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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

With Steve Peacock.


Unknown: Steve Peacock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Stanley Kalms is in conversation with Sue
Lawley this week. Overthe last 50 years he has turned Dixons, the small photographic studio his father opened in the thirties, into one of Britain's biggest retail outlets. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Sir Stanley Kalms

: An Act of Worship

With the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Book of the Week: Even as We Speak

By Clive James. Destination Europe and Running Beside Ron Clarke. A question of history and fitness. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Clive James.
Unknown: Ron Clarke.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Part 5. Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Test Match Special - the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Edgbaston on the second day's play of the First npowerTest. Including News at
1.15 and Talking Point at 1.18. 'Approximate times

: Have Kombi - Will Travel

A look at one of the greatest travelling companions of the 20th century-the Volkswagen Campervan. Frank Wilson meets the owners and the vans that have travel led the length and breadth of Britain and beyond. Producer Helen Sharp. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Frank Wilson
Producer: Helen Sharp.

: Double Income No Kids Yet

David Spicer's six-part comedy about a thirty-something couple that has everything: good jobs, money, a marriage that works - and no children.

5: Lucy is up for a big promotion at work but is distracted by Katie's post-natal indecision about her new baby's name. Unfortunately, sister Charlotte is on hand with a plan to de-stress her.


Writer: David Spicer
Lucy: Elizabeth Carting
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Meera Syal
Andy: Tony Gardner
Charlotte: Polly Frame
Producer: Liz Anstee

: 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

: Feedback

Your views and opinions on BBC radio programmes, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Viv Black. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London, W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Viv Black.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Aylmer's Field

Alfred Lord Tennyson 's Victorian version of the Romeo and Juliet story tells of the proud Aylmers at the manor house and their humbler relations, the Averills at the rectory, and of the doomed romance between Edith and her cousin Leolin. Andrew Sachs reads Tennyson's verse and concert pianist Victor Sangiorgio provides the accompanying music by Grieg, Rbich and Janacek. Director viv Beeoy


Unknown: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Pianist: Victor Sangiorgio

: Veg Talk: [number removed]

I nteractive greengrocers Charl ie H icks and Gregg Wallace investigate the herb garden, talking to callers and swapping recipes and growing tips in this tribute to all things green and fresh. Producer Dixi Stewart. LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: Five Stories by Elizabeth Bowen

5: Pink May. A married woman is visited in her bedroom by a ghost, but only on evenings when she prepares to go OUt to meet her lover. For details see Monday

: Medicine Machines

5: The Fetal Heart Monitor. When this machine was first used in hospital it was seen as a way of preventing babies dying during childbirth, but opposition to it began to grow. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak, presented by Michael Rosen. To Boldly Go Time to stop worrying about the health of the mother tongue and start celebrating our ever changing language. Meanwhile, out there in supermarket land, would you rather be a sir and madam or a pet and hen? Ian Peacock investigates. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Mark Burman.

: 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 Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the topical comedy show that looks at everything "now" with the help of sketches, songs and characters. With
Jon Holmes , Emma Kennedy , Paul Putnerand music from Mitch Benn.
Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Paul Putnerand
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: The Archers

Jennifer plays the mother hen.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo. Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to[address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo.
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tommy: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tam Singreig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Caroline: Sara Coward
Jean-Paul: Yves Aubert
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Scott: Peter Meakin

: Front Row

The latest cultural offerings, including an art exhibition about noise, presented by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Adam Bede

George Eliot 's story of love betrayed and rewarded.
5: Adam is now free to ask Hetty to marry him. Cast details across the week. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke is joined from Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire by panellists including Margaret Beckett MP and Professor Niall Ferguson. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Professor Niall Ferguson.
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: Alpha

Mike Walker's play, the winner of this year's Sony Award for Best Radio Drama, envisages the existence of a computer so all-knowing it appears to have an independent life of its own - an abomination for those who believe in a supreme creator.
Originally broadcast on BBC World Service


Writer: Mike Walker
Director: Gordon House
Original music composed and played by: David Chilton
Father Marquez: David Calder
Alpha: Sarah-Jane Holm
Cardinal Corelli: John Moffatt
Jancovic: Ana Sofrenovic
Tom: Daniel O'Grady
Sofia: Lexi Rose

: The World Tonight

With Anne MacKenzie.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/woddtonight


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Back When We WereGrownups

Liza Ross reads from Anne Tyler 's latest novel. 5: Childhood sweethearts are reunited. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Anne Tyler

: Off the Page

New writing and invigorating talk as Chris Bigsby asks a poet and a novelist to join him in thinking and writing about a matter of the moment.
Clothes. "Are you wearing those flares ironically?" With Julia Blackburn and Ruth Padel. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Julia Blackburn
Unknown: Ruth Padel.
Producer: Tim Dee

: News

: Book of the Week: Even as We Speak

Clive James reads from his new collection of essays.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Clive James

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