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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey , Society of Friends.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
The most powerful people on radio: page 20


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
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 The most powerful people on radio: page 20


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: Rowing without Oars

1/5. The Swedish television newsreader Ulla-Carin Lindquist is trying to put her boat in to shore in a heavy wind. When she goes to pick up the oars they are as heavy as lead, as though frozen into the water. By Ulla-Cann Lindquist Read by Barbara Flynn. producer Jane Marshall Rptdat 12.30am


Unknown: Ulla-Carin Lindquist
Unknown: Ulla-Cann Lindquist
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Jane Marshall Rptdat

: Daily Service

With the Rev Stephen Shipley. Today I Awake (Slithers of Gold). Ezekiel 33 vv7-16. Give You a New Commandment
(Aston). 0 God of Justice (Belmont). With Chester
Cathedral choristers. Director of music Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Miss Mapp By EF Benson.
1/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm The most powerful people on radio: page 20


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Plain Tales from the Commonwealth

2/4. Never the Twain. As country after country gained independence from Britain after 1947, thousands of Britons returned home. But not all. Among those left behind in India were over 300,000 people of mixed European and Indian descent. Aidan Hartley travels to Calcutta to meet these Anglo-Indians who were once prosperous but now live on the pavements: and to McCluskieganj founded in the 1930s as an Anglo-Indian Utopia, finding that even here a unique way of life has all but vanished. producer joiyonJenkms


Unknown: Aidan Hartley

: The Little World of Don Camillo

3/4. Revenge Is Sweet. When Don Camillo gloats over his football team's victory, Peppone is inclined to teach him a lesson By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised by Peter Kerry.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
God: Joss Ackland
Bishop: John Moffatt
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Mrs Peppone: Becky Hindley
Mrs Castellino: Charlie Hardwick
Capt Mancini: Ben Crowe
Doctor: Michael Eaves

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
The most powerful people on radio: page 20


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

6/13. Eclectic music quiz with Ned Sherrin in the chair
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Lost Child

In 1799, a child - the heir to the Bridgeman Estate - disappears at a country fair. Is he lost or has he been snatched to settle an old score? Someone knows but isn't telling.
A tn ip tfnrv nf nreed and revenge, by Gillian Richmond.
Producer/Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Gillian Richmond.
Director: Sue Wilson
Sarah: Amanda Root
Rachel: Julia Hills
Andrew: Tom George
Martin: Paul Basson
Richard: Stephen Tomlin

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Chris Acourt

: Square Peg in a Round Hole

1/5. "A poor workingman of God". The life and opinions of English clergyman and essayist Sydney Smith - whose outlook on life is as entertaining now as it was two hundred years ago - adapted for radio by Caroline Harrington.
With Timothy West as Smith, and Colleen Prendergast as his daughter, Saba. Here he reflects on how, against his own inclination, he became a curate. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Caroline Harrington.
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Producer: Christine Hall

: This Sentence Is False

1/5 Buridan's Ass. philosopher Peter Cave and his companion Nick Romero enter a strange fairground where all the attractions take on the guise of philosophical paradoxes. Today they meet a hungry ass and his owner,
14th-century French philosopher Jean Buridan. A look at the history of and solutions to famous philosophical paradoxes and whether they have any use in the real world. Written by Peter Cave. Featuring Nick Romero , Anna Farnworth and Ewan Bailey. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Peter Cave
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Jean Buridan.
Written By: Peter Cave.
Unknown: Nick Romero
Unknown: Anna Farnworth
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Food Programme

Umami. Sheila Dillon is joined by molecular gastronome Heston Blumenthal to investigate umami, the mysterious fifth flavour first identified by Japanese scientists about a hundred years ago. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Unknown: Heston Blumenthal

: Four Comers

11/13. 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. The most powerful p eople on radio: page 20


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: International Cricket

England v Australia
Coverage of the first ever Twenty20 match between
England and Australia, from the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell , with roving reporter Clare Connor.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Jim Maxwell
Reporter: Clare Connor.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Tony Hawks and Sandi Toksvig join regulars Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor for more inspired nonsense under the reluctant chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton. With Denis King at the piano. From the Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl. Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Sunday 12.04pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this award-winning quiz show, including I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from [web address removed], or by calling [number removed].
The most powerful people on radio: page 20


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Denis King
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Brookfield undergoes an examination. For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the new film that reveals how Bruce Wayne became the Caped Crusader - Batman Begins. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Bruce Wayne
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Miss Mapp

1/10. Redcurrant Fool. Frances Barber stars as Miss Mapp, who rules the small English village of Tilling. She sits at her window noting the comings and goings of her neighbours in order to manipulate village life to her own advantage. By EF Benson and dramatised by Ned Sherrin. Producer/Director Celia de Wolff Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Frances Barber
Dramatised By: Ned Sherrin.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Benson: Nickolas Grace
Miss Mapp: Frances Barber
Diva: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Major Flint: David Calder
Captain Puffin: Patrick Ryecart
Susan: Polly Adams
Isabel: Teresa Gallagher
Irene: Rachel Atkins
Padre: Simon Treves
Evie: Hazel Ellerby
Mr Wyse: Ian Masters
Boon: Ian Masters

: Fountain of Life

From 1935 to 1945, thousands of German children with blond hair and blue eyes were born into a Nazirun programme called Lebensborn (fountain of life). Historian Nigel Jones explores the legacy of Hitler's plan to create an Aryan "master race". Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Nigel Jones
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

2/8. The Three Rs. While 20 per cent of British adults are deemed to have literacy problems, illiteracy is almost unknown in Finland, and the Irish have recently greatly boosted spending on adult literacy. Paul Henley asks whether we can learn from the Finnish and the Irish. Rptd from Thu


Unknown: Paul Henley

: Nature

5/8. The Future of Spring. A visit to the beautiful French wetland of La Brenne to see some of the plants and animals that might survive here as the British spring climate warms up. Presenter Brett Westwood asks whether we are doing enough to help the potential icons of spring in the warmer future. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Presenter: Brett Westwood

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Notes on a Scandal

1/10. By Zoe Heller. When Sheba first arrives at St George's, her colleague Barbara senses a bond with her. But Sheba crosses a line when she becomes involved in a friendship with 15-year-old student Steven. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Zoe Heller.
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rowing without Can

1/5. By Ulla-Carin Lindquist. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ulla-Carin Lindquist.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Woman in White (7/8)
For details see Sunday

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