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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Six Places That Changed the World

5/6. Bretton Woods. In July 1944, delegates from
44 countries gathered in New Hampshire to plan the restoration of the world economy, shattered by the Great Depression of the 1930s. They created the International
Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Gavin Esier discusses the work of these institutions and their impact on the world's poor with Paul Volcker and Lord Robert Skidelsky. Producer Giles Edwards Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bretton Woods.
Unknown: Gavin Esier
Unknown: Paul Volcker
Unknown: Lord Robert Skidelsky.
Producer: Giles Edwards

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Be Thou My Vision
(Slane). Psalm 14. People Need the Lord (Nelson/McHugh). Meekness and Majesty (Kendrick). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

1/5. Xerxes, the King of Kings. Tom Holland 's gripping story of the first world empire and the battle for the West. Xerxes, heir of Darius, becomes the king of kings, and stands resplendent as the leader of the Persian people. Read by William Gaminara. Producer Louise Armitage Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Tom Holland
Read By: William Gaminara.
Producer: Louise Armitage

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 15 Minutes That Changed the World V5. The Woman's Hour drama For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The fifth and final day's play in the Fifth Test at the Oval. Including at 12.35pm News; Your Letters Answered.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Look Back at Power

2/2. Where do new policies come from and how far are they influenced by the media and by Gordon Brown ? Steve Richards talks to former advisers to Tony Blair about their time in Downing Street. Producer Peter Mulligan


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles

2/5. In the blistering summer heat, tensions are mounting at Styles Court. It won't be long before Captain Hastings has to call upon the services of Hercule Poirot. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Producer/Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Hercule Poirot.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffat
Hastings: Simon Williams
Emily: Jill Balcon
Alfred: Hugh Dickson
John: Sean Arnold
Mary: Susan Jameson
Lawrence: Nicholas Boulton
Cynthia/Annie: Annabelle Dowler
Dorcas: Hilda Schroder
Evie: Nichola McAuliffe
Dr Bauerstein: Robert Portal
Mr Wells: Richard Syms

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Brain of Britain

6/17. Robert Robinson chairs another first round contest between the Midlands and East Anglia teams. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Violence and the BigMale Voice

A comic tale of passion, ballroom dancing and male-voice choirs, set in South Wales in the 1930s. By Gwyn Thomas , dramatised by Alick Rowe. Producer/Director Gilly Adams


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Dramatised By: Alick Rowe.
Director: Gilly Adams
Marty: Jonathan Floyd
Ursula: Mali Harries
Peveril: Matthew Rhys
Handel: Brian Hibbard
Willie: Dorien Thomas
Lucknow: Russell Gomer

: Moneybox Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Jessica Dunbar PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Dunbar

: The Laws of Evening

1/5. Seed. From the collection by Mary Yukari Waters that explores Japanese society as it emerges from the long shadow of the Second World War. Read by Noriko Aida and abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Mary Yukari
Read By: Noriko Aida
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Soundscape: The Rats' Tales

1/5. Dramatic and evocative programmes following the lives of three brown rats and their struggles to survive and raise their families. Narrated by Jane Lapotaire. it's December, and on Tyneside a young sewer rat is chased by a group of youths. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire.

: The Food Programme

Sufi Food. What does a Whirling Dervish eat? Claudia Roden and Nevin Halici join Sheila Dillon to explore the food culture Of the sect. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Claudia Roden
Unknown: Nevin Halici
Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

11/13. Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the place uf faith in the modern world. Producer JanetMcLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea

: PM

News and analysis, introduced by Carolyn Ouinn.


Introduced By: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

New series 1/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Dillie Keane , Christopher Lee , Nick Revell , and Martin Jarvis. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees from the King's Theatre, Southsea. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Love is blind for Jack.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, with an interview featuring an artist who has spent time in a fort in the middle of the Thames estuary. Producer Tom Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tom Morris

: 15 Minutes That Changed the World

1/5. What would you do in 15 minutes that would create a a lasting impact?
Amo, Amas, Amat. In 1884 the Vatican granted a special dispensation that allowed two cousins from Linz to marry, an act that change the course of European history. This tale, by Louise Ironside , imagines what led the cardinal who signed the papers to make his decision.
Director Lu Kemp Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Louise Ironside
Director: Lu Kemp
Cardinal: Gareth Thomas
Doctor: Crawford Logan
Sister: Anne Lacey
Angelo: Nick Underwood

: Document

4/4. The Forth Bridge. According to the official record, 57 workers died in the construction of the Forth Bridge in the 1880s, but new evidence suggests that the death toll could be much higher. Mike Thomson explores the lives and deaths of the navvies who disappeared from the story of this giant engineering project. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: John Byrne

: The End

When an author types "The End" on the final page, it signifies that the writer has drawn to a conclusion after a journey of imagination and creation. But there are other endings, greater and lesser, occuring throughout life, such as a game of chess, a trust, or a release.... Producer Richard Bannerman


Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Size Matters

Female whale-bone eating worms must be thousands of times bigger than males to survive. But male elephant seals tower above their mates. Why? Charles Darwin said the biggest males keep more females to themselves, but new DNA tests show infidelity is rife. So how has 21stcentury science updated Darwin's ideas on the survival of the fittest? Sue Broom scours the animal kingdom - including us - for some answers. Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Tracey Logan

: Six Places That Changed the World

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

1/10. Benedict Cumberbatch reads Honore de Balzac's novel that exposes the heights and depths of Parisian mores and morality. Among the residents in a Parisian boarding house are an old corn merchant and a young student whose lives are destined to intertwine. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer DiSpeirs
RT DIRECT: Accompanying book available for E7.99 including p&p.
Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Benedict Cumberbatch
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.

: Home Truths

Paul Heiney takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Repeated from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: News

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

1/5. By Tom Holland. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tom Holland.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Stories by Somerset Maugham
(2/5) MrKnowltAII. Read by Anton Lesser


Stories By: Somerset Maugham
Read By: Anton Lesser

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