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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Continued commentary on the fifth and final day of the First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. 'Approximate times Highlights of the final day's play are on BBC2 at 11.20pm tonight

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr and guests set the week's cultural agenda, including Patrick Marber on his play Don Quixote in Soho, which opens this week at London's Donmar Warehouse, and Mark Kurlansky on his new book Non-Violence: the History of a Dangerous Idea.
Producer Victoria Wakely Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Mark Kurlansky
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

1/5. Life, Literature and the Movies. Tim Robbins reads extracts from Gore Vidal 's newly published memoir. This account of his life and friendships begins with the story of his love for the silver screen, which began when he saw his first movie at the age Of four. Producer Sara Davies Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal , is available in hardback for E16-50 (RRP E17.99) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Tim Robbins
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Producer: Sara Davies Rptd
Unknown: Gore Vidal

: Daily Service

An act of worship.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 A Room of Her Own 1/5. Virginia. By Katie Hims. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: Knocking Down the Past

1/2. In the 1960s, tower blocks sprang up across the UK.
Only 40 years later they are being knocked down, and few residents will be sorry to see them go. Sarfraz Manzoor visits the Gorbals in Glasgow and Market Estate in north London to find out why the "streets in the sky" failed, and what is being built in their place. producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Mark Rickards

: The Eliza Stories

3/5. Eliza at Home. Eliza's husband finds his patience sorely tried by the eccentricities of their new maidservant. By Barry Pain , adapted by Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Producer/Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Barry Pain
Adapted By: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Eliza: Rebecca Front
Herhusband: Mark Heap
Parker: Maev Alexander
Harnet: Mark Evans
Bagshawe/Wyse: David Belcher

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs news, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Plus a live debate about the crisis in social housing, which is facing a shortfall of 60,000 homes over the next three years. Adam Sampson of the charity Shelter is among the guests discussing the lack of affordable rents.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Unknown: Adam Sampson

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Brain of Britain

13/17. Four contestants from London and the Home
Counties compete in the first semi-final of the nationwide general knowledge contest. The chairman is
Robert Robertson. Producer Richard Edis Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Robert Robertson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Out of Season

It's the down season in Blackpool and all the tourists have gone home. Four locals escape the biting wind in an empty promenade cafe. Alone with their thoughts, they reveal what has brought them to, and what keeps them in, a town that has lost its sparkle. By Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Producer Carrie Rooney


Unknown: Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Producer: Carrie Rooney
Linda: Denise Black
George: David Hargreaves
Mandy: Hayley Doherty
Carly: Tracy Wiles

: Money Box Live

Listeners' personal finance questions answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. Producer Jessica Laugharne
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: The Horse

1/5. The Hope and the Horror. Letters from Greek conscript Geoff and blinkered military commander
Diomedes reveal "inside" stories - and a witty new angle - on the Trojan War. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvis and Darren Richardson. Greek chorus Kenneth Danziger , Jean Gilpin and Simon Templeman. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Alick Rowe.
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Read By: Darren Richardson.
Unknown: Kenneth Danziger
Unknown: Jean Gilpin
Unknown: Simon Templeman.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: Soundscape - the Sea Swallow

1/5. The warden on the Fame Islands off the coast of Northumberland and the Eider farmer in Iceland both eagerly await the arrival of the Arctic terns and the onset of spring. Paul Young follows the amazing migration of two Arctic terns across the globe. Wildlife sound recording by Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Paul Young
Unknown: Chris Watson.

: The Food Programme

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30pm

: More or Less

6/10. Andrew Dilnot explores the way numbers influence different aspects Of daily life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. Rob Brydon joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor at London's Victoria Palace Theatre. Humphrey Lyttelton presents and Colin Sell is at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Brian shows his true colours.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the film Stranger than Fiction, starring Emma Thompson as a novelist who finds that one of her characters has come to life. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: A Room of Her Own

1/5. Virginia. A series of dramas focusing on five 20th-century female authors and exploring Virginia Woolf's idea that a woman needs a room of her own to be a writer. In Katie Hims 's tale, set one year into the war and one year away from Virginia Woolf's suicide, Woolf is living with Leonard in their country home, Rodmell, in Sussex, to escape the bombing of her beloved London. Her haven is the writing lodge in the garden, and her routines protect her from the mediocrity in which she perceives herself to be drowning.
Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims
Virginia Woolf: Fiona Shaw
Man: Mark Roper
Woman: Deborah Farrington

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

New series 1/4. Jack the Ripper. Michael Portillo uncovers the forgotten events that are often concealed by the famous moments of history.
London in the late 1880s was stalked by a psychopath, but Londoners were more afraid of revolution and the collapse Of a whole way of life. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Crossing Continents

3/10. Bolivia. Lucy Ash investigates the nature of crime and punishment in Bolivia. Repeated from Thursday

: Planet Earth under Threat

2/8. Life on the Move. Gabrielle Walker witnesses how climate change is forcing animals and plants to move. From insects gaining ground in the US to baboons sitting on the tops of mountains, and some species of British butterfly making hay while the sun shines. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

1/10. Amir spends his childhood in Kabul, playing in the garden of his father's house with Hassan, the son of the Hazara servant. Together they climb the hill to the pomegranate tree and read stories in its shade, or go and fly kites in the streets. But this is Afghanistan before the Russian tanks rolled in and before the day of the kite-fighting tournament - the day that changed Amir's life for ever. Read by Kulvinder Ghir. Abridged by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall
RT DIRECT: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini , is available for only E7.50 (RRP £7.99) including p&p. To order send a cheque, payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to: [address removed] Or call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per minute) quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Read By: Kulvinder Ghir.
Abridged By: Jane Marshall.
Producer: Jane Marshall
Unknown: Khaled Hosseini

: Big in Blackpool

Where do Variety entertainers go when there are no more TV Variety shows? Comedian Jimmy Cricket looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in entertainment by talking to Janet Brown , Bernie Clifton , Norman Collier and Graham Walker of the Grumbleweeds. Can they only look forward to being "big in Blackpool"? Producer LibbyCross


Unknown: Jimmy Cricket
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Norman Collier
Unknown: Graham Walker

: Today in Parliament

With Susan Hulme.


Unknown: Susan Hulme.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Point to Point
Navigation 1/5. By Gore Vidal. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Afghanistan - Fighting for Peace (

2/2) Afghanistan's progress since the 2001 Bonn agreement

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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