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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 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 Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: On the Ropes

5/6. John Humphrys talks to people who have survived a very public fall from grace.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Radio Rage

2/4. Radio Recall. Lucy Ash eavesdrops on controversial radio stations and programmes across four continents.
This week she looks at how a conservative breakfast-show host helped Arnold Schwarzenegger become governor of California. Melanie Morgan, presenter of a right-wing talk r^.rim show ir. c an Franricm k nnp nf a new breed of activist hosts who urge listeners not only to get angry but also to do something about their anger. producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistère

2/5. Swedish writer Bodil Maimsten has an encounter with her formidable neighbour Madame C, who tells her that she must write a book about her life in Finistere. Written by Bodil Maimsten. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Bodil Maimsten
Written By: Bodil Maimsten.

: Daily Service

Presented by Colonel Margaret Hay. Of the Glorious Body
Telling (Pange Lingua). Mark 14, vv12-16; 22-25.
O Taste and See (Vaughan Williams). Bread of Heaven, on Thee We Feed (Bread of Heaven). Director of music Stephen Jackson , organist Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Organist: Stephen Jackson
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Do Not Adjust Yourself
2/5. Swaying in the Breeze. Written by Kate Perry. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Kate Perry.

: The First Cuckoo and the Last Swallow

It sounds like an obscure movement in ph. osophy. but phenology's more down to earth than that. It's the study of recurring natural events - when the i first leaf or the first butterfly appears or when the first swallow departs. Mark Whitaker meets the amateur nature watchers around the UK whose meticulous records are being collated to provide evidence on climate change. Producer Janet Graves
Alan Titchmarsh : page 33


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Janet Graves
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Good Old Days

Barry Cryer presents this tribute to the TV programme that began in 1953 with a live broadcast from the City
Varieties theatre in Leeds and became a cornerstone of the BBC's light entertainment output for 30 years.
Featuring performers such as Eartha Kitt , Morecambe and Wise and Arthur Askey. Producer Libby cross <R)


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Arthur Askey.

: 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

With Nick uarKe.

: The Biggest Organ In the World

Gordon Stewart encounters the largest pipe organ in the world at a department store in Philadelphia. Putting the 28 OOO-pipe six-keyboard, 470-stop instrument hrough its paces he explores the amazing sounds and colours it produces - and its relationship with ladies' swimwear, handbags and shoes. Producer Mark O'Brien Rptd Sat 3.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Producer: Mark O'Brien Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: I Enjoyed Myself Today

Freva's diaries lyrical with hormonal pubescence, reflect the world around her in the 1960s: the Vietnam war and whether or not to dye her hair. But when her menopausal self discovers them, she has things to say in response. Bv Eryl Mavnard.
Producer/Director Ned Chaillet


Director: Ned Chaillet
The woman: Samantha Bond
The girl: Alex Tregear

: Home Planet

3/13. 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

: Curly Tales

2/5 Brother and Sister and Foot. An invasion of the body snatchers? Only a foot remains - and the noises. By Scarlett Thomas read by Flora Montgomery. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Scarlett Thomas
Read By: Flora Montgomery.

: Classical Cuts

2/5. The Flower Duet. Only a few moments of Delibes's
1883 opera Lakme have survived. The duet, rediscovered in the film The Hunger, is now famous as a theme tune to an airline advert. For details see yesterday

: Shop Talk

New series 1/13. The series focusing on business, money. technology and workplace issues returns, with Heather Payton and guests taking a look at the state of Britain's theatres. Expensive seat prices have driven some people away but "greasepaint" entrepreneurs are fighting back. Producer Lesley McAlpine


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: A Good Read

3/10. Comedian Steve Punt and writer and political columnist John O'Farrell talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books.
Producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

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


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

: The Archers

David practises his diplomacy.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and interviews. producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Do Not Adjust Yourself

2/5. Swaying in the Breeze. Trisha (Marion O'Dwyer ) - married to a tight-fisted, football-obsessed boor - exacts a delicious revenge before repairing to the compost heap to become a sunflower and sway gloriously in the breeze. Another monologue by Kate Perry.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marion O'Dwyer
Unknown: Kate Perry.

: File on 4

10/11. With an increasing number of hospitals battling with large-scale debts, Liz Carney investigates whether policies designed to increase patient choice could create more financial instability and even lead to hospital closures. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: 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

2/6. In the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of the brain, Dr Raj Persaud looks at new research that may help in the treatment of people involved in traumatic events, reducing their flashbacks. Producer Rebecca Asher Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: On the Ropes

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Animal Farm

2/5. Halcyon days of Animalism and the Battle of the Cowshed. Bill Nighy reads George Orwell 's classic fable of revolution in the farmyard. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: George Orwell
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: The Department

4/6. Europe. This week the secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your daily life tackles the relationship between Britain and Europe. Meanwhile, Lazlo's infatuation with Wendy is getting out of control. 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

: Darcus and Dickens

Darcus Howe on a personal journey into the heart of Charles Dickens 's novel Great Expectations, which he first read as a child in Trinidad when he found a friend in Pip, the book's main character. He is accompanied by Stuart Hall and by some of today's Pips and Magwitchs in schools and prisons. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Darcus Howe
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Accompanied By: Stuart Hall
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: News

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistere

2/5. By Bodil Malmsten. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten.

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

The Little Girl

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

Goddesses (3/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (8/10) For details see Sunday

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