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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay of the Salvation Army.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by Judy Merry. King of Kings (Cooper).
Nehemiah 9 vv6-8 The Lord of Heaven Enthroned on High (Silver). Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den Herren). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

1/5. The Turkish novelist, Orhan Pamuk , explores his idea of Istanbul, combining personal memoir with a portrait of the city he has never left. Translated by Maureen Freely , abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Michael Maloney. Producer Emma Harding Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate)


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk
Translated By: Maureen Freely
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Emma Harding

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Soldiers' Wives Written by Sarah Daniels. 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Sarah Daniels.

: Lives in a Landscape

2/6. Wi Ma Hands Full o' Nothin': Poets from the Dundee Schemes. Gary works nights in a factory, Kevin used to box and Mark was a labourer. They come from Dundee s large estates on the edge of the city. Each of their lives has been transformed by writing poetry. They tell stones about the town of "jute, jam and journalism" in its own language and perform to its people in the pubs and clubs.
Now the world beyond is pricking up its ears. A series telling original stories about real lives in Britain today. Producer Julian May

: Three off the Tee

4/6. As middle-aged, middle-class men who play golf,
Mike, Roger and Tom apparently run the world. But this doesn't help Mike save his marriage, Roger prevent his bachelorhood disappearing over the horizon, or stop Tom impotently fuming over the misuse of the apostrophe. Written by David Spicer.
Producer/Director Liz Anstee


Written By: David Spicer.
Director: Liz Anstee
Roger: Danny Webb
Tom: Tony Slattery
Mike: Tony Gardner
Jules: Polly Frame
Gill: Kate Robbins

: You and Yours ,

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

11/13. The second semi-final of the contest to find the musical mastermind of the year. Hosted by Ned Shernn. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Shernn.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hooked

The second of two programmes marking the death last month of Nick Darke, one of Cornwall's most celebrated writers. His comedy drama-documentary tells the story of a Cornish couple who are asked for their advice by a Londoner on how to fish for sea bass.


Writer: Nick Darke
Producer: Jeremy Howe
The Fanatic: Mark Bazeley
Peter: Charlie Barnecut
Myrna: Diana Berriman

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Paul Lewis and guests. Producer Diane Richardson PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson

: Original Shorts: Pangbourne

1/5. Judi Dench reads a touching and witty tale of a woman's obsession with a gorilla in her local zoo, written by novelist Jane Gardam.


Author: Jane Gardam
Reader: Judi Dench
Producer: Martin Jarvis

: Being Yourself

1/5. Because we are unique, it can come as a shock to discover that our names are not. Poet Ian McMillan takes a walk in the woods with one orienteering namesake in Huddersfield, and compares Ivor Novello tunes with another in Hertfordshire. For a man with a strong sense of self, does it give his ego a boost or a burst to know he shares his name with so many others?


Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: The Food Programme

From pickled lambs' testicles to putrid shark, Sheila Dillon explores the tradition and history of Icelandic food. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

3/13. Ernie Rea presents more conversations with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world, teasing out the hidden truths behind the experiences, values and traditions Of our lives. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.

: Just a Minute

2/9. Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Linda Smith and Kit Hesketh-Harvey try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons. This edition comes from the Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted.
(Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm)

BBC Audio: Several series of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released Just a Minute 8, from good retail outlets or from [web address removed], or by calling [number removed]


Chairman: Nicholas Parsons
Panellist: Clement Freud
Panellist: Paul Merton
Panellist: Linda Smith
Panellist: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

The frost shows no sign of thawing at The Stables. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets Ricky Gervais , co-creator of The Office, who discusses his new show Extras, in which he plays a struggling actor who only plays small non-speaking roles, and envies the high-profile stars. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Soldiers' Wives

1/5. "I wouldn't put it like that, but, yes, I am married to someone whose job description includes being prepared to die." The first of a week-long series of plays about women whose husbands are serving with the Armed Forces in Iraq. By Sarah Daniels.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Daniels.
Director: Jeremy Howe
Lucy: Juliet Aubrey
Kate: Maxine Peake
Anne: Suzanna Hamilton
Ruby: Sarah Counsell
Sue: Hayley Doherty

: After the Gold Rush

Thirty years ago the first drops of North Sea oil sailed up the Thames on a Texan tanker. Tom Morton celebrates the lives of the mavericks and risk-takers who created Britain's oil industry. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Tom Morton
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

7/8. Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez - man who has survived general strikes, civil unrest and a failed coup attempt - has taken control of the state's national oil company, PDVSA, and begun investing billions of petrodollars in health, education and employment projects.
Thousands of poor people have benefited from the move, but many middle-class Venezuelans and the political opposition argue the policy is unsustainable. Seasoned Latin American analyst Nick Caistor visits Caracas to assess the claims and counter-claims. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Hugo Chavez
Unknown: Nick Caistor

: Wild Blue Britain

2/4. Seaweed World. Lionel Kelleway is in Strangford Lough , Northern Ireland, where he discovers that some seaweed is more animal than plant and that there seems to be no end to its possible benefits to people. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Strangford Lough
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

6/10. Nawja, born into a life of privilege in Sudan, now lives alone in London - her family disgraced, their money gone. Today she remembers when a letter from her first love promised a new future. Adjoa Andoh continues to read Leila Aboulela 's revealing account of a woman who loses everything. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £11.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Leila Aboulela
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Linda Smith takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: Linda Smith

: Today in Parliament

The start of the week's business in Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

1/5. By Orhan Pamuk. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Evening in the Palace of Reason
(2/5) For details see yesterday

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