With Father Oliver Crilly.
Presented by Mark Holdstock.
With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.
Andrew Marr and guests set the cultural agenda for tne Week. Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
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Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Blazhen Muzh
(Psalm 1). Revelation 19, vv6-10. Nina Otpuzhaeshi (Nunc Dimittis) Voskresenije Hristovo (We Have Beheld the Resurrection) (Rachmaninov). With Voskresenije. Director of music Jurij Maruk.
Regional Variations (2)
Examining the participation, pay and progression of ethnic minority women in the labour market; Anita Dobson on life after EastEnders. Plus, preserving Italy's culinary heritage.
With a disability that affects her mobility, and a 50 per cent chance of passing her condition on to her children, could Candida Harris justify bringing a baby into the world? She talks to the professionals who helped shape her decisions and meets other parents who have faced equally tough choices, producer Linda Pressly
4/6. Civil War. Starring Penelope Keith. The search to find the killer leads Agatha and James to the dreaming spires of Oxford, where they soon get intimate in a cupboard full of EM Forster first editions. Dramatised by David Semple from the novel by MC Beaton .
Producer Carol Smith
Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and John Waite.
With Brian Hanrahan.
13/17. The first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz, with contestants from London and the south of England. Chaired by Robert Robinson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
A comedy of property and proper tea. When John s new wife Marj runs off with all his money and Hughie from
Condiments of Distinction, the Happy Oasis cafe turns into the Slough of Despond, a transformation not even the arrival of his lona-lost mother seems able to reverse. By Val Syms.
Producer Chris Wallis
Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Paul Lewis and his guests, producer chris A'Court PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm
By Daragh Carville
A week of stories from Irish writers on the theme of Families and Communities, Introduced by Rowland Rivron.
1/5. When woman delves into the history of her family, will she regret that she didn't heed her grandmother's warnings to leave well alone? Read by Frances Tomelty.
26/90. The Scottish Empire. It took an unusually persuasive salesman to get people to invest in a colony on the Panama isthmus; the result was tragically disastrous. By Christopher Lee and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Readings by Mark Heap , Robert Powell and Rob Brydon. Producer Pete Atkin RT DIRECT: The hardback book of This Sceptred Isle is available for E18.00 (RRP E20.00) including p&p. Call [number removed]042, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com
Pumpkins. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm
Anne Mackenzie and contributors from across the globe offer perspectives on topical issues, Producer Peter Aitchison
News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.
8/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are broadcaster Kate Adie , writer Christopher Matthew , novelist Dr Rosalind Miles and actor Ben Moor.
The reader is William Franklyn. Nigel Rees is the host. Producer Tilusha Gheiani Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm
Ed hopes for a bon voyage.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Mark Lawson with arts news and reviews, Producer Martin smith
A series of plays focusing on women caught up in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. 1/5. The Pilgrim. By Theresa Heskins. Ann Vaux , cousin of the conspirator Robert Catesby , sets off from her Essex home on a pilgrimage to St Winifred's Well in Wales. On the way she visits some of the major Catholic families in the country and arouses suspicion.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens Repeated from 10.45am
In the mid-1950s, Bodmin in Cornwall became the centre of a Cold War scheme to teach 5,000 national servicemen to speak Russian. John Sergeant tells the intriguing story of the Joint Services School of Linguists, and former students Alan Bennett , Dennis Potter , Michael Frayn and Eddie George reflect the way this early exposure to the Russian language influenced their future careers, Producer isobei Eaton
5/9. Pakistan. In a special report, George Arney follows one family from Luton as they travel into remote Kashmir to bring help to their relatives. And as criticism mounts of the military-led government relief operations, he asks whether this earthquake will shake up Pakistan's political landscape. Producer John Murphy Repeated from Thursday
7/9. The Yellowstone Wolves. It's been ten years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. They are now very much a part of the ecosystem and their effect on their prey species, mainly elk, is giving wolf biologists a wonderful opportunity to witness the role of a keystone species establishing itself in its natural environment. Howard Stableford heads off into wolf country to find out how the population has developed. Producer Sheena Duncan Repeated tomorrow at 11am
Shortened repeat from 9am
News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.
6/10. By Margery Allingham. Reader Nickolas Grace. Events have taken a nasty turn in the village of Pontisbright. Campion has disappeared - possibly shanghaied by the villainous Savanake - and his friends are at a loss. Abridger/Producer Lisa Osborne
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Shortened repeat from Saturday at 9am
Today's business in Westminster, with Susan Hulme.
Diaries 1/5. By Lizzie Spender. Repeated from 9.45am