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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Clare Phillips


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Book of the Week: Bearded Tit

5/5. The final instalment of Rory McGrath 's reflection on romance and ornithology. While now happily settled with Tori, the comedian wonders what happened to his university sweetheart JJ. Read by the author. Abridged by Chris Wallis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Abridged By: Chris Wallis.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 Jane and Prudence 5/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Series editor Jill Burridge


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: The Brits in Bollywood

Fed-up with being cast in supporting roles in the UK, British-Asian actors have found a dazzling new market for their talents.
Sarfraz Manzoor travels to Mumbai to meet the Brits who have made it big in Bollywood. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery

3/8. Eileen. Paul is making progress in the case of the counterfeit dollars - but then the killer strikes again.
Producer Patrick Rayner
RT DIRECT: To pre-order Paul Temple and the Madison Mystery CD (released 7 July) for E12.59 (RRP E17.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute), quoting RTD238, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD238 at the checkout


Producer: Patrick Rayner
Paul Temple: Crawford Logan
Steve: Gerda Stevenson
Sir Graham: Gareth Thomas
Insp James: Nick Underwood
Mrs Greene: Eliza Langland
Hubert: Richard Greenwood
George: Robin Lalng
Stella: Emma Currie
Dr Elzec: Greg Powrie

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton.
Producer Tracey Logan Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, [address removed]; phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed]


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Tracey Logan

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ballad ofPickard Boots

A heady love story by outstanding Cornish poet and playwright Annamaria Murphy.
Jamaican street musician Pickard Boots is given shelter by Molly Pinks. He is wanted for murder. She is wanted by no-one.
Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Annamaria Murphy.
Unknown: Molly Pinks.
Director: Claire Grove
Pickard: Mo Sesay
Molly: Emma Rice
InspMalone: Stephen Critchlow
Avril: Dona Croll
PC Philips: Chris Pavlo
Harold: Ben Crowe

: Costing the Earth

5/6. All Wrapped Up and Nowhere to Go. The pros and cons of plastic bags and packaging. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Hay-on-Wye Stories

4/4. When Boreas Blows. Written by Fay Weldon. A young boy finds comfort during uncertain times in the Japanese acer tree his parents planted outside his bedroom window at the time of his birth. The last of four new stories read by their authors at this year's Hay festival. For details see Tuesday


Written By: Fay Weldon.

: Cosmic Quest

5/30. Three Wise Men. Heather Couper reflects on the role played by astronomical signs in the story of the three wise men, how stars and planets have been associated with different deities since ancient times and how Babylonian and Egyptian astrology formed the basis of modern mathematics and the 24-hour division of the day. The readers are Timothy West, Robin Sebastian , Julian Rhind -Tutt and John Palmer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Robin Sebastian
Unknown: Julian Rhind
Unknown: John Palmer.

: Last Word

Obituary series presented by John Wilson.
Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to the prolific producer and director Roger Corman, the man responsible for Attack of the Crab Monsters, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Trip. As well as his classic Edgar Allan Poe adaptations and exploitation movies, Corman is also famous for giving major directors like Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese their big break in feature films.


Guest: Roger Corman
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Manchester United celebrate winning the European Cup after beating Benfica 4-1. ror details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy are among the confirmed guests for this week's topical panel game. Sandi Toksvig is in the chair.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm
RT DIRECT: To order The News Quiz: Stop Press for E9.49 (RRP £12.99) incl free p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD228, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter RTD228 at the checkout


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

: The Archers

Pat and Tony have cause for optimism.
Writer Caroline Harrington : Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Caroline Harrington
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Kenton: Richard Attlee
David: Timothy Bentlnck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Matt: Kim Durham
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Emma: Felicity Jones
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Usha: Souad Faress
Alan: John Telfer
Annabelle: Julia Hills

: Front Row

Actress Sheila Hancock talks to Mark Lawson about her career. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Jane and Prudence

5/10. By Barbara Pym. Prudence meets Fabian Driver at the whist drive and finds him to be charming. Meanwhile, young Mr Manifold causes trouble in the office. For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Barbara Pym.
Unknown: Mr Manifold

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair hosts topical discussion from
Rugby, Warwickshire, in which an audience canvass the opinions of four leading figures, including Labour MP Dr Tony Wright.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Dr Tony Wright.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Lucy Kellaway reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lucy Kellaway

: Cosmic Quest

1/6. Omnibus -Ancient Visions. Writer and astronomer Heather Couper 's narrative history of man's growing understanding of the universe and his place within it.
Producer Martin Redfern ; Editor Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Martin Redfern
Editor: Adrian Washbourne

: Book at Bedtime: Helpless

5/10. Barbara Gowdy 's story about a mother and daughter whose lives are changed when they are targeted by a stalker. The police start to look for missing youngster Rachel. Read by Kathryn Akin , abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . For details see Monday


Unknown: Barbara Gowdy
Read By: Kathryn Akin
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

: Great Lives

Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra:a Telephone and a Rubber Band

The leader of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra,
Simon Jeffes , died ten years ago from a brain tumour. Robin Denselow meets the remaining members and examines how they came together to take Jeffes's musical vision and turned it into the unique sound of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Producer Richard Mcilroy


Unknown: Simon Jeffes
Unknown: Robin Denselow
Producer: Richard McIlroy

: News

: Book of the Week:Bearded Tit

5/5. By Rory McGrath.
Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Rory McGrath.

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