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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.59 Good Friday Hymn
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is author Margaret AtWOOd. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Book of the Week: Power and Glory

By Adam Nicolson , abridged in five parts by Peter Everett and read by Hannah Gordon. 5: A Fountain of Most Pure Water For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson
Unknown: Peter Everett
Read By: Hannah Gordon.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McLennon.
10.45 Queen Lucia Part 5.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McLennon.
Presented By: Queen Lucia Part
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Music and Memory in Mostar

Ten years ago the city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina was torn apart by war as ethnic groups destroyed each other. The Mostar Sinfonietta is now bringing them backtogetherthrough its music and attracts performers of international repute to guide them. Virtuoso violinist Ruth Waterman travels to Mostar to encourage the players to even greater heights and discovers through their music that there are no barriers between people at all. producer Angela Hind


Violinist: Ruth Waterman
Producer: Angela Hind

: Getting Nowhere Fast

nThe first in a new four-part series, written by and starring Mervyn Stutter , sees Chantal's body clock ticking. She knows she must have a baby and she desperately needs to find a mate. Pamela remembers that feeling only too well. So does Mervand he wishes he didn't. But for Chantal the hunt for a suitable piece of trouser is on! With Lill Roughley , John Challis and Tracy-Ann Oberman. producer Mario styiianides


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Unknown: Lill Roughley
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman.

: You and Yours

The Profits and Politics of Parking. With car ownership increasing, parking spaces are at a premium and getting more scarce. Who decides how parking spaces are managed? A report from the ticketing capital of England asks whether councils should be tougher with motorists who break the rules. With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Producers Matt Foster and Sarah Griffiths Editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] Email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Producers: Matt Foster
Producers: Sarah Griffiths
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 with the best of English-language radio around the globe. This week's programme is dedicated to outdoor pursuits: the continuing farming crisis in Zimbabwe, the chickens in the US who nearly laid golden eggs, and how the birds and the bees influenced a musician in New Zealand. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Baldi

The last of six dramas starring David Threlfall as the murder-solving priest. 6: Far Pavilions
By Martin Meenan. Paolo finds that Irish cricket and fair play are not synonymous when he discovers foul play at an unfriendly charity match.
Director Mark Lambert


Unknown: David Threlfall
Unknown: Martin Meenan.
Director: Mark Lambert
Paolo: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Rynne: Owen Roe
Mrs Reid: Margaret D'Arcy
Jim: Michael Maloney
Martin: Gerry O'Brien
Arthur: Wesley Murphy
M rs Dwyer: Doreen Keogh
Jackie: Eamon Morrisey

: Room of the Passion: a Meditation forGood Friday

n Catholic writer Margaret Hebblethwaite and Jesuit priest Carlos de la Cruz reflect on the events of Jesus's Passion as they describe the 18th-century collection of indigenous carvings in Santa Maria de Fe, aformer Jesuit mission in southern Paraguay. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Margaret Hebblethwaite
Unknown: Carlos de la Cruz
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Stabat Mater

Christopher Cook introduces an emotional account oftheEasterstoryasportrayedbyamasterpieceof religious poetry, the Stabat Mater Dolorosa, which looks at the Crucifixion from the perspective of the Virgin Mary. With contributions from writers, historians, musicians and religious figures. Producer Michael Surcombe


Introduces: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Virgin Mary.
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. A Bit ofthe Other. Some reflections on the language of sex and seduction. And does anyone still speak "BBC English"? Producer Simon Elmes Repeated Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect everyday 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

The team are back to slap the media monkey vigorously with the glove of satire. Starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn. 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: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Mitch Benn.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Elizabeth is hot and cross.
Written by Joanna ToyeDirector Julie Beckett EditorVanessaWhitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Director: Julie Beckett
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Schindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Vicar Suresh: Ajay Chhabra
Lad: Matthew Skeldlng
Lad 2: Daniel Loins

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets the pianist Alfred Brendel , who looks back on his long career and reflects on questions of interpretation and performance. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Pianist: Alfred Brendel
Producer: John Goudie

: Queen Lucia

By EF Benson, adapted by Ned Sherrin. 5: Spirits The inhabitants of Riseholme return to their old allegiance and Lucia's autocratic control is thwarted once more. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Adapted By: Ned Sherrin.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs the discussion as an audience at Goodenough College, London, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the Conservative candidate for London Mayor
Steve Norris , the Liberal Democrat spokesman on foreign affairs Lord Wallace of Saltaire and the biographer and historian Gitta Sereny.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Steve Norris
Unknown: Gitta Sereny.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and Sunday at8.45am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Heredity

By Anthony Neilson. As Elaine and her father sit by her dying mother's hospice bed, Elaine finds the prolonged contact with her father a strain. And as otherfamily members arrive, she begins to notice worrying similarities in the family's behaviour. A black comedy about the way ruinous relationships and mental illness pass from one generation to the next.


Unknown: Anthony Neilson.
Andy: Jeff Nuttall
Elaine: Christine Entwistle
Caroline: Lyndsey Marshal
Paul: Carl Prekopp
Derek: Roger McKem
Director: Mary Peate

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Brave New World

Part 5. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

John Sergeant 's nomination for a great life is the author of Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome. Joining him is Ransome's biographer, Hugh Brogan , and the daughter of one of the original Swallows,
Barbara Altounyan. Chaired by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Arthur Ransome.
Unknown: Hugh Brogan
Unknown: Barbara Altounyan.
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Hot Dog!

How did a small sausage in a bun conquer a nation? Tim Marlow investigates America's love affair with the hot dog. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: John Goudie

: News

: Book

of the Week: Power and Glory
Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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