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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Word 4 Word

4/6. Dermot Murnaghan continues his investigations into dialect and the way we talk.
You Don't Want to Speak like That! From the infamous "Welsh Not" badges Welsh schoolchildren were once forced to wear, this week's edition examines attitudes to "correctness" in speech over the years. Producer Simon Elmes Shortened repeat at 9.30pm EMAIL: word4word@bbc.co.uk
See also Word on the Street tonight at 7pm on BBC4 Listening to Britain: page 19


Unknown: Dermot Murnaghan
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Daily Service

Presented by Rowanne Pasco. We Cannot Measure How
You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes). Acts 5, vv12-16. The Secret of Christ (Shepherd). In Our Day of Thanksgiving (St Catherine's s Court). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Christopher Stokes , organist Graham Eccles.


Presented By: Rowanne Pasco.
Organist: Christopher Stokes
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: My First Seven Years(plus a Few More)

3/5. The Mystery of the Amorous Statues. When the family moves to Porto Valtravaglia, Dario Fo becomes acquainted with the fabulatore, the local storytellers, and their Stories. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Valley of the Dolls By Jacqueline Susann. 3/15. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Mapping the Town

3/6. Stirling. It is said, "whoever controls Stirling controls
Scotland ". It lies at the strategic heart of the country and owes its history to the bridge that crosses the nearby
River Forth. Julian Richards takes a trip through Stirling to investigate its royal past. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Snap

5/6. Doug and Molly Brownridge 's attempts to rekindle their romance after divorce are being hampered by Doug's mother. Annie. She wants Molly to sue the council because one of their paving stones tripped her up. And Doug expects Molly to help look after Annie as she convalesces. By Paul Mendelson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: Molly Brownridge
Unknown: Paul Mendelson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Doug: Paul Venables
Kaz: Soumaya Keynes
Ryan: Jesse Sullivan
Dawn/Eirwen: Robin Weaver
Raymond/Alistair: Jonathan Taner
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Ansel: Richard Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Carolyn Atkinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Carolyn Atkinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Food Quiz

New series 1/6. Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their paces. This week Stephen Fry and Clarissa Dickson Wright are among the guests trying to fathom the principal ingredient of mock turtle soup, the identity of the first TV chef and how a dried fish came to be known as Bombay duck.
Taster teasers: page 26


Unknown: Jay Rayner
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tree Splitting

The ancient Warwickshire tradition of tree splitting held that childhood illnesses could be cured by splitting a tree trunk vertically, passing the child through the fissure, then sealing up the tree again. When Rich, a dad in present-day Birmingham, reads about this, he becomes convinced that his child will benefit from the practice. Louise. Ramsden's play looks at how, even today, health worries can lead us to put our faith in the most dubious "cures .
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Director: Peter Leslie Wild
The Tree: Elizabeth Wofford
Sasha: Alex Kelly
Rich: Alex Jones
Polly: Polly Lister
Clerk/Consultant: Alison Belbin

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Cambridgeshire. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at 3.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Genesis

3/5. Joanna Tope reads Kate Atkinson 's story that reinvents the book of Genesis from a contemporary
Perspective. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Joanna Tope
Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Producer: Bruce Young

: Ballast

3/5. "Captains find it easier to ship and unship this living ballast than one of lime or shingle." A look at how Irish families were packed into the holds of freighters and colliers to escape the famine. For details see Monday

: Thinking Allowed

In 1997 the Scottish Tories suffered a wipe-out at the general election and in the last election only one Scottish Conservative was voted in. Laurie Taylor travels to Dumfries and Galloway, a former Conservative stronghold, and finds out how local Tory Party activists have mobilised themselves and looks at the creative process behind "banal activism". Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Natasha Maw

: All in the Mind

5/6. Dr Raj Persaud presents the programme dedicated to the mysterious and wonderful workings of our brains. This week he investigates how adverse events in our childhood affect us as adults. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Actor, the Lodgings, the Kipper and Ma

Once upon a time the theatrical landlady, often referred to affectionately as "Ma", provided a home from home for actors and variety turns who could not afford, or did not wish, to stay in hotels while on tour. But not all of the landladies had an enviable reputation. Among those recalling the theatrical landlady are Bruce Forsyth , Jimmy Cricket and Ted Ray. With Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Jimmy Cricket
Unknown: Ted Ray.
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Libby Cross

: The Archers

Jill prepares for battle. For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson is in Edinburgh, with the verdict on the first British production of The Death of Klinghoffer, the opera by John Adams , and news of the nominations for this year's Perrier Award for comedy. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Valley of the Dolls

3/15. Anne meets the famous singer Helen Lawson , and Neely understudies the lead in a new musical.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Singer: Helen Lawson

: The Commission

4/8. Made in Britain. Nick Ross looks at the future of the UK manufacturing sector and asks whether, in the light of the exponential growth of places like China, Britain has any future as a manufacturing nation.
Producer Sara Nathan Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Producer: Sara Nathan

: The House of Ladies

3/3. Moving House. Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members of the House of Lords and talks to peeresses who started their careers as MPs in the "other place": Betty Boothroyd , Shirley Williams and Helene Hayman. producer Susan Marling Repeated from Sunday at 10.45pm


Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Helene Hayman.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Self-Made Things

5/5. Jonathan Miller concludes a scientific and philosophical journey to explain life. In this programme he discusses the processes that enable a single cell to divide and develop into a living thing. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: John Watkins

: Word 4 Word

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

3/10. The Americans meet an eccentric English duo whose offer of a lift serves to increase the tensions between them. For details see Monday

: Dedicated Troublemaker

3/3. Comedian Mark Steel ends his journey around places he once knew by looking back at his own life and at
Changing notions of left and right. Produced by Katie Marsden


Unknown: Mark Steel
Produced By: Katie Marsden

: Damien and Angus's African Adventure

Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst , two of Britain's most celebrated artists, travel to western Uganda with Rungwe Kingdon , the man who casts their work in bronze. The aim of their trip: to see the country where Rungwe grew up and to meet some of the local artists. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Angus Fairhurst
Unknown: Rungwe Kingdon
Producer: Thomas Morris

: News

: Book of the Week: My First Seven Years (plus a Few More)

3/5. By Dario Fo. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dario Fo.

: Analysis

: News

: The Music Biz

: News

: Discovery

What Is Life? (3/5)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (9/15)
For details see Sunday


Unknown: Don Quixote

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