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: World News

: Prayer lor the Day

With the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

2/28. Comedian Julian Clary is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. See Choice: page 122.


Unknown: Julian Clary

: Act of Worship

from Cardiff, presented by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

5/5. Miles Kington reads from his account of his eccentric upbringing. Miles's father presents his 18-year-old son with a bill for his childhood. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Miles Kington

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte.
5/10. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Losing It

Among the 40 per cent of men over the age of 35 who lose their hair, there are very few who think it s a joke. One of them, Martin Plimmer , examines the Psychology of baldness and learns how reactions can range from grudging acceptance to thoughts of suicide. One man lost his hair and then his wife; others mortgage the house to finance hugely expensive, but ineffective treatments. On top of that. the one drug that might offer some reprieve from the tyranny of male-pattern baldness turns out to reduce sex drive. producer Brian King


Unknown: Martin Plimmer
Producer: Brian King

: Freedom Pass

3/3. Alan Coren and Christopher Matthew use their
Freedom Passes (which allow the over-60s to travel free on local public transport) to get to London Zoo and the boating pond in Regent's Park, where, they track down long-lost adopted offspring and also engage in a bit of bird-watching. Director Paul Kobrak


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

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs and topical reports, presented by John Waite and Liz Barclay. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed]44 email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Liz Barclay.
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

Roger Bolton selects listener's comments from his mailbag and inbox and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Maire Devine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London WIA 10T
Phone [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]: email: feedback@bbc.co.uK


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: An Insurance Inspector Calls

A comedy drama, with a cheeky nod to JB Priestley's s
An Inspector Calls, from comedian Justin Moorhouse. It involves a seaside guesthouse, a dysfunctional family, a Judy Garland tribute act, a mysterious bleach incident, and an insurance inspector who is not all that he seems.
Producer/Director Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Justin Moorhouse.
Unknown: Judy Garland
Director: Katherine Beacon
Maureen: Sarah Parks
Brian: Roy Hudd
Inspector: Roy Barraclough
: Nathaniel Jeffhordley

: Ramblings

5/6. Clare Balding joins Jane and Mike Tomlinson for a walk down Ribblesdale in Yorkshire, a ramble Jane and Mike would often take before their lives were turned upside down when Jane was diagnosed with terminal Cancer nearly five years ago. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Mike Tomlinson
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Opening Lines

5/5. Tango. By Caroline Sutton. Serial hobbyist Gerry takes up tango lessons in his retirement, setting his sights on Buenos Aires and leaving his wife Sheila wondering what he actually does with his evenings. What she finds out surprises her. Read by Susan Jameson. For details see Monday Producer Joanne Reardon


Unknown: Caroline Sutton.
Read By: Susan Jameson.
Producer: Joanne Reardon

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

5/90. Elizabeth, Trade and Francis Drake. Elizabethan traders in the East had to compete with the Portuguese and the Dutch, so that sometimes the fastest way to a profit was still piracy. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Mark Heap , Anna Massey , Robert Powell and Martin Freeman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francis Drake.
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Mark Heap
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Freeman.

: Law in Action

New series 1/9. Return of the series that cross-examines aspects of the law and legal system. Presenter
Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines.
Producer Jim Frank


Presenter: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jim Frank

: 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 Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

3/6. 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 Mark Perry. From the New Theatre, Cardiff.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
BBC AUDIO: Episodes from the radio and TV series of Dead Ringers are available on audio cassette andCDfrom www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


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

: The Archers

Emma returns to her roots.
For cast see page 36
Written by Simon Frith ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: The Professor

5/10. Deceit. William now finds himself attracted to the fascinating Zoraide Reuter , head of the girls' school. But not everything is as it seems. By Charlotte Bronte. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Zoraide Reuter

: Any Questions

4/16 Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Cardiff puts questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes cabinet minister Peter Hain ,
Shadow Secretary of State for family and culture, media and sport Theresa May , deputy leader of the Liberal
Democrats Menzies Campbell, and writer John Harris. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Hain
Unknown: Theresa May
Unknown: John Harris.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

10/13. 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: The Harder They Fall

A budding playwright is fatally drawn to the low-life world of boxing in this larger-than-life story of greed and corruption, ripped from a 1950s tabloid. A cast of Broadway actors star in Kerry Shale's dramatisation of Budd Schulberg 's classic novel, recorded in New York.
Other parts played by Dominic Hawksley and members of the cast
Producer Helen Cattwell ; Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Budd Schulberg
Played By: Dominic Hawksley
Producer: Helen Cattwell
Director: Andy Jordan
Eddie Tim: Blake Nelson
Nick: Dominic Chianese
Beth: Allison Daugherty
Vince: Kerry Shale
Danny: Peter Gerety
Doc: Peter Appel
Toro: Yul Vasquez

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Paradise Lost

5/5. Satan's temptation of Eve and her first taste of the forbidden fruit - perhaps the greatest literary seduction scene? Ian McDiarmid reads an extract from Book Nine.
By John Milton , with an introduction from Philip Pullman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Philip Pullman.

: Off the Page

11/11. Living on the Edge. Matthew Parris considers a life lived on the margins: with Marjorie Wallace - at the edge of sanity; Bernie Hare - on the edge of society; and Dermot Healy - on a cliff at the edge of Europe. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Marjorie Wallace
Unknown: Bernie Hare
Unknown: Dermot Healy
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Fold Here First

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is being re-born as a powerful tool for researchers, engineers, scientists and mathematicians as they tackle problems as diverse as protein folding, lifting unwieldy instruments into the Earth's orbit, and working out the best way to fold an airbag into a car's steering column. With mathematician Ian Stewart. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Ian Stewart.

: News

: Book of the Week: Someone like Me

5/5. By Miles Kington. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Miles Kington.

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: Who Runs Your World?

I Challenge (4/4)

: World Book Club

Saiman Rushdie


Unknown: Saiman Rushdie

: News

: The Interview

: News

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