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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Today

With Tim Franks and Edward Stourton.
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 Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Tim Franks
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Desert Island Discs

The romantic novelist Josephine Cox talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: Josephine Cox
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

5/5. The young Orhan Pamuk has ambitions to be a Painter, but his relationship with the city of Istanbul gradually leads him towards his true vocation. Read by Michael Maloney. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Soldiers' Wives By Sarah Daniels. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45prn__ .


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the second day's play at Lord's. s.
Including at 12.30 Talking Point.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Walking Tall

Sanjeev Bhaskar places possibly the last unchampioned, oppressed group on Earth under the microscope: the vertically Challenged. Producer Mohit Bakya


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Producer: Mohit Bakya

: Robin and Wendy's Wet WeekendsNew series

1/4. Autumn Crocus. More dark humour and domestic highs and lows for model-village obsessives, Robin and Wendy. Wendy is pregnant and extremely excited at the prospect of becoming a mother at last. Robin is panicking, trying to cram in all those things he wished he'd done before, like buying a motorbike. By Kay Stonham. Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Kay Stonham.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Robin: Brian Capron
Wendy: Kay Stonham
Derek: Martin Trenaman
Maureen: Amelia Bullmore

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, introduced by Liz Barclay. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts. New series 1/6. John Waite investigates the global battle being waged over precious water sources and the companies seeking to exploit them. Waite travels to Brazil to look at the effect on a beautiful spa resort after Nestle decided to produce bottled water in the area. Series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Liz Barclay.
Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: 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 Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London WIA 1QT Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Tom becomes a friend in need. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Trueman

2/3 The Road to Hull. The notorious Stuart brothers have moved to Hull, both claiming to have given up their lives of crime. Trueman is inclined to believe them - until a corpse turns up. By Brian B Thompson. Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Brian B Thompson.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Trueman: Robert Daws
Riley: Duncan Preston
Frank: Henry Goodman
Terry: Harry Myers
Annabelle: Jo Theaker

: Veg Talk

4/9. Tom Norrington-Davies whisks up some fruity ice-creams and sorbets and takes listeners' calls on the subject when he joins Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks.
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Original Shorts

5/5. Bright Green Trainers. An academic research trip yields a surprising result in distinguished novelist Adam Thorpe 's brand-new story. Reader Richard E Grant. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Reader: Richard E Grant.

: Being Yourself

5/5. Clare Jenkins , writer and broadcaster for Radio 4 and producer of this series, meets her BBC doppelganger as well as another Clare Jenkins (nee Murphy), who works in Birmingham, where the first Clare used to live. They reflect on the thorny business of name-changing upon marriage, when an important part of a woman's identity could be seen to disappear. For details see Monday


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Unknown: Clare Jenkins

: Law in Action

9/10. 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 Now Show

2/5. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennnis and the team are joined by a special guest to help dissect the week's news stories with the scalpel of wit.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A collection of sketches and routines from The Now Show is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennnis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Emma misses out on the fun of the fair.
For cast see page 37
Written by Keri Davies ; Director/Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Soldiers' Wives

5/5. Sue (Hayley Doherty ) is facing a crisis in her marriage to Pete. Written by Sarah Daniels. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hayley Doherty
Written By: Sarah Daniels.

: Any Questions?

Lynne Featherstone , Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Home Affairs and Peter Hitchens , columnist for the Mail on Sunday are among the panellists for the discussion programme, which this week comes from Melksham in Wiltshire. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Lynne Featherstone
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

21/21. 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: Collective Fascination

Vinny and Trish met in 1997 while mourning the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Vinny is hooked on public outpourings of grief - Lockerbie, the Pope's funeral, the death of a local boy in a hit-and-run accident. Trish wants him to stop. But she is soon to discover the real root of why Vinny needs to grieve in public for people he never knew. Written by Shelley Silas.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Shelley Silas.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Vinny: Tom Ellis
Trish: Jane Hazelgrove
Tom: Grant O'Rourke
Susan: Gabriel Quigley
Frank: Gareth Thomas

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

10/10. Doctor Zeinab makes an offer, and Nawja makes a Choice. By Leila Aboulela. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.

: Off the Page

r New series 1/11. All about Me. Matthew Parris returns to celebrate the Cult of Me, the explosion of memoirs, autobiographies and frank interviewees.
His guests are the celebrity reporter Libby Potter , sports writer Les Scott, and actor Paul Barber , who reads from the memoirs he wrote as therapy, producer Miles warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Reporter: Libby Potter
Unknown: Paul Barber

: Today in Parliament

The day's events at Westminster. With Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

5/5. By Orhan Pamuk. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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