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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Desert island Discs

Sue Lawley's castawaythis week is General Sir Charles Guthrie , Chief of Defence Staff. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Charles Guthrie

: An Act of Worship

A programme celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Led by Canon Noel Vincent of Liverpool Cathedral.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent

: Book of the Week: Goat

A story of Kashmir and Notting Hill by Justine Hardy. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Justine Hardy.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts topical interviews and discussions presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Burneyby Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play) England v West Indies
Commentary on the second day's play of the Third Test at Old Trafford. Including at 1.16*
Talking Point in which a current cricket issue is aired and at 1.15 and 3.40 News.
* Approximate times

: With Great Pleasure: Queen Mother Special

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Ned Sherrin presents a selection of poetry, prose and songs in front of an invited audience at the Radio Theatre, London. Performed by Eleanor Bron , Leslie Phillips , Andrew Sachs and Peter Greenwell. Featuring the first performance of Picture This, a poem specially written forthe occasion by the poet laureate, Andrew Motion. With reminiscences from biographers Lady Longford and Grania Forbes. Producers Viv Beeby and Miriam Newman RT SHOP The Queen Mother: a Radio and Photographic Tribute contains a double audio cassette and an album of photographs in an elegant boxed set; it costs just £14.99 incl P&P. To order, telephone the credit-card hotline on [number removed], or send a cheque/PO, payable to RT Shop. to [address removed]. Please quote ref: [number removed] Queen Mother supplement: see centre pages


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Peter Greenwell.
Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Grania Forbes.
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Miriam Newman

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and MarkWhittaker. Editor Chris Burns PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Boiton
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

: Afternoon Play: Raising the Sage

By Peter Roberts. In the late sixties, Alex "the Sage" Vaughan, was a brief publishing phenomenon. His seminal book Utterances was for many the key to life. After a few years associating with rock stars and enjoying celebrity status, he disappeared from public view. Thirty years later, two Californian academics travelled to England to search forthe forgotten master of the philosophical soundbite, blazing a comic trail through the detritus of sixties' popular culture. Madelaine Christina Greatrex Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Peter Roberts.
Unknown: Madelaine Christina Greatrex
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Alex: Dorlen Thomas
Ellen: Amy Shlndler
John: William Hope
Maxwell: Ian Brooker
Molly: Marian Kemmer
Dave: Tyrone Huggins

: Making History

Sue Cook presents the programme that examines listeners' historical queries, exploring avenues of research and uncovering mysteries. This week, a listener's search for Scottish ancestors. Producers Ivan Howlett and Nick Patrick WRITE TO: [address removed] E-MAIL: making.history@bbc.co.uk.


Producers: Ivan Howlett
Producers: Nick Patrick

: Dressing Up for the Carnival

By Carol Shields. 5: Invention read by Laurence Bouvard. "My grandmother, as everyone knows, was the inventor of the steering-wheel muff." For details see Monday (R)


Read By: Laurence Bouvard.

: Chapters and Verses

5: Poetry by Design. William Morris began writing poetry as a young man and was even approached to be poet laureate. Art historian Nicholas Friend , biographer Fiona MacCarthy and curator Christopher Fletcher pore over a manuscript of his earliest poetry and doodles which gives surprising insight into his life. Reader Andrew Wincott. Producer Marion Nancarrow. For details see Monday


Design: William Morris
Unknown: Nicholas Friend
Unknown: Fiona MacCarthy
Unknown: Christopher Fletcher
Reader: Andrew Wincott.
Producer: Marion Nancarrow.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Message

Alex Brodie and guests cast a critical eye over the week's media trends. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Caroline Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Caroline Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens star in the last in the present series of the impressionist show. Producer Bill Dare. Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Betty is queen for a day
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Matt: Kim Durham
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Wayne: Ian Brooker

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. 5: At Court. Fanny learns the rigid rules of life as second mistress of the wardrobe under the bullying Mrs Schwellenberg. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.
Unknown: Mrs Schwellenberg.

: Test Match Special Report

A look back at the second day of the Third Test.

: Any Questions?

From St Mary's University College in Belfast, where chairman Nick Clarke is joined by panellists including former BBC political editor John Cole and Terry Waite.
Producer Peter Griffiths. Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: John Cole
Editor: Terry Waite.
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: 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: Jupiter

By Stephen James. George is well aware that an old man is not a suitable companion for a young woman. But old men can still dream.
Violin played by Philippa Ibbotson . Director Gordon House (R)


Unknown: Stephen James.
Played By: Philippa Ibbotson
George: Peter Jeffrey
Polly: Barbara Dryhurst
Tommy: Derek Walmsley
Joshua: Jonathan Tafler
Ray: Christopher Bland

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: The Mark of the Angel

By Nancy Huston , read by Haydn Gwynne. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nancy Huston
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Late Tackle

With Jonathan Agnew in Manchester. The programme catches up with West Indian legends Ramadin and Valentine who, 50 years ago, destroyed England at Old Trafford as the West Indies rose to prominence as a Test-playing nation. Plus a look ahead to the football season With GaryO'Reilly. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Simon Crosse

: News

: The Late Book: Iris

By John Bayley. Final part. FordetailsseeMonday(R)


Unknown: John Bayley.

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