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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: 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 Robert Orchard and David Wilby. 7048 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament Editor of Today Ceri Thomas


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks.
Unknown: Ceri Thomas

: Food and Farming Awards

Sheila Dillon presents the tenth annual ceremony, rewarding culinary excellence in nine categories, including Best Takeaway and Best School Meal, and culminating in the naming of BBC Food Personality of the Year. With assistance from Raymond Blanc , Alex James and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall , and two special guests. Producer Dan Saladino


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Unknown: Raymond Blanc
Unknown: Alex James
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Producer: Dan Saladino

: Book of the Week:Family Britain

5/5. A Pretty Mess. An increasingly affluent and confident Britain is rocked by the Suez crisis. By David Kynaston. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Kynaston.

: Act of Worship

Led by Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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

4/6. The Maryfield Writers. Alan Dein goes to Northern Ireland to talk to former
Royal Ulster Constabulary officers who have formed the Maryfield Writers, a writing group who meet once a month to share and discuss their work. Producer Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Alan Dein
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: The Richest Man in Britain

4/6. Trillionaire rocker Dave Mabbutt contemplates the purchase of an African village to complement his afternoons-only radio station.
By Nick Hornby and Giles Smith.
Producer Lucy Armitage


Writer: Nick Hornby
Writer: Giles Smith
Producer: Lucy Armitage
Dave Mabbutt: Mark Williams
Dom: Russell Tovey
Naomi: Ayesha Antoine
Dave's mum: Lynda Bellingham
Ken: Phil Cornwell

: You and Yours from 1215

With Winifred Robinson. Series editor Andrew Smith


Presenter: Winifred Robinson
Editor: Andrew Smith

: international One-Day Cricket

South Africa v England
Commentary on the third game of the series, at Newlands in Cape Town. Analysis by Daryll Cullinan , Geoffrey Boycott and Duncan Fletcher. For commentators see Sunday 'approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra at 12.15pm


Unknown: Daryll Cullinan
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Duncan Fletcher.

: The World at One

Editor Jamie Angus


Editor: Jamie Angus

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. producer Brian McCluskey Repeated on Sunday at 8pm ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1OT PHONE: [number removed] EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Brian McCluskey

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Number Ten

3/5. The Visigoths Are Coming. With the Angolan navy occupying the British territory of St Helena, it looks as if war is inevitable. But who has prompted this seemingly mad act of aggression? By Jonathan Myerson. Producer/Director Clive Brill


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson.
Director: Clive Brill
Adam: Antony Sher
Steve: Stephen Mangan
Genoveva: Adjoa Andoh
Virgilio: Ray Fearon
Paul: Colin Stinton
Simon: Damian Lewis
Merlin helicopter pilot: Theo Fraser
Command HO: Scott Cherry

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Gibbs are the panellists at Mayfield in East Sussex, and Bunny Guinness checks out new garden gadgets and gizmos. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

Producer Howard Shannon Rptd on Sunday at 2pm Leaf vacuum, blower and shredder offer p161


Producer: Howard Shannon Rptd

: A Very Scottish Homecoming

5/5. Robert Burns . Scotland 's year of Homecoming has been inspired by the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns. Aasmah Mir asks what his real legacy is. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Robbie Burns.

: 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

Veteran director Ken Russell talks to Francine Stock about his adventures in motion pictures.


Interviewee: Ken Russell
Presenter: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: 1989: Day-by-Day

Margaret Thatcher defends her record on the BBC programme Panorama. For details see Sat


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Now Show

New series. 116. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look through the week's news, with help from Jon Holmes , Laura Shavin , Mitch Benn and Shazia Mirza. producer Julia McKenzie Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm RT DIRECT: The Now Show Book of World Records is available for E13.49 (RRP E14.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Laura Shavin
Unknown: Mitch Benn
Unknown: Shazia Mirza.
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Archers

A new quest books in at Ambridge Hall. Writer Keri Davies ; Director Kate Oates Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed] Messageboard: bbc.co.uk/dna/mbarchers


Unknown: Keri Davies
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Pip: Helen Monks
Nigel: Graham Seed
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Louiza Patikas
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Ian: Stephen Kennedy
Matt: Kim Durham
Lilian: Sunny Ormonde
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Jolene: Buffy Davis
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Ed: Barry Farrimond
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Mike: Terry Molloy
Vicky: Rachel Atkins
Hayley: Lorraine Coady
Robert: Graham Blockey
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Coriander: Alexandra Lilley
Leon: Nicholas Osmond
Kirsty: Annabelle Dowler

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with news of the contenders for the BBC National Short Story Award. National Short Story Award next week Mon-Fri 3.45pm


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Gavin Heard

: Our Mutual Friend

15120. By Charles Dickens. Impetuous and headstrong Bella Wilfer finally takes a stand. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Bella Wilfer

: Any Questions?

Tim Garton-Ash , professor of European
Studies at Oxford, is among the panellists for the topical discussion, this week in Tidworth, Wiltshire. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Victoria Wakely Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Tim Garton-Ash
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Victoria Wakely

: A Point of View

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


Unknown: Clive James
Producer: Sheila Cook Rptd

: The Friday Play: Shirleymander

Gregory Evans 's tragi-comedy depicting the principal events of Shirley Porter 's time as "the Westminster Whirlwind" in the 1980s.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby


Unknown: Gregory Evans
Unknown: Shirley Porter
Director: Marc Beeby
Leader: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Wet: Maggie Steed
Senior council official: Joseph Cohen-Cole
Exec director: Piers Wehner
Deputy: Stephen Hogan
Doctor: Sagar Arya
District auditor: Bruce Alexander
OC/Father: Ewan Hooper
Chairman: Philip Fox
Labour councillor: John Biggins
Female interviewer: Tessa Nicholson

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Alistair Burnett


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Alistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: Notwithstanding:Stories from an English Village

5/5. The Broken Heart. Obadiah Oak sells up and moves away, but leaves his heart behind. By Louis deBernieres. For details see Monday


Unknown: Louis Debernieres.

: A Good Read

Rptd from Tuesday at 4.30pm

: Today in Parliament With Mark D'Arcy.

Editor Peter Knowles


Editor: Peter Knowles

: News

: Book of the Week:

Family Britain 5/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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