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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Desert Island Discs

Today's castaway is the novelist and screenwriter
Frederic Raphael , who talks to Sue Lawley about his choice of music to take to the mythical island, and about his life and career. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Frederic Raphael

: Book of the Week

: The Sailor inthe Wardrobe
5/5. A death at the harbour signals the end of an era, and it's time for Hugo to leave. By Hugo Hamilton. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Interpreter 5/5. By Anjum Malik.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: The Speech That Shook the Kremlin

On 14 February, 1956, the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev , convened the 20th Communist Party Congress, the first since Stalin's death three years earlier. On the final day, Khrushchev strode to the podium and claimed his moment in history with a four-hour speech against his predecessor and mentor. Tim Whewell examines why Khrushchev made this bold move and raises the question - is the speech still shaking the Kremlin and Russian politics today? Producer Leonida Krushelnycky


Leader: Nikita Khrushchev
Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Leonida Krushelnycky

: Gilbert without Sullivan

4/4. The Realm of Joy. A West End play is causing such a scandal that respectable Victorian theatre-goers can't keep away. By WS Gilbert , dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Unknown: Ws Gilbert
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Gilbert: Jonathan Coy
Quisby: Jeffrey Harmer
Jellybag: Alexander Delamere
MrScruby: Tim Hudson
MrsScruby: Jilly Bond
Mr Porter: Stephen Hogan
Mrs Porter: Bella Merlin,
MrsSpiff: Charlotte West-Oram

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented byShaun Ley. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queues 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 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
Producer: Kathleen Griffin

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Bit of a Hole

A kindly comedy by Christine Marshall. Cissie Weaver doesn't feel very neighbourly towards her arch-enemy next door, Nora Siddall. But when the two warring septuagenarians decide to argue things out, they find themselves in a right pickle.
Producer/Director Jenny Stephens


Comedy By: Christine Marshall.
Comedy By: Cissie Weaver
Unknown: Nora Siddall.
Director: Jenny Stephens
Cissie: Tina Gray
Nora: Ann Rye
Michael/Fireman: Robin Simpson

: Changing Places

5/5. Sustainable Housing. Dylan Winter explores whether it is possible to build affordable homes that can incorporate environmentally friendly practices to help reduce the negative impact that homes can have on the environment. Producer Sheena Duncan


Producer: Sheena Duncan

: One for the Road

5/5. There's a Fine Line between an Elvis Suit and a Babygro Ellie is on a long-awaited trip to Manchester. She's relaxed, confident and looking forward to seeing her sister.
Everything would be perfect - if only the man in the seat opposite would calm down. By Denise Mina. Read by Gabriel Ouigley. For details see Monday


Unknown: Babygro Ellie
Unknown: Denise Mina.
Read By: Gabriel Ouigley.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

50/90. The Sepoy Rebellion 1/2
Once the rebellion started among Indian troops in the British army, it spread rapidly and two years of dreadful slaughter followed on both sides.
For details see Monday


Reader: Christopher Lee

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries series, analysing and celebrating the life stories of people who have recently died. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Robyn Read

: 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, presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. 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: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Tony decides to count his blessings.
For cast see page 37
Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with controversial Danish film director Lars von Trier , whose new film Manderlay focuses on the legacy of slavery in the American South. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Director: Lars von Trier
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Interpreter

5/5. An Honourable Man. Nina is called to be the interpreter to Mazher from Pakistan, who's very ill but doesn't appear to understand the serious nature of his condition. Her job is to help him to listen, but instead she gets him to talk about his life, his love and his sacrifice. By Anjum Malik. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: Any Questions?

8/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Morley College in London puts questions to a panel that includes the Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Huhne.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

5/13. 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: Zero

Julia was raped during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s and had a son, Zero. Five years on, she struggles to live with both the horror of his conception and the love she feels for the boy. When her husband Mesud finally returns from the fighting, he is confronted with a child that is not just a victim of war, but also an act of war. By Olivia Hetreed , adapted from the novel Music for the Third Ear by Susan Schwartz Senstad.
Other parts played by members of the cast and Ayesha Antoine Producer/Director Rosalynd Ward


Unknown: Olivia Hetreed
Unknown: Susan Schwartz Senstad.
Unknown: Ayesha Antoine
Director: Rosalynd Ward
Julia: Indira Varma
Mesud: Tom Goodman-Hill
Anna: Linda Bassett
Zero: Jago Edyvean
Mr Markovic: Gerard McDermott
Tanya: Janice Acquah
Drago: John Cummins
Midwife: Carolyn Pickles
NGO worker: Ella Smith
Bus official: Delroy Brown

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

5/10. It is late evening on the sabbath. Hendon's streets are almost deserted when Esti and Ronit go for a walk, and old desires are rekindled. By Naomi Alderman. For details see Mon


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Off the Page

5/10. Money. Victoria Coren 's guests discussing filthy lucre are William Cash , the aptly named journalist who has set up a magazine for the very rich; Anna Raeburn , the agony aunt who has signed on for the jobseekers' allowance; and Jay Benedict , an actor who has been the voice Of a biscuit. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Victoria Coren
Unknown: William Cash
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Jay Benedict
Producer: Miles Warde

: Twenty-Seven Jugglers and a Fire-BreathingDragon

: a History of Speciality Acts
In the days of Variety, some of the most popular acts on the theatre bills were the lion-tamers, jugglers, diminutive contortionists, strongwomen, and magicians. But with the advent of television, their popularity waned. Comic and writer Paul Harris presents. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: Paul Harris

: News

: Book of the Week

: The Sailor inthe Wardrobe
5/5. By Hugo Hamilton. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Hugo Hamilton.

: World Today

: News

: World Book Club

Scott Turow


Unknown: Scott Turow

: News

: News

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