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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for tne Week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: The Wild Horse Diaries

1/5. When Lizzie Spender was eight years old, her father, the poet Stephen Spender , was given F50 to buy her a pony, but it never materialised. Nearly 50 years later she was finally presented with a horse: a wild one from the deserted Kimberley in north-west Australia. By Lizzie Spender. Read by Carolyn Pickles. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Wild Horse Diaries is available for £18.00 (RRP £20.00) including p&p. Address: [address removed], cheque payable to RT Direct. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Lizzie Spender
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Lizzie Spender.
Read By: Carolyn Pickles.
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Blazhen Muzh
(Psalm 1). Revelation 19, vv6-10. Nina Otpuzhaeshi (Nunc Dimittis) Voskresenije Hristovo (We Have Beheld the Resurrection) (Rachmaninov). With Voskresenije. Director of music Jurij Maruk.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Nina Otpuzhaeshi
Unknown: Voskresenije Hristovo
Music: Jurij Maruk.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Gunpowder Women A series of plays about women connected with the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 1/5. The Pilgrim. By Theresa Heskms.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm See also The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legend, Tuesday 9.45pm ITV1, and The Gunpowder Plot Timewatch, Friday 9pm BBC2 How to blow up Parliament: page 12


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Theresa Heskms.

: It's My Story: Future Imperfect

With a disability that affects her mobility, and a 50 per cent chance of passing her condition on to her children, could Candida Harris justify bringing a baby into the world? She talks to the professionals who helped shape her decisions and meets other parents who have faced equally tough choices, producer Linda Pressly


Unknown: Candida Harris
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Agatha Raisin

4/6. Civil War. Starring Penelope Keith. The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Dramatised By: David Semple
Novel By: Mc Beaton
Producer: Carol Smith
Agatha: Penelope Keith
James: Malcolm Sinclair
Mrs Hicks: Lynda Baron
Mrs Friendly: Joanna Brookes
DC Wong: Stephen Hogan
Professor Wolf: Simon Treves

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Brain of Britain

13/17. The first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from London and the south of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: High Noon at the Sad Cafe

A comedy of property and proper tea. When John s new wife Marj runs off with all his money and Hughie from
Condiments of Distinction, the Happy Oasis cafe turns into the Slough of Despond, a transformation not even the arrival of his lona-lost mother seems able to reverse. By Val Syms.
Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Val Syms.
Producer: Chris Wallis
Belle: Thelma Barlow
John: Phil Hearne
Stan: Paul Broughton
Damien: Stephen Fletcher
MD: Rod Arthur
Giles: Phillip Cotterlll
Rita: Angela Walsh
Arthur: Stephen Aintree
Maisie: Genevieve Walsh
Dawn: Lynda Thornhlll

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests, producer chris A'Court PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis

: Belfast Festival Stories: The Man from Ancestry

By Daragh Carville
A week of stories from Irish writers on the theme of Families and Communities, Introduced by Rowland Rivron.
1/5. When woman delves into the history of her family, will she regret that she didn't heed her grandmother's warnings to leave well alone? Read by Frances Tomelty.


Presenter: Rowland Rivron
Author: Daragh Carville
Reader: Frances Tomelty
Producer: Heather Brennon

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

26/90. The Scottish Empire. It took an unusually persuasive salesman to get people to invest in a colony on the Panama isthmus; the result was tragically disastrous. By Christopher Lee and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. Producer Pete Atkin RT DIRECT: The hardback book of This Sceptred Isle is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Rob Brydon.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Pumpkins. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Presented By: Sheila Dillon.

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and contributors from across the globe offer perspectives on topical issues, Producer Peter Aitchison


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Peter Aitchison

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Quote.... Unquote

8/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are broadcaster Kate Adie , writer Christopher Matthew , novelist Dr Rosalind Miles and actor Ben Moor.
The reader is William Franklyn. Nigel Rees is the host. Producer Tilusha Gheiani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Dr Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Ben Moor.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Tilusha Gheiani

: The Archers

Ed hopes for a bon voyage.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews, Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gunpowder Women

A series of plays focusing on women caught up in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 1/5. The Pilgrim. By Theresa Heskins. Ann Vaux , cousin of the conspirator Robert Catesby , sets off from her Essex home on a pilgrimage to St Winifred's Well in Wales. On the way she visits some of the major Catholic families in the country and arouses suspicion.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Theresa Heskins.
Unknown: Ann Vaux
Unknown: Robert Catesby
Director: Jenny Stephens
Ann Vaux: Carolyn Pickles
William Waad: Robert Lister
Father Garnet: David Harqreaves
Jeanette: Alison Belbir
St Winifred: Charlotte Lowri
Catesby: Richard Derringtor

: Samovars on Bodmin

In the mid-1950s, Bodmin in Cornwall became the centre of a Cold War scheme to teach 5,000 national servicemen to speak Russian. John Sergeant tells the intriguing story of the Joint Services School of Linguists, and former students Alan Bennett , Dennis Potter , Michael Frayn and Eddie George reflect the way this early exposure to the Russian language influenced their future careers, Producer isobei Eaton


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Eddie George

: Crossing Continents

5/9. Pakistan. In a special report, George Arney follows one family from Luton as they travel into remote Kashmir to bring help to their relatives. And as criticism mounts of the military-led government relief operations, he asks whether this earthquake will shake up Pakistan's political landscape. Producer John Murphy Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: George Arney
Producer: John Murphy

: Nature

7/9. The Yellowstone Wolves. It's been ten years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. They are now very much a part of the ecosystem and their effect on their prey species, mainly elk, is giving wolf biologists a wonderful opportunity to witness the role of a keystone species establishing itself in its natural environment. Howard Stableford heads off into wolf country to find out how the population has developed. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am


Unknown: Howard Stableford
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

6/10. By Margery Allingham. Reader Nickolas Grace. Events have taken a nasty turn in the village of Pontisbright. Campion has disappeared - possibly shanghaied by the villainous Savanake - and his friends are at a loss. Abridger/Producer Lisa Osborne
RT DIRECT: Sweet Danger is available for £6.99 (no discount) free p&p. Address: [address removed], cheque payable to RT Direct. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkiedirect.com


Reader: Margery Allingham.
Reader: Nickolas Grace.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

Today's business in Westminster, with Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Wild Horse

Diaries 1/5. By Lizzie Spender. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Spender.

: News

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Sleepers (2/5)

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