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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: 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 Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley invites another castaway to choose eight recordings to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

From Cardiff. Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Book of the Week: White on Black

5/5. "A wheelchair. An American wheelchair. I have a joystick in my hand. The machine moves my motion-deprived body down the street of a small American town. A woman in a wheelchair races by me at full tilt. On the side is a colourful message in big letters: I LOVE LIFE." Ruben Galllego 's memoir, read by Stephen Tompkinson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ruben Galllego
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Voyage Out 5/10. By Virginia Woolf. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: The Nuns' Story

I More than a thousand members of religious orders in the United States have volunteered to take part in a remarkable experiment that will mean donating their brains to science after their deaths to help try to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease. Producer Phill Pegum


Producer: Phill Pegum

: Agatha Christie's Mrs McGinty's Dead

4/5. Hercule Poirot is very excited because someone has tried to kill him - so he knows he's on the right track. However, there is somebody else for whose life he particularly fears.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.
At home with Hercule: page 16


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Supt Spence: George Baker
Bentley: Tom George
Robin: Nick Waring
Mrs Upward: Jill Balcon
Mrs Rendell: Susannah Corbett
Mrs Summerhayes: Molly Gaisford
Deirdre: Teresa Gallagher
Maude: Beth Chalmers
Michael: Kim Wall

: 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.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editors Nick sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Unknown: Juliette Dwyer

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Cathy Packe 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@bbcco.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Cathy Packe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fiona and the Hetty Closet

Fiona just wants to be herself - but this is proving very difficult, especially as everyone is pressuring her to be who they want her to be. As a life-long lesbian, Fiona has a dreadful secret: she now fancies men. And her friends and family are less than thrilled when the secret gets out. A comedy about coming-out (again) when you re nearly 40. Written by Char March.
Director Lu Kemp
Cameron/Sandy Ralph Rlach


Director: Lu Kemp
Elspeth: Claire Knight
Margaret Ann/Sophia: Gabriel Oulgley
Morag: Barbara Rafferty
Uncle Alec/Tearlach: Sean Scanlan
Fiona: Wendy Seager

: Ramblings

4/6. Lowsonford, Warwickshire. David Carnngton-Porter and Sheila Wooley discuss their unique relationship as they ramble around Lowsonford in Warwickshire. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: David Carnngton-Porter
Unknown: Sheila Wooley
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Stories of the Heart and Mind

5/5. The End of the Road. The Gypsy's relationship with the horse goes deep. But the old ways are disappearing fast, and the survival of the ancient Romany culture now lies in doubt. In the last of a series of stories recorded on location, Romany Bill Lee reflects on how a single transaction was to change his life for ever. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Lee

: The Oak Tree

5/5. It's summer. The oak tree produces a second crop of leaves - the lammas growth - to replace its now tatty spring canopy. Our thousand-year-old is a majestic tree, dripping with mosses and lichens, but what does the future hold for such an iconic symbol of our landscape? For details see Monday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, investigating the lives of the great and the good, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman about her award-winning performance as a transsexual in the film Transamerica. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Felicity Huffman
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

7/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With special guests.
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

David meets a sticky end.
For cast see page 30
Written by Keri Davies ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Voyage Out

5/10. By Virginia Woolf. When St John insults Rachel at the ball, Terence is there to smooth things over.
The next morning Rachel receives a surprise delivery that throws her into a state of confusion.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Any Questions?

12/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Loughborough, Leicestershire, puts questions on the issues of the week to MPs Ken Clarke and Sir Gerald Kaufman , and to MEP Nigel Farage. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Sir Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Nigel Farage.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

9/13. 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: Metropolis

rThea von Harbou's novel became her husband
Fritz Lang 's 1927 silent-movie classic. Its terrifying vision of the future was born in an age of booming heavy industry. Peter Straughan 's new version finds its hero, FT Fredersen, caught up in a nightmarish world all too recognisably drawn from the one we find ourselves in today.
Other parts played by Kim Wall , Elizabeth Bell , Anthony Glennon , Liza Sutherland , Jacqueline Cloake and Thomas Wheatley Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Peter Straughan
Played By: Kim Wall
Played By: Elizabeth Bell
Played By: Anthony Glennon
Played By: Liza Sutherland
Played By: Jacqueline Cloake
Played By: Thomas Wheatley
Director: Toby Swift
Freddy: Edward Hogg
Maria: Tracy Wiles
Josaphat: Damian Lynch
Schmale: Peter Marinker

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Budget Statement

A response from the Liberal Democrats.

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

5/10. Convinced that her father has gone in search of Drakulya, Elizabeth absconds from school in Amsterdam, determined to catch up with him. But someone is following her. By Elizabeth Kostova. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Off the Page

9/10. Mustn't Grumble. Dominic Arkwright invites his guests to write and talk about the art of complaining, with the former rail regulator Tom Winsor , Neil Herron from "the People's No Campaign" and Australian actor and comic Mark Little. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Tom Winsor
Unknown: Neil Herron
Unknown: Mark Little.
Producer: Isobel Eaton

: 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: White on Black

5/5. Memoir by Ruben Gallego. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Ruben Gallego.

: News

: News

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