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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
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: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Writer Margaret Drabble is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Book of the Week: Extra Virgin

Rosie Cavaliero reads the concluding part of Annie Hawes 's account of life among the Italian olive groves. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Annie Hawes

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, with Martha Kearney.
Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Final part.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Life's Litte Luxuries

A series of hedonistic journeys in search of the finer things in life. Islands. Simon Parkes meets the residents of Eigg and an Essex millionaire to find out what it's like to own your own island. Producers Paul Kobrak and Lauretta Reynolds


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producers: Paul Kobrak

: Millport

Lynn Ferguson 's bittersweet comedy set on an island on the west coast of Scotland focuses on the life of Irene Bruce , a frustrated thirtysomething barmaid. Avowal. Irene and Moira are not speaking. Alberto and Ena have fallen out over the minestrone and Agnes has declared Third World War on the minister's trousers. Just how are the villagers going to solve their dispute if no one is talking to each other? Producer Lucy Bacon


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

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
EditorChris Burns
PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With NiCkClarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

A regular showcase of the best English-language radio from around the world. This week, radio bloopers -those moments that were never meant to happen. Emily Buchanan looks at the uncontrollable laugh during a serious news bulletin, the tricky words thatjust will not come out right, and talking when you think the microphone's off, but it isn't. Producer Arlene Gregorius. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Encore

By Nan Woodhouse. "Let's work together, you said. Strictly professional, you promised. A shot in the arm for our careers. Whydid I listen?"
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Nan Woodhouse.
Director: Tracey Neale
Sheila: Julia McKenzie
Henry: Timothy West

: Ramblings

A series exploring the countryside in our towns.
Liverpool. This week Clare Baldingjoins a group of local writers and artists who explore the city on foot in pursuit of inspiration. The walk takes in the architecture, history and green spaces of Liverpool starting at the ancient chapel ofToxteth and ending at Mossley Hill. Producer Lucy Lunt
For a factsheet PHONE: [number removed] or visit the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Clare Baldingjoins
Unknown: Mossley Hill.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Building Stories

The last of the week's short stories written by local writers as part of this year's Brighton Festival. The Magic Flute by Simon Nolan , read by Dora Bryan on location at the Theatre Royal. As the production of the opera plays out on stage it has a profound affect on a restless young couple. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Nolan
Read By: Dora Bryan

: Blithe Spirits

Pets. Cats, dogs and even hares have inspired great poetry, often written by their owners when the animals died. In this concluding programme,
Joanna Pinnock explores the roles of pets in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and finds out why they make such good subjects for epitaphs. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock

: Bookclub

Acclaimed American crime writer James Ellroyjoins James Naughtie on board HMS Illustrious where they and the crew discuss Ellroy's classic noir thriller, The Black Dahlia. Repeated from Sunday4pm


Unknown: James Ellroyjoins
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Black Dahlia.

: 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 Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: News Quiz

Mark Steel and Tony Hawks join Alan Coren and Linda Smith to ponder over the week's news. With chairman Simon Hoggart.
Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.

: The Archers

Roy goes in to bat.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Julie Beckett
EditorVanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Julie Beckett
Director: Editorvanessa Whitburn.
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: V Schindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Moir Leslie
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Matt: Kim Durham
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Scott: Peter Meakin

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer MohitBakaya

: Ladies of Letters Log On

The concluding episode of Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. Irene is in hospital. Vera's family fight on, until the two old friends are reunited once again. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined at Dulwich College in London by Simon Hughes , Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesman; Alex Salmond , former leader of the SNP; Clare Short , Secretary of State for
International Development; and David Willetts , shadow Secretary of State for Social Security. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Alex Salmond
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: David Willetts
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and [Web Address Removed]


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Mami, Papi, Mial and Me

Kara Miller 's movingdrama. Camilo is only ten when his father decides to risk all by leaving Cuba, taking the family on a raft across the Florida straits. But Camilo, only just coming to terms with his grandmother's death, is not at all happy about leaving his homeland, and the journey proves to be fraught with danger.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Music Sylvia Hallett


Unknown: Kara Miller
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Music: Sylvia Hallett
Camilo: Daniel Anthony
Vincent: Derek Griffiths
Maria: Jaye Griffiths
Mial: Bruno Munoz Rojas
Vladimir: Phillip Joseph

: The World Tonight

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


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

: Book at Bedtime: Around the World in 80 Days

Robert Powell reads Jules Verne 's classic. Part 5.
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Jules Verne

: Last Man In

This week on the topical sports programme, Jim White previews the first classics of the racing season by finding out about the small group of businessmen who run large sections of the sport, and he looks at howthe Asian stock-market crash has been good for golfers in Japan. Producer ian Bent


Unknown: Jim White

: News

: Book of the Week: Extra Virgin

The concluding part of Annie Hawes 's account of life among the Italian olive groves.
Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Annie Hawes

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