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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie. 6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News 6-45 Yesterday in Parliament With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.07 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: Desert Island Discs

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

: Act of Worship

Led by Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Book of the Week: Part of the Pattern -Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

5/5. As the wife of a politician, life can be lonely sometimes, but Edna forged her own career as a lecturer, broadcaster and writer. Memoirs of Edna Healey. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Imaginary Homeland

What happens if your native country is torn apart by civil war, and you are living far away, only imagining what has happened to the people you love, the buildings you know and the lush beautiful landscape you remember? After 30 years' absence, novelist Delia Jarrett-Macauley finally goes back to Sierra Leone to see what has become of a country finally at peace, but struggling to survive. The Programme interweaves her memories and her fiction with the real struggle to rebuild the place known as Salone". Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Delia Jarrett-MacAuley
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Agatha Christie's Mrs McGinty's Dead

5/5. The chaos of Long Meadows provides Hercule Poirot with his final clue to unveiling the pitiless murderer. But there's another surprise in store.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell.

BBC Audio: This full-cast dramatisation of Mrs McGinty's Dead is available on audio cassette and CD from 3 April from [web address removed] and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Producer/Director: Enyd Williams
Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne: Julia McKenzie
Supt Spence: George Baker
Robin: Nick Waring
Maude: Beth Chalmers
Mrs Summerhayes: Molly Gaisford
Major Summerhayes: Ian Masters
Mrs Carpenter: Angela Sims
Mr Carpenter: Dominic Colchester
Mrs Rendell: Susannah Corbett

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


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

: Feedback

11/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, redirecting them towards BBC radio Programme and policy makers.
Producer Cathy Packe Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1OT
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@ibbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Cathy Packe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Be a Pilgrim

by Rachel Joyce.
Maureen believes Harold hasn't got up out of the chair since he retired six months earlier! But then, one day, the tired man opens a letter. And in that moment, everything changes.


Writer: Rachel Joyce
Director: Tracey Neale
Harold: Anton Rodgers
Maureeen: Anna Massey
Queenie: Niamh Cusack

: Ramblings

5/6. Ridgeway, Wanborough. Elspeth Owen, in her late 60s, undertook a three-month-long project last year that involved travelling around the UK on foot. Today she and Clare Balding revisit part of the route she took - along a section
_of the Ridqeway, near Wanborough. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Lucky Numbers

5/5. The Missing Link. The cruelty of the playground is confronted by what may be proof of the power of prayer, or hope, or fear. Written by David Almond and read by Colin Maclachlan. For details see Monday


Written By: David Almond
Read By: Colin MacLachlan.

: Five Holes in the Ground

5/5. Gabrielle Walker examines an ice core from the middle of Antarctica that reveals how the world's climate has changed over the last 800,000 years. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, looking back on 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 Timothy Spall about his chilling performance as Britain's last hangman in Pierrepoint. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Timothy Spall
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

8/8. Simon Hoggart presides over the topical panel game. With Alan Coren and 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
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Katie Tyrrell

: The Archers

Ed's in the doghouse.
For cast see page 30
Written by Joanna Toye : Director Julie Beckett : Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including an interview with Jeremy Dyson of The League of Gentlemen, whose debut novel focuses on the troubled life of a teenage TV star. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Voyage Out

10/10. By Virginia Woolf. Terence waits anxiously as Rachel's fever soars ever higher.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: Any Questions?

13/13. Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Omagh, Northern Ireland, put questions on issues of the week to a panel of four public figures. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

10/13. Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MR 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: First Born

Double Bafta-winner John Godber's new play is a comedy with guts and a heart. Jenny lives in a bubble, safe from the real world. Her dad Jack is tough and knows what it's like to have nothing. He made good the hard way but now his daughter's growing up soft. For the first time in his life, he's afraid. But Jenny has her own point of view.


Writer: John Godber
Producer/Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Jack: Mark Addy
Jill: Jane Godber
Jenny: Elizabeth Godber
Bill: Andrew Dunn
Caz: Joanne Froggatt
Nurse: Kate Rutter
Polli: Maria Garrigan
Jodi: Andee Lewis

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Historian

10/10. In a crypt at Sveti Georgi , Helen and Paul at last track down the source of absolute evil - Vlad Tepes , or Drakulya. There remains only one course open to them. By Elizabeth Kostova. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sveti Georgi
Unknown: Vlad Tepes
Unknown: Elizabeth Kostova.

: Off the Page

10/10. Something Sensational. Among Dominic Arkwright 's guests discussing the dos and don'ts of political diary writing is Ion Trewin , editor of The Alan Clark Diaries. Producer Isobel Eaton


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Ion Trewin
Unknown: Alan Clark Diaries.
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: Part of the Pattern- Memoirs of a Wife at Westminster

5/5. Memoirs of Edna Healey. Repeated from9.45am


Unknown: Edna Healey.

: News

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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