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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: 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.

8.55 August 1945
6/12. For details see Saturday


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

: 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

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years - Confessions of a Food Addict

1/5. The Fattest Day of My Life. John Sessions reads from journalist William Leith's memoirs of his struggle to lose weight and overcome his addictions. it's early
2003 and William Leith weighs 16 stone 121b, the heaviest he has ever been. On arrival in New York to interview diet guru Robert Atkins, he follows along the pavements of Manhattan a 20-stone woman who serves him the horrible reminder that he's fat! Abridged by Neville Teller.
Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for £9.99 (RRP £10.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate).


Reader: John Sessions
Author: William Leith
Abridged by: Neville Teller
Producer: Clive Stanhope

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Luckington). Psalm 44, vv4-10; 23-26.
0 Lord. Arise (Weelkes). 0 God, Our Help in Ages Hast (StAnne). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Low Road By Valerie Miner. The Wom an's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Valerie Miner.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The final day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston.
Including at 12.35pm News; Your Letters Answerea
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Lives in a Landscape

5/6. The Base. Tidworth in Wiltshire is home to the 1st Battalion Staffordshire Regiment, currently serving in Iraq It's hard for the wives and children who are lert at home to carry on with their daily routines while coping daily with news of injuries and death in a hostile country thousands of miles away. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Be Prepared .....

New series 1/4. Survival. Miles Rummings is determined to run a scout troop, and so four misfits attempt to venture where no scout has ventured before. By Gerard hosier. Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Miles Rummings
Unknown: Gerard Hosier.
Director: Sally Avens
Miles: Kim Wall
Jason: Louis Dunsford
Dawn: Emma Amos
Steve: Barnbaby Power
Farmer: Gerard McDermott

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Peter White and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

New series 1/17. Four contestants from London compete in the first round of the nationwide general knowledge contest. Robert Robinson is in the chair. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Glasswright

By Liz Kuti.

A commission for a commemorative window saves a glasswright from ruin. But when the recently dead subject begins dictating the style of the work, he is forced to reconsider undertaking the project.


Writer: Liz Kuti
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Glasswright: Tim McInnerny
Sarah: Amy Marston
Priest: Nickolas Grace
Merchant: Robert Price
Alice: Jasmine Hyde

: Inside Money

Repeat of Saturday at 12.04pm

: The Reggie Pepper Stories

1/5 Absent Treatment. Reggie attempts to cure his chum Bobby Cardew of a remarkable weakness of memory. Martin Jarvis reads this series of stories by PG Wodehouse involving idiocy, misplaced good intentions and sheer comic genius. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Bobby Cardew
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Pg Wodehouse
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: The Old Bill

1/5. Financial Returns. What do the Tory agents accounts in the constituency of Westminster tell us about the election of 1774? Richard Foster reveals lives and stories that stem from old bills - a basic source of research for historians. Technical presentation Neil Gardner Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Richard Foster
Unknown: Neil Gardner
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: The Food Programme

Dylan Winter travels to western Canada to explore the foods of the First Nations (indigenous) people and to find out what lumberjacks survive on during their long tour of duty. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Presented By: Sheila Dillon.

: Beyond Belief

6/13 Ernie Rea presents more conversations with guests about the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

5/9 Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Rob Brydon and Chris Neill 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 Mermaid Theatre, London. 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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Archers

Neil and Susan tighten their belts.
For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Low Road

1/5. By Valerie Miner , who, as she grew up in America, used to listen to her mother's memories of her native Edinburgh. Orphaned in her teens, her mother left Scotland in 1930, travelling alone with 50 dollars in her pocket to begin a new life in the USA. Here, the parallel diaries of mother and daughter chronicle Mary's new life in America and Valerie's guest to understand her family's dislocated past. Valerie searches Edinburgh for her mother's old haunts and finds an old man who remembers Fairley's Cafe and Dance Hall, where Mary used to work as a waitress.
Producer/Director Kate McAII Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Valerie Miner
Director: Kate McAii
Valerie: Nancy Crane
Mary: Colette O'Neil

: 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

: The Howling Terror Mystery

In July 1900, at a scenic spot near Brighton known as Devil's Dyke, an enormous megaphone sent a human voice hurtling across the South Downs. In the pre-electronic amplification and pre-radio era this new invention fascinated and terrified local people. Newspapers labelled it "The Howling Terror" and prophesied that its diabolical broadcasts would dominate the forthcoming 20th century - yet today it's forgotten. Alan Dein resurrects its strange story.


Presenter: Alan Dein
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Native Science

Adam Fowler travels into Interior and Arctic Alaska to meet native Alaskans, who have noticed signs of climate change since the 1970s. Intriguingly, he discovers that many elders believe it to be a result of man exploring the moon. He also finds that it's only recently that scientists have begun to utilise this source of knowledge to help establish the impact and implications of climate change. Producer Kate Bissell


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Kate Bissell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Thirty-First of June

1/5. A comedy fairy tale for the summer, in which artist
Sam Penty of advertising agents Wallaby, Dimmock, Paly and Tooks falls in love with Princess Melicent, daughter of King Meliot of Peradore, although he has never met her. By JB Priestley , and read by Nicky Henson. Producer Chris Wallis


Artist: Sam Penty
Unknown: Jb Priestley
Read By: Nicky Henson.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

1/5. The Fattest Day of My Life. John Sessions reads from William Leith 's memoirs of his struggle to lose weight and overcome his addictions. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: William Leith

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: Secrets in the Sand

Looking at how US military officials fear that the Sahara desert could become the next al-Oaeda base

: News

: News

: Outlook

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