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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins.


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, with Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

The opera director David McVicar is Kirsty Young 's castaway guest.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Director: David McVicar
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Act of Worship

Religious service led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Book of the Week:Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks:the Essential Alan Coren

5/5. A selection of readings from the works of the humorist Alan Coren , one for each decade of his career. Today the 2000s readings are Radio Fun, I Blame the Dealers and The Long Goodbye. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Alan Coren

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Color Purple 5/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
Editor Jill Burridge For details see drama repeat at Mspm


Presented By: Jane Garvey.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Listed

Concrete council flats, brutalist office blocks, modernist monsters - the architecture that seemed so modern and confident in its day now looks, to most people, shabby, unfriendly or just plain ugly.
Much of it has already been bulldozed. Yet even as the wrecking-ball swings into action there are few anguished cries of "No!
Lucinda Lambton reports on the struggle to save 1960s and 70s buildings from demolition. Producer Peter Everett Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: Psmith In the City

4/4. Psmith Arranges His Future. Mike's future looks gloomy when he's forced to give up his dreams of university and work in a bank. But help is at hand. PG Wodehouse s story is dramatised by Marcy Kahan.
Producer Abigail le Fleming


Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan.
Producer: Abigail Le Fleming
PG Wodehouse: Simon Williams
Psmith: Nlck Caldecott
Mike: Inam Mirza
John: Stephen Critcniow
Mr Gregory: Chris Paylo
Jo: Dan Starkey

: 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

News and analysis, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

4/11. Roger Bolton fields listeners' questions, praises and criticisms for BBC radio and redirects them towards the programme-makers.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T phone: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: HMS Surprise

3/3. Roger Danes 's dramatisation of the novel by Patrick O'Brian. Tragedy halts the ship's mission to the East Indies. Meanwhile, in Calcutta, Maturin makes a proposal of marriaae and takes part in a duel.
For details see Wednesday


Unknown: Roger Danes
Novel By: Patrick O'Brian.
CaptJ Aubrey: David Robb
Maturin: Richard Dlllane
Diana Villiers: Adjoa Andoh
Stanhope: David Timson
Lt Pullings: David Holt
Canning: Chris Pavlo
Killick: Jon Glover
Midshipman Callow: Carl Prekopp
Lt Stourton: Stephen Critchlow
Capt Muff: John Rowe
Lady Forbes: Lesley Nicol
Miss Agatha: Sarah Danes

: Ramblings

2/5. The Lake District. Clare Balding joins four former schoolmates from Nottingham High School to retrace a Lakeland walk they took in 1967 when they were studying for A-levels, along with the teacher who arranged that inspirational experience. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Clare Balding
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Made In England

5/5. In the last essay exploring the theme of Englishness, novelist Beryl Bainbridge is inspired by reminiscences of her childhood in Liverpool. For details see Monday


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: America, Empire of Liberty

20/30. The Second War of Independence
The second American war of independence, when hostilities broke out against Britain in 1812 and endured for three years. Written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday; See also 9pm


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: 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

Hanif Kureshi and Stephen Frears talk to Francine Stock about their 1985 collaboration My Beautiful Laundrette.


Guest: Stephen Frears
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn .
Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

3/9. Panellists Francis Wheen , Carrie Quinlan , Mark Steel and Jeremy Hardy join host Sandi Toksvig to carve slices of great comedy from the chunky thigh of the week's news.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The News Quiz: Read All about It (released 9 Oct) for E9.09 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call
[number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 5p per minute) quoting RT266, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Carrie Quinlan
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Lilian referees for Matt and Tony.
Writer Joanna Toye ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Joanna Toye
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Debbie: Tamsln Greta
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Emma: Felicity Jones
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Christopher: William Sanderson-Thwalte
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Lorna: Alison Belbln
Maria: Liz Sutherland

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: The Color Purple

5/10. Shug and Celie discover a terrible secret - Mister has been hiding Nettie's letters to Celie. By Alice Walker.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alice Walker.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the 60th anniversary edition of the topical debate from Winchester, Hampshire, the venue for the first broadcast of the debate in 1948. (Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm)


Chair: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Clive Brill

: America, Empire of Liberty Omnibus

4/6. Liberty and Security. The impact of the French Revolution and Napoleonic
Wars on America and the colonisation of the nation's vast interior. Written and presented by David Reynolds.


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime:Sentimental Education

5/15. Frederic gets his first taste of the Parisian demi-monde and meets the luscious Rose-Annette for the first time. By Gustave Flaubert. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: A Good Read

Ian Rankin and Sadie Jones join Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Sadie Jones
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy

: News

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