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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

The actress Meera Syal is Sue Lawley's s castaway this week. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Meera Syal

: Book of the Week: Babycham Night

By Philip Norman , abridged by Andrew Simpson and read by Jeff Rawle. 5: Philip is an enthralled witness to his father's gala night dances, awash with Babycham, and prepares to play his own part in the doomed business. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Philip Norman
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Jeff Rawle.

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The Mill on the Floss Part 5. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Commentary from the Riverside, Chester-le-Street, on the second day's play. Including News summaries at 1.15pm and 3.25. At 12.45 Talking Point and at approximately 3.30 Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter - - --- * Ap proximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: We Do It Our Way

It's tempting to think that, as we begin to use the same products, eat the same food and watch the same TV the differences between societies will erode creating a homogenous human landscape. But things are not as simple as that. Simon Calder explores how the perversity of human behaviour is defeating the forces of uniformity, and finds out what the global companies are doing to fight back. Producer Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

Comedy drama series by and starring Kay Stonham and Simon Greenall. 4: About Some Boys. Derek is overthe moon when his ex-wife needs an operation and his two sons come to stay. Meanwhile, Robin gets hot, hot, hot and he doesn't like it. With Amelia Bullmore , Martin Trenaman , Buster Stonham and Anil Douglas. Producer Mario Stylianides


Unknown: Kay Stonham
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Buster Stonham
Unknown: Anil Douglas.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: 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 Tim Franks. Editor Richard Clark


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, W1A 1QT. FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Aperture

By Linda Marshall Griffiths. When a Polaroid of three sisters is exhibited as "art", raw emotions and memories surface and the sisters are forced to confront each other and their past. Producer Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Linda Marshall Griffiths.
Producer: Nadia Molinari
Sarah: Emma Lowndes
Rudy: Esther Hall
Catherine: Siobhan Finneran
Young Rudy: Poppy Rush
Young Catherine: Tara Pendergast
Mother: Jo-Anne Knowles

: Ramblings

Suffolk Ghosts. From giant black dogs to drowned churches, the folklore of Suffolk is entwined with the countryside - Richard Uridge walks its spooky paths and bridleways. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Karen Gregor

: He Would, Wouldn't He?

5: A Steady Chap. By Gillian Tindall , read by Clare Corbett. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Gillian Tindall
Read By: Clare Corbett.

: The Year 1953: 5: A Great Year of Radio

Paul McCartney listened to Radio Luxembourg tucked up under his candlewick bedspread and the BBC gave us Children's Hour with Uncle Mac, Housewives' Choice and The Archers, 1950s Style. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Another edition of the legal series in which Marcel Berlins tackles the big- and everyday- legal issues without long words, small print or expensive fees. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: 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 Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The News Quiz

A tongue-in-cheek review of the week's news, brought to you by Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren ,
Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith 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: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Armando Lannucci.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Words from abroad.
Written by Adrian Flynn Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd

: Front Row

Francine Stock with arts news, interviews and the verdict on His Girl Friday, the classic newspaper comedy, newly staged at the National Theatre, Starring Zoe Wanamaker. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Mill on the Floss: 5: Downfall

Tom returns to his private school where he has already fallen out with fellow pupil, Philip, son of the hated Lawyer Wakem. Maggie's second visit is due and Tom plans to impress her.
(For details see Monday)
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Mr Stelling: Sean Baker
George Eliot: Deborah Findlay
Maggie: Jasmine Hyde
Mr Poulter: Dominic Rowan
Philip Wakem: David Tennant

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Larne, Northern Ireland, puts questions to a panel that includes the journalist Eamon McCann and Paul Bew , professor of politics at Queen's University, Belfast.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Eamon McCann
Unknown: Paul Bew
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: 23 Years

Another chance to hear Mike Walker 's powerful drama about one man's fight to clear his name when everyone is convinced of his guilt, inspired by the true story of Patrick Nicholls , a man imprisoned for 23 years for a murder he did not commit.
Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Patrick Nicholls
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Joseph: Alun Armstrong
Di Brunner: Danny Webb
Supertintendent: Struan Rodger
DS Vance: Janice Acquah
Terry: Christopher Fairbank
Dr Priest: Pip Torrens
Governor: Sean Baker
Policeman: Alex Trlnder
Mr Newell: Gordon Reid
Prison officer: Kenny Blyth

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor PrueKeely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Colour

ByRoseTremain, read by Juliet Stevenson.
5: Secrets at the Cob House. Fordetaiissee Monday


Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: Great Lives

Campaigning broadcaster Esther Rantzen nominates Queen Elizabeth I, an apparently masterful political player, who enjoyed vast powerwhile maintaining the devotion of the entire nation. But was she always in control orwas she a pawn of her own spin doctors? Presenter Humphrey Carpenter is joined by historian Dr John Guy. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Dr John Guy.
Producer: John Byrne

: News

: Book

of the Week: Babycham Night
Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: Website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

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