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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.


Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thouqht for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Desert Island Discs

Philosopher Mary Midgely joins Sue Lawley to choose some music that she would take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15pm


Unknown: Mary Midgely

: Book of the Week: Bamboo

5/5. Montevideo. "There was one very good reason why I shouldn't have planned a visit: the opening pages of my last novel are set in the place and I have found it's a very bad idea to check out the validity of your research after the book has been published." An essay by William Boyd. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Editor jiiiBurridge


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Constance By Julie Fraser.

5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Holding On

The annual Hands on a Hard Body contest in Texas is an extraordinary endurance event. Contestants stand around touching a brand new pick-up truck for hours and hours without sleep. When only one person remains - more than 100 hours later - he or she drives the truck home.
James Maw went to Texas to make a documentary about the razzmatazz of the typically all-American escapade. But this year the contest went badly wrong, and Maw found himself in a tragic scene. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Clare in the Community

4/6. Brian Come Home. Brian walks out on Clare, Megan eagerly offers her services as a relationship counsellor and Ray tries to contact his dead mother.
Written by Harry Venning and David Ramsden.
Producer Katie Tyrrell


Written By: Harry Venning
Written By: David Ramsden.
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Clare: Sally Phillips
Megan: Nina Conti
Helen: Gemma Craven
Brian: Alex Lowe
Ray: Richard Lumsden
Irene: Ellen Thomas
Simon: Andrew Wincott
Clairvoyant: Gerard McDermott

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson , series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson
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 and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T
Phone [number removed]0400 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed]: email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mirabelle and Me

A A new play by Mike Stott. about a man who falls in love with a veal calf. Edwin is a well-meaning 59-year-old, struggling with redundancy and widowhood, when a case of mistaken identity brings Connie and Mirabelle into his life.
Producer Helen Chattwell ; Director Dirk Maggs


Play By: Mike Stott.
Producer: Helen Chattwell
Director: Dirk Maggs
Edwin: Philip Jackson
Connie: Alison Steadman
DC Boone: Graham Turner
Humpty: Rupert Degas
Mr Pickering: Toby Longworth
Miss Cattermole: Gwyneth Powell

: Veg Talk

New series 1/9. Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks are in party mood in a series that celebrates winter fruit and veg. They're joined by Darina Allen , dubbed Ireland's
Delia, who answers listeners' calls on what to cook when you're entertaining. Producer Paula McGinley
PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Unknown: Darina Allen
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Commonwealth Stories

5/5. The Fog. The sky was yellow, schools were closing, the shops had shut and workers were being sent home - Malaysia was sick again. Written by Elly Niland. Read by Liz Sutherland. For details see Monday


Written By: Elly Niland.
Read By: Liz Sutherland.

: Engines on Song

When a car engine is in tune, it is said to be "on song". What a good excuse to look at the songs and stories that have been inspired by car engines over the years. Singer/songwriter Chris Rea and guitarist Jeff Beck join Alun Lewis for 15 minutes of gratuitous engine revs. And James May from Top Gear helps to find out how and why different engines can give such evocative sounds. Producer Helen Sharp


Songwriter: Chris Rea
Guitarist: Jeff Beck
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Unknown: James May
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Law in Action

In the series that cross-examines aspects of the law and legal system, Clive Coleman analyses the major legal stories and uncovers the ones that haven't yet hit the headlines. Last in the series. 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 ceciie Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/8. Francis Wheen, Alan Coren and guest panellists wade through the top news stories of the week. Simon Hoggart is in the Chair.
Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz: The Best of 2005 is available on CD for £11.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit [web address removed]


Panellist: Francis Wheen
Panellist: Alan Coren
Chair: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Will enjoys a moment of triumph.
For cast see page 49
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

A special programme devoted to children's books, presented by Kirsty Lang. ProducerThomas Morris


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: Constance

5/5. Crowning Glory. In 1953 Constance is commissioned to arrange the flowers for the processional route at Queen Elizabeth's coronation. By Julie Fraser.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Julie Fraser.
Constance Spry: Joanna David
Shav: John Rowe
Bo Peep girl: Tracy Wiles
Rosemary: Tina Gray
Father: David Shaw-Parker
Eric: Geoffrey McGivern
Valerie: Susan Wooldridge
Young Constance: Flora Docherty

: Any Questions

12/16. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel of four leading figures, including the Leader of the House of Commons, Geoff Hoon.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Geoff Hoon.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

5/13. David Cannadine casts a historian's eye over today's current affairs.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Cannadine
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Between Friends

Three friends; one past; three different memories. Secrets that have been buried for 25 years come to the surface as three former school friends reunite. Written by Zosia Wand
Music written by Jon Nicholls ; Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Written By: Zosia Wand
Written By: Jon Nicholls
Director: Nadia Molinari
Suzy: Claire Rushbrook
Toni: Joanna Riding
Julie: Esther Hall

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

10/10. A New Life. Nathan discovers romance in an unexpected quarter - in more ways than one. Paul Auster 's new novel concludes, read by Garrick Hagon. For details see Mon


Unknown: Paul Auster
Read By: Garrick Hagon.

: Great Lives

8/10. Marty Feldman. DJ Annie Nightingale argues for the "greatness" of manic-eyed comic Marty Feldman , best known for the role of Igor in the 1974 film Young Frankenstein. Feldman collaborator Barry Cryer joins presenter Francine Stock in the studio to explore the comic's career and tragically early death, producer John Byrne


Unknown: Marty Feldman.
Unknown: Annie Nightingale
Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: John Byrne

: 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: Bamboo

5/5. An essay by William Boyd. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: William Boyd.

: World Today

: News

: World Book Club

Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

: News

: News

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