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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Melvin Rickarby


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Melvin Rickarby

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie. 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 Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young is joined by writer
Anthony Julius , who selects his eight records to taKe to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Anthony Julius

: Book of the Week:The Magnetic North

5/5. The Gulag. Sara Wheeler journeys to remote archipelago, visiting the ancient holy site that became one of the most feared Places in 20th-century Russia. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sara Wheeler

: Act of Worship

Led by the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

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


Editor: Jill Burridge

: Lives In a Landscape

2/6. Tilting at Windmills. Windfarms
Earth-destroying asteroids and raining fish
- apocalyptic visions run high in the village of Knighton in the Welsh borders, as Alan Dem discovers when he visits the town and tries to understand why the sky over Knighton is filled with portents. Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Alan Dem
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: The Richest Man In Britain

2/6. Trillionaire rocker Dave Mabbutt introduces ex-lead singer Andy (Noddy Holder) to his new best friend and personal assistant, Mr Tumble, the elephant.


Writer: Nick Hornby
Writer: Giles Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Dave Mabbutt: Mark Williams
Dom: Russell Tovey
Dave's mum: Lynda Bellingham
Andy: Noddy Holder
Lawyer: Gus Brown

: You and Yours

With Peter White. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Peter White
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

Presented by Edward Stourton. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton.
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

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Number Ten

New series. 1/5. Be a Good Chap
- After a general election, the Tories have won more seats but Labour got the biggest vote. Both need help from the Lib Dems. So who will form the next government? Jonathan Myerson 's political drama.
Reporters played by Scott Cherry and Theo Fraser Steele Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Lib Dems.
Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Played By: Scott Cherry
Played By: Theo Fraser Steele
Director: Clive Brill
Adam: Antony Sher
Monica: Sasha Behar
Polly: Penny Downie
Bill: Bill Paterson
Steve: Stephen Mangan
Sir tamo: Nicholas Woodeson
Simon: Damian Lewis
Lewis Smiley MP: Nigel Lindsay
Peter: Clive Russell
Palace equerry/TV producer: Joseph Kloska

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Transport for London at the London Transport Museum. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Lucy Dichmont Rptd on Sunday at 2pm


Producer: Lucy Dichmont Rptd

: International Twenty20 Cricket

South Africa v England
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Simon Mann and Gerald de Kockon the first match from Johannesburg. Analysis by Geoffrey Boycott and Daryll Cullinan. Producers Kevin Howells and Louise Sutton *approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 3.45pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Gerald de Kockon
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Daryll Cullinan.
Producers: Kevin Howells
Producers: Louise Sutton

: Whatever Happened to the Teapots?: 5/5

Roger Law reads the tea leaves to see what the future holds for Stoke-on-Trent, the city of six towns. For details see Monday


Presenter: Roger Law

: Last Word

Obituary series with Matthew Bannister. Producer Neil McCarthy Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: The Film Programme

Critic Barry Norman talks to Francine Stock about the career of his father Leslie Norman.


Interviewee: Barry Norman
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1989: Day-by-Day

The East German politburo elects Hans Modrow as prime minister. For details see sat


Unknown: Hans Modrow

: PM

With Edward Stourton. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The News Quiz

8/9. Sandi Toksvig asks Jeremy Hardy , Andy Parsons and Holly Walsh to guess the week's headlines from her cryptic clues. Producer Victoria Lloyd Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The News Quiz CD is available for E9.25 (RRP £12.72) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (BT landlines cost 5p per mirt other networks vary)or visit bbcshop.com quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Holly Walsh

: The Archers

Leon shows off his attributes. Chalkman's barrister Sam Dale ClerktoCourt Peter Shorey Writer Joanna Toye: Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed] Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Sam Dale
Unknown: Clerktocourt Peter Shorey
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tony: Colin Skipp
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Adam: Andrew Wincott
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Peggy: June Spencer
Will: Philip Molloy
Edward: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Brenda: Amy Shindler
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Souad Faress
Russel: Christian Rodska
Leon: Nicholas Osmond
Annette: Anne-Marie Piazza
Chalkman: Stephen Critchlow
Judge: Karen Archer
Prosecution barrister: Tom Roberts

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a report on comic books and a new poem from Katrina Porteous.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Our Mutual Friend

5/20. There is a rumour on the river that Gaffer Hexham might have had a hand in John Harmon 's death. By Charles Dickens.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Harmon
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the debate from Cardiff University, with Zac Goldsmith , Bryony Gordon and Chuka Umunna.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Zac Goldsmith
Unknown: Bryony Gordon
Unknown: Chuka Umunna.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue.
Producer Sheila Cook Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Friday Play: A Night withJohnny Stompanato

In 1958 police were called to Lana Turner 's house where her boyfriend,
Johnny Stompanato , was stabbed to death by her daughter. At the coroner's inquest. Lana gave the performance of her life. Jonathan Holloway 's drama is based on a true story.
Director Sara Davies


Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: Johnny Stompanato
Unknown: Jonathan Holloway
Director: Sara Davies
Lana Turner: Laurence Bouvard
Johnny Stompanato: John Guerrasio
Cheryl: Georgia Moffett
Del: Demetri Goritsas
McGinley: John Chancer
Geisler: Paul Mohan
Langhauser: John Telfer
Bill Brooks: Oliver Millingham
Annie: Kim Baker

: The World Tonight

Editor Alistair Burnett


Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Glass Room

5/10. Refugees from Nazi-controlled Austria flood into Czechoslovakia. By Simon Mawer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Mawer.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tue at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy reports from Westminster. Editor Peter Knowles


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week: TheMagnetic North

5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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