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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and 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: Suburban Shaman

1/5. "To be a good doctor you have to be a compassionate chameleon, a shape shifter - a shaman." So writes Cecil Helman after a long career as both London GP and social anthropologist. Today he recalls his medical training within the rigid segregation of apartheid South Africa. Read by Miles Anderson , abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Emma Harding
Repeated at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: Suburban Shaman by is available for £9.99, including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct. Address: RT Direct, [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: Cecil Helman
Read By: Miles Anderson
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Producer: Emma Harding

: Daily Service

From Wellington Parish Church, Glasgow, with Anna Magnusson. Choir of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral conducted by Fridrik Walker. Organist Oliver Rundell.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.
Conducted By: Fridrik Walker.
Organist: Oliver Rundell.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 6/10. By Alison Joseph.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: The Boy Who Bought a Field

Archaeologist and broadcaster Francis Pryor explores the remarkable story of Stuart Wilson, a young archaeology graduate from Monmouth who has just bought a field for a considerable sum of money, convinced that he has just discovered a lost medieval town.


Presenter: Francis Pryor
Subject: Stuart Wilson
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Jigsaw

4/4. As Bille watches her mother finally lose control, the tables inevitably turn one last time. By Sybille Bedford. Dramatised by Melissa Murray.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Sybille: Claire Skinner
Alessandro: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mother: Sian Thomas
Oriane: Fenella Woolqar
Rosie: Rachel Atkins
Philippe: Kim Wall
Chemist: Gerard McDermott

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

New series 1/13. The eclectic music quiz returns for its 20th series, chaired by Ned Sherrin.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dan Quixote

Following a personal trauma, Dan McAughtry arrives back from Spain claiming he is Don Quixote. He may of course be insane, but at least he's proof that the Age of Chivalry is not yet dead. Written by John Morrison.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Dan McAughtry
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Written By: John Morrison.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Dan: Gerard Murphy
Dolores: Brid Brennan
Sandy: John Hewitt
Emily: Katy Gleadhill
McGlade: Bj Hogg
Eammon: Miche Doherty
Tommy: Alan McKee
Vagrant: Alan McKee

: Money Box Live

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


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Bath Festival Stories

1/5. The Fine Art of Survival. An old rogue living on the city streets, with a sideline in shoplifting, discovers he has something useful to offer his fellow reprobates. The first in a week of stories from the Bath Literature Festival on the theme of home and abroad. By Stella Goorney and read by John Telfer. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Stella Goorney
Read By: John Telfer.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

56/90. The Missionaries. Christian missionaries gave a different empasis to colonialism Africa. By Christopher Lee. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Christopher Eccleston , Denis Lawson and Ben Onwukwe. 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: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Denis Lawson
Unknown: Ben Onwukwe.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

How difficult is it for immigrant populations to keep their food culture alive? Sheila Dillon explores a world of new tastes from eastern Europe. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Beyond Belief

Miracle Cures. Ernie Rea and his guests discuss modern-day miracles. Do they exist, and if so, what is the evidence? Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

10/11. The ultimate parlour game, in which chairman
Nicholas Parsons attempts this week to keep control of Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck and Chris Neill. From the Shaw Theatre, London. Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
RT DIRECT: Just a Minute Best of 2005 (BBC Audiobooks) is available for £12 99 including p&p. 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: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Chris Neill.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Caroline does some detective work.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film The World's Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins - the Indian of the title being a record-breaking 1920s motor-cycle. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Jane's Story

6/10. Jane's granddaughter Ella has tracked down Arthur Woodley 's sister, Mary, in Northumberland. Alison Joseph's original crime story continues.
Producer/Director David Hunter Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arthur Woodley
Director: David Hunter
Jane: Elizabeth Bell
Ella: Ella Smith
Anthony: Nicholas Le Prevost
Frances: Lynne Verrall
Jeff: Kerry Shale
Dan: Damian Lynch
Rita: Noma Dumezweni
Sandra: Stella Duffy
Mary: Marcia Warren
Christina: Carolyn Jones
Policeman: Anthony Glennon
Mark: Kim Wall

: inside the British Presidency

2/3. Money Matters. Edward Stourton reveals what really went on behind the scenes during the six months of Britain's presidency of the European Union. The European project is in jeopardy unless members agree on a budget for the coming years. Prime Minister Tony Blair talks about his trip to eastern and central Europe in a bid to reassure member states, while President Barrosso explains why the European Commission decided to turn on the British Government. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Talks: Tony Blair

: Crossing Continents

5/13. China. Louisa Urn gets inside the Chinese health system to find out how the growing crisis is affecting everyday life. Repeated from Thursday

: Nature

8/9. Wild Escapees. Wild boar, eagle owls and ruddy ducks have all escaped into our countryside. Some are welcomed by conservationists, some are shot, and others are the focus of heated debate. So what should we do with our wild escapees? Brett Westwood investigates. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

1/10. A vivid account by Irene Nemirovsky of a disparate group of Parisians caught up in the events of June 1940 when they fled their city before the German advance. Nemirovsky's manuscript lay undiscovered for 40 years after her death in Auschwitz, when it was discovered in a suitcase kept by her daughters, and has become a French bestseller. Read by Sian Thomas. Translated by Sandra Smith and abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs
RT DIRECT: Suite Française: Storm in June by Naomi Alderman is available for £13.99 (rrp £14.99) 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: Irene Nemirovsky
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Translated By: Sandra Smith
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs
Unknown: Naomi Alderman

: Home Truths

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


Unknown: David Stafford

: 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: Suburban Shaman

1/5. By Cecil Helman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Cecil Helman.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Amadeus (2/8) For details see yesterday

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