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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


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: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Sarah Hughes


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Producer: sarah hughes

: Today

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


Unknown: sarah montague
Unknown: john humphrys.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actor, writer, comedian and star of The Fast Show, Paul Whitehouse. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened repeat of Sun


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Producer: lisa jenkinson

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Johnston McKay.


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: Book of the Week: Beyond Nab End

5: In the summer of 1939, as war with Germany comes ever closer, William pays a final visit to his friends in Bonn, entrusted with an important and potentially dangerous document. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Thea's Diary Final part. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: martha kearney.

: Law of the Amazon

Clive Anderson continues his Amazon journey-finding out how justice is done deep in the Brazilian rainforest. This week, he leaves the floating court for a journey deep into the jungle with the environmental police, on the hunt for illegal loggers. Producer Sara Jane Hall


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Producer: sara Jane hall

: The Change

A six-part domestic sitcom, written by Jan Ethenngton and Gavin Petrie. Now that theirchildren have finally left home, George, a 15-stone mechanic married to Carol for more than 20 years, has just told her he is a transvestite and she has kicked him out.
1: George is trying to persuade Carol to let him move back in but she is having none of it. All she wants is a newhaircut-andanewlife.
Ken James Vaughan
Producer Elizbeth Freestone


Written By: jan ethenngton
Written By: gavin petrie.
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Producer: elizbeth freestone
Carol: Lynda Bellingham
George: Chris Ellison
Violet: Sylvia Syms
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaugnan
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Jerrv: Bamaby Kay
Dave: Mark Powley

: You and Yours

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


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Unknown: winifred robinson.
Editor: andrew smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


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Editor: peter rippon

: Feedback

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


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: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sweetly Sings the Donkey

By Shelagh Delaney. A powerful and quirky insight into childhood and religion in this pithy look at the world through a girl's eyes. A young girl is convalescing by the sea in postwar Blackpool, where her only companions are herfellow invalids, the nuns in charge of them and the waves. In possession of an extraordinarily strong voice, both knowing and innocent, the girl teeters on the edge of adulthood. Director Polly Thorn as


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Director: polly thorn

: Ramblings

In the first of a new series Clare Baldingjoins a group of Canadians who are retracing the footsteps of Frank Clark who, as a young man, walked the coast of Cornwall 100 years ago. His grandson Pat Doyle , along with local guide Bridie Toft , visits some of the places mentioned in his grandfather's diary. Producer Sally Wright


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Producer: sally wright

: Welsh Voices from Afar

Tales of Welsh travellers, settlers and adventurers abroad. 5: Effigies of a Family Christmas Tree by Owen Marshall. A family Christmas in New Zealand creates a rift between mother and son. Read by Damien Lyne. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny


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Read By: damien lyne.
Producer: geni hall-Kenny

: Saigon Stories

5: In the last of this week's programmes, Dai Le concludes her visit to Vietnam, the country of her birth. Despite the hardships there, she finds that many are becoming increasingly optimistic about the future Of their country. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins reviews legal issues in the news, including a look at the law in outer space. Producer Innes Bowen


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Producer: innes bowen

: The Message

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


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Producer: cecile wright

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


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: The News Quiz

A new series of the venerable topical radio comedy panel game, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Linda Smith and guests. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm


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Producer: simon nicholls

: The Archers

Kenton is stirring up trouble.
Written by Joanna Toye Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Editor: vanessa whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Heather: Joyce G!bbs
Chaba: Mate Haumann

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the programme with the latest arts news and reviews. Producer Eliane Glaser


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Producer: eliane glaser

: Thea's Diary

By Thea Gersten. The final episode of a ten-part dramatisation by Andrew Farrell Readman.
God's Will. With the end of the war in sight, Thea returns to London and becomes desperately ill. Only the hope of seeing her father again keeps her alive. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


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: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from the Langley School and Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull, with a panel that includes Tony Banks MP; shadow Chancellor Michael Howard ; Tamara Ingram , chair and chief executive of McCann-Erikson UK and non-executive chair of the London Tourist Board; and Tony Stoller , chief executive of the Radio Authority. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


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Producer: victoria wakely

: Letter from America

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


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Take the Bus

By Don McCamphill. When his theatre group's minibus is stolen by paramilitaries, Jordan, an idealistic rural youth worker, embarks on a surreal Odyssey into the heart of Belfast's most dangerous estate to get the bus back.
Director Lawrence Jackson


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Director: lawrence jackson
Jordan: Aidan Campbell
Sonya: Mary Moulds
Hogg: James Ellis
Ronnie: Alan McKee
Biscuits: Michael Smiley
Mona/uienys: Stella McCusker
Cop/Deacon: Vincent Hlgglns
Amos/Barman: Richard Orr
Granny: Helen Bereen
Kitty: Sarah Gordon
Newsreader: Sarah Dobson

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: clare bolderson.
Editor: prue keely

: Book at Bedtime: A Man of Mystery andOther Stories

By Shiva Naipaul. 5: The Dolly House. Roderick decides to go in search of a better life in America. For details see Monday


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: Off the Page

A showcase for the freshest conversation and the best in new writing.
1: Treachery. Matthew Parris invites
Ann Widdecombe MP, Guy Browning and Stephanie Merritt to write and talk about their experiences of betrayal. Producer Hilary Dunn


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Producer: hilary dunn

: Today in Parliament

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

: News

: Book

of the Week: Beyond Nab End
Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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