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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

Andy McNab , the SAS soldier-turned-author, talks to Sue Lawley. See Choice on page 118. Shortened repeat from Sunday at11.15am


Unknown: Andy McNab

: Book of the Week: The Last Duel

5/5. The deadly fight between the knight and the squire is a close thing as they battle it out in the grounds of a Paris monastery. By Eric Jager. For details see Mon Rptdat12.30am


Unknown: Eric Jager.

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Gowk Storm By Nancy Brysson Morrison. 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: Random Edition

New series 1/4. The News of the World for Sunday 26 June 1887. Readers would have pored over the paper's impressively detailed reports of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee celebrations. Peter Snow walks the route of the procession that took Queen Victoria from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey for a Service of Thanksgiving. Along the way, a look at the new (and ridiculed) Jubilee coinage, the huge market for souvenirs, and how Torquay celebrated the great day. How far did the whole event re-establish a link between Victoria and her people after the extended mourning for Prince Albert?


Producer: Andrew Green

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. Pulp Non-Fiction. He may have only one pair of trousers and a seven-figure Amazon sales ranking, but no writer knows more about freeloading than Ed Reardon. With Chris Douglas as Ed Reardon. Featuring
Stephanie Cole and John Fortune. Written by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Written By: Chris Douglas
Written By: Andrew Nickolds
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Jasmine: Sally Grace
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Datemaster: Mel Hudson
Prison warder: Martyn Hyder
Magistrate: Emma Kennedy
Speed-dater: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Speed-dater: Vicki Pepperdlne
Don/Tramp: Geoffrey McGivern
Librarian: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Is the food we eat both morally and biologically unsustainable? The programme examines whether we need another food revolution to change the way we eat. With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: 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

6/6. Lucy Ash wields her red pen and marks the best and most unusual radio features from classrooms around the world. Meet the Liberian boy with a microphone and a mission to convince young market-traders to go back to school. Tune in to the the Radio Club in Canada - a group of autistic children who want to make people less ignorant about their condition.
Producer Michael Innes Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Michael Innes

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: River's Up

A poignant tragicomedy. Tom and Sally Millington live next to the River Severn - and it floods. Soon, they find themselves rowing to France in search of dry land and croissants. By Alex Jones.
Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Sally Millington
Unknown: Alex Jones.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Tom: Peter Corey
Sally: Annette Badland

: Veg Talk

12/12. Winter desserts are on the menu as Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks find out about forced rhubarb.
Ring[number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm Producer Abi Awojobi


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

: The Time Being

5/5. Gerald Says. As she spends more time on site,
Elizabeth struggles to keep both building and marriage intact. By Sally Hinchcliffe , read by Siobhan Redmond. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sally Hinchcliffe
Read By: Siobhan Redmond.

: The Long Causeway

5/5. In the footsteps of Bronze Age travellers, Glyn Hughes reaches his journey's end at the mouth of the Humber on the strange spit of land that is Spurn Point
For details see Monday


Presenter: Glyn Hughes

: Word of Mouth

6/7. Another edition of the programme that opens the door on words, language and the way we speak.
Presented by Michael Rosen. Producer Frances Byrnes


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

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

2/10. In the company of the panel, wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. 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

Kenton finds himself at a loose end. For cast see page 41
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

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Gowk Storm

5/10. Lisbet is asked to act as go-between by Julia, but will she find Alan in time? By Nancy Brysson Morrison , dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.

: Any Questions?

On Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel this week are Robin Cook the former Foreign Secretary, John Bercow , former shadow International Development Secretary and David Bell , the chief inspector of schools. The discussion comes from Walton High , Milton Keynes.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: John Bercow
Unknown: David Bell
Unknown: Walton High
Unknown: Milton Keynes.
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: The Cooking Group

The four men who make up the cooking group have been meeting once a month for ten years. But with the onset of middle age their lives are falling apart. An attempt to recapture the spirit of their youth goes disastrously wrong when one of their number has to face up to the biggest crisis of all. With Mark Benton , Matthew Marsh ,
Matthew Wait and Nimmy March. By Christopher Reason. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Mark Benton
Unknown: Matthew Marsh
Unknown: Matthew Wait
Unknown: Christopher Reason.
Director: Kate Rowland

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

10/15. Scepticism, fantasy and reality: some puppets tell a story. By Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Story By: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Copysnatchers

4/4. 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

: Today in Parliament

Behind the scenes in Westminster, presented by MarkD'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Duel

5/5. By Eric Jager. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Eric Jager.

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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