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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Desert Island Discs

Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am

: An Act of Worship

With Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Andrew Parrott , music director of the London Mozart Players, reads a selection of eye-witness accounts of Beethoven the pianist, conductor and composer. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Andrew Parrott

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon. Drama: Adam Bede by George Eliot. Final part. Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Test Match Special - the Ashes

England v Australia
Commentary from Lord's on the second day's play of the Second Test. Including News at 1.15 and Talking Point at 1.18. *Approximate times

: Other

Who are the people who tickthe "other" box on census forms? Christopher Simpson , of mixed-race descent himself, meets other "others", and discusses with them what it is like not to know where you come from or who your people are. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Christopher Simpson
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: All the Young Dudes: 1: Homeward Bound

Jim Sweeney's six-part comedy series.
After 20 years away, Patrick finds himself back in the place he once called home. But what are the chances of running into your best mates from school?


Writer: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Steve Doherty
Patrick: Jim Sweeney
Billy: Steve Steen
Moira: Sadie Shimmin
Joe: Stephen Frost
Maria: Flaminia Cinque
Charlie: Izzy De Rosario
Removal man: Alex Lowe

: 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.
Unknown: Editorchris Burns.

: Face the Facts

- The return of the series in which John Waite and his team peer behind company smokescreens and cut through bureaucratic red tape to investigate your complaints. This week a look at the cases of those killed or maimed by ordnance left lying around after British army training exercises in northern Kenya. Producer Sue Mitchell. Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Sue Mitchell.

: 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. ProducerViv 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.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: The Poetry Disease

Alan McDonald 's poetic drama in which Martin, a 40-year-old officer in the Housing Department, finds his prose infected by poetry. His reports come out in rhyme, his budget notes are edged with metaphor and his boss begins to notice. Poems written by award-winning poet Char March. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Alan McDonald
Martin: Steven Pacey
Lisa: Julia Ford
Jax: Ellie Beavan
Mother: Jennie Stoller
Corinne: Carolyn Pickles
Siobhan: Nlamh Linehan

: Food Court

LThe programme which answers your questions about food. This week Felicity Finch explores how organic eggs are produced, how farm animals are slaughtered and how many plastic shopping bags are used each year. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Sleeping Arrangements

By Madeleine Wickham. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham.

: Corncrakes for Breakfast

Mark Carwardine ends his search on the Isle of Lundy in the Bristol Channel where he finds a plant which exists nowhere else in the world and a beetle which lives only on that plant. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Mark Carwardine

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak, presented by Michael Rosen. No Pain, No Gain From the jargon of the gym to medieval knights. As the intrepid punters of bench presses and pec decks admire the "prowess" ofthe local muscle Mary, a look at what has happened to the language of Chivalry. Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Bella Bannerman.

: The Message

Lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh

: The Now Show

Comedy sketches and comment from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Jon Holmes , Emma Kennedy , Paul Putner and 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 Putner
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: The Archers

Scott plays a part.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sue Wilson
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Usha: Souad Faress
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Matt: Kim Durham
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Scott: Peter Meakin
Jerry: Mark Perry

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews, presented by Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Presented By: Rosie Goldsmith.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Adam Bede

The conclusion of George Eliot 's haunting story.
Seth JohnKielty Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimblebyisjoined at the British Museum in London by Ken Clarke , former Chancellor of the Exchequer; Daily Telegraph columnist Janet Daley ;
David Trimble , former First Minister Northern Ireland Assembly; and Labour peer Lord Winston. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimblebyisjoined
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: David Trimble
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


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Don't Be a Stranger

By Carolyn Sally Jones. University law lecturer Dave Trimby 's life has been drifting. A young woman turns up on his doorstep and his life takes on a new meaning- but not without a cost.
With Elizabeth Bell , Geoffrey Matthews and Anthony Ofoegbu. Music composed and performed by Terry Trower. Director Ralph Rolls (R)


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones.
Unknown: Dave Trimby
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Unknown: Terry Trower.
Director: Ralph Rolls
DaveTrimby: Peter Egan
Mike: Christopher Timothy
Eva: Emilia Fox

: 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: An Impossible Marriage

By Pamela Hansford Johnson. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson.

: Off the Page

New writing and invigorating talk as Chris Bigsby asks three writers - established and new -to write and talk on a shared topic that affects all our lives. Exercise and Laziness. "Itisn'tfun, it isn't healthy, and with all the isotonic drinks consumed, it isn't natural. But it beats the hell out of sitting still. With David Craig , Robert Irwin and Blake Morrison. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: David Craig
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Unknown: Blake Morrison.
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

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