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: Test Match Special

Australia v England
This morning features closing commentary from the third day's play of the Fifth Test from Sydney. Commentary on the fourth day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. * Approximate times

: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today until 7.00

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rt Rev Thomas Butler.


Unknown: Thomas Butler.

: Start the Week

Jeremy Paxman and his guests set the cultural agenda for the week.
Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Daily Service

With the Rawstorne Singers. Brightest and Best (Epiphany); Psalm 72 w 10-17; From the Rising of the Sun (Gore Ouseley ); Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power). Director of music Michael Sands.


Unknown: Gore Ouseley
Music: Michael Sands.

: Serial: The VanishedWorld

Philip Franks with the first of five readings from the autobiography of HE Bates. The Early Years. Bates learns about the countryside from his grandfather. Abridged by Richard Bates. Director Ralph Rolls


Unknown: Philip Franks
Abridged By: Richard Bates.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Under One Roof by Mike Walker. Editor Ruth Gardiner
E-MAIL: [address removed] Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Mike Walker.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner

: Benn's Gallery

Tony Benn explores the making of postage stamps, previewing some of the masterpieces that are in store for the millennium.
Producers Fay Sweet and Susan Marling


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producers: Fay Sweet
Producers: Susan Marling

: My Gaiety Girls

The last of four tales of the Gaiety Theatre, by John Peacock. The Sultan of Zanzibar. With Lisa Hull as Madge Saunders and Gavin Muir as George Edwardes. with Alison Pettitt , Geoffrey Whitehead and Giles Fagan. Musical director Neil Brand. Musicians John Eacott and Sonia Slaney. Director David Blount


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Lisa Hull
Unknown: Madge Saunders
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: George Edwardes.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Giles Fagan.
Director: Neil Brand.
Musicians: John Eacott
Musicians: Sonia Slaney.
Director: David Blount
MaryHockley: Deborah Berlin
George Grossmith: David Timson

: Test Match Special

Australia v England
This morning features closing commentary from the third day's play of the Fifth Test from Sydney. Commentary on the fourth day's play begins at approximately 12 midnight. * Approximate times

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. Phone: [number removed] to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Bums.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the musical general knowledge quiz.
Producer Dawn Ellis. Rptd Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dawn Ellis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Enoch Arden

By Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Andrew Sachs recites this emotional and enthralling Victorian tale of love, loss and sacrifice - stirringly accompanied by concert pianist Victor Sangiorgio. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Lord Tennyson.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Pianist: Victor Sangiorgio.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Money Box Live:[number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Sarah Pennells LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The Melting Pot

Tom Jaine eats with centenarians of the isolated Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. Producer Jessica Mitchell


Unknown: Tom Jaine
Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: This Sceptred Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington. Additional readings by Roger May. 1: Kingship
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat
This Sceptred Isle Volume I is available as a double cassette (£9.99) or double CD
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Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: Roger May.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The Food Programme

Lost Foods. With Derek Cooper. Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Turning World

Jenni Murray and her guests with global news and human stories. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttleton hosts the comedy panel game.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttleton
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

The ultimate sacrifice? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

The live nightly arts programme, with reviews, news and interviews. Producer Robert Ketteridge


Producer: Robert Ketteridge

: Under One Roof

By Mike Walker. Gillian and her family believe that when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. with Luisa Bradshaw-White , John Rowe ,
Angela Down , Andrew Falvey , Frances Jeater , Bruce Alexander , Irene Sutcliffe , Ben Crowe and Giles Fagan. Dramatised by Mike Walker. Director Marilyn Imrie. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Luisa Bradshaw-White
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Angela Down
Unknown: Andrew Falvey
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Bruce Alexander
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: Ben Crowe
Unknown: Giles Fagan.
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Gillian: Janet Maw
Bernice: Edna Dore

: Dr Graham's School

Tim Jenkins visits a school to help the abandoned offspring of British tea planters in Bengal, created at the turn of the last century. Producer Tim Jenkins


Unknown: Tim Jenkins
Producer: Tim Jenkins

: Analysis

More, Better, Nicer? Why do some historians talk of a crisis of progress when there is now more money and leisure, better health and housing? Frances Cairncross asks what we mean by progress.
Producer Michael Blastland
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Nature: Insight

Howard Stableford and leading scientists explore intriguing mysteries. Did birds evolve from dinosaurs? Does Antarctica conceal the origins of life on Earth.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Rptd tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Howard Stableford
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: Start the Week

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Nana

Juliet Stevenson reads Emile Zola 's novel of the Parisian demimonde, an evocation of the corrupt world of the Second French Empire that scandalised France on its publication. Abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: LATE NIGHT ON 4 Sanctuary

By Kara Miller , winner of last year's
Black Broadcast competition. A spine-chilling drama about two young hitchhikers picked up in a city centre, never to be seen again. with Charlotte Purton and Anna Niland
Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Kara Miller
Unknown: Anna Niland
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith
Marlene: Jan Carey
Jim: Timothy Spall

: Scaling the Mountain

Repeated from Saturday llpm

: News

: The Late Book: The Restraint of Beasts

Magnus Mills's blue-collar comedy about the world of fence-building is abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson and read by Gavin Muir.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Gavin Muir.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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