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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test in Galle.
For commentators see Tuesday 'approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

With Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Amber Barnfather


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Amber Barnfather

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test in Galle.
For commentators see Tuesday 'approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Paul Weller talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his choice of music to take to the mythical island. Rptd from Sunday


Talks: Paul Weller
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Book of the Week:No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer's Story

5/5. Carlos Acosta represents Rudolf Nureyev at the opening gala of the restored Royal Opera House and becomes the first black principal to dance at Covent Garden. Producer Amber Barnfather Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Carlos Acosta
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Gan/ey.
10.45 Flesh 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test in Galle.
For commentators see Tuesday 'approximate times

: Game Academy

2/2. Teams of young computer-game developers have only ten weeks to produce a working computer game that will dazzle the public at the Edinburgh Festival, convince the judges and launch them on a dream career in one of the world's fastest-growing industries. Producer Richard Phinney


Producer: Richard Phinney

: Ed Reardon's Week

6/6. Trimarans That Pass in the Night. Love is in the air for Ed, but it's far from plain sailing. Comedy by Chris Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Producer Dawn Ellis


Comedy By: Chris Douglas
Comedy By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Ed: Chris Douglas
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Felix: John Fortune
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Mary: Sally Grace
Ray: Simon Greenall
Kate: Melanie Hudson
Jaz Milvane: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivem
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: You and Yours until 12.15

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


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

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports. Presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Message

3/6. Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Witness:Five Plays from the Gospel of Luke

5/5. Beginnings. With the disciples paralysed by Jesus's death, Mary ponders the mystery of his birth. By Nick Warburton.
Producer/DirectorJonquil Panting


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Jonquil Panting
Jesus: Tom Goodman-Hill
Peter: Peter Firth
Mary: Penelope Wilton
Magdalene: Lorraine Ashbourne
Angel: Julian Bleach
Simeon: David de Keyser
Joanna: Rachel Atkins
Joseph of Arimathea: Ben Onwukwe
Young Mary: Laura Molyneux
Cleopas: Sam Pamphilon

: Witness: behind Luke's Story

5/5. Ernie Rea discovers how much of the Nativity story as we know it today is derived from Luke. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ernie Rea

: Ramblings

5/5. Angus - Forfar Walkers. Clare Balding travels to Angus, south of Aberdeen, to join the Forfar Ramblers on their weekly walk.
Led by Evelyn Taylor , Clare discovers how this walking club has developed into a social and supportive group that embraces retirement and the freedom it brings. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Evelyn Taylor
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Scottish Shorts

5/5. The Brightest Star By Fiona Sinclair. It's the week before Christmas and, home alone, a little girl is visited by the police. Read by Vicki Liddelle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fiona Sinclair.
Read By: Vicki Liddelle.

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have recently died. Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock presents highlights from the series, including interviews with Julie Christie, Quentin Tarantino, Jodie Foster and David Schwimmer.


Presenter: Francine Stock
Interviewee: Julie Christie
Interviewee: Quentin Tarantino
Interviewee: Jodie Foster
Interviewee: David Schwimmer
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England The fifth day's play

: PM

National and international news and analysis presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Now Show

4/6. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis rummage through the week's knicker drawer of news. With Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin and a special guest.
Producer Katie Marsden Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The Best of the Now Show CD for E5.99 (RRP E8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Kathy fights fire with fire.
Written by Mary Cutler ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
[address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowlinq
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Alan: John Telfer
Annabelle: Julia Hills
Prof Lloyd: John Rowe
Heather: Joyce Gibbs

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces highlights from the past year, and talks to the artist Damien Hirst. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Artist: Damien Hirst.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Flesh

5/5. Alison turns up at daughter Jess's wedding full of optimism. By Tilly Black.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Tilly Black.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in East Molesey, Surrey.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
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

: The Friday Play: London,This Is Washington

By Mark Lawson. When Harold Macmillan meets Jack Kennedy , the general feeling is that the old gent will roll over and submit.
Producer John Taylor ; Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Jack Kennedy
Producer: John Taylor
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Harold Macmillan: David Calder
John F Kennedy: Nathan Osqood
Harold Wilson: Philip Jackson
Lyndon B Johnson: Kerry Shale
Dick: Ian Porter
Timothy: Simon Robson
Announcer: Jon Glover

: The World Tonight

With Reeta Chakrabati. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Land of Spices

10/10. The Reverend Mother faces the biggest challenge of her life. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: A Great Wall

Repeated in memory of Jo Lucas who, despite suffering from breast cancer. walked the Great Wall of China. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Jo Lucas
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Book of the Week:No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer's Story

5/5. By Charles Acosta. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Charles Acosta.

: News

: The Interview

: News

: News

: Outlook

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