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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley.


Unknown: Mark Oakley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Giles Latcham.


Presented By: Giles Latcham.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

Carlos Acosta , one of the greatest ballet dancers of his generation and the first black principal dancer at Covent Garden, talks to Sue Lawley.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Carlos Acosta

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

5/5. Repeat after Me. Parrots can talk but they have no idea what they're actually saying. Writers know all too well and their families learn to be wary. The final essay about family relationships from one of America's sharpest and funniest writers, David Sedaris. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Letters of John B Keane 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: John B Keane

: The Man Who Made Mock Turtle Soup

I Alexis Soyer was Britain's first celebrity chef, 150 years before Jamie Oliver. He opened England first public restaurant, wrote bestselling cookery books and created relishes that his friends, Mssrs Crosse and Blackwell, marketed. He invented the soup kitchen as a means of alleviating the Irish Potato Famine and revolutionised army catering. Michel Roux tries out one of his most famous recipes while Ruth Brandon , Martin Jarvis and AN Wilson tell his remarkable story.
Producer Bill Lloyd


Unknown: Alexis Soyer
Unknown: Jamie Oliver.
Unknown: Mssrs Crosse
Unknown: Michel Roux
Unknown: Ruth Brandon
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: Ed Reardon's Week

New series 1/6. The Swim. Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic
12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Writer: Christopher Douglas
Writer: Andrew Nickolds
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Christopher Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
Sue Lawley: Sally Grace
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Policeman: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Glazier: Geoffrey McGivern
Policeman: Geoffrey McGivern
Policeman: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

John Waite returns to the village of Newchurch in Staffordshire, where villagers have faced shocking intimidation for associating with a farmer who breeds guinea pigs for medical research, series editor Andrew smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

5/6. Taxi drivers around the world are notorious for subjecting their passengers to their opinions. But what do they listen to? Lucy Ash finds out what cab drivers from Israel to Sierra Leone tune in to on the road.
Producer Tanya Datta Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Tanya Datta

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Song for Edmond Shakespeare

London, 1607: a penniless actor rushes drunkenly through the streets lamenting that his life is a failure. A failure made more painful because he is the youngest brother of the rather more successful William Shakespeare. Written by Gary Bleasdale.
Director Steven Canny


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Written By: Gary Bleasdale.
Director: Steven Canny
Edmond: Paul Rhys
Anne: Helen Longworth
Ben: Stuart McLoughlin
Christopher: Stephen Hoqan
Alice: Cherry Morris
Crooke: Nigel Barrett
Thomas: Robert Hastie
Rosetta: Emily Wachter
Gatekeeper: Hugh Dickson

: Veg Talk

11/12. Savouring some Eastern European cuisine in this edition of the interactive programme are Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks.
Ring [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks.
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: Scottish Shorts

5/5. A Hallowed Space. An awkward young man meets a beautiful girl in an art gallery - but is it the perfect match? By Jenny Worton , read by Ralph Riach. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenny Worton
Read By: Ralph Riach.

: Dear Professor Einstein

5/5. Collated by his secretary, Einstein's Komische Mappe , loosely translated as his curiosity file, is re-examined by Dr Brian Cox. It contained his amusing letters, hate mail, requests for autographs, his hand in marriage and his left shoe, as well as weird scientific theories. Readers Michael Roberts , Ewan Bailey , Alison Goldie and Jack Roberts.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Komische Mappe
Unknown: Dr Brian Cox.
Readers: Michael Roberts
Readers: Ewan Bailey
Readers: Alison Goldie
Readers: Jack Roberts.

: Word of Mouth

5/7. Another edition of the programme that opens the door on words, language and the way we speak. Presented by Michael Rosen.
Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: 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 News Quiz

New series 1/10. "The finest topical comedy panel game known to radio" returns. With Simon Hoggart. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A third selection from recent series of The News Quiz is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Caroline gets a nasty shock. For cast see page 43
Written by Nawal Gadalla ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front ROW

With Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Letters of John B Keane

5/5. The Letters of a Love-Hungry Farmer
John Bosco takes matters into his own hands and befriends a Casanova, Sylvester, in the hope he can learn the art of attracting women. The last of a week devoted to John B Keane 's most celebrated letters, abridged by Kerry Lee Crabbe.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Bosco
Unknown: John B Keane
Abridged By: Kerry Lee Crabbe.

: Any Questions?

On Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week is Hilary Benn , Secretary of State for International Development, and Sir Christopher Meyer , chairman of the Press Complaints Commission and former ambassador to Washington. The discussion comes from Deepings Methodist Church, Deeping St James , Lincolnshire.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hilary Benn
Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Deeping St James
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A View from....

Every week, an international broadcaster reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Soeur Sourire

A play inspired by the life of Jeanine Decker , the singing nun, who shot to fame with her song Dominique and whose life ended in tragedy. Written by Bruce Stewart.
Music by Mia Soteriou Producer/Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Jeanine Decker
Written By: Bruce Stewart.
Music By: Mia Soteriou
Director: Jane Morgan
Jeanine: Kelly Hunter
Annie: Amanda Root
Mere Bernard: Jill Balcon
Soeur Chantal: Marian Diamond
Candy: Nicola Barber

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

5/15. Our knight explains the importance of manifesting his madness - preferably naked. By Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Copysnatchers

3/4. 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 KatyHickman


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: The White Stuff

Two hundred years ago Luke Howard gave clouds their names and changed our understanding of them for ever. His biographer, Richard Hamblyn , explores the mysteries, myths and substance of the white stuff. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Richard Hamblyn
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

5/5. By David Sedaris. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Sedaris.

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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