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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: 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 Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to another guest castaway. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Sister Margaret Shepherd and Rabbi Tony Bayfield lead a meditation to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.


Unknown: Margaret Shepherd
Unknown: Rabbi Tony Bayfield

: Book of the Week: The Year of the Jouncer

5/5. "When I see a member of the audience bored or made irritable by my work it seems to me manifestly my fault that they're having a terrible evening." By Simon Gray. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Tennessee's Women
5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: A Right Royal Rescue

An exclusive interview with the Duke of Edinburgh, recalling his role in a Second World War air-naval rescue. Roy "Gus" Halliday was the pilot and Norman "Dickie"
Richardson the air gunner of an Avenger plane that was shot down during a daring raid over the Japanese-held oil refineries of Palembang. Their rescuer was Philip Mountbatten, Prince of Greece, who, as First Lieutenant of HMS Whelp, was in charge of the operation. The programme mixes dramatised elements with interviews with the veterans and historical context. A story of courage, humanity and the determination to survive.
Read more on page 111.


Interviewee: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Interviewee: Roy "Gus" Halliday
Interviewee: Norman "Dickie" Richardson
Producer: Sian Price

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

6/6. In this episode, we hear a confused and muddled "day in the life" of one time Variety star, Count Arthur Strong, played by Steve Delaney. From his own home-made range of piccalilli to helping his protégé, Malcolm, prepare for his audition for Cats, Arthur is all false starts and nervous fumbling, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance, and an expert in everything from the world of entertainment to the origins of the species. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Played By: Steve Delaney.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, 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.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.
Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Feedback

2/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, gueries and criticisms, redirecting 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] (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: To Serve Them All My Days

5/5. It is 1929 and Davy Powlett Jones is about to face his greatest challenge yet at Bamfylde School. He is at daggers drawn with Alcock, the new Headmaster, and it is clear the two men cannot work together. One of them will have to go. By RF Delderfield, dramatised by Shaun McKenna.
For main cast see Mon and Thu; Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Davy Powlett Jones
Dramatised By: Shaun McKenna.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Grace: Alison Pettlt
Gage: Delroy Brown
Rigby: Gerard McDermott

: Changing Places

New series 1/5. Dylan Winter looks into moving towards a zero-waste society. Producer Simon Roberts


Producer: Simon Roberts

: Heartbreak

5/5. Benjamin. A lyrical tale of a young boy's experience in hospital. By Marcel Moring , read by Daniel Evans. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcel Moring
Read By: Daniel Evans.

: The Wall

5/5. Walling in the Future. Peter France finds out if dry-stone walls have a future in a modern agricultural landscape. Are they now just museum pieces doomed to slow decay or will our landscape have walls in 200 years time? Rural crafts are very popular again but will they live On outside garden design? For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter France

: Word of Mouth

9/9. Michael Rosen presents the programme that takes a close look at words, where they come from and how people play with them.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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 Now Show

6/7. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes , Marcus Brigstocke , Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn to dissect the week's news with the scapel of wit and the forceps of extremely angry middle-classness. Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show (four episodes from the first series) is available for £15.99 including p&p. Send a cheque payable to Selections to: [address removed], call [number removed] (national rate) quoting[number removed] or visit www.selections.com/rtdirect


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

D-day arrives for Sid and Jolene.
For cast see page 31
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

With Kirsty Lang , including a report on a new production The Soldier's Tale, by Stravinsky, from a company of Iraqi and British performers. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Tennessee's Women

5/5. 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. Flora's husband treats her with a mixture of affection and cruelty. So when she fails to corroborate his account of a local plantation fire, how will he respond? From the play by Tennessee Williams , adapted by Anna Linstrum.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Play By: Tennessee Williams
Adapted By: Anna Linstrum.
Silva: Gerard Murphy
Flora: Clare Lawrence
Jake: Breffni McKenna

: Any Questions?

4/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Mytholmroyd near Hebden Bridge, West
Yorkshire, puts questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes the columnist Sir Bernard Ingham ; the former minister for the Environment, Michael Meacher ; and columnist and former BBC director-general
Greg Dyke. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Michael Meacher
Director-General: Greg Dyke.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

New series 1/13. Broadcaster and former MP
Brian Walden presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: The Reign of Joseph Cain

By Dominique Moloney. A black comedy about two sisters whose loyalty is tested to the limit by their autocratic father when he makes a surprise announcement.
Pianist Francis King ; Director Tanya Nash


Unknown: Dominique Moloney.
Pianist: Francis King
Director: Tanya Nash
Alice: Annis Farr
Celia: Andrea Irvine
Joseph: Mark Lambert
Donna: Tara Lynne O'Neill
Connor: Kevin Elliott

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: A Passage to India

15/15. "No, not yet." Reconciliation and acceptance mark the poignant conclusion of EM Forster's last and finest novel. Read by Samuel West. For details see Monday


Read By: Samuel West.

: Off the Page

New series 1/10. Kissing Arse. Dominic Arkwright takes a turn in the presenter's chair for the programme with fresh new writing and late-night chat. Guy Browning , Amanda Mitchison and Wilfred Emmanuel Jones take on the sycophants and lickspittles of the corporate world in a special edition devoted to "kissing arse". Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Guy Browning
Unknown: Amanda Mitchison
Unknown: Wilfred Emmanuel Jones
Producer: Miles Warde

: Today In Parliament

Reports from Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy. Producer Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Producer: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The Year of the Jouncer

5/5. "When I see a member of the audience bored or made irritable by my work it seems to me manifestly my fault that they're having a terrible evening." Written by Simon Gray and read by Nigel Anthony. Repeated from 9.45am


Written By: Simon Gray
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

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