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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Kevin Franz of the Religious Society of Friends.


Unknown: Kevin Franz

: Farming Today

With Melanie Abbott. Producer George Edmonds


Unknown: Melanie Abbott.
Producer: George Edmonds

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter. Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

5/5. The Way Forward. Nicolson must now persuade the people who work at Sissinghurst to back his plans to return the estate to the working landscape he knew as a boy. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Golden Notebook 5/10 The Woman's Hour drama. Editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: PM InternationalOne-Day Cricket

England v South Africa
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Arlo White and Simon Mann on the third one-day game at the Oval. With analysis by Shaun Pollock , Phil Tufnell and Graham Thorpe. 'approximatetimes See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10am
TV highlights today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Arlo White
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Unknown: Shaun Pollock
Unknown: Phil Tufnell
Unknown: Graham Thorpe.

: Journey of a Lifetime

L Winner of the latest Royal Geographical Society Journey of a Lifetime award, L anthropologist Emily Ainsworth lived and worked in Mexico for three months with a touring family circus. On her first day, when the Big Top was being set up, the metal towers supporting the structure collapsed. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Emily Ainsworth
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Deep Trouble

2/4. Aaroupof US Navy Seals board the Goliath. Producer/Director David Tyler (K)


Director: David Tyler
Capt Wade: Jim Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
PO Radcliffe: Miranda Raison
PO Bazelev: Renton Skinner
PO Jones: Gareth Tunley
Anzalone: Rufus Jones
Narrator: Jonathan Ryland
USN Master Chief Olsen: Kerry Shale

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: For One Night Only

5/7. Bernstein in Berlin. Leonard Bernstein's 1989 Christmas Day concert in Berlin. Producer Marya Burgess Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Producer: Marya Burgess

: The

Archers RptdfromyesterdayVpm

: Afternoon Play: From Abstraction

Paul is young, rich and in love. So why does he lock himself in the library and refuse to open the door to anyone? By Robert Thorogood. Director Ellen Dryden


Unknown: Robert Thorogood.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Paul: Daniel Evans
Stefan: Andrew Mayer
Infinity: Emma Fielding
Clara/Johanna: Franceses Dymond
Otto/Joseph: Steven McNicoll
Fermat: Roger Allam
Friedrich: Sam Parks

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from yesterday at 9pm

: Opening Lines

5/5. After Oxford. By Phil Robinson. A man revisits Oxford, where he fell in love with his wife. Read by Tom Goodman-Hill . For details see Monday


Unknown: Phil Robinson.
Read By: Tom Goodman-Hill

: A Guide to Garden Birds

5/5. House Guests. Birds that like to nest on and around houses. For details see Monday

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister. Producer Julia Johnson Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Julia Johnson

: The Film Programme

Matthew Sweet talks to Romola Garai and Francois Ozon, the star and director of Angel, a French twist on a British costume drama.


Guest: Romola Garai
Guest: Francois Ozon
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Hubert Humphrey is chosen as the Democratic candidate. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Hubert Humphrey

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/6. More topical comedy and news-related nonsense from the satirist, with guests David Mitchell , Phill Jupitus and Dara O'Briain.
Producer David Tyler Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order Armando lannucci 's Charm
Offensive: Series 3 CD for Ell.99 (RRP £15.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per min), quoting RTD257. or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD257 at the checkout


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Dara O'Briain.
Producer: David Tyler
Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: The Archers

Usha's father shows his true colours.
Writer Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Sklpp
Pat: Patricia Galllmore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrlmond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: William Sanderson-Thwalte
Usha: Souad Faress
Bert: Eric Allan
Auntie: Satya Jamllamassey
Alan: John Telfer
Amy: Vlnette Robinson
Hindu priest: Bhaskar Patel
Rachel: Deborah McAndrew
DrGupta: Madhav Sharma

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Laura Thomas

: The Golden Notebook

5/10. Anna is bombarded by her friends' problems, as she continues to struggle with her own. Then Tommy takes dramatic action that shocks them all. By Doris Lessing.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Doris Lessing.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the topical debate from Maidenhead, Berkshire, where the panellists include the former mayor of London Ken Livingstone, journalist Peter Hitchens , Liberal Democrat peer Jenny Tonge and the chairman of the Local
Government Association, Simon Milton.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Jenny Tonge
Unknown: Simon Milton.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Katharine Whitehorn offers her reflections on a topical issue.
Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Speaker: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Clive Brill

: The Friday Play: They Have OakTrees in North Carolina

Sarah Wooley 's suspensef ul drama about a marriage in crisis. Ray and Eileen's five-year-old son vanished in Florida in 1986. Twenty-two years later, an American arrives in their village claiming to be their missing boy. Other roles played by Kenny Blyth and Gayanne Potter
Producer/ Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Sarah Wooley
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Ray: Alexander Morton
Eileen: Ellie Haddlnqton
Clay: Simon Harrison

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.
Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Ritula Shah.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Perfect Night

5/10. Nick has tracked down the man who sent him on his last fateful job, but other forces are on the same trail. By Peter Grimsdale. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Grimsdale.

: Great Lives

4/9. Alan Freed. DJ Bob Harris nominates the first rock 'n' roll disc jockey, Alan Freed , for great-life status. Freed's career was cut short in the 1960s after allegations of payola (commercial bribery) and he died a penniless alcoholic. Can Matthew Parris be convinced that this champion of black rhythm and blues led a truly great life? Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Bob Harris
Unknown: Alan Freed
Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Potting On

4/6. Wedding. Gordon suffers a severe pain in his wallet when Pam wants to buy a big hat to go to a big wedding. Comedy by Chris Thompson and Peter Reynolds.
Producer Claire Jones


Comedy By: Chris Thompson
Comedy By: Peter Reynolds.
Producer: Claire Jones
Pam: Pam Ayres
Gordon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Roy/John Stevens: Trevor Bannister
Dave: Karl Theobald
Carol: Alex Tregear
Sophia: Jemma Churchill

: News

: Book of the Week:Sissinghurst: an Unfinished History

5/5. By Adam Nicolson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Adam Nicolson.

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