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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Iftikhar Awan.


Unknown: Iftikhar Awan.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is vet Bruce Fogle , whose studies on the relationship between pets and their owners has made him a bestselling author. Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Bruce Fogle

: Book

of the Week: A House Unlocked Written and read by Penelope Lively. Final part. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Penelope Lively.

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Tony Bumham.


Unknown: Tony Bumham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: The History of the Life and Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mrs AphraBehn by Alison Joseph. 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: Mrs Aphrabehn
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: Test Match Special -the Ashes

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

: The Channel Challenge

Peter Purvis investigates the strange allure of the cross-Channel challenge and learns how a bagpiper, a jellyfish and a flock of homing pigeons have all played their part in the history of one of the more eccentric great British adventures. He meets Kevin Murphy , the king of the Channel, who is attempting to add to the 32 crossings he has already made. Producer Richard Mcilroy


Unknown: Peter Purvis
Unknown: Kevin Murphy
Producer: Richard McIlroy

: All the Young Dudes: Waterloo Sunset

The conclusion of Jim Sweeney's comedy drama.
It's the end of the line for Patrick, but Joe and Maria might, just might, have some good news for everyone.


Writer: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Steve Doherty
Patrick: Jim Sweeney
Helen: Cathryn Harrison
Billy: Steve Steen
Moira: Sadie Shimmin
Joe: Stephen Frost
Maria: Flaminia Cinque
Mrs Fleming: Jenny Lee
Charlie: Izzy De Rosario

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: Face the Facts

John Waite concludes the series investigating listeners'complaints and issues of public concern. Producers Leanne Buckle , Sue Mitchell and Will Yates Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: John Waite
Producers: Leanne Buckle
Producers: Sue Mitchell

: The World at One

With GutO Harri. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

Compelling radio from around the globe, presented by Emily Buchanan. This week weather and natural phenomena: Zambia stops to party for its solar eclipse; the Ice Hotel in Sweden that's too cool for some: and the church project in Oklahoma that is helping tornado victims locate lost photographs. Producer Tanya Datta. Repeated Sunday 8pm


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Tanya Datta.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: Emily Rising

Dan Rebellato 's funny and touching look at the world from a different angle. Ten-year-old Emily wakes up one morning to find that her feet do not touch the ground. Despite the frantic efforts of her family and the authorities, she continues to rise and rise and rise. How does an ordinary south London family deal with a levitating daughter? And what does the average ten-year-old think about outer space? Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Dan Rebellato
Director: Polly Thomas
Emily: Louisa Lytton
Robbie: Ross Cook
Sarah: Zoe Henry
Greg/Dr Jeffrey: Graeme Hawley
Jean/Mrs Foster: Martine Brown

: Food Court

More answers to listeners' questions about food. Salt. You 'd die without it, but too much may kill you. Felicity Finch finds out more about this controversial but staple ingredient. Producer Karen Gregor. E-MAIL: foodcourt@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Karen Gregor.

: Comic Fringes

The final reading from the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For details see Monday

: Starry Starry Night

5: The Ghost in Blue Suede Shoes. Some stars burn bright, others fade away. Ray Brown goes on the trail of the rock 'n' roll hero who stormed Cromer, but left no trace. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ray Brown

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen looks at words and the way we speak. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Paragraphs. Slip the safety catch off the language and the terminology of guns. And decide whetheryou're going up or coming down with this guide to Oxbridgese. Producer Julia Adamson. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Julia Adamson.

: The Message

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 Nigel Wrench. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

The Sony Award-winning impressionist show returns for another series. Starring Jon Cuishaw , Jan Ravens , Mark Perry and Kevin Connelly. Producer Bill Dare. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Dead Ringers and Dead Ringers, Series 2, Part 1 are available from all good retail outlets and [web address removed] Call [number removed]
Masters of mockery: page 12


Unknown: Jon Cuishaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Kevin Connelly.
Producer: Bill Dare.

: The Archers

David and Ruth Remember haymaking.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Sue Wilson
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Ruth Remember
Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
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: Tamsln Greig
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Sid: Alan Devereux
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Usha: Souad Faress
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The History of the Life and Memoirs of theLate Ingenious Mrs Aphra Behn

By Alison Joseph. 5: The Wits. In the court of Charles II the wits meet their match when Aphra enters their SOCial I circle. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Straw Poll

Chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience at Roehampton College, London. 4: "Instant communication is the curse of the 21st century."
Producer Nick Utechin. Listeners can also vote on the motion. To vote YES PHONE: [number removed]. To vote NO PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN after the programme until 2.20pm Saturday Maximum call cost lOp. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States, with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: A Woman in Waiting

Thembi Mtshali 's mother was a live-in maid for a white family in South Africa. She looked after other people's children while her own child waited for rare visits. Award-winning actress and singer
Thembi Mtshali 's powerful autobiographical play, co-written by Yael Farber , takes us from the days of apartheid to the truth and reconciliation hearings. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Thembi Mtshali
Singer: Thembi Mtshali
Unknown: Yael Farber
Director: Claire Grove

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell.
E-Mail: [email address removed] Website: [web address removed]


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Super-Cannes

JG Ballard's thriller. Part 10. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

The first in a new biography series in which famous people nominate great lives for studio discussion.
This week Tim Waterstone, founder of the celebrated chain of book shops, chooses former Labour prime ministerClementAttlee. With biographer Ben Pimlott and presenter Joan Bakewell. Producer Miieswarde


Unknown: Ben Pimlott
Presenter: Joan Bakewell.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of...

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: Book of the Week: A House Unlocked

Repeatedfrom 9.45am. Fordetails see yesterday 9.45am

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