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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Faris Badawi.


Unknown: Faris Badawi.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the closing stages of the second day's play in the RrstTest at Brisbane.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

until 7.00
With Mark Coles 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 James Jones.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the politician
Robin Cook. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Robin Cook.

: Act of Worship

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

5: Liberated at long last, the prisoners of war look forward to going home. For manythe arduous forced march continues to haunt them. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour Presented by Martha Kearney.

10.45 Ten Days that Shook My World
Part 5. series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Chatham's School of Music

In 1653 a Manchestertextile merchant, Humphrey Chetham left money in his will for the founding of a school and library to educate "poor boys'. The school which bears his name has existed ever since and, in 1969, Chetham's became Britain's first junior school of music, now one of the most prestigious in Europe. Wayne Marshall, organist-in-residence at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and a former Chetham's scholar, tells the remarkable story of Chetham's School and Library. producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Humphrey Chetham

: Millport

Comedy drama written by and starring Lynn Ferguson. 2: Restitution. The reopening of the Cumbrae Club goes horribly wrong when Irene notices a fatal flaw in the plan. Meanwhile, Alberto is paranoid that a new money-making scheme could bring the island some unwanted attention.
Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson.
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Irene: Lynn Ferguson
Agnes/Moira: Janet Brown
Alberto/Dr Hume/Ferryman/ Robert: Lewis MacLeod
Minister/Bob: Robert Paterson
Ena/Bunty: Gabriel Quigley
Kenneth/Huberto: Dougie MacGoogan

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. EditorChnsBums
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Feedback

Roger Bolton rifles through the mailbagto find your opinions To airyour 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 Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Generation Electric

By Christopher Green. Chrissie and Diane are undisputed Rotherham disco queens. But their lives take a very different turn when one of them ducks out of Saturday night
Music by Christopher Green Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Music By: Christopher Green
Director: Claire Grove
Chrissie: Helen Longworth
Diane: Fiona Clarke
Miss Allen: Emma Woolliams
Dad: Gerard McDermott
Dale: Scott Brooksbank

: Changing Places

SteveChalketravelstothevalleysof Montgomeryshire where traditional hill farmers are working together to plant woodlands and use the thinnings to make furniture. This has not only brought back wildlife but also unexpectedly improved the quality of their land and the return it has produced. Producer Sandra Sykes


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Sounding the City - Stories from the BelfastFestival

5: A Belfast Memory by Bernard McLaverty. The day Charlie Tully , a celebrated player for Belfast Celtic, popped into Aunt Cissy's house fortea. Producer Tanya Nash For details see Monday


Unknown: Bernard McLaverty.
Unknown: Charlie Tully
Producer: Tanya Nash

: Red, Amber, Green!

Joe Kerr presents a special tribute to a great British institution, often honoured in the breach -the traffic light. In the 1920s, the few people who owned cars in Wolverhampton had a shock when they were confronted with the first set of automatic traffic lights in the UK. Todaythey are a sophisticated weapon in the war against congestion. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins explains the legal issues behind the headlines and examines how the law works - and sometimes doesn't work. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: 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 News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news. With Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren and special guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated Saturday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Simon meets his match.
Written by Simon Frith Director Julie Beckett
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowllng
Helen: Loulza Patlkas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Simon: Garrick Hagon
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Mike: Terry Molloy
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Chaba: Mate Haumann
Jeanette: Lorelei King

: Front Row

Francine Stock visits Leeds as the West Yorkshire
Playhouse presents Hamlet, starring Christopher Eccleston. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Ten Days that Shook My World

5: Is Norma's love affair with Cuba or with Lance? Is she now a better socialist and does she know all the words to Guantanamera?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at St John's College Theatre in Southsea with a panel which includes Eric Pickles and Germaine Greer.
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Eric Pickles
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd Sat at 5.45am and Sun at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Zeitgeist Man

By lain Heggie. A biting comedy about writing, the media and the dream of catching the Zeitgeist.
Unsuccessful novelist Hugh Crombie inadvertently offers an idea to aspiring writer Dekky Duff. Ayear passes and Dekky is hailed as the new sensation Scottish writer. He is the real thing, a genuine working-class hero. Hugh is enraged and sets out to convince the world that he is the true Zeitgeist man.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Hugh Crombie
Unknown: Dekky Duff.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Marianne/Natalie: Cora Bissett
Dekky Duff: Liam Brennan
Kate: Jo James
Hugh: Forbes Masson
Bunty: Gayanne Potter
Gregor/Ralph: Chris Young

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor Prue Keely EMAIL: wortd.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lucy Gautt

5: A stranger comes to Lahardane. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Humphrey Carpenter and Bea Campbell discuss the environmentalist pioneer and writer Rachel Carson. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Unknown: Rachel Carson.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: A Sense of Place

Pride of Wolverton. Alookatthe legacy of rail production in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, and how the town has reinvented itself to meet the changing times. Producer Ian Pearce


Producer: Ian Pearce

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the start of the third day's play in the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane.
* Approximate time

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Escape

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

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