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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin.


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Andy Kershaw is Kirsty Young 's guest castaway this week. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: Not One of Us

5/5. Paul Bhattacharjee reads Chief Superintendent Ali Dizaei 's account of his fight to prove his integrity and return to his job with London's Metropolitan Police. The story concludes at the Old Bailey. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Paul Bhattacharjee
Unknown: Ali Dizaei

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Dr Bert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh.

: Woman's Hour

Martha Kearney reveals the identity of the man voted for by listeners to co-present with her on Red Nose Day. Will it be Kelvin MacKenzie , Richard Hammond or Andy Hamilton ?
10.45 The Women's Room 10/15. By Marilyn French.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Kelvin MacKenzie
Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Bricks and Mortals

2/4. Otley Hall , Suffolk. This beautiful, moated timber-and-brick manor house was built in the 15th century by the Gosnold family - another house through which a view of the past can be constructed from the voices and letters Of the people who lived there. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Otley Hall
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

2/4. Playwright Jack Rosenthal 's memoirs, adapted for radio by his daughter Amy. Today, an account of Jack s brief spell in the Navy and his early career at Granada TV, including the first broadcast of Coronation Street, for which he wrote more than 100 episodes.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer 8ruce Hyman: Directors Maureen Lipman and Dirk Maggs
FIT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD Jack Rosenthal 's Last Act (released on 7 May) for £8.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost a maximum of 8p per min). send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to[address removed] or visit www. bbcshop.com and enter the code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Directors: Maureen Lipman
Directors: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Maureen Lipman: Herself
Jack Rosenthal: Stephen Mangan
Director: Rupert Degas
Adam: Zachary Fox
Mr Cecil: George Layton
Jim: Toby Longworth
Amy Rosenthal: Herself
Ursula/Maxine: Amy Shinder
Jack Ripley: Colin Shindler

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: Cricket World Cup

Commentary on the Group C clash at the Beausejour stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia by Jonathan Agnew , Bryan Waddle and Jonny Saunders , with expert analysis from Geoffrey Boycott , Angus Fraser and Ian Smith.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC2 at 12.40am tonight
Followed by 9.30 The Film Programme if the cricket finishes by 9.30pm.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Jonny Saunders
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Ian Smith.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Penny Vine 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 minute) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Murder in the Afternoon- The Longest Journey

A man picks up a female hitch-hiker. Both of them are concealing a secret. A murder has been committed - but who's the victim and who's the murderer? A thriller by Peter Whalley. Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Unknown: Peter Whalley.
Director: Pauline Harris
John: Ian Puleston-Davies
Amy: Emma Atkins
Dl Barnes: Martin Reeves
George: Anthony Flanagan
Don: Seamus O'Neill

: Ramblings

3/7. Glyndwr's Way. Clare Balding sets out on the newest of the Welsh national trails - which celebrates the life of medieval hero Owain Glyndwr - covering the spectacular middle section between Dylife to Glaslyn. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Owain Glyndwr
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Birds and Beasts

5/5. Buddy. While Adam plays with his mistress, Buddy proves the superior fidelity of dogs. Written by Cat Weatherill , read by Nicola Walker. For further details see Monday


Written By: Cat Weatherill
Read By: Nicola Walker.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

30/30. Transplant. Andrew Cunningham 's story draws to a close with what's been called the greatest therapeutic advance of the 20th century - organ transplantation. This was marked by Christiaan Barnard 's first heart transplant operation in 1967. The readers are Annette Badland , Jason Watkins , David Rintoul and Scott Handy. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: Christiaan Barnard
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Scott Handy.

: Last Word

Reflections on the life stories of people who have recently died. With Matthew Bannister. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock with the week's cinema news and interviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Thomas Morris

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

3/8. More topical satirical sketches and songs from Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , with the help of Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and Marcus Brigstocke. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


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

: The Archers

Sid ensures that charity begins in The Bull. For cast see page 39 Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts programme, with Mark Lawson. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Women's Room

10/15. It is 1968 and Mira has settled into Harvard life, embracing the political and social changes that are going on around her. Then she falls in love with a younger man Written by Marilyn French . For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Marilyn French

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby in Keswick as part of the Words by the Water Literature Festival. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

7/8. 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: In Denial - the Story of Paul Blackburn

The true story of Paul Blackburn. In 1978, when he had just turned 15, Blackburn was convicted of the attempted murder and sexual assault of a nine-year-old boy. In May 2005 the Court of Appeal ruled that he was wrongly convicted. He is now a free man. But how does it feel to be free? Kevin Fegan 's drama attempts to illustrate Paul's complex response to that question. Producer Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Paul Blackburn.
Unknown: Kevin Fegan
Producer: Nadia Molinari
Adult Paul: Adrian Bower
Young Paul: Gerard Kearns
Justice Keene: Robert Pickavance
DrLawson: Glenn Cunningham
Justice Bristow: Russell Dixon

: The Film Programme

Please note: this programme will not transmit if play continues in the cricket after 9.30pm. see 4.30pm for details

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

5/10. An Unexpected Guest. From the guerrillas' headquarters in Dhaka, Sohail and his friends set out on their first operation, only to return with a casualty. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Not One of Us

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: The Interview

: News

: Iraq


: Close Up

The Musical Legacy of Slavery (1/3)

: News

: Outlook

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