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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: The Reith Lectures from 9.45am

New series 1/5. In the Beginning Was Sound
This year's Reith lecturer is the eminent conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim, a leading cultural figure of our time. "Music," argues Barenboim, "lies at the heart of what it is to be human". In his lecture, recorded in front of an audience at the Cadogan Hall in London, he draws on a lifetime of musical experience to point a way forward for us all through music. "Music is a way to make sense of the world: our history, our politics, our future.... our very essence." Repeated on Saturday at 10.15pm


Lecturer: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Tony Phillips
Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Act of Worship

Led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Friends like These
5/5. Casualties. By Neil Warhurst and Paul Barnhill. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Neil Warhurst
Unknown: Paul Barnhill.

: Alpha Bravo Yankee Zulu

It is now 50 years since the Nato alphabet, in common use by aviators, the police, Ryanair booking clerks etc, was devised. The original intent was to have a system of linguistic purity that would avoid some of the catastrophic misunderstandings arising from miscommunications during the Great War. Here, the story of this phonetic alphabet, including testimony to its usefulness, is told. Alongside historical evidence and linguistic analysis, there are also snatches of eavesdropped sound from air-control conversations with aircraft, interviews with police officers (remember Zed Victor One?), and secrets of Army signals operatives working in code. producer David Roper


Producer: David Roper

: High Table, Lower Orders

New series 1/6. A second series for the comedy drama set in a Cambridge College that is riven by argument between the traditionalists and the modernisers, starring Geoffrey Palmer and Samuel West. College is battling against ever present finance savings and Simon finds himself bereft of a job. Could this be the perfect opportunity for Gilbert to furnish the college with a more popular course and upset the Dean in the process? Written by Mark Tavener.
Producer/Director Dawn Ellis


Written By: Mark Tavener.
Director: Dawn Ellis
Gilbert: Geoffrey Palmer
Simon: Samuel West
Dean: Michael Maloney
Bernard: Jonathan Coy
Zoe: Sharon Small
Jane: Tracey Wiles
John: David Bannerman
Jim: Stephen Hogan

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon. series editor Andrew smith PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented byShaunLey. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

New series 1/o. Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect everyday life. Producer CecileWright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Mecklington Miracle

Big conspiracy comes to a small town in this light-hearted comedy. The town's local hero hasn't stepped out of her house for years until Pedro arrives from Colombia determined to make a miracle happen in Mecklington.


Writer: Hannah McGill
Writer: Rachael McGill
Producer: Lu Kemp
Director: Lu Kemp
Lisa: Christine Bottomley
Jessica/Maria: Charlie Hayes
Barry: Martin Hyder
Darren: Andrew Mayer
Pedro: David Sant

: Ramblings

6/6. Old Winchester Hill, Hampshire. Charles Collingwood and Judy Bennett , aka The Archers' Brian Aldridge and Shula Hebden Lloyd , ramble up Old Winchester Hill in Hampshire. With Clare Balding. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Brian Aldridge
Unknown: Shula Hebden Lloyd
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Great Western Adventure

5/5. Coursework. Zoe is going back home from college, over the Tamar Bridge. The train stops there and makes her feel unsteady - it's too high, and there's nothing to catch you if you fall. By Steve May , read by Lisa Coleman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Steve May
Read By: Lisa Coleman.

: Alvin Hall's Secret Collections

5/5. The finance expert concludes his examination of the motives behind the private collector today when he meets two New York art collectors who collect art on a budget.
For details see Monday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister tells the life stories of people who have recently died, both the great and the good, the extraordinary and the unsung. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Oscar-nominated actress
Amy Adams about her breakthrough role as a naive, pregnant Southerner in Junebug. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Amy Adams
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/8. Series 18 of the comic look through the week's news. Steve Punt and Laura Shavin riffle through the knicker drawer of the topical and the current, with humorous help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and the ever-angry Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: The Now Show (four episodes from the first series) is available for £16.99 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: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

Alistair gets an offer he can't refuse.
For cast see page 35
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 an interview with novelist Jake Arnott , whose books include The Long Firm trilogy and now Johnny Come Home, featuring a character called Johnny Chrome, a glam-rock star of the early 70s. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Jake Arnott

: Friends like These

5/5. Casualties. An eventful road-trip along the M6 reunites ex-boy-band members Mick and Alvin and forces them to confront their long-lost glory years. By Neil Warhurst and Paul Barnhill.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Neil Warhurst
Unknown: Paul Barnhill.
Mick: Paul Barnhill
Alvin: Neil Warhurst

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Shouldham, Norfolk, put questions on issues of the week to a panel that includes the co-chair of the Conservatives' Quality of Life policy group John Gummer MP, and Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Jo Swinson.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

11/13. 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: Milosevic in Black and White

Award-winning playwright and reporter Peter Morgan revisits Belgrade for a quizzical look at the aftermath of Slobodan Milosevic , combining documentary interviews with the confessions of a fictional henchman. Starring Roger Allam as Milan, with Melanie Walters , Simon Armstrong and lestyn Jones. Producer/Director Alison Hindell


Reporter: Peter Morgan
Unknown: Slobodan Milosevic
Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: Melanie Walters
Unknown: Simon Armstrong
Director: Alison Hindell

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Tamburlaine Must Die

5/5. In the final part of this Elizabethan thriller, death and a fragment of black linen lead Christopher Marlowe to the impostor Tamburlaine. By Louise Welsh and read by Dexter Fletcher. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Louise Welsh
Read By: Dexter Fletcher.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: A Life with the Firm

5/5. Doom and Gloom. Anthony Howard looks back at the key episodes that have marked the Queen's reign.
1992 will forever be remembered as the Queen's annus horribilis, and five years later the Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash, plunging the Palace into another crisis. Yet the monarchy has survived and has lately found itself sailing through calmer waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: News

: The Death of Daffy Duck

By Peter Goldsworthy. A story by an Australian medical doctor that explores how abrushwithdeath affects a long-term friendship. Read by Rupert Cox. Producer Jill waters


Unknown: Peter Goldsworthy.
Read By: Rupert Cox.

: News

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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