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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

Chief scientific adviser to the Government, Professor bir David King joins Sue Lawley. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: David King

: Book of the Week: On Being African

5/5. Black Gold of the Sun. By Ekow Eshun. Aged 33, the British-born journalist tackled the vexed question where are you from?" with a trip back to his parents homeland of Ghana, where he had lived for three years as a child, before returning to the playground taunts and endemic racism of Britain in the 1970s. Read by Israel Aduramo. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ekow Eshun.

: Act of Worship

Led by Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Backwood Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks. 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh

Commentary on the second day's play in the First Test at
Lord's. Including at 12.35pm Talking Point, remembering the former England batsman and Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev Lord David Sheppard. And at 3.10 Cricket scene.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time-


Unknown: Lord David Sheppard.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Roar!

More than half the sounds in a wildlife documentary are artificially generated. Be prepared for a few surprises as Simon Fanshawe lifts the lid on some of the bizarre techniques used to mimic the noises of the natural world. Find out why created audio is often superior to the real thing and why a pillowcase full of cornflour and a pair of rubber gloves are essential props in the BBC Natural History Unit's dubbing theatre. Producer Alison Ayres


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Alison Ayres

: A Certain Age

3/6. The Husband. Andy (Peter Capaldi ) is in hospital recovering from a nasty adhesion, and looking forward to returning to his nice modern home, nice clever wife and nice successful business. After all, he is his wife's rock and she'd be lost without his constant support. A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss. Producer Dawn Ellis BBC AUDIO: Lynne Truss's complete series of monologues for women, also entitled A Certain Age, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Written By: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: 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 Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Listeners' comments, selected by Roger Bolton , wno redirects them towards BBC Radio programme 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: Forty-Seven Roses

A dramatisation of Peter Sheridan 's memoir of how ne coped with his father's unexpected death as well as the realisation that the Englishwoman who spent summers with them in Dublin when he was a boy was actually havina an affair with his father. Even more surprising was the discovery that his mother knew all about it. Producer/Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Peter Sheridan
Director: Tanya Nash
Peter: Liam Cunningham
Anna: Maria McDermottroe
Doris: Angela Pleasence
Dymphna: Stella McCusker

: Ramblings

2/6. In the company of lyricist Tim Rice and his two friends, presenter Clare Balding strides out along the north Lincolnshire coast. For nearly ten years the trio have been walking the routes that link England's cardinal points, north, south, east and west. As they approach the end of an impressive odyssey they reveal to Clare what achieving this long-standing personal L goal means to them all. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Tim Rice
Presenter: Clare Balding
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Poor, Obscure, Plain and Little

5/5 The Secret Diary of Mrs Rochester. A satirical look at the continuing marriage of the Rochesters after "Reader, I marked him". By Clare Boylan , read by Helen Longworth. For details see Monday


Unknown: Clare Boylan
Read By: Helen Longworth.

: Africa's Fourth Estate

5/5 Adam Lusekelo meets Mahta Ba, one of the driving forces behind the internet revolution that has enabled parts of the continent to leapfrog into the 21st century and he argues, play a vital role in Africa's future economic and political development. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo

: Law in Action

New series 1/10 The agenda-setting cross-examination of the law and legal system returns, with presenter Clive Coleman analysing the major legal stories and uncovering the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank


Presenter: 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

until 5.30 News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/9. Join the panellists as they wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. Producer Katie Tyrell Repeated tomorrow at12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A fourth volume of highlights 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 Tyrell

: The Archers

Jennifer lends a supportive ear. For cast see page 47
Written by Nawal Gadalla ; Director Keri Davies ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Backward Shadow

10/10. After the fire, Jane and Dottie have cleaned up the shop but Henry's death brings a crisis to their lives. By Lynne Reid Banks.
For cast and futher details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Any Questions?

An audience in East Preston, West Sussex, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes Michael Gove columnist for The Times. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


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

: A Point of View

Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, 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: Lie Down Comic

By John Mortimer. The heartwarming story of a comedian who befriends one of his female fans. She is dying and raging against it. The two are initially at odds but eventually find inspiration in one another's company. Starring Sinead Cusack.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Sinead Cusack.
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Jo: Sinead Cusack
Tickety-Boo: Alison Pettitt
Nat: Tom Hollander
Christine: Tilly Gaunt

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Mrs Sartoris

5/5. When you are left empty-handed and the family is threatened, then revenge is often the order of the day. Written by Elke Schmitter. For further details see Monday


Written By: Elke Schmitter.

: Great Lives

9/10. Ronald Reagan. Lord Powell, formerly Margaret Thatcher 's adviser on foreign affairs, nominates the former American president for great life status. Reagan's official biographer, Edmund Morris , joins presenter Francine Stock to discuss an astonishing and controversial life. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Ronald Reagan.
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Edmund Morris
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates at Westminster, plus reports from
Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: On Being African

5/5. Black Gold of the Sun. By Ekow Eshun. Rptd from 9.45am


Unknown: Ekow Eshun.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The interview

: News

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