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: World News

: Prayer for the Day


: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway today is the composer George Fenton. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: George Fenton.

: Act of Worship

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Book of the Week: Chopin's Funeral

Haydn Gwynne reads the final episode of this moving portrait of the Romantic composer by Benita Eisler , abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. 5: His relationship with George Sand now over, Chopin decides to visit Britain on the recommendation of his Scottish pupil Jane Stirling , but his ever-fragile health is now in decline. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: Benita Eisler
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Unknown: George Sand
Unknown: Jane Stirling

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Where Angels Fear to Tread Part 10. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Ambridge in the Decade of Love

Second of two programmes in which Richard Stilgoe presents recently unearthed archive episodes of The Archers dating back to the 1960s. The cellar club at Arkwright Hall opens with a concert by the Swingalongs - Borsetshire's answer to the Mersey sound - and Jack Woolley arrives in the village with big plans to turn it into a leisure resort. And young female hearts are beating faster as Paddy Redmond joins the staff at Brookfield from Ireland. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Arkwright Hall
Unknown: Jack Woolley
Unknown: Paddy Redmond
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

The first in a new series of the comedy drama by Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall.
1: Them and Us. Joy and consternation hit the Mayfield household at the same time; Wendy is promoted at work and Robin is suspended.
Meanwhile, Maureen tries to relive heryouth and Derek lets the Ground Force be with him. With Simon Greenall , Kay Stonham , Martin Trenaman , Amelia Bullmore , Robert Webb , Matilda Thorpe , Tony Rohr and Ewan Bailey. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Matilda Thorpe
Unknown: Tony Rohr
Unknown: Ewan Bailey.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: 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

This week Emily Buchanan looks at the battle to liberate the airwaves - how foreign radio stations fought their own media war in the gulf. Was truth a casualty of the coalition?
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tommy the Voice

By Paul B Davies.
Tommy the Voice was a legend: the best minicab controller in the business. Ten years after his death his memory lives on, and one night it seems as if Tommy's story has come back to haunt driver Amit, broken down in the middle of nowhere with a mysterious passenger in the back of the cab. Starring David Hemmings as Tommy.


Writer: Paul B Davies
Producer: Sara Davies
Tommy: David Hemmings
Amit: Nitin Ganatra
Passenger: Mark Meadows
Controller: Linda Smith
Cop: David Lloyd
Angus: Stephen Perring
Driver: Stuart Crossland

: Ramblings

Erewash Valley, Derbyshire
Clare Balding discovers the inspiration for Lady
Chatterley's Lover on a revealing walkthrough post-industrial Derbyshire. Producer Sally Wright


Producer: Sally Wright

: Stories from the Ilkley Literature Festival

5: The Understudy. Written and read by Sophie Hannah. A new mother leaves her baby with a friend forthe afternoon, but the innocent arrangment has unforeseen consequences. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Sophie Hannah.

: Daft Questions

5: Why did the chicken cross the sea? For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the waywe speak. Do Yer Know What
Mean? Democratic speech: Arthur Smith defends a noble filler phrase and Pete Atkin has a bugbear aboutthose of us who have linguistic bugbears. Also, altered English (did you know that taste once meant smell and a breast was a voice?) and the language of deception. Producer Jane Ray Repeated Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Pete Atkin
Producer: Jane Ray

: 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 Eddie Mairand Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

The return of the topical panel game, hosted by Simon Hoggart , whose guests this week include Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and Linda Smith. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of memorable moments from The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Smith.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Nightmare at the Lodge.
Written by Carole Simpson SolazzoDirector Alec Reid Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAEto [address removed]


Director: Alec Reid
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowllng
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patlkas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Brenda: Amy Shlndler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Deepak: Sartaj Garewal

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine. Producer Sally Spurring

: Where Angels Fear to Tread

By EM Forster. 10: A Mission in Ruins. Philip confesses all to Gino - and learns a bittertruth. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Forster.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Windermere in Cumbria puts questions on issues of the week to a panel of prominent public figures and politicians.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
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: The Condition of the Virgin

Another chance to hear comedian Boothby Graff oe's play about an extraordinary day at a small church in rural Ireland. When the church's statue of the Virgin Mary suddenly appears to be pregnant, the problems are onlyjust beginning for Father Demps. Graffoe explores the nature of faith by examining the different effects this apparent miracle has on believers and non-believers alike.
DirectorToby Swift


Unknown: Virgin Mary
FatherDemps: Tony Rohr
Susan: Jason Isaacs
Peter: Nicholas McGaughey
Mrs Manaman: Pauline McLynn

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday Night andSunday Morning

5: Jack warns Arthur that his womanising is in danger of getting him into trouble. Fordetails see Monday

: Great Lives

Humphrey Carpenter is joined byjazz singer Stacey Kent to explore the lives of film-makers
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and their company the Archers. Joining them in the studio is film historian Ian Christie to chart the rise, fall and resurgence of the Archers' reputation. ProducerJohn Byrne


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Singer: Stacey Kent
Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Ian Christie
Unknown: Producerjohn Byrne

: News

: Book of the Week: Chopin's Funeral

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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