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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Gordon Graham.

: Farming Today

With Moira Hickey. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Moira Hickey.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Book of the Week:

The Death of Sigmund Freud
5/5. Freud enjoys his final success. Written by MarkEdmundson. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sigmund Freud

: Woman's Hour

With Ritula Shah.
10.45 India and Pakistan 07: Q&A 10/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v India

Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann provide commentary on the second day's play of the Third Test at the Oval. Analysis comes from Geoffrey Boycott , Graham Thorpe , Mike Selvey and Sunil Gavaskar.
For commentators see yesterday 'approximate time
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Graham Thorpe
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar.

: India and Pakistan O7: Gandhi's Dream

With many parts of India being transformed by an economic boom, Gandhi's dream of an independent India, based on the village republic, seems all but dead. The majority of the Population still lives in rural areas but life for many of them is harder then it's ever been. Producer Mohini Patel See also Ganges at 9pm on BBC2


Producer: Mohini Patel

: O Kicking the Habit

3/6. Holy Des Res. The Carmelite friary has occupied its idyllic setting for more than 600 years, but now is being targeted by property developers. And not all of the brothers are opposed to the idea of "progress". Comedy by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Comedy By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Brother Martin: Roy Dotrice
Father Bertie: Alfred Molina
Father Michael: Martin Jarvis
Brother Luke: Darren Richardson
Mave: Rosalind Ayres
Brother Francis: Alan Shearman
Father Lawrence: Kenneth Danziger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite. Including at
12.30 Face the Facts. John Waite investigates a company trying to clean up the image of the private-parking industry. Face the Facts is repeated on Sunday at 9pm You and Yours series editor Andrew Smith


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

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

New series 1/6. Jenni Murray and her guests engage in a lively discussion on how media trends affect modern life. Producer Cecile Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Discourse of Two Once Young Women

By Jane Beeson. Three old pals from schooldays during the war plan a rendezvous. The male friend acts as a conduit between the two women, whose excitement is tinged with fear, but their meeting turns out in a way none of them could have imagined. producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Jane Beeson.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Daisy: Lynn Farleigh
Gerald: Oliver Ford Davies
Ida: Eleanor Bron
Matt: Geoffrey Beevers
Mother: Ella Smith
Young Daisy: Anna Lanyon
Young Ida: Tessa Montague
Boy: John Cummins

: Ramblings

4/6. Bosigran to Gurnard's Head, Cornwall Clare Balding experiences the wildness of Cornwall on the south-west coastal path between Bosigran and Gurnard's Head. Blown by the wind. she walks with naturalist David Chapman and his wife Sarah, who can trace her Cornish family back to the early 17th century. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: David Chapman
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Caravan Club

5/5. Freedom. Three generations of a family have their holiday memories stirred by a shabby old caravan parked in an overgrown field. Patrick Gale 's story is read by John Paul Hurley. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Patrick Gale
Read By: John Paul Hurley.

: Worked Out

5/5. Ian McMillan concludes his visits to England's forgotten coalfields with a trip to Cumbria to discuss the memories that remain now that the pits have been worked out. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme, celebrating the lives of people who have died recently. Producer Sarah Jane Hall Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: The Film Programme

Paul Schrader, writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, talks about his new film The Walker. And Matthew Sweet looks back on Diana Dors's career as a new boxed set of her movies is released on DVD.


Guest: Paul Schrader
Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

8/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical romp through the week's news with the help of Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and special guest Richard Stilgoe. Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Sid makes a false accusation.
Written by Adrian Flynn
Director Julie Beckett ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Shula: Judy Bennett
Pip: Helen Monks
Elizabeth: Alison Dowlinq
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collinqwood
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Sid: Alan Devereux
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Schindler
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Vinette Robinson
Nic: Becky Wright

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: India and Pakistan 07: Q&A

10/10. 1,000,000,000 Rupees. Thomas is one question away from the billion-rupee prize on Who Will Win a Billion but the producers can't afford the payout and will do anything to stop him. By Vikas Swarup.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Vikas Swarup.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Totnes, Devon.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

8/10. 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: Breaking Point

By Philip Palmer. Jon Starkey is training to become a British Army interrogator and is about to join the front line in the "war against terror".
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Philip Palmer.
Unknown: Jon Starkey
Director: Toby Swift
Jon: Elliot Cowan
Rachel: Naomi Frederick
Mike: Bertie Carvel
Colonel Reynolds: Simon Treves
Danny: John Dougall

: The World Tonight

With Peter Dobbie.


Unknown: Peter Dobbie.

: Book at Bedtime: Ascent

5/10. Yefgenii's exploits in the skies above Korea have earned him the nickname Ivan the Terrible. But, like Icarus, is he flying too close to the sun? By Jed Mercurio. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jed Mercurio.

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Streetwise: the Opera

2/2. Following homeless people as they sing their first notes of opera. As opening night approaches the cast tell what singing means to them and how opera is changing their lives. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: News

: Book of the Week: The Death of Sigmund Freud

5/5. ByMarkEdmundson Repeatedfrom9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

: News

: Freetown Rap

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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