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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is paralympic athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson . Presented by Sue Lawley . Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Tanni Grey-Thompson
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Book of the Week: The Queen's Conjuror

Ian McDiarmid reads Benjamin Woolley 's biography of Dr John Dee. The last years of Dr Dee. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Benjamin Woolley
Unknown: Dr John Dee.

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Author of a best-selling memoir, Nuala O'Faolain joins Martha Kearney to discusses her move into fiction. Drama: A Child in the Forest by Winifred Foley. Final part. Editor Ruth Gardiner. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nuala O'Faolain
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Winifred Foley.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Enfield Pedals after Byron

Edward Enfield cycles along Lord Byron's 1809 route through Greece, learning about the history of the region on the way. Arta to Dodona
He reaches the busy commercial city of loannina, once the headquarters of the Albanian warlord Ali Pasha. Producer Mary Price (R)


Unknown: Edward Enfield

: Audio Diaries: Surrogate Money

Another in the series of spoof audio diaries revealing a supposed momentous event in an ordinary person's life. In Kay Stonham's comedy a couple who are naturally able to have a lot of money join a surrogate agency to find someone who might be interested in having some of it in exchange for something they can donate - like a baby.


Writer: Kay Stonham
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@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

: A World in Your Ear

A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world, presented by Emily Buchanan. This weekthe focus is on wildlife - rare sounds of animals recorded at close quarters in Alaska, and a Radio Netherlands report on a hotel for bats! Plus the woman who injects the eggs of swans - the" Rambos of North American lakes" - with poison. Producer Arlene Gregorius. Rptd Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Baidi - Not for Life

This fifth segment of the drama featuring the amateur sleuth Franciscan monk is written by Martin Meenan. Scratching the Surface. Paolo and Tina go potholing in County Clare and investigate a case of betrayal among a close-knit band of cavers.
Director Lawrence Jackson


Written By: Martin Meenan.
Director: Lawrence Jackson
Paolo: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Stella: Maggie Shevlln
Gillian: Eva Birthlstle
Jack: Brian McGrath
Danny: Frank O'Sullivan
Coops: Jo Savino
Garda sergeant: Kleran Hurley

: The Wounds

Good Friday Liturgy. "The one who set the planets' tilt, who painted earth with oceans, that same one became a man, was one of us. And this is what we did to him." A devotion on the Passion of Christ from the award-winning partnership of poet Michael Symmons Roberts and composer James Whitbourn. Soprano Catherine Bott ; reader
Simon Russell Beale ; violin Yuri Torchinsky ; cello Peter Dixon. The BBC Philharmonic conducted by the composer. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Soprano: James Whitbourn.
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Violin: Simon Russell Beale
Violin: Yuri Torchinsky
Cello: Peter Dixon.
Producer: Philip Billson

: In Remembrance of Me

Christians believe that Holy Communion was instituted by Jesus at the Last Supperwhen he said, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." For many, this ritual is the core act of their spiritual lives. This programme explores what Communion means to ordinary people, to prisoners and those who have been persecuted. They reveal howtheyfeel asa a result of participating in this simple rite. Producer Rosie Boulton


Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Open Book

The latest books, including an interview with Reginald Hill who talks about
Dialoguesbfthe Dead , his new Dalziel and Pascoe novel. Presented by Charlie Lee-Potter . Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Reginald Hill
Unknown: Dialoguesbfthe Dead
Presented By: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Message

Lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

The hit impressionist programme stars
Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Producer Mano Stylianides. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.

: The Archers

Matt is after blood.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Moir Leslie
: Tim Jayvilliers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Matt: Kim Durham
Rosemary: Nicola Wright
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Wayne: Ian Brooker

: Front Row

With her latest novel, Death in Holy Orders, currently in the bestseller lists, PD James reflects on four decades as a writer of crime fiction, in conversation with Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: A Child in the Forest

Winifred Foley 's vivid recollection of growing up in the remote Forest of Dean in the twenties.
Poll says goodbye to school, herfamily and the forest. Final part.
Miss Hale Joanna Ruiz Jean the Maid Francesca Dunford
Further cast details across the week
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Winifred Foley
Unknown: Francesca Dunford

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined atCroydon High School for Girls by panellists including Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Smith; Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ming Campbell ; and Green MEP for London Jean
Lambert. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ming Campbell
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Hotel Europa

A psychological thriller by John Dryden set in a shabby London tourist hotel, the sort of place where everyone hustles fortips and the service is awful. Kate, a well-meaning Australian receptionist, gets drawn into what she thinks is a harmless scamforprovidingjobsto illegal immigrants. But she soon discovers something deeply shocking going on within the confines of the hotel.
Director John Dryden (R)


Unknown: John Dryden
Director: John Dryden
Kate: Kerry Fox
Serge: Rad Lazar
Latif: Roshan Seth
Laila: Daisy Beaumont
Hickes: Adam Meggldo
Samir: Michael Melllnger
Caesar: Mlrko Sekuli

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL wontttonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Border Crossing

The concluding part of Pat Barker 's novel about children who kill, read by Douglas Hodge. How Safe is Danny? For details see Monday


Unknown: Pat Barker
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: Last Man In

The sports programme for people who think they don't like sport, presented by Jim White. This week a look behind the main events of the Easter weekend. Producer Ian Bent


Presented By: Jim White.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Queen'sConjuror

ian McDiarmid reads Benjamin Woolley 's biography of Dr John Dee. Final part.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Benjamin Woolley
Unknown: Dr John Dee.

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