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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sue Macgregorand John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: MacGregorand John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

To mark the 20th anniversary of his series, Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. This week he follows up his encounter with Les Dawson , recorded a week before the comedian's sudden death, and talks to Dawson's widow about the interview's influence on her life. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Les Dawson

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

5: Exiled to France following his release from jail, Wilde's letters express his concern for the treatment of children in England's prisons and his desire to repeal the act which had seen him imprisoned for his sexuality. A brief reunion with Lord Alfred Douglas leaves Wilde poor and alone yet his famed wit and humour still shines through his letters. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Reverend Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

Hosted by Martha Kearney. Drama: The Chocolate Lovers' Club by Moya O'Shea. Part 5. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Feeding the Bear

In 1941 British crews braved U-boat-infested waters to supply Russia via the beleaguered ports of Murmansk and Archangel. Yet this August, while Russia feted the men who had played such a crucial role in its history, in Britain their unique contribution to the war effort was still without the validation of a campaign medal. BBC Northern
Ireland correspondent and military historian Kevin Connolly asks Tony Benn MP and others whose service we will decide to remember in the 21st century and who will make that decision. Producers Simon Binns and Sally Brewer


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Tony Benn
Producers: Simon Binns
Producers: Sally Brewer

: Coming Alive

Jim Eldridge 's comedy returns for a new six-part series. 1:Good Sports. Inter-gender rivalry leads to a surprisingly tough match between the boys' basketball squad and the ladies' netball team.
Sandra has her mother, who disapproves of Terry King , to stay, making things tricky for Sandra and Terry at this stage in their precarious romance.
With Ewan Bailey , Helen Longworth and Sarah Paul
Director Marilyn Imrie. Music Jacqueline Dankworth , Harvey Brough


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Terry King
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Helen Longworth
Unknown: Sarah Paul
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Music: Jacqueline Dankworth
Music: Harvey Brough
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mrs McKendrick: Sandra Voe
Mr Preston: David Holt

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

With Claire Bolderson.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
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: Uncle Happy

Award-winning writer and performer Michael Mears plays all of the parts, some of them in Italian, in his play about maths teacher Bob Jones , who visits Italy in search of an uncle who disappeared mysteriously many years ago. Producer Enydwuiiams


Unknown: Michael Mears
Unknown: Bob Jones

: Changing Places

7: A RiverAlive. Jessica Holm hears how the West Country Rivers Trust has helped landowners, farmers, and anglers team up to improve the quality of the River Tamar, which borders Devon and Cornwall. The result has been a return of life to the river and a newly flourishing leisure industry. Producer Julian Hector. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4
E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk. WRITE TO: Changing PI aces, BBC Natural History Unit. Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR Repeated Monday8.30pm


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Julian Hector.

: Something out of Nothing

5: That Good Night byCeri Williams. Nostalgia, alcohol and music accompany Mr Davies when he tackles the longjourney home. Read by Melanie Walters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Davies
Read By: Melanie Walters.

: Water Story

5: Reflection. A look at what water in myths, dreams, and practical reality can teach us about ourselves. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Series tackling large and small legal issues without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Producer: Charles Sigler.

: 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

Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the topical panel game with Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and special guests. Producer Lucy Armitage. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Simon Hoggart 's Pick of the News Quiz is available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: The Archers

Betty is caught in the middle.
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.
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Helen: Louiza Patikas
George: Graham Roberts
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Betty: Pamela Craig
Bert: Eric Allen
Greg: Marc Finn
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, reviews and a report on the life and legacy of the American art collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Peggy Guggenheim.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: The Chocolate Lovers' Club

5: A huge cake box sits on the table as Mrs Drexl tells a tale which surprisingly concerns them all and explains how she came to be invited to join the club. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mrs Drexl

: Any Questions?

The political debate with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Old Felixstowe in Suffolk with a panel including Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell MP and former communications director at Conservative Central Office Amanda Platell. Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Menzies Campbell
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Speaker: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Friday Play: Marmalade

By Michael Butt. It is the time of year when marmalade makers' minds turn to thoughts of Seville oranges. But this is no ordinary marmalade-making session. As Agnes reviews the recipes her children have given her, they seem to represent something more than filial duty - but what is it?
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Agnes: Barbara Jefford
Max: Adam Godley
Stella: Sally Dexter
Jane: Emma Rice

: 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: The Idea of Perfection

Part 5. Fordetaiis see Monday

: Great Lives

A biography series in which famous people nominate historical figures for studio discussion. Fay Weldon assesses visionary author HG Wells in the company of Wells's biographer Vincent Brome , who met Wells and many Of his mistresses. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Vincent Brome
Producer: Miles Warde

: Jackie Mason in the House

The second of two programmes in which the celebrated American comedian entertains an audience at the Linbury theatre in London's Royal
Opera House. This week, he tackles diets, dangerous food, coffee Chains and lies. Producer Bruce Hyman


Producer: Bruce Hyman

: News

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar

Wilde Repeated from9.45am

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