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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
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 the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: The Long View

4/6. Jonathan Freedland and guests go in search of the past behind the present, exploring a moment in history that illuminates a contemporary debate. Producer Neil George Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Producer: Neil George

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. All Creatures of Our God and King (Laast uns erfreuen). Colossiansi, vv15-20. Creed
(Tallis). Love of the Father. Love of God the Son (Song 22). Director of music Ian Tracey.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Ian Tracey.

: Thirty Years and More

1/3. Melanie McFadyean talks to couples about relationships that have survived the stresses and strains of a long-term partnership. Today she meets the grandparents of toddler Ben Needham , who went missing on the Island Of KOS in 1991. Producer Bob Dickinson


Talks: Melanie McFadyean
Unknown: Ben Needham
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Book of the Week: White on Black

2/5. "I'm convinced that life and literature have more than enough of the dark side. I write about goodness, triumph, joy and love." Ruben Galllego 's memoir, read by Stephen Tompkinson. For details see yesterday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Ruben Galllego
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Voyage Out 2/10. By Virginia Woolf.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Clothes Line

Mike Wooldridge travels to Zambia to find out what happens to Britain's second-hand clothes. Most of the garments we donate to charity shops are sold on to rag traders who export them to Africa. In Zambia, the trade is known as "salaula" - meaning to rummage through a pile - and salaula now clothes everyone, from MPs to Lusaka's Street dwellers. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: The Palace of Laughter - Stateside

3/3. Geoffrey Wheeler concludes his series on the history of American vaudeville with a look at how some of the theatres reinvented themselves in order to survive when vaudeville died in the 1930s, many of them now flourishing theatrical and musical venues. producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Libby Cross

: 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

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Soul Music

4/4. Widor's Toccata. Ever since Widor's Toccata was used at two Royal weddings this organ piece has become a firm favourite. Organist Thomas Trotter dispels the myths about playing it; Daniel Roth explains what it's like to be Widor's successor as organist at St Sulpice in Paris; and record producer Simon Cooper talks about hearing a version of the piece that led him to become a composer himself. Producer RosieBoulton Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Organist: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Daniel Roth
Talks: Simon Cooper

: The Archers

Repeatedfrom yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Cenci Family

Rome, 1599. A young girl, Beatrice Cenci , stands trial for the murder of her father Francesco Cenci, the first
Godfather of the Italian mafia. Written by Lizzie Hopley.
Producer/Director Lu Kemp
Pope Clement VIII Ronald Pickup Bishop Camillo Owen Teale Bernardo Peter Innes


Unknown: Beatrice Cenci
Written By: Lizzie Hopley.
Director: Lu Kemp
Unknown: Camillo Owen Teale
Unknown: Bernardo Peter Innes
Guido Reni: Daniel Evans
Beatrice: Sally Hawkins
Cardinal Savella: Gerrard McArthur

: Home Planet

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


Unknown: Richard Daniel
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Stories of the Heart and Mind

2/5. Grandfather's Medals. In spite of serving in the armed forces when their country needed them, many
Gypsies found that the peacetime population was reluctant to accept them on their return. A recent brush with the law reminds Bill Lee of an encounter his grandfather had With the police in 1918. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Bill Lee

: The Oak Tree

2/5. It is winter, and although the oak appears lifeless, insects seek out shelter in its bark and a thrush sings from its highest branch. For details see yesterday

: Law in Action

8/9. Barrister Clive Coleman cuts through the jargon to explain what's new in the world of law. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: Test Match SpecialIndia v England

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. Including at 7.00 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Learning Curve

6/7. The guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. producer Katy Hickman Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Katy Hickman

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: No Commitments

5/6. Taking Chances. Roger's in despair about retiring, Emily has dramatic news from Australia, and Charlotte's television career really seems to be reviving. So lucky
Anna will be on hand to pick up the pieces. By Simon Brett.
Producer Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Simon Brett
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Felicity Montagu
Roger: Bill Nighy
Emily: Lisa Coleman
Nick: Kieran Hili
Melissa: Judy Flynn

: The Archers

Sid learns not to make assumptions.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on Spike Lee 's film Inside Man, starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Spike Lee
Unknown: Clive Owen.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Voyage Out

2/10. Rachel is overwhelmed by the arrival of the Dalloways, but why is Helen so sceptical? By Virginia Woolf. For cast and more details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: File on 4

8/9. The Child Support Agency is the latest public body to turn to private bailiffs for help in recovering cash owed to it in taxes, fines and maintenance payments. Allan Urry investigates and asks who really benefits when the bailiff calls. Producer Rob Cave Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Allan Urry

: 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

11/12. Hernia. More than 100,000 hernia operations are carried out in the UK each year. It's the most common procedure performed on men. Dr Mark Porter investigates which treatments are best for different kinds of hernia. Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
Check Up on Thursday at 3pm takes listeners' calls on hernia


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: The Long View

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

2/10. A book inscribed with the mark of Vlad Drakulya , an anonymous warning, and a gruesome death in an Oxford college. By Elizabeth Kostova. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Vlad Drakulya
Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Small Gods

4/4. Deacon Vorbis has returned triumphantly to Omnia. He proclaims himself the One True Prophet. But Brutha knows what really happened in the desert and the Great God Om is still out there, stuck in the body of a tortoise. By Terry Pratchett , dramatised by Robin Brooks. Nhumrod played by Geoffrey Beevers; Guard and Goddess played by Gerard McDermott ; P'Tang-P'Tang played by John Cummins Producer Claire Grove ; Director Gordon House


Unknown: Deacon Vorbis
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Dramatised By: Robin Brooks.
Played By: Gerard McDermott
Played By: John Cummins
Producer: Claire Grove
Narrator: Anton Lesser
Om: Patrick Barlow
Brutha: Carl Prekopp
Vorbis/lo: Alex Jennings
Sun God: Geoffrey Beevers
Fergman/Didactylos/Dhblah: Gerard McDermott
Um/Borvorius: John Cummins
Sgt Simony/Sub-Deacon: Nick Sayce
Death/Argavisti: Michael Kilnarih

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: White on Black

2/5. Memoir by Ruben Gallego. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruben Gallego.

: News

: Masterpiece

: Sports International

World Cup 2007 (3/3)

: News

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Test Match Special

India v England: The fifth day's play in the Third Test. Producer Peter Baxter •app roximate times
4.45 Off the Shelf: Short Story Competition Winners (3/5) Vassil by Zdravka Evtimova , read by Jonathan Keeble 5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Producer: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Zdravka Evtimova
Read By: Jonathan Keeble

: Test Match Special

India v England
Commentary on the fifth day's play in the Third Test in Mumbai. including at 7.00 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament, and at 9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate times


Producer: Peter Baxter

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