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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Armes.


Unknown: Dr John Armes.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The TV writer Paul Abbott talks to Kirsty Young and chooses eight pieces of music to take to the mythical desert island. See Choice on page 116. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Paul Abbott
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

A religious service for the day.

: Book of the Week: The Lemon Tree

5/5. The house is now a kindergarten for Arab children in Israel, but terrorist attacks have escalated. Dalia makes one last trip to visit Bashir to seek some kind of understanding. By Sandy Tolan. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sandy Tolan.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 The Observations 10/10. By Jane Harris. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jane Harris.

: Pizza Makes the World Go Round

Pizza has gone global. When Anna Maria decided to set up a brand new pizzeria in Calcutta she wanted her venture to have an impact on many lives. Through the micro-credit scheme she's helped her mozzarella makers earn enough to pay for their animals outright and ensure a better future for their families.
Presented by Simon Parkes. producer Susan Mitchell


Unknown: Anna Maria
Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Inspector Steine

4/6. When Vince the Ventriloquist moves his booth to a new pitch on the Brighton seafront he receives threats from an unknown source. But Inspector Steine is more concerned with judging the knickerbocker glory competition. Cop comedy, set in 1950s Brighton, written by Lynne Truss.
Producer/Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Inspector Steine
Written By: Lynne Truss.
Director: Karen Rose
Inspector Steine: Michael Fenton C Stevens
Mrs Groynes: Jan Ravens
Brunswick: John Ramm
Twitten: Matt Green
Ventriloquist Vince: Kim Wall

: 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, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

Listeners' views, comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations on BBC radio. Presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Rosie's Beauty

Rosie runs a beauty parlour in her village. Most of her clients come to talk and she is invited to share some of the dark secrets that make up the community in which she lives. Written by Annamaria Murphy. _.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Written By: Annamaria Murphy.
Director: Claire Grove
Rosie Craze: Mary Woodvine
Martha Taper: Barbara Jefford
Lily Harvey: Amanda Lawrence
Ellen Hosken: Mandy Simons
Michael Harvey: Stephen Hall
Irish Reilly: Charles Barnecut

: Shared Earth

5/6. Hints and tips to help garden birds this spring to mark National Nest Box Week. And Brett Westwood returns to the Gloucestershire wood owned by a listener to offer more woodland management advice. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: The Clothes in the Wardrobe

5/5. The conventional suburban setting masks some dark secrets that only now begin to emerge in the last part of Alice Thomas Elllis 's black comedy of love, marriage and murder. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alice Thomas Elllis

: The Making of Modern Medicine

10/30. Anatomy and the Invisible Hand. The teaching of anatomy was big business in the 18th century. creating an unsavoury demand for fresh bodies. So how did this period come to be known as "the perfection of anatomy and secure the future of one of the few medical disciplines to survive the political upheaval that was about to engulf Europe? The readers are Peter Capaidi , Jason Watkins , Scott Handy and David Rintoul. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Capaidi
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: David Rintoul.

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright joins Francine Stock to talk about his new film Hot Fuzz, a police comedy set in rural Somerset, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman.


Guest: Edgar Wright
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

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


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

7/8. Topical comedy panel game, featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners. Presented by Sandi Toksvig. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Presented By: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Ruth gets used to delegation.
For cast see page 31 Written by Tim Stimpson
Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Tim Stimpson
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. who talks to members of the band
Kaiser Chiefs about creating their second album - always a difficult task, according to rock legend. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Observations

10/10. A second tragedy on the railway line brings an unexpected conclusion for Bessy and Arabella. By Jane Harris.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Harris.
Bessy Buckley: Lucy Paterson
Arabella Reid: Candida Benson
Dr McGregor: Kenny Blyth
Nurse: Patrick Kavanagh

: Any Questions?

This week's panel discusses the issues of the week with questions put by the audience at the Hexagon Theatre, Lancaster. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 110pm


Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Author and broadcaster Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Mary Shane

The disappearance of a teenage girl triggers 80-year-old Mary Shane to confess to the police to having brutally murdered three people back in the 1940s, but the investigating officer. DCI Stone, finds it hard to believe her story. It is only when she retracts her statement that her innocence is called into question. Written by Danny Brocklehurst.
Producer Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Mary Shane
Written By: Danny Brocklehurst.
Producer: Nadia Molinari
Mary Shane: Anne Reid
DCI John Stone: Hugo Speer
Kate Risdale: Suranne Jones

: 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: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

5/10. The novel in the form of a government report continues with Number Ten's communications director describing how the PM became enthused by the Salmon/ Yemen project. By Paul Torday. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Torday.

: A Good Read

2/8. Journalist Lynn Barber and travel writer and biographer Sara Wheeler are Sue MacGregor 's guests this week as they discuss three books each featuring assorted Englishmen abroad. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Lynn Barber
Unknown: Sara Wheeler
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Frost Years

4/4. David Frost celebrates the most effective satirists of recent years, including Spitting Image and Rory Bremner. Is satire needed as much now as it was in the 60s when TW3 first took to the air?
For details see Tuesday


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Rory Bremner.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lemon Tree

5/5. By Sandy Tolan. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sandy Tolan.

: World Briefing

: the latest news from around the world

: The Interview

: News

: The Village That Got Too Old

David Stenhouse examines
Japan's ageing population

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

: World Business Review

talkina points from the business week

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