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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Gordon Graham , professor of moral philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.


Unknown: Gordon Graham

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

The historian, author, broadcaster and expert on the Tudor monarchy Dr David Starkey talks to Sue Lawley. See Choices on page 118.
Shortened repeat from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Dr David Starkey

: Book of the Week: Evening in the Palace of Reason

5/5. "Old Bach" takes on the musical challenge offered to him by Frederick the Great and produces his dazzling work, The Musical Offering. Written byJames Gaines and read by Bill Paterson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written Byjames: James Gaines
Read By: Bill Paterson.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: From Arial to Wide Latin

rWe see Times New Roman in the newspaper, Verdana on our email, and Comic Sans is the popular choice for a party invitation. We instantly recognise the fonts used by the world's biggest brands. Ian Peacock explores how the fonts we choose are sending secret, subliminal messages about who we are, and argues that the fonts we dress our words in are as much a fashion statement as the clothes we wear. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producer: Erika Wright

: Ed Reardon's Week

6/6. King of the Road.Ed's past is catching up with him, but it turns out to be an unexpected blessing.Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Writer: Christopher Douglas
Writer: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Jake: George Dalton
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Jeremy: Martyn Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
Receptionist: Alice Lowe
Newsreader: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursi5bbc.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

: Feedback

4/10. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries, 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]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rubato

What happens when two parents base their lives around their child prodigy of a daughter, who is a gifted violinist? What happens when, one day, that daughter rebels against both teacher and parents, puts down her violin and refuses to play?


Writer: Philip Palmer
Violin: Sonia Slany
Producer/Director: Carol Bayne
Amy: Stephanie Fearon
Isobel: Tilly Vosburgh
Ralph: Ray Fearon
Alistair: Nicholas Farrell

: Changing Places

4/5. Green Gyms. Instead of rowing machines and treadmills, people have taken to cutting down trees and raking leaves to get fit. The idea of improving the environment without the need for Lycra or expensive gym memberships has grown over the last eight years. Dylan Winter packs his wellies and joins a session with the Rochdale group. Producer Caroline Williams


Unknown: Dylan Winter
Producer: Caroline Williams

: Wild Ways

5/5. A Spectacular View. "Linda spread her arms and stretched in the heat. She felt wonderful, well-fed, well-holidayed." By Kate Pullinger and read by Jenny Coverack. Producer Christine Hall For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Pullinger
Read By: Jenny Coverack.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Radio Rage

5/5. Parda Faash. This muck-raking expose on Indian community radio has had crooked officials diving for cover. Most of the reporters on Parda Faash or Lifting the Veil are illiterate, yet their programmes have exposed many scams, from unpaid wages to the embezzlement of aid money. With Lucy Ash. For details see Monday


Unknown: Parda Faash.
Unknown: Lucy Ash.

: Law in Action

3/9. The programme that cross-examines the law and the legal system continues to unpick the complex world of international law and analyse the week's legal stories. 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

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

6/10. Wade through the week's biggest (and smallest) news stories in the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. Presided over by 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

Ed's usurped at Grange Farm.
For cast see page 41
Written by Jo Toye : Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Jo Toye
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks at the life and legacy of playwright, novelist, painter and photographer August Strindberg in the light of an exhibition of his art at Tate Modern and a new National Theatre production of A Dream Play, in a version by Caryl Churchill. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Caryl Churchill.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Tristram Shandy

10/10. Widow Wadman finally discovers where uncle Toby got his wound and Tristram brings his life story to a surprising conclusion. By Laurence Sterne. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: Any Questions?

Alun Michael , minister for rural affairs, is among the panellists this week at Framlingham, Suffolk. The discussion is chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Alun Michael
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A View from....

Every week, an international broadcaster reflects on the latest developments in their part of the world. This week's speaker is Robert Hodierne , editor of many publications about, and for, the American armed forces.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Robert Hodierne
Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Friday Play: Church

2/2. An Anglican bishop struggles to come to terms with the outina of one of his clerav. Bv Richard Monks
Other roles played by Stephen Hogan Producer/Director Sally Avens


Played By: Stephen Hogan
Director: Sally Avens
Bishop: Benjamin Whitrow
David: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Archbishop: Hugh Dickson
Joyce: Amy Brown
Colin: Philip Fox
DCO (Peter): Rob Hastie
Margaret: Annette Badland
Robert: Andrew Garfield
Andy: Nick Boulton
Carol: Emily Wachter
Archdeacon: Ian Hughes
Gavin: Stuart McLoughlin
Clive: Jason Chan
Registrar: Ndidi Del Fatti

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

10/10. Jaja has been imprisoned for Papa's murder. But his release is near and Kambili plans a future of love, laughter and - purple hibiscus. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi

: Off the Page

4/10. The King is Dead. Serbia, Cuba and the Tory party all feature heavily in the thoughts of Misha Glenny ,
Richard Gott and Daisy Sampson. The king is dead, long live the king. With Matthew Parris. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Richard Gott
Unknown: Daisy Sampson.
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

Behind the scenes in Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Evening in the Palace of Reason

5/5. By James Gaines. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Gaines.

: News

: Poems by Post

: News

: The Interview

: News

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