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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Live from Rome with the Daily
Service pilgrims. With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue Macgregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Colin Craggs.


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Colin Craggs.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest in the last of four repeated editions is the violinist Tasmin Little. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. (R)


Violinist: Tasmin Little.

: Daily Service

UN only
The Rev Stephen Shipley leads the 100 pilgrims in a service from the Church of San Gregorio Magno on the Coelian Hill, in Rome. From here, Pope Gregory the Great sent Augustine to evangelise the English. Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius); Matthew 28 wl6-20; Their Sound Is Gone Out
(Handel); Go Forth and Tell! (Woodlands); Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Pope Gregory
Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

The last of five weekday extracts from Stella Rimington 's memoir of a life spent at MI5. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Jenny Howe. For details see yesterday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stella Rimington
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Jenny Howe.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kierney. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Lady by EM Delafield. Final part. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kierney.

: Journey of a Lifetime: Pugmarks in the Sundarbans

The first of four annual half-hour travel documentaries, each one made by that year's winner of the Journey of a Lifetime award, which is organised by Radio 4 and the Royal Geographical Society to inspire an interest in people and places. The first winner, environmentalist Tessa McGregor, sets off to see how the people of the Bangladesh Sundarbans co-exist with the Royal Bengal tigers, but first she has to deal with poisonous snakes, mouse-sized cockroaches and convoluted Bengali bureaucracy.

Environmentalist Tessa McGregor explores the Sundarbans, the forest that fringes the cyclone-torn Bay of Bengal

Journey of a Lifetime 11.00am R4

Television has lately turned "the great outdoors" into a place where exhibitionists gather for the benefit of so-called reality-show cameras. But, glory be, there are still real people travelling to real remote places for reasons other than self-publicity. Environmentalist Tessa McGregor is one and she is the first winner of the Royal Geographical Society/Radio 4 travel award. Today, in Pugmarks in the Sundarbans, she reports on her trip to the largest mangrove forest in the world, fringing the Bay of Bengal. There, people live in close proximity with the notorious Bengal tiger, which has a reputation for regarding people as food. McGregor gives a vivid account of the trip and she emerges as a brave, resourceful and endlessly inquiring individual.


Presenter: Tessa McGregor
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Married: 4

A six-part comedy drama by Tony Bagley.

The collision of the universes has had such an effect on Surrey that Robin, Lesley and Dirk find themselves in small town America, where Chertsey used to be. And they are not very welcome.


Writer: Tony Bagley
Producer: Claire Jones
Robin: Hugh Bonneville
Lesley: Josie Lawrence
Dirk: Stephen Frost
Walton: Kerry Shale
Gwen: Kate Williams
Pyle: Christopher Kelham

: 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

WithJames Cox.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Penny Vine. Repeated on Sunday
Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. E-mail: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: The Afternoon Play: The Alien Sister

A darkly comic drama by Judy Upton , told from the viewpoint of a teenage computer whiz charting the effects on his family when his elder sister suddenly returns homefouryears after her disappearance.
Director Mark Brickman. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Judy Upton
Director: Mark Brickman.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Connor: Joel Samuels
Lucy: Laura Sadler
Coach: Duncan Preston
HiDDv: Tessa Peake-Jones
Jared: Frankie Carson
Rhys: Jessie Harris
Newsreader/Cashier: Jon Glover

: Changing Places

The Adventure Valley. Sandra Sykes visits the villages of Bedlinog and Trelewis in South Wales. There, in a drive to create local employment, wall-climbing, caving and canoes are replacing coal as the main source of revenue, resulting in a total transformation of the landscape.
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, BS82LR Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Sandra Sykes
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Five New Sparks

Five weekday stories by Muriel Spark , all previously unpublished in book form, are abridged by Duncan Minshull and read by Sian Phillips. 5: A Hundred and Eleven Years without a Chauffeur. How pictures tell Stories. Producer Duncan Minshull


Stories By: Muriel Spark
Abridged By: Duncan Minshull
Read By: Sian Phillips.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Beyond Coincidence

5: Funny coincidence. Final programme. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen looks at words and the way we speak. 12: It's a Wrap. The series concludes with a final celebration of all that's new and changing in the way we speak, including a last instalment of the Craftspeak series with a visit to the bookbinder. Producer Marya Burgess. Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Marya Burgess.

: 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 Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

The topical panel show returns for a new series. With Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests. Producer LucyArmitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: The Archers

Jill notes some changes.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Rosemary Watts
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Emma: Felicity Jones
Betty: Pamela Craig
Jean-Paul: Yves Aubert
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon

: Front Row

Novelist Ian McEwan discusses his latest novel, Atonement, with Mark Lawson.


Guest: Ian McEwan
Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erkene Akalawu

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

10: Afterweeks of standing by, Elizabeth finally faces the prospect of real war.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imellda Staunton
Pussy: Maggie Steed
Landlord: Christian Rodska
Mrs Weatherby: Susan Brown

: Any Questions?

The political discussion programme with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Northrepps Cottage, Overstrand in Norfolk. The panel includes the chair of the transport select committee Gwyneth Dunwoody MP, the head of the Council for Rural Heritage Brigadier Alex Birtwhistle and editor of The EcologistZac Goldsmith. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alex Birtwhistle
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colour from the United
States, with veteran commentator AlistairCooke.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: I Want To Go Home

David Pownall's comedy about the evolution of the English language.
Director Peter Kavanagh (R)


Writer: David Pownall
Director: Peter Kavanagh
I: David Bamber
Want: Joanna Munro
To Go: Ben Crowe
Home: Georgie Alexander
Cark: Struan Rodger
Angel: Andrew Scott
God: John Hartley
Voices: Stephen Critchlow

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: Great Lives

A biography series in which famous people nominate historical figures for studio discussion. Politician Barbara Castle discusses Sylvia Pankhurst , the most radical of the Pankhurst suffragettes. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Sylvia Pankhurst
Producer: Miles Warde

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of ...

Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm

: News

: Book

of the Week: Open Secret
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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