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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: 7.25,8.25 Sports News

With Garry Richardson.


Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Thought for the Day

With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: 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: The Farm

1/5. The story of one family and the English countryside, by Richard Benson. Read by Andrew Dunn. Richard Benson 's family had farmed in Yorkshire for as long as anyone could remember. Then he got a phone call from his dad saying they were going to have to sell up. Producer Chris Wallis Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Benson.
Read By: Andrew Dunn.
Read By: Richard Benson
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Daily Service

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff. With the Rev
Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Musical director Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson Dickson.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson Dickson.

: Woman's Hour from 10.45

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Three Women and a Wedding

1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Mary Cutler. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: 1 Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh

Live coverage of the fourth day's play in the Second Test. Including at 1.00 County Talk.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Plain Tales from the Commonwealth

New series 1/4. My Land Is Kenya. As country after country gained independence from Britain after 1947, thousands of Britons returned home. But not all. Aidan Hartley finds out what happened to those who stayed on in the newly independent countries. He starts with the white farmers of Kenya who. in colonial days, were given the prime agricultural land but were moved to less fertile ground after independence. He asks why they stayed and whether they have become true Kenyans or if they still look to Britain for their identity. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Aidan Hartley
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Little World of Don Camillo

2/4 Peppone Goes Back to School. The mayor's attempts to modernise the Mundo Piccolo education system are hampered by his own lack of formal education. And what will it do to his hopes of becoming an MP? By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised by Peter Kerry. Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Mundo Piccolo
Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mrs Peppone: Becky Hindley
Moretta: Charlie Hardwick
Leggio: Michael Eaves
Invigilator: David Thorpe

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

5/13. More of the eclectic music quiz with Ned Shernn in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Shernn
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Jellybelly

Having an imaginary friend is great fun when you re six, but when you're 46 it can lead to trouble. A comedy by Catherine Smith. Producer/Director David Blount


Comedy By: Catherine Smith.
Director: David Blount
Tim: Brian Bowles
Jellybelly: Paul Kissaun
Karen: Joan Walker
Tasha: Charlie Hill
Lorraine: Eve Dallas
Steve: Chris Stanton
Teacher: Nicola Barber
Young Tim: Robbie Winters
Young Jellybelly: Alfred Chambers
Michael: Sam Yeomans

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. producer Jessica Dunbar PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: Dreaming Alice

1/5. Growing. Kathy Page is the first of five writers to give a contemporary twist to Alice in Wonderland. Alice's summer is already complicated by the prospect of a holiday with dad and his new partner. Then there's her homework and she has a headache. It's enough to make anyone feel dizzy. Read by Susan Jameson. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Kathy Page
Read By: Susan Jameson.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

1/5 Whiteley Village and William Whiteley. In a series in which David McKie explores some of Britain's most evocative spots and their local heroes, he visits the model village of Whiteley, Surrey, that was built for deserving pensioners by the merchant William Whiteley. McKie tells the extraordinary story of both the village and its philanthropist. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: William Whiteley.
Unknown: David McKie
Unknown: William Whiteley.
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: The Food Programme

Lager. With UK sales of lager outstripping ale, Andrew Jefford goes in search of the perfect pint and finds out whether British brewers can compete with the classic lagers brewed in Germany and the Czech Republic. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford

: Four Comers

10/13. The discussion programme that debates issues that unite and divide people across the globe. Introduced by Gavin Esler. Producer Anne Brown


Introduced By: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Anne Brown

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Tim Brooke -Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer for more inspired nonsense under the reluctant chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. From the Regent
Theatre, Ipswich. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a
Christmas Clue, are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed].


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Archers

Jack dusts off his dancing shoes. For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine and meets the actor Gene Wilder , who is about to publish an unusual autobiography. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Gene Wilder
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Three Women and a Wedding

1/5. Frank tried to propose to Marjorie in Live Alone and Like It, then last year, they went upriver in Three Women and a Boat. This was when Frank discovered he was really in love with Judith, after all. Now all they have to do is organise a wedding.... By Mary Cutler.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Mary Cutler
Producer/Director: Chris Wallis
Marjorie: Serena Evans
Judith: Celia Imrie
Sylvia: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Frank: Michael Maloney
Harvey: James Fleet

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

4/4. Think of France in 1789 and we recall the guillotine, the tumbrels and the Paris mob. But could it be that generations of French historians have helped us to forget the most bloody and morally inconvenient saga of the Revolutionary period? Michael Portillo travels deep into rural France to dig up some difficult memories that have nothing at all to do with liberty, equality or fraternity. producer Tom Alban An Open University free booklet accompanies this series and can be obtained by calling [number removed]44


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Tom Alban

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

1/8. The Hunting Instinct. While some Italian hunters are driving endangered birds to extinction, their counterparts in Portugal are helping to preserve the Iberian lynx, working to restore the rabbit population on which the wild Cat depends for its food. Repeated from Thursday

: Nature

4/8. Restoring Spring. A look at current initiatives to restore the wildlife of spring - nightingales, skylarks, bumblebees, bluebells and woodland flowers - to its former glory. With Brett Westwood.
Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Brett Westwood.

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

6/10. As Leo (Warren Mitchell ) remembers the girl he has always loved, his lonely life comes in to focus.
Nicole Krauss 's intriguing and compassionate new novel of three interweaving stories all born from the same words. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs


Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Nicole Krauss
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Farm

1/5. By Richard Benson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Woman in White (2/8) For details see Sunday

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