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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Tim Franks.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Tim Franks.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Pop music mogul Simon Cowell is Sue Lawley's guest this week. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Simon Cowell

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rt Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: Book of the Week: I Was Vermeer

5/5. Han's show trial. By Frank Wynne. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Frank Wynne.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Dolce 5/5. By Irene Nemirovsky The Woman's Hour dramajoijetaHsje 1dramarepeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the second day's play in the Fourth Test atthe Oval.????

: Unseen China

3/3. The subsistence farmers of Inner Mongolia are among the poorest people in the world untouched as yet by China's economic miracle. Peter White concludes his series by meeting Niu Rui , who left his father's s farm to earn money for medicine to save his mother life, but returned with one foot on the professional ladder. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Niu Rui
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Baggage

4/6. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Lover. It's Edinburgh, it's summer, and the living isn't easy. Caroline's ex-husband finds himself a new husband, Fionas mother finds herself lost and Ruth gets lost trying to find herself. Our Celtic trio struggle to make sense of it all, but booze and bedlam ensue. Hilary Lyon 's second series of the comedy drama centred on the lives of three 40-ish women who've been friends for years. Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hilary Lyon
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adie Allen
Simeon: Stuart McOuarrie
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Rev Nicholas: Moray Hunter
Gladys: June Watson
Kir: Peter Capaldi

: You and Yours .

Topical consumer issues with Liz Barclay , including at
12.30 Face the Facts With John Waite. You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

3/7. Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Book of Love

Tom is only 26 and already he's slept with 53 women. Then he finds a mysterious book that has an odd effect on him - he starts falling in love, for the first time. He is changing and discovering his feminine side - literally. By Mark Mlis. Music by Sally Doherty ; Cellist Liz Hanks : Producer/Director Polly I nomas


Unknown: Mark Mlis.
Music By: Sally Doherty
Unknown: Liz Hanks
Fairfax: Olwen May
The Book: Olwen May
Alice: Zoe Henry
Tom: Graeme Hawley
Micky: Kevin Harvey

: CostingtheEarth

3/6. The Rainmakers. When China suffers from drought they call in the rainmakers. Miriam O'Reilly reports. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: The Bull from the Sea

5/10 Two sons are born to Theseus, but the future of the throne is uncertain. Mary Renault's classic reworking of the legend Of Theseus. For further details see Monday

: Portrait

5/s Professor David Cannadine on Arthur Balfour David Cannadine , historian and chairman of the trustees at the National Portrait Gallery, is gripped by John Singer Sargent's portrait of Arthur Balfour. He contrasts this impressive elongated and imperious portrait with the lamentable career of a man said to be the "second-worst Tory leader of the 20th century". For details see Monoay


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Unknown: Arthur Balfour
Unknown: David Cannadine
Unknown: John Singer
Unknown: Arthur Balfour.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of the recently deceased, both famous and infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Chris Tookey and star guests discuss the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Chris Tookey
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

6/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis and the team are up at the Edinburgh Fringe, with guest stand-up Maria Bamford , topical sketches and comical songs.
Producer Colin Anderson Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Maria Bamford
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

David becomes the confidant.
For cast see page 27; 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

Kirsty Lang with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Dolce

5/5. Bonnett's murder has forced Lucille to take sides. Concluding Irene Nemirovsky 's humane elegy for a lost generation.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Wolverhampton poses topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the writer and commentator Joan Bakewell , Times columnist and broadcaster Matthew Parris , poet Linton Kwesi Johnson ; and the former director-general of the CBI, Sir Digby Jones. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Commentator: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Sir Digby Jones.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

The historian Professor David Cannadine presents his perspective on contemporary events.
Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine

: The Friday Play: Twenty Cigarettes

nAs smoking becomes increasingly "outlawed" in public as an anti-social, masochistic habit,
Marcy Kahan 's comic play follows Oscar's efforts to give up, which include aversion therapy and looking back at the 20 most significant ciggies of his life. There's a lot at stake: his girlfriend Suki has agreed to marry him only if he drops his lifelong companion - the cigarette.
Producer/Director Saly Avens


Unknown: Marcy Kahan
Director: Saly Avens
Oscar: Anton Lesser
Dr Roth: Margaret Robertson
Milo: Stephen Mangan
Young Oscar: Rory James
Young Milo: Pax Baldwin
Lisa: Sarah Hadland
Michelle: Sarah Hadland
Caroline: Sarah Hadland
Oscar's father: Ewan Bailey
Phililppe: Ewan Bailey
Paolo: Ewan Bailey
Jason: Gyurl Sarossy
Emilio: Gyurl Sarossy
Suki: Alison Pettitt

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Gilead

5/5. The courage to live a useful life. The Rev Ames puts things right between himself and Jack Boughton. By Marilynne Robinson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jack Boughton.
Unknown: Marilynne Robinson.

: Great Lives

2/8. Max Miller. TV critic Garry Bushell proposes Max Miller , one of the most popular comedians of the 20th century, whose risque humour got him banned from the BBC. Bushell believes he represented the true voice of working-class humour and, with the help of Roy Hudd , who worked with Miller, he examines the career of the "cheeky Chappie". Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Max Miller.
Unknown: Garry Bushell
Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: Roy Hudd

: Get Rid of That Constable, I Want a Hockney

One of the perks of becoming a government minister is the access it gives to a treasure trove of British art. ranging from Hogarth to Hirst. It's called the Government Art Collection. It also has the delicate job of placing works of art in British embassies overseas. Mark Whitaker explores a fascinating world where fine art meets politics and diplomacy. Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: News

: Book of the Week: I Was Vermeer

5/5. By Frank Wynne. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Frank Wynne.

: News

: Close Up

The Real Story of Punk Rock (1/3)
Malcolm McLaren reassesses the genre's origins and influence

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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