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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.

: 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

Presented by Andrew Graystone. At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell). Philippians 2, vv3-11. Jesus Is the Name We Honour (Lawson Johnston ). Ascribe Greatness to Our God (West). Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Lawson Johnston
Music: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

1/5. Oxford. William Boyd takes the old Chinese proverb, "Plant one bamboo shoot - cut bamboo for rest of your life", as the inspiration for his new collection of essays. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Read by Anton Lesser. Producer Jane Marshall Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Bamboo by William Boyd is available for £18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visitwww.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com See also William Boyd 's A Waste of Shame on Tuesday at 9pm on BBC4


Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Read By: Anton Lesser.
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: William Boyd

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.

: Constance

1/5. By Julie Fraser.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat 7.45prn BBC AUDIO: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Julie Fraser.

: Could Do Better

3/3. It's now the summer term for the three mature trainee teachers. As they conclude their PGCEs, Jo Morris asks them if they have any regrets about the careers they've left behind. And at 50 years old, will Trevor find a job? Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Jo Morris
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Our Brave Boys

r New series 1/6. The Last New First. The final series of Christopher Lee 's comedy drama has the "boys"
1: nearing the end of their stint at the Ministry of Defence. Both the "boys" and the redoubtable Zelda discover that their feelings are surprisingly ambivalent.
Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin
Zelda: Fiona Shaw
Col George: Martin Jarvis
Wing Cdr Bryan: Christopher Neame
Cdr Bill: Christopher Godwin
Chief Petty Officer Grieves: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

16/17. The fourth semi-final. Robert Robinson is in the chair.
Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Severn Sea

A stirring tale of adventure, betrayal, love and loss set during the War of the Roses. By Simon Bovey.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Simon Bovey.
Director: Marc Beeby
Bonneville: Adrian Lukis
Fox: Scott Handy
Susanna: Colleen Prendergast
Ness: Phillip Joseph
Georges: Olivier Breuils
Tom: Gerard McDermott
Woebegone: Nick Sayce
Young woman: Sophie Roberts

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and his guests. Producer Louise Greenwood PHONE: [number removed]0444 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Commonwealth Stories

1/5. Stories by judges and winners of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's annual short story competition. The Painterboy ofDemerara. "Me, Mungo, am
Massa Hogarth 's painterboy. He come to the colony fleeing debts or mistresses or Papists, who knows? I just think what a foolish man to want to come to this swamp and snake-place called Demerara." By David Dabydeen and read by Jim Findley. Producer/Director Christine Hall


Unknown: Massa Hogarth
Unknown: David Dabydeen
Read By: Jim Findley.
Director: Christine Hall

: The Rook and Me

1/4. Winter: Roosting. At dusk 40,000 rooks gather in the Yare Valley in Norfolk, like a black carpet covering whole fields, before they return to their roosting wood.
Mark Cocker documents a year in the life of the rook, one of the most overlooked birds in the British countryside.
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Food Programme

Soup. Sheila Dillon tucks into the great tradition of the British soup. Repeated from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Comers

Gavin Esler and contributors from across the globe offer their perspectives on a wide range of topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Gavin Esler
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/7. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor ,
Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , and reluctant chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. From the London Palladium. Producer Jon Naismith Rptd Sunday 12.04pm BBC AUDIO: Selections from this award-winning quiz show are available on CD and audio cassette, including the newly released
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 9. Available at www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Archers

Eddie celebrates a successful marriage.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Flightplan, the film starring Jodie Foster as a mother whose child who disappears in the middle of a flight, is reviewed by Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Jodie Foster
Reviewed By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Constance

1/5. A Rose in Kilkenny. Renowned 20th-century florist Constance Spry was inspired by childhood walks in a bluebell wood in Ireland. Later, as a young bride, she created her first rose garden there, and escaped her loveless marriage by fleeing to England and a new life with her young son. By Julie Fraser.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Fraser.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Constance Spry: Joanna David
Rosemary: Tina Gray
Young Constance: Flora Docherty
Father: David Shaw-Parker
Norman: Martin Hyder
Gertrude Jekyll: Maria Aitken
Keira: Colleen Prendergast
Bridget: Marcella Riordan

: In the Footsteps of Jesus

New series 1/4. Jesus the Jew, Galilee. Edward
Stourton explores the new understanding of the leader of the world's largest faith. Producer Phil Pegum
Jesus the good rabbi: page 133


Producer: Phil Pegum

: Crossing Continents

8/9. Lucy Ash goes on location to investigate a topical issue. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: The Rules of Life: Life before Birth

1/8. Zoologist Aubrey Manning observes life at the edge of survival and examines what makes the difference between life and death in the wild. Tonight he discovers that the die is cast even before birth.


Presenter: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

With Andrew Marr and his guests. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

6/10. Dream Days at the Hotel Existence. Tom, Nathan, and Lucy find themselves stuck at the Chowder Inn, while Harry continues his "monkey business". Garrick Hagon reads Paul Auster 's novel. Abridged by Lauris Morgan -Griffiths. Producer Louise Armitage
RT DIRECT: Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster is available for El 5.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct
Address: [address removed] Call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Garrick Hagon
Unknown: Paul Auster
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan
Producer: Louise Armitage
Unknown: Paul Auster

: Home Truths

Michael Rosen takes a wry look at the foibles of family life. Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's business in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

1/5. Essay by William Boyd. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: William Boyd.

: News

: Three by Five

(1/2) Nigel Wrench looks at the failings of the WHO in fighting Aids in Malawi and South Africa

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy

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