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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


Unknown: Desmond Tutu.

: Farming Today

Miriam O'Reilly reports from the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: CaféAfrica

1/11. Morocco. The first in a series of snapshots of a day in the life of a continent: whistle-stop visits to cafes across Africa and the people who use them. Producer Matthew Dodd


Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Today

Introduced by Sarah Montague in London and James Naughtie in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Introduced By: Sarah Montague
Introduced By: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Onaiyekan

: Cafe Africa

2/11. Cairo. For details see 5.58am

: Midweek

Among Libby Purves 's guests is Tim Buckley , headmaster of Tithe Barn School in Stockport, taking par in the BBC s World Class initiative to twin 1,000 UK schools with Schools in Africa. Producer Chris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Tim Buckley

: Cafe Africa

3/11. Tamale. For details see 5.58am

: Daily Service

The Rev Rogers Govender from South Africa, and Nigerian
Emmanuel lyoha, lead prayers and reflections focusing on Africa, with music from different African regions.


Unknown: Rogers Govender

: Book of the Week: On Being African

3/5. A Woman Alone. Bessie Head was born in South Africa in 1937 but later went into exile in Botswana where sne lived in a small rural community. Her memoir tells of the dignity and kindness of those who suffer extreme poverty. Read by Adjoa AndOh. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Bessie Head

: Woman's Hour ,

The programme travels to Ghana to investigate the tradition of African fostering and asks whether there are lessons for Britain as UK fostering laws are reformed after the death of Victoria Climbie. Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow 8/10. By Lynne Reid Banks.


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

: Cafe Africa

4/11. Ethiopia. For details see 5.58am

: Bricks and Mortals

the 2/4. Llanthony Priory. Historian John Davies travels to the Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains in Wales to introduce some of the characters who might have lived or worked at Llanthony Priory, now the Abbey Hotel. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: John Davies
Producer: Kate McAll

: The Papers of AJ Wentworth (Retd)

2/4. OutandAbout Fate leads Wentworth into the path of Mrs Fitch. By HF Ellis , adapted by Emma Kennedy.
Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Mrs Fitch.
Unknown: Hf Ellis
Adapted By: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone
Wentworth: Chris Lanqham
Mrs Wheeler/Mrs Ripley/Mrs Fitch: Sophie Thompson
Mr Jellaby/Mr Bennett: Philip Jackson
Miss Stephens: Selina Griffiths
Grimley/Fred: Giles Terera
Mrs Bretton/Mrs Jellaby: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Mr Williams/Colonel: Andrew Westfield
Operator/Mrs Mathers: Rosie Armstrong
Geoffrey: Felix Still
William: Luke Newberry
German lady: Emma Kennedy

: You and Yours

Including a report on the millions of pounds sent to Africa every year by people who come to the UK to work. Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: 56 Cafe Africa

5/11. Lunch. For details see 5.58am

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Write Stuff

New series 1/6. The literary quiz returns with James Walton presiding over team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Simon Brett and Peter Kemp.
Lord Byron is this week's author and subject of pastiche, and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Peter Kemp.
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Cafe Africa

6/11. Uganda. For details see 5.58am

: Afternoon Play: Hans Christian Andersen

1/2. The Kiss of theIce Maiden. Fairy tales and history are intertwined in Hattie Naylor 's life of Hans Christian Andersen, a story that begins in the spinning rooms of a lunatic asylum in Denmark and ends wren international acclaim for his work. Concludes tomorrow.
Music composed by director Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Unknown: Hans Christian
Director: Paul Dodgson
Grandmother: Rachel Atkins
Young Hans: Jonathan Bullock
Father: Ben Crowe
Tea Cup dog: Daniel Goode
Ice Maiden: Catherine Harvey
Mette: Helen Longworth
Older Hans: Tim McMullan
Mother: Louise Plowright

: NetworkAfrica

A chance to hear today's edition of the BBC World Service breakfast show for Africa. Presented by Bola Mosuro.


Presented By: Bola Mosuro.

: Poor, Obscure, Plain and Little

3/5 What Is Chosen. Diana Rivers from Jane Eyre discovers a great deal about herself as a result of getting to know her cousin Jane. By Elizabeth Reeder , read by Barbara Marten. For details see Monday


Unknown: Diana Rivers
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Unknown: Elizabeth Reeder
Read By: Barbara Marten.

: Africa's Fourth Estate

3/5. Urunana is a radio soap modelled on The Archers that is broadcast in Rwanda. In a country where 11 per cent of the people are HIV-positive, the programme tackles taboo sexual-health issues and works to build peace and reconciliation after the genocide of 1994. Radio was then used to whip up hatred: now Urunana's enormous popularity has restored Rwandans' respect for the media. Adam Lusekelo investigates. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo

: Thinking Allowed

In 2003 Laurie Taylor travelled to Cape Town to learn about the other side of this celebrated tourist spot. He revisits some of the issues uncovered then as he retraces his steps, analysing the changes that have taken place in areas such as crime and violence, land reform and intellectual life. Producer Gavin Heard


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: Cafe Africa

7/11. Afternoon tea. For details see 5.58am

: Building a Healthier Britain

4/4. Social Status. New research suggests that a higher status at work leads to longer life-expectancy. A report by Richard Hannaford. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Richard Hannaford.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. Armando lannucci welcomes you to five glorious years of topical comedy, Chat and big, big fibs. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Nigel steps into the breach.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Cafe Africa

8/11. An early-evening cup of coffee.
For details see 5.58am

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang investigates how museums around Britain are rethinking their displays and collections of African art, meets the Zanzibar-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah , and reports on Konono No 1, a band from the Congo who mix traditional instruments and contemporary electronics.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Backward Shadow

8/10. Jane has renewed her friendship with John but everything seems over betwen her and Toby. By
Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Any Questions?: Africa Special

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a special edition, hosted by the Royal African Society, with questions put to a panel by an audience at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
London, concerning political, economic and social issues facing Africa today. Producer Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: An Earth Made for Life

2/3. In her exploration of the evolution of life on Earth,
Gabrielle Walker uncovers the story of the greatest mass poisoning in history: a burst of oxygen into the Earth's atmosphere. Was it this event that shocked our microbial ancestors into a more vigorous way of life? Producer Jonathan Fildes


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: Cafe Africa

9/11. Zambia. For details see 5.58am

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Mrs Sartoris

3/5. Margarethe needs Michael to act, and a getaway is planned. By Elke Schmitter. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elke Schmitter.

: An African Night

The rich variety of people and opinions heard in Cafe Africa are brought together in one panoramic journey through cafe culture on the continent. Producer Matthew Dodd


Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Today in Parliament

Highlighting Prime Minister's Questions, with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: Cafe Africa

10/11. Madagascar. For details see 5.58am

: News

: Book of the Week: On Being African

3/5. A Woman Alone. By Bessie Head. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bessie Head.

: Cafe Africa

11/11. The final outing of the day in Cape Town. For details see 5.58am

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

Memory (2/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian
(4/10) For details see Sunday

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