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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Shortened rpt from Sunday 11.15am

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

Simon Callow reads from the letters of Oscar Wilde. Exiled to France Wilde adopts a new identity, but he cannot so easily shake off his passion for Alfred Douglas. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Alfred Douglas.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Vagabondby Colette. Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vagabondby Colette.

: Zero Gravity

Parabolic flights, in which a plane breaks free of the earth's gravitational pu are used fortraining cosmonauts before they go into space. Emma Jane Kirby travels to Star City in Moscow with a group called Arts Catalyst, which is sending dancers, acrobats and film-makers to explore the creative potential of weightlessness. As she takes her first step into zero gravity she discovers the intense emotions released through this extreme physical experience. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Emma Jane
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Crazy Big Fish: 4: We Will Survive

A six-part series by Gill Adams.

Babs has had enough - she leaves her demanding dad and goes to stay at Pauline's; Rita and Pauline take part in an unintentionally hilarious radio interview to promote the play; Diana falls into a puddle; and, to top it all, Crazy Big Fish find themselves booked into Hull's roughest pub for their debut performance.

All other parts played by members of the company.


Writer: 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 Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Wireless Wise

How much was a 1922 wireless licence?
David Hatch presents a six-part quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives and comes up with an intriguing jumble of radio fragments. Producer Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: David Hatch
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Foreign Bodies

A A trilogy of plays from three continents to mark
World Aids Day. Aids is a global epidemic with very different realities across the world. Asia: Kulsoom's Story
ByWasifSyed. A woman in Karachi, Pakistan, faces terrible consequences when Aids hits her family
Africa: Amadi's Story
ByCajetan Boy. A teenager in Nairobi, Kenya, struggles to keep the family together after he loses his parents to Aids. Amadi Edson Lidonde
Mother Caroline Odongo
Europe: Erik's Story
By Coen Antonisse and Andre Witbreuk. Erik has Aids and after many years living in Amsterdam on triple combination therapy, things start to change for him. He has unenviable decisions to make.
Director Turan Ali


Unknown: Amadi Edson Lidonde
Story By: Coen Antonisse
Story By: Andre Witbreuk.
Director: Turan Ali
Kulsoom: Saman Nasir
Imran: Kashlf Khan
Amman: Nasir Kanwal
Sadaf: Farzana Khan
Policeman: Tausee Fayaz
Erik: Xan Der Straat
John: Marc Bellamy
Jan/Hans: Ad Knippels

: 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

: The Short Hello

By Susie Maguire. 5: A Brown Study, read by Crawford Logan. A fictional episode in the true life of Scottish Comedian Arnold Brown. For details see Monday


Unknown: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: Arnold Brown.

: Passion Flowers

Charlotte Smith visits the septuagenarians and octagenarians who stay up all night to make sure their beloved sweet peas are perfect for the Centenary show. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Charlotte Smith

: Open Book

Charl ie Lee Potter examines the best books of the week and investigates the thankless job of the ghostwriter. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Lee Potter

: The Message

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


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

from 5.30 With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew looks back at the third day's play in Faisalabad, Pakistan.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Dead Ringers

Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens star in the programme that promises an impression every minute.
Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Must the show go on? Written by Simon Frith. Director Ken Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Ken Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tommy: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrtson
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Tim: Jay Vllllers
Caroline: Sara Coward
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Kevin: Daniel Leatherdale
Lauren: Cathy Sara

: Front Row

Francine Stock speaks to Stephen Daldry who, after big-screen success with Billy Elliot , returns to the theatre to direct a new play by Caryl Churchill. Producer Belette Holt-Fente


Unknown: Stephen Daldry
Unknown: Billy Elliot
Play By: Caryl Churchill.
Producer: Belette Holt-Fente

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Final part.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the Treloar Trust in Alton, Hampshire, by panellists including Dr Liam Fox , shadow Secretary for Health; Sir John Krebs , chairman of the Food Standards Agency; and Baroness Shirley Williams.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dr Liam Fox
Unknown: Sir John Krebs
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams.
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: Describing Music to Carl

] With the help of a philosopher, a music teacher and a deaf musician, Jerome Vincent 's drama documentary explores the ways in which the profoundly deaf can respond to music. with Jean Trend. Tom Bevan. John Evitts. Juliet Blount.
Paul Whittaker and Jonathan Ree. With the Orchestra of Ovingdean Hall School for Deaf Children. Musical direction Chris Jones and Mike Sykes. Producers David Blount and Angela Hind


Musician: Jerome Vincent
Unknown: Tom Bevan.
Unknown: John Evitts.
Unknown: Juliet Blount.
Unknown: Paul Whittaker
Unknown: Chris Jones
Unknown: Mike Sykes.
Producers: David Blount
Producers: Angela Hind
Eugene: Robert Harper
Father: Keith Drinkell
Lara: Alison Pettrtt
Dorothea: Rachel Atkins

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Speaking with the Angel

5: PMQby Robert Harris. Paul Freeman reads the second and concluding part of this story - part of a new anthology of fictional monologues. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Unknown: Paul Freeman

: Last Man In

Jim White hosts the sports programme which combines journalism and satire. This week he examines the state of British figure skating. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White

: News

: The Late Book: Best American Essays

5: Take the F by Ian Frazier. An insider's view of New York life via the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Ian Frazier.

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