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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nicholas Holtam.


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest this week is fashion retailer George Davies. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: George Davies.

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

5/5. On their return to Paris, Emilie and Voltaire discover they have become the most sought-after couple in the capital. The fame of their work at Cirey has spread, and news of their unconventional lifestyle intrigues leading thinkers of the day. But Emilie's success in the science competition has undermined Voltaire's confidence. By David Bodanis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Author: David Bodanis

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Ritula Shah.
10.45 The Family Tree 5/5. By Carole Cadwalladr. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Ritula Shah.
Unknown: Carole Cadwalladr.

: The Greatest Free Show on Earth

The Whit Friday band contests: six hours, more than 100 brass bands and complete chaos on the tiny lanes over the moors around Saddleworth, east of Manchester. Dylan Winter attempts to keep up with the action as the bands try to outwit and outplay each other. Producer Nick Baker


Producer: Nick Baker

: Falco: Venus in Copper

5/6. A battered and bruised Falco discovers the best way to win back the affections of his girlfriend. Helena proves that she too can play detective, but the intriguing murder case is put on hold when Falco discovers his world crashing down around him. Written by Lindsey Davis , dramatised by Mary Cutler.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
RT DIRECT: Pre-order now and be one of the first to own the full cast dramatisation of Venus in Copper, available on CD for E13.99 (rrp £15.99) plus F2.45 p&p. To order, send a cheque, made payable to BBC Shop. to: BBC Shop, [address removed], or call [number removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com, quoting [text removed]


Written By: Lindsey Davis
Dramatised By: Mary Cutler
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Falco: Anton Lesser
Helena: Anna Madeley
Petronius: Ben Crowe
Priscillus: Kim Wall
Parrot: Colin Rote
Severina: Tracy Wiles
Hyacinthus: Stephen Critchlow
Severina: Tracy Wiles
Maid: Emily Chennery
Cossus: Jonathan Taller
Cake seller: Laurence Saunders

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay. Serieseditor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.
Unknown: Serieseditor Andrew Smith

: The World at One

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


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

6/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries and criticisms and redirects them towards BBC 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] email feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Daunt and Dervish

5/5. Base Metal. In foggy London town Daunt and Dervish bump into a charming American, with interesting and dangerous conseguences. By Guy Meredith.
Producer/Director Colin Guthrie


Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Director: Colin Guthrie
Josephine: Anna Massey
Susan: Frances Barber
Bill: Sean Scanlan
Marzipan Marsley: Nathan Osgood
Benedict: Geoffrey Bayldon
Argentinian sailor: Harry Myers
Woollerton: Thomas Wheatley
Beryl: Elizabeth Bell
Barman: Kim Wall

: Rambling*

4/5. Clare Balding walks in the Derbyshire Peak District with a group of past and present students of Nottingham University's Ramblers' Society, for whom walking has changed their lives. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: The Pat Hobby Stories

5/5. Pat Hobby's Preview. Pat has finally secured a writing credit on a new movie but is in danger of losing what dignity he has left. By F Scott Fitzgerald. For details see Monday


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

90/90. What Happened Next? Britain was the only power ever to have given up its empire voluntarily. One of the great symbols of the end of Empire is now seen to have been Harold Macmillan 's "wind of change" speech in South Africa in 1960, but some less well-known aspects of that speech could almost have been written hundreds of years earlier, when the possibilities of Empire were just beginning to be recognised. By Christopher Lee. Readings by Joss Ackland and Anna Massey. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Anna Massey.

: 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 and her guests discuss the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Producer Tim Prosser


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tim Prosser

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Carolyn Quinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. Armando lannucci introduces 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. With special guests.
Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Introduces: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

ian's hopes go up in smoke. For cast see page 31
Written by Nawal Gadalla ; Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts Show. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Family Tree

5/5. Rebecca Monroe finishes her thesis, but the prospect of a new baby, a death, and a surprise reappearance jolt her into much more dramatic decisions about her life. By Carole Cadwalldr. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rebecca Monroe
Unknown: Carole Cadwalldr.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Bishopthorpe in North Yorkshire puts questions to a panel that includes the shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague , writer and broadcaster Mark Tully , and Liberal Democrat peer Lord Steel.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: Chess Wars

In 1972 Bobby Fischer, the enfant terrible of the chess world, challenged Boris Spassky for the world championship. The tantrums, double-dealing and paranoia displayed as America challenged the Soviet Union in Reykjavik that summer made the match more like scenes from Alice through the Looking-Glass than a sporting contest. A comedy by Steve May.


Writer: Steve May
Producer/Director: Jeremy Howe
Boris Spassky: Anton Lesser
Bobby Fischer: Adam Levy
Bill: Bill Wallis
The KGB: Christopher Rozycki
The referee: Kenneth Collard
Paul: Garrick Hagon
The Grandmaster: Roland Oliver
Chester: Carl Prekopp
The narrator: Christian Rodska

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

10/10. A New Emptiness. William Thornhill makes his choice and reaps his reward. Ron Cook reads the powerful and unflinching conclusion of this year's Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning novel by Kate Grenville. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Thornhill
Unknown: Ron Cook
Novel By: Kate Grenville.

: A Good Read

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 Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Passionate Minds

5/5. By David BodaniS. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: David Bodanis.

: News

: World Stories

Aliens in California

: Close Up

Beckett and His Actors

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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