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: World News

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the closing stages of the first day's play in the Third Test at Perth.
See yesterday 2.30am * Approximate time

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the closing stages of the first day's play in the Third Test at Perth.
See yesterday 2.30am * Approximate time

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Iain Duncan Smith, leader of the Conservative Party. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Shortened repeat of Sun 11.15am


Guest: Iain Duncan Smith
Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev RoyJenkins.


Unknown: Rev Royjenkins.

: Book of the Week: Dark Star Safari

By Paul Theroux. Part5. For details see Monday Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Theroux.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Inner Voices Part 5 of this week's drama. Series editor Jill Burhdge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burhdge Drama

: Unschooled

Hundreds of thousands of children receive their education in an informal setting at home, ratherthan in a classroom. Maud Hand finds out what happens to some of them in later life and asks what the effects are on adulthood, both at home and at work, of being unschooled. Producer Nick Baker
Home educators: mavericks or masterminds? pl35

: Millport

Comedy drama written by and starring
Lynn Ferguson. 5: Progressive Rock. There is much excitement on the Isle of Cumbrae as Millport is the subject of a make-over from a national newspaper. Irene fears the worst and worries that the town's unique charm will be ruined by nosy media-meddlers. Is now really the time for herto leave?
Producer Lucy Bacon


Unknown: Lynn Ferguson.
Producer: Lucy Bacon
Irene: Lynn Ferguson
Agnes/Moira: Janet Brown
Ena/Bunty: Gabriel Quigley
Bob/The minister: Robert Paterson
Alberto/Dr Hume/Robert the Dog/Ferryman/Morris: Lewis MacLeod
Dougie: Kenneth Bryans

: You and Yours

Food and Farming Special. Winifred Robinson presents a special edition in which an panel of experts answer questions on food and farming from a Studio audience. Series Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan is back with a new winter collection of the programme that allows British listeners the chance to sample the best English language radio from around the world.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Love Letters

A radio adaptation of AR Gurney's smash-hit play, starring Kyle MacLachlan as the staid lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Lorelei King as the lively artist Melissa Gardner. Andrew is the son of conscientious American citizens, instilled with a sense of moral ideals and duty to his family and country. He aims to pursue politics as a career in order to change the world for a better place. Melissa is the daughter of upper-middle class WASP parents who live in a vast mansion, have too much money and drink too much. Melissa is a flirt, a drinker and a failure at marriage, and Andrew is her only anchor. The story of their lifelong, bittersweet relationship unfolds from their correspondence - from what is written and also from what is left unsaid.


Andrew Makepeace Ladd III: Kyle MacLachlan
Melissa Gardner: Lorelei King
Director: Anastasia Tolstoy

: Veg Talk

Apples. A new series of the interactive greengrocery programme. Today Greg Wallace and Charlie Hicks get to the core Of the subject Of apples. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Greg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The Gold Digger

By Gretta Mulrooney. Jack Daly 's daughters are far from happy at the prospect of "Leila" entering the life of theirfather. They are convinced this younger woman intends to take his money and leave them with nothing. Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Gretta Mulrooney.
Unknown: Jack Daly
Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Gemma McMullan

: Public Records, Private Lives

5: Linda Pressly talks to users of the Public Record
Office and the Family Records Centre. For details see Mon


Presenter: Linda Pressly

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins explains the legal issues behind the headlines. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The News Quiz

Atongue-in-cheek review of the week's news with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Mark Steel and special guests.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated Saturday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Brian finds a sympathetic ear.
Written by Joanna ToyeDirector Sue Wilson
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Siobhan: Caroline Lennon
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Martin Smith

: Inner Voices

5: Face to Face. Written and performed by Jo Enright. Yvonne, a make-up artist for a talent show, recognises the woman in the chair as her childhood tormentor. Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jo Enright.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from St Mary's Church Hall in Dawlish Warren, Devon, with a panel including Deputy Leader of the House Ben Bradshaw MP, crime writer and former SDP councillor Minette Walters, and Suzi Leather, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Producer Victoria Wakely


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dawlish Warren
Unknown: Minette Walters
Unknown: Suzi Leather
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

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


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Because You're Not

By Andrea Earl. What does it mean to be ordinary when you've got a star in the family? A dark comedy with great singing and great songs, set in the north.
Valentine, a singing superstar, returns to herworking class roots afterfinding out herfather is terminally ill.
Musical director/pianist Jonathan Raisin Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Andrea Earl.
Pianist: Jonathan Raisin
Director: Pauline Harris
Dougie: James Ellis
Sandra: Barbara Marten
Valentine: Paula Sims
Joan/Spangle: Ruth Jones
Dean: David Crellln
Nurse: Heather McGrouther

: 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: Number Ten

10: With a Chancellor eager to claim the top job, the Prime Minister returns to Number Ten only to discover that a week is, indeed, a longtime in politics. The reader is Alex Jennings. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings.

: Great Lives: Spinoza

Nobel Laureate for chemistry Professor Sir Harry Kroto explores his abiding belief in humanism and his passion for the philosophy of Spinoza, with presenter Humphrey Carpenter and philosopher Susan James.


Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Speaker: Harry Kroto
Speaker: Susan James
Producer: Mark Smalley

: News

: Book of the Week: Dark Star Safari

Part5. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the second day's play of the Third Test at Perth. For details see yesterday

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