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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With George Craig.


Unknown: George Craig.

: Farming Today

Mark Holdstock reports from the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Unknown: Todav Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Journalist and Today presenter
John Humphrys talks to Kirsty Young about his choice of music to take to the mythical isiana. Repeated from Sunday


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , from Cardiff.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Book of the Week: The Prince

5/5. On the relationship between the Pnnce and his advisers and how to deal with the Power of Fortune. Peter Firth reads from Machiavelli's notorious guidebook to political Power. With an introduction by the BBC s Political correspondent Nick Robinson for details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Firth
Unknown: Nick Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jane Garvey.
10.45 We Need to Talk about Kevin 5/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Introduced By: Jane Garvey.

: Defiance in Dewsbury

In 1987 a group of white parents opted to teach their children in a pub rather than accept places at a predominantly Asian school. Twenty years on, the BBC education correspondent Wendy Jones returns to find out from parents, children and teachers what, if anything, has changed in an area that once witnessed such bitter racial tension. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

3/6. The Advert. Arthur (Steve Delaney ) helps Malcolm prepare for an audition for a TV commercial by having a few drinks. Bolstered by his favourite tipple he decides to gatecrash the audition himself. Written and performed by Steve Delaney , with Sue Perkins , Dave Mounfield , Alastair Kerry and Terry Kilkelly.
Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Dave Mounfield
Unknown: Alastair Kerry
Unknown: Terry Kilkelly.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: You and Yours

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

National and international news. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Message

6/6. Jenni Murray and guests engage in lively conversation about media trends.
Producer Cecile Wright Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Juba FM

Events in Darfur have taken the world's s attention from the much longer-running conflict in southern Sudan, where a rather fragile peace treaty is holding. John Tuckey 's play is set during the months leading up to the signing of thai treaty in 2005. Producer/Director David Ian Neville


Unknown: John Tuckey
Director: David Ian Neville
Shima: Anna Bengo
Phil: Struan Rodger
Matthew: Cyril Nri
Reioice: Adjoa Andoh
Hassan: David Baker
Michael: Mo Sesay
Lucy: Janice Acquah

: Costing the Earth

2/6 Tom Heap investigates the apparent increase in Britain's rodent population, variously attributed to food waste, fewer refuse collections and less money to put into control and eradication. He looks at how we control rats in urban and rural environments and asks why the system appears not to be working. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Granta Stories

5/5 A New World. As the autumn of the year and the First World War are calling, a new world is dawning for Private Dunkley. VS Pritchett's story is read by Christopher Hannon. For details see Monday


Read By: Christopher Hannon.

: A Sense of Liverpool

5/5 A Comedian's Mouth. Stand-up comedian Brendan Riley explores Liverpool's reputation for producing some of Britain's best-known funnymen, taking a taxi ride round the city to see if the tag is justified. For details see Monday


Unknown: Brendan Riley

: Last Word

Celebrating the lives of the recently deceased. Presented by Matthew Bannister. Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

The film director Wim Wenders is in conversation with Francine Stock in the studio. Christian Mungiu, who scooped the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes festival, also guests.


Guest: Wim Wenders
Presenter: Francine Stock
Guest: Christian Mungiu
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

A round-up of the news headlines and analysis, and current affairs reports. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

New series 1/8. Sandi Toksvig makes mincemeat of the week's news in the topical panel game with Andy Hamilton ,
Fred MacAulay , Mark Steel and Carrie Ouinlan. Producer Katie Tyrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.04pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Carrie Ouinlan.
Producer: Katie Tyrell

: The Archers

Pip and Lynda join forces.
Written by Nawal Gadalla ; Director Jenny Stephens Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Nawal Gadalla
Director: Jenny Stephens
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
Shula: Judy Bennett
Daniel: Dominic Davies
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowllng
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Kathy: Hedll Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
William: Philip Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Bert: Eric Allan
Nic: Becky Wright
Prof Jim Lloyd: John Rowe
Rachel: Deborah McAndrew
Solicitor: John Flltcroft
Consultant: Paul Clarkson

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: We Need to Talk about Kevin

5/10. The Lie. "I was proud of you. Most honest thing you've ever done." By Lionel Shriver. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Lionel Shriver.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the topical discussion from Ashford, Kent, where the panel includes the shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
Michael Gove , and broadcaster Saira Khan. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Michael Gove
Unknown: Saira Khan.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

David Carradine reflects on a topical issue. Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Carradine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play:The Monstrous Mother

Cathy has a vivid imagination - sometimes it can get dangerously out of control. A comedy by Mike Harris about imagination, domestic life, and the pain of growing up.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Comedy By: Mike Harris
Director: Marc Beeby
Cathy: Jemma McKenzie-Brown
Frank: Ben Crowe
Virginia: Alison Pettitt
Phillipa: Amanda Lawrence
Jessica: Georgia Russell
Chantelle: Jessica Dunn
Damien: Jordan Clarke

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: The Egg and I

5/10. Betty despairs of the bats, the outdoor privy, the chicken lice and the lack of a radio or telephone. By Betty MacDonald. For details see Monday

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:The Prince

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Interview

: Close Up

: News

: Outlook

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