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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.
Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer Munazza Khan


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Munazza Khan

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25. 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the musician and founder of the Velvet Underground, John Cale. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: John Cale.

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

5/5. Crossing the Rubicon By Tom Holland , read by Tim Pigott-Smitn . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tom Holland
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smitn

: Act of Worship

Presented by the Rev Joel Edwards.


Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Saplings 5/10. By Noel Streatfeild. Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Noel Streatfeild.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Civvy Street

2/3. Michael Nicholson meets servicemen and women who have left Britain's armed forces and hears howthey adjusted to life in Civvy Street.
The Soldier's Tale. Mike Buss joined the Royal
Green Jackets when he was 17, but his dreams were shattered when he had to leave seven years later on a medical discharge. He tells how he came to terms with putting his life back together - by resolving to be the fittest man in the world. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Mike Buss
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Radio Fun

2/3. Bob Monkhouse presents another programme in a series on the children's comic Radio Fun, published from 1938 to 1961. Featuring Issy Bonn,
Big-hearted Arthur, Buzz-Buzz the bully wasp and VeraLynn. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.
Editor Andrew Smith k
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@obc.co.uK


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With NickClarke. Producer Fiona Leach Editor Richard Clam


Producer: Fiona Leach
Editor: Richard Clam

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith takes a technological tour of what's new in gadgetry and gizmos, as heard on English-language radio stations around the globe.
Hear why eerie computer-generated voices may one day take the place of the the real thing, and eavesdrop on the real life Sopranos - the mobsters caught on tape by the FBI. Producer Tanya Datta Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Kansas to Deptford

By Caroline Gawn. The death of a rich old woman in Kansas sends an American lawyer to Britain to trace her adopted children. The search is narrowed down to two couples -who are the real siblings? And who will inherit her millions?
Producer/Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Caroline Gawn.
Director: Polly Thomas
Hal: Tom Hodgklns
Josephine: Barbara Marten
Jonathan: Doug Cockle
Louis: Jim Millea
Eddie: Will Tacey
Ella: Susan Cookson

: Changing Places

New series 1/6. Fare Deal. Steve Chalke visits
Glasgow to find out how Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse (Fare) is fighting the gang culture that divides streets and families in the area by attracting hundreds a week to its nightly youth clubs lunchtime cafe, drop-in centre and adult-learning facilities. Its grass-roots approach has won the approval of local MSP and Ministerfor Communities Margaret Curran. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Unknown: Margaret Curran.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Tales from Firozsha Baag

5/5 Auspicious Occasion. In the conclusion to yesterday's story, Mehroo and Rustomji emerge from their respective ordeals and return to familiar home Comforts. For details see Monday

: Inside Putin's Russia

5/5. Tomsk. Bridget Kendall flies to the city of Tomsk. A flourishing city with its own vibrant identity, Tomsk's universities and colleges are a magnet for young people across Siberia. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Michael Rosen presents another programme about words and the way we speak.
Wholehearted, Halfbrained, "Hard cash" and "glamour" - Miles Kington looks at the neologisms of another age; and, on the centenary of the first IQ test, Rosen wonders if "intelligence" could be the most fraudulent word of this age. Plus "Ned" culture on the streets of Glasgow.
Producers Jane Ray and Adam Fowler Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producers: Jane Ray
Producers: Adam Fowler

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect Our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

A riotous look at the week's news from Simon Hoggart , with Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton.
Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow
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: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Caroline looks to the future.
Written by Nawal Gadalla Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Alice: Hollle Chapman
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Natalia Keery-Flsher
Mabel: Mona Hammond
Ian: Stephen Kennedy

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Saplings

5/10. London. Tony Wiltshire feels unwanted at his grandparents' house, so he runs away to London. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Peterborough puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the former international development secretary Clare Short , Conservative candidate for Mayor of London Steve Norris, and Glenn Frankel , London bureau chief of The Washington Post.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Glenn Frankel
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: A Kind of Home - James Baldwin in Paris

By Caryl Phillips.

America woke up to the voice of one its greatest writers when the Civil Rights movement set the United States on fire. James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, playwright and polemicist, but he forged his view of America when he sent himself into exile in Paris. Caryl Phillips knew him, and explores that extraordinary time in France in his new play.


Writer: Caryl Phillips
Director: Ned Chaillet
James Baldwin: Ricky Fearon
Alice: Jaimi Barbakoff
James Baldwin: Ricky Fearon
Jean-Claude (older): Ronald Pickup
Jean-Claude (younger): Tom Silburn
Mother: Alibe Parsons
Richard: Declan Wright
Gina: Lydia Leonard
Alice: Jaimi Barbakoff
Eugene: Damian Lynch
Mrs Wilkes: Lisa Davina Phillip
Theo: Ryan McCluskey
Gina: Lydia Leonard
[Actor]: Roger May
[Actor]: Timothy Morand
[Actor]: Bob Sherman
[Actress]: Rachel Atkins
[Actor]: Chris Moran

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Far from the Madding Crowd

10/15. Tragedy threatens as storm clouds gather Over the wheat Stacks. For details see Monday

: The Copysnatchers

The talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. With David AaronovitCh. Producer Natasha Maw


Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Today In Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Rubicon 5/5.
Repeated from 9.45am

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