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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev. Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Rev. Stephen Shipley.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Alan Little.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Colin Craggs.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Alan Little.
Unknown: Colin Craggs.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is author and broadcaster Simon Schama.
Shortened repeat from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Simon Schama.

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps of MrKurtz

In Michela Wrong's vivid account of the history of Zaire, Congo president Mubuto is reminiscent of Kurtz, the enigmatic subject of Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness (read in Book at Bedtime tonight at 10.45pm). Abridged in five episodes by Katie Campbell and read by Janice Acquah. Part 2. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Janice Acquah.

: Act of Worship

With the Revd Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: ClayBullby Stewart Conn. Final part.
Executive producer Anne Tyley. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Producer: Anne Tyley.

: The Singing Revolution

A decade ago the Baltic States used songs as their secret weapon to end Soviet rule. Chris Bowlby explores the power of Baltic singing, and its role in free society. Producer: Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Married

A six-part series of Tony Bagley 's comedy drama.
2: Dirk sees an ideal opportunityto make money and opens Cafe Apocalypse. This gives Robin ample opportunityto express his usual scathing criticism, especially as Lesley has decided to display her new artwork there too.
Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Tony Bagley
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Dirk: Stephen Frost
Maxine: Ann Gosling
Ned: Sam Bradley

: 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.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

Compelling radio from around the globe, presented by Emily Buchanan. A look at science, from the wonders of nature, including sex and the single dragonfly, to the miracles of the man-made world and how to clone a radio presenter. Producer Jo Glanville. Repeated on Sunday


Presented By: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Jo Glanville.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: The Chin Hair

In Rachel Matthews 's drama a woman discovers a whole new world of sound and the wonders of nature through her facial hair.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Rachel Matthews
Director: Polly Thomas
Frankie: Jo-Anne Horan
Joe: Shaun Prendergast
Fiona: Daryl Rshwick
Teacher: Richard Cole
Psychiatrist: Richard Cole
Rosie: Emma Franks

: Changing Places

The Past and Future Farm. Sandra Sykes visits Lark
Rise Farm in Cambridgeshire which has been transformed by farmer and conservationist Robin Page in less than fouryears. Now barn owls and otters breed there and many species of farmland birds, including the skylark, have returned. The profitable future of the farm has been secured by looking to past farming techniques but would these methods work elsewhere?
Producer Julian Hector. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4
E-MAIL: changing. places@bbc.co.uk. WRITE TO: Changing Places, BBC Natural History Unit, Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Unknown: Robin Page
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Ruth Rendell Stories

Last of five stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers. Burning End. A woman caring for her difficult mother-in-law watches as strong sunlight hits a glass vase in the old woman's home and scorches the papers underneath. Read by Sue Johnston. For details see Monday


Read By: Sue Johnston.

: Dearly Beloved

In the last programme about modern-day sermons, the Rev David Flag of Mildmay Mission Hospital discusses the challenge of finding appropriate ways to deliver sermons to those with HIV. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: David Flag

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen looks at words and the way we speak. 10: Love, Death and a Large Fish. How jokes work and what makes funny lines funny. Comedian Steve Punt tries to unpick the linguistic mysteries. Producer Paul Kobrak. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Steve Punt
Producer: Paul Kobrak.

: 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 Dan Damon. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Dan Damon.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Dead Ringers

Impressionists' comedy sketch show starring
Jon Culshaw , 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 on audio cassette and CD from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

The old order changes.
Written by Adrian Flynn. Director Sue Wilson
EditorVanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]. See Straw Poll at 8pm


Written By: Adrian Flynn.
Director: Sue Wilson
Director: Editorvanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Erin Riley

: Clay Bull

By Stewart Conn. Final part. Ellen has been teaching Joseph, her son's African friend, to read, and Joseph has been beaten up as a result. Now Ellen is tryingto arrange his escape with the help of an Afrikaaner. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Straw Poll

The final debate chaired by Nick Clarke in front of an invited audience comes from the Memorial Hall, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. 6: "The Archers is a true representation of country life."
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

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Eden

A poignant drama about the expectations and desires of a married couple growing apart after ten years of marriage. Set in the Irish midlands in the present, this is the first play by Eugene O'Brien, and was commissioned and premiered by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin this year. This adaptation features the original stage cast.


Writer: Eugene O'Brien
Producer: Tanya Nash
Director: Conor McPherson
Billy: Don Wycherley
Brenda: Catherine Walsh

: The World Tonight

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


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Heart of Darkness

Redmond O'Hanlon reads Conrad's story with Anton Lesser. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anton Lesser.

: Great Lives

A biography series in which famous people nominate great lives for studio discussion. Food and design entrepreneur Terence Conran proposes the Michelin brothers, inventors of the detachable pneumatic tyre and the red travel guide, Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Terence Conran
Producer: Miles Warde

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of...

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: Book of the Week: In the Footsteps ofMr Kurtz

Repeatedfrom 9.45am. For details see yesterday 9.45am

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