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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith.


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.

: Today

Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Professor Charles Handy.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two people who have had similar experiences. Esther Lenehan and Douglas Kennedy are foreigners who chose to live in England. What do they make of the English?
Producer Sara Conkey. Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Esther Lenehan
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Producer: Sara Conkey.

: Brief Encounters

Marcel Berlins dissects the eloquence of great advocates whose skill with words has given them mastery over the courts.
2: Clarence Darrow. The 1920s star of American defence lawyers, whose style inspired poets and film-makers. Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Clarence Darrow.
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Daily Service

Fill Thou My Life, 0 Lord My God
(Richmond); 1 Samuel 2, wl-10; The Song of Hannah (Whitbourn); Tell out, My Soul (Woodlands). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Serial: Driving over

2: Chris and Ana find that pomegranates and lemon groves have their drawbacks. -
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: South Riding by Winifred Holtby. Part 2.
Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Winifred Holtby.

: Deep River

Living Water. In his series on the River Thames, Quentin Cooper finds that far from being a moribund culvert, the river is both a major wildlife reserve and a source of gourmet delights. Producer John Tuckey


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Tuckey

: The Radio Detectives

Professor Jeffrey Richards presents a series of programmes about classic detectives. 3: The Wisdom of Miss Marple
. Examining the appeal of Agatha Christie 's spinster detective. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Producer: Helen Williams

: You and Yours

Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Little Big Voice

From Cardiff schoolgirl to chart-topping success - the story of 13-year-old soprano Charlotte Church 's rise to fame. Presented by Carolyn Hitt. Producer Ruth Prince


Soprano: Charlotte Church
Presented By: Carolyn Hitt.
Producer: Ruth Prince

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Queen's Retreat

By Tanika Gupta. A romance with chess. Bela is a keen chess player, but when her husband cheats on her, she retreats from life's game. with Alice Arnold , Derek Walmsley , June Barrie , Tilly Gaunt and Lexi Rose Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Tanika Gupta.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Derek Walmsley
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Tilly Gaunt
Unknown: Lexi Rose
Bela: Shelley King
Andrew: David Allister

: Euro-Election Call: [number removed]

A series of four phone-ins (calls charged at national rates) during the European election campaign broadcast simultaneously on Radio 4 and BBC2. You are invited to put your views on the European Union, and Britain's role in it, to the key party leaders. Today, call Alex Salmond , leader of the Scottish National Party, and Dafydd Wigley , President of Plaid Cymru. Presented by Diana Madill. Editor Brian Walker


Leader: Alex Salmond
Leader: Dafydd Wigley
Unknown: Plaid Cymru.
Presented By: Diana Madill.
Editor: Brian Walker

: This Sceptred Isle

107: A Treaty of Serene and Potent Kings For details see yesterday Repeat

: The Learning Curve

Can yoga calm stressed students? Do we really need to learn how to breathe? Inhale with Libby Purves on the guide to the learning world.
Producers Maud Hand and Lyn Webster Wilde Action Line: [number removed]44
E-MAIL: [address removed]Repeated Sunday llpm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lyn Webster

: Shop Talk

Entertaining conversation from the world of business with Heather
Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The World as We Know It

A comedy written by Luke Sorba.
4: Around the World in 80 Hours or the Bank Holiday Episode
. It is bank holiday weekend and Donna, Johnny, Patrick and Abigail see no reason to change their usual habits just because the world has ended. with Luke Sorba , Carla Mendonca and Simon Greenall. Producer Liz Anstee Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Written By: Luke Sorba.
Unknown: Luke Sorba
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Producer: Liz Anstee
Donna: Meera Syal
Johnny: Toby Longworth

: The Archers

A rude awakening for Tommy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the arts programme, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: South Riding

By Winifred Holtby. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.

: File on 4

A growing number of Britain's older hospitals are being sold off by health authorities and trusts which are desperate to boost their income. Is the taxpayer getting value for money? Presented by Jenny Cuffe. Producer Gregor Stewart Repeated Sunday 5pm


Presented By: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Gregor Stewart

: In Touch

In a special edition of the programme, virtuoso flautist James Galway joins Peter White to talk about his music and the impact the eye condition nystagmus has had on his life. Producer Cheryl Gabriel
PHONE: [number removed] for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

Reproduction. The urge to have children is very powerful and the need to stop having them is almost as strong.
Graham Easton looks at the system which allows it all to happen - or not. Producer Helen Sharp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4.30pm


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to Esther Lenehan and Douglas Kennedy , two people who have chosen to live in England. What do they make of the English? Repeated from 9am


Talks: Olivia O'Leary
Unknown: Esther Lenehan
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy

: Book at Bedtime: Summit Fever

By Andrew Greig. 2: Before the climbing expedition even reaches the Mustagh Tower in the Himalayas, it runs out of money.
For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Andrew Greig.

: The Now Show

Punt and Dennis present an alternative view of the world.
Repeated from Saturday 6.15pm

: Talking Pictures

Brian Sibley looks at the world of cinema, including the pick of films on television. This week, Kim Newman examines the quintessential British horror film.
Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Kim Newman

: News

: The Late Book: Gates of Eden

By Ethan Coen. 2: The Old Country read by Ron Berglas. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Ethan Coen.
Read By: Ron Berglas.

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