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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father John Fitzsimmons.


Unknown: Father John Fitzsimmons.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Taking a Stand

4/6. Fergal Keane talks to different individuals who, through conviction or circumstances, have taken a stand against something significant. What motivated them to act and what were the consequences of the decision? Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Who Killed Christianity?

5/5. Pope John Paul II. "He responded with a totalitarian papacy." Each week, David Starkey argues that one of five major figures distorted or even betrayed the Christian faith. Two defenders argue back. Producer David coomes


Unknown: John Paul Ii.
Unknown: David Starkey

: Book of the Week: Foreign Babes in Beijing

2/5. Rachel DeWoskin arrives in China to work for an American PR firm. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rachel Dewoskin

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Will You Come and Follow Me (Kelvingrove). John 12, vv20-26. Here I Am, Lord
(Schutte, arr Archer). Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Rustington). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 A Harlot's Progress 2/5. By Jonathan Myerson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: The Rules of Life

3/8. Going Independent. Aubrey Manning explores that difficult time between infancy and adulthood in animals as wide-ranging as seabirds, elephants and lions. Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Mary Colwell

: All the Right Notes, Not Necessarily in theRight Order

2/4. Anna Russell : queen of musical parody. Classical musician and comedian Rainer Hersch profiles entertainers who have combined comedy and serious music. Today he looks at the life and work of Anna Russell - now 95 years old - famous for her analytical send-up of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Anna Russell
Unknown: Rainer Hersch
Unknown: Anna Russell
Producer: Julian Mayers

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Playing Rosa's Tune - Music of the Civil Rights Struggle

2/3. The arrest and conviction of Rosa Parks on 1 December 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, was the spark that ignited the civil rights movement in America. It was a movement fuelled by music, and organisations like the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, with its own SNCC Freedom Singers, were quick to recognise the power of song. Stephen Evans travels to Montgomery to talk to those involved in the movement and its music.


Presenter: Stephen Evans
Producer: Paul Evans

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Under the Loofah Tree

A new production to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Giles Cooper , one of radio's most original and imaginative dramatists. In this play, first broadcast in 1958, a man is having a bath. Every imaginative device is used to expose his life, his aspirations and his will to survive. Introduced by dramatist Michael Bakewell.
Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Edward: Michael Maloney
Muriel: Jenny Funnell
Rory: Thomas Helm
Compere: Sam Kelly
Judkin: Sam Kelly
Traveller: Bernard Cribblns
Sgt: Bernard Cribbins
Head: Ian Masters
Father: Ian Masters
Mother: Sandy Walsh

: Home Planet

Richard Daniel presents the magazine that deals with environmental issues. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email: home.planet 8>bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Salesman in Beijing

2/3. The marriage between play and players begins to emerge as Beijing's Chinese actors find their way into
Arthur Miller 's Death of a Salesman. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Arthur Miller

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

37/90. Imperialism and Edward Wakefield. By the 1830s, the British were becoming aware that their empire had outgrown its status as a large-scale trading opportunity.
Some were seeing great possibilities as far from Britain as it was possible to go. Christopher Lee 's history of the British Empire. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Edward Wakefield.
Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Law in Action

2/9. Barrister Clive Coleman cuts through the legal jargon to explain what's happening in the world of law and how it affects everyday life. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: A Good Read

10/10. News presenter Jon Snow and enthusiast for design and popular culture Sir Christopher Frayling tell Sue MacGregor about the books they love. producer Beth O'Dea Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Presenter: Jon Snow
Unknown: Sir Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Beth O'Dea

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: It's That Jo Caulfield Again

5/6. Through sketches, stand-up and audience participation, Jo Caulfield looks at emails and offers a unique approach to dealing with internet scams. Starring Jo Caulfield , with Alan Francis , Simon Greenall and Sharon Horgan. Written by Jo Caulfield and Kevin Anderson. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Sharon Horgan.
Written By: Jo Caulfield
Written By: Kevin Anderson.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Emma finds the magic solution.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the film Proof, starring Gwyneth Paltrow as the daughter of a brilliant but increasingly deluded maths professor, played by Anthony Hopkins. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Gwyneth Paltrow
Played By: Anthony Hopkins.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: A Harlot's Progress

2/5. Moll the Harlot. The innocent country girl is now a City trader's courtesan. By Jonathan Myerson.
For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: File on 4

2/9. The public is supposed to be protected from the most dangerous criminals when they are released from prison. But recent cases of brutal murder reveal serious flaws in the system' for managing risk. Gerry Northam reports. Producer Liz Carney Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Liz Carney

: 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

5/12. Stroke. Someone who's had a stroke needs to be treated within three hours to have the best chance of recovery. But often this doesn't happen because there's little public awareness of the symptoms of stroke. Dr Mark Porter explores how the medical profession, the Government and charities are raising the profile of this condition, which is one of the biggest killers in the UK, affecting both the young and the elderly.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Check Up on Thursday at 3pm takes listener's questions about strokes


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: This Thing of Darkness

2/10. Dungeness Point, Patagonia, I April 1828
The crew of the Beagle encounter giant Indians who paint themselves in red-and-white crosses. Written by Harry Thompson. For details see yesterday


Written By: Harry Thompson.

: Jon Ronson on ...

4/6. Friendship. Jon Ronson asks whether friendship is over if the power balance becomes skewed.
Laurence Howarth recounts how a relationship ended because his girlfriend wouldn't reveal her date of birth for two years, Caitlin Moran discusses a moment when friendship was challenged over bird-flu vaccine and John visits a party held by a woman who has 25,000 "friends" in her Contacts bOOk. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Caitlin Moran
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: Today in Parliament

The day's events from Westminster. With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Foreign Babes in

Beijing 2/5. By Rachel DeWoskin. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rachel Dewoskin.

: News

: Masterpiece

Advertising discussions (3/4)

: Sports International

Judge and Jury (1/2)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Short Story Competition Winners (3/5) A Cold Spell by Diana

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