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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Graham Kings, vicar of St Mary's, Islington.

: Fanning 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.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to jazz artist Hugh Masekela. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Artist: Hugh Masekela.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

5/5. Jennie is increasingly uncertain about her future as Tiger's personal editor and ghostwriter. But can she face giving up the ghost? By Jennie Erdal , read by Colette O'Neil. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal
Read By: Colette O'Neil.

: Act of Worship

From Edinburgh with the Rev Gillean Maclean.


Unknown: Gillean MacLean.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Open to the Public By Helen Brandom. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Helen Brandom.

: ArchRivals

A story of modern technology pitted against established craftsmanship, played out in the rarefied atmosphere of the ballet studio. Felicity Finch balances the claims of rival ballet-shoe makers who are striving to keep the world s finest dancers "on point". Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Tom Alban

: High Table, Lower Orders

New series
1/6. College has been drawn together by the death of one of its most prominent dons - celebrity TV historian, Peter Devanti. An ex-student Simon Harrison, now working for the Health and Safety Executive, begins to wonder whether Devanti's death was as straightforward as it first appeared. Comedy drama by Mark Tavener, set in a small Cambridge college. With Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West.
Producer Dawn Ellis


By: Mark Tavener
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Zoe: Sharon Small
Patricia: Rebecca Front
Dean: Michael Maloney
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
The Master: Hugh Dickson
Peter: Nicholas Boulton
Caroline: Emily Wachter
Alice: Beth Chalmers

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
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

5/10. 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 1QT ack@bbc.co.uk
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
What has Mark Damazer In store for Radio 4?. page 24


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy
Unknown: Mark Damazer

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: AfternoonPlay:NumberOneDevonshireStreet

When Jerome and his girlfriend Audrey move into their first house together it seems the only cloud on their horizon is Audrey's mother, who thinks Audrey should have stayed with golden boy, Trevor. To prove his worth,
Jerome embarks on an ambitious programme of DIY.
But pretty soon, he wishes he hadn't. Comedy drama by Conal Creedon. set in Dublin.
Producer/Director Jim Poyser


Unknown: Conal Creedon.
Director: Jim Poyser
Jerome: Alan Shortt
Audrey: Caroline Lennon
Mam: Doreen Keogh
Pascal: Del Henny
Plumber: James Scales

: ChangingPlaces

5/5. Bug Roofs. canvey island in Essex may seem an unlikely haven for wildlife but this brownf leld site is jam-packed with rare and special insects. As plans go ahead to build a business park on the site, Yvonne Ellis discovers what steps are being taken to accommodate the insects and protect their habitat. But not everyone is happy about the development, as Ellis finds out. Producer Caroline Williams


Unknown: Yvonne Ellis
Producer: Caroline Williams

: Sleepen

5/5 At the End of the Day. A man returning home from Glasgow to Euston carries a strange gift for his newborn daughter. Written by Andrew O'Hagan , read by Paul Blair. Producer Eilidh McCreadie For further details see Monday


Written By: Andrew O'Hagan
Read By: Paul Blair.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: For What It's Worth

5/5. Teapots. Lars Tharp visits Dr Johnson's House to view the teapot belonging to this fabled tea-drinker.


Unknown: Lars Tharp

: Law in Action

4/9 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

7/10 The finest topical comedy panel game known to radio. Presided over by Simon Hoggart. Recorded at the Leicester Comedy Festival.
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

Jolene fights fire with fire.
For cast see page 45
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang meets the film-maker Wes Anderson , director of The Royal Tenenbaums, and now The Life Aquatic, starring Bill Murray as a vengeful oceanographer. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Wes Anderson
Unknown: Bill Murray
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Open to the Public

5/5. David (John Wood ), one of the judges of the garden competition, has donated a prize in memory of the man he shared his house with, a relationship that was more complex than it first appears. The competition brings back painful memories. By Helen Brandom. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Helen Brandom.

: Any Questions?

This week's discussion, chaired byJonathan Dimbleby, comes from Bingham Hall , Cirencester, where an audience puts questions on topical issues to a panel. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Bingham Hall
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: The Third Soldier Holds His Thighs

Twenty five years ago the morality campaigner Mrs Mary Whitehouse brought a prosecution against Michael Bogdanov, director of the National Theatre, over the production of Howard Brenton's The Romans in Britain, which included a simulated male rape. Based on interviews, transcripts and diaries, Mark Lawson's drama-documentary reconstructs the events of this famous freedom-of-speech case from rehearsals to the sensational trial at the Old Bailey. Actors Peter Sproule and Greg Hicks appear as themselves, with Eleanor Bron as Mrs Mary Whitehouse and Simon Callow as Peter Hall.
Producer Robyn Read: Director Simon Curtis
Mark Lawson on theatre in the dock: page 123


Unknown: Mrs Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Michael Bogdanov
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Sproule
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Mrs Marv Whitehouse
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Peter Hall.
Director: Simon Curtis
Director: Mark Lawson
Mary Whitehouse: Eleanor Bron
Peter Hall: Simon Callow
Howard Brenton: Ron Cook
Greg Hicks: Himself
Peter Sproule: Himself
Michael Bogdanov: Daniel Evans
Narrator: Ewan Bailey
Ross Cornes: Jon Glover
Judge: Geoffrey Whitehead
Lord Rayne: Peter Wlckham
Geoffrey Robertson: Mark Straker

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Planet of the Apes

5/5. The final part of this sci-fi thriller by Pierre Boulle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Pierre Boulle.

: Off the Page

5/10. Animal Lovers. The novelist and former vet Manda Scott , the writer and explorer Hugh Thomson , and the chef and food writer Gerard Baker write and talk about animal lovers. With Matthew Parris. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Manda Scott
Unknown: Hugh Thomson
Unknown: Gerard Baker
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: God on My Mind

Many people with learning difficulties want their lives to have a spiritual dimension, and those with mental health problems often express similar needs. Kati Whitaker meets people from both groups who have found their own answers, in or outside traditional religion. Producer Kristine Pommert


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Kristine Pommert

: News

: Book of the Week: Ghosting

5/5. By Jennie Erdal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jennie Erdal.

: News

: World Book Club

Zadie Smith


Unknown: Zadie Smith

: News

: The Interview

: News

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