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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With writer and broadcaster Joy Mead.


Unknown: Joy Mead.

: FarmingToday

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presenter: Sarah Mukherjee
Producer: Julie Owen

: Today

With Alan Little and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Book of the Week: Black Earth City

By Charlotte Hobson. Read by Emilia Fox , and abridged by Penny Leicester .
5: Leaving. A wedding takes place in the final months of a Russian sojourn. Producer by Elizabeth Allard. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlotte Hobson.
Read By: Emilia Fox
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Elizabeth Allard.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Joel Edwards , Director General ofthe Evangelical Alliance.


Unknown: Joel Edwards

: Woman's Hour

Sheila McClennon talks to the rising star of the Irish folk scene Cara Dillon and hears her contemporary take on traditional songs. Drama: Degrees of Distance. 5: Jimmyby Gary Owen.
SenesEditorAnneTyley.PH0NE:[number removed]
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Cara Dillon
Unknown: Gary Owen.

: Crossing the Black Waters

The last of three programmes in which Mukti Jain Campion explores the social legacy ofthe English East India Company on 400 years of relations between Britain and the Indian subcontinent.
3: Wealth In the early 17th century India was a land of fabulous riches and opportunity for Englishmen, but less than 200 years laterthe British view of India changed to one of starving, impoverished victims.
Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chns Eldon Lee


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

: A Certain Age

A series of six monologues about women, written by Lynne Truss 3: The Daughter.Starring
Rebecca Front Judy is quite happy with her life, staying at home to look after her octogenarian father and watching Watercolour Challenge in the afternoons.
But when an old school friend looks her up after 20 years, Judy finds herself re-examining her life and relationshipwithherfather.
Music composed by Rex Brough . Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Rebecca Front Judy
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.


Presenter: Nick Clarke
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy.
Write to: [address removed]
PHONE: [number removed]
FAX [number removed]
E-MAIL: [email address removed]
Repeated on Sunday


Presenter: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Satisfaction Guaranteed

Classic science fiction by Isaac Asimov, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
When ambitious US Robots employee Larry Belmont agrees to his rather mousy wife Claire field-testing a new housework robot - a handsome humanoid called Tony - little does he foresee the effect this will have on Claire's self-confidence and sense of style. But robots are not programmed to be capable of falling in love...


Author: Isaac Asimov
Dramatised by: Diana Griffiths
Director: Pauline Harris
Tony: Nicholas Blane
Claire: Barbara Barnes
Dr Calvin: Margaret Robertson
Gladys: Margaret Robertson
Bogart: William Hope
Larry: William Hope

: Changing Places

2- Rheged Just off the M6 in Cumbria there is a village in a hill. Built by locals for locals, with a river running through it and a grass-covered roof,
Rheged is a service station that defies belief. Julian Hector explores the new opportunities Rheged is bringing to the local community.
Producer Laura Fudge. E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Julian Hector
Producer: Laura Fudge.

: Opening Lines: Think Big

by Susan Davis. Effie is not just fat, she's positively lardaceous, but one evening she sees a personal ad marked "Big Hearted Hunk looking for cuddly voluptuous woman." And she decides to answer it. Read by Tracy Wiles. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Bigby Susan Davis.
Read By: Tracy Wiles.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Clubs

5: The Famous Five Club. Were you one of the million or so members of the Famous Five Club who helped to raise funds forthe Children's Home in Beaconsfield? And who was your hero: Julian, Anne, Dick, George or Timmy the dog? With Richard Coles. Producer Kim Normanton


Unknown: Richard Coles.
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Law in Action

A new series of the programme that tackles the big legal issues and the everyday ones. Celebrities are beingjoined by those briefly in the news in asserting new rights to privacy. Marcel Berlins asks if this spells the end of dubious stories that ruin lives and careers, orwhetherthe courts could be used to endanger the freedom of the press and limit the public's right to know. Producer Simon Coates.


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates.

: 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

The sharp end of radio satire. 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

Jennifer sees the doctor.
Written by Adrian Flynn. Director Peter Leslie Wild
Editor Vanessa Whitbum. ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn.
Director: Peter Leslie
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Tim: Jay Vllliers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show. Producer Erin Riley


Producer: Erin Riley

: Degrees of Distance

The last of five plays examining the impact on a Welsh community when a local woman disappears. 5: Jimmyby Gary Owen. A house-bound neighbour keeps an unusual vigil.
Producer Alison Hindell. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jimmyby Gary Owen.
Producer: Alison Hindell.
Jimmy: Islwyn Morris
Carer: Matthew Gravelle

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a political discussion from Whitby. On the panel are Minister for Work Nick Brown MP, feminist writer, academic and broadcaster Bea Campbell, and Stephen Alexander, the class law solicitor representing Railtrack shareholders.
Producer Innes Bowen.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nick Brown
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Stephen Alexander
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Letter from America

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


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Novecento

The legend of the pianist who played on the ocean, by Alessandro Baricco , translated by Alastair McEwen. Novecento-a foundling on a big ocean liner-becomes the ship's magical pianist, fights a piano duel with Jelly Roll Morton and finally goes with his ship, the only home he has ever known.
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Alessandro Baricco
Translated By: Alastair McEwen.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Novecento: Henry Goodman
Narrator: Bob Sherman
Jelly Roll Morton: Ray Shell
American lady: Carolyn Pickles
Captain: Ewan Bailey
Novecento, aged 8: Daniel Anthony

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.
Editor Prue Keely. E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely.

: Book at Bedtime: Goodbye to All That

The final episode of Robert Graves 's war memoires, read by John le Carre. 10: Oxford. For details see Monday.


Unknown: Robert Graves
Read By: John Le Carre.

: Off the Page

Chris Bigsby presents a new series of the showcase for the best new writing and the freshest conversation. 1:Re-writing the Past. With novelist
Louis de Bernieres and historian Lucy Moore. Producer Miles warde


Unknown: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Louis De Bernieres
Unknown: Lucy Moore.

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book of the Week: Black Earth City

Repeat of9.45am

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