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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
Commentary on the fifth day of the Second Test in Adelaide. For commentators see Saturday 'approximate time Highlights of the fifth day's play are on BBC2 tonight at 11.20pm

: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Canon Patrick Thomas.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

Presented by James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Taking a Stand

3/6. Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices to stand up for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Four o'Clock Friends

New series 1/5. One of the most extraordinary literary archives in the world is about to be revealed to the public. The John Murray publishing house saved more than 150,000 documents, manuscripts and letters from writers, including Walter Scott. Disraeli,
Darwin and Livingstone, yet this priceless collection was recovered from an old linen press. Vanessa Collingndge discovers how these great writers would meet at
Murray's home each day, forming a group they called the Four o'clock Friends, and how Byron's memoirs were burned in John Murray 's fireplace. producer Lynne Mennie


Unknown: John Murray
Unknown: Vanessa Collingndge
Unknown: John Murray
Producer: Lynne Mennie

: Book of the Week: Sound Bites: Eating onTour with Franz Ferdinand

2/5. Alex Kapranos continues with his witty account about what he ate while touring the world. In Paris he finds it difficult to convince his band-mates of the merits of a salad made from gizzards. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For further details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alex Kapranos
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. Hills of the North, Rejoice (Little Cornard) Isaiah 51, vv4-8. The Truth from Above (Trad
English, arr Vaughan Williams). Wake, 0 Wake! ( Wachet auf).
Director of music Ian Tracey. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Organist: Ian Tracey.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Male Order 2/5. Galina. By Jonathan Myerson. By Jonathan Myerson. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: The Englishman Who Ran Across America

Mark Whitaker tells the story of Peter Gavuzzi , one of Britain's best long-distance runners. The son of an immigrant Italian chef, in 1928 and 1929 he took part in two of the most extraordinary foot-races ever held - from one side of America to the other.
Producer Mark Whitaker


Unknown: Peter Gavuzzi
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: Classical Comedy

What links Fawlty Towers with Aristophanes, and It Ain't Half Hot Mum with Plautus? Comedian Natalie Haynes argues that today's stand-ups could learn a lot from the classics. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Natalie Haynes

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with John Waite and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

National and international news, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: The Real History of Opera

4/4. Tristan and Isolde. Wagner's opera was claimed by many critics to have attained the highest summit of all music; others, on the other hand, condemned it as being incomprehensible. Huw Edwards tries to understand the passion so great it can only be consummated in death, and how music that is unresolved can be so beautiful. Producer Catherine McGhee Repeated on Saturday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Huw Edwards
Producer: Catherine McGhee

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Every Book in the World

The Victorian bibliomaniac Sir Thomas Phillipps aimed to own a copy of every book in the world. But his mania came at a price. A Victorian "road movie" and a study in obsession by Nick Warburton.
Director/Producer Mark Smalley


Writer: Nick Warburton.
Director/Producer: Mark Smalley
Sir Thomas Phillipps: Benjamin Whitrow
Elizabeth Phillipps: Lia Williams
Herbert: Peter Gunn

: Making History

8/10. Nick Baker and the team answer listeners' historical questions. Producer Nick Patrick
ADDRESS: [address removed] email:making.history(5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nick Patrick

: A Brush with Fame

2/5. Irrational Fear of Tom Stoppard. A gentle tale blending an overactive imagination with social insecurity and rumours of phenomenal brainpower. Written and read by Adam Mars-Jones . For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Tom Stoppard.
Read By: Adam Mars-Jones

: Keep Your Bricks and Mortar

2/4. The Trailer. Lucy, Will and their two children live in a trailer towed by a tractor along the highways and byways of Wiltshire. But, as their small children start to grow,
Dylan Winter enquires whether it is time to settle down in one spot. For further details see yesterday

: Word of Mouth

1/8. Michael Rosen presents the series examining words, language and the way people speak. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: A Good Read

10/10. Jude Kelly , artistic director of London's South Bank Centre, and writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter join Sue MacGregor to discuss three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Friday at 11pm


Artistic: Jude Kelly
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Mark Smalley

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Living with the Enemy

4/6. Sitcom written by and starring Gyles Brandreth and Nick Revell as an alternative comedian-turned-holistic therapist and a Tory MP-turned-media tart. Gyles takes Nick and Sophie to a swanky art exhibition in Mavfair.
Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Nick Revell
Producer: Ed Morrish
Gyles Brandon: Gyles Brandreth
Nick Reynolds: Nick Revell
Sophie Okuyu: Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Charles Danbury: Nickolas Grace
Richard Dowdeswell: Martin Hyder
Jana: Maria McErlane

: The Archers

Jill decides to get strict.
For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on the book
Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris , an account of Hannibal Lecter 's childhood and upbringing. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Thomas Harris
Unknown: Hannibal Lecter
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Male Order

2/5. Galina. Galina lives with her nine-year-old son Alexei in Moscow. She recently signed up with an internet agency that sets up social evenings with visiting foreign men. The promise of escape comes in the form of Giles, who works for an insurance company in Basingstoke. By Jonathan Myerson. For further details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.

: File on 4

10/10. Julian O'Halloran asks if Britain has become dangerously dependent on a fleet of ageing and decrepit nuclear power Stations. Producer Rob Cave Rptd Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Am I Normal?

4/5. The latest estimates suggest one in 100 children has an autism spectrum disorder. That's ten times more than 40 years ago. Is this because we're better at diagnosing the condition or because we include many more people in the category? Vivienne Parry investigates. Producer Anna Buckley Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Producer: Anna Buckley

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Kite Runner

7/10. When his childhood companion is killed by the Taliban, Amir returns to Kabul to search for his orphaned son. By Khaled Hosseini. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.

: Trevor's World of Sport

1/6. Adaptation of Andy Hamilton's TV comedy about Trevor the sports agent and his gallant attempts to keep his head above water as he braves the rapids of life.


Writer/Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Other parts played by: Abdul Salis
Other parts played by: Hattie Morahan
Other parts played by: Jake Wood

: Today in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: News

: The Word

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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