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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell provide the commentary as the Second Test in the Ashes series gets under way at the Adelaide Oval. 'Approximate times Highlights of the first day's pl ay are on BBC2 at 11.05pm tonight


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day With Dr

Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

A rural-round-up, presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Matt Lucas , star of Little Britain, chooses the eight records he'd take with him to the mythical desert island. Presented by Kirsty Young. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Matt Lucas
Presented By: Kirsty Young.

: Act of Worship

A religious service for the day.

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

5/5. A Life in Film. Gore Vidal gives his impressions of some of the great movie names, including Orson Welles , Coppola, Fellini, Grace Kelly and Garbo. Read by Tim Robbins. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Read By: Tim Robbins.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: A Room of Her Own

5/5. By John Peacock.
The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Woman's Hour producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: John Peacock.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Streetwise: the Opera

1/2. Following homeless and ex-homeless people from Newcastle and Gateshead as they sing their first notes of opera. This is no community show: they are to star alongside top professionals in a new opera at the Sage concert hall in Gateshead. Between rehearsals they share stories, hopes and ambitions. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Three off the Tee

5/6. Roger terrifies himself by playing a faultless round of golf, Tom discovers principles he never thought he had. and Mike tries to explain to Gill why it is that when golf goes well, life invariably goes badly wrong. By David Spicer.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: David Spicer.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Tom: Tony Slattery
Roger: Danny Webb
Mike: Tony Gardner
Gill: Kate Robbins
Hannah: Carla Mendonca
Jules: Polly Frame
Jason Tom: Raphael Eaves
Busby: Jonathan Aris

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith
PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


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

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
The second day's play in Adelaide. For commentators see 5.30am

: The World at One

News and analysis with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC Radio listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and praise. Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
Send your comments to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@ibbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Wooden Heart

A powerful and disturbing drama based on the real-life scandal of Jenisch Gypsy children who were forcibly removed from their parents by the Swiss government, a policy that continued in Switzerland until 1974. Anna is Jenisch. She has lived in an orphanage since she was taken from her parents as a baby, but now her foster mother is waiting to collect her to take her to work on a farm in a small Alpine village. By Hattie Naylor.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery
Anna: Juliet Aubrey
J: Lisa Hammond
Uta: Gerda Stevenson
Doctor: Stephen Perry
Anna's sister: Jenny Coverack
Sister Margaret: Marlene Sidaway

: Shared Earth

6/6. Dylan Winter celebrates an eco-wedding and finds out what makes a good reservoir for wildlife. producer Aiasdair cross

: The Horse

5/5. The Tragedy and the Triumph. Geoff sends a last letter and Diomedes reveals the Master Plan. By Alick Rowe. Read by Martin Jarvis and Darren Richardson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alick Rowe.
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Read By: Darren Richardson.

: Soundscape - the Sea Swallow

5/5. Only one of the two Arctic terns has survived its journey south to Antarctica. Having spent the southern summer feeding and building up her reserves, she's ready for the long migration back to her breeding grounds on the Fame Islands. But the journey home is far from easy and winds and storms blow her off course. Narrated by Paul Young. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Young.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to one of Hollywood's most powerful producers, Jeffrey Katzenberg , about the animated comedy Flushed Away. Producer Thomas Morris


Producers: Jeffrey Katzenberg
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis shine a satirical light on the week's news, with help from Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Andy Zaltzman.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: To order the CD The Now Show for just £10.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per minute) or send a cheque, payable to BBC Shop, to [address removed]


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Andy Zaltzman.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Ruth's hopes for reconciliation go up in smoke. For cast see page 36 Written by Keri Davies
Director Jenny Stephens ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Jenny Stephens
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Kirsty Lang.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Room of Her Own

5/5. Vita. Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. Vita Sackville-West
(played by Sara Bade !) is preparing to leave the tower where she writes to move back into the main house. At 70, she is saying goodbye to this precious space. Harold Nicolson , her husband, is on his way home, the husband from whom she has kept no secret. That is until now. By John Peacock. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Played By: Sara Bade
Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: John Peacock.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Doncaster puts topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes Labour Party chairwoman Hazel Blears and Times columnist Matthew Parris. producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Hazel Blears
Unknown: Matthew Parris.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Brian Walden , broadcaster and former MP, presents a weekly reflection on a topical issue.
Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Brian Walden
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Friday Play: Folie a Trois

By Sarah Wooley. Three Scottish women living in the same house become delusional, believing their TV is sending them messages, and convinced that passers-by are talking about them - so they resolve to commit suicide together.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Sarah Wooley.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Minnie: Molly Innes
Aggie: Eileen McCallum
Colleen: Colette O'Neil
Preacher: Chris Young

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

5/10. After the Russian tanks rolled into Afghanistan,
Amir and his father escaped from Kabul and started a new life in America. But though life in the new world is full of opportunities for Amir. Baba misses the old ways of Kabul. For further details see Monday

: A Good Read

9/10. Playwright Arnold Wesker and author and journalist Hunter Davies join Sue MacGregor to discuss the paperbacks they love. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Point to Point Navigation

5/5. By Gore Vidal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Gore Vidal.

: The Interview

: News

: Asian Games (

2/2) Richard Fleming looks at the history and impact of the Asian equivalent of the Olympics

: Close Up (

1/3) New music marking the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth

: News

: Outlook

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