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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Novelist Alexander McCall Smith , author of the hugely popular series of books about The No 1 Ladies Detective
Agency, is Sue Lawley's castaway this weeK. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith

: Book of the Week: Mao - the UnknownStory

5/5. The Final Move. Mao's rise in the ate 1940S is unstoppable. He has married his fourth wife, the infamous Madame Mao , and, as Supreme Leader, will address the crowds at Tiananmen Gate in a flat and spluttering voice. Written by Jung Chang. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Madame Mao
Written By: Jung Chang.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Miss Mapp By EF Benson. 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Trig Happy

Trigonometry is one of the most hated subjects in school. Huw Williams ignored trig when he was being educated, but now finds that not only is it a vital tool in astronomy, map-making and navigation, it helps chemists to design new drugs, choreographers to craft new dance steps and instrument-makers to create better harps and harpsichords. Go on a journey with Huw as he gets "trig happy".


Presenter: Huw Williams
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me

New series 1/6 Lulu's Back in Town. Roy starts to feel that his place as head of the Walcott household s threatened when his wife's vivacious sister, Louisa, comes to stay. After she insists on taking his best friend, George, out for dinner, he really begins to panic. By Marcus Powell. Mike Kearsey Himself
Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Marcus Powell.
Producer: Carol Smith
Caroline: Lee Johnson
Roy: Don Warrington
Vi: Yvonne Brewster
George: Sam Kelly
Barry: George Layton
Bernadette Caroline: Lee Johnson
Victor: Marcus Powell
Louisa: Amanda Symonds

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.
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, queries and criticisms, selected by Roger Bolton , who redirects them 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]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: AfternoonPlay:InsideOut

A documentary drama about young offenders on a pre-release camping trip to the Devon Moors. When Josh decides to do a runner, it's left to his friend Mickey and a stranger on the moors to stop him making a big mistake.
Devised bv Caspar Walsh through a series of workshops with a group of young offenders in Bristol, whose voices accompany the drama.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Caspar Walsh
Director: Sara Davies
Josh: Carl Prekopp
Mickey: Mohammed George
Karen: Lisa Coleman
Bryan: Stephen Perring
Gabe: Peter Clifford
: Amir Nishpatel
Layton: Terry Tunstall
Josh's mum: Dee Sadler

: Ramblings

6/6. Cranbourne Chase , Dorset. Clare Balding joins writer and poet James Crowden for a walk on the chalk downs and cheese-making lowlands of Dorset. En route, James explains why he spent the last 20 years working as a sheep-shearer, shepherd and cider-maker, before turning to writing about the landscape and its inhabitants. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Cranbourne Chase
Unknown: James Crowden
Producer: John Byrne

: Archy and Mehitabel

5/5 Archy and Mehitabel in France. The cockroach and the "toujours gai" alley cat up sticks for Paris, where Archy is inspired by Napoleon, and Mehitabel proves
"there's more than one dance in the old dame yet". For details see Monday

: Thirty Years and More

5/5 There's an 11-year-age gap between Jack and Rhoma Aizenberg but when they met in the mid-1960s, each gradually discovered the answers to some of their most crucial internal problems. They talk to Melanie McFadyean. For details see Monday


Unknown: Rhoma Aizenberg
Unknown: Melanie McFadyean.

: Law in Action

5/10 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

7/9. Simon Hoggart chairs the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio".
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: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Shula lets off steam.
For cast see page 52 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, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Miss Mapp

10/10. Alas, Poor Puffin. Just as Tilling recovers from its royal visitation, it is shocked by the sad death of Captain Puffin. Written by EF Benson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

An audience in Redruth in Cornwall puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

17/21. 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: Chukwudebelu - Preserved of God

A dramatisation of Nigerian singer/songwriter
Ben Okafor 's experiences as a child soldier and refugee during the Biafran war of independence. Written by Justin Butcher with Ben Okafor.
Other parts played by members of the cast
Producer Beth Newell ; Director Richard Shannon


Songwriter: Ben Okafor
Unknown: Ben Okafor.
Producer: Beth Newell
Director: Richard Shannon
Narrator: Ben Okafor
Benedict Snr: Charles Abomeli
Chude: Seun Sote
Boy soldier: Nick Oshikanlu
Sally: Ola Rhodes
Amaka: Indy Okonkwo

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Notes on a Scandal

10/10. The scandal has broken and now Barbara takes
Sheba under her wing. Written by Zoe Heller and read by Barbara Flynn. For further details see Monday


Written By: Zoe Heller
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: The Copysnatchers

3/6. 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: Mao - theUnknown Story

5/5. By Jung Chang. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jung Chang.

: World Today

: Analysis

: New

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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