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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Hughes


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Unknown: Ceri Hughes

: Desert Island Discs

With guest castaway Joanna Lumley. See choice on p122. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley.

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

5/5. The former prime minister John Major concludes reading from his book about cricket's rich past and its characters, painting a vivid picture of the era that spawned this popular sport. Today's episode brings the story into the 20th century and the threat of war. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Major

: Act of Worship

Led by John Armes.


Unknown: John Armes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little
10.45 A Confidential Agent (Retired)
5/5. By Nick McCarty. The Woman's Hour drama. __ For details see drama repeat at7A5pm


Presented By: Jane Little
Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the second day's play of the First Test at Lord's. Producer Peter Baxter time
For commentators see yesterday df"" " time TV highlights of today's play are onFjveatTISprn


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The insider's Guide to Writing a PrimeMinisterialMemoir

"What should the Prime Minister put in his own account of the Downing Street years? Rory Bremner and guests might provide some helpful hints for a certain putative memoir writer Producer David Stenhouse Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Jigsaw

1/4 This is the story of Billie, a young girl growing up in Europe between the wars. When her father dies she goes to live a much more cosmopolitan life with her beautiful but unreliable mother. Sybille Bedford's novel is dramatised by Melissa Murray. Claire Skinner Doris TraceyWiles dramatised by Melissa Murray Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Dramatised By: Claire Skinner
Sybille: Claire Skinner
Alessandro: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mother: Sian Thomas
Rosie: Rachel Atkins
Doris: Tracey Wiles
Susan: Colleen Prenderqast
jack: Gerard McDermott
Waiter: Anthony Glennon

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
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

: Feedback

New series 1/12 Roger Bolton with listeners opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Tracey Logan Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London WIA 1OT; Phone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per mm); Fax: [number removed]; email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Tracey Logan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Poppy Seeds

A play set amid the current controversy over British involvement in Afghanistan. Observers say it's not effective to fight opium production at the same time as fighting the Taliban, claiming it pushes innocent opium farmers in the direction of the extremists. Instead, some argue, it would be better for the West to actually buy the poppy crops, which could then be used in medicine, or destroyed. Rachael McGill 's provocative play is a fantasy of what might happen if a senior aid worker, frustrated with the failure of Western policy, took the law into her own hands and created a market for "fair trade heroin". Producer/Director: Graham Frost.


Writer: Rachael McGill
Director: Graham Frost
Katherine: Haydn Gwynne
Syed: Sharif Dorani
Jamila: Nathalie Armin
Emma: Lynsey Pow
Naseer: Jeff Mirza
Poet: Hemi Yeroham
Afghan woman: Zolfa Zahedi

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Biofuels. Tom Heap presents this thorough investigation into the growing enthusiasm in Britain for green fuels, examining which crops should be used to ensure that the land and food production are not compromised. He also asks if we are going down the American road of full-on enthusiasm for the new green fuels or whether a more cautious approach is necessary. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Last Night I Dreamed

5/5. Menabilly. "Menabilly - that beautiful house, hidden from the outside world, safe from prying eyes, cradled by the woodland and the sea. If she could only sleep again, then she might return there...." Justine Picardie 's story, read by Anna Massey , is the last in the series inspired by one of the most famous opening lines in English fiction - from Rebecca, celebrating the centenary of Daphne du Maurier's birth. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Justine Picardie
Read By: Anna Massey

: Spitting Bars

2/2. On the Out. Shendo, L.o.n.don, Snowman, Choker, Lucifer and Ben get together to make music again as they battle to avoid the cycle of re-offending and talk about how writing their rap lyrics helps them. For further details see yesterday

: Last Word

John Wilson presents the obituaries programme, reflecting on the lives of significant people who have died recently. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Film Programme

Julien Temple, director of The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, talks to Francine Stock about his new documentary on the Clash and its lead singer: Joe Strummer: the Future Is Unwritten. Plus the week's film news, reviews and interviews.


Guest: Julien Temple
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News and analysis, introduced by Carolyn Ouinn. Editor Peter Rippon


Introduced By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

4/8. Sandi Toksvig chairs the veteran topical comedy panel game, with panellists, including Mark Steel and Alan Coren , who wade through the week's biggest and smallest news stories. Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Brian gets some parental training. For cast see page 31 Written by Keri Davies
Director Kim Greengrass ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Keri Davies
Director: Kim Greengrass
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Laura Thomas

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

5/5. Liz discovers Nicholas has some loyal friends and some frightening enemies. By Nick McCarty. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair chairs the discussion in Whitby, North Yorkshire, where an audience puts questions about the week's topical issues to a panel that includes Michael Meacher MP. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Michael Meacher
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Professor Lisa Jardine presents her reflections on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: The Angel of Covent Garden

By Colin Bytheway. A heartbroken man moves to London, where he decides to give up on the idea of love. But a street performer in the guise of an angel changes his mind.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Colin Bytheway.
Director: Sally Avens
Lee: Bryan Dick
Alex: Andrew Scott
Coral Shirley: Anne Field
Marco: Christian Sollmeno

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

15/15. The story of the missing toddler continues to obsess Harry. And Anthea struggles with Nat's dependence on her. Written by Blake Morrison and read by Douglas Hodge. For further details see Monday


Written By: Blake Morrison
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: Look Away Now

6/6. Garry Richardson anchors this topical sports-obsessed comedy show looking back on the week in sport and forward to the weekend ahead. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Mario Rosenstock and Miles Jupp. Repeated from yesterday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Mario Rosenstock
Unknown: Miles Jupp.

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy presents news, views and features on today's stories in Parliament. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

5/5. By John Major. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Major.

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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