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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News with Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day with Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented by: James Naughtie
Presented by: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Desert Island Discs

The artist Sam Taylor Wood , whose work David is a video portrait of David Beckham sleeping, talks to Sue Lawley about her life and work, and about the eight records that she nominates to take with her to the mythical desert island. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Artist: Sam Taylor Wood
Unknown: David Beckham

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

5/5. As Others See Us. Amusing and outrageous comments on the Scots through the ages. Written by George Rosie. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: George Rosie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Gowk Storm

By Nancy Brysson Morrison.
10/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: Random Edition ,

2/4. The Daily Mail for Saturday 22 October 1966. News of the Aberfan disaster dominated the pages that day. Peter Snow examines how the loss of life has prompted all kinds of "creative responses" over the past four decades - art and architecture, poetry and music, producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Ed Reardon's Week

3/6. Holby City. Ed is in desperate need of a new roof, so his agent, Ping, gets him an interview to write for Holby City.Written by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds, and featuring Stephanie Cole.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Writer: Christopher Douglas
Writer: Andrew Nickolds
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Christopher Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Bailiff: Martin Hyder
Pearl: Rita May
Dave: Geoffrey McOivern
Maddy: Vicki Pepperdine
Horatio: Dan Tetsell
Young doctor: Adam Shipway
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, 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

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


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

New series 1/10. Listeners'comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations selected from Roger Bolton 's mailbag and inbox and redirected towards BBC Radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WIA IOT
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedbackiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Wonderful Someone

A 16-year-old Scottish schoolgirl is planning to become a big country and western star. But it looks as though her future is in the family ice cream business. Worse still, she lacks even the basic prerequisite for Nashville-style superstardom - a troubled and tragic private life. It's time to seek out a little unhappiness. By Colin Hough.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Colin Hough.
Producer: David Jackson Young
Donna: Julie Austin
Mike: Paul Cunningham
Mum: Julie Duncanson
Dad: Riniay Weisn
Nan: Eileen McCallum
Vernon: Steven McNichol

: Changing Places

New series 1/5. Pushing up the Daisies. The green funerals movement is one of the biggest environmental groups in the country. Dylan Winter visits a woodland burial site and finds out that there are a surprising number of options for the environmentally minded funeral planner. Producer Caroline Williams


Producer: Caroline Williams

: Borderlands

5/5. The Debatable Lands. When she receives some bad news, Rona travels to the debatable lands between England and Scotland in search of silence and a space to think. But it is an encounter with a neighbour that forces her to confront her situation. By Julia Darling , read by GinaMcKee. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julia Darling

: Foreign Invaders

5/5. Why did poor quarantine procedures in France allow an aggressive Japanese seaweed, Sargassum muticum, to cross the Channel and invade waterways from the Solent to the Norwegian fjords? Tony Russell explains. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tony Russell

: Word of Mouth

7/7. 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

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/10. 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

Will mourns a friend.
For cast see page 44
Written by Tim Stimpson ; Director Rosemary Watts : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Gowk Storm

10/10. With Lisbet's help, Emmy intends to elope with Stephen - but will the best-laid plans work? 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?

Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel includes Labour backbencher Oona King. The discussion comes from William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Oona King.
Unknown: William Brookes
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A View from....

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


Producer: John Murphy

: The Friday Play: Safe

Ansh is only 13 when she witnesses a murder. Taken into a safe house under police protection, she has to learn to grow up fast. By Tracy Spottiswoode.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Tracy Spottiswoode.
Director: Alison Hindell
Ansh: Carli Hughes
Freeman: John Labanowksi
Kelly: Nickie Rainsford
Davies: Jams Thomas
Bethan: Helen Griffin
Ella: Maxine Evans
Mrs Williams: Lynn Hunter
Hughes: Giles Thomas
Katya: Tracy Spottiswoode

: 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

15/15. The knight and his squire come home; truth and fantasy find their resting place. By Miguel de Cervantes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes.

: Off the Page

New series 1/10. Matthew Parris returns with more late-night discussion and new guests.
This Green and Pleasant Land. Pauline Black , the author and lead singer with 2-Tone band the Selecter, joins
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones and Guy Walters to write about and discuss who the countryside is for. Pauline won't leave town because her colour makes her feel conspicuous. Wilfred says that rural life isn't for thin-skinned blacks. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Pauline Black
Unknown: Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
Unknown: Guy Walters
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

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


Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

5/5. By George Rosie. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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