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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Stephen Sackur.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

With Mary Rhodes.


Unknown: Mary Rhodes.

: Thought for the Day

With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: On the Ropes

4/6. David Westwood. John Humphrys talks to the police chief who was vilified for intelligence failures concerning the Soham murderer Ian Huntley.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Westwood.
Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Ian Huntley.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Radio Rage

1/4. Lucy Ash eavesdrops on controversial radio stations and programmes across four continents. What could be more provocative than a radio show that exposes love rats in the act? Soweto community station Jozi FM s show, Cheaters, copied from an American TV series, is hugely successful. Critics say it is exploitative. Others say it raises awareness about the consequences of cheating in a country decimated by Aids. producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Book of the Week: The Last HumanCannonball

2/5. Byron Rogers travels to Tombstone and examines some myths of the old American West. for details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Byron Rogers

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. Guide Me, 0 Thou Great
Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda). 2 Corinthians 6, vv3-10. How Can I Keep from Singing? (trad American, arr Formstone).
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart (Smith). With Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

By Nick McCarty.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Cigarette on the Waveney

Canoeing down the River Waveney from one Suffolk mni to the next. it is possible to enter another time, where the only sounds are the those of the river, the wind, and the wildlife. This is what writer and conservationist
Roger Deakin discovers when he paddles his canoe, Cigarette, from the river's source at Redgrave Fen in Suffolk to
Geldeston Locks in Norfolk, reflecting on the changing mood of the river, its rich history and wildlife. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Roger Deakin

: Lord Buckley

Stand-up comic, vaudeville entertainer, impersonator ana guru Lord Buckley influenced a generation of Americans, from Frank Sinatra and Lennie Bruce to Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead. Buckley aficionado CP Lee unravels the complex story of the man whose bohemian lifestyle and "hipsemantic" routines provoked the authorities but delighted audiences. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Lennie Bruce
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: World Sounds

3/3. 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. He considers how globalisation, immigration and mass media are putting their stamp on individual cultures and their music. What does this new "fusion" mean for local music and the traditional world-music industry?
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: Portrait

Patrick is a confused teenager trying to navigate the minefield of 21st-century masculinity. But his role models are Billy, his terribly reasonable and politically correct father, and Phil, his eccentric photographer grandfather who has taken Billy's portrait every two weeks for 40 years. Written by Tom Kelly.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Written By: Tom Kelly.
Director: David Hunter
Patrick: Simon Trinder
Billy: Nicholas Gleaves
Phil: David Hargreaves
Julie: Colleen Prendergast

: Home Planet

2/13. Listeners' questions about the environment discussed by Richard Daniel and guests. Producer Nick Patrick ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet®bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Americana

2/5. Break-up Stories. Jonathan Franzen , the author of the much feted The Corrections, reads his new story about three New York couples. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Franzen

: Precious Cargo

2/5. At the tiny port of King's Lynn and the immense oil and chemical terminal at Seal Sands, Dylan Winter finds the invisible men of tanker and coaster, and the volunteers who try to help them. For details see yesterday

: Nice Work

5/5. Philippa Lamb reviews business books that give advice on how to become an entrepreneur. She also speaks to a psychiatrist who argues that all successful entrepreneurs are a bit "crazy". Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Philippa Lamb

: A Good Read

2/10. Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and novelist Amanda Craig join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presenter: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Unknown: Amanda Craig
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

5/6. Boothby Graffoe presents his own view of the world. With Antonio Forcione on guitar and Stephen Frost joining the show for its version of Round Britain Quiz.
Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Antonio Forcione
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Bert rises to the challenge.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts Show, with Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

2/5. Liz thought that she'd put detective work behind her when she retired to live in Gascony, but one of the other expats seeks her professional services. By Nick McCarty. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: File on 4

9/11. Six years after the European Commission promised zero tolerance of corruption, why do allegations of widespread fraud and financial mismanagement persist? Gerry Northam examines the new anti-fraud regime in Europe and asks if it is working.
Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: 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

: All in the Mind

New series 1/6. In the programme dedicated to the mysterious workings of the brain, Dr Raj Persaud discusses the psychology of negotiation. Whether it be industrial disputes or political deadlock, what's the knack to kick-starting discussion and keeping up momentum when there are entrenched positions on both sides? Producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Prelude

2/5. Ian McKellen continues to read Wordsworth's autobiographical poem. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ian McKellen

: The Department

3/6. The Environment. This week the secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your daily life tackles the environment and makes the most of the newly introduced suggestions box. 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

: Sounds Like

Ever wondered what would happen if someone switched off the world? No sight, taste, touch or smell - but what about sound? Kirsten Beasty captures the senses of sound in an aural sandstorm of sensory imagination. Producer Kirsten Beasty


Unknown: Kirsten Beasty
Producer: Kirsten Beasty

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last HumanCannonball

2/5. By Byron Rogers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece


: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Goddesses (2/4)

: News

: Go Digital

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (3/10) For details see Sunday

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