples are moving on the same day.
A mix-up occurs and when each couple discovers the other's belongings, they rediscover some forgotten things about each other. By Alexandra Campbell.
Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Alexandra Campbell.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Simon: William Gaunt
Cherry: Joanna David
Ned: Alan Cox
Lauren: Daniela Nardini
Seamus: Sean Barrett
Dave: Roqer Watkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions put by gardeners in Bedfordshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
3.25 () Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: The Tsunami Memorial Service

Direct from St Paul 's Cathedral and in the presence of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, bereaved relatives, aid workers, and politicians come together to rememoer the Tsunami disaster of Boxing Day 2004. The service is led by the Dean of St Paul's, the Very Rev Dr John Moses , and the sermon is preached by Dr Rowan Williams , tne Archbishop Of Canterbury. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Dr John Moses
Unknown: Dr Rowan Williams
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Dangerous Calm: Stories by ElizabethTaylor

3/5. The Benefactress. A publican's wife attempts to improve her reputation through acts of charity. Abridged by Richard Hamilton , and read by Joanna David. For details see Monday


Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Read By: Joanna David.

: Subway

3/5. Joe Oueenan meets New York's ex-mayor Ed Koch to find out how the city turned around the subway s reputation as one of the most dangerous places on earth. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joe Oueenan
Unknown: Ed Koch

: Thinking Allowed

Although at the time of the foot-and-mouth epidemic there was substantial media coverage, little is actually known of the social cost for farmers and their communities. Laurie Taylor looks at the legacy of the disease for rural villages and how farmers perceptions of the countryside changed for ever. producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Building a Healthier Britain

2/4 Cot Death. How can scientists protect infants at risk from cot death? Richard Hannaford investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

1/6. Armando lannucci welcomes you to five glorious years of topical comedy, chat and big, jig fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre.
With special guests. Producer David Tyler


Presenter: Armando Iannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Tom enjoys mixing business with pleasure. For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: FrontRow

Kirsty Lang chairs the arts show and has the first night verdict on a new staging of The Philadelphia Story, Starring Kevin Spacey. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Kevin Spacey.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Thousand Days in Venice: an UnexpectedRomance

3/5 Mariena starts to settle into domesticity with the stranger and trys to transform his bachelor pad. By
Marlena de Blasi. For cast and details see Mon Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Marlena de Blasi.
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Inside the Ethics Committee

New series 1/3. Every day, life-or-death decisions are being made in hospitals by clinical ethics committees. Vivienne Parry and a panel of experts test the moral foundation of these decisions as each week they discuss a reaHife case, examining testimonies from patients, relatives and medical staff.
Producer Beth Eastwood Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Power Eating

1/3. The first time Margaret Thatcher met
Mikhail Gorbachev , she discovered over the course of the lunch that he was a man she could "do business with". Anne Perkins recalls some significant political meals. Producer Jane Ashley Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Frontiers

6/6. Theory of Everything. For hundreds of years, physicists have believed that the laws of the universe could be underpinned by a single theory. This grand theory would answer some of the biggest questions in science, such as what happened before the Big Bang, the nature of dark matter, and even the inner workings of a quark. Peter Evans talks to the scientists at the forefront of this research, racing to discover this holy grail of physics. producer Alexandra Feachem


Talks: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Coming Home

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Late Call

3/10. Sylvia is gradually beginning to master all the electronic gadgets in her son's house but it will take her far longer to come to terms with the new way of life in Carshall New Town. By Angus Wilson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Angus Wilson.

: Laurence and Gus: Untold Stories

5/6. I'm Not the Man You Used to Be. Laurence and Gus tell another story about one of life's unsung heroes. This week, long-lost identical twins are reunited but find they have less in common than they had hoped. Starring and written by Gus Brown and Laurence Howarth , with Alex Lowe and Katy Brand. Producer Helen Williams


Written By: Gus Brown
Written By: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Katy Brand.
Producer: Helen Williams

: Paperback Hell

5/6. This week, celebrity lifestyle gurus Gilly Haberdasher and Dr Graham Golden read from their tie-in book to the strangely popular TV programme How Not to Live. More spoof comedy starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Dan Tetsell , and Alex Lowe.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell ; Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Dr Graham Golden
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: Taking the Mick

2/2. HomeandAway. As scandal shook the south and peace broke out in the north, a new kind of Irish comedy was born. For details see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Pursuits

3/5. By Margaret AtwOOd. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

: Analysis

: News

: Slavery Today

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Reith Lectures (3/3)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's
Mate (4/10) by Patrick O'Brian


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian

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