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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. producer Sarah Hughes


Unknown: Anna Hill.
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 Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jonathan Gledhill.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is guitarist David Gilmour. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Guitarist: David Gilmour.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Act of Worship

With Ram Gidoomal.

: Book of the Week: Elizabeth and Mary -Cousins, Rivals, Queens

By Jane Dunn. 5: Elizabeth has to contemplate signing Mary's death warrant. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Dunn.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Self-control Part 5.
Series edtor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: Nothing to Do but Drink

Buckfast Tonic Wine is lovingly made by the monks of Buckfastleigh in Devon and drunk in huge quantities on the streets of Scottish towns. It has been blamed for all kinds of social ills but are the young people of Glasgow and Coatbridge really driven to mischief and crime bythis "tonic"? And should the monks take any responsibility for where their product ends Up? Producer Adam Fowler


Producer: Adam Fowler

: The Little World of Don Camillo

By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised by Peter Kerry in four parts. Starring Joss Ackland.
3: Thunder andthe Ugly Madonna Beauty, as God keeps telling Don Camillo , comes from within. But that's little consolation when the time is coming for the annual procession round the village with the ugliest statue of the Madonna for a hundred miles.
Producer/Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By: Peter Kerry
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Unknown: Don Camillo
Director: Chris Wallis
God/Narrator: Joss Ackland
Don Camillo: Ian Hogg
Peppone: Shaun Prendergast
Stefano: Finetime Fontayne
Smilzo: Donald McBride
Anselmo: Robert Daws
Moretta: Charlie Hardwick

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan returns with a new series of the best of English-language radio stations around the globe.
This week she interviews journalist Michele Montas about her husband's death at the radio station they ran together and about her fight for free media in Haiti.
(Repeated on Sunday at 8pm)


Presenter: Emily Buchanan
Interviewee: Michele Montas
Producer: Leonida Krusheinycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

The fourth of six dramas starring David Threlfall as the murder-solving priest. 4: Settling Scores by Mark Holloway. Paolo invites Tina to her first classical music concert and finds a murder gets things off on a wrong note.
Director Mark Lambert


Unknown: David Threlfall
Unknown: Mark Holloway.
Director: Mark Lambert
Paolo: David Threrfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Rynne: Owen Roe
FatherTroy: Tp McKenna
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Prof Nice: Stephen Moore
Prof Fitzmaurice: John Kavanagh
Heather: Cathy Belton
Jeff: Darragh Kelly
Steve: Frank McCusker
Fiona: Dawn Bradfleld

: Changing Places

3: Talking Rubbish. Steve Chalke meets
Graham Wiles of the Green Business network, who has just launched a new scheme that is reducing landfill, recycling waste and reclaiming the talents ofthe long-term unemployed. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Unknown: Graham Wiles
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Opening Lines

5: A Headache by Thomas Pitts , read by James Gillmoore. Ayoung law student, temping at a bottle factory, is plagued by his terrible hangover. Producer Rosemary Watts For details see Monday.


Unknown: Thomas Pitts
Read By: James Gillmoore.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: A Year in the Life of Ants

5: Autumn brings ferocious storms, but the well constructed wood ant nests survive the terrible gales. As autumn turns to winter, activity in the nest slows down and the wood ants prepare to hibernate.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen returns with a new series of the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: Stars, Bars and Blighty. With President Bush
"huntin' down" terrorists and "smokin' 'em out", what's next for the great Atlantic language divide? And when is swearing not really swearing?
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Repeated Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: 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.
Editor Peter Rippon


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

: The Now Show

Return of the topical comedy show, with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Mitch Benn and Jon Holmes.
Producer Adam Bromley Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Four episodes of this show are available on audio cassette and CD at good retail outlets orwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

An alarmina birthdav gift for Robert.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director Sue Wilson Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAEto [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Emma: Felicity Jones
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Vicar: Ajay Chhabra

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine with the latest news and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring

: Self-control

5: Laura's father is ill, their money is running out and Hargrave is growing desperate.
Fordetails see Monday Repeatedfrom 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in the University of Bristol puts questions to a panel that includes former health secretary
Frank Dobson and the Liberal Democrat spokesman on international development Dr Jenny Tonge , and Daily Mail columnist Anne Leslie.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Dr Jenny Tonge
Unknown: Anne Leslie.
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: Confessions

By Melissa Murray. Clare and Josie meet via the internet. Both have secrets that they want to share and when they meet there is an instant bond. But how much do they really know about each other?
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Clare: Lia Williams
Josie: Julia Ford
Christine: Janice Acquah
Mark: Stephen Critchlow
Mary: Carla Simpson
Neil: Richard Firth

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Balzac and the LittleChinese Seamstress

5: Four Eyes is leaving Phoenix Mountain, taking with him the suitcase of banned books. The only solution is to steal the case during the farewell party. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

The return of the biographical series in which a living celebrity nominates a dead one and, with the help of an expert, then assesses that person's life. This week, Beryl Bainbridge proposes Robert Falcon Scott with expert advice from Bob Headland , archivist of the Scott Polar Institute. Chaired by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Robert Falcon
Unknown: Bob Headland
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Miles Warde

: News

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