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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and Alicia McCarthy.
7.48 Thought for the DayWith Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy.

: Desert Island Discs

The dramatist Stephen Poliakoff talks to Sue Lawley about his life and career, and about the music he chooses to take to the mythical desert island.


Talks: Stephen Poliakoff

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

5/5. Towards the end of his first year in East Anglia, nature writer Richard Mabey sets out for Breckland "to listen to nightjars, whose churring song is the epitome or hot summer dusks". By Richard Mabey. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Richard Mabey.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Trilby

By George du Maurier.
10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Downstream from Riverdance

Overnight sensations seldom last in the world of showbusiness. Ten years ago, the Irish dance
Phenomenon Riverdance burst onto a Dublin stage leaving audiences gasping in wonderment. Today the show continues to sell out around the world, exciting new audiences. Gerry Anderson reflects on the secrets of Riverdance's Success. Producer Maggie Doyle


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Maggie Doyle

: High Table, Lower Orders

5/6. Following the attempted poisoning of Zoe, Simon steps up his search for the killer. Meanwhile, the fellows not only have to cope with "ghastly" television people crawling over the college while filming a tribute to tne victim, but also the Bursar trying to create a fellowship in business studies. Comedy drama by Mark Tavener. set in a small Cambridge college.


Writer: Mark Tavener.
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Zoe: Sharon Small
Patricia: Rebecca Front
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dean: Michael Maloney
Caroline: Emily Wachter
John/Peter: Nicholas Boulton
Mark: Laurence Howarth
Joe: Martin Hyder

: You and Yours

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

9/10. 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 Kathleen Griffin 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: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: You Had to Be There

By Simon Brett. Dan is, or was, a writer of sitcoms. His tendency to borrow material from family life has put an end to his marriage. But now he has a new girl, and, tun or anticipation, he packs to move in with her....
Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Dan: Stephen Moore

: Ramblings

4/5. Suffolk. Sports journalist Simon Barnes explains to Clare Balding why walking allows him to indulge in his lifelong love of birds, while rambling along the Suffolk coast from Walberswick to Dunwich. Can he turn someone who has difficulty in distinguishing a peregrine falcon from a duck into a birdwatcher? producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Simon Barnes
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Write to Perform

5/5. Haberdashery. After many years harbouring a secret love for Evelyn, Leo makes one last personal and very Poignant gesture. Written and read by Billy Roche.
For details see Monday


Read By: Billy Roche.

: Freudian Slips

5/5 The Joke Book. In Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious, Freud explained why the joke, like the dream, provides a window to the unconscious. Lisa Appignanesi talks to therapist-turned-comedian Inder Manocha and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips to find out why we laugh and why we give ourselves away in jokes, and asks if there is a place for humour on the therapist's couch. For details see Monday


Talks: Lisa Appignanesi
Unknown: Inder Manocha
Unknown: Adam Phillips

: Law in Action

8/9. 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 Now Show

RT CHOICE New series 1/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis front the topical sketch show, with Mitch Benn providing the music, Marcus Brigstocke being angry/middle class, Laura Shavin being a properly trained actress and Jon Holmes being picked on for being short. This first series of 2005 has been especially extended to cover the expected general election.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Highlights from the first series of The Now Show are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]19


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Music: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Emma comes to Kenton's rescue.
For cast see page 45
Written by Simon Frith ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, With Kirsty Lang. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Trilby

10/10. Broken-hearted, Trilby returns to England with Billee and tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But
Svengali's spell is still upon her. By George du Maurier. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George du Maurier.

: Any Questions?

Former home secretary David Blunkett is on the panel discussing issues put by an audience at the Sheffield Hallam University. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

3/13. Every week, former MP and veteran broadcaster Brian Walden reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Death at the Bed End

Steve Wakelam's play is a detective story based on true events that followed the publication of Mrs Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte, when she was threatened with libel.


Writer: Steve Wakelam
Producer/Director: Janet Whitaker
Jack Down: Kenneth Cranham
Patrick Bronte: James Greene
Mr Nicholls: Stephen Hogan
Harry: Declan Wilson
Betty: Shirley Dixon
Dr Crosby: Geoffrey Whitehead
Martha: Helen Longworth
Sugden: Steve Hodson
Grundy: Philip Fox

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Budget Statement

A response from the Liberal Democrats.

: Book at Bedtime

: A Short History of Tractors
In Ukrainian
10/10. Reconciliation and a new arrival as Nikolai prepares for the next phase of his long and chequered life. By Marina Lewycka. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Marina Lewycka.

: Off the Page

9/10. Lost Opportunities. Struggling to put a brave face on proceedings are writers Patrick Neate , Ros Taylor and Zinovy Zinik , as they chew over the one that got away. With Matthew ParriS. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Patrick Neate
Unknown: Ros Taylor
Unknown: Zinovy Zinik
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Mark 'D'Arcy
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Nature Cure

5/5. By Richard Mabey. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Mabey.

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

: Controlling Science


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