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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Desert Island Discs

Rptd from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Wildwood:a Journey through Trees

5/5. Heartwood. By Roger Deakin. Near his journey's end, the author visits a library overflowing with books and gently rotting apples grown by poets. He returns home to lay a hedge of various trees by hand and to tend his last ash folly. Sean Baker reads the final part of the travelogue by the admired nature writer. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.
Unknown: Sean Baker

: Act of Worship

A religious service led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

With Ritula Shah.
10.45 Life Class 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Titans of Aid

2/2. Concluding part of the insight into the field operations of Brae, the largest NGO (non-governmental organisation) in the world, based in Bangladesh, with 100,000 people on its payroll. Richard Phinney explores whether it is the answer to fighting global poverty or an example of a charity running out of control. Producer Anthonv Baxter


Unknown: Richard Phinney
Producer: Anthonv Baxter

: The Maltby Collection

2/6. David Nobbs's sitcom continues with Rod trying to save the collection from closure and, in so doing, threatening his boss's early retirement.


Writer: David Nobbs
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunela: Rachel Atkins
Julian: Ben Willbond
Wilf: Geoff McGivern
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Stelios: Chris Pavlo
Mark: Ben Moor
Rod's mum: Liza Sadovy

: You and Yours

Presented by Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Sheila McClennon
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

6/12. Roger Bolton presents listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T; Phone [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than than 8p per min); email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Boy Fathers

A story of young fatherhood developed with the Teenage Parents Project in Bristol, explored through drama, interviews and rap, by Peter Hunter and David Johnson. Richie is in a hospital bed trying to recover from a run-in with a bus, desperate to get better in time to get to the birth of his child and prove his reliability.
Music by Mike Lovell and Shane Winter with Marco Paganotto ; Producer/Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Peter Hunter
Unknown: David Johnson.
Music By: Mike Lovell
Music By: Shane Winter
Unknown: Marco Paganotto
Director: Sara Davies
Richie: Sean Verey
Sian: Amber Rogers
Trevor: Chris Harris
Marie: Louise Howells
Maureen: Katharine Rogers
Mike: Russell Bright
Kev: Chris Green
Liam: Jonathan Hares

: Shared Earth

3/6. Sand dunes are Britain's most dynamic landscape. Dylan Winter meets a self-confessed "dune nerd" for a beach-goer's guide to the astonishing life in the sands. He also radio tracks bats in Dorset and helps to release the inner wilderness of Glasgow's ponds. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: A Welsh Anthology

5/5. Visit to the Underworld. Rhiannon has fled to Egypt to escape home and its reminders of her dead son. Here, standing outside
Tutankhamun's tomb, she hears a Welsh voice and thinks she sees her son in a backpacker's eyes. By Stevie Davies , read by Sharon Morgan. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Stevie Davies
Read By: Sharon Morgan.

: The Making of Music

15/30. Bach in Leipzig. The story of Johann Sebastian Bach , a civic employee who worked in a bustling German town. He argued with employees about money and petty bureaucracy in his day job, while producing some of the most acclaimed church music ever written at breakneck speed. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Johann Sebastian Bach

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, reflecting on the lives of the famous and the infamous, the unsung and the extraordinary.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Monte Hellman, director of cult film Two-Lane Blacktop, joins Francine Stock to talk about the existential 70s road movie starring James Taylor, which has just been released on DVD for the first time. He reflects on the picture's enduring and mythic appeal.


Guest: Monte Hellman
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

News headlines and reports, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

New series 1/8. A satirical look at the week's news with Steve Punt , Hugh Dennis , 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

Alice refuses to play ball.
Writer Carole Simpson Solazzo : Director Rosemary Watts ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Alice: Holly Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amy Shlndler
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd

: Front Row

Arts news with John Wilson.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Life Class

5/10. By Pat Barker. September 1914 and war has been declared. Neville will go to the front lines to paint and Paul will be an orderly. Before he goes, Paul decides he must see Elinor once more.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Pat Barker.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby in Plymouth, where the audience put questions to a panel that includes columnist
David Aaronovitch and chairwoman of the School Food
Trust, Prue Leith. Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Prue Leith.

: A Point of View

Historian Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: The Goldilocks Zone

A modern-day Brief Encounter showing how, when we're lost, only a true connection with another human being can bring us back to ourselves.
By Lucy Catherine
Producer/Director Mary Peate


Writer: Lucy Catherine
Director: Mary Peate
Nicola: Nicola Walker
Hux: Stuart McQuarrie
Shannon: Clemmie Hooton
Jamie: Johnny Thomas Davies
Mohammed: Shiv Grewal
Jenny: Amelda Brown
John: Carl Prekopp
Alice: Alice Hart
Brigita: Alice Hart
Ross: Harry Myers
Sandra: Colleen Prendergast
Woman: Susan Jameson

: The World Tonight

With Jackie Hardgrave. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Seeds of Greatness

5/10. By Jon Canter. Dave is a Cambridge graduate living in a squat. Jack runs his own jewellery business and calls on Dave to help him lure an American soap star into wearing one of his rings. It's Jack's first meeting with a famous person and although it's a disaster, a seed of greatness is sown. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jon Canter.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


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

: News

: Wildwood: a Journeythrough Trees

5/5. By Roger Deakin. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: World Stories


: Close Up

: News

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