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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Alan Little and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Desert Island Discs

Repeat of Sunday 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: Lucky Man

5: In the final excerpt from his memoir Michael J Fox informs the world that he has Parkinson's disease and retires from the TV sitcom Spin City to seek government funding to find a cure. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael J Fox

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: A Raging Calm. Part5.
Series editor Angie Nehring E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Angie Nehring

: L'Esprit de France

3: The Real Jean de Florette - Provence. Author and comedian Tony Hawks heads to Provence in search of the idyll portrayed by the film Jean de Florette. Just in case things get too romantic he also tries to sign up for the foreign legion. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: King Street Junior Revisited

By Jim Eldridge. The first episode of a new six-part comedy. 1: A Good Heart. The long summer holiday is over and it's D-Day minus one forthe teachers of King Street Junior.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mrs Devon: Carolyn Pickles
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquan
Peter: Elliot Gonzalez

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan with another selection of diverse radio programmes from around the globe, this week featuring the art of the interview. From a rare example featuring the French master of silence, Marcel Marceau , to the techniques of the American chat show hosts.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Marcel Marceau
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Goblin Market

By Abigail Docherty, based on the poem by Christina Rossetti.

Figs to fill your mouth/ Citrons from the South/ Sweet to tongue and sound to eye/ Come buy, come buy." The Victorian and the contemporary collide in this classic tale of temptation, desire and redemptive love.


Writer: Abigail Docherty
Director: Sara Benaim
Producer: Sara Benaim
Music: Barrington Pheloung
Narrator: Francesca Annis
Laura: Kate Ashfleld
Lizzie: Gillian Kearney
Bookseller: Jonathan Keeble
Tom: Peter Darney
Jason: Ben Crowe

: Ramblings

Clare Balding has to pick up her pace in order to catch up with the Clwydian Ramblers, as they hike up to Moel Famau for spectacular views of the Clwyd Valley in north Wales. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Moel Famau
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

By Winifred Watson. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury. Maureen Lipman reads one of her favourite books, a touching and funny rediscovered bestseller of the thirties. Part 5. Producer Sarah Johnson


Writer: Winifred Watson
Abridged by: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read by: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: For What It's Worth

The final part of the series in which Lars Tharp and guests look at antiques and collectables.
5: The Sampler. Finely embroidered in silk, wool and even human hair, these charming panels worked by girls as young as six have become highly sought-after antiques. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Word of Mouth

Penguins and Yomping. The Argentines call them Malvinas, but they have also been called the Sansons, Hawkins and, more recently, the Falklands.To mark the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War, Michael Rosen investigates the local language of the sheep farmer, whaler and gaucho. Producer Neil George Repeated Sunday8. 30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Neil George

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Kevin Mousley


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kevin Mousley

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: Dead Ringers

More topical impressions-based sketches from the winners of the British Comedy Award. With
Kevin Connelly , Jon Culshaw , Mark Perry and Jan Ravens. Producer Mario Stylianides Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two series of Dead Ringers are available on audio cassette and compact disc at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Jan Ravens.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

Tim's flattered, but can he accept?
Written by Rio Fanning Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitbum ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Rio Fanning
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
Daniel: Dominic Davies
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Brian: Charles Colllngwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Kathy: Hedli Nlklaus
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Janet: Molr Leslie
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Mrs Newell: Marlene Sidaway
Richard: Ian Masters

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts magazine. Producer Sally Spurring

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
A gritty love story set in Yorkshire duringthe sixties. 5: Andrea and Philip live their worse fear. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke presents the topical discussion programme from Winterslow in Salisbury, with a panel which includes shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin, Bob Marshall-Andrews, Labour MP for Medway, and chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party, Mark Oaten.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Oliver Letwin
Unknown: Bob Marshall-Andrews
Unknown: Mark Oaten
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated Sat 5.45am and Sun8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Spider's War

Spider joins the navy at the height of the early eighties recession because he needs the work and he thinks life on board ship will be a laugh. And for the first six months he's right: it's great fun when you're 17, cruising round the Mediterranean, getting drunk in every port. But then the Argentinians invade South Georgia and suddenly the British Navy is at war. Spider's never even heard of the Falklands, but that's where he's going. A funny, poignant and fast-paced play by a writer who himself served in the task force.


Writer: Andrew Farrell Readman
Producer: Jim Poyser
Director: Jim Poyser
Spider: Jason Done
Buster: Paul Viragh
Smudge: Joe Caffrey
Jonah: Paul Barrow
Annie: Carla Henry
Commander: Malcolm Raeburn

: 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: The Laying On of Hands

Alan Bennett concludes his darkly comic story.
10: Father Geoffrey and Hopkins study Clive's diary. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: The Copysnatchers

Continuing the new series of the talk show which invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect topical British stories from their foreign perspective.


Producer: Natasha Maw

: News

: Book

of the Week: Lucky Man
Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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