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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Mark Coles and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to Zana Muhsen and Narina Anwar about their traumatic experiences of forced marriage and of being "sold into slavery" by their Own parents. Shortened 11.15am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Zana Muhsen
Unknown: Narina Anwar

: Book of the Week: The Road toMcCarthy

5: Where the Road Ends and the Wilderness Begins. The author concludes his travels by braving the wilds of Alaska to visit the remote town of his namesake, McCarthy: population 14, plus bears. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
10.45 Drama Fractions of Zero. Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary from Trent Bridge on the second day of the Second Test. Including at:
1.15 Talking Point A topical cricket issue examined.
3.40* Cricket Scene News from the English Cricket Board.
For details see yesterday 'Approximate time

: The First Private Eye

Crime writer Val McDermid launches a private investigation into the controversial life of Allan Pinkerton , the Glasgow-born man who gave the world the term "private eye", saved the life of President Abraham Lincoln and brought his own particular brand Of justice to the Wild West. Producer Lynsey Moyes


Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Allan Pinkerton
Unknown: Abraham Lincoln
Producer: Lynsey Moyes

: Two Doors Down

By Annie McCartney. A four-part comedy drama about the residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast.
3: Druids and Draws. Miss Black's lodger, Victorthe poet, has fallen in love with a druid, Anashuya. Producer and director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Stella McCusker
Victor: Alan McKee
Anashuya: Laura Hughes
Miss Black: Roma Tometty
Fintan: Gerard Murphy
Layla: Emily Walmsley
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Evie: Katy Gleadhlll
Rory: Richard Clements
Anna: Hannah R Gordon
Gerry: Anderson Himself

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns Including at 12.30 Face the Facts. John Waite pursues more issues of public concern. Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated Sunday 9pm PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns
Unknown: John Waite

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

The first of a new series of the best of English language radio from around the globe, with Emily Buchanan. Producer Tanya Datta Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hungarian Birdsong

A one-man show written and performed by Niall Ashdown. When Niall and his dad go on a bird watching trip to Hungary a rare insight into their relationship is revealed, as well as sightings of some very rare birds. Music composed by Richard Youngs. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Niall Ashdown.
Composed By: Richard Youngs.
Director: Sally Avens

: Veg Talk

As the British summer struggles to reach its zenith, greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks get juicy with chef and berry connoisseur Shane Osborn. ProducerPaula McGinley Phone in your comments or queries: [number removed]. Lines are open from 1.30pm.


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Shane Osborn.

: The Time Being

5: How the Herring Became a Kipper. By Emma Parfitt. When Benjamin falls ill one day, his wife is determined to find out why her husband has lost his appetite. But the answer lies in an underwater home at the bottom of the sea. Read by Stella Gonet.


Unknown: Emma Parfitt.
Read By: Stella Gonet.

: Soundscape: the Swallow's Journey

5: The swallow completes the last leg of her journey. But she cannot afford to rest - she has a nest to build. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

1: Happy Birthday, Word of Mouth! The summer series kicks off with a special tenth anniversary edition. Michael Rosen is joined by the show's creator Frank Delaney , comedian Steve Punt and linguists David Crystal and Lynda Mugglestone on stage at the Way with Words festival in Devon to look at how language has changed over the last decade. Plus a chance to hear again some favourite clips from past years. Producer Simon Elmes Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Lynda Mugglestone
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Message

Kevin Bocquet and guests discuss how current media trends affect modern life. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Kevin Marsh


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

: The News Quiz

The last in the current series of the topical panel game, broadcast from the Edinburgh Festival Producer LucyArmitage Repeated Saturday 12.30pm

: The Archers

The surgery closes. wnnen oy Nawal GadallaDirector Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Mike: Terry Molloy
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Janet: Moir Leslie
Tim: Jay Villiers
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Oliver: Michael Cochrane

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show before an audience at the Pleasance in Edinburgh and reports on the hits, misses, debates and controversies at this year's Festival Fringe. Producersaiiy Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Fractions of Zero

5. In the concluding episode, the police are convinced that they have found the killer. But Sue isn't so sure For details see Monday Repeatofl0.45am

: Straw Poll

The third of six debates on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience at John Moores University Liverpool.
Today's motion is: "Religious belief should not be a selection criterion for schools"
To vote YES dial [number removed]. To vote NO dial [number removed] Lines remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday Calls cost 10p.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd Saturday 5.45am and Sundays 45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Trial of the Angry Brigade

By Graham White. The Angry Brigade were a group of young anarchists who planted a series of explosives in Britain in the late 1970s. This dramatisation marks the 30th anniversary of their controversial trial, which became the longest in British criminal court history
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Graham White.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Narrator: Juliet Stevenson
CdrBond: Kenneth Cranham
Ian: Mark Strong
John Matthew: Gerard McDermott
Sgt Davies: Tamer Hassan
Howard: Ian Masters
John Barker: Tom Hiddleston
Anna: Helen Longworth
Hilary: Fiona Clarke
James: Carl Prekopp

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Permanent Violet

5: Paris. "All is suddenly, miraculously, a kind of perfection." Fordetails see Monday

: Off the Page

1:Masculinity. In a new series, Matthew Parris invites novelist Lindsey Davis , writer and perfomer Nick Walker and award-winning poet Neil Rollinson to write and talk about "masculinity". Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Neil Rollinson
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: A Sense of Place

r5: Life on the Edge. From attempted suicide to murder, local people talk about the dramatic impact the coastline around Beachy Head has on their lives. Producers Jenny Caynes and Simon Houlihan


Producers: Jenny Caynes

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Road to McCarthy
Part 5. Repeatedfrom 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

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