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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Richard Uridge.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: Word for Word

Melanie Phillips challenges a lively panel of guests to unpick the meaning of a single word.
Producer Mike Smith. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Mike Smith.

: Up on the Manor

Mary, Queen of Scots spent more of her life in Sheffield than in Scotland. Locals discuss the now disintegrating Manor Castle, allegedly her prison there. Producer Frances Byrnes


Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; God Is Love, Let Heaven Adore Him; My Heart Is Resting, 0 My God; John 1, wl-5. Director of music Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson .


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

: All Points North

Poet Simon Armitage reads the first of five selections from his new book, All Points North, a series of wry, affectionate reports on life in his home village of Marsden, Yorkshire. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray introduces a programme launching the National Year of Reading. Dear Jayne Browne : Honest Men by Valerie Georgeson. Part 1 of 5. Daily editor Anne Tyley
E-MAIL: womanshour@ibbc.co.uk
DearJayne Browne repeated at 7.45pm


Introduces: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jayne Browne
Unknown: Valerie Georgeson.
Editor: Anne Tyley
Unknown: Dearjayne Browne

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka Commentary from the Oval on the fifth and final day's play. *Approximate times

: Mapping the Town

London. Archeologist Julian Richards presents the last of four programmes exploring how modern streets hold clues to past times and lives. Producer John Byrne


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: John Byrne

: Little Novels

Five Victorian mysteries by Wilkie Collins , dramatised by John Arden. 2: Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman. Stephen Wheatmeal is to take holy orders. with David Brooks , Alison Pettitt and David Bannerman. Pianist Colin Guthrie Director David Blount Repeat


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised By: John Arden.
Unknown: Stephen Wheatmeal
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Pianist: David Bannerman.
Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: David Blount
Wilkie Collins: Ronald Pickup
Rev Wheatmeal: John Rowe

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka Commentary from the Oval on the fifth and final day's play. *Approximate times

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka Commentary from the Oval on the fifth and final day's play. *Approximate times

: Words in Music

The second semi-final in the quiz that tests guests' knowledge of words set to music. Presented by Denis Quilley. Producer Adrian Edwards. Repeated Sunday


Presented By: Denis Quilley.
Producer: Adrian Edwards.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Holiday Special: Five Children and It

By E. Nesbit, dramatised by Malcolm McKee. On a hot, Edwardian summer's day, five children are granted a series of wishes by a strange creature they find.


Dramatised By: Malcolm McKee
Percussion: Helen Bool
Trumpet: Richard Adams
Harmonica: Jim Hughes
Piano: Malcolm McKee
Music Composed By: Malcolm McKee
Producer: Sue Wilson
Director: Rosemary Watts
Older Jane/Mother: Julia McKenzie
Psammead: Simon Carter
Anthea: Fiona Christie
Robert: James Richard
Cyril: Justyn Towler
Jane: Lexie Rose
The Lamb: Jake Wilson-Wainwright
Peter: Jack Halsey
Martha/Manageress: Sunny Ormonde
Willum/Draper/Grown-up Lamb: Malcolm McKee
Crispin/Beale/Jakin/Golden Eagle: Richard Derrington
Peasemarsh/Sir Wulfric: Terry Molloy
Policeman/Vicar/Perkin: Ian Brooker
Vicar's Wife/Lady/Eliza: Sue Jeffrey
Pastry Cook: Sue Wilson

: On the Fringe

Four comic stories recorded in front of an audience in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at this year's Edinburgh Festival. 1: Eileen McCallum reads The Day of the Scotch Swine Flu by John Hancox. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Unknown: John Hancox.
Producer: Bruce Young

: The Food Programme

3: Ristorante. With Simon Parkes. Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Simon Parkes.

: Four Comers

Jane Franchi and her guests look behind the international headlines. Producer Gwen Stirling


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Gwen Stirling

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Only Connect

Arabella Weir hosts the panel game. This week's guests are Charlie Higson , Maria McErlane , Kevin Day and Jackie Clune. Written by Nigel Crowle. Producer Liz Anstee Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Arabella Weir
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Jackie Clune.
Written By: Nigel Crowle.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The Archers

Richard goes public. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Stephen King
In a rare radio interview, the world's bestselling author talks to
Mark Lawson about a life of horror and his latest nightmare journey, Bag of Bones. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Dear Jayne Browne

Honest Men by Valerie Georgeson. Jayne regards it her duty to unmask Charles. Parti of 5. with Hugh Fraser , Bill Nighy , Lizzie Mclnnerny , Jane Whittenshaw , Lucy Scott , Gudrun Ure and Ellie Beaven. Director Celia de Wolff Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson.
Unknown: Hugh Fraser
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Lizzie McLnnerny
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Lucy Scott
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Ellie Beaven.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Jayne Browne: Jill Balcon
Harriet: Stella Gonet

: Diana, Princess of Wales- a Moment in Mourning

One year on, Sara Parker meets some of those who played a small part in the expression of grief at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and asks how the experience has touched their lives.


Unknown: Sara Parker

: In This Together

Peter White presents six programmes about Tony Blair 's vision of a Britain in which no one is left out.
5: In a Foreign Land
Producer Anna Parkinson. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: The Influence of Effluent

Natalie Wheen focuses on Boston's cutting-edge sewage treatment plant. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: Word for Word

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:First Love

Ivan Turgenev 's story of adolescent awakening, translated by Isaiah Berlin , read by Nigel Anthony. Part 1 of 5. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev
Translated By: Isaiah Berlin
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: The Lost

Richard Vincent 's poignant story of comradeship. Three British soldiers flee the bloody chaos of the Napoleonic War. with Roger May , Jonathan Keeble ,
Stephen Critchlow ,Charles Simpson Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Richard Vincent
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Charles Simpson
Tanner: Bob Peck
Wilks: Neil Dudgeon
Ambrose: Mark Letheren

: The Music ThatBinds Us

With Sue McGarry.
Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm

: News

: The LateBook: Tales from Ovid

In the first in a series often, the poet laureate Ted Hughes reads from his re-working of Ovid's Metamorphoses - tales of Romanised Greek myth and legend. Part 1.
Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Producer: Susan Roberts

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