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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Presented By: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Catherine Pepinster. Editor Ceri Thomas


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Catherine Pepinster.
Editor: Ceri Thomas

: The Reunion

Repeated from Sun at 11.15am

: Book of the Week:William Golding: the Man Who WroteLord of the Files

5/5. In 1983 Golding is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Final part of John Carey 's biography, read by Christian Rodska. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am
9.45 L W only Act of Worship Service led by the Rev Angela Tilby.
10.00 Woman's Hour Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Au Pairs 5/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm Editor Jill Burridge


Unknown: John Carey
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.
Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: What Became of the BankManager?

Clive Anderson , whose father was a bank manager, investigates the demise of this traditional face of high street banks. For decades these pillars of society made it their business to know every detail of the local economy. Yet, over the years, they were gradually phased out as cash machines and credit cards changed banking for ever. Contributors include Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons' Den. Producer David Morley


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Duncan Bannatyne
Producer: David Morley

: The Pickerskill Reports

3/4. Cadmus Wilcox. The retired English master recalls another favourite pupil. The son of American diplomats is the school's only hope in the shooting contest. But the Colonel denies him access because he isn't British. When the boy visits the school as an adult, complete with an Olympic medal, the Colonel is still unimpressed. Why? By Andrew McGibbon.
Producer Nick Romero : Director Andrew McGibbon


Unknown: Cadmus Wilcox.
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon.
Producer: Nick Romero
Director: Andrew McGibbon
Pickerskill: Lan McDiarmid
The Colonel: Richard Johnson
Somerset-Stephenson: Mike Same
Cadmus (boy): Tom Kane
Cadmus (adult): Dominic Hawksley
Wentworth: Louis Williams

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: More or Less

6/6. Author, economist and Financial Times journalist Tim Harford presents the programme that investigates the numbers that are everywhere - in the news, in politics and in life generally.
Producer Richard Knight Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Tim Harford

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The SecondBest Bed

By Christopher Green.
Caroline Ouentin stars as a feisty woman who has taken to her bed in the spare room and she's not getting up. Ever. She's in pain - yes. But, giving up - no! A comic monologue with minimal risk of bedsores. producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Christopher Green.
Unknown: Caroline Ouentin
Producer: Claire Grove

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs answer horticultural questions from Sparsholt College in Hampshire, under the chairmanship of Eric Robson. Richard Shaw has a new bio-control idea to combat Japanese knotweed, and there are updates on the trials for courgette and how to over-winter dahlias. Including at
3.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. producer Howard Shannon Rptd on Sunday at 2pm


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Richard Shaw
Producer: Howard Shannon Rptd

: The Test of Time

5/5. Gus McGrouther finds striking parallels between his wound-healing research in Manchester and the earliest methods recorded on Mesopotamian clay tablets. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gus McGrouther

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have recently died. Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: The Film Programme

Writer, director and producer Nora Ephron discusses her latest film Julie and Julia, which stars Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. She also talks about her highest-profile films, including When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, as she looks back over her career with presenter Francine Stock.
Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Interviewee: Nora Ephron
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: PM

Analysis of news headlines and reports, presented by Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Joanna Carr

: 1 Guess That's Why They Call Itthe News

4/5. Topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay in which two teams of two play games inspired by the week's headlines. It asks the big questions and the little questions. Justin Edwards , Paul Sinha and Justin Moorhouse provide thoroughly silly answers to both. producer Katie Tyrrell Rptd tomorrow at 12.30pm


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: Paul Sinha
Unknown: Justin Moorhouse
Producer: Katie Tyrrell Rptd

: The Archers

Matt finds all is not lost with Lilian.
Writer Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed] Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Sid: Alan Devereux
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
: Wayne Sionprobert
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Jim: John Rowe
Russell: Christian Rodska
OS Hollander: Mark Carey

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson, including a report on a new museum in Portugal dedicated to the work of painter Paula Rego.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: Paula Rego
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Au Pairs

5/5. Major life changes beckon. If only Alvy and Dorika can get that vase off Louis's head.... By David and Caroline Stafford.

For cast and details see Monday

Repeated from 10.45am

: Any Questions?: The A to Z of Dr Johnson Special

Topical debate from Sunbury-on-Thames in Middlesex. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Rptd tomorrow at 1.10pm


Chair: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

15/20. Tracks. David Attenborough looks at what fossilised animal tracks can tell us.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Julian Hector

: The Friday Play: The Wooden Overcoat

London, 1951. Benji Cann is a newly acquitted killer who finds refuge at the Asterisk club, but then turns up dead. Who is the killer and will they be able to get rid of the body? Mark Gatiss adapts Pamela Branch's comic murder mystery. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Benji Cann
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Producer: Kate McAll
Peter: David Tennant
Fan: Julia Davis
Rex: David Benson
Beesum: Alan David
Col Quincey: Graham Crowden
Creaker: David Ryall
Flush: John Castle
Benji: Tom Allen
MrsBarratt: Barbara Kirby
Lilli Cluj: Katherine Jakeways

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Love and Summer

10/10. Florian has offered Ellie the chance to come with him to Scandanavia, so she must make her choice. By William Trevor. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Trevor.

: Great Lives

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Listen Against

7/8. A round-up of a week's worth of radio that never happened. With Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes. Producer Sam Bryant


Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Holmes.
Producer: Sam Bryant

: News

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