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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Sir Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Comedian Jo Brand is this week's castaway. She talks to Kirsty Young about her life and her choice of music. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week: In Europe - Travelsthroughthe20th Century

5/5. Geert Mak tries to pin down the soul of Brussels, and ponders why the capital of Europe seems the least able to represent its spirit. Conclusion of Mak's view of the state of the European Union. For further details see Mon RPtd at 12.30am


Unknown: Geert Mak
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .


Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 The Women's Room 15/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Bricks and Mortals ..

3/4. The Lygon Arms. A Cotswold pub whose residents tell the history of medieval church power, chart the rise and fall of the wool trade, and reflect on the end of the monarchy after the deciding battle of the English Civil War. Producer John Byrne


Producer: John Byrne

: Jack Rosenthal's Last Act

3/4. The writer's memoirs, adapted by his daughter Amy, continue with the golden period when Jack was rirmiy established at Granada Television, married
Maureen Lipman , and wrote some of his best-known plays.
Other characters played by members of the cast
Producer Bruce Hyman ; Directors Maureen Lipman and Dirk Maggs
RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD Jack Rosenthal 's Last Act (released on 7 May) for E8.99 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landhne calls cost a maximum of 8p per min), send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], quoting [number removed], or viwi www.bbcshop.com and enter the code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Bruce Hyman
Directors: Maureen Lipman
Directors: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Jack Rosenthal: Stephen Mangan
Lakey/Pat Phoenix: Rebecca Front
Floorman: Rupert Degas
Amy Rosenthal (child): Agnes Hyman
Theo/Maurice: George Layton
Zelma: Amy Rosenthal
Director: Toby Longworth
Jule Styne: Kerry Shale
Peter Eckersley: Colin Shindler
Adam Rosenthal (child): Ceallach Spellman

: You and Yours

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


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

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Cricket World Cup

India v Sri Lanka
Commentary from Trinidad by Kevin Howells , Asish Ray and Arlo White , with expert analysis from Colin Croft and Ranjit Fernando. Plus news from Jamaica, where ireianu take on the West Indies. *approximate time
Producer Peter Baxter
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 11.40pm tonight
Followed by The Film Programme at 9.30 if the cricket finishes in time


Unknown: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Asish Ray
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Ranjit Fernando.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Feedback

10/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries., criticisms and congratulations from his mailbag and inbox, and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Producer Penny Vine Repeated on Sunday at HP ADDRESS: Feedback, PO BOX 2100, London WlA lOT Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm on FM

: Afternoon Play: Sunbathing in the Rain

Gwyneth was driving to work one day, as always, anu suddenly she couldn't stop crying. She drove home, lay down on the bed for a moment, then got under the covers It would be nearly a year before she went to work again. Poet Gwyneth Lewis's play is a down-to-earth, courageous and practical chronicle of her own severe depression; how she coped and, ultimately, survived. Producer Kate McCall


Producer: Kate McCall
Gwyneth: Slriol Jenkins
Leighton: Robert Pugh
Doctor: Hywel Emrys
Surfer: Steven Meo
Shop assistant: Claire Cage

: Ramblings

4/7. Clare Balding celebrates her 100th edition of the programme by taking her favourite walk near her family home in Hampshire. She reminisces about walks past and the people she has met along the way. producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: More Tales from Westminster

5/5. A Simple Matter of Trust. John Sergeant reads his story of the ups and downs of an office romance at Number Ten. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Sergeant

: The Reed Bed

5/5. The summer migrants have been replaced by over-wintering ducks, geese and swans. Peter France asks what the future holds for the Fenland reed beds, damaged by centuries Of drainage. For further details see Monday

: Last Word

Obituary programme. Producer Sally Spurring Rptd Sun 8.30pm

: 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 Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a satirical stab at the week's news, with help from 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

Brian and Matt get conspiratorial. For cast see page 34 Written by Graham Harvey Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a report on keyboard player Joe Zawinul , who is 75 this year and renowned for his work with Miles Davis and Weather Report. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Joe Zawinul
Unknown: Miles Davis
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Women's Room

15/15. Mira's new life is turned upside down when Val dies and the close-knit group of friends disintegrates. Conclusion of the dramatisation by Sarah Daniels of Marilyn French's seminal book. For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Daniels

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical discussion in a programme hosted by the European Commission Representation in Ireland to mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

8/8. Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50pm


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: The Dinner Party

Just as the King family settle down to a celebratory dinner party, a stranger arrives with a claim to the family name. Soon, slavery, reparations, shame and guilt are served up with the food and drink in Winsome Pinnock's drama, part of the celebrations marking the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain. Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Peter: Don Gilet
Roger: John Shrapnel
Sylvia: June Whitfield
Miranda: Christine Kavanagh
Shelley: Dona Croll
Alyson: Susannah Corbett
Richie: Anthony Glennon
Andrew: Mark Straker
Diana: Rachel Bavidge

: The Film Programme

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

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Budget Statement

A response by the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

10/10. Take My Affliction. The end of the war is in sight but Sohail and his friends have one last mission to carry out, and Rehana has one last, terrible choice to make. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Introduced by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Book of the Week: In Europe -Travels through the 20th Century

5/5. By Geert Mak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Geert Mak.

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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