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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

"ith Rt Rev Chris Edmondson.


Unknown: Chris Edmondson.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With James Naughtie and Justin Webb.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard 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: James Naughtie
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

With Steve Coogan.
Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Steve Coogan.

: Act of Worship

from Edinburgh, led by Rev John Armes.


Unknown: John Armes.

: Book of the Week:The Defence of the Realm

VS. Peter Firth reads the final part of Christopher Andrew 's book, bringing M15's story up to date as the organisation celebrates its centenary. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Peter Firth
Unknown: Christopher Andrew

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Degrees of Separation

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Terry Nutkins in the Ring ofBright Water

1/2. When Terry Nutkins was 13 he moved from London to the isolated
West Highlands to live with the writer Gavin Maxwell , author of Ring of Bright Water.
Forty years after Maxwell's death, Terry tells the remarkable story of his life with this mercurial man and his otters, Edal and Teko. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Unknown: Gavin Maxwell
Producer: Karen Gregor

: The Adventures of Inspector Steine

4/6. Variation on a Theme. Brunswick is back just in time for the annual cricket match between the villains and the police. But
Steine's life continues to be under threat.
So if it's not Brunswick, who is responsible? Comedy by Lynne Truss.
Producer Karen Rose
RT DIRECT: The Casebook of Inspector Steine is available for £11.50 (RRP £15.65) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Comedy By: Lynne Truss.
Producer: Karen Rose
Insp Steine: Michael Fenton Stevens
Sgt Brunswick: John Ramm
Const Twitten: Matt Green
Mrs Groynes: Samantha Spiro
Adelaide: Janet Ellis

: You and Yours

With Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.
Editor Jamie Angus


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

Roger Bolton takes listeners' comments.
Producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Dose of Fame

In the final stages of writing Howards End and, nervous of success,
EM Forster grapples with a mysterious death, his own sexuality and the seed of an idea for his next novel, Maurice. By Stephen Wakelam.


Writer: Stephen Wakelam.
Producer/Director: David Hunter
Morgan: Stephen Campbell Moore
Lily: Diana Quick
Masood: Navin Chowdhry
Malcolm: Matt Addis
Ernest: Benjamin Askew
Unwin: Sam Dale
Edward: Philip Fox
Roger Fry: Malcolm Tierney
Hilda: Caroline Guthrie

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Valley
Gardeners of Itchen Abbas in Hampshire.
Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including a feature on autumn lawn maintenance, and at


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

producer Howard Shannon Repeated on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Howard Shannon

: A History of Private Life

15/30. Domestic Violence. Amanda Vickery presents stories from the dark side of private life, where the home became a trap. Featuring the moving diary of a woman who was duped into marriage with an abusive man, who kept her locked up and forbade her access to their daughter. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Last Word

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Producer: Neil George

: The Film Programme

Writer and director Terry Gilliam talks to Francine Stock ahead of the release of his movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the production of which was disrupted by the sudden death of its star Heath Ledger in January 2008.


Interviewee: Terry Gilliam
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Around 120,000 East Germans gather in Leipzig for the largest anti-government demonstration in the nation's history, and the financial markets recover after the Wall Street crash. For details see Saturday

: PM

Editor Joanna Carr

: The News Quiz

4/9. With guests Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay , Simon Evans and Sue Perkins. Sandi Toksvig hands out the questions and the points. producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz CD is available for E9.25 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed]
(BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Sue Perkins.
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Archers

Susan's future hangs in the balance.
Writer Tim Stimpson ; Director Rosemary Watts Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]
Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Tim Stimpson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Fallon Joanna: Van Kampen
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Will: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Roy: Ian Pepperell
Oliver: Michael Cochrane
Caroline: Sara Coward
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Wayne: Sion Probert
Glen: Kim Wall

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang reports on Johnny Mad Dog, a film about child soldiers in Africa.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Degrees of Separation

5/5. Ashes. When Rishi's sister dies, his mother's grief causes a family quarrel and a terrible misunderstanding. By Katie Hims.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katie Hims.
: Rishi Saikatahamed
: Vahni Tarudevani
Paolo: Andy Morton

: Any Questions?

Eddie Mair is in the chair for the topical debate that comes this week from Cerne Abbas in Dorset. The panel includes the leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Royall; columnist and comedian Viv Groskop ; and the director of the London School of Economics, Howard Davies. Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Cerne Abbas
Unknown: Viv Groskop
Unknown: Howard Davies.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: David Attenborough's Life Stories

20/20. Collecting. David Attenborough comments on the decline in collecting by children and with it the development of an early fascination with the natural world.
Producer Julian Hector Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am RT DIRECT: To pre-order David Attenborough 's Life Stories (available 21 October) for £10.25 (RRP E14 67) inc p&p, call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per min: other networks vary), or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Julian Hector
Unknown: David Attenborough

: A History of Private Life

3/6. Omnibus edition. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: The World Tonight

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: And AnotherThing....

5/10. In which an immortal challenge must be faced. By Eoin Colfer. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Eoin Colfer.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Mark D'Arcy. Editor Peter Knowles


Presented By: Mark D'Arcy.
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: The

Defence of the Realm 5/5. Rptd from 9.45am

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