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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Leslie Griffiths. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Sean Curran.
Editor Peter Knowles
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Editor: Peter Knowles
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Booker Prize-winning novelist Pat Barker. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Pat Barker.

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Jan Morris reads from her new collection of essays. 5: Leipzig. For details see Monday Repeated atl2.30am


Unknown: Jan Morris

: Act of Worship

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Aurora Leigh. Part 5.
Senes editor Jill Burndge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Presented By: Aurora Leigh.
Editor: Jill Burndge Drama

: An English Journey

1: Dear Mr Priestley. Performance poet and author Lemn Sissay begins a two-part odyssey around modern England following the route of another writer, JB Priestley , who, 70 years ago, travelled the length and breadth of the country in one of the first attempts atdocumentaryjournalism. Priestley recounted his chance encounters with "ordinary folk in his book English Journey. But how much of modern England would Priestley still recognise and approve of? Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Jb Priestley
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Double Income No Kids Yet

Comedy drama by David Spicer about modern life and parenthood as seen through the eyes of two 30-something non-parents.
5: Expecting a child, Daniel and Lucy hire a "reassuringly middle-class" builder (Bill Bailey) for some home improvements.


Writer: David Spicer
Producer: Liz Anstee
Lucy: Elizabeth Carling
Daniel: David Tennant
Katie: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Andy: Tony Gardner
Alison: Joanna Brookes
Peter: Robert Harley
Nigel: Bill Bailey
Female doctor: Polly Frame

: 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 Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on what they've heard on BBC radio.
Letters: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Sue Bonner Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Recall Man

Stepping Out by David Napthine. The last of three new cases for psychologist Joe Aston as he continues his work with the police in Teesside. Joe's professional future is in question, and his confidence isn't helped when a rival psychologist is put on a baffling new case.
Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: David Napthine.
Unknown: Joe Aston
Dr Aston: Jeremy Swift
Dl Reynolds: Janet Dlbley
Beth: Tessa Peake-Jones
Linda: Sue Scott Davison
Nicola: Suzanne Heathcote
DC Hamilton: Andrew Harrison

: Veg Talk

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks return, with executive chef Mark Hix of London's The Ivy bringing a little West End magic to the season's fruit and veg. Producer Rebecca Moore


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Mark Hix
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog: 5: A Story

The last of this week's stories by Dylan Thomas. Read by Matthew Rhys. The annual charabanc outing to Porthcawl is the same every year, and never reaches Porthcawl. But this year, a little boy goes, too. For details see Monday


Author: Dylan Thomas
Reader: Matthew Rhys
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Life of Cranes

The Future of Craneology The final part in a series reporting from the front line of the construction industry. Cranes and their role within the construction industry have changed out of all recognition in recent years. Dylan Winter looks at what the future might hold for the world of luffing gibs, booms and slew rings. For details see Monday (R)

: Law in Action

In a special edition of the legal series on the complexities of the law, Marcel Berlins reports from Liverpool on Britain's first Community Justice Centre. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. 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

New series The finest weekly topical comedy panel game on radio returns, chaired by Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Sandi Toksvig , Armando lannucci and Jeremy Hardy.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated on Saturday at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes, and a celebration of the first 25 years of The News Quiz, is available on audio cassette or CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Usha teaches Kenton a lesson.

Archers Addicts Fan Club: send an SAE to [address removed]


Writer: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallen Joanna: Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Graham: Malcolm McKee
Greg: Marc Finn
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Alan: John Telfer
Ashok: Lyndam Gregory

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show and meets cartoonist and writer Posy Simmonds. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Posy Simmonds.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Aurora Leigh

By Colin Bytheway. 5: Aurora has returned to Italy, but her happiness is still in doubt.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Aurora: Helen McCrory
Romney: Jamie Glover
Marian: Jaiml Barbakoff

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at the Royal Military School in Dover puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the Liberal Democrats' London Mayoral candidate Simon Hughes MP.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Saturday at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

The veteran commentator Alistair Cooke with another topical commentary on US affairs.
Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am


Commentator: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: Harmonics

By Stephen James. Lillian loves Julian, who thinks he loves her. But he also loves Jill. And cares very deeply about Keith.... A play about love, sex, guilt and the gulf between several hours and forever.
Director Gordon House (R)


Unknown: Stephen James.
Lillian: Jenny Funnell
Julian: Thomas Arnold
Jill: Jasmine Hyde
Keith: Gareth Armstrong
Emma: Sandra James Young
Rob: Jonathan Tafler

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.
Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: The Riddle of the Sands

By Erskine Childers. 5: Carruthers and Davies meet Commander Von Bruning - will he suspect their motives? For details see Monday


Unknown: Erskine Childers.
Unknown: Von Bruning

: Great Lives

Clement Freud selects comedian Tommy Cooper as his choice of a Great Life. Together with presenter Humphrey Carpenter and biographer Jeremy Novick, he explains why he found the big man in the fez and the size 13 shoes so memorable and entertaining.


Unknown: Clement Freud
Presenter: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Jeremy Novick
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the committee rooms and features on the workings of Parliament. With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: A Writer's World

Part 5. Repeated from 9.45am

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