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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


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

: 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: Penguins Stopped Play

1/5. Before his death last year, Harry Thompson completed this comic travelogue about playing his favourite sport -cricket - on seven continents, which is abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Nicholas Boulton. Today, the first match is oddly interrupted as Harry stands on an ice flow with bat in hand. Producer Duncan Minshull
Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Penguins Stopped Play by Harry Thompson is available for Ell.99 (rrp 212.99) 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.rtdirectsparkledirectcom


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Nicholas Boulton.
Producer: Duncan Minshull
Play By: Harry Thompson

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). Proverbs 4, vvl-9. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). Be Thou My
Vision (Slane). With Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 I Leap over the Wall 1/5. By Monica Baldwin. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Monica Baldwin.

: The Young Governors .

3/3. Clare English meets the governors of Holloway and Bristol prisons to learn what it takes to run these mini-towns within walls. Producer Deborah Dudgeon


Producer: Deborah Dudgeon

: Ayres on the Air

6/6. Food. This week Pam Ayres 's mix of poetry, anecdotes and sketches is themed around what and how we eat. She is 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 Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Counterpoint

8/13. Ned Sherrin chairs another contest of varied musical knowledge, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Sat at llpm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

4/4. The Devil's Disguise. Leith is facing an outbreak of street robbery, with wallets being plundered at razor-point. It's Hallowe'en and, as the Devil comes a-calling, McLevy faces one of the hardest decisions of his life. By David Ashton.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Inspector McLevy: Brian Cox
Marshall: Tom Fleming
Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Constable Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Roach: David Ashton
Hannah: Colette O'Neil
Carne: Paul Young
Paton: Simon Donaldson
Beth: Laura Smales

: 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

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

1/5. Stars to Push. Stanley Baxter reads this humorous tale by Neil Munro. As the 20th century begins, the days of the dignified travelling salesman wandering the Highlands are numbered. But Jimmy Swan is different; after all, his sample cases are full of poetry, dreams and "human joy". Abridger/Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro.
Unknown: Jimmy Swan

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

1/5. When great scientific minds collide, the fallout is both personal and vicious. William Hartston rakes through the muck kicked up by clashes of scientific titans. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton in London and Gottfried Leibniz in what is now Germany, squabbled over who developed the mathematical technique Of calculus. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: William Hartston
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Food Programme

Exploring the food issues of the day. With Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.

: Four Corners

4/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Hosted by Anne Mackenzie. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: Quote.... Unquote

6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations, jokes and anecdotes are The Daily Telegraph's Celia Haddon , comedian Natalie Haynes , poet Ruth Padel and national treasure Brian Sewell. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Natalie Haynes
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Eddie looks for a gap in the market.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A review of Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room, a documentary about the collapse of the huge American energy company. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: I Leap over the Wall

1/5. The autobiography of Monica Baldwin who, having entered a closed order of nuns in 1914 a few months before the beginning of the First World War, emerges 28 years later during the Blitz into a world changed beyond belief. Dramatised by April de Angelis .
Other parts played by members of the cast;
Producer/Director Anne Edyvean Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Monica Baldwin
Dramatised By: April de Angelis
Director: Anne Edyvean
Monica: Celia Imrie
Freda: Cheryl Campbell
Novice mistress: Elizabeth Bell
Gay: Liza Sadovy
Maudie: Louisa Milwood Haigh
Di: Tracy Wiles
Uncle Stan: Thomas Wheatley
Windham: Kim Wall
Wim: Anthony Glennon

: Chernobyl Story

It was on 26 April 1986 that the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at Chernobyl in the former USSR
(now Ukraine). In the days that followed, the workers' town of Pripyat was emptied, its inhabitants never to return to their homes. Millions of people were subjected to radioactive fallout. But was it quite the overwhelming tragedy that most reports have suggested? Bridget Kendall travels to Chernobyl to find out, with contributions from former residents and experts including Dr Hans Blix - then director of the International Atomic and Energy Agency. Producer Ariane Koek


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Unknown: Dr Hans Blix
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Crossing Continents

12/13. Balkan Eurovision. "If we can't sing in harmony it is better we don't appear in Europe," said the head of Serbian TV after the contest to choose a song to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest this year ended in allegations of fixing, political interference and a near riot. Tim Judah explores the Balkans' politics, conflicts and aspirations through the prism of the song competition. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Judah

: The Last Great Wilderness

1/2. The forest canopy remains one of the world's most inaccessible places. Besides being the main interface between the atmosphere and life on Earth in the control of our climate, it's thought that 40 per cent of all species live there. Andrew Luck-Baker ventures up into Australia's Daintree rainforest canopy in a quest to unlock its biological secrets. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: 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

11/15. London 1944. Helen and Julia take a night-time walk that Kay doesn't know about. Pretty typist Viv makes an emotional call to Reggie at his unit. Read by Rosalind Ayres. By Sarah Waters. Abridger/Producer Martin Jarvis
RT DIRECT: The Night Watch by Sarah Waters is available for E14.99 (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


Read By: Rosalind Ayres
Unknown: Sarah Waters
Producer: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Sarah Waters

: 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: PenguinsStopped Play

1/5. Comic travelogue by Harry Thompson about playing his favourite sport, cricket, on seven different continents. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Harry Thompson

: Analysis

: News

: Alcohol (1/4)

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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