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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Monsignor Mark Langham.


Unknown: Monsignor Mark Langham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda tor the week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff. With the Rev Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Director of music Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Music: Avril Harding.

: Book of the Week: The Price of WaterIn Finistere

1/5. At the age of 55, Bodil Maimsten decides to leave her native Sweden. With no particular destination in mind, she drives south and finds herself on the north-west coast ot France - in Finistere. And so begins this wryly humorous love story about a place she chooses to make home. It is also a story about writer's block, gardening, bureaucracy, roses the French language and water. By Bodil Malmsten , read by Eleanor Bron , translated by Frank Perry. Produced and abridged by Jill Waters. Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £11.00 (RRP E12.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate).


Unknown: Bodil Maimsten
Unknown: Bodil Malmsten
Read By: Eleanor Bron
Translated By: Frank Perry.
Abridged By: Jill Waters.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Do Not Adjust Yourself
1/5. Mummy on the Brink. The first in a series of monologues by Kate Perry. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kate Perry.

: Lives in a Landscape

4/6 The Lyke Wake Walk. Fifty years ago, a Yorkshire farmer. Bill Cowley , proposed a 40-mile walk across the North York moors, linking burial mounds and without passing through any villages. Bill is now dead and the number of walkers is dwindling. But one group of enthusiasts don't want the walk to die and have formed a breakaway New Lyke Wake Club. As the walkers set out on their final trek, there's friction in the high heather. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Bill Cowley
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Three off the Tee

6/6 When Tom, Mike and Roger's golfing happiness is in danger of becoming permanently blighted by the arrival of Robin Hannah and Jules have to step in to save the day with an eleaant and subtle plan. Written by David Spicer.
Producer/Director Liz Anstee


Unknown: Robin Hannah
Written By: David Spicer.
Director: Liz Anstee
Roger: Danny Webb
Tom: Tony Slattery
Mike: Tony Gardner
Jules: Polly Frame
Hannah: Carla Mendonca
Gill: Kate Robbins
Robin: Alan Francis

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Car 5

It seems that every fare that taxi driver John picks up today confirms that relationships just don't work out, but will his third fare change his mind? Mark Catley 's real-time stnrv about love, set in a mini-cab in Leeds.
Music by Rob Julian ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Mark Catley
Music By: Rob Julian
Director: Nadia Molinari
John: Nicky Evans
Controller: Catherine Breeze
Tina: Kelli Hollis
Joan: Eileen O'Brien
Darby: Geoffrey Wilkinson
Shelly: Sally Walsh

: Inside Money

Repeat of Saturday at 12.04pm

: Curly Tales

1/5. Turned Out Nice Again. The return of the series in which writers have their wicked way with the storytelling form begins with a tale written and read by Ian McMillan. In a world of fantasy, anything is possible, even a TV reality show themed around the immortal George Formby. Producer Lisa Osborne


Read By: Ian McMillan.
Unknown: George Formby.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Classical Cuts

1/5. Air on a G String. Tom Robinson traces the origins of our own aural landscape in the music of another age. He begins with a look at the second movement of JS Bach's Orchestral Suite in D, widely known for its use in a cigar advertisement. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates whether we've lost the knack ot shopping well for food. See Choice: page 116 Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

5/13. Ernie Rea presents more conversations with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

4/9. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Gyles Brandreth and Jenny Eclair try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons in the most devious of panel games. From the Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
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 www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Emma is in the party spirit.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the theatre director Peter Hall , who is 75 this year and preparing to direct a 50th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett 's Waiting for Godot. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Director: Peter Hall
Unknown: Samuel Beckett

: Do Not Adjust Yourself

1/5. Mummy on the Brink. The first in a series of monologues by Kate Perry features Triona (Sarah Dillon ), who is smart, precocious and 12 years of age.
She has decided that the only way to save her amphetamine-addicted mother is to dismiss the GP and take control of her eclectic range of medication, with interesting results.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kate Perry
Unknown: Sarah Dillon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Betrayal

Eric Abraham is a South African-born, Oscar-winning film producer. When he was 22, working as a journalist in Cape Town, he was served with a five-year house arrest by the apartheid government. Locked into his apartment, he was bombarded by telephone death threats. He managed to escape only to find out later that he had been deceived, both by the man who got him out of the country and by his own father. Here he returns to Cape Town to try to put together the pieces of his story and to confront those who betrayed him. Producer John Murphy


Unknown: Eric Abraham
Producer: John Murphy

: Songs of Steel

Steeped in modern UK life but aware of his lost ancestry in Ethiopia, poet Lemn Sissay begins a personal voyage into the dusty red centre of the Australian outback. By train, plane and jeep he sets out to follow and understand the ancient Dream Tracks of aboriginal belief. There, among the spiritual harmony of the Pitjanjara peoples, he discovers more about himself and his connection to his own heritage than he bargained for. producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Wild Blue Britain

4/4. Predators. Lionel Kelleway visits the uninhabited island of Eynhallow in Orkney together with field biologists and a multitude of ocean predators - the fulmars, terns, seals and skuas that build a spectacular community of life both above and below water, all of which are at the mercy of ocean currents. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Animal Farm

1/5. Bill Nighy reads George Orwell 's classic fable of a revolution that went wrong. Today, the old pig, Major, speaks to his fellow animals - and the animals take over the farm. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E6.99 including p&p. Call [number removed](national rate).


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: George Orwell
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton
Producer: Di Speirs

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistere

1/5. By Bodil Malmsten. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (7/10)
For details see yesterday

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