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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Paul Dacre.

: Book of the Week: Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper

5/5 The last posting: the remote Hyskeir in the Hebrides, where the young lighthouse keeper faces a Doctor Who fanatic and an invasion of birds. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act

of Worship
From Edinburgh, with Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Old Wives' Tale 10/15.
Series editor Jill Burridge Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Snowbound

One year ago on 30 January 2003 a blizzard plunged
Britain's transport system into chaos, stranding millions Mark Coles returns to the scenes of misery on the roads and railway platforms with the drivers and passengers who were stuck, some for more than 24 hours, to piece togetherthe night and its impact On people's lives. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Coles

: Toad Squad

ByNickWarburton. Reg, bitter at being retired prematurely, finds a toad crushed on the road. Now Reg has a mission. In future, none of the toad's fellow creatures will end up squashed.
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh (H)


Director: Peter Kavanagh
Reg: Philip Jackson
Bel: Amanda Root
MrTopping: Jonathan Coy

: 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 and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mapping the Heart

By Beatrice Colin.
An adventure story set in 1950 in the Brazilian rainforest.
Scots-born Kristina Morrison is thrown together with opinionated American Ray Epstein when their light aircraft crashes in the jungle. Kristina finds herself torn between two men: Ray and her explorer father Felix.


Writer: Beatrice Colin.
Unknown: Kristina Morrison
Unknown: Ray Epstein
Producer/Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Kristina: Gayanne Potter
Ray: Stuart Milligan
Miss Spence/Brazilian woman: Monica Gibb
Fred/Mr Hugo: Paul Young
Felix: Lewis Howden

: Changing Places: Ban Waste

Steve Chalke travels to Newcastle to find out more about the Byker and Newcastle Waste initiative (Ban Waste), which was set up by local residents because of their concerns about the city council's plans to replace Byker's existing incinerator with a larger plant. They have worked tirelessly for three years to change those plans, drawing up a new blueprint for how grassroots organisations can work effectively.


Reporter: Steve Chalke
Producer: David Parkinson

: Poste Restante

5/5. Star Stuff and Nail Parings by Jenny Diski , read by Lindsay Duncan. After years of writing fiction, Daphne has become a travel writer. She comes up with an unusual new way of touring the world. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenny Diski
Read By: Lindsay Duncan.

: Nature's Magic

5/5. Scientific phenomena that are pushing 21st-century medical science to new limits.
Genetics bows to the observations of the early natural historians and poets who pondered the flashing light of fireflies and the eerie beacon produced by the glow-worm. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

Newseries 1/9. Marcel Berlins returns with the new series of the weekly investigation of our law. He begins by asking if confusion over how the Data
Protection Act works can be resolved to ensure fair trials and maintain public confidence. Producer Simon Coates Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: 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.


Presenter: Eddie Mair
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Best of Dead Ringers

2/6. The second in the series taking prime bits from the hit impressionist sketch show.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Many episodes of Dead Ringers are available on CD. with some also available on audio cassette. from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Jack gets a nasty surprise.
Written by Simon Frith Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Emma: Felicity Jones
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Greg: Marc Finn
Matt: Kim Durham
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Natalia Keery-Fisher
Mabel: Mona Hammond
Luke: Tom George
Planner: Stephen Critchlow

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts magazine. Producer Kirsty Pope


Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Old Wives' Tale

10/15. The Siege. Amidst the siege of Paris in 1870, Sophia establishes herself as a respectable landlady and turns away from a declaration of love. Producer/Director Pauline Harris
For more details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Director: Pauline Harris

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Newbury puts questions to Douglas Alexander , ministerforthe Cabinet Office, neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield , shadow secretary of state for defence Nicholas Soames , and Sarah Teather , Liberal Democrat MP for Brent East. ProducerVictoriaWakely Repeatedtomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Douglas Alexander
Unknown: Baroness Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: Sarah Teather

: Letter from America

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


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: Life Half Spent

By Lizzie Mickery. What brings a woman to write to a prisoner and then to go on to develop a relationship? This play explores the personal experiences of two women as they each embark on relationships with male prisoners.
Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Lizzie Mickery.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Eileen: Lynda Bellingham
Joanne: Anne-Marie Duff
Roger: Christopher Eccleston
Kevin: Stuart Graham
Karen: Kathy Klera Clarke
Gran: Roma Tomelty
Probation officer: Laura Hughes
Fr Nicholls: Sean Crummey
David: Chris Rowan

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Absolute Friends

10/10. Written and read by John le Carre. Dimitri's plans for Mundy's language school come to terrifying fruition. For details see Monday


Read By: John Le Carre.

: Off the Page

2/10. Rogues. Matthew Parris welcomes three writers who have encountered and described many kinds of roguery. Crime writer Jake Arnottjoins novelist and historian Katie Hickman and Michael Dobbs to dissect the cliche about rogues being lovable. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Jake Arnottjoins
Unknown: Katie Hickman
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Producer: Peter Everett

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates and reports from the Committee rooms. With Mark D'Arcy. Series editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Stargazing:

Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper
5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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