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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: 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 the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is television and radio personality Chris Tarrant. Presented by Sue Lawley . Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Chris Tarrant.
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book

of the Week: The Grass Is Greener Jeff Rawle reads the concluding part of Tom Fort's book about our obsession with the garden lawn. Better than Sex. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Final part.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Life's Little Luxuries

4 series of hedonistic journeys in search of the finer things in life, presented by Simon Parkes. Portraits Why do people have them painted? Is it vanity, a sense of their own immortality or a genuine love for the arts? Producers Paul Kobrak and Lauretta Reynolds


Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Producers: Paul Kobrak

: Millport

Lynn Ferguson 's new bittersweet comedy series set on a tiny island on the west coast of Scotland focuses on the life of Irene Bruce , a barmaid frustrated with her "going nowhere fast" existence. Happy Returns. It is Irene's 33rd birthday and she plans to make it a good one. But the trouble with birthdays is that they tend to bring along a few surprises. The inhabitants of Millport decide this one is not going to bean exception. Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Irene Bruce
Producer: Lucy Bacon

: 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 week the focus is on travel programmes, including the world's only underwater hotel, a visit to St Petersburg that takes in the murder scene of Rasputin, and a musical journey from Vancouverto China.
Producer Arlene Gregorius. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Census ... 915 Yearsand Still Counting

Char March's light-hearted tale marking the new census celebrates over 900 years of data collection in Britain. Garthwin and Lord Norman de Filbert are transported from the time of the Doomsday Book to 2001 where they meet
Lakeesha and Halyna walking the streets of Leeds in search of information from the citizens.
All other parts played by members of the cast. Director Susan Roberts


Director: Susan Roberts
The voice of history: Donald Sinden
Garthwin Rupert: Holliday Evans
Lord Norman: Rob Pickavance
Halyna: Grazyna Monvid
The form: Kathryn Hunt
Caribbean lady: Char March
Lakeesha: Trish Cooke

: Ramblings

A series exploring the countryside in our towns.
Shrewsbury River Walk, Shrewsbury. Surrounded on three sides by the River Severn, Shrewsbury River Walk has dominated the life of the town through the centuries. Clare Balding takes the footpath along its course with Pam Powis who remembers when there was a cattle market in the centre and when the toll bridge was ruled by "Gestapo Gertie"! Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Shrewsbury River Walk
Unknown: Pam Powis
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Round and Round the Garden

5: The Cave-ln-Area by Mimi Thebo , read by Bonnie Hurren. lt was frosty the night the horses came; no one could explain whythey appeared on that particular night, or even if they came at all.
Memory, like the mist on the mulberry bush, is an insubstantial thing. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mimi Thebo
Read By: Bonnie Hurren.

: In Father's Footsteps

Preaching Rebels. Eric and Adele Blakebrough -the Visionary vicars. Final part. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Adele Blakebrough

: Open Book

Irish novelist and Whitbread-award winner Maurice Leitch discusses his new novel, The Eggman 's Apprentice, with Charlie Lee-Potter . Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: 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 Eddie Mairand Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

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


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Mario Stylianides.

: The Archers

Hayley tears out her hair.
Written by Caroline Harrington. Director Geni Hall-Kenny
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington.
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tams!n Greig
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Caroline: Sara Coward
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Matt: Kim Durham
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Right of the Maidens

The concluding part of Jane Gardam 's novel, set in a postwar North Yorkshire seaside town in 1946. 10: Will she? Won't she?
For details see Monday- Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at the community centre at Corsham School in Wiltshire by panellists including the Chairman of the Conservative Party Michael Ancram , Liberal Democrat peer Lord
Jenkins and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Dr John Reid.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Dr John Reid.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Games

A young woman learns about malice and manipulation in Mike Walker's drama, set against the backdrop of Cosi Fan Tutte. The editor of a "lad's" magazine proposes a bet to prevent a talented and attractive woman journalist leaving for a better job. He then throws her into situations to ensure he wins. (R)


Writer: Mike Walker
Producer: Rachel Horan
Executive Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Helena: Angeline Ball
Don: Michael Troughton
Gracie: Geraldine James
Man: Kenny Blythe
Peter: David Thorpe

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors PrueKeely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@obc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/worldtonight


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Unknown: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller.
5: Dan fails to receive an invitation to Sean's end-of-ShOOt party. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Colin Bateman

: Last Man In

The sports programme for non-sports people, presented by Jim White. This week a report on how the bitterest split in world sport is being healed this weekend. Producer Ian Bent


Presented By: Jim White.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Grass Is Greener

Jeff Rawle readsTom Fort's book about ourobsession with the garden lawn. Better than Sex. Final part. Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle

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