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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Ed Kessler.


Unknown: Ed Kessler.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News 6-45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island DISCS

Repeated from Sunday

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Book of the Week:Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt

5/5. Joyce Tyldesley 's biography of the highly intelligent monarch, examining the final acts of her life, including the ill-fated relationship with Mark Antony. Read by Haydn Gwynne. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley
Unknown: Mark Antony.
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Interpreter II 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama
Series editor Jill Burridge Repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Spitting Images

Fancy your very own Van Gogh or Mona Lisa ? You can buy them by the containerload from Dafen in China, where handpainted copies are being turned out in their thousands. Roger Law takes a gander at a very big business, wondering if the Chinese have found the secret of the Perfect fake. Producer Mark Rickards Spoken word choices: paqe 121


Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Roger Law
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

6/6. PiddlerontheRoof. Arthur (
Steve Delaney ) prepares to play in Fiddler on the Roof, but an unfortunate typo on the posters leads to widespread confusion. Despite receiving a concussion, he soldiers on and gives a performance like no other. With Sue Perkins, Dave Mounfield and Alastair Kerr. Producers John Leonard and Mark Radcliffe


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Unknown: Dave Mounfield
Unknown: Alastair Kerr.
Producers: John Leonard
Producers: Mark Radcliffe

: 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 Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC radio listeners' comments.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T Phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Have Your Cake

2/6. Private Parkin. The cake club is gatecrashed by a mysterious man claiming to be a chef.... but is he something more sinister? Culinary drama by Nicola Baldwin.
Producer Abigail le Fleming


Unknown: Nicola Baldwin.
Producer: Abigail Le Fleming
Maggie: Lesley Sharp
Sabina: Nisha Nayar
Tess: Tamsln Gres
Nicky: Matthew Dunster

: Costing the Earth

5/6 Exploring Britain's commitment to generate 20 per cent of the country's energy from renewable sources by 2020. Critics argue that. because of the flaws in the current national grid system that have led to uncertain costs and lengthy planning processes, this target is unlikely to be met. Tom Heap investigates.
Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Dilemmas of Modern Martyrs: Sabotage

5/5. By Morven Crumlish.
Pressed into service as a bridesmaid, Jenny almost expected to be miserable. But weird scenes follow at this gay wedding. Read by Siobhan Redmond.


Author: Morven Crumlish
Reader: Siobhan Redmond
Producer: Ros Ward

: A Voyage to Lundy

5/5. Gwyneth Lewis considers the satisfactions of an adventure so close to home. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Daniel Day-Lewis discusses his role in Paul Thomas Anderson 's tragic film There Will Be Blood. Presented by Francine Stock. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Daniel Day-Lewis
Unknown: Paul Thomas Anderson
Presented By: Francine Stock.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

4/8. Satirical panel game chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Sharing their take on the week's news are Jeff Green , Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay and Francis Wheen.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Unknown: Jeff Green
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Francis Wheen.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Brian reveals his true intentions.
Written by Simon Barrington Pugh
Director Rosemary Watts ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Simon Barrington Pugh
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Colllngwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedll Nlklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Heather: Joyce Gibbs
Nic: Becky Wright
Annabelle: Julia Hills

: Front Row

With John Wilson , including news of the long list for the Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Interpreter II

5/5. By Anjum Malik. Nina has a tense confrontation with Mr Masood in an attempt to get Zarina's children back.
For details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.
Unknown: Mr Masood

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby , in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: David Cannadine
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: Sins of theGrandfathers

Comedian Dan Tetsell tackles the uncomfortable fact that his grandfather was an SS officer, and ponders the corruptibility of human morality and the works of country and western singer Kenny Rogers. Written and performed by Dan Tetsell , with Alex Lowe , Rachel Atkins and Ben Graves. See panel. Producer Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Singer: Kenny Rogers.
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ben Graves.
Producer: Sam Hoyle

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Reeta Chakrabati.


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati.

: Book at Bedtime:The Truth Commissioner

10/10. Despite efforts to protect Gilroy, a Minister in the new Assembly, Madden names him as the murderer of Connor Walshe.
Stanfield summons Gilroy to the hearing. By David Park. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Park.

: Great Lives

7/7. Hermann Buhl. Mountaineer Joe Simpson explains to Matthew Parris why he thinks
Hermann Buhl lived a great life. The Austrian tackled some of the most dangerous climbs in the world before falling to his death in a blizzard in 1957. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Hermann Buhl.
Unknown: Joe Simpson
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Hermann Buhl

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster, highlighting the work of Committees and key developments in Parliament. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:Cleopatra - Last Queen of Egypt

5/5. Joyce Tyldesley 's biography of the highly intelligent monarch. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Joyce Tyldesley

: The Interview

: News

: Fading Traditions

(2/3) 2-30 Close Up Zanzibar's vibrant local tradition of Taarab songs (1/3)

: News

: Outlook

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