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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Desert Island Discs

The comedian Ruby Wax chooses her favourite eight records to take to the mythical island this week. She talks to Sue Lawley about her life and career and what the music means to her. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: The Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

5/5. Time is nearly up as Cobbett pens a last register. But even at the farm on his death-bed some merriment shines through. Written by Richard Ingrams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Richard Ingrams.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , from Cardiff.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Reef By Edith Wharton. 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: The Rise and Fall of Confidential Magazine

The veteran American broadcaster, Bob Booker , tells the inside story of Confidential magazine, the scandal sheet that rocked Hollywood in the 1950s and spawned the tabloid era, with its promise to "tell the facts and name the names". Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Bob Booker
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me

2/6. 1 Get Along without You Very Well. When Barry wife leaves him for another man, Roy thinks he knows the best way to get her back. But. at 2am and after many fortifying glasses of rum, it's not looking so good. By Marcus Powen.
Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Marcus Powen.
Producer: Carol Smith
Roy: Don Warrington
Vi: Yvonne Brewster
George: Sam Kelly
Barry: George Layton
Bernadette Caroline: Lee Johnson
Mike: Kearsey Himself

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
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 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]800 email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stamp Collecting with Legs

Alan has spent six months pretending to spend his weekends involved in the unusual hobby of letterboxing on Dartmoor, following clues to locate plastic containers hidden in holes or under rocks, inside which is a visitors' book that the hobbyist must mark with a personalised rubber stamp. But he's really been lazing about with a mate. When his lie threatens to be exposed, he rushes to the moor to try to make his lie believable - with the help of some real-life letterboxers. Written by and starring
Producer/Director Liz Webb


Director: Liz Webb
Alan Francis: Barnaby Power
Alan: Alan Francis
Peter: Barnady Power
Other voices from: Dartmoor Letterboxers

: Veg Talk

New series 1/9. Garrulous greengrocers
Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks return to celebrate the best of summer fruit and veg. Their guest this week is one of the top chefs working in the UK today, Jean-Christophe Novelli. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30PM
Alan Titchmarsh on "proper gardening": page 34


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Jean-Christophe Novelli.
Producer: Paula McGinley
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Theories of Relativity

5/5. Sunseeker. A retired scientist conducts a final physics experiment when she sends a postcard to her family from beyond the grave. Written by Paul Magrs and read by John Paul Hurley. For details see Monday


Written By: Paul Magrs
Read By: John Paul Hurley.

: The Real Frasiers

5/5 Raj Persaud 's last look at radio psychiatrists and psychologists around the world focuses on Kenya's Dr Frank Njenga and how he deals with the topic of homosexuality, which is illegal there. For details see Monday


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Frank Njenga

: Law In Action

6/10. 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

8/9. Andy Hamilton and Alan Coren are among the panellists wading through the week's news in the "finest topical comedy panel game known to radio". Chaired by Simon Hoggart. producer Katie Tyrrell
(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 [web address removed] and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Panellist: Andy Hamilton
Panellist: Alan Coren
Chairman: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Division spreads to Brookfield.
For cast see page 39
Written by Tim Stimpson ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Reef

5/10. Darrow sets out to persuade Sophie to leave Givre, but discovers affairs are much more complicated than he had realised. Edith Wharton explores the consequences of momentary pleasures in one of her most accomplished novels. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edith Wharton

: Any Questions?

The topical discussion programme comes from Kendal in Cumbria, this week, and the panel includes the former Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Robin Cook.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

18/21. 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: Running Away with theHairdresser

It's nearly a year since Catrin returned from Thailand, after a bomb in a nightclub killed her boyfriend and brought their holiday to a tragic end. Now she feels trapped in her Welsh village, but it isn't simply grief that is holding her back. Written by Helen Raynor.
Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Written By: Helen Raynor.
Director: Alison Hindell
Catrin: Mall Harries
Rhys: Oliver Wood
Mum: Maxine Evans
Sugar: Catrin Rhys

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Julian Worricker. Editor Alistair Burnett


Introduced By: Julian Worricker.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Starlight

5/10. As Mr Starlight becomes a huge hit in the USA, Cledwyn, who feels left behind, decides to return to
England. "You telling all to the newspapers? I'll bet you got some weird stuff on him. He's not quite right is he?" By Laurie Graham. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Laurie Graham.

: The Copysnatchers

4/6. 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 Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

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


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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