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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: John Bell.

: The Long View

3/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Julia Adamson Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Africa's Fourth Estate

5/5. Adam Lusekelo meets Mahta Ba, one of the driving forces behind the internet revolution that has enabled parts of the continent to leapfrog into the 21st century and that, he argues, will play a vital role in Africa future economic and political development. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Book of the Week: Margrave of the Marshes

2/5. John Peel looks back at some of his stranger experiences at Radio 1. By John Peel and Sheila Ravenscroft. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Sheila Ravenscroft.

: Daily Service

The Rev Roger Hutchings marks One World Week.
Thula Sizwe (Zulu). Isaiah 65, vv17-25.I'm Going Home
(America). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Wales). Director of music Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Music: Bill Tamblyn.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Haunting Women

By Dermot Bolger.
2/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat 7.45pm


Unknown: Dermot Bolger.

: Nature

6/9. Trees of Trafalgar. To mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Nelson,
Paul Evans visits woods in England and Spain that provided the timber used to build the warships. He also visits the Trafalgar Woods Project, which aims to plant 33 new woods to commemorate each of the ships in Nelson's s fleet. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Evans

: Not Funny at All! ,

There's nothing as funny as someone trying hard to be serious and there's nothing as unfunny as someone desperate to get a laugh. From the agonies of Alf Garnett , to Peter Lilley 's Mikado parody a the 1992 Conservative Party conference, Alex Games delves into the archives for moments that make us squirm.
Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Alf Garnett
Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: Alex Games
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Real History of Opera

3/4. No wonder Verdi had terrible trouble getting his Un Ballo in Maschera past the censors; with the fight for Italian independence gathering strength, the last thing the aristocrats needed was the assassination of one of their number on stage - especially when the plot was based on real events. Huw Edward tells the story.
Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Presenter: Huw Edward
Producer: Kerry Clark

: The Archers

Shula papers over the cracks. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Moliere Imaqinaire

When Harriet and Gwyn buy their dream gite in the Languedoc, everything goes wrong. But this is Moliere country, where present-day solutions can be found in the spirit of the past. By DJBritton.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Director: Alison Hindell
Poquelin: Bill Wallis
Madeleine: Rachel Atkins
Rupert: James Loye
Sioned: Mared Swain
Harriet: Melanle Walters
Gwyn: Lestyn Jones
Mayor: Richard Nichols

: Making History

2/13 Sue Cook and the team tackle listeners historical challenges, helping with family research and championing those who are actively "making history".
Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: making.history@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed]


Producer: Nick Patrick

: Five New Stories from Rose Tremain

2/5 Loves Me, Loves Me Not. It's 60 years since Frank's romantic hopes were shattered on the New York quayside. Now he can choose to confront the past.
Read by Dermot Crowley. For details see yesterday


Read By: Dermot Crowley.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

22/90. The West Indies and Sugar. The economy of the British-owned Caribbean islands was a prototype of modern capitalism, but one that was utterly dependent on slave labour. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell , Martin Freeman and Anna Massey. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Anna Massey.

: Shop Talk

13/13. Heather Payton and guests in conversation about the world of business, money and technology. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Heather Payton

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the world of learning, with Libby PurveS. Producer Luanda Montefiore Repeated Sunday 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

2/6. Comedy from Justin Edwards , James Rawlings and Neil Edmond in a show that has been described as "inventive and funny in a way that won't offend normal people, the elderly or children". Producer wm saunders


Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings
Unknown: Neil Edmond

: The Archers

Lynda basks in her own glory.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, and an interview with Lynne Truss , who has followed her bestselling book about punctuation with Talk to the Hand, an attack on what she calls the "rudeness of everyday life". producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Haunting Women

2/5. The Wedding Bouquet. Emma's father finally consents to allowing her to marry a soldier in his regiment - but will her wedding day be everything she desires? Written by Dermot Bolger.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Dermot Bolger.
Emma: Alison McKenna
Arhurst: Simon Delaney
Warrender: John Hewitt
Sean/Sentry: Luke Griffin
Heather: Jody O'Neill
Wedding guest: David Kelly
Old lady: Doreen Keoqh

: File on 4

3/10. In an investigation into this summer's bombings in London, Richard Watson asks whether the authorities could have done more to counter the terrorist threat rooted in Britain. Producer David Lewis Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: David Lewis

: 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

: Case Notes

8/8. Vitamins are essential for good health - but how large a dosage is good for the body? The Food
Standards Agency has recently advised people at risk of osteoporosis to refrain from eating liver more than once a week because the levels of vitamin A could otherwise be dangerous. Dr Mark Porter investigates. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

2/10. Campion and his friends are on the trail of the Pontisbright mystery. Where better to start than the ancestral Pontisbright lands in Suffolk. By Margery Allingham. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.

: The Bits in Between

New series 1/4. Comedy serial by Ben Edwards.
For TV continuity announcer Chris, it's not just the bits in between programmes that cause problems - it's those awkward bits between him and his girlfriend, him and his boss, and him and his ego.
Producer Clelia Mountford : Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Ben Edwards.
Producer: Clelia Mountford
Director: Nigel Bryant
Chris: Rhys Thomas
Roger: Graeme Garden
Claire: Lucy Treqear
Janey: Charlotte McDougall
Roy: Nltin Ganatra
Hayley: Sharon Trickett

: Today in Parliament

Parliamentary round-up, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Margrave of theMarshes

2/5. John Peel 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Peel

: Analysis

: News

: Masterpiece

My Asian City (1/4)

: Westway

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

With Billie (3/5)
For details see Monday

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