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: World News

: Prayerfor the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: The Reunion

4/6. When Henry VIII 's battleship Mary Rose was raised from the sea bed in 1982, it was a triumphant moment for a dedicated team of marine archaeologists, divers and engineers. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the members of thatteam, including actor and longbow expert Robert Hardy and project director Margaret Rule. Shortened repeatfrom Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Director: Margaret Rule.

: Book of the Week: Wodehouse - a Life

5/5. Ignominy and exile are followed by a waxwork triumph. Love conquers all. Written by Robert McCrum and read by Robert Daws. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Robert McCrum
Read By: Robert Daws.

: Act of Worship

With Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10 45 The Morning After The Woman's Hour drama. 5/5 Something Borrowed. By Winsome Pinnock. Series editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Winsome Pinnock.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: International CricketEngland v India

From the Oval, the second in the series of three one-day games. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Edward Bevan and Simon Mann , and expert analysis from Mike Gatting and Vic Marks. Including a News summary at 2.20pm.
ProducerPeterBaxter *Approximatetime


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Edward Bevan
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Vic Marks.

: Tests, Lives and Audio Tape

1/2. A unique audio-diary project in which ten post-16-year-old students from across the UK have recorded theiryear. The project provides an insight into the nopes and fears of those on the cusp of adulthood, from the high-fliers bound for Oxbridge to those who are strugglingtocompletetheircoursework. Producer Sue Ellis


Producer: Sue Ellis

: Two Doors Down

1/4. Comedy drama by Annie McCartney. Another chance to hearthis series about the bohemian residents of Marlborough Road, Belfast, who are saved from their own chaos by Sally, their cleaning lady. TunedtoMoanFM. Will Clare 's family look after new baby Gabriel so that she can give a lecture m Sligo? Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Annie McCartney.
Unknown: Will Clare
Director: Tanya Nash
Sally: Frances Tomelty
Clare: Marcella Riordan
Evie: Katy Gleadhlll
Anna: Hannah R Gordon
Tony: Robert Patterson
Trevor: Gerard McSorley
Rdelma: Aine McCartney

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

4/6. Emily Buchanan presents aural delights from English-language radio stations around the world. Producer Laura McCullagh Repeated on Sunday at apm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Laura McCullagh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Masks

Venice, 1735, mthechurchof OspedaledellaPietaan idealistic poet falls in love with beauty. But In Venice, appearances can be deceptive. By Jennie Buckman.
Soprano Eliana Pretorian Flautist Francesca Thompson Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Jennie Buckman.
Soprano: Eliana Pretorian
Soprano: Flautist Francesca Thompson
Director: Marc Beeby
Bella: Geraldine James
Guido: Raymond Coulthard
Emanuel: Geoffrey Whitehead
Prudencia: Katy Cavanagh
Enzo: Geoffrey Streatfeild

: Battlefield Ramblings

5/7. Naseby. Muriel Gray explores famous battlefields. This week she is in the gentle rolling landscape of Northamptonshire, with companions Susie Frith and Anne Chapman providing local knowledge. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Muriel Gray
Unknown: Susie Frith
Unknown: Anne Chapman
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: OHOT-Own Hair, OwTeetb

4/4. Flight to Verona. Dora prepares to pay the lead in an "oldie" production of Romeo and Juliet. By Elizabeth Berridge , read by Rosemary Leach. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge
Read By: Rosemary Leach.

: BlindMan'sBeauty

5/5. Peter White talks to other blind people aboutthe beauty they find in wild, wet weather. Fordetaiissee Monday


Talks: Peter White

: Word of Mouth

5/8 Michael Rosen presents the programme that celebrates words, language and the way we speak. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: With

Tim Franks. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Tim Franks.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Trevor's World of Sport

3/6 Andy Hamilton 's fast, dark comedy follows the adventures ofTrevor, the sports agent. This week he grapples with his colleagues, his clients, his competitors, a Buddhist and a specially trained bear.
Producer Andy Hamilton Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Nell Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Sails
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Toby: Matthew Thomas
Chang: David Tse
Tim: Jon Glover
Samantha: Amber Sainsbury

: The Archers

Helen hpars some home truths.
Written by Mary Cutler Director Kate Oates
Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Loulza Patlkas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
George: Graham Roberts
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Usha: Souad Faress
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Sam: Robin Pirongs
Ashok: Lyndam Gregory
Doctor: Charlotte West-Oram

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts show. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Morning After

5/5. Something Borrowed. By Winsome Pinnock . A marriage of convenience is transformed when the prospective bride and groom experience a crisis of conscience on hearing the news about the tragedy of the Chinese cocklers in Morecambe Bay.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Winsome Pinnock
Unknown: Morecambe Bay.
Peter: Segun Lee French
Yemi: Kevin Harvey
Sophie: Christine Brennan
Carol: Rlna Mahoney
Tony: Richard Cole
Meg: Eileen O'Brien
Stan: Terrence Mann

: Straw Poll

6/6. The War on Terror can only be won by force
Nick Clarke is in the chair at the Foreign Press Association, London, for the last debate of the series. Listeners can also vote on the motion.
To vote YES dial [number removed] To vote NO dial [number removed]
Calls cost 10p Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm on Saturday

(Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm)


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: State of the Union

A distinctive American broadcasting voice reflects on everyday America. This week's guest speaker is African American Betty DeRamus , a former Detroit News columnist, who presents the view from Detroit. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated Sunday 8.50am


Unknown: Betty Deramus
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Loaded

When Ben Stone travels to Australia to visit his dying father, his elder brother Danny invites him to join the family business there. For Ben, this seems to be an offer he can't refuse - a passport to paradise. But his wife
Penny isn't convinced by the sales pitch. A play by Daniel Brocklehurst first broadcast last year.
Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Ben Stone
Play By: Daniel Brocklehurst
Director: Nadia Molinari
Danny: James Nickerson
Ben: Nicholas Sidi
Penny: Kaye Wragg
Isa: Sarah Vandenbergh

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Editor David Stevenson


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: David Stevenson

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

5/10. Patrick investigates the murky world of identity fraud. For details see Monday

: Off the Page

7/10. Matthew Parris and his guests, writers Gillian Slovo , Dannie Abse and Paul Burke , discuss what redemption means to them. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Paul Burke
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Queen Eleanor, My Patron Saint

By correctly answering that Eleanor of Aquitaine was the 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. First broadcast earlierthisyear. producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Judith Keppel
Producer: Tom Alban

: News

: Book of the Week: Wodehouse-a Life

5/5. By Robert McCrum. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Robert McCrum.

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