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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mike Ford.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Andrew Smith


Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With Clifford Longley.
Podcast: the 8.10 interview, lead interviews and BBC Radio Newspod at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Unmasking the English

New series 1/4. Andrew Marr examines the people of England today by comparing them with some quintessentially English characters, both real and fictional, beginning with Agatha Christie 's sleuth Miss Jane Marple. Producer Tom Alban Repeated at 9.30pm Spoken word choices: page 121


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Miss Jane Marple.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

1/4. Bourne Wood , Surrey. Matthew Sweet looks at British locations used in films. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Bourne Wood
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Lord, I Come Before Your Throne (Critchley). Genesis 25, vv20-34 For the Joys and for the Sorrows (Kendrick). Great Is
Thy Faithfulness (Faithfulness). With a trio of singers directed by Andy Silver.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Directed By: Andy Silver.

: Book of the Week: The Wild Places

1/5. Robert Macfarlane 's account of his journeys in search of British wilderness begins on Skye. in the sanctuary valley of Coruisk - the cauldron of the waters. Abridged by Linda Cracknell and read by Richard Greenwooa. Producer Kirsteen Cameron Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To order the hardback of Wild Places, published today, for £16.99 (RRP E18.99) incl p&P, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed] call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com Pick of the week: page 120


Unknown: Robert MacFarlane
Abridged By: Linda Cracknell
Read By: Richard Greenwooa.
Producer: Kirsteen Cameron

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Lover 1/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm
Podcast: for one item from each day's programme visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/listen


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Welcome to My World

Singer Pauline Black (of The Selecter), who has often felt uncomfortable in the countryside because of her colour, travels to the particularly white south-west of England to meet the black farmer and prospective Tory
MP. Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones . Producer Mi!es Warde
Spoken word choices: page 121


Singer: Pauline Black
Unknown: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse

1/4. Cold Call. By David Holt. A wealthy pensioner has a sudden yen for a conservatory. Will his tyrannical cleaning lady agree to the extra work or will he find a new lady in his life?
Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: David Holt.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Gordon Stanley Baxter Michelle: Sophie Thompson
Mrs Judge Pam Ferris Dean: Stephen Critchlow

: You and Yours

Consumer reports with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Melanie Abbott visits Greece to find out more about the industry that has sprung up around the supply of cheap drugs.
See also Crossing Continents on Thursday at 11am


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Melanie Abbott

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Round Britain Quiz

12/12. Teams from Wales and Northern Ireland compete in the series final of the cryptic quiz. Tom Sutcliffe is in the chair.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Pips

By Stevie Davies. The occupants of a dentist's waiting room reflect on their lives. A woman worries about her fertility and a grief-stricken patient grows nervous.
Producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Stevie Davies.
Director: Kate McAll
Professor Humphreys: Glyn Houston
Mrs Rhys: Olwen Rees
Ceri: Elrtvs Bellin
Dr Powell: Slrlol Jenkins
Aneirin: Luke McAuliffe
Magdalena: Ella McAuliffe
Mrs Roberts: Helen Griffin

: Money Box Live

New series Vincent Duggleby and his guests answer listeners' questions on personal finance. Producer Martin Bedford
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Martin Bedford

: Actors' Words

1/5. Tim Piqott-Smith : Le Rayon Ver
Tim Pigott-Smith reads his own story about a summer day in Biarritz. The first of five stories written and read by actors. Producer David Roper


Unknown: Tim Piqott-Smith
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: David Roper

: Animal Magic

1/5. Cockroaches. Rebecca Stott investigates why some of the least-regarded animals are helping scientific research. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Rebecca Stott
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore the place of faith in today's complex world. Producer Jennifer Daniel


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jennifer Daniel

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

8/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch comedy panel game from the Hay Festival, where the panellists are Marcus Brigstocke ,
Paul Merton , Maureen Lipman and Pam Ayres. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Pam Ayres.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Mike makes a date with his future.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Lover

1/5. Marguerite Duras 's semi-autobiographical novel, set in Saigon in 1929, concerns a poor15-year-old French girl who meets a wealthy Chinese man on a ferry crossing. Dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths from a translation by Barbara Bray.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Marguerite Duras
Dramatised By: Linda Marshall
Translation By: Barbara Bray.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Duras: Diana Quick
Girl: Olivia Hallinan
Mother: Barbara Marten
Lover: Paul Courtenay Hyu
Teacher: Pauline Harris
Older brother: Simon Trinder
Younger brother: Alastair Massey
Beggar woman: Tuyet Le

: The Price of Fun

2/2. Jolyon Jenkins travels to Labadie, where industry chiefs have created a "private" island paradise. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Crossing Continents

9/9. The Med. Julian Pettifer travels west to the shores of the Costa Brava and east to the newly fashionable Montenegro. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Wild Arabia: the Natural History of the Middle East

3/3. Faith, Hope and Technology.
Tessa McGregor learns how water and wildlife have returned to the Mesopotamian Marshes that were drained and destroyed by Saddam Hussein in 1991. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Tessa McGregor
Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Unmasking the English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Reeta Chakrabati.


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati.

: Book at Bedtime: Revolutionary Road

1/10. Richard Yates 's story of a generation of US troops who returned from the Second World War and tried to adjust to family life in the 1950s. It centres on a young couple whose boredom, love affairs and dashed hopes are turning the American dream to ashes. Read by Trevor White and abridged by Elizabeth Burke. Producer Kate McAll RT DIRECT: To order Revolutionary Road for £7.99 inc p&p, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [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: Richard Yates
Read By: Trevor White
Abridged By: Elizabeth Burke.
Producer: Kate McAll

: Word of Mouth

5/6. Michael Rosen presents the series examining words, language and how people speak.
Producer Chris Ledgard Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Chris Ledgard

: A Night with George Melly

This tribute to the jazz singer, author and raconteur who died in July features Melly recalling his experiences of partying and performing, and his passion for fishing at night. With music by Bessie Smith and Cab Calloway.
Recorded in 1996. Producer Richard Bannerman


Music By: Bessie Smith
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: News

: Book of the Week: The Wild Places

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Clinton Years


: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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