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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev David Cooper.


Unknown: David Cooper.

: Farming Today Presented by Mark Holdstock.

The Periodic Tales
At ten points throughout today, a much-loved Radio 4 voice introduces an element from the Periodic Table and the unique role it plays in human existence.
7.29 Hedii Nicklaus on the Superman element, krypton.
8.58 Brian Perkins dramatises the effects of helium.
9.42 Trevor Harrison discovers the properties of silver.
10.58 Charlotte Green on the deadly history of arsenic.
12.54 Carole Boyd unearths a bizarre element: selenium.
1.58pm Brian Perkins on oxygen.
4.29 Hedii Nicklaus on the "goblin" element, cobalt.
5.58 Carole Boyd on palladium.
7.15 Charlotte Green on iodine's place in brain development.
9.30 Trevor Harrison on nickel, material of space stations. Producer Richard Collins See also The Periodic Table, Mon-Fri at 3.45pm


Unknown: Hedii Nicklaus
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Trevor Harrison
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Hedii Nicklaus
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Trevor Harrison
Producer: Richard Collins

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
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

: Daily Service

From the Memorial Chapel of Glasgow University, with the Rev Jennifer Macrae. Reading: Isaiah 2,1-5. Chapel Choir directed by James Grossmith. Organist Kevin Bowyer.


Unknown: Jennifer MacRae.
Directed By: James Grossmith.
Organist: Kevin Bowyer.

: Book of the Week: Edvard Munch -Behind the Scream

1/5. Childhood. Munch's early years were beset by poverty and tormented by the early death of his beloved mother and sister. He came to believe that fear, sorrow and death would be his constant companions. Read by Louis Hillyer. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT, Edvard Munch - Behind the Scream is available for E22.50 (RRP E25.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT DirectAddress: [address removed] Call [number removed]042 (national rate), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Read By: Louis Hillyer.
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill
Unknown: Edvard Munch

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Travel Stories Five writers search for their identities. 1/5. India-Lite. By Sonali Bhattacharyya.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Sonali Bhattacharyya.

: Could Do Better

New series 1/3. "I didn't think it was enough to have 'Made a lot of money' written on my tombstone. I want to make a difference." Jo Morris meets three people who've turned their backs on lucrative careers and have chosen to retrain as teachers. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Jo Morris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Agatha Raisin

5/6. The Wizard of Evesham. Starring Penelope Keith.
Agatha is alarmed when her new wizard of a hairdresser seems keen to take care of more than just her split ends.
She soon discovers that everyone in his salon has a secret and that he practises a very dark magic indeed.
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 Bloxby: Liza Sadovye
Mrs Wendl: Tina Gray
Bobby: Matthew Carter
John Orlando: John Cummins

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Five hundred people a day are diagnosed with dementia, and the numbers are rising. In the first of a daily series this month, examining the causes, treatments and impact of dementia, those living with the disease tell their story.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

14/17. The second semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from the Midlands and the north-west 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: City of Dreams - a Detective Story

By members of the Mind Arts Project, Stockport.
In a city where stolen dreams are being traded on street corners, private detective Jack Mackenzie tries to find a missing person and gets more than he bargained for.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Jack MacKenzie
Director: Nadia Molinari
Jack: Michael Beqley
Liz: Emma Cunniffe
Lenny: Kulvinder Ghir
Walter: Russell Dixon
Alan: Russell Dixon
The neighbour: Noreen Kershaw
Passenger: Chris Jack
Regular joe: Chris Jack

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Women at War

1/5. Night in the Front Line. A week of short stories written during the Second World War by and about women. In Molly Lefebure 's story, feisty Mrs Minnow , bombed out of her house, has had just about enough of Mr Hitler. Read by Julia McKenzie. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Molly Lefebure
Unknown: Mrs Minnow
Unknown: Mr Hitler.
Read By: Julia McKenzie.
Producer: Martin Jarvis

: The Periodic Table

1/5. Marking the 200th anniversary of the first atomic table, comedian Chris Addison begins his quest for new insights into the elements that 30 years ago inspired Primo Levi 's autobiographical work The Periodic Table. His search begins with a look at hydrogen. Producer Vicky shepherd


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Primo Levi

: The Food Programme

puddings. With Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: Four Corners

Gavin Esler and contributors from across the globe offer perspectives on topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

9/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are barrister and author of Rumpole of the Bailey John Mortimer , Eats, Shoots and Leaves writer Lynne Truss , ex-MP Matthew Parris and writer and comedian Jeff Green. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Bailey John Mortimer
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Jeff Green.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

David fights for democracy.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on a major exhibition of artistic treasures from Imperial China. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Travel Stories

Five writers search for their identities.
1/5. India-Lite. By Sonali Bhattacharyya. In 1993, the teenage Sonali was taken on a family holiday to India. Here she joins a rowdy, local tour group to a sanitised ashram, with Caucasian devotees drinking cafe lattes and practising "Zennis".
Director Shabina Aslam Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sonali Bhattacharyya.
Director: Shabina Aslam
Sonali: Michelle Lobo
Dad: Nicholas Khan
Driver: Shammi Aulakh
Rajneesh: Shammi Aulakh

: The Basque Children of '37

Michael Portillo tells the story of 4,000 Basque children who came to the UK to escape the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Although the motivation to bring them here was humanitarian, the children were soon to become pawns in a game of national and international politics as the dark clouds of fascism gathered over Europe. Producer Simon Evans


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Simon Evans

: Crossing Continents

6/9. In Madagascar, Olenka Frenkiel investigates whether a major mining project can live up to its billing of creating jobs without harming the environment. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel

: Nature

8/9. Autumn Review. With the current shift in the seasons, and spring and autumn arriving earlier, Paul Evans follows up on a few wildlife stories that made the headlines this year. He investigates whether certain species are just experiencing a natural flux in numbers or whether changes affecting their food sources and habitat conditions are a result of warming temperatures and will become irreversible trends. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at Ham


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: White Ghost Girls

1/5. By Alice Greenway. A tale of two sisters and the summer that ends their childhood. Vicki Simon reads a vivid and tender first novel, set in 1960s Hong Kong and told through the eyes of a 12-year-old.
Abridged by Jules Wilkinson. Producer Amber Barnfather
RT DIRECT: White Ghost Girls is available for E9.99 (RRP E10.99) 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: Alice Greenway.
Unknown: Vicki Simon
Abridged By: Jules Wilkinson.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: 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: Edvard Munch -

Behind the Scream 1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: By Their Own Hand

Michael Gallagher reports on suicide

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Suitable Boy (2/20)

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