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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
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: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Beryl Bainbridge is Kirsty Young 's guest. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week:Heart of Darfur

5/5. Final instalment of Lisa French Blaker 's s memoirs of her time as an aid worker in the civil war in Darfur. A nearby town is hit by a militia attack. Abridged by Penny Leicester . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Lisa French Blaker
Abridged By: Penny Leicester

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jane Garvey.
10.45 Daunt and Dervish 5/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Introduced By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Speed, Greed and the M25

Top Gear's James May recounts the secret history of the M25 Road Race, which had City types racing through London and around the Orbital 20 years or more ago. He hears from car-crazy former yuppies, author Iain Sinclair and the policemen who battled to stop the race. Producer Julia Adamson


Unknown: James May
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Crooked House: 1/4

Adaptation by Joy Wilkinson of Agatha Christie's murder-mystery. At the end of the Second World War, Charles Hayward hopes to marry his sweetheart Sophia Leonides, but the unexplained death of her grandfather draws her back to the suffocating environment of her family home.


Author: Agatha Christie
Adapted by: Joy Wilkinson
Producer: Sam Hoyle
Charles: Rory Kinnear
Sophia: Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner: Phil Davis
Josephine: Grianne Dromgoole
Aunt Edith: Judy Parfitt
Philip/Passerby: Ben Crowe
Magda: Anna Chancellor
Roger/Consul General: Simon Treves
Clemency: Rachel Sanders
Brenda: Margaret Cabourn-Smlth
Laurence/Lamb: Colin Hoult

: 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 and analysis with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' comments.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 10T Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Have Your Cake

3/6. Fairy Cakes. By
Amanda Whittington. Maggie's daughter returns home from art school and drops a bombshell about not planning to return.
Producer Gemma Jenkins See panel


Unknown: Amanda Whittington.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins
Maggie: Lesley Sharp
Ray: Nell Dudgeon
Tess: Tamsln Grelg
Sabina: Nlsha Nayar
Momo: Leena Dhlngra
Chrissie: Stephanie Leonldas
Leanne: Loo Brealey

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Bring Me Sunshine. Miriam O'Reilly explores solar power as a viable source of renewable energy. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Scene of the Crime

5/5. Blackfriars Bridge. This series of short works by leading crime writers ends with a specially commissioned story by Anthony Horowitz retelling, in humorous vein, the detailed planning of the perfect crime set against the sounds of the famous London landmark. Read by Robert Bathurst. For details see Monday


Story By: Anthony Horowitz
Read By: Robert Bathurst.

: Art Made In China

5/5. In the last of this week's programme, about contemporary art in China, former
Spitting Image producer Roger Law explores the traditional methods of working with porcelain. For details see Monday


Producer: Roger Law

: Last Word

Obituaries show with Matthew Bannister. producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Film Programme

Director Julian Schnabel talks about The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, his adaptation of the memoir by French journalist Jean-Dominigue Bauby.


Guest: Julian Schnabel
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

With Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

5/8. Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy are among the guests competing in the topical comedy panel game. With Sandi Toksvig.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Annabelle discovers the truth about Matt.
Written by Joanna Toye Director Kate Oates;
Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send SAE to: [address removed]


Written By: Joanna Toye
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch Seed
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Nic: Becky Wright
Annabelle: Julia Hills

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson.
Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Daunt and Dervish

5/5. As Coronation day dawns, the team engages in a desperate search. Guy Meredith 's drama set in a London detective agency in 1953. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Guy Meredith

: Any Questions?

Topical discussion from Hounslow,
Middlesex, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. 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: Guardian Angel

Gill Adams 's drama set in Hull in 2007. As Jo looks forward to meeting the son she has never known, she is reunited with old schoolfriend Elaine.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Gill Adams
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Jo: Sarah Parks
Elaine: Katy Cavanagh
Jack: Joshua Richards
Janet: Julie Higginson
Mrs Walker: Sue McCormick
Shelly: Sam Laverlck
Danny: Joe Robertson
Luke: Matt Sutton

: The World Tonight

News and analysis.

: Book at Bedtime: A Room with a View

5/15. Don't Go Fighting against the Spring!
By EM Forster. Lucy is led to a hillside of violets. Read by Juliet Stevenson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Em Forster.
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tue 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowies


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowies

: News

: Book of the Week: Heartof Darfur

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: International Cricket

New Zealand v England
Commentary on the first one-day international in Wellington from Jonathan Agnew , Bryan Waddle and Arlo White , with summaries by Geoffrey Boycott and Nathan Astle. Producer Adam Mountford


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Arlo White
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Nathan Astle.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: The Interview

: News

: Fading Traditions


: Close Up


: News

: Outlook

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