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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Andrew Graystone.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.

: 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 Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda tor the Week. Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80 - the Biographer's View

1/5. The Little Princesses. By Marion Crawford. A week-long series of excerpts from different royal biographies. The early years of the Queen, as told by her affectionate governess "Crawfie", in the first royal biography to rock the palace. In today's episode "Lilibet" has to attend the funeral procession for her grandfather King George V and move to Buckingham Palace when her father becomes king. Abridged by Doreen Estall and read by Hannah Gordon. Producer Kate Howells
Repeated 12.30am
See also The Queen at 80: Writing the Royals at 8pm

RT DIRECT: The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford is available for £6.99 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 [web address removed]


Unknown: Marion Crawford
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Hannah Gordon
Producer: Kate Howells
Unknown: Marion Crawford

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, in Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Welsh Chamber Singers.
Director of music Avril Harding. Organist John Cheer.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: John Cheer.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 With Love from Me to You 1/5.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Young Governors

2/3. Clare English follows three new, fast-tracked prison governors as they find their feet. In an environment where drug smuggling, suicide attempts and violence are part of the daily diet, there is much to learn. And, with many staff hostile to the fast-track scheme, there s the added pressure of fitting in. Within a year, with little experience of life, let alone prison, they'll be managing staff old enough to be their parents. Producer Deborah Dudgeon


Producer: Deborah Dudgeon

: Ayres on the Air

5/6 The Old Days. Pam Ayres 's mix poetry, anecdotes and sketches is themed around nostalgia this week. She's joined by Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Claire Jones
BBC AUDIO: Ayres on the Air, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Producer: Claire Jones

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

7/13 Contestants from Essex and Oxfordshire join
Ned Sherrin in the musical general knowledge quiz that includes a host of anecdotes and musical extracts. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

3/4. Sins of the Fathers. A runaway bridegroom and a vicious blackmailer bring double trouble for McLevy and deadlv dancer for Constable Mulholland. By David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Inspector McLevy: Brian Cox
Marshall: Tom Fleming
Jean: Slobhan Redmond
Constable Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Bellamy: Ron Donachie
Mrs Sheridan: Eliza Lanqland
Sheridan: Jim Webster-Stewart

: 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

: Literary Misfits

1/5. The Case of the Scream in the Night. When a mysterious Miss Jane Eyre calls at Sherlock Holmes 's Baker Street residence, little does he suspect just how mysterious her case will turn out to be. This story, by Eilis Nf Dhuibhne , read by Michael Maloney , starts a week of literary mayhem as some of fiction's best-loved characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.
Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: Miss Jane Eyre
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Story By: Eilis Nf Dhuibhne
Read By: Michael Maloney
Producer: Heather Brennon

: Inside the Queen's Head

1/5. In the week of the Queen's 80th birthday, poet Lemn Sissay begins an arduous journey in search of the hopes, fears and foibles of Her Majesty's subjects - as seen through the bottom of a glass in pubs that bear her name. Gay Bar. At the Queen's Head in Brighton, the female-impersonating landlord has replaced the pub sign with a picture of Freddie Mercury. Lemn finds a lesbian anarchist, a male voice choir and a man who believed the Queen was his mother. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Producer: Philip Sellars

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon gives in to pleasure and celebrates chocolate. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Four Corners

3/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

5/9. Exchanging favourite quotations, jokes and anecdotes are journalist Anna Ford , actor Simon Jones , Welsh national poet Gwyneth Lewis and comedian Mark Steel. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Sid and Jolene glimpse the future.
For cast see page 52 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Baby Peggy was a child film star in the 1920s, worth millions of dollars at the age of five, and over the hill at the age of eight. Now aged 87, she reflects on her career in conversation with Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: With Love from Me to You

1/5. A series of exchanges between contemporary poets living in the UK and Europe. Over several months, pairs of poets correspond through email, giving an insight into the online life of a modern-day poet. Today the Shetlandic poet Christine de Luca and Rina Katajavuori from Finland discuss politics, poetry, children, global warming, landscape and language.
Producer Susan Roberts Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christine de Luca
Unknown: Rina Katajavuori
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Queen at 80: Writing the Royals

Library and bookshop shelves bulge with biographies about the monarchy, dating back as far as the royal institution itself. From hagiography to political salvos, their motivation and character varies enormously - yet few are labelled "official". Denys Blakeway explores the spectacle and spin involved in writing royal biographies and talks to authors such as Philip Ziegler , Hugo Vickers and Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Denys Blakeway
Unknown: Philip Ziegler
Unknown: Hugo Vickers
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Crossing Continents

11/13. Who Will Succeed President Fidel Castro ?
President Castro is nearing 80. Nick Caistor explores the options for, and immense pressures on, this revolutionary Caribbean nation in the era following El Presidente. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Fidel Castro
Unknown: Nick Caistor

: The Wonderful World of Neem

An organic pesticide, a spermicide, a weapon against malaria, a natural toothbrush - many claim the great neem tree of South Asia can deliver all these benefits and more. Charles Haviland freshens his mouth with a neem twig and explores the science behind the tree known in India as the village pharmacy. Producer Anna Horsbrugh-Porter


Unknown: Charles Haviland
Producer: Anna Horsbrugh-Porter

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

6/15. In 1947 Viv was having an affair with Reggie; Helen and Julia were living uneasily together; and Duncan was living with Mr Mundy. But what were they all doing three years before? The story shifts to 1944. Read by Rosalind Ayres. By Sarah Waters. Abridger/Producer Martin Jarvis
RT DIRECT: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters is available for £14.99 (rrp E16.99) 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: Mr Mundy.
Read By: Rosalind Ayres.
Unknown: Sarah Waters.
Producer: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Sarah Waters

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Book of the Week: The Queen at 80- the Biographer's View

1/5. The Little Princesses. Repeated from 9.45am

: Analysis

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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