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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Robin Eames.


Unknown: Robin Eames.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn.
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 Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Alicia McCarthy
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week:Selective Memory

5/5. Katharine Whitehorn describes her successful years on The Spectator and The Observer, and learning to cope with Widowhood after a long marriage. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Dombey and Son 5/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: The Mysterious Commander

A reaHife story of espionage on the high seas during the Cold War. In the 1960s a mysterious naval commander was operating out of an office in Hull. He was, in fact. an MI6 agent, recruiting trawlermen to spy on the Russian nuclear fleet. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. Ruth and Reconciliation. There could be romance in the air for Ed, but will it survive his taking part in a Creative Partnership at the school where she teaches? By Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Chris Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
EdReardon: Chris Douglas
Felix: John Fortune
Ruth: Morwenna Banks
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Headteacher: Matt Green
Copper: Simon Greenall
jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
The bookseller: Phil Nice
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor coiin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments on BBC radio.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute) email: feedbackUbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Umbrella

A romantic comedy by Lavinia Greenlaw. Busy professional couple Will and Iris have been married ten years and love one another.... or so they think. A perfect stranger comes into their lives, bringing with her the prospect of perfect romance.
Iris's assistants are played by Eiry Thomas and caltnn Richards Producer Kate McAll


Comedy By: Lavinia Greenlaw.
Played By: Eiry Thomas
Producer: Kate McAll
The stranger: Adjoa Andoh
Iris: Lynne Seymour
Will: Steffan Rhodrl
Patient: Richard Elfyn

: Ramblings

New series 1/5. Clare Balding and the president of the Rambler's Association,
Chris Smith , are in Glen Tilt, Perthshire, where they try to convert theatre director Nancy Meckler to the joys of rambling. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Clare Balding
Unknown: Chris Smith
Director: Nancy Meckler
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Red Mountain, Yellow River

5/5 The Ex-Inmate. ByGelingYan.
Through the thin ceiling of his dilapidated apartment. Dale Du has learned all he needs to know about the family living upstairs. Read by Burt Kwouk. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Dale Du
Read By: Burt Kwouk.

: National Obsession

5/5. Concluding the series of snapshots of the everyday rituals and routines of the nation, where people of all ages from around the country describe their idiosyncratic obsessions in their own voices. The final set records obsessions surrounding food, from counting chips to a fixation with cheese rolls. For further details see Monday

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of famous and less well-known people who have died recently.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Jason Schwartzmann talks about his role in Wes Anderson's comedy The Darjeeling Limited. Frank Cottrell-Boyce , writer of 24 Hour Party People and Welcome to Sarajevo, discusses the work of Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda.
Presented by Francine Stock.


Guest: Jason Schwartzmann
Guest: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

9/9. Francis Wheen , Sue Perkins ,
Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton join host Sandi Toksvig in the topical comedy panel game featuring cryptic questions, acerbic satire and humorous newspaper cuttings sent in by listeners.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

A breakdown is on the cards for Kathy.
Writer Tim Stimpson
Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]
There is an interview with June Spencer in Gardens Illustrated magazine, out now, price E3.85


Unknown: Tim Stimpson
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Brian: Charles Collinqwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Telfer
Nic: Becky Wright
Motorist: Gerry Hinks

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with the arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Sally Spurring

: Dombey and Son

5/20. By Charles Dickens. The dark and unknown sea that rolls round all the world.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from the University of Essex in Colchester, where the panel includes the Liberal Democrat leadership contender Nick Clegg and columnist Amanda Platell. Chaired by Edward Stourton.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Nick Clegg
Unknown: Amanda Platell.
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Fame and Fortune

Repeated from Saturday at 2.30pm

: The World Tonight

With Reeta Chakrabati. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Taxi Queue

10/10. Vivienne lies awake in a cottage waiting for her husband to join the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Richard retraces his steps towards Paddington Station just as he did on the night he met Abe Rivers. By Janet Davey. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Abe Rivers.
Unknown: Janet Davey.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster, highlighting the work of Committees. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:Selective Memory

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Interview

: News

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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