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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Glen Jordan.


Unknown: Glen Jordan.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Hughes

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the composer behind the smash-hit musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon: Claude-Michel Schonberg. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Claude-Michel Schonberg.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Book of the Week: How Did I Get Herefrom There?

5: Claire Rayner relates the beginnings of her career as an agony aunt and talks frankly about her own experience of cancer. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Act of Worship

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Promenade Rock Part 10.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.


Concluding the week's comparisons between Elizabethans of the 16th and 21st centuries.
5: Popular Culture. Dr Christopher Haigh meets modern journalists and experts on the 16th-century to discover whether ourtastes across the centuries are equally questionable. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dr Christopher Haigh

: The Little World of Don Camillo

By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised in four parts by Peter Kerry. 2: The Stuff from America. With party promotion on the cards, the arrival of American food aid in the village gives Pepponejust the opportunity he needs to prove his credentials.
Producer/director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Unknown: Peter Kerry.
Director: Chris Wallis
God/Narrator: Joss Ackland
DonCamillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
Mrs Peppone: Becky Hindley
Gigio/Tonini: Rod Arthur
Straziami: Colin McClachlan
Straziami's son: Louie Ashton-Butler
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Brusco: Trevor Fox
Moretta/Mrs Castellino: Charlie Hardwick

: 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 listeners' views on what they've heard on BBC Radio. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

David Threlfall stars as the murder-solving priest in the third of six dramas.
3: Sick Rose by Martin Meenan, featuring Victoria Smurfit. Paolo and Tina discover that a priceless hybrid plant leads to little peace and serenity in the newly designed garden of contemplation.
Director Mark Lambert


Unknown: David Threlfall
Unknown: Martin Meenan
Unknown: Victoria Smurfit.
Director: Mark Lambert
Paolo: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Rynne: Owen Roe
FatherTroy: Tp McKenna
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Claire: Victoria Smurfit
Kearney: Adrian Dunnar
Meadows: Pat Laffan
Sheridan: Mark O'Regan
Megan: Anne Marie Horan
Gloria: Deirdre Monaghan

: Changing Places

Arts for Our Sake. Steve Chalke visits Shotton Hall school in Peterlee, Durham. Once branded a failure it now boasts improved reputation and standards. This change in fortune has come about through the recently acquired specialist status in the performing arts that has benefited not only the school but also the community in general. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Our Sake.
Unknown: Steve Chalke
Unknown: Shotton Hall
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Strange Tales by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

5: Tramontana. The Tramontana is a harsh land wind that carries in it the seeds of madness. It sows terror into the hearts of all who hear it when it sweeps into the Spanish town of Cadaques. Read by Andrew Sachs. For details see Monday


Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: Elizabethan Subjects: Elizabethan Echoes: 5

Justin Champion explores the life and work of John Dee , one of the greatest Elizabethan intellectuals and alchemists. For details see Monday


Speaker: Justin Champion

: Law in Action

Does the criminal justice system concentrate too much on victims? Marcel Berlins asks if the fashionable sentiment in favour of" putting victims first" could lead to miscarriages of justice. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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 Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Francis Wheen and Rory Bremner. producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

A lovely surprise for Jennifer.
Written by Simon Frith DirectorJulie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Written By: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Rnch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Chartes Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Grelg
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Vicar: Ajay Chhabra

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Her guests include Whitbread Award winner Patrick Neate , author of The London Pigeon Wars. Producer Angharad Law


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Unknown: Patrick Neate

: Promenade Rock

By Christopher Denys. 10: Absent without Leave. It seems that Matthew's past is about to catch up with him when a mystery army sergeant arrives in town.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Christopher Denys.
Eirlys: Nerys Hughes
Matthew: Russell Boulter
Arnold: Christopher Scott
Cox'n Hughes: Andy Hockley
lorweth: Iwan Thomas
Attercliffe: David Bannerman

: Any Questions?

Presented by Jonathan Dimblebyfrom St Edward's College, Liverpool, with a panel that includes
Minister for Work and Pensions Ian McCartney , former Conservative Cabinet minister Lord Forsyth, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Menzies
Campbell and Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly member Helen Mary Jones.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Presented By: Jonathan Dimblebyfrom
Unknown: Ian McCartney
Unknown: Helen Mary Jones.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Do Not Feed the Animals

In 1906 the crowds thronged to the monkey house at the Bronx Zoo in New York to look at the latest exhibit: Ota Benga , a Bambuti hunterfrom Central Africa. Cheryl Martin 's drama tells his life story.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Ota Benga
Unknown: Central Africa.
Unknown: Cheryl Martin
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Ota: Ben Onwukwe
Anne: Shezwae Powell
Verner: Kerry Shale
Hornaday: Ed Bishop
Reporter: Paul Birchard
Rev Gordon: T-Bone Wilson
Charles: Fraser James
Englehome: Carl Prekopp

: 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 Visitor

By Maeve Brennan , abridged by Neville Teller and read by Tina Kellegher. Part 2: The elderly Norah Kilbride asks young Anastasia for a favour. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Maeve Brennan
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Tina Kellegher.
Unknown: Norah Kilbride

: Off the Page

8: Obsession. Matthew Parris invites poet
John Cooper Clarke , critic Kathryn Flett and poet, actor and presenter Owen Sheers to write and talk about their own personal obsessions. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke
Unknown: Kathryn Flett
Presenter: Owen Sheers
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: News

: Book of the Week: How Did I Get Here from There?

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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