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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: 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 Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: 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: On Being African

1/5. The Dark Child. The first of the week s extracts from autobiographical works of writers across Africa is written by Camara Laye. Born in 1924 in what was then described as French Guinea, it was this memoir of his childhood that launched his career as a writer in 1954. It's a poignant, sometimes nostalgic account of a distant era. This extract features an encounter with a snake and some wise words from his father. Translated by James Kirkup , read by BenOnukwe. Producer Jill Waters Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Camara Laye.
Translated By: James Kirkup

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Light of the World
(Hughes). John 14, vv 1-7; vv 15-17, There is a Redeemer
(Green). Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 6/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: The Pilgrim Mothers

The exodus from Britain of women who married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War was one of the strangest migrations in modern history. Edi Stark meets the women who gambled their whole lives on love. Producers Luisa Stucchi and Lynne Mennie


Producers: Luisa Stucchi
Producers: Lynne Mennie

: BaggyTrousers

2/2. Jennings and Darbishire. Jennings and his sidekick
Darbishire are mischievous schoolboys of the classic Kinu.
Is there no end to the damage they can inflict? Especially when it is Jennings's birthday. By Anthony Buckendge.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Anthony Buckendge.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Jennings: Felix Still
Darbishire: Luke Newberry
Venables: Ben Borwiecki
Matron: Rebecca Front
MrWilkins: Alex Lowe

: 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 Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

3/13. The third heat of the general knowledge music quiz. NedSherrinisinthechair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Last Days of Gordon Springer

Gordon Springer has an almost god-like power over the office network. He can tap into any of his colleagues personal secrets whenever he likes. Gordon isn't a spy. He's the IT manager.


Writer: Richard Stevens
Director: Fiona McAlpine
Gordon: Karl Theobald
Dave: Stephen Mangan
Frank: David Horovitch
Linda: Jasmine Hyde
Rachel: Regina Freedman
Debbie: Catherine Shepherd
Camilla: Lara Haworth
Hyacinth: Alicya Eyo

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Paul Lewis and his guests. producer Sarah Parfitt PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sarah Parfitt

: Poor, Obscure, Plain and Little

1/5. Mad Girls in the Attic. A week of stories inspired by Charlotte Bronte's characters, marking the 150th anniversary of her death, begins with a tale by Michele Roberts. Sophie, Adele's French maid at Thornf leld Hall, tells of her life there as she travels back to Frances. Read by Deborah McAndrew. Producer GaynorMacfarlane


Unknown: Michele Roberts.
Read By: Deborah McAndrew.

: Africa's Fourth Estate

1/5. In the past decade a media revolution in Africa has changed the way Africans view the world, their thinking and their expectations. Journalist Adam Lusekelo meets the continent's key communication figures. Today it s the turn of Reginald Mengi , a businessman who privately owns or controls almost 70 per cent of Tanzania's media, previously in government hands. What are the implications of this dramatic shift in media control and is this healthy for the country's emerging democracy? producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Reginald Mengi
Producer: Ruth Evans

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes travels to India to celebrate the pungent prince Of spices - pepper. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes

: Four Corners

8/13 The discussion programme that debates issues that unite and divide people across the globe. Introduced by Anne Mackenzie. Producer Anne Brown


Introduced By: Anne MacKenzie.
Producer: Anne Brown

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

7/7 Exchanging quotations and anecdotes are the satirist Alistair Beaton , broadcaster Sue MacGregor , journalist Andi ew Mueller and comedian Simon Munnery. Hosted by Nigel Rees. 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 game, 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].


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Simon Munnery.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Introduced By: Nigel Rees

: The Archers

Eddie brings home the bacon.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Marka Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Marka Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Backward Shadow

6/10. Jane can't understand why Dottie has been so prickly over Christmas, but the grand opening of the shop distracts both from their worries. By Lynne Reid Banks , dramatised by Juliet Ace.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks
Dramatised By: Juliet Ace.
Director: Alison Hindell
jane: Lynne Seymour
Dottie: Rachel Atkins
Toby: John McAndrew
Henry: Simon Ludders
Dora: Slriol Jenkins
John: Trevor Laird
Mrs Stephens: Manon Edwards
Ted: Don McCorkindale
Joanna: Nickie Rainsford
Billy Lee: Lesley Rooney

: The Things We Forgot To Remember

2/4. The Spanish Armada. We remember a lot about the Spanish Armada of 1588: Drake and his game of bowls,
Elizabeth I on Tilbury Docks, a glorious naval victory - but are we remembering the right history? Michael Portillo investigates the real history of the Armada and its legacy and asks why we've forgotten so much. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Cashier Number Six, Please

Automated voices are everywhere: on railway stations, in the post office, on the phone, around the home. Humans or machines? Meet the talking kitchen, the man who says sorry more than anyone else, and the speakers who reach a captive audience of tens of millions every month. With music by lain Ballamy and Ashley Slater. "For further assistance, please tune in." Producers Peter McHugh and John Goudie


Unknown: Ashley Slater.
Producers: Peter McHugh
Producers: John Goudie

: Nature

2/8. Birds of Paradise. David Attenborough and natural-history film-maker Huw Cordey share a fascination for birds of paradise. In conversation with Brett Westwood , they shed light on the lives of these beautiful creatures, that have been the stuff of myth, the centrepiece of ceremony for the tribes of Papua New Guinea, and the subject of scientific curiosity over millennia. it's a fascinating, intriguing, colourful, and noisy story. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Huw Cordey
Unknown: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mrs Sartoris

1/5. Margarethe's present life in a stultifying German provincial town seems agreeable enough, until echoes of the past intrude as a meeting takes place. Elke Schmitter 's novel, translated by Carol Janeway
Brown, and abridged by Katrin Williams , has echoes of a German Madame Bovary as events romantic and criminal unfold in a small town. Read by Stella Gonet. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Elke Schmitter
Translated By: Carol Janeway
Abridged By: Katrin Williams
Unknown: Madame Bovary
Read By: Stella Gonet.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: On Being African

1/5. The Dark Child. An extract from Camara Laye 's autobiography. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Camara Laye

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian (2/10) For details see yesterday

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