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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Vincent Nichols , Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley guest is children's author Michael MorpurgO. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo.

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

5/5. The remarkable life of the actor John Gielgud , told through his letters, edited by Richard Mangan and read by Derek Jacobi. Now in his 70s, Gielgud agrees to a part in a film called Arthur. With no thought of retirement, he continues to act well into his 90s. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Gielgud
Edited By: Richard Mangan
Read By: Derek Jacobi.

: Act of Worship

From Edinburgh, with the Rev Valerie Watson.


Unknown: Valerie Watson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney ,
10.45 Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama, by Mary Cutler.
Series editor Jill Burridge
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Mary Cutler.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Miniature Mountains

From "currant buns" to modelsof the Matterhorn- The Times gardening writer Stephen Anderton explores the changing fashions in rock gardening. He looks at the influence of the landowner who wanted to build a landscape for his gnomes, and takes a look at the man who described his alpines as "sulky" but changed our view of the rockery for ever. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Stephen Anderton

: Bunn and Co

3/6. Nigel is sent round to Dolly Partington 's to get to the bottom of the noises in her attic. Barry is sent round to rescue him but things are complicated by the presence of both Dolly and her python. Written by Mike Stott. With guest star Alison Steadman.
Producer Bruce Hyman Director Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Dolly Partington
Written By: Mike Stott.
Unknown: Alison Steadman.
Nigel: James Frost
Tracey: Nicola Stephenson
Barry: Keith Barron
Collette: Julia Deakin
Dolly: Alison Steadman

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Diana Madiii. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Diana Madiii.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

3/6 Rosie Goldsmith strums alongto some musical offerings from radio stations around the world. Hear why the South African DJ tested HIV negative live on air and listen to backstage gossip from the man who toured with the Beatles in 1964. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Rainbow Nation - Taxi

2/3. A Johannesburg taxi driver is charged with negligent driving and possible murder. Written by and featuring Sibusiso Mamba. This is the second of three plays marking the tenth anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa. The third can be heard atthe same time nextweek.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Sibusiso Mamba.
Director: Claire Grove
Mzee: Sello Maakeka-Ncube
Senzo: Sibusiso Mamba
Jemma: Tracv-Ann OBErman
jan: Mark Faith
Pete: Don McCorkindale
Dudu: Noma Dumezweni

: Changing Places

2/5. Farming the City. In 1980, part of a housing estate in Sheffield was demolished and a city farm took its place. Steve Chalke visits the farm and finds that it is still meeting new challenges a quarter of a century later. Producer David Parkinson


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Producer: David Parkinson

: Jigs and Reels

5/5. Fule'sGold. By Joanne Harris , read by Stephen Moore. Mr Fisher has taught creative writing in the same school for 40 years. Disillusioned with the lack of originality in his pupils' essays he discovers a masterpiece. Overcome by his failed ambitions and greed. Mr Fisher decides to pass off the story as his own. For details see Easter Monday at 3.45pm


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Read By: Stephen Moore.
Read By: Mr Fisher
Unknown: Mr Fisher

: Clever Trees

4/4. Richard Uridge visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall where he finds a relative of the culinary bay that's so potent it can give you a headache, and another tree that is smart enough to provide the cure.
(For details see Tuesday)


Presenter: Richard Uridge

: Word of Mouth

Chip off the Old Block? Wood and woodworki ng have provided us with some of our most useful and frequently used idioms. Michael Rosen and guests talk timber; and bestselling author Ben Schott rejoices in the romantic language offalconry.
Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Ben Schott
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: 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

New series 1/6. The weekly topical radio comedy panel game returns. With Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy , Linda Smith and special guest. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: News Quiz and several volumes of Pick ofthe News Quiz are available on audio cassette, with some also on CD, from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Helen gets the birthday blues.
Written by Tim Stimpson Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson Director Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
George: Graham Roberts
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Emma: Felicity Jones
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Alan: John Telfer
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Police: Inspector Johnrowe

: Front Row

Franci ne Stock talks to writer and director Christopher Hampton about his new film Imagining Argentina, starring Emma Thompson as a journalist seized during the military dictatorship. Producer Sarah Delargy


Director: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Producer: Sarah Delargy

: Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat

5/5. Our intrepid oarswomen may yet conquer the water. Orthen again, they might not. By Mary Cutler. For details and cast see Easter Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at The Minster School, Southwell. Panellists include Secretary of State for Defence GeoffHoon; shadow Foreign Secretary Michael Ancram ; and historian Peter Hennessey. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Ancram
Unknown: Peter Hennessey.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Repeated tomorrow at 5.45am and on Sunday at 8.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Letter from America are available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from [web address removed] Call [number removed]
Remembering Alistair Cooke : page 29


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: The Friday Play: The Last Bark of the Bulldog

Jonathan Smith's play dramatises the political crisis in June 1953 when Winston Churchill suffered a stroke during his last period in office as prime minister.


Writer: Jonathan Smith
Director: Bruce Young
Churchill: Benjamin Whitrow
Clementine: Sian Phillips
Lord Moran: Christian Rodska
Anthony Eden: Michael Cochrane
Jock: Robert Portal
Nurse: Emma Callander

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson. Editor David Stevenson


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

10/15. ByCharlotte Bronte. "If either of you know any impediment why ye may not lawfully be joined together...." For details see Easter Monday

: Great Lives

3/10. Ruth Lea , economist and head of the Centre for Policy Studies, champions the composer Tchaikovsky. Music critic and writer Stephen Johnson adds his expertise and the discussion is chaired by Humphrey Carpenter at the Oxford Literary Festival. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Ruth Lea
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Walking the Pyrenees

4/4. Simon Calder tackles the ups and downs of France's most famous long-distance footpath -the GR10. After the final stage of the walk, through Catalan country, he winds down with a Mediterranean swim and a celebratory glass of Banyuls. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Calder

: News

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

5/5. Read by Derek Jacobi. Repeated from 9.45am

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