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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Producer Lisa Hawkins


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Producer: Lisa Hawkins

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Julia Duncan


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Julia Duncan

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor brings together the campaigning team that steered Margaret Thatcher to victory in 1979 and lets them reflect on their achievements and the doubts they had about the chances of a woman becoming prime minister. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

By David Cordingly , read by Paul McGann. 5: The Billy Ruffian meets a sad end as a prison hulk on the river Medway. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Cordingly
Read By: Paul McGann.
Unknown: Billy Ruffian

: Act of Worship

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney talks to Cilla Black, who is publishing her memoirs of 40 years in showbusiness.
10.45 The Tall One Part 5. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Martha Kearney

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
From the Oval, the second day's play in the final Test of the summer. Including at 12.45 Talking Point and at 3.30 Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Reject's Revenge

Comedy writer and performer Mervyn Stutter takes an upbeat look at the rejection experience botn professional and personal - and how to survive it. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Mervyn Stutter
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Ring around the Bath

Sitcom by Lucy Clare and Ian Davidson. 5: Alison has a new boyfriend. Patrick is delighted but will the others take to her new man? Cast includes Duncan Preston and Penny Downie. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Lucy Clare
Unknown: Ian Davidson.
Unknown: Duncan Preston
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill. Editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill
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 goes back in time to reassess key moments in history as broadcast by English-language radio stations around the world. From the woman who found the first dinosaur bones in New Zealand to the unfinished war in Korea, Buchanan asks if history can teach us any lessons.
Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Sound of Solitary Waves

By Charlotte Jones.
Does a solitary wave really exist? Or does each breaking wave contain within its sound the echo of the last wave and the promise of the next?


Writer: Charlotte Jones
Director: Claire Grove
Nigel: Toby Jones
Kwame: Shaun Parkes
Libby: Claire Rushbrook
Leo: Ben Crowe
Yoga teacher: Jemma Churchill
Kim: Lheng Au

: Changing Places

For more than a century, some of the most notorious criminals stood trial at the Old Courthouse in Lambeth. But now, where punishment was once meted out, the Jamyang Buddhist Community is offering to pass on kindness and support as they attempttomeettheneedsofthoseworkingand living in the area. Steve Chalke finds out how ancient Tibetan Buddhism is being made accessible to a western urban culture. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: White Magic

5: MrsPicano 's Bakery by Celia Bryce. When Mr Picano loses his job, his wife's bakery starts to suffer until, that is, the arrival of a strange visitor in the garden. Read by Kathryn Dimery. For details see Monday


Unknown: Celia Bryce.
Unknown: Mr Picano
Read By: Kathryn Dimery.

: Hot under the Collar

5: Roll Necks. In the last of the series that looks at collars and the cultures behind them, Rosie Goldsmith reveals the surprising history of the woollen neckline. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen with another programme about words and the way we speak. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss media trends. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Ritula Shah. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

New series The hugely popular satirical sketch and impressions show, starring Jon Culshaw ,
Jan Ravens , Kevin Connolly and Mark Perry.
Producer Mario Stylianides Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
RT SHOP - Save £2 when you buy Dead Ringers Series 9 on CD for just £10.99 (RRP £12.99) To order call: [number removed]
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: All nine series of Dead Ringers are available on CD and audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry.
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

Usha has a difficult client.
Written by Paul Brodrick Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Paul Brodrick
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Neil: Brian Hewtett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Usha: Souad Faress
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Clive: Alex Jones

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts magazine.
Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Tall One

By Claire Luckham. In the final episode, Samantha grieves at the funeral of her sister Lorraine. What effectwill Lorraine's death have on Samantha?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Samantha: Anna Maxwell Martin
Bernie: Tilly Vosburgh
Alan: Philip Jackson
Carol: Kellie Shirley
Lucy: Hannah Lawrence

: Any Questions

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Margate, Kent, puts questions to a panel that includes writer and broadcaster Bonnie Greer and the chief executive of the Wireless Group and former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie.
ProducerAnne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Editor: Kelvin MacKenzie.

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: The Long Farewell

By Sarah Daniels. "It's not dying that hurts. Death is nothing, it's gone. It's living that's painful. Being allowed to breathe, to be true to yourself with every heartbeat - that's what matters." After suffering from cancer, Tania Ashton has fallen into a coma and her family brace themselves for her death. But to the surprise of the medical staff at the hospice she continues to live. What is keeping her alive?
Director Karen Rose (R)


Unknown: Sarah Daniels.
Unknown: Tania Ashton
Director: Karen Rose
David: Douglas Henshall
Tania: Adjoa Andoh
Clarice: Marcia Warren
Lewis: Ben Tibber
Joanne: Joanna Monro

: The World Tonight

With Caroline Wyatt.
Editor PrueKeely EMAIL: world.tonight@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Caroline Wyatt.

: Book at Bedtime: So Long, See You Tomorrow

ByWilliam Maxwell. PartlO. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bywilliam Maxwell.

: Off the Page

7: Irritation. Presenter Matthew Parris enjoys being irritated by Today. The novelist Patrick Neate muses about whether irritation is a peculiarly middle-
England, middle-aged, middle-class sort of emotion. Ros Taylor of The Guardian believes it's a particularly female feeling, whilejournalist Martin Freeman argues that nothing is more irritating than his Size-ten feet. Producer Peter Everett


Presenter: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Patrick Neate
Unknown: Ros Taylor
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Producer: Peter Everett

: Voices

6: Tales from My African Home. Storytelling is an age-old method of sharing life, passing lessons and messages down through generations of people, especially in the African culture. This programme highlights the importance of storytelling and how it has been revived in Leicester. Producer Helen Cockle


Producer: Helen Cockle

: News

: Book of the Week: Billy Ruffian

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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