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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Desert Island Discs

1/28. Actress Brenda Blethyn is Sue Lawley's first castaway who talks about her career and choice of music. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Brenda Blethyn

: Daily Service

The last service in a week of pilgrimage following the spiritual journey of St Paul. Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley from the Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Corinth. Fight the Good Fight (Duke Street). He That Shall Endure to the End (Mendelssohn). Psalm 133. All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Diadem).
For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am


Unknown: Stephen Shipley

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

5/5. Sewall has become acutely sensitive to injustice, campaigning to ban slavery, and then, in a rather more idiosyncratic cause, against the wearing of wigs. By Richard Francis , read by Richard Mitchley. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Francis
Read By: Richard Mitchley.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Cashcows By April DeAngelis. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: A Life in Cans

Neil Innes tells the story of Peter Handford , one of Britain's greatest sound recordists, whose career spans pre-war days, when sound on film was still in its infancy, through wartime experiences with the Army Film Unit, right up to the digital era. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Peter Handford
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Freedom Pass

2/3. Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew venture forth on more excursions of discovery and rediscovery as they put their public transport Freedom Passes to good use. As they rabbit to each other, the listener eavesdrops on their journeys through the present, into the past and towards the future. This week, they're off to Southend-on-Sea and remember the holidays of their youth. Director Paul Kobrak


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

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs and topical reports, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.
Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed][number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
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

New series 1/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T
Phone [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]: email: feedback@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man of Letters

Ruined by the Depression, inventor Alfred Butts set about trying to persuade America that his game, Scrabble, could elevate both the mind and the spirit - with mixed results. By Tim Sanders.
Producer Marilyn Imrie ; Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Alfred Butts
Unknown: Tim Sanders.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Alfred Butts: Nathan Osgood
Nina Butts: Laurel Lefkow
James: Colin Stlnton
Nancy: Julie Jupp
Marion: Lorelei King
Tony: Eric Loren
Eddie: Stuart Milligan

: Ramblings

4/6. Clare Balding follows a pilgrim route on North Wales Llyn peninsula to what, in medieval times, would have been the very edge Of the world. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun

5/5. Peter Grimes. George Crabbe 's devastating poem, The Borough, about a sadistic man, Peter Grimes , who murders his young apprentices and shows no remorse, is read by Alexander Morton. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: George Crabbe
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Read By: Alexander Morton.

: Five Shapes

5/5. The Blob. Marcus du Sautoy discovers that, thanks to computer technology, cartoon characters, curvy cars, and blobby buildings are closely related. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy

: Word of Mouth

8/8. 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

National and international news and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

2/6. 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 and Phil Cornwell. From Warwick Arts Centre.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Episodes from both the radio and TV series are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


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

: The Archers

It's crunch time for Emma.
For cast see page 43
Written by Simon Frith ; Directors Vanessa Whitburn and Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Directors: Vanessa Whitburn
Directors: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine programme with news, reviews and interviews. Including a report from Baltic, Gateshead, on the British Art Show 6, a major touring exhibition that aims to reflect new trends and developments through the work of more than 50 artists. Producer Tim Prosser


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Cashcows

5/5. The Alternative Therapist, the Corporate High-Flyer and Her Cleaner. By April DeAngelis.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions

3/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Sudbury, Middlesex, puts questions on issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

9/13. 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: Swimming Lessons

A moving play about a young woman's troubled relationship with her family, written by Tina Pepler , based on a poem sequence by Sally Festing.
Grace is locked into a long-term battle with her loving but angry family over her anorexia. When she meets Alastair she begins to learn how to confront her fear and start to love life.
Producer/Director Sara Davies


Written By: Tina Pepler
Unknown: Sally Festing.
Director: Sara Davies
Grace: Clare Corbett
Alastair: Stuart McLouqhin
Mary: Jenny Coverack
Rachel: Emily Bowker
Jim: Michael Elwyn

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Gorlot

10/10. Benedict Cumberbatch concludes
Honore de Balzac 's powerful and compassionate expose of Parisian mores and morality. Eugene understands the real nature of Paris and the society that he's determined to conquer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Honore de Balzac

: Off the Page

10/11. It's Not What You Know. Matthew Parris considers nepotism with the offspring of three "arty" dynasties: Alexander Waugh , Susie Boyt (a scion of the Freud family) and Emma Richier. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Alexander Waugh
Unknown: Susie Boyt
Unknown: Emma Richier.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Science at Sea

3/3. Robert FitzRoy : Inventor of the Weather Forecast Robert FitzRoy 's achievements were overshadowed by those of his famous passenger, Charles Darwin. But his storm-warning system saved thousands of lives at sea. Years ahead of his time, he laid the groundwork for today's weather reports and shipping forecasts. For details see Wednesday


Unknown: Robert Fitzroy
Unknown: Robert Fitzroy
Unknown: Charles Darwin.

: News

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

5/5. Sewall has become acutely sensitive to injustice, campaigning to ban slavery, and then, in a rather more idiosyncratic cause, against the wearing of wigs. The conclusion of Richard Francis 's book, set in Puritan New England, read by Richard Mitchley. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Francis
Read By: Richard Mitchley.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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