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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Alan Little and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Alan Little
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

By Sarah Murgatroyd. 5: Burke and Wills's expedition to cross the Australian desert comes to an end after a struggle for survival in the outback. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sarah Murgatroyd.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Rev Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Described by Dr Johnson as a "good hater , Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, was instrumental in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and became a strident advocate of Whig principles. Martha Kearney interviews Ophelia Field about the duchess who was known as the richest woman in the western world.
10.45 Drama Football Stories for Girls. Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Sri Lanka

Commentary from Old Trafford on the second day s play atthe Third Test. Including at:
1.15 Talking Point A topical cricket issue examined.
3.40* Cricket Scene News from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
For details see yesterday 'Approximate time

: The Roman Way

David Aaronovitch continues exploring the way a state deals with issues such as ethnic diversity and cultural assimilation, centralised power, highbrow and dumbed-down entertainments. The state in question is the Roman Empire. 3: Fillingthe Day How Rome's wealthy citizens lived - and what daily I ife was I ike for everyone else. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Double Income, No Kids Yet

By David Spicer. The comedy drama returns for a new six-part series. Modern life and parenthood, as seen through the eyes of two thirty-something non-parents.

1: After yet another late night on the tiles Lucy decides it's time for them to shape up and get fit. But having managed to drag Daniel along with her to gym, how can she then persuade him to leave? Starring Liz Carling and David Tennant, with Samantha Spiro and Tony Gardner.


Writer: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Liz Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Samantha Spiro
Andy: Tony Gardner

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill. Editorcnris Burns PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.
Unknown: Editorcnris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Bouquets, brickbats, questions and comments-Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Send your comments and questions to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WU 1QT PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Penny vine Rptd on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: McLevy

By David Ashton. The detective stories set in Victorian Edinburgh conclude. 4: The Burning Question An unsolved murder is bringing vigilantes on to the streets and Jean Brash 's house of ill-repute is a particulartarget for the Citizen Volunteer Force. Time is running out for McLevy- unless he finds the killer, mob rule will triumoh and the law will be mocked. Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: David Ashton.
Unknown: Victorian Edinburgh
Unknown: Jean Brash
Director: Patrick Rayner
McLevy: Brian Cox
Mistress Jean: Siobhan Redmond
Mulholland: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Tommy: Liam Brennan
Lt Roach: David Ashton
Jessie: Tracy Wiles
Miss Carlisle: Kananu Kirimi

: Changing Places

Broughshane. Chris Baines visits the "garden village of Ulster" to discover how the community has changed, and how the people are shaping their future through flowers. Send your comments or queries to: BBC Natural History Unit. Broadcasting House. Bristol. BS8 2LR E-MAIL: changing.places@bbc.co.uk Producer Dave Parkinson


Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Dave Parkinson

: Mythologies

4: Craftwork. By Mary Jones. A fresh slant on the story of Odysseus. Penelope, his wife, left at home while he goes off to fight in the Trojan wars, does far more than just wait. Read by Patricia Hodge. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Jones.
Read By: Patricia Hodge.

: The Musical Storybook

5: The Enchanted Cap. A Halloween from Clydeside, adapted and performed by ten-year-old pupils at St Lawrence's primary school in Greenock, with original music they wrote themselves. Fordetails see Monday

: Law in Action

The big legal issues and the everyday ones tackled - without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Charles Sigler Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Producer: Charles Sigler

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn . Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: The Now Show

The sharp edge of satire in radio form. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Jazzer's finding life a struggle.
Written byCarole 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
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedil Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Tim: Jay Villlers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Jazzer: Ryan Kellv

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Football Stories for Girls

By Katie Hims. 5: Death or Glory. Maggie, nine months pregnant, tries to find out why her husband left her. But is her relationship somehow linked to the fate of the England team?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
Maggie: Claire Rushbrook
Trevor: Gerard McDermott

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Sidcot School in North Somerset with a panel including Jonathan Porritt of Forum forthe Future, the shadow Secretary of State for Health Dr Liam Fox MP and the Labour MP for St Helens South, Shaun Woodward.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Unknown: Dr Liam Fox
Unknown: Shaun Woodward
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Letter from America

With veteran America-watcher Alistair Cooke. Repeated Saturday5.45am and Sunday8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Milosevic in Black and White

Award-winning playwright and reporter Peter Morgan revisits Belgrade for a quizzical look at the aftermath of Milosevic, combining documentary interviews with the confessions of a fictional henchman.
Starring Roger Allam as Milan,with Melanie Walters , Simon Armstrong and lestyn Jones. Director Alison Hindell


Reporter: Peter Morgan
Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: Melanie Walters
Unknown: Simon Armstrong
Director: Alison Hindell

: The World Tonight

With Zeinab Badawi.
Editor Prue Keely E-MAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

10: In the concluding episode, the Ruttledges and their neighbours take part in one of life's inevitable rituals. Their place in each other's lives reasserted, members of the lakeside community mark the event and turn to the future. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Schubert. Humphrey Carpenter invites famous people to nominate great lives for discussion. This week cellist Steven Isserlis looks into the life of composer Franz Schubert , with the help of Professor Brian Newbould , the musicologist who completed
Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: Brian Newbould
Producer: Mark Smalley

: News

: Book of the Week: The DigTree

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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