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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: DesertIslandDiscs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Nigel Slater , the highly regarded food writer, cook, and great believer in simple comfort food as preached in his Real Food series of recipe books. His autobiography, Toast: the Story of a Boy's Hunger, was published in 2003. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Nigel Slater

: Book of the Week: The Farm

5/5. Three years after the sale, there are four-bedroom houses where the Benson farmyard used to be. Then Richard's mother has a bright idea. By Richard Benson. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Three Women and a Wedding

By Mary Cutler.
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Secrets at Camelot

During his presidency, a veil of silence was drawn over the intimate details of John Kennedy 's life. Journalists failed to mention the scandal of his serial adultery, and research has revealed that he was dangerously ill and on a cocktail of drugs. But so strong was the myth created that JFK is still voted most popular president ever by he
American public. Anthony Howard talks to JFK s inner circle, including his adviser Theodore Sorensen. Producer Neil George


Unknown: John Kennedy
Talks: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Theodore Sorensen.
Producer: Neil George

: A Certain Age: The Brother

5/6. Tim (Simon Russell Beale) is happily running the family art business, enjoying regular buying trips to New York and quiet moments in his beloved gallery, when an unexpected letter arrives from h older brother in Australia. A series of monologues about men in their 40s, written by Lynne Truss.

BBC Audio: Lynne Truss's complete series of monologues for women, also entitled A Certain Age, is available on audio cassette and CD from [web address removed] and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Writer: Lynne Truss
Music: Rex Brouair
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Tim: Simon Russell Beale

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoure@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: TheWorldatOne

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Listeners' comments, gueries and criticisms, selected by Roger Bolton , who redirects them towards BBC Radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10
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: Monogamy

Craig Baxter 's play takes the desiccated corpse of a dead relationship and, by telling the story of its demise backwards, resurrects it back to the vibrant hopefulness of its first kiss. _ , Joseph Millson
Producer/Director Liz Webb


Unknown: Craig Baxter
Unknown: Joseph Millson
Director: Liz Webb
Emma: Caroline Fitzgerald
Other parts played by: Harry Myers
Paul: Joseph Mlllson

: Ramblings

4/6 Lepton, West Yorkshire. Clare Balding sets out in the company of local historian and surnames expert
George Redmonds. As they wander through the lanes of the medieval township of Lepton in West Yorkshire she discovers the intriguing meanings and stories behind the names of places and people. producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: George Redmonds.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Dreaming Alice: Mabel

5/5 Mabel. By Sara Maitland. Mabel has to answer a set of questions every day. The day of the week isn't too difficult - always worth a guess. The hard one is: "What's your name?" Read by Daphne Neville.


Author: Sara Maitland
Reader: Daphne Neville

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

5/5 Nevern and the Showgirl. David McKie makes a pilgrimage to a village pub in Pembrokeshire to unearth the story of the late landlady, the extraordinary Pamela Cushla le Poer Davidson. Her colourful adventures included performing as a nude trapeze artist in Soho and fleeing the unwelcome ardour of Joseph Goebbels in Germany. For details see Monday


Unknown: David McKie
Unknown: Pamela Cushla
Unknown: Poer Davidson.
Unknown: Joseph Goebbels

: Law in Action

3/10 The series that cross-examines the law and legal system, with presenter Clive Coleman analysing the major legal stories and uncovering the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Producer Jane Beresford


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jane Beresford

: 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 News Quiz

5/9. Francis Wheen , Alan Coren and other special guests 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 at 12.30pm
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: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Matt pulls a sickie.
For cast see page 45 Written by Joanna Toye ; Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Mark Lawson.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Three Women and a Wedding

5/5. The date approaches and the "best man" question is pressing, so Sylvia puts Harvey through his paces, with unexpected results on all sides. By Mary Cutler. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Any Questions?

The topical discussion programme comes from Morpeth, Northumberland this week. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

15/21. 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: Seven Minutes to Midnight

In 1980, nine-year-old Janet was left by her mother in a crumbling rural commune. More than 20 years later, she remembers four tumultuous years in her childhood. By Lucy Catherine.
Director Lucy Baldwyn


Unknown: Lucy Catherine.
Director: Lucy Baldwyn
Adult Janet: Lucy Akhurst
Child Janet: Louisa Lytton
Melvyn: Michael Maloney
Sorrel: Rosie Wiggins
Val: Claire Rushbrook
Linda: Rebecca Callard
Juliet: Wendy Nottingham
Inspector: Stephen Critchlow

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

10/10. The stories of The History of Love come together in the final, poignant episode of Nicole Krauss 's ground-breaking new novel. Readers are Warren Mitchell , Vicki Simon , Jesse Stecklow and Sara Kestelman. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Nicole Krauss
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Vicki Simon
Unknown: Jesse Stecklow
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.

: The Copysnatchers

New series 1/6. David Aaronovitch hosts the Friday-night talk show that invites guests from around the world to observe, parody and dissect the habits of the British from a foreign perspective. Executive producer Rebecca Asher


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Rebecca Asher

: Today in Parliament

The day's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the Committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Parliament. With Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The Farm

5/5. By Richard Benson. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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