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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie. 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 Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites the vice-chancellor of Cambridge
University, Alison Richard , to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island.


Unknown: Alison Richard

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Book of the Week: A Tale of Love andDarkness

5/5. The establishment of the state of Israel heralds a whole new set of problems for the Jewish people, ana Amos has more than his fair share. By Amos Oz. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Amos Oz.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Trilby Dramatised from George du Mauner novel by Melissa Murray.
5/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: George du Mauner
Novel By: Melissa Murray.

: Designed in Britain, Built in Japan

Corinne Julius looks at how English designers are breathing new life into traditional areas of Japanese design. She follows the progress of Thomas Heatherwick as he attempts to build a Buddhist temple in Kagoshima and Dan Pearson as he creates a millennium forest in Hokkaido. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Corinne Julius
Unknown: Thomas Heatherwick
Unknown: Dan Pearson

: High Table, Lower Orders

4/6. As the Fellows adjust to Gilbert becoming the new Master, Simon finds himself in the awkward position of having to inspect the college chapel for the Health and Safety office, while at the same time trying to identify Peter Devanti 's murderer. Comedy drama by Mark Tavener , set in a small Cambridge college.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Writer: Mark Tavener
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Zoe: Sharon Small
Patricia: Rebecca Front
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Dean: Michael Maloney
Caroline: Emily Wachter
John/Reuben: Nicholas Boulton
Alice: Beth Chalmers
Leonard: Stephen Hogan

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Mark Mardell. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Mark Mardell.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

8/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, selected from Roger Bolton 's mailbag and inbox and redirected towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Wedding Vortex

When Esther starts to plan her wedding she doesn t realise how many choices are involved. Nor how many other people want to make those choices for her. Written by Elizabeth Lewis.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Written By: Elizabeth Lewis.
Director: Alison Hindell
Esther: Lisa Coleman
Evelina: Penny Downie
Miss Lovelace: Eiry Thomas
Beatrice: Manon Edwards
Kiki: Lesley Rooney
Katie: Sara McGaughey
Jack: Richard Mitchley
Paul: Richard Nichols

: Ramblings

r 3/5. Shropshire. Clare Balding joins a group in Shropshire who have discovered that walking can greatly benefit those suffering from mental illness.
Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Victoria Goes to Ambridge

5/5. This final instalment of Victoria Wood's Archers spoof, which includes an omnibus of the previous four episodes, features a special guest appearance by the celebrity voted for by listeners over the past four days.
Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn Rptd on Saturday at 9.45am


Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn Rptd

: Animal Magic

5/5. Rebecca Stott looks at how some of the creatures that disqust us the most are indispensable to modern science.
Oysters Ancient oyster shells can tell archaeologists about prehistoric ways of life. They can also help to chart the past and predict the future of climate change. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rebecca Stott

: Law In Action

7/9 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

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

10/10 Join Jeremy Hardy , Alan Coren and the other panellists as they wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories in the finest topical comedy game show known to radio. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A fourth 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: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Bruno hears some home truths. For cast see page 48
Written by Simon Frith : Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

The verdict on English National Opera's new production of Leonard Bernstein 's On the Town, perhaps best known from the 1949 film, which starred Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as sailors with a day's leave in New York City. With Kirsty Lang. producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Trilby

5/10. Trilby has accepted Billee's proposal of marriage and a new life in England, but is desperately uncertain whether this would be the right thing for her. By George du Maurier. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at the Clarendon College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, puts questions on the issues of the week.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

2/13 Former MP and veteran broadcaster Brian Walden reflects on an issue in the news this week. Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Last Loves

- A compelling drama about love among the elderly in a residential home, inspired by true stories. By Rony Robinson
, with original songs by Sally Goldsmith.
Singers Violetta Hall , Rosa Allender , Joan Crookes , Jill Eke , Monica Mellon Jim Russell , Tony Smith : Pianist Julie Crookes Director Pauline Harris


Stories By: Rony Robinson
Songs By: Sally Goldsmith.
Singers: Violetta Hall
Singers: Rosa Allender
Singers: Joan Crookes
Singers: Jill Eke
Singers: Monica Mellon
Singers: Jim Russell
Pianist: Tony Smith
Pianist: Julie Crookes
Director: Pauline Harris
Paul: Richard Wilson
Kate: June Broughton
Mo: Barbara Marten
Bob: Peter Martin

: The World Tonight

Robin Lustig presents live from China on the emerging
Asian giant's growing influence in the world, as part of the BBC's special coverage for China Week. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Unknown: China Week.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

5/10. Everyone has a cunning plan as Marina Lewycka 's revealing portrait of a marriage of convenience continues. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka

: Off the Page

8/10. How Long Is a Piece of String? Joining Matthew Parris to discuss a world gone mad on measuring are novelist
Susannah Jowitt , financial journalist Jasmine Birties and David Boyle , author of The Tyranny of Numbers. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Susannah Jowitt
Unknown: Jasmine Birties
Unknown: David Boyle
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

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


Producer: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: A Tale of Love andDarkness

5/5. By Amos Oz. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Amos Oz.

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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