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: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

: 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 Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan. In 1989, he became the first man everto walk unsupported to both the North and the South Poles. Producer Miranda Birch (R) Desert island diva: page 41


Unknown: Robert Swan.
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Book of the Week: Mauve

By Simon Garfield. Fingerprints. His legacy touches us all, but what of Perkin? Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Garfield.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Michael Field by Moya O'Shea. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Michael Field
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Bringing the House Down

Architectural historian Lucinda Lambton presents a six-part series exploring some of our most stunning but neglected buildings and meets the people behind theirfate.
5: This week, Lucinda visits a disused rubber factory in the centre of Bynmawr, Wales, considered an icon of modern architecture.
Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Crazy Big Fish

A six-part series by Gill Adams. 2: A Dog's Life Rita refuses to audition for Crazy Big Fish, but Sandy and Babs win heroverwith a little help from Gladys. Then Pauline puts her foot down - her beloved dog Diana has an upset tummy and she can't possibly leave her at home. Will the women make it to the audition, let alone get the parts?
All other parts played by members of the company Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Gill Adams.
Director: Polly Thomas
Gladys: Ruth Holden
Pauline: Rachel Davies
Rita: Deborah McAndrew
Sandy: Katy Cavanagh
Babs: Sally Walsh
Billy: Terence Mann

: 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


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producer Nick Utechin. 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: Nick Utechin.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Square Circle Triangle

By Carolyn Scott-Jeffs . When Davor, a Croatian asylum seeker, finds himself alone in Birmingham, he discovers an unlikely friend in Sarah, a middle-aged library assistant. Their friendship turns to romance. As they grow closer, Sarah's lorry-driver husband, Alan, becomes increasingly suspicious as she returns fewer and fewer of his phone calls. She is forced to ask herself some serious questions when Alan finds himself in a highly dangerous situation.
Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Carolyn Scott-Jeffs
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Sarah: Sara Weymouth
Davor: Dragan Micanovic
Alan: Peter Meakin

: Taking Issue: [number removed]

Your chance to take issue by telephone with our columnist of the week on a controversial subject. With David Jessel. Producers Nick Baker and Nick Utechin


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

By Grant Allen , performed by Martin Jarvis.
The Episode of the Game of Poker. Surelythe Colonel can't be Oscar Wilde ? Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Grant Allen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: Paper Gardens

Subverting the Lawn. Leslie Forbes meets artists who can literally make grass grow anywhere.
Their latest "tapestry" is destined forthe Victoria and Albert Museum and they are confident that even when the grass dies it will stay green. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Albert Museum

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Message

With Alex Brodie and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew with news and views on the third day's play in Lahore.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Dead Ringers

The hit impressionist show returns for another series. With Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens.
Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare. Rptd Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producers: Adam Bromley
Producers: Bill Dare.

: The Archers

Elizabeth procrastinates.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Sean O'Connor
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Sean O'Connor
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Bert: Eric Allan
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Hollywood director and producer Joel Schumacher. Producer Belette Holt-Fente


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Joel SchumacHer.
Producer: Belette Holt-Fente

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of theBritish Library

Michael Fieldby Moya O'Shea. 1912. As their story draws to a close, Edith thinks back to
Browning's words a quarter of a century before: "Michael will make his mark -wait 50 years."
She asks Katherine: "Do you think Michael Field will have at last found fame?" Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Field

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire, by panellists including John Bercow MP; Simon Hughes , Liberal
Democrat Home Affairs spokesman; and Francis Wells , senior consultant at Papworth Hospital. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Robert Jones
Unknown: John Bercow
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Francis Wells
Unknown: Papworth Hospital.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Producer TonyGrant. Rptd Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Wainewright the Poisoner

By Peter Straughan , based on the biography by Andrew Motion. From a hospital in the penal colonies of Tasmania, painter and writer Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847), looks back over his controversial life. Having inherited the family home, successive legacies supported his flamboyant lifestyle. He was tried for forgery, but three close relatives died in suspicious circumstances.
Composer Oily Fox. Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Peter Straughan
Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Thomas Griffiths
Director: Susan Roberts
Wainewright: Nigel Hawthorne
Thompson: Alex Jennings
Wardsman: Toby Jones
Mother/Lady Macbeth: Elizabeth Bell
Sarah: Cathy Murphy
Byron/Sharpus/Officer: Tom Hollander
Helen/Woman 1: Amanda Root
Uncle/Doctor/Man 1: Rupert Frazer
Scott/Man 2/ Captain: Cal MacAninch
Philips/Man 3/McCready: Thomas Arnold

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editors PrueKeely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: wortd.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Unknown: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By Trezza Azzopardi. 5: Another daughter's fate is Sealed With fire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi.

: Last Man In

Jim White hosts the sports programme which combines journalism and satire. This week a report on the first Test Match between England and Pakistan, taking place in Colonel Gadaffi Stadium. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: Colonel Gadaffi Stadium.

: News

: The Late Book: The Code Book

Written and abridged by Simon Singh.
The Politics Of Privacy. Final part. For detailssee Monday


Abridged By: Simon Singh.

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