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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


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.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day WithDrMonaSiddiqui.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: On the Ropes

3/6. Piers Morgan. John Humphrys talks to the former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan about share dealing, faked pictures and getting the sack. Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Editor: Piers Morgan
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Saudi Stories

5/5. The Booklet. Stories from Saudi Arabian society. Bill Law hears about a booklet inciting Muslims to take violent action against "unbelievers". producer Mark Savage


Producer: Mark Savage

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

2/5. Orhan Pamuk considers one of the most beautiful and potent symbols of Istanbul: the Bosporus. He explores the waterway's place in the Istanbul imagination, as well as its relationship with disaster. Read by Michael Maloney. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Daily Service

Presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. Thy Hand, 0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Nehemiah 9, vv9-15. 1 Will Thank
Thee, 0 Lord (Daniel Purcell ). Christ, Now Thank We All Our God (Nun Danket). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Unknown: Daniel Purcell
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Soldiers' Wives By Sarah Daniels. 2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: Flying Falcons to Carolina

The story of how Jemima Parry-Jones moved herself, all her possessions, six Labradors and 200 assorted birds of prey from Gloucestershire to a new life near Charleston, South Carolina. Told by Howard Stableford . Producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Jemima Parry-Jones
Told By: Howard Stableford
Producer: David Parkinson

: Blacking Up in Britain

Black-and-white minstrels may have been the most popular representation of black people since the mid-19th century, but now they're taboo. The actor and comedian Felix Dexter investigates this lost chapter in the history of British entertainment. Producer ZahidWarley


Unknown: Felix Dexter

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: World Sounds

2/3. Damon Albarn , Peter Gabriel , Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal are some of the stars contributing to this introduction to world music, presented by Mark Coles. This week he explores the issues musicians are dealing with at home - from the bands and artists who fought apartheid in South Africa to those currently campaigning against poverty and HIV/Aids.
Producer Rebecca Stratford Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Damon Albarn
Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Presented By: Mark Coles.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Silt

When a man is seen falling into a lake, a ghoulish vigil builds up as crowds gather waiting for the body to surface. But when it does, is anyone ready for the revelations it brings? Written by Jim Burke.
Music composed by Tom Moss Producer/Director Nadia Monnan


Written By: Jim Burke.
Composed By: Tom Moss
Director: Nadia Monnan
Drowned man: Jeff Hordley
Price: Sam Kelly
Constable: Nicholas Gleaves
Mary: Deborah McAndrew
Avril: Kaye Wragg
Henry: James Nickerson

: Home Planet

I New series 1/13. Listeners'questions about the environment and the developing world, discussed by Richard Daniel and a panel of specialists.
Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet(8bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Original Shorts

2/5. Families. Novelist and humorist Christopher Matthew 's new story concerns a young man who suspects he has a sister he's never met. Read by Stephen Tompkinson.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Being Yourself

2/5. The actress and impressionist Jan Ravens spends much of her time pretending to be other people - Fiona Bruce , Linda Barker , the Queen. But underneath the different hairstyles and clothes, who's the "real"
Jan Ravens ? And what happens when she meets up with her "alter ego" - a mental-health administrator - in Reigate? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Fiona Bruce
Unknown: Linda Barker
Unknown: Jan Ravens

: Nice Work

4/5. Philippa Lamb takes an international look at retirement. With much of the developed world having to deal with an ageing population, what are countries doing to keep older people working longer? Producer Caroline Bayley


Unknown: Philippa Lamb
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: A Good Read

New series 1/10. Actor Charles Collingwood , who plays Brian Aldridge in The Archers, and Kate Mosse , a founder of the Orange Prize for Fiction, join
Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at llpm


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Brian Aldridge
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

4/6. Boothby Graffoe presents his own view of the world. With Stephen Frost. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Stephen Frost.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers Alan's day doesn't go to plan.

For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the verdict on Hollywood's latest superhero adventure, Fantastic Four, and news of the nominations for the Mercury Music Prize. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Soldiers' Wives

2/5. Lucy (Juliet Aubrey ) arranges a get-together of the wives of the squaddies under her husband's command. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Juliet Aubrey

: File on 4

8/11. Hosepipe bans, dwindling river flows and half-full reservoirs - the signs of water shortage are growing across some of Britain's most populated areas. The last big drought nine years ago spelt out the need to cut water demand and conserve vital supplies if another crisis was to be averted. So what measures were taken, and why haven't they worked? Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

8/8. Homeopathy. There are five homeopathic hospitals in the UK today. Mark Porter discovers how patients get referred to them and for what kind of conditions. He also explores the relationship between homeopathy and orthodox medicine in conversation with experts who have been trained in both disciplines.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: On the Ropes

3/6. Piers Morgan. John Humphrys talks to the former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan about share dealing, faked pictures and getting the sack. Repeated from 9am


Talks: John Humphrys
Editor: Piers Morgan

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

7/10. Anwar's pursuit of Nawja propels her to the brink - and to something new. By Leila Aboulela. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: The Department

2/6. Democracy. This week the secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your daily life tackles the state of democracy in Britain; but there's also the trifling matter of the department audit landing everyone in hot water. Comedy written and performed by Chris Addison , John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman , with Peter Dickson , Matthew Holness and Lucy Montgomery. Producers Richard Grocock and Jon Naismith


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: John Oliver
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman
Unknown: Peter Dickson
Unknown: Matthew Holness
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Producers: Richard Grocock
Producers: Jon Naismith

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster, presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

2/5. By Orhan Pamuk. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

Writers Away

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Goddesses (1/4)

: News

: Go Digital

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Evening in the Palace of Reason (3/5) For details see Sunday

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