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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: 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.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepmster.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepmster.

: Desert Island Discs

Another guest castaway talks to Sue Lawley about their life, career and choice of music.

: Act of Worship

Led by Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Book of the Week:Chernobyl strawberries

5/5. England My England. Vesna Goldsworthy explores her cultural identity and reflects on living with cancer and its impact on her family. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 Passover By Margaret Wilkinson.
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Editor Jill Burridge


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Where the Wild Kids Are

- The early 1970s saw numerous experiments in alternative ways of living, but few as intriguing as group of communes whose members decided that the children would be raised collectively. To reinforce this idea all the children were given the same surname: Wild.
Gerry Kennedy tracks down the Wild kids to see how they turned out. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: King Street Junior Revisited ..

5/6. Turning the Tables, The move up from Junior to High
School - a step too far, it seems, for a former pupil. Written by Jim Eldridqe.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Written By: Jim Eldridqe.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Maxwell: Michael Cochrane
Miss Featherstone: Teresa Gallagher
MrLong: Paul Copley
Miss Reid: Jacqueline Beatty
Mrs Khan: Janice Acquah
Jack: Bill Wallis
Mrs Morgan: Jemma Churchill
Quiz Mistress: Jemma Churchill

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Wane.
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

: Election Call

The programme that gives listeners the chance to put their views on the general election direct to a leading politician. Producer Martin Rosenbaum
PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 12 noon


Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Little Queen of England

Harriet wants to play and her dad wants to watch
Norwich. Her mum, Rachel, is quite happy to create fantasies, but make-believe and lies are sometimes too close for comfort. A comedy by Rob John.
Director Roland Jaquarello


Comedy By: Rob John.
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Harriet: Elana Binysh
Rachel: Victoria Hamilton
Colin: Lee Ross
AA Man: Jon Glover
DJ: Jon Glover

: Changing Places

4/6. Wilderness Park. Much of the small amount of Britain's true wilderness is in private ownership on Scottish highlands estates. One enterprising landowner,
Paul Lister , has a vision to reintroduce wolves, lynx and other former native species to his land. Dylan Winter explores whether it is possible to realise Lister's s dreams and create Europe's first wilderness game reserve. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Paul Lister
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Brighton Women

5/5. A Place in the Sun. A celebration of the life of Grace Eyre Woodhead , who helped to pioneer care in me community. Written by Nicky Singer and read by Rachel Atkins , David Collngs and Jenny Funnell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Grace Eyre Woodhead
Written By: Nicky Singer
Read By: Rachel Atkins
Read By: David Collngs
Read By: Jenny Funnell.

: Routemasters

5/5. The Road Hump. Love them or hate them, road humps have a secret history, as Joe Kerr uncovers on a journey which takes him from Blackbird Leys council estate near Oxford - where the Prototype hump was first tested in Britain - to Delft in the 1960s and the philosophy of the Dutch Woonerf as pioneered by Joost Vahl.
Producer Hilary Dunn


Presenter: Joe Kerr
Dutch Architect/Urbanist: Joost Vahl
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Continuing the series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. With Michael Rosen.
Producer Paul Dodason Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Paul Dodason

: The Message

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


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

7/8. This could be your last chance to have your voting intentions misinformed by the satirical stylings of Steve Punt. Hugh Dennis and the rest of the gang. If you're already bored to death of elections they promise to have something special for you too, with tiny Jon Holmes scouring local newspapers and the interweb to find the funny outside of Westminster.
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: Jon Holmes
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

The rivalry deepens at Home Farm.
For cast see page 40 Written by Carole Solazzo ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Solazzo
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Passover

5/5. Mama's No-Fail Traditional Passover Walnut Cake Moe makes a big announcement, which leaves Lillian speechless and Irving literally struggling to breathe. By Margaret Wilkinson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson.

: Any Questions?

This week's panel includes Neil Kinnock , Labour peer;
Chris Patten , Conservative peer; and David Steel , Liberal Democrat peer. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at the Holy Trinity Church of England
School, Crawley, West Sussex, puts questions to the panel on the issues of the week.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

9/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MR presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: King Trash

I A story of menace, mendacity and malice set amid the landfill sites of outer London. Written and directed by Mike Hodges , starring George Sewell and Cherie Lunghi.
Producer Roger Elsgood


Directed By: Mike Hodges
Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Cherie Lunghi.
Producer: Roger Elsgood
King Trash: George Sewell
Honey: Cherie Lunghl
InspHoban: Michael Culkin
Clint: Burn Gorman
Johnny: Paul Reynolds
Vera: Tessa Worsley
Polly: Daisy Beaumont
Eddy: John Surman
Ginger: Bruce Byron
Vic/Policeman: Darren Soul
Yocker: Dave Alexander
Craig: Frank Dooley Boyle
The Nurse: Jessica Treen
Sammy: Geoff Bell
Old Bum: Geoff Bell

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin LUStig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of the United Kingdom Independence Party.

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

5/10. Whilst Delaney becomes increasingly concerned about the illegal campers in the National Park, his wife fears for the value of real estate in the affluent California hills and resolves to do something about the itinerant jobseekers. By TC Boyle. Forfurther details see Monday

: Great Lives

5/10. Mozart. The children's laureate, Michael Morpurgo , chooses Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as his great life.
Stephen Johnson offers the biographical details, while Francine Stock is the presenter. Producer Miles warde


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Ay Mariachi!

Neil McCarthy descends into the meaning, madness and music of mariachi, and meets the hustling troubadours in sequined suits whose songs of love and pain are inseparable from Mexican life. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Neil McCarthy
Producer: Mark Burman

: News

: Book of the Week: Chernobyl Strawberries

5/5. Vesna Goldsworthy 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy

: World Today

: Analysis

: News '

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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