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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With writer Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Sarah Hughes


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

With John Humphrys and Alan Little.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Alan Little.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Desert Island DiSCS

Repeat of Sundayll.l5am

: Act of Worship

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb

: Book of the Week: Something to Declare: 5: French Letters

By Julian Barnes.
In the last of his essays displaying his fascination with all things French, Julian Barnes gives two wonderfully emotive portraits of writer Baudelaire and painter Courbet, based on their 19th-century letters.
For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Julian Barnes

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
Drama: Les Misérables. By Victor Hugo. Part 25. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Crossing the Black Waters

A three-part series in which Mukti Jain Campion explores the social legacy of the English East India
Company on 400 years of relations between Britain and the Indian subcontinent. 2: Sex. Siren orvictim, promiscuous or chaste? The Indian woman was the object of elaborate fantasy for the Engl ishmen of the East India Company. Mukti Jain Campion explores how Indians and Britons have stereotyped each other's sexual behaviouroverthe centuries. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Mukti Jain Campion
Unknown: Mukti Jain Campion
Producers: Mukti Jain Campion
Producers: Chris Eldon Lee

: A Certain Age

A series of six monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss. 2: The Wife. Starring
Janine Duvitski. Hennyworries.Shewornesthather husband won't like the new biscuit tin she hasjust bought. She worries that he'll find out she enjoys herjob. She worries that she hasn't switched everything off in the kitchen. So one day when her husband unexpectedly disappears, she wonders why she is very much cheered up.
Music composed by Rex Brough . Producer Dawn Ellis


Written By: Lynne Truss.
Unknown: Janine Duvitski.
Composed By: Rex Brough
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: 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

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Producer Peter Everett.
Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WiA 1QT. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX [number removed].
E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: From the Waist Up

By Judith Adams. A modern myth about transformation and joyous liberation. Phyllida Law , Suzanne Heathcote and Nike Imoru star as three modern females who find themselves in everyday encounters with fabulous beasts. And perhaps with one in particular.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Judith Adams.
Unknown: Phyllida Law
Unknown: Suzanne Heathcote
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Father/Fairground caller: Antony Byme
Man: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mother: Vicky Hall

: Changing Places

First in a new series on how different communities are acting to improve their quality of life.
1 The London Wetland Centre. Five years in the making and just five miles from Piccadilly, the London Wetland Centre is a dream made reality for Sir Peter Scott , its visionary. Chris Baines meets the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust team and volunteers from the local community whose combined efforts have brought the call of the wild to the urban heart of Britain. Producer Laura Fudge


Unknown: Sir Peter Scott
Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Laura Fudge

: Lord Emsworth Entertains: Classic BlandingsStories

5: Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend. As Blandings Castle opens to the public, Lord Emsworth stands up to his formidable head gardener, Angus McAllister. For details see Monday


Unknown: Angus McAllister.

: Melancholy Baby

5: Ann's Story. Everyone in the family had always known the truth about Ann'sfather, but it had been kept from herfor over 50 years. Fordetails see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the last of the current series of the programme about words and the way we speak. 9:The Queen's English. Marking the golden jubilee of the Queen's accession next week, Word of Mouth examines the changing face of royal language. Plus a journey to the ends of the earth to uncoverthe story of Finisterre.
Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Message

Conversation about how current media trends affect modern life, with Jenni Murray and guests. Producer Dave Harvey.


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 Now Show

Satirical sketches and songs, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Mitch Benn ,
Marcus Brigstocke , Jon Holmes and Emma Kennedy. Producer Adam Bromley. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Emma Kennedy.
Producer: Adam Bromley.

: The Archers

Parental worries for Jolene.
Written by Paul Brodrick. Director Sue Wilson.
EditorVanessa Whitburn. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick.
Director: Sue Wilson.
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Betty: Pamela Craig
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus

: Front Row

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

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. 25: In the final episode, Thenardier attempts to blackmail Marius. Meanwhile, Valjean is dying. How he longs to be reunited with Cosette! For details see Monday. Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Whitby. The panel will include former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Rifkind
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With veteran commentator AlistairCooke. Repeated Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am

: The Friday Play: Black Train

Mike Walker's new play for radio travels along the railway lines of central and eastern Europe, the setting for so many key scenes of the 20th century. A Jewish-American father and daughter visit the land their ancestors escaped from. A disillusioned Hungarian villager searches for the courage to leave his mother and his dead-end life to look for work in the rich West. And a young Gypsy couple are forced out of their makeshift home and onto the road and rails -again! "This train carries saints and sinners ...this train carries losers and winners."
With John Baddeley , Estelle Kohler and John Telfer. Music by Kalyi Jag. Director Tim Dee


Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Estelle Kohler
Unknown: John Telfer.
Music By: Kalyi Jag.
Director: Tim Dee
Sheldon: Andrew Sachs
Lori: Lorelei King
Istvan: David Birrell
Miki: Dermot Kerrigan
Simione: Stephen Noonan
Emilia: Laura Rogers

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell.

: Book at Bedtime: Goodbye to All That

5: Out on Patrol in No Man's Land. For details see Monday.

: The Copysnatchers

In the last of the series, David Aaronovitch is joined by an Indian journalist, a Greek author and a Lebanese writer to observe, dissect and parody what's been happening in Britain this week. ProducerKaty Hickman


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: Today in Parliament

News and features on today's stories in Parliament.

: News

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