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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Mark Holdstock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Mark Holdstock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With CristinaOdone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Professor Baruch Blumberg.


Unknown: Professor Baruch Blumberg.

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

5: Chocolate therapy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Old Curiosity Shop
25: The conclusion of this adaptation of Dickens's greatdrama.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Blackboards on the Beach

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


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: Ladies.... or Gentlemen

In the first of two programmes about popular comedians who have crossed the gender barrier by impersonating the opposite sex, Ned Sherrin looks back at the many women who specialised in "doing the male", from music hall stars like
Vesta Tilley , Hetty King and Ella Shields to stars of the silver screen, including Julie Andrews , Marlene Dietrich and Liza Minelli.
Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Vesta Tilley
Unknown: Ella Shields
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Liza Minelli.
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: 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 presents your opinions of BBC Radio programmes and policy.
Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Duckie

By Roger Williams. Matinee idol and celebrated composer Ivor Novello is struggling to come to terms with being sent to prison at the height of his fame. Will his career be shattered by the scandal. or can his many admirers keep the flames of his popularity burning?
Director Geni Hall-Kenny


Unknown: Roger Williams.
Unknown: Ivor Novello
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
Ivor: Michael Fenton Stevens
Bobbie: Martyn Ellis
Dora: Alex Alderton
Minie: Nickle Rainsford
Noel Coward: David Holt
Eddie: David Holt
Heywood: Robert Harper
Barry: Robert Harper
Milss: Dorien Thomas
Rev Williams: Dorien Thomas

: Veg Talk

Interactive greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks chat to listeners about the merits and uses of winter potatoes.
Producer Paula McGinley


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

: Women on Men

5: Fifty-Fifty by Victoria Rothwell. The reader is Shireen Shah. For details see Monday


Unknown: Victoria Rothwell.
Unknown: Shireen Shah.

: Stuck in the Middle

5: Time's Winged Chariot. You realise that this is your last chance to change career, have a baby, or become internationally famous, and time to take up horse-riding, hang-gliding and parachuting. Stephanie Caiman and others discuss how it feels to see the sands of time running out. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman

: Word of Mouth

The last in the current series of the programme about words and the way we speak.
8: Let's Make Up. A woman wearing Gunk, Ruff and Juicy Tubes introduces Michael Rosen to Ecstasy, Orgasm and Urban Decay. But it's not what you might think - these are all make-up products. Also in today's programme, the winners of the Spoof French Translation Competition will be announced. Producer Jane Ray Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jane Ray

: 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 Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

More topical impressions-based sketches from the award-winning team. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry.
Producer Katie Tyrrell 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 or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Phil's not happy.
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
An everyday comedy of manners: page 115


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Heather: Joyce Gibbs

: Front Row

John Wilson reports on the move of the Royal
Photographic Society Collection to Bradford, where it has a permanent new home in the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Old Curiosity Shop

By Charles Dickens. Dramatised in 25 episodes by Mike Walker. 25: In the concluding episode, Kit and the Single Gentleman finally track down Nell and her grandfather, and Quilp goes on ajourney. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Mike Walker.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, with a panel that includes chief secretary to the Treasury Paul Boateng , Liberal Democrat leader in the Lords
Shirley Williams , shadow defence secretary Bernard Jenkin and the writer and columnist Matthew Parris. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Bernard Jenkin
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and Sunday at 8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Dying for a Mother

By Graham Reid. This powerful drama is set in Belfast during the 1981 hunger strike that made the headlines. Two women from either side of the conflict are unexpectedly brought together when a young policewoman discovers she is adopted and traces her birth mother.
Director Stephen Wright


Unknown: Graham Reid.
Director: Stephen Wright
Judith: Cara Kelly
Yvonne: Stella McCusker
Sylvia: Margaret D'Arcy
Angela: Katie Tumelty
Ruth: Emma Jordan
Henry: Bj Hogg
Alan: Dan Gordon
Paul (Jonesy): Mark O'Shea
Sergeant: Sean Kearns
Uncle John: John Hewitt

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: The Piano Tuner

10: The doctor's compound comes under attack and Edgar must flee - but he must take the grand piano with him.
For details see Monday

: The Copysnatchers

David Aaronovitch invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of today's events in session and behind the scenes in committee.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Indulgence
Part 5. Repeat of 9.45am

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