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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Fran Barnes


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Today

With James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Desert Island Discs

Comedian David Mitchell talks to
Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to Radio 4's mythical island. Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Talks: David Mitchell
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Book of the Week:In the Valley of Mist

5/5. The horrific effects of the Kashmir conflict are compounded by the 2005 earthquake. Mohammad Dar 's tireless work for the relief effort leads to a new career as an aid worker. By Justine Hardy. Read by Fenella Woolgar. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mohammad Dar
Unknown: Justine Hardy.
Read By: Fenella Woolgar.

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Help

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Blondin of Niagara Fallsand Eating

Tightrope-walking hit the big time 150 years ago when Blondin made 16 crossings over the Niagara River. Hardeep Singh Kohli discovers the continuing appeal of defying gravity from the experiences of circus acrobat Chico, the man-on-the-wire Philippe Petit , and the slack-liner Jon Ritson. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Unknown: Philippe Petit
Unknown: Jon Ritson.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Cabin Pressure

2/6. Gdansk. In John Finnemore 's sitcom, the airline is chartered to transport a chamber orchestra, Martin experiences all the seven deadly sins and Carolyn has to deal with the mysterious Case of the Poisoned Cashews.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: John Finnemore
Producer: David Tyler
Carolyn: Stephanie Cole
1st Officer Richardson: Roger Allam
CaptCrieff: Benedct Cuntotatch
Arthur: John Finnemore
Madame Szyszko-Bohusz: Britta Gartner
Amsterdam ATC: Matt Green
Maestro: Simon Greenall

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' comments, criticisms and praise for the week's BBC radio and redirects them to the programme-and policy-makers. Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: InvestigatingMr Thomas

When Time magazine printed a warts-and-all article about Dylan Thomas in 1953, he sued them. They, in turn, hired a private detective to shadow him in New York. Rob Gittins 's drama draws on archive material for this true story.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Rob Gittins
Producer: Kate McAii
Detective: Trevor White
Editor: Doug Ballard
Beth: Genevieve Adam
Nora: Laurel Lefkow
Taxi driver: Rhys Parry Jones
Guard: Richard Elfyn

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie ,
Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood take questions from gardeners in Hampshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at approximately


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated on Sunday at 2pm 2-in-1 chainsaw and hedge trimmer: p40


Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Inconstant Moon

10/10. The Mock Moon. Author Jeanette Winterson looks at conspiracy theories, James Bond , and the great Moon hoax. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: James Bond

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the lives of famous and less well-known people who have died recently. Producer Neil George Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Matthew Sweet talks to Sylvia Syms about a career that ranges from Ice Cold in Alex to The Queen. Writer, actor and League of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss presents the first part of his alternative guide to British cinema. Producer Stephen Hughes Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

National and international news and analysis presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Now Show

5/8. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look at the week's news, with help from Marcus Brigstocke , Mitch Benn , Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Producer Ed Morrish Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The Best of The Now Show on CD for E6.25 (RRP E8.80) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin.
Producer: Ed Morrish Rptd

: The Archers

Annette shows her animal magnetism.
Writer Carole Simpson-Solazzo
Director Rosemary Watts : Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Unknown: Carole Simpson-Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Tom: Tom Graham
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Alice: Hollie Chapman
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon: Joanna van Kampen
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang, including an interview with psychiatrist and director Avie Luthra, whose film Mad, Sad & Bad stars Meera Syal.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Guest: Avie Luthra
Producer: Robyn Read

: The Help

5/10. Aibileen attempts to persuade Minny to contribute to Skeeter's clandestine writing project. But Minny is going to take some convincing. By Kathryn Stockett.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kathryn Stockett.

: Any Questions?

Columnist Peter Hitchens and campaigner Peter Tatchell are on the panel at Verwood in Dorset to debate the week's issues. Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Producer Victoria Wakely Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Peter Tatchell
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely Rptd

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

8/20. Archaeopteryx. David Attenborough tells the story of a feather dropped from an animal that lived when birds had yet to evolve. So what creature had feathers but wasn't a bird? Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Julian Hector

: The Inconstant Moon Omnibus

2/2. Omnibus edition of the second half of Jeanette Winterson 's series of artistic reflections on the Moon. Producer Kevin Dawson


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime:The First Men in the Moon

5/5. The first Moon mission comes to a surprising and unexpected conclusion. HG Wells's Classic. For details see Monday

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Whatever Happened to the Working Class: From Heroes to Zeroes

3/3. Sarfraz Manzoor asks who now represents the working class politically, and talks to schoolchildren, academics and politicians about its future.
(For details see Wednesday)


Presenter: Sarfraz Manzoor

: News

: Book of the Week: Inthe Valley of Mist

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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