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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Michael Collins.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Tessa Duggleby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Tessa Duggleby.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Desert Island Discs

The author Bernard Cornwell talks to Sue Lawley. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Bernard Cornwell

: Book of the Week: Indian Summer

5/5. The Blessings of Ganesh. The children's play is a great success and the school is saved. By Will Randall. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Will Randall.

: Act of Worship

Presented by Oliver McTernan.


Presented By: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Final Sacrament By Bill Murphy. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Bill Murphy.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Queen Eleanor, My Patron Saint

By correctly answering that Eleanor of Aquitainewastne wife of Henry II, Judith Keppel became the first British winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Eight centuries after Eleanor's death, Keppel goes in search of the lady she called her patron saint, discovering that while she was no saint, she was quite a lady. producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Judith Keppel
Producer: Tom Alban

: Bunn and Co

4/6. Moles are driving Mal Moody to distraction, and if Barry wants to handle the sale of Mal's "Jacobethanesque" mansion, he must find someone to get rid of them. Unfortunately, that someone is Nigel.


Writer: Mike Stott
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Director: Dirk Maggs
Tracey: Nicola Stephenson
Collette: Julia Deakin
Barry: Keith Barron
Big Mo: Gwyneth Powell
Little Mo: Jennie Stoller
Mal: David Ross
Nigel: James Frost

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Mark Mardell. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Mark Mardell.
Editor: Richard Clark

: A World in Your Ear

Rosie Goldsmith tunes into the best and most surprising sports radio around the globe, including how the Caribbean grieved when England dealt them a humiliating defeat in cricket; lawn-mower racing Down
Under; and why not enough women are participating in sport in South Africa.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Julia Rooke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Rainbow Nation -Banana Republic

3/3. Robbie is a self-employed mechanic who has the dress-code and table manners of Crocodile Dundee. To a young couple from the city, he appears to be a dinosaur from the old South Africa, but there's more to Robbie than meets the eye. Written by and featuring writer, actor and satirist GreigCoetzee. The last in a series marking the 10th anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa.
Director Claire Grove


Director: Claire Grove
Leanne: Tracy-Ann OBEnnan
Mike: Mark Faith
Robbie: Greig Coetzee
Driver: Don McCorkindale
Shadrack: Slbuslso Mamba

: Changing Places

3/5. Transforming the Earth. In the foothills of the Grampians, a Scottish couple are growing cabbages the size of footballs on land that has yielded virtually nothing in the last 50 years. Steve Chalke finds out how their discovery has won them almost f 100,00o of research funding and speaks to scientists about the validity of theirclaims. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Steve Chalke
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Ring Road

5/5. Line Dancing. Ian Sansom reads the last story from his book about the sad and wonderful everyday events of small-town life. Mrs Gilbey puts on her cowboy boots and discovers pleasure. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Sansom

: Pedalling to Freedom

5/5. Lawrence Pollard gets on his bike to find out how the bicycle revolutionised the novel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Lawrence Pollard

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Cockney or Mockney. With their gentle satire on class in postwar Britain, the Ealing Comedies secured an abiding place in the national consciousness. Michael Rosen asks how accurate was the speech of the union officials in The Man with the White Suit orthe working-class Londoners in Passport to Pimlico? And how the language of astronomy crops up in words like consider, disaster and influenza. Producer Isobel Eaton Repeated Sun8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

2/8. A tongue-in-cheek look at the week's news from
Simon Hoggart , Alan Coren , Linda Smith , Andy Hamilton and Jack Dee. Producer Simon Nicholls Repeated tomorrow 12.30pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A selection of episodes from The News Quiz, including a celebration of the programme's first 25 years, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jack Dee.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Trauma for Helen as Pat gets pushy.
Written by Keri Davies Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Written By: Kate Oates
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patlkas
Brian: Chartes Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
George: Graham Roberts
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Christopher: Will Sanderson Thwalte
Bert: Eric Allan
Greg: Marc Finn
Kir sty: Annabelle Dowler
Matt: Kim Durham
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Russ: Barry Shannon

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show. Producer Emily Jones


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Emily Jones

: Final Sacrament

5/5. Only Sue knows where the killer will seek their final victim. The case closes for DS Sue Manson at the Missing Persons Bureau, who's hunting for a killerfixated on religious Renaissance art. Written by Bill Murphy. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Bill Murphy.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion at Queen's University, Belfast, as an audience puts questions on issues of the week. Panellists include David Trimble , leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, and Mark Durkan , who leads the SDLP. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Leader: David Trimble
Leader: Mark Durkan
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America - a Celebration

Another chance to hear a vintage broadcast by veteran commentator Alistair Cooke, who died last month.
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 retail outlets or from [Web Address Removed] Call [number removed]

: The Friday Play: The Lights

Paul and Liam used to be best mates. Perhaps by the end of their weekend in Blackpool they'll have learnt to have a laugh together again. But it won't be easy ... not least because they've barely seen each other since the accident that changed their lives. Written by Mark Tuohy.
Director Toby Swift


Written By: Mark Tuohy.
Director: Toby Swift
Paul: Luke Hamill
Liam: Cal MacAninch
Bernie: Clare Cathcart
Judith: Marion Bailey
Man: John Banks
Woman/receptionist: Becky Hindley
Waiter: Narinder Samra

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Jane Eyre

15/15. By Charlotte Bronte. "Is it you, Jane? You are come back to me then?" The story concludes with a balance of hearts, minds and needs. Fordetails see Monday

: Great Lives

4/10. From the Oxford Literary Festival, activist and author George Monbiot champions the 18th-century writer, Tom Paine. Chad Goodwin , chair of the Thomas Paine Society, lends his support and the discussion is chaired by Humphrey Carpenter. Producer JoiyonJenkins


Unknown: George Monbiot
Unknown: Tom Paine.
Unknown: Chad Goodwin
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports on the day's events at Westminster. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Indian Summer

5/5. By Will Randall. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Will Randall.

: as BBC World Service

Radio 4: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4

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