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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Alan Billings. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear Sue Lawley's final show, featuring actress Joan Plowright. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Joan Plowright.

: Book of the Week: Love and Louis XIV - the Women In the Life of the Sun King

5/5. By Antonia Fraser. With the death of the actual Queen, Louis has to decide if he will ever marry again. Read by Lia Williams. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Antonia Fraser.
Read By: Lia Williams.

: Act of Worship

Led by Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Betjeman's Women 5/5. By Paul Dodgson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Paul Dodgson.

: Natural Despots

2/2. In the animal world, a creature will use lethal power to get what it wants. But are there any leaders?
Michael Portillo goes to the Kalahari Desert in search of nature s despots. Producer Julian Hector


Leaders: Michael Portillo
Producer: Julian Hector

: Baggage

6/6. Highland Fling. It's not Edinburgh. It's the Highlands.
Caroline's birthday in the wilds finds a newly sober Ruth reinventing herself, Fiona having a Highland fling ana
Caroline finding that her fling is well and truly flung.
Poignant comedy by Hilary Lyon.
Producer Gordon Kennedy ; Director Marilyn Imne


Comedy By: Hilary Lyon.
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
Director: Marilyn Imne
Caroline: Hilary Lyon
Fiona: Phyllis Logan
Ruth: Adle Allen
Alistair: Peter Capaldl
Simeon: Stuart McOuarrle
Roddy: Robin Cameron
Gladys: June Watson
Preston: Roger May

: You and Yours

Topical consumer issues with Winifred Robinson ana Liz Barclay. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

5/7. Jenni Murray and her guests in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at Bpm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Little Queen of England

A comedy by Rob John.

Harriet wants to play fantastic games but her parents can't quite hit the balance. Her dad is clueless at pretending and while her mum, Rachel, is adept at creating imaginary worlds, in her hands make-believe and lies are in danger of becoming confused.


Writer: Rob John
Producer/Director: Roland Jaquarello
Harriet: Elana Binysh
Rachel: Victoria Hamilton
Colin: Lee Ross
AA Man/DJ: Jon Glover

: Costing the Earth . ,

5/6. Attack of the Killer Weeds. The rich grassland of Britain's hills and dales is under threat from the latest change in European farming policy. Miriam O'Reilly investigates. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: The Madeleine Effect ,

5/5. Skin and Bones. By Sophie Cooke. The final story of this week's series inspired by food, in the same way that Proust's narrator in Remembrance of Things Past was inspired by the smell and taste of madeleines. Francis likes to sew, write and cook, but she doesn't much like eating. When she invites her newly discovered half-brother to dinner, she finds a whole new kind of fullness. Reader Laura Fraser. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Sophie Cooke.
Reader: Laura Fraser.

: Me and My Bug

4/4 Professor Hugh Pennington at Aberdeen University has studied the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus since the 1960s, and was himself infected with it in his nose during an outbreak that swept through British hospitals at that time. it's now better known as MRSA, the superbug that has evolved resistance to most antibiotics. Pennington tells Jolyon Jenkins about the series of mistakes that turned a common or garden bug into a major health threat. Forfurtherdetailssee Tuesday


Unknown: Professor Hugh Pennington
Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: 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 talks to Alan Rickman about his role in Snow Cake, a powerful drama in which he plays a road accident survivor who befriends an autistic woman. Producer Thomas Morris


Talks: Chris Tookey
Unknown: Alan Rickman
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: This Day

A look at some of the events that have happened on a single day in history, in this case 18 May, through sketches and one-liners. With James Bachman ,
Martin Trenaman , Barunka O'Shaughnessy , Barry Castagnola and Stefano Paolini recorded in front of a live audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Producer Paul Russell


Unknown: James Bachman
Unknown: Martin Trenaman
Unknown: Barunka O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: Barry Castagnola
Unknown: Stefano Paolini
Producer: Paul Russell

: The Archers

Ruth prepares for an unwelcome guest.
For cast see page 28
Written by Simon Frith : Director Katie Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Katie Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents arts news, reviews and interviews. producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: Betjeman's Women

5/5. Business Girls. Anna came to England as a refugee from Romania in the 1930s and she has a busy life in London - but memories of the past still intrude. By Paul Dodgson.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Paul Dodgson.
Miss Wiesel: Lla Williams
Mr Brooks: Ben Crowe
Reader: Clive Swift

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience at Calshot Spit in Southampton pose topical questions from the week's news to actor and Labour Party supporter Patrick Stewart , columnist David Aaronovitch , and Shireen Ritchie of the Women2Win Campaign advisory board. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Shireen Ritchie
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Professor David Cannadine
Producer: Jennie Walmsley

: The Friday Play: In the Bosom of the Family

By Melissa Murray. Mary Rose is planning a wonderful New Year's Eve party to impress her friends. The only problem is that her wicked sisters, Fay and Jean, have a surprise visitor up their sleeve for her - her long-lost son who she kicked out years ago. But when they go to the airport to collect him, they are in for a bit of a shock.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: Mary Rose
Director: Cherry Cookson
Jean: Samantha Bond
Fay: Maggie Steed
Jake: David Cameron Speers
Gerry: Dermot Crowley
Mary Rose: Rlchenda Carey
Madeleine: Emily Wachter
Terry: Stuart McLoughlin
Guest: Robert Hastie
Waiter: Nicholas Boulton

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Belonging

10/10. Jack finds that he is scared of confronting his own fears about Anna. For further details see Monday

: Great Lives

4/8. WH Auden. Jeremy Vine and presenter Matthew Parr dispute the relative interest to be found in Auden's poetry and life story. Biographer Richard Davenport-Hines 's view is that to follow the poetry you have to understand the poet's life. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Vine
Presenter: Matthew Parr
Unknown: Richard Davenport-Hines

: Chicken Inspector No 23 - The Story of SJ Perelman

Woody Allen profiles the comic genius of humorist and writer SJ Perelman, who virtually defined a style of erudite New York humour associated with the The New Yorker magazine. With contributions from such as Bill Zinsser , Prudence Crowther, Roger Angell , Harold Evans and Denis Norden. Plus readings from Perelman's work and archive of Perelman himself. Written by Michael Pointon. Producer Neil Rosser


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Bill Zinsser
Unknown: Roger Angell
Unknown: Harold Evans
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Written By: Michael Pointon.
Producer: Neil Rosser

: News

: Book of the Week: Love and Louis XIV - the Women in the Life of the Sun King

5/5. By Antonia Fraser. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Antonia Fraser.

: News

: New Term in Kosovo

Documentary about Kosovo's first multi-ethnic school

: Close Up

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


Unknown: Malcolm McLaren

: News

: Outlook

: News

: Assignment

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