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: Prayer for the Day

With Fidelma Meehan.


Unknown: Fidelma Meehan.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby. Producer AshleyGething


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is playwright Peter Nichols. His award-winning work. including Privates on Parade and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, has left audiences in stitches and sometimes in tears. and his darkly comic tale of adultery, Passion Play, has recently been revived. He talks about his life and writing. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Peter Nichols.

: Book of the Week: Down Under

By Bill Bryson , read by Kerry Shale . Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Read By: Kerry Shale

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with news. views and culture presented from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Phelps. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: Ready About

in the first of two programmes. Libby Purves and John McCarthy look at the lure of the waterfrom surfboard to sailboat. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John McCarthy
Producer: David Prest

: Bristow

A new four-part comedy series based on Frank Dickens 's classic cartoon strip, featuring
Chester-Perry's troublesome buying clerk and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel. 1: Of Moles and Men. The office rebel returns with inside information which must surely lead to promotion.
Music John Whitehall. Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Frank Dickens
Music: John Whitehall.
Director: Neil Cargill
Bristow: Michael Williams
Jones: Rodney Bewes
Hewitt: Owen Brenman
Mrs Purdy: Dora Bryan
Gert: Liz Fraser
Daisy: Joan Sims
MissSunman: Katy Odey
Fudge: Jon Glover
Stokes: David Battley
Teacher: Jane Booker
Miss Glockling: Carol Starks

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: youand yours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With James Cox. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Cathy Packe WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London. W1A 1QT FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Cathy Packe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm


Unknown: Conan Doyle

: Afternoon Play: The Vidocq and the LastRight

ByRJ Gallagher. Paris 1821: former convict
Eugene Vidocq is hired bythe police to " invent" the science of detection. When a priest dies mysteriously in prison, all ofVidocq's skills are put to the test.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Eugene Vidocq
Director: Alison Hindell
Vidocq: John Labanowski
Lauste: Patrick Brennan
Debellyme: Simon Armstrong
Coltat: James Greene
Langevin: Rhodri Hugh
Mme Coltat: Manon Edwards
Marchais: Tim Klrkus

: Veg Talk

Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks are joined by chef Marlena Spieler to find out about authentic Mayan cuisine and to chat with listeners about the vegetable tastes of Central America.
Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: vegtalk@bbc.co.uk. WRITE TO: VegTalk, Room 6113. BBC Broadcasting House. London. W1A 1AA
Marlena Spieler 's quesadilla recipe: page 38


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Marlena Spieler
Producer: Dixi Stewart.
Unknown: Marlena Spieler

: Dubliners by James Joyce

Clay. Unglamorous washerwoman Maria looks forward to her brother's forthcoming Halloween party. Read byCiaran Hinds. For details see Monday (R)

: Intimacies

Sixteen GoingOn Seventy. Marywas in herfifties when her husband walked out. Overthe last 20 years, she has reinvented herself. Now in her ! seventies, she loves life and men. ProducerVeritySharp. FordetailsseeMonday(R)

: Bookciub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Anita Desai about her novel Fasting, Feasting, runner-up for the 1999 Booker Prize. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Anita Desai

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Phil Cornwell and Kevin Connelly star in the radio impressionist show. Producer Bill Dare. Rptd tomorrow 12.30pm


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Producer: Bill Dare.

: The Archers

Ruth goes under.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Sean: Gareth Armstrong
Greg: Mark Finn
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Nurse: Caroline O'Neill

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. including the verdict on a new National Theatre production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. starring Julie Walters. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Julie Walters.

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Phelps. Friday. Matthew Evans MP puts in a surprise appearance, leaving Carol and the chairman to face a few harsh realities. Finn has a plan to take Carol's mind off a difficult week.
Final part. For detai Is see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Phelps.
Unknown: Matthew Evans

: Any Questions?

Sue MacGregor is joined at the Northcott theatre in Exeter by Charles Clarke MP, Theresa May MP, Robin Page of the former BBC2 series One Man and His Dogand Matthew Taylor MP.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Charles Clarke
Unknown: Robin Page
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators.
Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: United We Fall

A devolutionary political satire written in Shakespearean verse form by Paul Stephenson. Under a dynamic initiative, the neighbouring communities of Notton and Sutton are to unite to form the new town of Snotton. Thus trade will prosper and old animosities will give way to peace. But a stew of tribal loyalties, political opportunism, tabloid tricks and corruption all combine to unbalance the new constitution.
Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Paul Stephenson.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Mayor: Stephen MacDonald
Chief Constable: Paul Young
Bromley: Mark McDonnell
Fergus Henry: Ian Cusick
Lockhart: Jimmy Chisholm
Eleanor: Noreen Leighton
Lord: Finlay McLean
Journalist: Finlay Welsh

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell
Unknown: Conan Doyle

: Book at Bedtime: The Adventures ofBrigadier Gerard

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. How Etienne Gerard Said Goodbye to His Master. Gerard joins the unlikely crew of the Black Swan, with grizzled
Captain Fourneau, on a voyage to St Helena. Will the brigadier succeed in his final mission-to restore the Emperorto the people of France? Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Etienne Gerard
Unknown: Said Goodbye

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd hosts the sports discussion programme. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Beneath the Skin

By Nicci French, read by Amanda Root. Final part.
For details see Monday


Read By: Amanda Root.

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