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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O 'Connor.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Cormac Murphy-O
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The playwright Arnold Wesker talks to Kirsty Young about his Choice Of music. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Arnold Wesker
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: Playing with Fire

5/5. In the final extract from his autobiography, Nigel Havers settles happily into an eight-year run of the TV sitcom Don't Wait Up. And on the set of Empire of the Sun, two of his ribs are broken by an over-zealous Japanese actor. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Nigel Havers

: Act of Worship

A religious service for the day.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Baghdad Burning 5/5. By Riverbend. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details sec drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Don't Hang Up

New series 1/3. Alan Dein talks to strangers anywhere in the world by randomly calling telephone boxes and chatting to whoever picks up the phone. Today he calls
Christmas. Florida, discovers that there's more than one Santa Claus in Georgia and several at the Santa Claus shop in the city of North Pole, Alaska. While in the little town of Bethlehem, New Zealand, there are strange travellers with tales to tell. Producer Mark Burman


Talks: Alan Dein
Producer: Mark Burman

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. Comedy starring Chris Douglas as curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon , who spends his time dodging fares, smoking a pipe, railing against a world run by idiots, writing abusive emails and ripping off his agent. By Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Ed Reardon
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Sidney Reardon: David Warner
Frank: David Cann
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Woman doctor/Aussie woman: Eve Dallas
Cliff: Simon Greenall
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Jake: James Rawlings
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Eli: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: 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

3/6. Jenni Murray and guests discuss current media trends and how they are affecting our lives. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fly Girls

Forget the animal acts and ringmasters, the new circus movement, with its rock-scores, choreographed aerobatics, technical brilliance and funky glamour, is attracting a new audience. In DJ Britton's comedy, two girls' lives are changed for ever when they fall in love with the trapeze. The story is interwoven with the voices of real-life new circus performers.
Director DJ Britton; Producer Lis Edwards


Producer: Lis Edwards
Chaz: Mared Swain
Holly: Mali Harries
Tom: Jonathan Floyd

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Portugal. Miriam O'Reilly discovers a microcosm of man's impact on the planet. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: An Audience with Dan Leno

5/5. Dan Leno has become the most highly paid music-hall artist in the land and appears before the king at Sandringham. But he yearns to play Hamlet and Richard III. Written and performed by Tony Lidington. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Dan Leno
Unknown: Richard Iii.
Unknown: Tony Lidington.

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

4/4. Glen Nevis , Scotland. Certain locations have a magical quality that film-makers adore. Glen Nevis in the heart of the Scottish highlands had all the right ingredients for Braveheart and Rob Roy with rocky crags, purple heather and real Scotch mist. But Glen Nevis hasn't just been typecast in kilt parts. More recently, wizards on broomsticks have been seen flying up this glen in the Harry Potter films. Matthew Sweet visits this wild patch of country to discover what makes it SUCh a magical location. For further details see Tuesday


Unknown: Glen Nevis
Unknown: Glen Nevis
Unknown: Rob Roy
Unknown: Glen Nevis
Unknown: Harry Potter
Unknown: Matthew Sweet

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister.
Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Ricky Gervais talks to Francine Stock about his role in the comedy thriller Night at the Museum. And director Tom Tyker talks about his new film of Patrick Susskind 's bestselling novel Perfume. Producer Thomas Morris


Talks: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: Francine Stock
Talks: Tom Tyker
Unknown: Patrick Susskind
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

6/6. Topical sketch show with Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , also featuring Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

David tries to feel festive.
For cast see page 43 Writer Tim Stimpson
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Tim Stimpson
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson unwraps a further selection of highlights from the past year, talking to the names behind the headlines, including Peter Morgan , writer of the film The Queen, and taking a trip down Tate Modern 's highly popular slides. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Peter Morgan
Unknown: Tate Modern
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Baghdad Burning

5/5. As civil strife in Baghdad deepens, Riverbend reports in her internet blog that her mood of gloom is increasing. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion as an audience in Somerset puts topical questions from the week's news to a panel that includes the former Conservative MP and broadcaster Michael Portillo.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Portillo.
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: The National Theatre of Brent's Messiah

The National Theatre of Brent celebrates the coming Christmas season with its unique version of the nativity story - Messiah - performed in its entirety by Desmond Olivier Dingle and his entire company - Raymond Box. Including, probably for the first time on any wireless station in the world, the actual birth of a baby by two men. It is the company's view that nothing as dramatic, as moving, and as historically accurate has virtually ever been done on radio before. Written by Patrick Barlow with additional material by John Ramm and Martin Duncan.
Producer Helen Chattwell ; Director Martin Duncan


Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Raymond Box.
Written By: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: John Ramm
Unknown: Martin Duncan.
Producer: Helen Chattwell
Director: Martin Duncan
Desmond: Patrick Barlow
Raymond: John Ramm

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: A Handful of Dust

10/10. Alone and feverish in the Brazilian jungle, Tony's salvation lies in Mr Todd , a fan of Dickens. Or does it?
Oliver Milburn reads the final, chilling episode of Evelyn Waugh 'S Classic Story. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Todd
Unknown: Oliver Milburn
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: Great Lives

2/8. For 50 years Millicent Garrett Fawcett struggled to win the right to vote for women in Britain, yet today she is little-known compared to those who took a more militant course. Feminist campaigner Lesley Abdela discusses the extraordinary "MGF" with Matthew Parris and historian Elizabeth Crawford. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Unknown: Lesley Abdela
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Elizabeth Crawford.

: Two Coconut Shells, a Blow Lamp and a Raspberry

Comedy sound effects have been the backbone of British radio shows, from Children's Hour to The Goon Show and beyond. Reece Shearsmith presents a wry history of sound effects: the early recording methods of sound engineers and how people such as band leader and disc jockey Jack Jackson broke new ground in the field of radio effects. With contributions from Roy Hudd , Dick Mills and John AmmondS. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: John Ammonds.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: News

: Book of the Week: Playing with Fire

5/5. By Nigel Havers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Nigel Havers.

: News

: Global Account


: Close Up

BBC Symphony Orchestra in China

: News

: Outlook

: Assignment

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