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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.

: 7.25,8.25 Sports News

With Mary Rhodes.


Unknown: Mary Rhodes.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor reunites members of the British Olympic team who took part in the controversial Moscow games of 1980. Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan,
Duncan Goodhew , Joslyn Hoyte-Smith , Frank Dick , Dick Shepherd and Colin Moynihan recall the pressure from the government to withdraw from the competition, their Personal dilemmas, and ultimately, the triumph of a record-breaking British medals haul.
See Choice: page 124. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Duncan Goodhew
Unknown: Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Unknown: Frank Dick
Unknown: Dick Shepherd
Unknown: Colin Moynihan

: Act of Worship

Led by Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week: The Last HumanCannonball

5/5. An inside view of how it feels to be shot from a cannon. By Byron Rogers , read by Crawford Logan. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Byron Rogers
Read By: Crawford Logan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.


Presented By: Jane Little.

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

By Nick McCarty.
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: The High Street Handicap

Poet and first-time fell walker Ian McMillan swaps his rhyming dictionary and thesaurus for walking boots and waterproofs when he heads to the top of the Lake District peak High Street on a pilgrimage to recreate a legendary fell-pony race. Producer Darren Broome


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Darren Broome

: Robin and Wendy's Wet Weekends

2/4. Congratulations, It's a Hob Nob. More dark humour and domestic highs and lows for model-village obsessives, Wendy is busy preparing for the baby's arrival.
Unfortunately, Robin isn't feeling well and takes to his bed, much to the frustration of everyone. 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

With Liz Barclay. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
2/6. John Waite investigates the introduction of the anti-arthritis drug Vioxx, which was hailed as a breakthrough in pain relief, but subsequently had to be withdrawn because of concerns about its side effects.
Series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: 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 WlA IOT
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Trueman

3/3. High Windows. A film crew are in Hull, making a biopic of Philip Larkin , but they are plagued by pranks and Petty thefts. Events are overshadowed by the mysterious death of a local car thief. Could there be a connection? By Brian B Thompson.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Brian B Thompson.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Trueman: Robert Daws
Riley: Duncan Preston
Jimmy: Gerard Kelly
Kate: Susan Penhallgon
Phoebe: Naomi Kerbel

: Veg Talk

5/9. Chef Michel Roux Jr chills out with some delicious summer soups and joins Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks to take listeners' calls. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Michel Roux Jr
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Americana

5/5. Not the End of All. Nicole Krauss 's short story about two friends who meet for lunch in Washington DC and discuss, love, literature and loss. Read by Laurel Lefkow . For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicole Krauss
Read By: Laurel Lefkow

: Precious Cargo

5/5. The sea can be a hazardous environment in which to work, as Dylan Winter discovers when he investigates what life is like for the seafarers this nation relies on for its exports and imports. For details see Monday

: Law in Action

10/10. 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

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/5. Contemporary quips from Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis and the team as they identify everything "now" and make fun of it.
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 Dennis
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Tom is forced to eat humble pie.
For cast see page 42
Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson reports from Iran, as curators from the British Museum visit the country in preparation for a major exhibition of treasures from ancient Persia, which opens in London in September. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: John Goudie

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

5/5. The truth isn't always confortable and Liz has reasons to wish that she'd never embarked on her investigations. By Nick McCarty.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Straw Poll

New series 1/6. Political parties are dead. Long live single issues. This first debate on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke , comes from the University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester. Listeners can also vote on the motion.
Producer Nick Utechin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]322
Calls cost lOp Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm tomorrow


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: A Point of View

1/13. New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am From Manchester to Manhattan: page 121


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: No Harm

A play about the power of ritual and the imagination, written by Amanda Dalton. Elizabeth Hardwick is 82.
She watches Becky and Jez, nearly 15, through her net curtains. The girls have been robbing houses since they were nine but. lately, they're sick of it.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts


Written By: Amanda Dalton.
Written By: Elizabeth Hardwick
Director: Susan Roberts
Becky: Rachel Brdtían
Jez: Carla Henry
Sid: Jody Latham
Sue: Slobhan Finneran
Dave: Dave Hill
Elizabeth: Olivia Jardlth

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Julian Worricker.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Prelude

5/5. Ian McKellen continues to read Wordsworth's autobiographical poem. With introductions from Robert Woof , director of the Wordsworth Trust.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Robert Woof

: Off the Page

2/11. Nowt So Queer as Folk. Matthew Parris considers what is normal and what is not. His guests are Amanda Mitchison , once a judge at a transvestite beauty contest; Belfast columnist Jude Collins ; and actor Mat Fraser , who is currently at work on Thalidomide! A musical. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Amanda Mitchison
Unknown: Jude Collins
Unknown: Mat Fraser
Producer: Miles Warde

: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

From the debris of a night in A&E to a Sunday-morning wrestling club, Sara Parker traces the unsteady path in pursuit of pleasure that is the British Saturday night and the bright, new Sunday morning that unerringly follows. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last HumanCannonball

5/5. By Byron Rogers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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