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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway today is the Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli . Repeated from Sunday


Director: Franco Zeffirelli

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Rob Gillion.


Unknown: Rob Gillion.

: Book of the Week: A Travellers'

Companion to St Petersburg
5: Revolution in the air. Read by Emma Fielding , Tim Pigott-Smith and David Troughton. Fordetails see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Emma Fielding
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Read By: David Troughton.

: Woman's Hour

( from 10. 35) Presented by Sheila McLennon.
10.45 Posties Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McLennon.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Commentary from Lord's on the second day's play. Including News summaries at 1.15 and 3.25,
Talking Point at 12.45 and at approximately 3.30
Cricket Scene. Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Into Thin Air

As mountaineers prepare to celebrate the golden jubilee ofthe first conquest of Everest, Tim Malyon examines the psychological drive and physiological consequences ofthe high-altitude climb. Where do the physical and mental limits of human endurance lie during the epic ascent into thin air? Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tim Malyon
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

Comedy drama series by Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. 2: Take the High Road. It's a long way to Glasgow, especially if Robin's driving and Derek's his mate. Maureen and Wendy let the train take the strain but run into trouble when Wendy plays agony aunt to an unhappy squaddie. Producer Mario stylianides


Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Simon Greenall.

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners'views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8pm Letters: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London Wla 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Jam

Written by and starring Michael Mears as Mervyn and the other characters. The start of a lovely day. Mervyn's on the motorway, with deadlines to meet and a crucial conference in London. Then the traffic grinds to a halt and Mervyn's in a jam. Producer Sue Wilson


Unknown: Michael Mears
Producer: Sue Wilson

: Ramblings

From Everest to Hampshire Clare Balding walks in rural Hampshire with George Band, who was part ofthe first successful expedition to conquer Everest 50 years ago. Producer Sally Wright


Producer: Sally Wright

: Four Stories by F Scott Fitzgerald

4: Three Hours between Planes. Time to kill, so look up an old flame. Also time to get in trouble. For details see Tuesday

: Alphabet - As Easy as ABC

Lynne Truss looks at the alphabet and how it evolved. 5: The Perfect B. Are letters beautiful? Calligraphers, type designers and stonemasons explain how they getjoy from a perfect B. Fordetails see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the last in the current series about words and the way we speak. You Say Tomato. Michael chooses your best "Stars, Bars and Blighty" linguistic confusions. John Wells says beware of " beware" and in the 1920s we acquired a new word, "deco", but what else? Producer Neil George Repeated Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: John Wells
Producer: Neil George

: 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 Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


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

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, with Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Mark Steel and Armando lannucci.
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 orwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Armando Lannucci.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Sausage sadness for Tom.
Written by Paul Brodrick Director Sue Wilson Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAEto [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick
Director: Sue Wilson
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Sid: Alan Devereux
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents tonight's edition of the arts magazine programme. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Posties

5: Letters to the Dead, by Julia Darling. When undelivered letters start to pour through the letterbox of Olix's flat, the Albanian asylum seeker turns to an elderly neighbour, Merril, for help.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julia Darling.
Tilley: Grace Stillgrove
Amy: Val McLane
Mr Peas: Donald McBride

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at St Mary Magdalene Church, Norwich, puts questions to a panel that includes former Labour MP Tony Benn and the editor of The Times, Robert Thomson, Baroness Walmsley, Liberal Democrat peer and David Willetts, Conservative M.P.
(Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm)


Chairman: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Tony Benn
Panellist: Robert Thomson
Panellist: Baroness Walmsley
Panellist: David Willetts
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Loaded

By Daniel Brocklehurst. When Ben Stone travels to Australia to visit his dying father, his elder brother Danny invites him to join the family business there. For Ben, this seems like an offer he can't refuse - a passport to paradise. But his wife Penny isn't convinced by the sales pitch.
Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Daniel Brocklehurst.
Unknown: Ben Stone
Director: Nadia Molinari
Danny: James Nickerson
Ben: Nicholas Sidi
Penny: Kaye Wragg
Isa: Sarah Vandenbergh

: The World Tonight

With Paul Moss.
Editor PrueKeely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Moss.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday Night andSunday Morning

By Alan Sillitoe. 10: Arthur becomes Doreen's young man. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe.

: Great Lives

Military historian Richard Holmes nominates the Man in the Iron Mask, a mysterious prisoner who died in the Bastille in 1703. Also joining
Humphrey Carpenter in the studio is historian John Noone , who explores the true identity of "the Mask", and explains how he became the stuff of legend in the Centuries that followed. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: John Noone
Producer: John Byrne

: Cadillac

More than just a car, the Cadillac speaks of America's engineering prowess and of the kind of consumption that culminated in the distinctive chrome and fins of the 1950s. A hundred years after the Caddy first appeared in Britain, comedian Greg Proops pays tribute on an open-top drive through London. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Greg Proops
Producer: Susan Marling

: News

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