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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


Unknown: Jonathan Wittenberg.

: Farming Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Clare Phillips


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: The Reunion

5/5. Sue MacGregor meets a group of former Bhagwan Rajneesh sannyasins to reflect on the rise and fall Of the CUlt. Rptd from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: ArthurConan Doyle: a Life in Letters

5/5. Forbes Masson and John Dougal read the final excerpt from Conan Doyle 's letters to his mother. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: John Dougal
Unknown: Conan Doyle

: Act of Worship

Church service led by Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 A Short History of Longing 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Lives in a Landscape

2/6. Show Girls. A series exploring the sometimes surprising lives of people in Britain today Vanessa is a glamour model who has travelled the world earning good money. She has just met Paul, the love of her life, and, five months pregnant, has decided to take a break from podium dancing and posing for Punters. Producers Julie Gatenby and Sara Jane Hall


Producers: Julie Gatenby
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: O The Castle

4/6. Sir John decides to open a theme park inside his castle, and Sam Tree is determined to saw UnicornForest. Elsewhere, Anne and Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Sam Tree
Producer: David Tyler
Sir John: James Fleet
Sir William: Nell Dudgeon
Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd
Lady Anne: Susan Earl
Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver
Master Henry: Steven Kynman
Sam Tree: Toby Ross-Bryant

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


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

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

2/11. Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday atspm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 101: phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than Bp per minute) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Coup

The story of a man caught up in events as the small African state of Benin descended into chaos and bloodshed. Based on the memoirs of writer and traveller
Bruce Chatwin , and dramatised by Annie Caulf ield.
Director Marina Caidarone


Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Dramatised By: Annie Caulf
Director: Marina Caidarone
Bruce: James Purefoy
The Colonel: Ben Onwukwe
The Commander: Mo Sesay
The Amazon Colonel: Clare Perkins
Domingo: Christopher Simpson
Jacques: Olivier Breulls
Driver: Aryon Bakare

: Costing the Earth

5/6. Tom Heap investigates the world population explosion and its impact on the environment. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Walk the Blue Fields

5/5. The Night of the Quicken Trees 2/2. By Claire Keegan. It's Christmas, and after welcoming a long-haired woman into his home, the priest's electricity goes out. Read by Fiona Shaw. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Claire Keegan.
Read By: Fiona Shaw.

: The Making of Music

15/30. Jazz. The development of jazz music, which drew on the singing of spirituals and the early blues. James Naughtie charts its growth in popularity and the ways in which established classical composers were influenced by it. The reader is Tom Hollander. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Tom Hollander.

: Last Word

Presented by Matthew Bannister.
Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Director Julie Taymor discusses her film Across the Universe, the story of a young Liverpudlian's travels in late 1960s America.


Guest: Julie Taymor
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

New series 1/9. Topical comedy panel game with guests Jeremy Hardy ,
Andy Hamilton , Francis Wheen and Alan Coren. Presented by Sandi Toksvig.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated on Sunday at 12.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Presented By: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Fallon hopes to pick the fruits of her labour.
Written by Simon Firth
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Simon Firth
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Emma: Felicity Jones
Mike: Terry Molloy
Bert: Eric Allan
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Alan: John Teher
Wendy: Alison Belbin
DS Collins: Andy Hockley
Calum: Sam Pamphllon

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: A Short History of Longing

5/5. The final part of Shelagh Stephenson 's comic study of loneliness sees Rowan and Catherine abandon the personal columns, and their friends opt for direct action.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Chelmsford, Essex, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby. Panellists include journalist Jeff Randall and MPs Peter Hain and Theresa May.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jeff Randall
Unknown: Peter Hain
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

5/8. Tim Egan presents a reflection on a topical issue.
Editor Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Tim Egan
Editor: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Number Ten

4/5. The Rule of Law. The launch of Islam UK, a campaign for the inclusion of the Muslim community, is threatened when an Islamic tribunal flouts UK law. By Mike Harris.
Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Mike Harris.
Director: Clive Brill
Prime Minister: Antony Sher
Polly: Haydn Gwynne
Monica: Sasha Behar
Steve: Stephen Mangan
Colin: Colin McFarlane
Qaz: Amerjn Deu
Angela: Emma Fleking
Hannah: Kelly Hunter
Frank: Anthony O'Donnell
Conrad: Nicholas Rowe
Jeremy: Chris Pavlo
Ogden: Christopher Ettridge

: The World Tonight

Presented by Fergus Nicoll.


Presented By: Fergus Nicoll.

: Book at Bedtime: A Thousand Splendid Suns

5/10. By Khaled Hosseini. The Soviet troops have been beaten into retreat and are set to leave Kabul, as Mujahidin fighters prepare to reclaim the city. Meanwhile, Laila's thoughts are for her missing playmate Tariq. Read by Seeta Indrani. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini.
Read By: Seeta Indrani.

: Great Lives

8/9. Elizabeth David. Prue Leith joins
Matthew Parris to discuss the life of food writer Elizabeth David. Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Elizabeth David.
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Elizabeth David.

: Rockin' Against Racism

Mark Steel looks back on the history of the Rock Against Racism campaign and considers how effective its mix of confrontation, musical alliances and determination were to counter the threat of the National Front in the 1970s. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: News

: News

: Assignment

: The Interview

issues of modern life

: News

: Bundhu Boys

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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