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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Commissioner Betty Matear.


Unknown: Betty Matear.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
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 the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Comedian, actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight recordings to take to the BBC's mythical desert island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week:The Age of Wonder

5/5. By the early 19th century, discoveries in the realms of physics and chemistry had led to a debate about the role of science and what to call those who practised it. By Richard Holmes. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Holmes.

: Act of Worship

From Edinburgh, with Anna Magnusson.


Unknown: Anna Magnusson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The Color Purple 10/10
The Woman's Hour drama.
Editor Jill Burridge
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Editor: Jill Burridge Fordetails

: Women in Uniform

1/2. Former BBC correspondent
Martin Bell travels to Afghanistan to investigate the growing numbers of women in the British military, and why their jobs are increasingly taking them to the front line. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Phil Pegum

: 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.
Philip/Passerby Ben Crowe Producer Sam Hoyle


Unknown: Joy Wilkinson
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Charles Hayward
Unknown: Sophia Leonides
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Producer: Sam Hoyle
Charles: Rory Kinnear
Sophia: Anna Maxwell Martin
Taverner: Phil Davis
Josephine: Grianne Dromgoole
Aunt: Edith Judyparfitt
Magda: Anna Chancellor
Roger/Consul General: Simon Treves
Clemency: Rachel Sanders
Brenda: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Laurence/Lamb: Colin Hoult

: You and Yours

Peter White presents a special weekly Friday edition with an emphasis on leisure, looking today at the rogue ticket agencies ripping off
Sport and music fans. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Feedback

5/11 Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton.
Producer Margaret Budy Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T phone: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Margaret Budy

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Owls

A fictional story written and narrated by Paul Evans , based on a legend about a brother and sister who were bound by a wish they swore on a barn owl feather, which in turn became a curse that proved fatal. Recorded on location in Scotland. with wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Paul Evans
Unknown: Chris Watson.
Old man: Jimmy Yuill
Young boy: David McLellan
Sister: Alyth McCormacK
Young girl: Michaela Sweeney

: Ramblings

3/5 For a Reason. Clare Balding joins a group of refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield as they discover more about their new homeland and practise their English with local residents on a walk through the city's many green spaces.


Presenter: Clare Balding
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Cheltenham Literature FestivalReadings: Booker 40 Selection

5/5 Ben Okri is the last of this week's Man
Booker Prize-winners to read a new work on stage at Cheltenham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ben Okri

: America, Empire of Liberty

25/30 Let Us Conquer Space.
David Reynolds concludes this week's look at the history of America with the building of the Erie Canal and the railway boom. For details see Monday; See also 9pm


Unknown: 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

Francine Stock presents a silent movie special with piano accompaniment by Neil Brand who discusses his score for the restored 1928 sci-fi film High Treason about a plot to blow up the Channel Tunnel.


Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .
Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Eddie Mair
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The News Quiz

4/9 Phill Jupitus, Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay and Sue Perkins join host
Sandi Toksvig for an edition of the topical comedy panel game, recorded at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Producer Ed Morrish Repeated tomorrow at 2.30pm RT DIRECT: To order The News Quiz: Read All about It (released 9 Oct) for £9.09 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call
[number removed] (landline calls charged at standard rate) quoting RT266, or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

Joe and Eddie try their hand at horror.
Writer Adrian Flynn ; Director Julie Beckett Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Adrian Flynn
Director: Julie Beckett
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Alistair: Michael Lumsden
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Tom Graham
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wlncott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Usha: Souad Faress
Izzy: Elizabeth Wofford
Maurice: Philip Fox

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with the celebrated Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes , who celebrates his 80th birthday next month. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Carlos Fuentes
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Color Purple

10/10. Shug returns and Celie is reunited with her sister Nettie and her children Olivia and Adam. Written by Alice Walker.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Alice Walker.

: Any Questions?

Topical debate, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby , from Accrington, Lancashire, where the panel includes the Justice
Secretary Jack Straw , artistic director of the Southbank Centre Jude Kelly, and physicist Professor Brian Cox.
Producer Anne Peacock Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Artistic: Jack Straw
Unknown: Professor Brian Cox.
Producer: Anne Peacock

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Adele Armstrong Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: America, Empire of Liberty Omnibus

5/6. East and West. Thousands migrate west in search of a better life, while Indian tribes are forced onto land west of the Mississippi. A chance to hear all of this week's episodes of David Reynolds 's history Of the United States. Producer Sue Ellis


Unknown: David Reynolds
Producer: Sue Ellis

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: SentimentalEducation

10/15. Revolution is in the air, but Frederic only has eyes for Madame Arnoux. By Gustave Flaubert. For details see Monday


Unknown: Madame Arnoux.
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: A Good Read

2/9. From the Cheltenham Literature
Festival. Author and former Python Terry
Jones and PR guru Mark Borkowski join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday at 4.30pm


Unknown: Python Terry
Unknown: Mark Borkowski
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week

:The Age of Wonder 5/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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