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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Start the Week . ,

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

1/5. James Cameron 's memoir features eyewitness accounts of some of the key moments of the turn century. Nigel Cooke reads an extract that describes the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Clive Brill
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Point of Departure is available for £18.99 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address. [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT. or visit www.rtdirect. sparkledirect.com


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Nigel Cooke
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Led by Michael Wakelin. How Deep the Father Love for
Us (Townend). I John 3, vvl-8. Father I Place into Your Hands (Hewer). Fill Your Hearts with Joy and Gladness (Ode to Joy). Director of music Andy Silver.


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Minor Characters 1/5. By Joyce Johnson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: Meet the Family

the 2/2. The Step-Children. Stephanie Caiman hears from the step-children who had to deal with packing and unpacking, being mini-diplomats and the joy - or threat - of a new half-sibling. Producer SaraConkey


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman

: Jigsaw

New series 1/4. A story by Sybille Bedford about a young girl growing up in Europe between the wars When her father dies she goes to live a more cosmopolitan life with her beautiful but unreliable mother. Dramatised by Melissa Murrav.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Story By: Sybille Bedford
Dramatised By: Melissa Murrav.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Sybille: Claire Skinner
Alessandro: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mother: Sian Thomas
Rosie: Rachel Atkins
Doris: Tracey Wiles
Susan: Colleen Prenderqast
jack: Gerard McDermott
Waiter: Anthony Glennon

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Peter White and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Masterteam

11/13. London play Edinburgh in the nationwide general knowledge contest, chaired by Peter Snow. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Snow.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Nice Little Trip to Spain

The story of Great Uncle Jack's heroic death in the Spanish
Civil War is family folklore. But when the unmarked graves begin to be opened, there are as many secrets dug up as bodies - and George gets a shock. By Don Taylor
Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Don Taylor
Director: Ellen Dryden
George: Jack Shepherd
Jeremy Jonathan: Dryden Taylor
Fr Tomaso: Daniel Evans
Ramon: John Grillo
Old woman: Patricia Leventon
Luiz: Ed Weeks
Conchita: Morag Cross

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Louise Greenwood

: Passion: 1/5: Rose, Honey, Rust

1/5. For Valentine's Day, a week of stories about passion - but not necessarily the romantic kind.
"Her Ronny understood women. He used to shrug when he saw the bags, he knew she liked to have pretty things. If she'd bought something extra pricey she'd cook him a nice meal and make a fuss of him." By Kathryn Simmonds

It's St Valentine's Day tomorrow, so what better way to mark this festival of love than with five stories about: a widow who has to shop; a country fellow who loves to hunt; a woman with a compulsive need to read; a skinny lady who eats an average of 100 desserts a day; and a husband who finds his koi carp more attractive than his wife? The link between each tale is a passion that leads the individual to a moment of epiphany - be that ruin or joy - but this is where all similarities end. Today's story, for example, is that of a lonely woman who fills "the gaping great hole" since her husband's death by squandering all their savings on clothes and bags and jewellery. Wednesday's tale, however, is a very funny look into the mind of a woman who faces an "emotional meltdown" that can only be salvaged by getting her hands on a quality work of fiction. A mellifluous mix of emotions, really, which rather suits Valentine's Day after all. (Jane Anderson)


Author: Kathryn Simmonds
Reader: Eve Matheson
Producer: Viv Beeby

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

41/90. Warren Hastings. The first governor-general of British India was a skilled administrative reformer whose opponents did everything they could to maintain their self-interest. Written by Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Denis Lawson ,
Christopher Eccleston and Hugo Speer. Producer Pete Atkin BBC AUDIO: The first volume of Empire is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]. Volume 2 will be released on 13 March


Unknown: Warren Hastings.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Denis Lawson
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Hugo Speer.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Is there an Intelligent Designer, as some Christians suggest, or have scientists adequately explained the creation of the world? Ernie Rea in conversation with guests about the origins of the world. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

7/11. Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Kate Robbins and Julian Clary are this week's panellists and Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. From the Shaw Theatre in London. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
RT DIRECT: Justa a Minute Best of 2005 (BBC Audiobooks) is available for E12.99 including pSp. To order, send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call [number removed] (national rate) quoting [number removed], or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Kenton gets romantic.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney 's film about the American newsman Edward Murrow and his battle with Senator Joseph McCarthy. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: George Clooney
Unknown: Edward Murrow
Unknown: Joseph McCarthy.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Minor Characters

1/5. The astonishing, bittersweet, insider account of the Beat generation by the lover and muse of Jack Kerouac , Joyce Johnson. Laced with a jazz soundtrack, it traces a young woman's coming-of-age in America of the 1950s. Joyce Glassman is the only child of aspirational Jewish parents living in New York, and is just about to discover the bohemian lifestyle - with its pleasures and pitfalls. By Joyce Johnson , adapted by Rachael McGill.
Producer/Director Graham Frost Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.
Unknown: Joyce Glassman
Unknown: Joyce Johnson
Adapted By: Rachael McGill.
Narrator: Suzanne Bertlsh
Joyce: Jaimi Barbakoff
Elise: Clara Perez
Mother: Joyce Springer
Father: Michael Roberts
Alex Greer: Ewan Bailey
Jack Kerouac: David Jarvis

: Hotel Anthrax

1/2. During the Cold War, Fort Detrick near Washington DC was home to America's top secret biological weapons research project. Allan Urry meets some of those who took part and reveals the extraordinary lengths to which they went in order to conduct their experiments. Producer David Lewis


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis

: Crossing Continents

2/13. Julian Pettifer travels to the US to report on the unlikely new champions of environmentalism among the evangelical right. But will they persuade the Bush administration to introduce new policies on curbing emissions of greenhouse gases? He also finds out about the growing number of big corporations using renewable energy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Nature

5/9. The Animal Image. What do the creators of the latest wildlife blockbuster series on television have in common with the ice-age artists who gave such prominence to animal images on their cave walls? Paul Evans explores the power and meaning of the animal image over the past 13,000 years. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Paul Evans
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: This Thing of Darkness

6/10. Rio de Janeiro, I August 1830. Harry Thompson 's novel charts the dramatic voyages of the Beagle and the careers of her captain, Robert Fitzroy , and the ship's naturalist, Charles Darwin. As the Beagle nears the end of her two-year mission to map the waters and coasts of South America, the ship picks up four native Fuegians.
Read by Christian Rodska, abridged by James Robertson. Producer Bruce Young
RT DIRECT: This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson is available for E7.99 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: [address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visitwww.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Unknown: Robert Fitzroy
Unknown: Charles Darwin.
Read By: Christian Rodska
Abridged By: James Robertson.
Producer: Bruce Young
Unknown: Harry Thompson

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

The first of the week's reports from Westminster. Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

1/5. By James Cameron. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Cameron.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Istanbul (2/5) For details see Sunday

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