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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Father Stephen McLaughlin.


Presented By: Father Stephen McLaughlin.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs: Armando Iannucci

Sue Lawley's guest this week is writer and producer Armando Iannucci.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am
See also "Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive" at 6.30pm


Castaway: Armando Iannucci
Presenter: Sue Lawley

: Book of the Week: Commonwealth of Thieves

5/5. Five and half years after leading the first convict fleet to found a colony in New South Wales, Governor Phillip prepares to return to England. It is with the children of his settlers, known as "currency children" or "cornstalks", that his name will achieve immortality. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Led by Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Island Blue 5/5. Looking After Billy
By Louise Ironside. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Louise Ironside.

: From Luton Streets to Jersey Shores

For most Americans, New Jersey was the "stinking state
- the most densely populated and worst polluted state in the USA. But for one Luton teenager listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen , it became impossibly glamorous. Twenty years on, writer Sarfraz Manzoor makes the pilgrimage to New Jersey, using Springsteen's s lyrics as his guide, to discover the landscape of his youthful imagination. There he finds that, after decades of being the butt of so many jokes, the "Garden State" is reinventing itself by capitalising on the mythology Springsteen has created. producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Falco: Venus in Copper .

4/6. After two murders in one night. Falco is offered a job by the prime suspect. Meanwhile his social life looks up as he hosts a turbot supper with more than one unexpected guest. But Falco has his sights set on catching a bigger fish.
Written by Lindsey Davis , dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Falco's mother: Frances Jeater
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Titus Caesar: Jonathan Keeble
Hyacinthus: Stephen Critchlow
Severina: Tracy Wiles
Parrot: Colin Rote

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay ana Sheila McClennon. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

' 5/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms, and redirects them towards BBL radio programme and policy makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Write to: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T. Phone [number removed]; Fax [number removed]; email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

A Farewell to Ingleby. Daunt is delighted to receive a surprise invitation to spend the weekend at an old friend's country house - but the weekend doesn't go quite as planned.


Writer: Guy Meredith
Director: Colin Guthrie
Producer: Colin Guthrie
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Frances Barber
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Sir Gerald: Nigel Anthony
Prince Ravani: Amerjit Deu
Chandra: Leena Dhingra
Manny: Harry Landis
Penny: Tracy Wiles
Richard: Kim Wall
Dodders: Thomas Wheatley
Bodyguard: Simon Nahal

: Ramblings

3/5 Clare Balding catches up with a group of women who have embarked on the coast-to-coast walk. She joins them for the leg from Grasmere to Patterdale. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Wedding Feasts

5/5 Grace and Rose. Shetland is the perfect setting for Grace and Rose's joy-filled day. The readers are Phyllis Logan and Siobhan Redmond. Written by Jackie Kay. For details see Monday


Unknown: Phyllis Logan
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond.
Written By: Jackie Kay.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

85/90. High Street Durbars. The aftermath of the First World War led to the further expansion of the British
Empire, and imperial enthusiasm was being drummed up in communities all over Britain, for the same centuries-old motive: trade. By Christopher Lee , with readings by Charlie Higson and Rupert Degas. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Rupert Degas.

: Last Word

The obituary programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, from the rich and famous to the unsung and extraordinary. With Matthew Bannister. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock discusses the life of actress
Audrey Hepburn with biographer Donald Spoto. Plus a look at the graduation films of George Lucas , Alexander Payne andTodd Solondz. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Donald Spoto.
Unknown: George Lucas
Unknown: Alexander Payne
Unknown: Todd Solondz.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

2/6. Armando lannucci throws open his radio drop-in centre for topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs. With special guests Jo Brand and Alexei Sayle. Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Alexei Sayle.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Jazzer shows his sensitive side. For cast see page 21 Written by Caroline Harrington ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson presents the arts magazine. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Island Blue

5/5. Looking After Billy. Hopes, aspirations and obligations are held up to scrutiny as Shonagh and her disabled but very able twin brother Billy turn 21. By Louise Ironside.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Louise Ironside.
Billy: Robert Softley
Shonagh: Lesley Hart
Tracy: Lucy Paterson
April: Rose McBain
Ronald: Crawford Logan
Land Agent: Crawford Logan
Young Billy: Fergus Hitchcock
Young Shonagh: Hannah Borhan-Azad

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in London. The panel includes historian David Starkey , American businesswoman Mary-Jo Jacobi , and former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Starkey
Unknown: Mary-Jo Jacobi
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

Professor Lisa Jardine presents her weekly reflection on a topical issue. Producer Jennie Walmsley Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Caravan of Desire

A tender love story set in the edgy world of illegal immigrants in Hackney, east London. From the winner of the 2005 Critics' Circle Award for most promising playwright, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Producer Claire Grove ; Director David Hunter


Unknown: Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Producer: Claire Grove
Director: David Hunter
Celia: Lyndsey Marshal
Genghis: Alexander Hanson
Beth: Katy Cavanagh
Frank: Rod Arthur
Lizzie: Tracy Wiles
DS Elliot: Kim Wall

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

5/10. Adam in Paradise. Will sets his foot on Thornhill's
Point and digs the earth to stake his claim. But other people have a claim too. Ron Cook continues to read
Kate Grenville 's novel about ownership, identity and belonging. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ron Cook
Unknown: Kate Grenville

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Today's debates at Westminster, plus reports from the committee rooms and stories from behind the scenes in Parliament. Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: Commonwealthof Thieves

5/5. By Tom Keneally. Repeatedfrom9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.30 Reporting Religion 2.00 News
2.05 World Stories: The Long Road Home. The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir recently asked its Hindu refugees to return. This programme encapsulates the hopes and fears of a marginalised community 2.30 Close Up: Pele's Album 3.00 News
3.05 Outlook 4.00 News 4.05 Assignment
4.30 World Business Review 5.00 World Briefing


Unknown: Tom Keneally.
Unknown: Long Road Home.

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