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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Closing commentary from Sydney on the final day's play of the Fifth Test. Approximate times

: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today until 7.00

With James Naughtie and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively conversation.
Producer Ronni Davis. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Daily Service

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
(Picardy); Matthew 2; wl-12; What
Child is This? (Mendham); Bethlehem, of Noblest Cities (Stuttgart). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Music: Christopher Walker.

: Serial: The Vanished World

3: A New Beginning. A young English teacher, returning wounded from the First World War inspires Bates. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Under One Roof by Mike Walker. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mike Walker.

: The Reclaimers

Gold and silver coins washed up on the shore mean only one thing for treasure hunters and salvage experts - a lucrative shipwreck. Who should have the right to work on the site, and what should happen to any valuable artefacts? Peter Benchley , author of Jaws and a keen diver, explores troubled waters.
Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Peter Benchley
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Choice Grenf ell

The second of four programmes in which Maureen Lipman reinterprets the monologues, letters and songs of comedian Joyce Grenfell.
Music and piano playing by Denis King. Director Alan Strachan


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell.
Unknown: Denis King.
Director: Alan Strachan

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway chairs the wildlife quiz looking for the best naturalist in Britain. In this second semi-final, three hopeful contestants battle it out for a place in the final.
Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:A Love Song to the Buses

Written and directed by Sarah Woods. Dimitris, a young autistic man, travels on the West Midland buses. With
Victoria Worsley and David Reubin.
Music Anders Sodergren. Producer Sara Conkey


Directed By: Sarah Woods.
Unknown: Victoria Worsley
Unknown: David Reubin.
Music: Anders Sodergren.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from Derbyshire. Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: The Melting Pot

Tom Jaine explores the effect communism has had on the food of Balkan Europe. Producer Jessica Mitchell


Unknown: Tom Jaine
Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: This Sceptred Isle

3: Dunstan and Canute
For details see Monday Revised repeat

: Case Notes Special

Repeated from yesterday 9pm

: Thinking Allowed - theLarger Map

Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Like They've Never Been Gone

By Mike Coleman.
Starring June Whitfield and Roy Hudd.
With Pat Coombs, Julian Eardley and Joshua Henderson.
Tommy Franklin and Sheila Parr won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962, but find themselves thrust back into the showbiz limelight when their hit song is used in a TV commercial. The trouble is they can no longer stand the sight of one another.


Writer: Mike Coleman
Music: Frido Ruth
Producer: Steve Doherty
[Actor]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: Roy Hudd.
[Actor]: Pat Coombs
[Actor]: Julian Eardley
[Actor]: Joshua Henderson

: The Archers

Mike's monopoly.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts programme.
Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Under One Roof

By Mike Walker.
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: Them and Us

Diana Madill presents the second in a series of lively debates about the major issues of the day. Proposition: The asylum system puts too great a burden on the host country. Producer Anna Parkinson
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Diana Madill
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Letters of Complaint

Who says the British do not complain? Tony Hawks surveys this ancient art form.
Producer Gordon Hutchings Repeat


Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Animals Behaving Badly

Exploring the antisocial activities of wildlife around the globe,
Mark Carwardine reveals more tales of animal squatters and cannibalistic lodgers.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Brett Westwood


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producers: Sarah Blunt
Producers: Brett Westwood

: Midweek

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.


Unknown: Justin Webb.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

By Emile Zola.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Emile Zola.

: LATE NIGHT ON 4: Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery

Sean Lock presents a downbeat comedy from his heavily bugged tower-block flat. Featuring Kevin Eldon and Hattie Hayridge. Producer Dan Freedman


Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.
Producer: Dan Freedman

: For One Horrible Moment

A hilarious and disturbing account of one boy's transition into adulthood in 1970s Cambridgeshire at the hands of an eccentric father. Written and performed by Peter Bradshaw in five parts. 1: A chance playground encounter opens the long-concealed door into a dark erotic journey of the soul.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Cheese ShopPresent: the Butter Factor

The talented sketch-show team returns for a third series, with a host of new characters and reigning comedy champions. Including Steve "not the snooker player" Davies, gardening expert Jack Finsborough and songs from 70s singer Ted Ruby. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Jack Finsborough
Singer: Ted Ruby.

: News

: The LateBook: The Restraint of Beasts

By Magnus Mills, read by Gavin Muir. For details see Monday


Read By: Gavin Muir.

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