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: World News

: Prayer for the Day With

the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill and Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Anna Hill
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castawaythis week is the actress
Gillian Anderson , famous for her role as Dana Scully in The X Files. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened repeat of Sun


Unknown: Gillian Anderson
Unknown: Dana Scully
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Book of the Week: White Mughals

5: The Final Twist For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Old Curiosity Shop
Part 20. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Blackboards on the Beach

Miles Kington looks at the history of teaching English as a foreign language, and the TEFL teaching certificate which has acted as a turning point in countless people's lives, from Nick Hornby and JK Rowling to Arthur Smith and Prince William. Producer Vicky Shepherd


Presenter: Miles Kington
Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: Alison and Maud

Bed and breakfast for beginners. The last in a six-part comedy series by Sue Limb, set in the Abbeyfield Guest House in Norwich.
Speaking in Tongues. Will Mr Mullet and the Bishop of Norwich get too close for comfort?
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Writer: Sue Limb
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Alison: Denise Coffey
Maud: Miriam Margolyes
Mr Mullett: Chris Emmett
Bernard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Leslie: Nickolas Grace
Bishop of Norwich: Nicholas Le Prevost

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with the programme that airs your views on what you've heard on BBC Radio. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Death of a Village

In 1917, the Devon fishing village of Hallsands was washed into the sea by a ferocious storm, leaving 25 families homeless. The underlying cause was not the storm itself but the dredging of the beach for gravel by government contractors, which had continued despite many warnings of its dangers.
David Gooderson's play is based on contemporary records and looks at the events leading up to the great storm, and the village's subsequent fight for compensation.


Writer: David Gooderson
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Lizzie: June Barrie
Young Lizzie: Emily Bruni
Will: Robin Pirongs
George/Official: Robert Lister
Ned: James Howard
Mildmay: William Gaminara
Jackson: Rob Swinton
Mrs Jeffrys/Mary: Tracy-Ann Oberman

: Veg Talk

Interactive greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks discuss puddings with chef and restaurateur Steven Saunders , who whips up afruity treat and chats about the best fresh and dried fruit fillings. Producer Paula McGinley


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Steven Saunders
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Scottish Shorts

5: Like the Sound of the Sea by Freda Churches.
On a hot afternoon at the beach, a girl reflects on her unsuitable friends, including a boy prone to fits of uncontrollable weeping "who ran off with all the left shoes from Jackson's Footwear". The reader is
Vicki Liddelle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Freda Churches.
Unknown: Vicki Liddelle.

: Soundscape: A Grey Seal Odyssey

5: It's April and Selkie hauls up on to the beaches of Eynhallow in the Orkney Islands, exhausted after his longjourney and near-fatal encounter with a group of killer whales. After moulting, he sets off south again, back towards the sea caves of the Cornish coast and the females he hopes will be waiting for him. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen examines words and speech.
7: 21st-century Babble-on. Stuffed full of small talk? Bloated with babble? Had one too many emails?
Historian Justin Champion asks whether it really is good to talk and suggests we switch off the mobiles and embark on a linguistic detox.
Producer Julia Adamson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Julia Adamson

: 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 Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Dead Ringers

This week, the multi-award-winning impressionist sketch show comes from the Oxford Playhouse.
Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry.
Producer Katie Tyrrel Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Six series of Dead Ringers are available on CD and audio cassette at good retail outlets orwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry.
Producer: Katie Tyrrel

: The Archers

Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Written By: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Julia: Mary W!mbush
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Mike: Terry Molloy
Caroline: Sara Coward
Usha: Souad Faress
Greg: Marc Finn
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Chaba: Mate Haumann
MrSutton: Colin Rote

: Front Row

John Wilson talks to American writer Siri Hustvedt about What I Loved, her new novel that charts three decades of artistic life in New York, from the 1970s onwards.
Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Talks: John Wilson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Old Curiosity Shop

20: With the help of Samson Brass , Quilp's plot to get Kit Nubbins out of the way comes to fruition. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Samson Brass

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from
University College Northampton with a panel that includes former culture secretary Chris Smith , the columnist Janet Daley and the general secretary of the Amicus union, Derek Simpson.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Derek Simpson.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated on Sat 5.45am and Sun 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Madam Bitterfly and theStockwell Diva

ByBernadine Evaristo. Charmayne Jackson , inner-city, sarf-London gyal, sets out to conquer Hollywood by any means necessary in this sassy and wickedly comical take on the hierarchy of colour, told in Evaristo's award-winningly zingy verse.
Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Charmayne Jackson
Charmayne: Petra Letang
Sonia: Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Hortense: Dona Croll
Rhona: Stephanie Turner
Keisha: Clare Perkins
Principal: Martin Hyder

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: The Piano Tuner

5: After the final dangerous stage of his journey through the jungle, Edgar Drake eventually arrives at his mysterious destination. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Edgar Drake

: The Copysnatchers

The talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habit of the British from a foreign perspective. Producer Marya Burgess


Producer: Marya Burgess

: News

: Book of the Week: White Mughals

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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