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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
9.00 Desert Island Discs
Sue Lawley talks to Dr Jonathan Miller. Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.

: Book of the Week: The Fringes of Power

5/5. August 1944 - May 1945. The liberation of Paris heralds the eventual collapse of Germany and the end of the war in Europe. Jamie Bamber reads from John Colville 's diaries, written while he was private secretary to Winston Churchill. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Colville
Unknown: Winston Churchill.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Early Viewing Recommended

5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt7.45pm

: Random Edition

3/4. The Ipswich Gazette for 8-15 October 1736. Peter Snow examines the widespread evasion of the 1736 Gin Act, designed to tackle binge drinking. The Gazette also carries news of the famous bone-setter "Crazy Sally"
Mapp and informs its readers that the great Farinelli, one of the highest-paid singers in history, is in London. Producer Andrew Green


Producer: Andrew Green

: Ed Reardon's Week

RT. The Old Lock-Keeper. Has Ed's big break finally come when he takes over the Old Lock-Keeper column? 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
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
Sally: Sally Grace
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Jacqui: Emma Kennedy
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivem
Emily: Alice Lowe
The vicar: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed]email:youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: 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

2/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, gueries, criticisms and congratulations from his mailbag and inbox, and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fighting for Words

Manchester 1953. A history teacher befriends a wayward pupil - and the past and present unexpectedly collide. Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Written By: Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Director: Claire Grove
Liza: Ellie Haddington
Thomas: Samuel Barnett
Helen: Holly Grainger
Doris: Marlene Sidaway
Dr Goldstein: Rod Arthur
james: Andrew Knott

: Changing Places

2/5. Pocket Parks. These are small areas of land managed by local communities. Dylan Winter visits
Northamptonshire, the home of the pocket park, and discovers that they're as varied as volunteers make them and demand a high level of dedication and enthusiasm from their community "keepers", producer Brett westwood

: Second Generation

5/5. The Horse. A story about the power of words.
By Rana Dasgupta , read by Julius D'Silva. For details see Mon


Unknown: Rana Dasgupta
Read By: Julius D'Silva.

: How Strange the Change

5/5. Chopping and Changing. A look at the factors that prompt composers to write music in specific keys, and a spot test in an orchestra that reveals that string players go for sharps while the brass prefer flats. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

New series 1/9. The legal affairs series returns, reporting on the key law and order questions of the day as well as unpicking the complex world of international law. Presented by Clive Coleman. Producer Jim Frank


Presented By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Jim Frank

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests discuss how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

4/10. 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 , Francis Wheen and Alan Coren. 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
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Usha broadens her horizons.
For cast see page 41
Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Early Viewing Recommended

5/5. Leaving This Land. When their grandmother is forced to leave the house where she has always lived in order to go into a home, Jo comes into conflict with her sister Ceri. By Emma Reeves.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emma Reeves.
Young Blodwyn: Slrio) Jenkins
Blodwyn: Jennifer Hill
Jo: Ruth Jones
Ceri: Cler Stephens

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby 's panel includes Nicholas Soames , shadow Defence Secretary, and Menzies Campbell , deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and chief foreign affairs spokesman. The discussion programme comes from Horsenden Primary School, London. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Nicholas Soames
Unknown: Menzies Campbell
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: Folie a Trois

Three women live together in an ordinary suburban street in the west of Scotland. After a chance encounter with a street evangelist, the youngest decides not to face the 21st century and the threat of imminent apocalypse, and sets out to persuade the others to join her. But how will they do it and what happens if one of them changes her mind? They also decide to keep the curtains open in case they miss the spectacle of cosmic disintegration. A truthful and darkly funny play, based on true events, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. By Sarah Wooley.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Sarah Wooley.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Minnie: Molly Innes
Aggie: Eileen McCallum
Colleen: Colette O'Neil
Preacher: Chris Young

: 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: Passionate Encounters -a Selection of Stories by Stefan Zweig

5/5. The Invisible Collection: an Episode of the Inflation
Period in Germany. Corin Redgrave and Jonathan Cullen read a story set in the desperate days of the late 1920s about an obsessive and parsimonious art collector. Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul , abridged by Cathy Stewart. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Cullen
Unknown: Cedar Paul
Abridged By: Cathy Stewart.

: Off the Page

2/10. Flirting. The origins of the word "flirting" are ancient and obscure, and accurate synonyms are thin on the ground, but we all understand what it means - or do we? Tonight's guests, Margi Clarke , Peggy Reynolds and Martin Newell , discuss the misunderstandings surrounding the secret language Of love. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Margi Clarke
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Martin Newell
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: The Fringes of Power

5/5. ByJohnColville. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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