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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev DrJohh Ho!dsworth.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reiity.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reiity.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament
(LW only)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Presenter: Edward Stourton.
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Dr Johnston McMaster

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg talks to General Sir Michael Rose, Sir Michael Howard and Mary Kaldor of the London School of Economics about the theory and practice of war in the post-Cold War period. He asks if the conflicts fought now and the role played in them by the international community are new to the history of war, or simply echoes of Agincourt in modern military strategies. Producer Charge Taylor. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Sir Michaet Rose
Unknown: Sir Michael Howard
Unknown: Mary Kaldor

: Daily Service

With Dr David Cook. Judge Eterna !, Throned in Sp!endour(Rhudd!an): Luke 19, w41-48:
Remember Not, Lord. Our Offences (Purcei!);0 King Enthroned on High (Temple). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Dr David Cook.
Unknown: Judge Eterna
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Terence Rattigan - the Man and His Work

By Michae! Dariow. 4: The emotionat repression of The Brown/ng M°fS<on reftects Rattigan's own reticence about his homosexuality. Fordeta!!s see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by Ann Widdecombe who talks about her first novel The Clematis Tree.
Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ann Widdecombe

: Crossing Continents

Portugal has the highest rate of death on the roads in Europe and, after decades of denial, road safety has finally become the key national issue. Reporter John Egan meets Manuet Ramos, whose five-year-old daughter was killed on Portugal's most notorious road, the iP5. Ramos has now taken on the case of the victims, with the simple aim of changing Portuguese society.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Website: [web address removed]
Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Reporter: John Egan
Unknown: Manuet Ramos

: Coed Grief!

Chartes Monroe Shuiz , the world's richest cartoonist and the creator of Peanuts, died on 12 Februarythis year-the eve of the publication of his final comic strip in which he bade fareweii to his characters and 350 million readers. Every day for nearly 50 years he drew characters, including Chartie Brown and Snoopy, who became familiar throughoutthe world. Steve Punt talks to those who knew him and presents a profite of the life and work of this remarkable man. ProducerMichae! Nang!a


Unknown: Monroe Shuiz
Unknown: Chartie Brown
Talks: Steve Punt

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Ciarke.


Unknown: Nick Ciarke.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.lOam

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mr Jack Hollins against Fate

By Arnold Bennett, dramatised by Don Haworth.
Minnie and her soldier husband defy the wishes of her father, a wealthy businessman. He moves quickly to disinherit them until fate intervenes.
For details see Monday


Writer: Arnold Bennett
Dramatised By: Don Haworth
Bennett: Gerry Hinks
Jack: Gordon Langford Rowe
Minnie: Alison Darting
Marmion: Simon Coury
Sir Maurice: Geoffrey Banks
Shelton: Geoffrey Banks
Samuels: Will Tacey

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. EditorChris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.

: Radio 4 Appeal

The MS Research Trust. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Ovid Metamorphosed

4: TDe Sfiet. Game by Ken Smith , read by Paul Bhattacharjee. A haunting evocation of a holiday in Venice. For details see Monday. ProducerChrisWaiiis


Unknown: Ken Smith
Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.

: The Tercentenarians

Trevor Baylis unravels three centuries of ribbons and regalia at the family firm of Toye, Kenning and Spencer.
(For details see Monday) (R)


Presenter: Trevor Baylis

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. 6:Proceechng/n a Westerly Direction.
How the police tussie with the !aw and the lexicon when communicating with the pubiiC.ProducerBobCarter.RepeatedSunday8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Material World

Most people assume that the environmental problems facing our planet today are a result of modern industrial methods, in fact ancient civilisations must take part of the blame. Quentin Cooper talks to archaeologists at Edinburgh
University who have developed a scanner aboard the Endeavour space shuttle that provides a detailed map of invisible mining deposits which have been poisoning parts of Britain for centuries. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: In Conversation with....

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 2: Dave Allen.
Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Dave Allen.

: The Archers

Edward gets his teenage kicks. Repeated tomorrowzpm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme, including a first-night review of Shakespeare's "Richard II", with Ralph Fiennes in the title role.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Tim Prosser

: Daughters of Britannia: 4: Arrivals

On reaching their postings some women were welcomed in grand style with full diplomatic ceremony, white others endured ignominious beginnings to their new lives abroad. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: What if....?: Lord Halifax

Concluding a counterfactual history series showing how differently major events from the past could have turned out.
When Neville Chamberlain resigned as prime minister on 10 May 1940, the day Hitler invaded the Low Countries, he was unexpectedly succeeded by Winston Churchill. The man who was widely tipped for Number 10 was the foreign secretary Lord Halifax, who had been involved with Chamberlain in the so-called "appeasement" process. What if Halifax and not Churchill had become prime minister?


Producer: Ian Bell

: Analysis

Peace <n Our 77me?The world has been awash with national and ethnic conflicts for much of the past century. Have we discovered anything about howto manage or resolve them? With progress stalled in Northern Ireland and continuing violence in the Middle East. the Baikans and the Basque Country, BrendanO'Leary examines the current state of thinking and policy-making. Producer !nghd Hass!er. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

The Search forDar/< Matter. The total figure forthe combined mass of every gaiaxy in the universe is no more than ten per cent of what should have been created in the Big Bang. Geoff Watts visits the scientists who are closest to discovering dark matter-the missing mass in the universe. ProducerAdnan Washbourne. E-MA)L: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Melvyn Bragg-in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Daughter of Fortune

By isabei Aiiende. 4: "There's gold everywhere." Fordetaifs see Monday

: Do Go On: 1: Leadership

A six-part comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion programme to take an original took at media absurdity. Who will lead the leaders?
Written by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies


Ainsley Elliot: Griff Rhys Jones
Jude Prentiss: Melanie Hudson
General Blucher: Graeme Garden
Sally-Anne Liebermann: Sandra Dickinson
Valerie Stochnaskaya: Deborah Norton
Stan Valentin: Geoffrey McGivern

: News

: The Late Book: When We Were Orphans

By Kazuo Ishiguro. 9: The Yellow Snake's identity is finally revealed. For details see Monday


Writer: Kazuo Ishiguro

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