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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


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

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Huw Spanner.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Huw Spanner.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor Timothy Spall. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Read more in the radio choice on pagel28.


Unknown: Timothy Spall.

: Book of the Week: A Very EnglishDeceit

5: The South Sea Bubble bursts. Will England's political leadership survive an inquiry into the fraud and corruption behind the nation's first great financial scandal? For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman Part 15 of this week's drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Nomad of Surrey

James Maw asks 92-year-old explorer and travel writer Wilfred Thesiger about his remarkable life. With archive recordings and contributions from friends and colleagues, including his biographer Alex Maitland and fellow travel writer Colin Thubron.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Wilfred Thesiger
Unknown: Alex Maitland
Unknown: Colin Thubron.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: All the Young Dudes: 2: Happy Together

The second series of Jim Sweeney's comedy-drama, examining the differing lives of three sets of friends.
Billy is determined to hold onto his youth, foolishly meeting a fellow Prisoner fan he's contacted on the web.


Writer: Jim Sweeney
Producer: Steve Doherty
Patrick: Jim Sweeney
Helen: Cathryn Harrison
Billy: Steve Steen
Moira: Sadie Shimmin
Joe: Stephen Frost
Maria: Flaminia Cinque
Charlie: Izzy de Rosario

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson. EditorChrisBums
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton rifles through BBC Radio's mailbag. To air your views on what you've heard on BBC Radio, write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT, phone: [number removed], fax: [number removed], or email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated Sunday 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Blind

By Juliet Ace. More about Mattie Jones 's childhood in South Wales. It is 1953 and 15-year-old Mattie has to spend her Saturdays cooking for her grandfather and her blind aunt, Catherine Jane , but making pastry is not the only challenge she has to face.
Director Gilly Adams


Unknown: Juliet Ace.
Unknown: Mattie Jones
Unknown: Catherine Jane
Director: Gilly Adams
Young Mattie: Mali Harries
Older Mattie: Jennifer Hill
Catherine Jane: Sharon Morgan
Dadda: Howell Evans
Merle: Elry Thomas

: Ramblings

Environmentalist and broadcaster Enna Ni Lamhna takes Clare Balding into the walking country of the Wicklow Mountains, just an hour south of Dublin. An expert on many subjects, Ni Lamhna keeps Balding entertained as they climb to a view of the lakes of Glendalough. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Enna Ni Lamhna
Unknown: Ni Lamhna
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Mediterranean Stories

5: The Romantic Young Ladyby VI Somerset
Maugham. A love affair across the classes is more than Duchess de Dos Palos will tolerate, in this story set in Seville. For details see Monday

: Law in Order

5: Thornton vAshford, a Case of Double Jeopardy. It has not been possible to try someone twice for the same crime for 800 years. However, in 1817 Abraham Thornton of Castle Bromwich was taken to court not once but twice forthe same murder. Deborah Bull finds out what happened and whether there are lessons to be learned today? Producer Neil George


Unknown: Abraham Thornton
Unknown: Deborah Bull
Producer: Neil George

: Word of Mouth

Sabre Rattling. With military noises off and memories of the Cuban missile crisis about to be revived, Michael Rosen examines the metaphorical language of the international standoff, in the last of the current series. Producer Mark Burman Rptd Sun 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman

: The Message

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

More from the topical comedy and satirical show, starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with Mitch Benn , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy and Jon Holmes. Producer Adam Bromley Repeated Saturday 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of this comedy are available on audio cassette and CDfrom www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Joe's got high hopes.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Louise Gifford
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to[address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Louise Gifford
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets Will Self, whose new novel reworks Oscar Wilde 's The Picture of Dorian Gray , and is set amidstthe Aids crisis of the 1980s and 90'S. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Dorian Gray

: The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman

By AS Byatt. Dramatised by John Harvey. 15: Events build to a tragic climax at Dun Vale Farm. Back in London, Frederica is faced with a difficult choice. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am


Dramatised By: John Harvey.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Swindon in Wiltshire puts questions on topical issues to a panel including Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal Democrat spokesman on foreign affairs, and The Times columnist Simon Jenkins.
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With AliStair Cooke. Rptd Saturday 5.45am and Sunday 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Go Ask Alice

By Annie McCartney. When Alice, an asthma sufferer, starts angling for special attention, it hardly seems unusual. But before long her parents find themselves reeling in disbelief as their lives start to unravel before theirverv eves.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Alice: Ellie Beaven
Sarah: Amanda Root
Jess: Eleanor David
Dr Ross: Gavin Muir
Edith: Georgie Alexander
Matthew: Stephen Boxer
Carrie: Alison White

: The World Tonight

Editor Prue Keely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Odd Girl Out

Claire Skinner reads the conclusion of Elizabeth Jane Howard 's classic story. Part 10. For details see Monday


Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard

: Off the Page

Fashionable Opinions. Matthew Parris invites Irish novelist Anne Enright and journalist Bill Hagertyto considerthe subject of the week. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Anne Enright
Unknown: Bill Hagertyto
Producer: Peter Everett

: A Sense of Place

Sent to Coventry The phrase "sent to Coventry" originates from the English Civil War, when royalist prisoners held in the city were shunned by the local population. Today, Coventry's image has taken something of a battering. Going there is still regarded as a punishment by many people, who find little to attract them to a city once dubbed "dead after dark".
Producer Mandy de Souza


Producer: Mandy de Souza

: News

: Book of the Week: A Very English

Deceit Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

: as BBC World Service


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