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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Election Call

Peter Sissons presents the series in which listeners question leading politicians. Today: John Swinney of the Scottish National Party and leuan Wyn Jones of Plaid Cymru. Also being shown on BBC2. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: vote2001@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: John Swinney
Unknown: Wyn Jones

: Book of the Week: A Ram in the Well

June Knox-Mawer's vivid portrait of Denbighshire rural life. Things Recreated. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented by Sheila McClennon. Drama: GrowingPains. Final part. Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Test Match Special England v Pakistan

Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test at Old Trafford. Including News at
1.15 and Talking Point at 1.18. * Approximate times

: High Contrast

r Three programmes in which lives come together but never meet. The Egg and the Olive - Losing It Ian Balch had been an amnesiac for several years when he found an old roll of photographs. They were the key to his past as an artist. He is now a leading artist again, but has mixed feelings about his mysterious old self. Judith was destined to be a world-class opera singer, but fell into the hands of a Svengaii and lost her singing voice for ever. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Ian Balch
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Millport

The concluding episode of Lynn Ferguson 's comedy set on an island on the west coast of Scotland. The Verdict. A letter arrives kicking up the biggest stink the island has ever seen -the Cumbrae Bar is to be closed down. As everyone pulls together Irene finds herself caught between a rock and a hard place. The question is will she stay and fight, orwill she take the last ferry of the day over to the mainland to the new life she has always dreamed of? Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Irene: Lynn Ferguson
Moira/Agnes: Janet Brown
Dougie: Matt Costello
Ena/Bunty: Gabriel Quigley
Bob/Minister: Robert Paterson
Alberto/Robert: Lewis MacLeod

: 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 , including a party election broadcast by Labour. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A Passionate Affair

The final part of Marcel Berlins 's investigation of the special relationship between women crime writers and their heroes takes us to Chicago, home of Sara Paretsky 's glamorous private eye VI Warshawski. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Sara Paretsky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: The Red Story

Hattie Naylor's deliciously dark version of the fairy tale The Red Shoes. The glistening red shoes were made at night, cursed by a candle, touched by sulphur and placed in the shop window by morning light. They tempted a lonely child, a begging thing, into a very unwise purchase.


Writer: Hattie Naylor
Director: Celia de Wolff.
Music: Polly Hewett
Narrator: Roddy Maude-Roxpy
Red girl: Joanna Froggatt
Old woman: Sarah Badel
Coachman: Gavin Muir
Shoemaker: Brian Parr
Chorus: Rachel Atkins
Chorus: Judy Flynn
Chorus: Lee Lyford
Chorus: Martin Parr

: Veg Talk: [number removed]

Chef and food writer Sophie Grigson joins greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks to celebrate the humble spud. Togetherthey prepare potato dishes, share recipes and growing tips, and answer calls. Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Sophie Grigson
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Making Hay

Patrick Gale performs his specially commissioned story on the theme of making hay, in front of an audience at this year's Hay Festival of Literature. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Patrick Gale

: Tehran Stories

Iran is home to a number of minorities who are prepared to live within the restrictions of Islamic rule. Zohreh Majidian concludes her examination of life in Tehran by meeting a man who is proud to declare that he is both Iranian and Jewish. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zohreh Majidian

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: 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


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News Quiz

The topical comedy panel quiz, hosted by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Linda Smith and special guests. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggarfs Pick of the News Quizis available now on audio cassette from all good retails outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggarfs Pick

: The Archers

Will Brian rnmp in hnarH?
Written by Simon Frith. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Jack: Arnold Peters
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Caroline: Sara Coward
Bert: Eric Allan
Matt: Kim Durham
Wayne: Ian Brooker
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Scott: Peter Meakin

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, presented by Mark Lawson. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Presented By: Mark Lawson.

: Growing Pains

Flying the nest, with readings from Keith Waterhouse, Laurie Graham and CS Lewis. LettingGo. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurie Graham

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined at Merton College in Surrey by Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell ; Home Secretary Jack Straw ; shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe ; and former Leader of Plaid Cymru Daffyd Wigley. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Menzies Campbell
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

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: The Force of Change

In award-winning writer Gary Mitchell 's thriller,
Detective Sergeant Caroline Patterson has only a few hours left before she has to release her suspect. She believes that the suspect's silence is not the only obstacle she faces in trying to charge him. Used to confronting sexism from her male colleagues she is shocked to discover that something far more sinister is imDedine the Droeress of this case.
Director Stephen Wright


Unknown: Gary Mitchell
Unknown: Sergeant Caroline Patterson
Director: Stephen Wright
Caroline: Abigail McGibbon
Mark: Dan Gordon
David: Richard Dormer
Bill: Sean Caffrey
Stanley: Alan McKee
Rabbit: Gerard Jordan
Reginald: Mark McCrory
Ronnie: Brian Dewlin

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell.
E-MAIL: [email address removed] WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Claire Bolderson
Editor: Prue Keely
Editor: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Breakfast at Tiffany's

The concluding episode of Truman Capote's vivid and witty novel set in forties New York. For details see Monday

: The Copysnatchers

The topical talk show which invites British-based guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect current stories here, from a foreign perspective.
Presented by David Aaronovitch. Producer Elizabeth Senior


Presented By: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Elizabeth Senior

: Campaign Close Up

For details see Tuesday

: News

: Book of the Week: A Ram in the Well

Final part. Rptd from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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