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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament L W only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Have we classified the animal kingdom in the right way? Is the method we use for the naming of natural species inaccurate and out of date? Do the families in which we place plants and animals reflect the reality of their evolutionary paths?
Melvyn Bragg wades into the dog-eat-dog world of cladistics with Colin Tudge, Henry Gee and the Natural History Museum's botanical taxonomist Sandy Knapp.
Shortened rpt at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Colin Tudge
Guest: Henry Gee
Guest: Sandy Knapp
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book

of the Week: Brunelleschi's Dome By Ross King. 4: Filippo encounters his first major setback. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ross King.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. 0 Taste and See (Vaughan Williams); I Will Offer Up My Life (Redman); Romans 6, wl2-14, w20-23; A
Prayer of St Richard of Chichester (White); Souls of Men, Why Will Ye Scatter (Gott Will's Machen). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Unknown: St Richard
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts interviews and discussions addressing women's issues. Drama: Bound Feet and a Western Dress by Pang-Wei Natasha Chang. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pang-Wei Natasha

: Crossing Continents

Roma - the Traveller Gypsies. The gypsies have been hitting the headlines in Britain as asylum seekers, but most of them - between three and five million - still live in eastern Europe. Olenka Frenkiel hears from gypsies across the region, from the victims of racist attacks to the curator of a museum in Poland and teachers and pupils at an experimental school in Romania.
Producer Paul Vickers. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Producer: Paul Vickers.

: At the Opera Face

Glyn Houston tells the amazing story of the Tower Colliery Opera as it faces its sternest test-opening night in a theatre only a mile away from a mine in the South Wales Valleys. The heroic battle of the miners to save the last deep mine in Wales is put to music in a unique marriage of heavy industry and high art. ProducerMartin Kuzik


Unknown: Glyn Houston
Unknown: Producermartin Kuzik

: 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.

: Open Country

With Richard Uridge. Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am


Presenter: Richard Uridge.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: English Rose

By Jenny Mitchell. London, late August 1958.
Crooner Rose Tremaine has her first hit record. But a few miles away the streets of Notting Hill are beginning to burn with racial tension. And the fire is closer than she thinks. With David Thorpe. Tom George and Richenda Carey Director Jonquil Panting


Unknown: Jenny Mitchell
Unknown: Rose Tremaine
Unknown: Notting Hill
Unknown: David Thorpe.
Unknown: Tom George
Unknown: Richenda Carey
Director: Jonquil Panting
Rose: Diane Parish
Frank: Tom Mannion
Melvyna: Angela Wynter
Richard: Ben Crowe
Pablo Victor: Romero Evans
Johnny: Giles Fagan

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Sergeant speaks on behalf of a charity which helps prevent blindness and restores sight to people in the UK and in the developing world. DONATIONS: British Council for Prevention of Blindness, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Shortened repeat from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: John Sergeant

: The Spring Collection

Rare B/rdby Andrea Barrett , read by Emma Relding. In an English country house in 1762 an educated unmarried woman believes, contraryto scientific opinion, that in the winter swallows migrate, rather than living underwater. She discovers a way of pursuing hertheories despite the restrictions Of the age. For details see Monday


Unknown: Andrea Barrett
Read By: Emma Relding.

: Surgery for the Sake of It?

4: Dilatation and Curettage. A third of all middle-age women in Britain have undergone the procedure which involves the lining of the womb being scraped. Evidence questioning its use emerged in the 1970s, but it was not until the 1990s that the rates of surgery declined. Fordetails see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. 5: Heavens Above. From Tripaxseptalice to Old Joe , who decides what the stars are called? Plus a chance to name your own asteroid. Producer Andrea Kidd. Repeated Sunday8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Old Joe
Producer: Andrea Kidd.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper investigates the supergoo that is the secret to some of our most useful products. Most slimes are tangles of long-chain polymer molecules. By understanding their properties, scientists are able to create artificial slimes with everyday uses ranging from hair-care products to sticking plasters that really stick.
Producer John Watkins. EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Charlie Lee Potter and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: In Conversation with....

In a new six-part series, BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 1: Jack Dee. ProducerChris Neill


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Producerchris Neill

: The Archers

Caroline is a first-class friend. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the verdict on the opening night of The Graduate, starring Kathleen Turner in a stage version of the acclaimed 1967 film. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Kathleen Turner
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Bound Feet and Western Dress

ByPang-Mei Natasha Chang. 9: Yu-i returns to
China and is reunited with her son after five years apart. Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Natasha Chang.

: What If....?

A counterfactual history programme showing how differently major events from the past could have turned out. 3: Farming. The 1947 Agriculture Act, which guaranteed prices to farmers, ignited a period of huge growth in production. But what if Parliament had followed the advice of Stafford Cripps and decided against it? Professor
Christopher Andrew examines how the industry might have developed afterthe war. Producerian Bell


Unknown: Stafford Cripps
Unknown: Christopher Andrew

: Analysis

The Mysterious Opiate. Despite the claims made for them, 20tfvcentury revolutions failed to witness the long-forecast death of God. Felipe Fernandez -Armestb asks whether the coming decades will see a reviving religiosity and investigates the likely consequences of such a resurgence. Producer Simon Coates. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez
Producer: Simon Coates.

: Leading Edge

The stories behind the best in cutting-edge science. This week Geoff Watts hangs from an Italian suspension bridge and tries to push over a four-storey building in order to predict the damage caused by earthquakes.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Melvyn Bragg-in Our Time

Shortened repeatfrom 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Therese Desqueroux

By Francois Mauriac , read by Juliet Aubrey. 4: There is no forgiveness for Therese. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francois Mauriac
Read By: Juliet Aubrey.

: Girlies

The last in a comedy series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. Girl-talk, male-baiting, boozing, fun-loving, gossiping, baby-waking.... girlies. Five feisty, foxy, fighting females forgive and forget.
Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith
Samina: Sakuntala Ramanee
Vinny: Bhartl Patel
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Sonal: Sudha Bhuchar
Jo: Cal McCrystal
Zubi: Surendra Kochar
Ali: Burt Caesar
Masi: Charubala Chokshl
Altaaf: Simon Nagra

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuolshiguro. 4: Christopher's father has been kidnapped, but Uncle Philip is taking charge. For details see Monday


Unknown: Uncle Philip

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