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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrea Rea.


Unknown: Andrea Rea.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Desert Island Discs


: Book of the Week: Femme

Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari
5/5. Now under arrest for espionage in Paris, Mata Hari awaits her fate. The final part of Pat Shipman 's account of Margaretha Zelle 's life story. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mata Hari
Unknown: Pat Shipman
Unknown: Margaretha Zelle

: Act of Worship

From Edinburgh. Led by the Rt Rev
David Chillingworth , Bishop of St Andrews , Dunkeld and Dunblane.


Unknown: David Chillingworth
Unknown: St Andrews

: Woman's Hour

With Miriam O'Reilly.
10.45 43 Years in the Third Form 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: PM Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary on the opening day of the Second Test at Trent Bridge from Jonathan Agnew ,
Christopher Martin-Jenkins , and Mark Saggers , with summaries by Graham Gooch , Vie Marks and Sunil Gavaskar.
Producer Adam Mountford -approximate time
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Leo, Rusty and ME

The moving story of a child's struggle to overcome myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome by inventing an alter ego who he calls "Rusty". Their struggle has been recorded over 18 months by his mum Jane Ray against a background of professional discord about the origins, diagnosis and treatment Of the illness. Producers Jane Ray and Simon Elmes Spoken word choices: page 129


Unknown: Jane Ray
Producers: Jane Ray
Producers: Simon Elmes

: Kicking the Habit: 1/6: If the Boot Fits - Share It

A group of Carmelite Friars battle against the temptations of the modern world in Christopher Lee's new comedy series. Noisy boots, an electric bath chair and an attractive redhead are all hazards along the quirky path to righteousness.


Writer: Christopher Lee
Director: Pete Atkin
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Father Michael: Martin Jarvis
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Mave: Rosalind Ayres
Friars and Pilgrims played by: Kenneth Danziger,
Friars and Pilgrims played by: Tracy Pattin
Friars and Pilgrims played by: Moira Quirk
Friars and Pilgrims played by: Alan Shearman

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts
2/6. John Waite reveals how serious workplace injuries that have resulted in lost limbs are going uninvestigated. Series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts producer Beverly Purcell


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.
Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Producer Tracey Logan Pepeated 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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Tracey Logan Pepeated

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Short Rideto Dusseldorf

By Janice Okoh. A chance meeting in a job centre offers Alison the opportunity to make an easy £3,000. All she has to do is fly to Germany and marry a complete stranger. Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Janice Okoh.
Director: Claire Grove
Alison: Katy Cavanagh
Friday: Steve Toussaint
Cher: Nadine Marshall
Sarah: Ayesha Antoine
Frau Nitsche: Liza Sadovy
Samson: Chu Omambala
German official: Simon Treves

: Ramblings

2/6. The Howgills. Clare Balding walks on the Howgill Fells in Cumbria. Her companion is Alison O'Neill , drawn back to the place of her upbringing after travelling the world. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Alison O'Neill
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Opening Lines

5/5. Rising Laughter. After she overhears the couple next-door sharing a joke, a woman becomes determined to reintroduce laughter into her own home. Dave Pescod 's story is read by Susan Brown. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Dave Pescod
Read By: Susan Brown.

: The Singer Not the Song

5/5. The Tenor. The operatic tenor is an extremely rare talent. British tenor Peter Auty and singing teacher Peter Wilson try to find out why. For further details see Monday


Tenor: Peter Auty
Unknown: Peter Wilson

: Last Word

Jonathan Freedland presents the obituaries programme, celebrating the recently dead. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: The Film Programme

Terence Davies, director of "Distant Voices, Still Lives", joins Francine Stock to discuss "Victim", the 1961 Dirk Bogarde film that helped to change the laws on homosexuality.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Guest: Terence Davies
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

6/8. Topical comedy, with Steve Punt ,
Hugh Dennis , 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

Alice plans to take to the skies.
Written by Adrian Flynn ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer

: Front Row

Mark Lawson talks to the author Margaret Atwood. Producer Jack Soper


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Margaret Atwood.
Producer: Jack Soper

: 43 Years In the Third Form

5/5. It's 2007 and 12-year-old Lara, devotee of Sleb magazine and the mobile phone, discovers the vintage delights of G/rtand Bunty. By Jane Purcell.
For further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Purcell.
Bee: Sharon Duce
Elizabeth: Jenny Lee
Lara: Saskia Strallen
Voice of Bunty: Alexandra Knapp

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Oxfordshire, with a panel that includes human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and Conservative backbencher Nadine Dorries.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Tatchell
Unknown: Nadine Dorries.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

6/10. Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Almost Blue

Simon is a blind man with synaesthesia, a condition that enables him to hear sounds in colour. He listens in to other people's conversations, but he becomes obsessed with two voices in particular. Judith Adams 's dramatisation of the thriller by Carlo Lucarelli.
Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Judith Adams
Unknown: Carlo Lucarelli.
Producer: Lu Kemp
Simon: Grant O'Rourke
Grace: Lesley Hart
Scorpio: Simon Donaldson
Matera: Steven Cartwright
Anna: Monica Gibb
Victor: Simon Tait
Topaz: Samantha Young

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

10/10. A Little Star of Shattered Glass. Ruth travels to the cottage where her mother was born. By Penelope Lively. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: Femme

Fatale: A Biography of Mata Hari
5/5. By Pat Shipman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Pat Shipman.

: News

: News

: World Stories

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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