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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: How to Beat Sir Humphrey

Derek Fowlds reads the first part of "every citizen's guide to beating officialdom". By Antony Jay , abridged in three parts by Jane Marshall. Producer Jane Marshall


Unknown: Derek Fowlds
Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jane Marshall.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs the last in the series of the light-hearted game in which historians fight over the facts of the best-known events of the past. 6: Tutankhamun. Why do we know so little about the boy king when so much has been written about him? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh , with Cadenza. Reading: Revelation
12, w7-12.
Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh
Producer: Bert Tosh

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Andrea Dworkin , America's most controversial feminist, talks to
Jenni Murray about what has been described as her most provocative book to date.
Serial: Angel, by Anita Mason , read by Barbara Flynn , abridged in 12 parts by Jane Marshall. Part 1.
Managing editor Nadine Grieve. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Andrea Dworkin
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anita Mason
Read By: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Jane Marshall.
Editor: Nadine Grieve.

: Money Box Live: (0171)[number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners' calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts another round of the wide-ranging quiz. The South of England take on Scotland in a re-match. Producer Paul Bajoria
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference in Brighton and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Broad Canvasses

A three-part drama by Nigel Baldwin. A journalist investigates the mysterious death of a student. 2: The Secret
Sound of the Sitka Spruce. An inventor who claims to have discovered a non-chemical system of promoting crop growth has his reputation smeared. Dee is reluctant to get involved. with David Middleton , Lynne Seymour , Manon Edwards , Hugh Dickson , Clare Isaac ,
Siriol Jenkins and Steffan Rhodri. Composer Laurie Scott-Baker . Musicians Dylan Fowler and Evan Parker. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin.
Unknown: David Middleton
Unknown: Lynne Seymour
Unknown: Manon Edwards
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Clare Isaac
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: Steffan Rhodri.
Unknown: Laurie Scott-Baker
Musicians: Dylan Fowler
Musicians: Evan Parker.
Director: Alison Hindell
Dee: Sue Johnston
Jarvis: Martin Troakes
Jack: Antony O'Donnell

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.
Managing editor Nadine Grieve PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The Catholic faith, a concern for social justice and a sense of drama pervade the music of young Scottish composer James MacMillan. As a major festival devoted to his work unfolds, Lynne Walker charts his career to date.
Producer Erin Riley. Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: James MacMillan.
Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Short Story: Bald Patch

By Daniel Davies , read by David Bannerman.
"Simon looked at the man's head.
Around his crown, the man's short sandy hair petered out into nothing more than a furry covering. Surely he didn't have a bald patch like that?" Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Daniel Davies
Read By: David Bannerman.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Debbie's lucky find makes Brian suspicious.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Points of Reference

Four programmes looking at the main points of the compass and what they mean to us. 3: South
Written and presented by Simon Armitage , with Charles Burton , Tracey Edwards , Ian McGaskill , Patrick Moore , Trevor Mouncy , Francis Spufford and Rupert Wilkinson. Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Presented By: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Charles Burton
Unknown: Tracey Edwards
Unknown: Ian McGaskill
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Trevor Mouncy
Unknown: Francis Spufford
Unknown: Rupert Wilkinson.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Monday Play: The House of Doctor Dee

By Peter Ackroyd , dramatised by Alan Drury. Matthew Palmer is left an old house in Clerkenwell. Once owned by an Elizabethan scholar who was reputedly involved in black magic, the house hides dark secrets. with Carolyn Jones , Tracy Ann Oberman ,
Anthony Ofoegbu. Gerard McDermott. Alison Pettitt , David Bannerman , Jillie Meers , John Rowe and James Bell. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Dramatised By: Alan Drury.
Dramatised By: Matthew Palmer
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: James Bell.
Director: Claire Grove
Matthew Palmer: Philip Glenister
Doctor John Dee: Nigel Anthony
Father: Stephen Thorne

: No Man Is an Island

A four-part series examining issues of ethnicity and nationalism.
3: Letter from Vietnam. Fergal Keane journeys into the heart of Vietnam to chart the progress of the new Asia. He considers the risks of denying free speech in a society in which the overriding imperative is self-enrichment. Producer Tony Grant Repeat


Unknown: Fergal Keane

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Loitering with Intent

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark 's novel, abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. 6: "You have matrimonial prospects?" he said. I went berserk. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Being American

The last of four programmes exploring an alternative side of America. With
Simon Parkes.
Producer Sheila Dillon Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Sheila Dillon Repeat

: Bertie and the Crime of Passion

Peter Lovesey's historical whodunit, dramatised in four parts by Geoffrey M Matthews. 3: Bertie is bewildered by the apparent lack of motive for the Moulin Rouge murder. with Geoffrey Whitehead , John Hartley , Zulema Dene , Tracy Wiles , Diana Payan ,
Tessa Worsley , Linda Regan and Stephen Critchlow. Director Matthew Walters Repeat


Unknown: Geoffrey M Matthews.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Diana Payan
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Linda Regan
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Director: Matthew Walters
Bertie: Robert Lang
Sarah Bernhardt: Jane Lapotaire

: News

: The Late Book: Light in August

Part 6.
For details see Tuesday

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