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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphreys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.32 UN only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphreys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Desert Island Discs

Novelist Ken Follett talks to Sue Lawley and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. at 11.15am RT Shop: page 21


Talks: Ken Follett

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 5: Solresol and the Prophet of Sound. Long before anyone thought of Esperanto, an idealistic music teacher from France called Jean Francois Sudre invented a universal language which seemed to work. When rude commerce intervened all seemed lost, but not quite. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Paul Collins.
Unknown: Jean Francois Sudre

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Freedom's Daughter edited by Sonia Gandhi. PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Edited By: Sonia Gandhi.

: Atlantic Drifting

From the capes and coves behind his Cornish home, playwright Nick Darke collects huge gaudy fishermen's floats, boxes, plywood, plastic sheeting- the usual flotsam of the foreshore. But this harvest of the tides bears other wonders too: "seabeans" - huge ebony seeds shed by the trees of the Amazon rainforest- and lobsterpot nametags - plastic messages-in-a-bottle from the fishermen of the Grand Banks. Through an e-mail network of collectors and ocean-watchers, and the help of his fellow Cornish "wreckers", Nick Darke ponders the mysterious ways of the ocean. Producer Simon Elmes.


Unknown: Nick Darke
Unknown: Nick Darke
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Getting Nowhere Fast

A four-part comedy by Mervyn Stutter.
2: The return of Pam's absent husband, Dominic, means that Merv faces the double dilemma of finding a new job and a new place to live. The regulars in the vodka and veggie bar offer their advice but as ever Merv has his own ideas on how to woo his ex and attract some new customers.
Producer Mario Stylianides


Comedy By: Mervyn Stutter.
Producer: Mario Stylianides
Merv: Mervyn Stutter
Pam: Lill Roughley
Dibden: John Challis
PC Dilkes: Chris Etteridge
Chantal: Tracey-Ann Oberman
Nev: Martin Freeman

: 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

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

A A new six-part series of international radio highlights.
Emily Buchanan looks at how the world's radio stations went into overdrive overthe terrorist attacks of 11 September, reporting, analysing and questioningthe unfolding facts for their listeners. Producer Leonida Kruscheinycky. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Kruscheinycky.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dear Doctor Goebbels

By Neville Smith. Fitting Goebbels with his surgical boots and sharing nuts with the Fuhrer don't seem to be auspicious beginnings to a young Jew's career. However, Philip Morgenstern is a resourceful lad.
Producer Jane Morgan


Unknown: Neville Smith.
Unknown: Philip Morgenstern
Producer: Jane Morgan
Philip: Ben Meyjes
Clara: Jenny Funnell
Harrison: Paul Jesson
Boxall: Christopher Douglas
Goebbels: Jasper Britton
Hitler: Gerard Murphy
Magda: Joanne Pearce
Stalin/Churchill: William Hootkins

: Ramblings

Last in a six-part series following the footsteps of people who've made walking a part of their lives. Producer Lucy Lunt. For a factsheet visit the Radio 4 website at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 or call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: The Searcher

Maurice Leitch 's story is read by Clive Mantle.
When Sonny embarks on a search for 15-year-old runaway Natalie, the experience leaves him feeling his age. Producer Heather Brennon


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Read By: Clive Mantle.
Producer: Heather Brennon

: Disneyfied

5: Jungle Book. The greatest movie ever made, according to Phill Jupitus. But did Disney's monkeys make the real things disappointing by comparison? For details see Monday


Unknown: Phill Jupitus.

: Law in Action

Last in the series tackling large and small 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 modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests.
Producer Dave Harvey. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/themessage


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart hosts the last in the present series of the topical panel game with panellists Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Linda Smith. 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: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Lucy Armitage.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: The Archers

Unfinished business for Brian.
Written by Joanna Toye. Director Julie Beckett.
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an sae to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye.
Director: Julie Beckett.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show with interviews, news and reviews. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Freedom's Daughter

5: Resistance. When Nehru is released from prison, his correspondence with Indira continues as he embarks on a tour of India with the Congress Party. Meanwhile, Indira's own political views are developing and father and daughter disagree when he proposes to visit a fascist supporter in England.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Indira: Nina Wadia
Nehru: Paul Bhattachariee

: Any Questions?

The political discussion with Jonathan Dimbleby comes from Neston in Cheshire, with a panel including the MPs Tony Banks and David Cameron , and The Times sketchwriter Matthew Parris.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson. Repeated Saturday 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
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 Sunday8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.
Producer: Tony Grant.

: The Friday Play: Do Not Feed the Animals

In 1906 the crowds thronged to the monkey house at the Bronx Zoo in New York to look at the latest exhibit: Ota Benga , a Bambuti hunter from Central Africa. Cheryl Martin 's drama tells his life story.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Ota Benga
Unknown: Cheryl Martin
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Ota: Ben Onwukwe
Anne: Shezwae Powell
Verner: Kerry Shale
Hornaday: Ed Bishop
Reporter: Paul Birchard
RevGordon: T-Bone Wilson
Charles: Fraser James
Englehome: Carl Prekopp

: 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: Persuasion

Jane Austen 's romantic classic about 19-year-old Anne Elliot. 5: Two vie for the Captain's favours, while a third can only watch. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Anne Elliot.

: Last Man In

Sports discussion with Jim White , including a preview of the draw forthe 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan. Producer Richard Mcllroy


Unknown: Jim White
Producer: Richard McLlroy

: Today in Parliament

News, views and features on today's stories, and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Banvard's Folly
Repeated from 9.45am

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