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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Margaret Hay.
Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Margaret Hay.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor reunites actors Nigel Havers and Ben Cross with producer David Puttnam , writer Colir Welland and director Hugh Hudson to find out what made Chariots of Fire such a successful film. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Ben Cross
Producer: David Puttnam
Unknown: Colir Welland
Director: Hugh Hudson

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

By Konrad Lorenz , read by Nigel Anthony. 5: Queen Redgold saves the jackdaw colony at Altenberg. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Konrad Lorenz
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: Act of Worship

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The True Story Part5.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

Ken Clarke 's passion forjazz is further indulged when he talks to trumpeter Guy Barker about the jazz genius Miles DaviS. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Miles Davis.
Producer: Paul Evans

: Ring Around the Bath

New series By Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson. Sitcom about a rathertopsy-turvy household. Stella is a middle-aged woman having a crisis - hergrown up children refuse to leave home. 1: Stella's hopes are raised as Rick and girlfriend Xanthe decide to move out. Cast includes Duncan Preston , Penny Downie, Claudie Blakely , Bruce Mackinnon , Daniela Denby -
Ashe and Catherine Shepherd. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lucy Clare
Unknown: Ian Davidson.
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Unknown: Claudie Blakely
Unknown: Bruce MacKinnon
Unknown: Daniela Denby
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd.
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.
Continuing the series about historic buildings and those battling to save them. 2: Bank Hall in Bretherton, Lancashire.
And at 12.30 Face the Facts. John Waite investigates the largely unregulated world of English- language schools in the UK and finds a billion-pound industry in which unscrupulous businessmen are free to exploit students and staff alike.
Producer Will Yates Shortened at 9pm Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@>bbc.co.uk


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard ciark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents the best of English-language radio stations around the globe. This week she looks at twins, similarities and coincidences. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Lila

Katie Hims 's comedy about grief, loss and love.
Forty-one-year old Lila has just been widowed. Her late husband's two brothers start to help her out afterthe funeral-and both fall in love with her.
Director Melanie Harris (R)


Unknown: Katie Hims
Director: Melanie Harris
Lila: Denise Black
Billy: Jeff Hordley
Martin: John Branwell
Natalie/narrator: Michelle Davenport

: Veg Talk

Greengrocers Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks talk juicers and juicing with Lesley Waters. PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Lesley Waters.
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: First Person Singular

The Karma of Canine by Patricia Ferguson. A father discovers that man's best friend doesn't always obey the laws of physics. Read by Stephen Perring. For details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Ferguson.
Read By: Stephen Perring.

: Music for a Tenner

Richard Collins concludes his survey of cheap musical instruments. 5: The swannee-, slide- or SOng-whistle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Collins

: Word of Mouth

New series Michael Rosen returns with the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: It's All Going Swimmingly!
Michael grabs his trunks and towel and heads for the lido to cool off in a time-honoured summer tradition. And, as Beatlemania reaches middle age, he examines the Fab Four's lexical legacy. Producer Marya Burgess Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends. ProducerCecileWright


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


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

: We've Been Here Before

Clive Anderson hosts the new panel show that takes a wry look at past events through the lens of the present. With guests Linda Smith , Simon Brett , Gyles Brandreth and Lewis Shaffer.
Producer Adam Bromley Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Lewis Shaffer.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Shula and Kenton enjoy some birthday fun.
Written by Caroline Harrington
Directors Julie Beckett and Louise Gifford Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to[address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Directors: Julie Beckett
Directors: Louise Gifford
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollle Chapman
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Emma: Felicity Jones
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Greg: Marc Finn
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Natalia Keery-Fisher
RSPCA inspector: John Webb

: Front Row at the Edinburgh Fringe

John Wilson reports on the hits, misses and talking points of the Edinburgh Fringe in a special programme before an audience at the Pleasance, Edinburgh. Producer Nicola Holloway


Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The True Story

By Alison Joseph. 5: "According to my memoirs I had a long and happy marriage to your mother." Richard is beginning to despairfor his marriage.
Fordetails see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Richard: David Ryall
Lucinda: Barbara Flynn
Daniel: James Laurenson
Tessa: Juliet Aubrey
Luke: Lfan Meredith
PC Mills: Andrew Harrison
Amy: Helen Longworth

: Straw Poll

The third of six debates, chaired by Nick Clarke.
3: "The benefits of organic farming have been vastly overrated." From East Mailing, Kent. Listeners can vote on the motion by phone.
To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed] (Lines open afterthe programme and remain open until 2.20pm on Saturday. Maximum call cost lOp.) email: strawpoll@bbc.co.uk Producer Nick Utechin Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Ruby on Tuesday

Another chance to hearthis comic odyssey about love, faith and food by Charlotte Jones. Forty-year-old Ruby goes on the run with a 15-year-old boy in a mobile library. Together they head for Norfolk, where, years earlier, Our Lady made Ruby a promise she has failed to keep.
Director Claire Grove (R)


Unknown: Charlotte Jones.
Director: Claire Grove
Ruby: Lindsay Coulson
Tristram: Peter Damey
Theresa: Carolyn Pickles
Bella: Sarah Paul
Our Lady: Helen Ayres
Georgie: Joe O'Brien

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Prue Keely

: Book at Bedtime: The Mating Season

By PG Wodehouse. 5: Following his arrest Gussie Fink-Nottle turns up at Deverill Hall - pretending to be Bertie Wooster.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Bertie Wooster.

: Off the Page

The showcase for new writing and conversation. i 3: Drugs. Matthew Parris invites Martin Booth, Zoe Lewis and novelist Susie Boyt to consider the pros and Cons Of highs and lows. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Zoe Lewis
Unknown: Susie Boyttoconsiderthe
Producer: Peter Everett

: Voices

A series of six programmes capturing stories from across the UK. 2: Building Bridges. A vicar and a Muslim imam from Burnley swapjobs to gain a better understanding of each other's faiths and communities in a town that's still recovering from the disturbances of recent years. Producer Alison Brown


Producer: Alison Brown

: News

: Book of the Week: King Solomon's Ring

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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