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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

Dr Judith Champ.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Crisis Diary

Day 3: 23 October 1962 The day when President Kennedy announced the blockade Of Cuba. For details see Monday

: Midweek

Libby Purves and guests engage in lively and diverse conversation. ProducerChris Paling Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Book of the Week: The Crucible inHistory

Written and read by Arthur Miller. Part 3. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Arthur Miller.

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. All Hail the Power of Jesu's Name! (Diadem). Hebrews 11, w8-10,29-31; 12, wl-3. In Christ Alone (Townend). Excited about Jesus (Milner). With the Commonwealth Games Choir. Director of music Andy Silver.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Andy Silver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Millstone Part 3 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Beautiful Octopus

Putting on their sharpest dance-floor duds and workinguptheiractforthe "open mike" spot, people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities prepare for a wild night out, converging on the Beautiful Octopus: the only night club of its kind. Producers Nigel Acheson and Jim Carey


Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Jim Carey

: A Whole 'Nother Story: 1

The tale of Cassie and Pete, who'd be a great couple if they weren't too busy being friends. By Amanda Murphy.

Have you ever thought your partner was more interested in your friends than you? If so, you're one step ahead of Cassie's new boyfriend and Pete's new girlfriend, who have some surprises in store. But then, that's a whole 'nother story.


Writer: Amanda Murphy
Producer: Graham Frost
Cassie: Debra Stephenson
Pete: Dave Lamb
Dad: Mike Grady
Mother: Brigit Forsyth
Jenny: Mika Simmons
Simon: Shaun Dooley
PJ: Brendan Burns

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Who Goes There?

Martin Young chairs another round of the biographical quiz show. With team captains Francis Wheen and Fred Housego , and guests entertainer Geoffrey Durham and novellist Jenny Colgan. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Fred Housego
Unknown: Geoffrey Durham
Unknown: Jenny Colgan.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Waiting to Fly

By Andrew Holland.
Mrs Mieszala is forced to confront her past as she stands on the brink of self-awareness. Her son, Stefan, lies in a hospice dying from an Aids-related illness. As the play unfolds, Mrs Mieszala embarks upon a journey to try and understand her son's life. But before she can understand the present, Mrs Mieszala must exorcise her ghosts of the past.


Writer: Andrew Holland
Director: Michael Fox
Mrs Mieszala: Penny Downie
Jem: Peter Marinker
Stefan: Chris Pavlo
Neil: Simon Donaldson
MrsCowley: Tessa Worsley
Teresa: Helen Longworth
Father Tim: Ian Masters
Paulo: Bruno Lastra
Mr Mieszala: Andrzej Borkowski

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson. Shortened at 2pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories

By Frank O'Connor. 3: The Genius. "Mother had told me about geniuses; I wanted to be one." Read byTP McKenna. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frank O'Connor.

: The South Bank Tapes

3: Terry Jones investigates the early days of Hollywood with comments from Lillian Gish , Bette Davis and Billy Wilder among others. For details see Monday


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Lillian Gish
Unknown: Bette Davis
Unknown: Billy Wilder

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor looks at the wide-reaching impact of the 1960s on today's counter-cultural movements. He'll be talking to 60s insider Barry Miles , who ran Zapple (the avant-garde spin-off of the Beatles' Apple label) and lived in New York's Chelsea Hotel. How much do raves and new-age mysticism take their roots from flower-power and how important is music in creating a soundtrack to resistance? Producer Jacqueline Smith


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Barry Miles
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: All in the Mind

Dr Raj Persaud investigates childhood. As children ricochet through the various developmental stages and test their imaginations and their parents' boundaries to the limit, what is normal behaviour?
When should alarm bells ring and parents seek help? Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Marya Burgess

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Mark Steel Lecture: Napoleon Bonaparte

Mark Steel with his last comedy lecture of the series about the life and work of an icon of history. This week he gets a complex about Napoleon Bonaparte. Producer Lucy Armitage


Comedian: Mark Steel
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Debbie has an uncomfortable encounter. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Millstone

3: Happy Birthday The emotional weight of the impending birth of her baby begins to hang like a millstone around Rosamond's neck.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Ros: Juliet Stevenson
Lydia: Lizzie McLnnemy
Joe: Adrian Scarborough
Nurse: Jlllie Meers
Man: David Shaw-Parker
Octavia: Gabriel Brody

: The Cuban Missile Crisis: As Seen from Moscow and Havana

On the evening of 22 October 1962 President John F Kennedy announced to a shocked American nation that Soviet missile sites had been discovered in Cuba. While much of the western world held its breath, terrified by the prospect of imminent nuclear war, what was happening in the USSR and Cuba? Until now little has been known about what was happening inside Khrushchev's Kremlin and Castro's Havana headquarters. Using documents from the KGB archive and interviews with key Soviet and Cuban insiders who were present as the crisis unfolded, the BBC's former Moscow correspondent Allan Little pieces together the "untold" side of the story.
(Repeated Saturday 10.15pm)

[Photo caption] Just good friends: Cuban premier Fidel Castro and Russian premier Nikita Krushchev meet for the first time in 1960

The Cuban Missile Crisis 8.00pm R4
Here's an opportunity to understand part of the mainly untold story of the Cuban Missile Crisis from the perspective of both Russia and Cuba. Former BBC Moscow corespondent Allan Little presents a tale profoundly different from last week's story of slick subterfuge and secret tapes. Instead we hear of the hundreds of Cuban university students collected up and made to sleep in a baseball stadium, who woke the following morning to find themselves frontline soldiers. Over in Moscow, as John F Kennedy announced on TV the presence of Russian missiles in Cuba, President Khrushchev spent his most pivotal and dangerous night in a crumpled suit, sleeping on a couch in his office. The war where Kennedy rightly predicted "the fruits of victory would have been ashes in our mouths" was averted but Fidel Castro was infuriated by what he saw as a deal being struck by the two powers happy to use his country as a fighting ground. George W Bush - then 16 years old - is the tenth US President Castro has seen in office...


Presenter: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Hoggart's Week

Simon Hoggart presents a behind-the-scenes review Of the week's political events. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Frontiers

The Human Genome Project isjustthe beginning of a major revolution in understanding of how our bodies work. First came Genomics, then Proteomics, and now Peter Evans learns how medicine will benefit from the third stage: Metabolomics.
EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Little Boy Lost

ByMarghanita Laski. Part 8. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Bymarghanita Laski.

: Two Thousand Years of Radio

6: Olympic FM. The last instalment of extraordinary archive radio recordings from the past two millennia of the wireless. It's 776 BC and it's all aboard the Canker Cart with DJ Suzanne Cankerforthe first
Olympic Games in Greekland with the British Athletics Team. Written and performed by Claire Downes ,
Hazel Grian , Al Holloway , Ben Kozo , Stuart Lane and Patrick McNamara. Producer SeanGrundy


Unknown: Suzanne Cankerforthe
Unknown: Claire Downes
Unknown: Hazel Grian
Unknown: Al Holloway
Unknown: Ben Kozo
Unknown: Stuart Lane
Unknown: Patrick McNamara.

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

Actor and writer Andrew Clover encourages his guests to confront truths about themselves by improvising a mythical fairytale with hidden meanings. The result is moving, sometimes funny and startlingly revelatory. Producer Gary Reich


Producer: Gary Reich

: News

: Book of the Week: The Crucible in

History Part 3. Repeated from 9.45am

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