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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Bobby Robson , former manager of England and Newcastle United, talks to Sue Lawley. Robson's personal popularity and the respect with which he is held throughout the sporting world ensures his place in any football fan's hall of heroes. He chooses his eight records to take the mythical desert island while reminiscing over a career whose highlights include taking England to the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Sir Bobby Robson
Unknown: Sue Lawley.

: Act of Worship

Presented by Oliver McTernan.


Presented By: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: Wrong about Japan

5/5. For Peter and Charley, the real Japan is as elusive as ever, and then suddenly, as if by accident a hero appears. By Peter Carey , read by Jonathan Hyde. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Carey
Read By: Jonathan Hyde.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Wills Girls By Amanda Whittington. 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: Hogging a Dead Horse

The story of how horses have been recycled throughout history is told by Adam Hart-Davis . The
Victorians re-used the horse carcase on a huge scale, making whiplashes, cavalry trousers, carriage roofs sofas, chairs, fishing lines, buttons oil, candles and fertiliser from it. But who used horse bones as ice skates and when and why did we stop eating horsemeat in Britain? Producer John Byrne
Adam Hart-Davis writes himself horse: page 123


Told By: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: John Byrne
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: Clare in the Community

3/6 Clare doesn't understand why she has never been invited to Ray's flat - especially as everyone else in the office has. Comedy by Harry Venning and David Ramsden , starring Sally Phillips , Nina Conti ,
Gemma Craven , Aiex Lowe , Richard Lumsden and Ellen Thomas. Producer Katie Tyrrell


Comedy By: Harry Venning
Comedy By: David Ramsden
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Nina Conti
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Aiex Lowe
Unknown: Richard Lumsden
Unknown: Ellen Thomas.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, 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

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

New series 1/6. in the series that finds the best bits from English-language radio from around the world, Rosie Goldsmith samples the craft ot
Norwegian documentary-making and asks what devilish art it takes to win the prestigious Prix Europa. Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Julia Rooke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Trick of Togetherness

A black comedy about the difficulties of serial monogamy, when a young married couple with a child split up and get involved with new partners. By Joseph Crilly.
Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Joseph Crilly.
Director: Tanya Nash
Rab: Richard Dormer
Dorothy: Laura Hughes
Gloria: Maria Connolly
Harry: Lloyd Hutchinsor
Bonny: Martha Gordor

: Veg Talk

7/12 A taste of Brazil is offered by Rogeno David when Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks go South
American this week in the fruit and vegetable show that includes a phone-in spot.
Ring [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Rogeno David
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: Sculptor's Daughter

5/5 Christmas. A Finnish Christmas in the artist's s studio. Traditional, unchanging and full of meaning for the sculptor's daughter. ByTove Jansson, read by Claire Skinner. For details see Monday


Read By: Claire Skinner.

: Henry's People

Henry is an 80ft commercial barge that began its working life 100 years ago. When Justin Ford discovered the boat in a state of disrepair in the mid-
90s, he decided to give up his job and restore Henry to his former glory. Graham Easton boards Henry and meets nearly all of the barge's previous owners (or their descendants) at its 100th birthday party. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Justin Ford
Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Word of Mouth

2/7. Another edition of the programme that opens the door on words, language and the way we speak. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Producer: Paul Dodgson

: 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

: The Now Show

5/6. The comical look through the week's news and everything else that's "now".
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

The rumour mill goes into overdrive. For cast see page 42

ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Julie Becket
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews with Mark Lawson.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The Wills Girls

5/5. Something Borrowed, Something Blue. Glad's getting married but, after Cyn's accident, will her friends be there for her? By Amanda Whittington. For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Amanda Whittington.

: Any Questions?

On Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week are
Tom Butler , the Bishop of Southwark; the director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti ; and the editor of The Sunday
Telegraph, Dominic Lawson. The discussion comes from Southwark Cathedral.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tom Butler
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Unknown: Dominic Lawson.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A View from....

Every week, an international broadcaster reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. This week, Vinod Mehta reports on the political, cultural and social stories in India.
Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Vinod Mehta
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Running to Paradise

Nineteen-year-old Mancunian, Charlie, seems to have the world at her feet. She's an Olympic contender in hurdles and a home-town celebrity. As the Olympics in Athens loom nearer, she's questioning herself for the first time - does she really want this? By Cheryl Martin
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Cheryl Martin
Director: Pauline Harris
Charlie: Carla Henry
Del: Ellen Thomas!
Samson: Lemn Sissay
Mavis: Juliet Ellis
Sports commentator: Stuart Storey

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Frankenstein

5/10. "I had been the author of unalterable evils, and I lived in daily fear lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness." David Rintoul continues to read Mary Shelley 's gothic romance. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Copysnatchers

New series 1/4. The Friday-night talk show, hosted by David Aaronovitch , that invites its guests to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the Committee rooms and stories behind the scenes. With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: Wrong aboutJapan

5/5. By Peter Carey. Repeated from 9.45


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: News

: News

: Sports International

The Story of Cricket

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

: News

: News

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