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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is film director Alan Parker. When Bugsy Malone came out in 1975, it marked the beginning of a successful and sometimes controversial career. Films like Midnight Express, Fame and The Commitments underline his versatility and have won him countless awards. Seethe radio choice on page 104. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Director: Alan Parker.
Unknown: Bugsy Malone

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

5: On the day which sees the start of the BBC 2000 Proms, one of its star performers, Trevor Pinnock, reads archive material relating to the first performances of Handel's Messiah in 1741-2. Charles Jennens, the writer of the text, thinks that Handel's music is a shabby piece of work, but they love it in Dublin, where ladies are prevented from wearing hoops under their skirts so that a larger audience can be crammed in. Meanwhile, in London, the pedants declare that it is sacrilege for Messiah to be heard in a mere opera house.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Charles Jennens

: An Act of Worship

With the Rt Rev Vincent Nichols , Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with news, views and culture presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Russell Mitford.

: Ready About

Libby Purves presents the water-sports series, in which Gill Elliot and John McCarthy helpto examine the lure of everything from surfboards to sailing boats. Producer David Prest


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

: Bristow

A comedy series based on Frank Dickens 's classic cartoon strip, featuring Chester-Perry's troublesome buyingclerk and those who serve alongside him as small cogs in a gigantic wheel.
2: The Good, the Bad and the Temporary. There is a new girl in town, and Bristow knows his office is not big enough for the two of them.
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
Perkins: Leslie Phillips
Miss: Sunman Katyodey
Fudge: Jon Glover
Stokes: David Battley
Postboy: Simon Schatzberger
Sylvana: Jackie Neglia

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Tim Franks.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Viv Black
WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London, W1A 1QT FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Viv Black

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Erskine May

By Dan Rebellato. History and fiction combine in this offbeat and humorous look at the 19th-century rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament. Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin work at opposite ends of the architectural spectrum.
When the Houses of Parliament explode and St Stephen 's Tower (Big Ben) rockets into the sky, their problems have onlyjust begun -the crazed recriminations lead everyone in different directions. On the suggestion of the clerk to the House of Commons, Erskine May, they havejust 12 hours to rebuild Parliament before Queen Victoria arrives to open it.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Dan Rebellato.
Unknown: Charles Barry
Unknown: Augustus Welby Pugin
Unknown: St Stephen
Director: Polly Thomas
Charles: Alex Jennings
Augustus: Ewan Hooper
Thomas: Roger Sloman
Sarah: Amanda Root
Louise/Queen: Lucy Robinson
Edward/Angus: John Griffin

: Veg Talk

Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks investigate stone fruit- such as peaches, plums and greengages - with top chef John Torode. Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: vegtalk@bbc.co.uk. WRITE TO: Veg Talk, Room 6113, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: John Torode.
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Shaggy Dog Stories

Eyes in the Dark. Written and read by Fay Weldon. A dog, killed in a road accident, comes back to visit the family. For details see Monday


Read By: Fay Weldon.

: Wild Tales

The wildlife encounters of people who work and live close to nature. Final part. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Nick Revell looks at what is happening in the world Of books. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell

: 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 Claire English. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

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


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

: The Archers

Two very different homecomings.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send saeto [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Caroline: Sara Coward
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Greg: Mark Finn
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Sonja: Caroline O'Neill

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts programme. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Our Village

By Mary Russell Mitford. "Every country village has its doctor." The author's beloved greyhound is treated by the local quack. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Russell Mitford.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke isjoined at Blackburn College in Lancashire by panellists including Rabbi Julia Neuberger.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Julia Neuberger.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Do I Know You?

By Bill Taylor. Helena's passionate holiday romance is highly unusual - she is convinced that her lover is her ex-husband Peter, who disappeared without trace three years earlier.
Despite his denials, she becomes obsessed with proving his identity.
Director Michael Fox (R)


Unknown: Bill Taylor.
Director: Michael Fox
Helena: Michelle Holmes
Nick/Peter John: Lloyd Fillingham
Amy: Alison Darling
Dieter/Amir: Martin Reeve
Erkan/Jan/Ali: Richard Heap
Carla: Men Yeelai

: The World Tonight

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


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: The Spring Collection

5: All Day Sun by William Brandt , read by Stefan Dennis. Beleaguered househusband Greerhas crippling backache. His wife is pregnant, working and exhausted, and they are searching for their dream home in the SUn. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: William Brandt
Read By: Stefan Dennis.

: Late Tackle

Eleanor Oldroyd presents the sports discussion programme. With the Sydney Olympics just over two months away, this week's programme focuses on athletics. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall

By Diana Souhami. Final part. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Diana Souhami.

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