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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Desert Island Discs

Today's castaway is Karen Armstrong a writer who seeks to explore the world's religions. She talks to Sue Lawley about her life and career, and about the recordings she chooses to take with her to the mythical desert island.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Karen Armstrong

: Book of the Week: Point of Departure

5/5. James Cameron 's memoir concludes with a trip to Albania, formerly closed to visitors and journalists alike. Posing as a tourist, he makes the mistake of wiring a brief message to his editor. After which, every moment of his stay is scrutinised by the Albanian secret police. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: James Cameron

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Minor Characters 5/5. By Joyce Johnson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: The Bazaar .

A A rare and revealing glimpse into the brittle cliques of mums that form the Parent Teacher Associations at two very different schools - only a postcode apart
- as they organise their Christmas bazaars. Will the seasoned olives arrive safely? Will the chocolate fountain gush? Will anyone turn up at all? Producer Sarah Bowen


Producer: Sarah Bowen

: Gilbert without Sullivan

3/4. Tom Cobb or Fortune's Toy.Tom Cobb is engaged to Matilda O'Fipp - but the course of true love never runs smooth. By WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Matilda O'Fipp
Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Tom: Bertie Carvel
Matilda: Sarah Corbett
Colonel O'Fipp: Stephen Hoqan
Tim: James Howard
Caroline: Bella Merlin
Bulstrode: Jason Chan

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyoursc5bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


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

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, redirecting them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Kathleen Griffin Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A QT
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
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Life Is a Dream

When Sam Lazarus awakens to find himself in a parallel reality in which he is married to his childhood sweetheart and Hillary Clinton is US President, he thinks he's died and gone to heaven - but has he? By Shelagh Stephenson.
Producer/Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Sam Lazarus
Unknown: Hillary Clinton
Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Sam: Nathan Osgood
Patricia: Kristin Marks
Hope: Lorelei King
Dr Greenblatt: John Guerassio
Jim: John Chancer
The hooker: Larissa Murray
Nat Tom: Raphael Eaves
Phoebe: Amanda Gordon

: Changing Places

4/5 Bumble-Bees. The bumble-bee seems to be giving up hibernation in favour of eking out a living all winter long.
Dylan Winter meets bumble-bee fans and researchers to find out what this means for the conservation of this much-loved insect. Producer Caroline Williams


Producer: Caroline Williams

: Passion

5/5. Look at Me, I'm Beautiful. "She was lying in the steaming pond on her front with her face in the water and her arms dangling down at her sides and she was entirely naked.... and they were sure that she was dead because some of Mike's carp were nibbling at her toes." Eve
Matheson reads Ben Rice 's comedy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ben Rice

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

45/90. Ceylon. The geographical position of Sri Lanka meant that it was always certain to have a unique strategic importance and vulnerability. For details see Monday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died. The programme reflects on people of distinction and interest from many walks of life, some of them famous and some less well-known. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: 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

: The News Quiz

2/8. Alan Coren and the panellists wade through the week's news stories. Simon Hoggart is in the chair. Producer Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: A CD version of News Quiz, Best of 2005 is available from RT direct for just E9.99 including p&p (rrp E12.99). To order. call [number removed] and quote [number removed]


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Brookfield prepares for battle.
For cast see page 34
Written by Graham Harvey ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

in the week of the Brit Awards, John Wilson looks at the role of Englishness in pop music. He talks to songwriters Ray Davies and Richard Thompson , and reports on a new generation of kitchen-sink pop. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Songwriters: Ray Davies
Songwriters: Richard Thompson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Minor Characters

5/5. Joyce has endured months of waiting for letters from Jack. She planned to go and meet him in San
Francisco and Mexico but it was not to be. His second novel, On the Road, is about to be published. By Joyce Johnson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Joyce Johnson.

: Any Questions?

7/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Stannington near Sheffield put questions on the issues of the week to a panel that includes Lord
Turner, head of the Pensions Commission, and Sir Menzies Campbell, acting leader of the Liberal Democrats. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Menzies Campbell
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

4/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, 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: Pick-up

Charlie Wilson is desperate. At the age of 44 he yearns for a complete change of lifestyle. And then - when he is mistakenly identified as the victim of a tragic traffic accident - he finds he can have it. By Ken Blakeson.
Other parts played by members of the cast Producer/Director Gordon House


Unknown: Charlie Wilson
Unknown: Ken Blakeson.
Charlie: Philip Jackson
Polly: Janice McKenzie
Julie: Noreen Kershaw
Mary: Ann Rye
Tracy/Ros: Fiona Clarke
Pete/Driver: Declan Wilson
Jeff/MC: Jonathan Keeble
Driver 2/Vicar: Keith Ladd

: The World Tonight

News and analysis. Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: This Thing of Darkness

10/10. Plymouth, 25 December 1831. Charles Darwin is shocked to discover some of the more brutal realities of life at sea. Written by Harry Thompson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Written By: Harry Thompson.

: Off the Page

4/10. It's Not You, It's Me. We all tell cute little lies to cover up uncomfortable moments, such as firing an employee or leaving a lover. "It's not you, it's me," murmurs the embarrassed party, and this is the starting point for tonight's discussion. Host Victoria Coren says she's left a few lovers in her time - she encourages a writer, a poet and a psychiatrist to divulge a few secrets of their own. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Victoria Coren
Producer: Miles Warde

: 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: Point of Departure

5/5. By James Cameron. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: James Cameron.

: World Today

: News

: The Word

: News

: News

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