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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Creator of the Earth and Skies (Breslau). Psalm 130, vvi-8. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (trad American, arr Chilcott). Christ,
Be Our Light (Farrell). Director of music Joanne Leonard.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Joanne Leonard.

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

1/5. Part memoir, part travelogue, this is Nick Thorpe s account of his quest to circumnavigate Scotland by hitching rides on boats. Today Thorpe's journey begins on a boat from outside his home on the Union Canal in Edinburgh. Reader Greg Powrie. Abridged by the author. Producer Kirsteen Cameron
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Adrift in Caledonia by Nick Thorpe is available for £11.99 (rrp E12.99) 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: Nick Thorpe
Reader: Greg Powrie.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron
Unknown: Nick Thorpe

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Our Father Who Art in the Tree 1/5. By Judy Pascoe. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Judy Pascoe.

: Virus Wars

It is 20 years since the first computer virus appeared. Now experts estimate there are 115,000 viruses at work on the worldwide web, with 2,000 new ones added to the internet every month. Quentin Cooper investigates their impact and discovers how anti-virus companies are battling to beat them.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Patrick Campbell

: Object Lessons

Everyone mumbles at inanimate objects, but Mark really talks to them and, what's more, they answer back. Comic Mark Maier writes and performs this drama, voicing all the characters, including a cantankerous French car squabbling keys, a dried-out felt tip pen, a lonely sock, and a rejected teddy bear. Producer/Director Liz Webb


Unknown: Mark Maier
Director: Liz Webb

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

2/13. This week's contestants in the eclectic music quiz are from Yorkshire and Lancashire. 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: The Bride's Chamber

A ghost story that Charles Dickens experiences while on a walking tour of the North with Wilkie Collins. From
Charles Dickens 's The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, adapted by Michael Eaton.
Producer Nicholas Newton : Director Sebastian Graham-Jones


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Wilkie Collins.
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Adapted By: Michael Eaton.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Wilkie Collins/Young man: Alan Cox
Charles Dickens: Gawn Grainger
The Landlord: John Tarns
The Merchant: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Hardman/Man in black: Jack Shepherd
Mrs Pinchbeck: Lynn Farleigh
Ellen, the bride: Lucy Davenport
Scientific gentleman 1: Andrew Neal
Scientific gentleman 2: Sean Scanlon

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby 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: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: My Animals and Other Family

1/5. A Bushbaby from Harrods. The Harrods zoo is as close to heaven as anywhere ten-year-old Julia has been, and Congo the bushbaby is the first love of her life. A series of autobiographical stories written and read by Julia Blackburn. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Read By: Julia Blackburn.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: Chute

1/5. Not Just for Fun. Chutes play a role in our lives from birth to death. In charting their origins, Dylan Winter discovers them everywhere, including in education and entertainment. producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Should the bodies revealed by the recent archaeological discoveries at the Pyramids be left in peace? Ernie Rea and his guests discuss the issue. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Second Test. Including at 7.00 News and at 9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

11/11. Panellists Paul Merton , Tony Hawks, Clement Freud and Gyles Brandreth attempt to avoid hesitating, repeating or deviating from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons. From the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. 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 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: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Jack makes a big decision.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on the film V for Vendetta, set in 2020 in a totalitarian Britain, with a screenplay by the Wachowski brothers, the team behind The Matrix. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Our Father Who Art in the Tree

1/5. When her father dies suddenly of a heart attack, ten-year-old Simone discovers that he is actually living at the top of the tree in their yard in Brisbane, Australia. Of course, no-one believes her. A heartwarming story by Judy Pascoe , dramatised by Kate McAII.
Producer/Director Jeremy Howe Repeated from 10.45am


Story By: Judy Pascoe
Dramatised By: Kate McAii.
Director: Jeremy Howe
Simone: Lucinda Cowden
Her mum: Abigail McKern
Gladys: Anne Charleston
Daisy: Mia Soteriou
Sandra: Angela Barlow
The drain man: John Telfer
Edward: Oliver J Hembrough
James: Charlie Masters
MrsO'Grady: Amy Clifton
Father Gilroy: Steve Devereaux
Fireman: Paul Mohan

: inside the British Presidency

3/3. Edward Stourton reveals what really went on behind the scenes during the six months of Britain's presidency of the European Union. Britain's rebate is under threat. Prime Minister Tony Blair and Foreign Secretary
Jack Straw describe how Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel saved the day. Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Angela Merkel

: Crossing Continents

6/13. St Pierre and Miquelon. With their fishing industry gone, the French possessions of St Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic just off Canada, have launched a bid to seize control of a huge tract of undersea territory in order to exploit its oil and gas reserves. Bill Law explores the little islands spoiling for a big fight. Repeated from Thursday

: Nature

9/9. Frogs and Toads. As springtime approaches and ponds reverberate to the sounds of excited croaking, Brett Westwood hears the success story of the British garden frog. But he also learns about a new amphibian disease that threatens the country's population of frogs and toads. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Française: Storm in June

6/10. Mme Pericand tries to get her brood to Nimes, while her second son, Hubert, takes another step towards adulthood. Sian Thomas continues to read Irene Nemirovsky's novel about the German occupation of France that follows a disparate group of Parisians as they flee their homes. Translated by Sandra Smith and abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs
RT DIRECT: Suite Française: Storm in June by Irene Nemirovsky 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: Mme Pericand
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky
Translated By: Sandra Smith
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky

: Home Truths

Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Susan Hulme.


Presented By: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week: Adrift in Caledonia

1/5. By Nick Thorpe. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nick Thorpe.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Amadeus (7/8) For details see yesterday

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