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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.

: Thought for the Day

With Canon David Winter.

: 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 the Rev Stephen Shipley. Hark! A Herald Voice Is Calling (Merton). Isaiah 40, vvl-8. Out of Your Sleep (Bennett). Wake, 0 Wake! (Wachet auf). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.

: Book of the Week. The City of failing Angels

1/5. John Berendt reads a series of extracts from his new book: a canal-level view of that most enigmatic and beautiful city - Venice. Abridged by Laurence Wareing. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: This book is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including pSp. 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: John Berendt
Abridged By: Laurence Wareing.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

By Charlotte Cory.
1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: A Wire around the World

In 1872, the final link in a cable joining Adelaide and London was made using the newly invented telegraph. To reach this stage, engineers and explorers had hacked their way through the forests of Borneo, tramped across the blistering deserts of central Australia and pioneered new marine cable-laying technology. Physicist and writer Paul Davies uses the latest satellite technology to re-link the ends of the original cable and hear the epic story of its Construction. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Paul Davies
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Our Brave Boys

2/6. Pills for the Boys. Where did the idea of Personnel of Medically Enhanced Capability come from? Is it science fiction? And is there any connection with the pills Bryan seems anxious Zelda should take? The final series of Christopher Lee 's comedy drama.
Producer Rosalind Ayres ; Director Pete Atkin


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

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news, with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

17/17. The final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz. 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: Jack's Love

Duncan views his teenage son Jack as a good-for-nothing. It hasn't helped matters that Jack has got into trouble and spent time in a youth detention centre. But is Duncan himself without blame? By Michael Hastings.


Writer: Michael Hastings
Producer/Director: Peter Kavanagh
Duncan: David Troughton
Hetty: Jane Bertish
Jack: Nicholas Hoult
Rhavinda: Dipika Guha
Warden/Waiter: Gerard McDermott

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Natasha and Other Stories

1/5. Tapka. Six-year-old Mark and his cousin Jana are given the task of looking after Tapka, the beloved dog of a childless couple. A series of stories, by David Bezmozgis , featuring the Bermans, a family of Russian Jews who arrive in Toronto in the early 1980s. Read by Rufus Jones. Abridger/ Producer Jill Waters


Stories By: David Bezmozgis
Read By: Rufus Jones.
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Last Best Place - Stories from the Steppe

1/5. Mongolia occupies a special place in the imagination, fuelled by images of Mongol hordes tearing through the landscapes. Dominic Ziegler travels across the country in search of the essence of this wildest of countries. Today he explores the special meaning of the Mongolian New Year. Producer Clive Brill


Unknown: Dominic Ziegler
Producer: Clive Brill

: The Food Programme

The winners of this year's BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, presented by Sheila Dillon. See Choices: page 130. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Presented By: Sheila Dillon.

: Four Corners

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


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/7. Jack Dee joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. From the Brighton Dome. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 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: Jack Dee
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Jack returns to Home Sweet Home.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, reviews and an interview with Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

1/5. The Big Bang. A comic, exuberant journey into a child's imagination, by Charlotte Cory. Allaetitia and her family are upwardly mobile, upgrading in 1960s Luton. Moving Day coincides with Bonfire Night so fireworks, metaphorical and actual, are inevitable.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Patricia Hodqe
Allaetitia: Ellie Saqer
Noreen: Janice McKenzie
Malcolm: David Fleeshman
Hortense: Rosie Fleeshman
Percival/Gerald: Ashley Margolis
Radio announcer: Geoffrey Wheeler
Bored librarian/Posh neighbour/Ida/Madame B: Christine Brennan
Fred/Mr Toogood/Milkman/Mr Belhasset: Alexander Delamere
Arnie: Terence Mann
MrsToogood: Charlotte Cory
Mrs Peaslea: Julia Rounthwaite

: In the Footsteps of Jesus

2/4. Jesus the God, Jerusalem. Edward Stourton explores the changing understanding of the leader of the world's largest faith. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Crossing Continents

9/9. New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina struck, the New Orleans Police Department was among the lowest-paid in the country. Of the 1,400-strong force, 250 are said to have deserted immediately. Two officers took their own lives, while about 80 per cent lost their homes. Many are now living on a ship, their families scattered. How does such a shattered force rebuild its morale and reputation? John Murphy tells their stories. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Murphy

: The Rules of Life

2/8. Early Days. The first few hours or days of life are crucial to an animal's survival. Even at this vulnerable stage there are choices to be made and obstacles to be overcome. Zoologist Aubrey Manning examines the early days of young creatures as diverse as seals, bees, chickens and baboons. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales

1/5. The 12 Wild Ducks. Before she died in 1992, Angela Carter edited two volumes of her favourite fairy tales, which have been republished as a single volume. Tonight's tale is a Norwegian version of the Snow White story and involves 13 siblings, a cruel enchantment, and a very wicked stepmother. Read by Eileen McCallum. Abridger/Producer Kirsteen Cameron
RT DIRECT: This book is available for E11.99 (RRP E12.99) 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: Angela Carter
Read By: Eileen McCallum.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: The City of Falling

Angels 1/5. By John Berendt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Berendt.

: News

: News

: Health Matters

HI V/Aids - What Works?

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (17/20)

: Test Match SpecialPakistan v England

The first day's play in the third and final Test from Lahore. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin -Jenkins and Arlo White. With experts Geoffrey Boycott , Vic Marks and Rameez Raja. Including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers; 8.31-8.58 Yesterday in Parliament;
9.45 10.00 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Christopher Martin
Commentary By: Arlo White.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Rameez Raja.
Producer: Peter Baxter

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