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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alan Unterman.


Unknown: Dr Alan Unterman.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.

: Desert Island Discs

Film-maker and restaurant critic Michael Winner is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Michael Winner

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff, with the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: Untold Stories

5/5. Mam. As Mam's memory begins to fail, so her depression lifts, leaving in its wake a vapid and generalised benevolence. Alan Bennett concludes readings from his latest book. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The World of Margaret By Andy Barrett. 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Andy Barrett.

: Trafalgar Trail

Nelson's Column in London dates from 1843, almost 40 years after the Battle of Trafalgar, but other places at home and abroad were quicker off the mark in honouring Britain's greatest seaman. Nick Utechin goes in search of other columns and uncovers the strangest Trafalgar Square in the country. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Nick Utechin
Unknown: Trafalgar Sguare
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Scenes from Provincial Life

2/4. Not as Good as a Play. Joe and Tom are planning to emigrate to America, but Myrtle and Steve have other ideas. Dramatisation by Eric Pringle of William Cooper 's ground-breaking comic novel exploring the lives and loves of a schoolmaster and his friends in pre-war Leicester.
Director David Blount


Unknown: Eric Pringle
Unknown: William Cooper
Director: David Blount
Joe: David Thorpe
Myrtle: Alison Pettitt
Tom: Jonathan Keeble
Steve: Robert Harper
Bolshaw: Keith Drinkel
Frank: Clive Standen

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with John Waite and Liz Barclay. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursd>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: 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 listeners' 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 W1A 10T
Phone [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]: email: feedbacktSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Maire Devine

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ballad of Frankie Banks

Frankie Banks is a 17-year-old whose mother has died and whose father, a truck driver, has no time for her. She has taken refuge with Badger, who found her on a beach apparently contemplating suicide. Free spirit Badger has become the focus of her life. Ellie, 15 years old and a recent addition to Badger's little clan, is thicker skinned and more dangerous. A fierce rivalry flares up between the two girls. Written by Rachel Taylor.
Producer/Director Kate Chapman


Unknown: Frankie Banks
Written By: Rachel Taylor.
Director: Kate Chapman
Frankie: Alinka Wright
Badger: Paul Kaye
Ellie: Akiya Henry
Frank: John Flitcroft

: Changing Places

New series 1/6. Dylan Winter explores the role of small-scale hydropower schemes as a source of renewable energy and discovers the economical viability and environmental impact associated with this form of energy production. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Live from Durham

5/5. The Great Big Book Exchange. An enchanting story about a woman and her grandson's obsession with reading novels. The woman begins to exchange books via a book shop and develops a unique relationship with the shop's owner. Written and read by Paul Magrs.
The last in a series of readings by five contemporary writers Performed live at Durham Literature Festival last month. For details see Monday


Read By: Paul Magrs.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

15/90. 1600 - the East India Company. When a group of English merchants petitioned the Queen to grant them a charter for the spice trade, they couldn't have known that they were laying the foundations of what would become the British Raj. Written by Christopher Lee. The readings are by Anna Massey and Mark Heap. For details see Monday


Unknown: British Raj.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Mark Heap.

: Law in Action

3/9. Clive Coleman presents the series that cross-examines aspects of the law and legal system. He analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Producer Jim Frank


Unknown: 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

5/6 More topical lampooning and peerless impressions. Starring Jon Culshaw , Jan Ravens , Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry. From The Anvil, Basingstoke.
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 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: Mark Perry.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Brian goes for maximum profit.
For cast see page 38
Written by Tim Stimpson : Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

The arts show, presented tonight by Kirsty Lang. producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The World of Margaret

5/5. Going Interactive. William and Margaret come to a joint decision about their respective blogs and the long-term future. Comedy drama by Andy Barrett. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andy Barrett.

: Any Questions

6/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Norwich puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that indues David Miliband, Minister of Communities and Local Government, and Shami Chakrabarti , director of Liberty. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Shami Chakrabarti
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

12/13. 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: Out of the Ordinary

When a failed contestant on Tony's pop-talent show kills herself, his callous put-downs may be to blame. But soon, more is at stake than a celebrity career. Written bv Gary Owen.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Gary Owen.
Director: Alison Hindell
Tony: Simon Ludders
Sarah: Ruth Jones
Tash: Carla Simpson
Josh: Sion Pritchard
Glyn: Jams Thomas
Ellie: Louise Collins
Contestant: Stephen Hickman

: 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: Arthur and George

5/10. Both Arthur Conan Doyle and George Edalji find themselves in challenging and bewildering situations. Written by Julian Barnes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: George Edalji
Written By: Julian Barnes.

: Great Lives

2/10. RD Laing. In the 1960s Laing was hailed as one of the greatest philosophers of his age. But was the Glaswegian psychiatrist a genius or a huckster? Carole Stone and Laing's son Adrian discuss the charismatic guru with presenter Francine Stock.


Guest: Carole Stone
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today in Parliament

Reports from the committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy.
Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Untold Stories

5/5. Alan Bennett reads from his latest book.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: The Word

: News

: The Interview

: News

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