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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Mona Siddiqui.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament L W only


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Mona Siddiqui.

: Melvyn Bragg- In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The Ancient Ark

Joanna Pinnock concludes the series on the importance of different animals and birds to the ancient cultures of Britain. 5: The Swan and the Crane To our forbears, swans and cranes bridged the gap between two worlds - water and air.
Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Serial: The Disappearance

4. A new life offers hope for the future. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

On Jordan's Bank - the Baptist's Cry
(Winchester New): Matthew 3, wl-12; How Beautiful upon the Mountains (Stainer); Come Let Us Sing of a Wonderful Love (Wonderful Love). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Stories for Olga by Anton Chekhov. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anton Chekhov.

: Crossing Continents

Reports on the stories that matter to people around the world. Turkey has rushed to the forefront of countries opening their doors to refugees from Kosovo. Up to six million Turks are of Albanian origin but how closely do they identify with their Muslim brothers in the Balkans and is the persecution of the Kurds in contradiction to their support for the Kosovars?
Julian Pettifer talks to Albanian refugees, Kurds and Turks on the dilemma facing modern-day Turkey. Producer Lucy Ash


Talks: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Lucy Ash

: With Great Pleasure

Australian poet Les Murray selects his favourite poetry and prose. Producer Sara Davies
Repeated Wednesday 11.30pm


Producer: Sara Davies

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Trixie Rawlinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge with tales from the countryside. This week, Lancashire. Repeated from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Shade Catcher

By Michelene Wandor. Fiona Shaw travels with dramatist Wandor on a journey into the world of the poet Charlotte Mew . Mew was a tragic figure who never married, possibly due to fears of hereditary insanity, and in 1928 she killed herself. But her poetry was admired by writers such as Thomas Hardy and her strange imagination is revealed in excerpts from her play The China Bowl. with Juliet Prew and Barnaby Kay Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Michelene Wandor.
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Charlotte Mew
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Juliet Prew
Unknown: Barnaby Kay
Producer: Tessa Watt
Charlotte's words: Fiona Shaw
Alida Monro: Anna Massey

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: The Index

4: The Index Index.
Christopher Bigsby visits the offices of the Index on Censorship where he meets
Chinese dissident poet Yang Lian. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Yang Lian.

: This Sceptred Isle

124: American Independence
For details see Monday Revised repeat

: Law in Action

The programme that proves the law is not just for lawyers. Marcel Berlins brings his lively analysis to current legal issues.
Producer Charles Sigler
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler

: The Material World

Trevor Phillips meets scientists who are trying to produce the perfect crystal. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Only Fools and Horses

John Sullivan 's four-part comedy stars David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Del and Rodney. 2: A Losing
Streak. Del's insistence that his luck will change convinces Grandad and Rodney that he will soon land them all out on the street. with Lennard Pearce , Roger Lloyd Pack. John Challis and Michael G Jones. Originally produced and directed for television by Ray Butt Producer Richard Edis Repeat


Unknown: John Sullivan
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Lennard Pearce
Unknown: Roger Lloyd Pack.
Unknown: John Challis
Unknown: Michael G Jones.
Television By: Ray Butt
Producer: Richard Edis
Del: David Jason
Rodney: Nicholas Lyndhurst

: The Archers

Who is on the telephone? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Erin Riiey


Producer: Erin Riiey

: Stories for Olga

The comic stories of Anton Chekhov , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. Part 4. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Stories Of: Anton Chekhov
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.

: Despatches from Home

BBC foreign correspondent Allan Little returns to the land of his birth to examine the political situation in the run-up to the opening of the new
Scottish Parliament. In the first of two programmes, he offers an astute analysis of Scotland's economic and political prospects. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: The Week in Westminster

Steve Richards of the New Statesman looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: Living By Numbers

The programme that looks into the curious ways mathematics pops up in our lives. Fisher Dilke explores the theory of games and why it pays to get on with your rivals. Producer Jim Clarke
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Fisher Dilke
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Tulip Fever

By Deborah Moggach. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: 1 Can Do That

In the third of a six-part series, Valerie Singleton gives people the chance to make their extraordinary wishes come true. With Mike Fenton-Stevens , Jessica Martin and Andy Taylor. Director Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Mike Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Jessica Martin
Unknown: Andy Taylor.
Director: Bruce Hyman

: Booked!

Repeated from Tuesday 6.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 9.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Peter Hoeg.

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