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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: 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 With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: The Reunion

8/8. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the founders and leading performers from the Edinburgh Fringe. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

5/5. "Why Do They Hate Us?" The final extract from Tom Holland 's examination of classical history looks at the legacy of one of the first monumental conflicts between East and West. Read by William Gaminara. for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tom Holland
Read By: William Gaminara.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 15 Minutes That Changed the World 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Journey of a Lifetime

Photographer Chris Brown is the latest winner of the BBC/Royal Geographical Society's annual competition for travellers who want to fulfil their dream journey to the back of beyond. This spring, Chris joined the nomadic Rupshu tribe of Ladakh in their long, annual trek at high altitude. But as the country endured its worst winter in more than 30 years, his journey became ever more difficult, ultimately threatening his very survival. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Chris Brown
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Freedom Pass

New series 1/3. Sexagenarians Alan Coren ana
Christopher Matthew return to the buses for another series of their journeys of discovery. Armed only with a set of microphones and their freedom passes, which allow them free travel on local public transport, they venture forth to see where serendipity and public transport taKes them - geographically, historically and conversationally.
Their journey this week takes them south of the Thames to find the house in which Christopher was born. Director Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Director: Paul Kobrak

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World in Your Ear

7/7. Rosie Goldsmith is taken beyond the stars when she hears how space exploration is reported and dramatisea on English language radio stations around the world. Producer Leonida Krushelnycky Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Wimmy Road

It's Eid and everyone's showing off their cars, but will Atn take it a step too far? A drama documentary by Faisal Oureshi exploring the yearly tradition of racing in and around Manchester on Eid. A powerful narrative interwoven with the voices of young Muslim men talking about their passion for cars and racing.
Interviews by Shazia Khan : Music by Ivan Stott Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Faisal Oureshi
Unknown: Shazia Khan
Music By: Ivan Stott
Director: Nadia Molinari
Atif: Asif Khan
Jamal: Dharmesh Patel
Baby G: Naithan Ariane
Saba: Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidl
Amjad: Ash Tandon
Shabaz: Parvez Qadlr

: Ramblings

3/6. Clare Balding continues her journey across the North of England, taking in the panorama of the Yorkshire Dales with the photographer Derry Drabbs , famous for his pictures Of Wainwright's walks. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Derry Drabbs
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: The Laws of Evening

5/5. Mirror Studies. Kenji's last field study provides him with some unexpected answers. By Mary Yukari Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Yukari Waters.

: Soundscape: The Rats' Tales

5/5 On Merseyside, the harbour rat feeds on a fatal meal, while, further north, the sewer rat encounters a fox in an alleyway. In Suffolk, the farm rat has a narrow escape while foraging for food in the Snow. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

7/8. Michael Rosen takes a close look at words, where they come from and how they are used. Producer Miles Warde
Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively debate on how media trends affect our lives. producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

New series 1/6. Series 11 of the peerless impression show in which politicians, celebrities, sports stars and Radio 4 favourites are all subject to merciless topical lampooning. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens ,
Kevin Connelly , Phil Cornwell and Mark Perry. From the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO' Episodes from both the Radio 4 and BBC TV senes of Dead Ringers are available on audio cassette and CD,from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Kevin Connelly
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Mark Perry.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Jack lays down the law to Peggy. For cast see page 35
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with John Wilson. producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: John Wilson.

: 15 Minutes That Changed the World

5/5. One Small Step. By Zoe Strachan. Everyone knows the story of the moon-landing. Two brave men go where no man has gone before. But the world saw only the flickering images and heard the radio reports. What actually happened up there on 20 July 1969?
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Zoe Strachan.
Neil Armstrong: John Kielty
Buzz Aldrin: Grant O'Rourke
Charlie: Nick Underwood
Valentina: Lesley Hart
Newsreaders: Samantha Young,
Newsreaders: Crawford Long

: Any Questions

2/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Stowmarket, Suffolk, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the former commander of troops in Iraq, Colonel Tim Collins. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Colonel Tim Collins.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

8/13. New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Love Me, Liberace

A black comedy woven into the real events surrounding Liberace's 1959 libel trial against the Daily Mirror. East
End teenager Owen Clancy is struggling with his sexuality and with his relationship with his mother, Esme.
Emotions escalate when Owen and Esme compete for the affections of Owen's piano teacher, Mr Doyle , and then erupt during Liberace's celebrated legal battle. Written by Christopher William Hill.
Other parts played by John Rowe , Philip Fox , loan Meredith and Christopher William Hill producer/Director Liz Webb


Unknown: Owen Clancy
Unknown: Mr Doyle
Written By: Christopher William Hill.
Played By: John Rowe
Played By: Philip Fox
Director: Liz Webb
Owen: Freddy White
Esme: Frances Barber
Maurice: James Fleet
Liberace: Henry Goodman
Flo: Ann Beach

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

5/10. Benedict Cumberbatch continues to read from
Honore de Balzac's classic tale. The friendship between
Old Goriot and the student Eugene de Rastignac deepens. and Eugene's romantic plans advance. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eugene de Rastignac

: Off the Page

9/11. Your Inner Child. The playful Pat Kane (of pop group Hue and Cry), novelist Hilary Mantel (whose inner child is a boy), and the poet Matt Harvey meet Matthew Parris. They discuss being young at heart. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Pat Kane
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: There Were Six in the Bed

Olivia O'Leary tells the uniquely Irish story of the generation of women for whom large families were the norm. She speaks to the mothers about how they managed so many pregnancies, and to their children about what it was like growing up with so many siblings. Producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: News

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

5/5. By Tom Holland. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tom Holland.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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