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: News

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his 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 Dr Bert Tosh , whose theme is: "Created for a Purpose?". The reading is from James 1, vv 16-25. From St Martin's, Belfast.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: The Ice Cube Tray Needs Replacing

Gerald's Cottage in Cornwall houses a literary treasure. Written in the visitors' book are two decades of griping British holidaymakers' comments. Broadcaster Christopher Morris visits the cottage, opens the covers of the book and vividly brings it to life. Producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Christopher Morris
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Woman's Hour

Including a report on gender swapping: what makes a man? What makes a woman. With Jenni Murray. Producer Sarah Johnson
10.45 Conversations with My Bailiff 1/5.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Soul Sisters

British black women outnumber their male counterparts in the professional world by ten to one. They are ambitious, confident and determined to succeed. Drawing on tne fortunes of the black gospel trio Nu Life, theologian
Robert Beckford explores this new branch of black feminism. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Robert Beckford
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Life in London

New series 1/6. In Training for a Swell. A tour of the sprawling post-Regency metropolis, in the company or narrator Pierce Egan, urbanite Corinthian Tom, his naive Somerset cousin Jerry Hawthorn and their drunken compatriot Bob Logic. A dramatisation by Dan Tetsell of a 19th-century comic novel, written by Pierce Egan.
Other parts played by the cast; Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Narrator: Pierce Egan
Unknown: Corinthian Tom
Unknown: Jerry Hawthorn
Unknown: Bob Logic.
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Written By: Pierce Egan.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Pierce Egan: Geoffrey McGivern
Corinthian Tom: Greg Wise
Jerry Hawthorn: Mark Gatiss
Bob Logic: James Bachman
Corinthian Kate: Amanda Abbingdon
Old Hawthorn: Christopher Douglas
Mrs Belcher: Laura Shavin
Mr Primefit: Dave Lamb

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Counterpoint

9/13. Ned Sherrin hosts the ninth heat of the eclectic music quiz. Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Nine Days In May

A play about the turbulent events, in May 1926, within the fledgling British Broadcasting Company (at the time when John Reith was managing director) during nine days of the General Strike.


Writer: Robin Glendinning.
Producer/Director: Gordon House
John Reith: Stuart McQuarrie
Stanley Baldwin: Bill Wallis
Churchill: Alex Jennings
Peter Eckersley: Adam Levy
JCC Davidson: Nicholas Boulton
Archbishop of Canterbury: Geoffrey Whitehead
Newsreel voice: Sam Kelly
BBC newsreader: Peter Donaldson
Ramsay MacDonald: Christian Rodska
Muriel Reith: Alison Reid

: Daisy Daisy

Julie Welch delves into her family history to unearth the connection between her eccentric great-uncle King and the most famous ode to the tandem - Daisy Bell.
Producer Vernee Samuel


Unknown: Julie Welch
Unknown: Daisy Bell.
Producer: Vernee Samuel

: A Dark and Stormy Night

1/5. The Victim's Tale. Cheryl Campbell reads the first tale in a week of stories by Frances Fyf ield that describe a crime from five separate points of view. Sixtysomething Rachel Adams is in bed on a dark and stormy night in her tall, thin house on the coast, when she becomes aware that someone is moving about downstairs. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Stories By: Frances Fyf
Unknown: Rachel Adams
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Lost, Stolen or Shredded

1/5. The Lost Library of Herculaneum. All this week, antiquarian bookseller, Rick Gekoski , tells the remarkable stories behind five missing art works.
Today he looks at the literary treasures that are being rediscovered, buried along the coast from Pompeii in the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Food Programme

Raw Food. Sheila Dillon tries out a raw-food diet and appraises the benefits of uncooked eating. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: Four Corners

5/13. Discussion programme with contributors from across the globe offering their perspectives on topical issues. Hosted by Gavin Esler. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Gavin Esler.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Quote.... Unquote

7/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are historian Fran Beauman , Clive Coleman ,
Professor John Sutherland , and Alan Titchmarch. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn.
Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Fran Beauman
Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Professor John Sutherland
Unknown: Alan Titchmarch.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Alan takes a leap of faith.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Alan Alda , who found fame as Hawkeye in MASH, and won an Oscar nomination for his role in Martin Scorsese 's The Aviator, joins Mark Lawson to reflect on his career, and a childhood spent backstage in his father's burlesque show. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Alan Alda
Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Conversations with My Bailiff

1/5. Madelaine Green , a single mother, loses her job and is forced to borrow money to get by. A year passes quickly and, with her credit cards at their limit and her mortgage seriously in arrears, Madelaine gets her first call from
Barry the Bailiff. So begins a relationship of convenience and interdependence. Written by Wendy Oberman.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Madelaine Green
Written By: Wendy OBErman.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Madelaine: Penny Downie
Barry the Bailiff: Chris Ellison

: The Shadow of the Gentleman

The gentleman is an iconic figure whose values many would like to revive. And now you can pay to be taught gentlemanly habits as a way to get on in life.
Chris Bowlby looks at what the gentleman really stood for, and whether we can reinvent him for a less formal, less inhibited age. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Crossing Continents

13/13. Exploring some of the problems cased by the success of the Aboriginal-art business in Australia. Has producing pots and primitive paintings for tourists transformed impoverished communities or is it leading to entrapment and sweat-shop art? Repeated from Thursday

: The Last Great Wilderness

2/2. The forest canopies are considered to be the great lungs of the earth, where the atmosphere meets the biosphere but, up to now, gaining access to the treetops has been difficult and dangerous. Andrew Luck-Baker scales the tree trunks with the help of a canopy crane to examine how forests contribute to global climate change. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Andrew Luck-Baker
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Andrew Marr

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Gorky Park

1/10. Chief Investigator Arkady Renko is called to a murder in Moscow's Gorky Park. Three bodies lie peacefully under a crust of ice, their identities erased with chilling precision. "The Chief Investigator had never seen a head like this before; he thought he'd never forget the sight. He didn't know yet that it was the central moment of his life." Read by Tim Pigott-Smith . Written by Martin Cruz Smith , and abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall
RT DIRECT: Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith is available for E699, 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.sparkiedirect.com


Unknown: Arkady Renko
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Written By: Martin Cruz Smith
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: Martin Cruz Smith

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday at 9am

: News

: Lucky Numbers

A story by John Bennett about a young teenager who likes to dream about winning the lottery. Read by Joe Tremain. Producer Jill Waters


Story By: John Bennett
Read By: Joe Tremain.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Analysis

: News

: Alcohol (2/4)

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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