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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Sarah Tempest


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brooks.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rhidian Brooks.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

What was it that brought humankind's ancestors out of the trees? Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the theories, ideas and discoveries that characterise the science of human evolution. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Roy Williamson. The Church's
One Foundation (Aurelia); Revelation 7. w9-17; Hallelujah Chorus (Handel); Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Gareth Green.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.
Music: Gareth Green.

: Book of the Week: Just William 2000

By Richmal Crompton , performed by Martin Jarvis. 4: William the Reformer For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Amanda Vickery looks at the Georgian Theatre in Richmond, Yorkshire. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Amanda Vickery

: Crossing Continents

Nearly half of Chile's children are born outside marriage - a statistic the country's conservative elite are trying to sweep underthe carpet. Bob Howard travels to Santiago, where divorce is illegal and abortion a taboo subject, to meet the ordinary citizens determined to modernise Chile's social laws.
Producer Allison Puranik. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Bob Howard
Producer: Allison Puranik.

: Singing in the Wilderness: Les ChansonsAnglaises

Tom Robinson charts the unacknowledged art of song and songwritingin England.
2: He looks at the importance of song to the radical theatre of the seventies, the emergence of gender issues and sexual politics as the subject of songs, and the liberating rush of punk rock. Contributors include Billy Bragg , Sandra Kerr , Attila the Stockbroker and Clive James. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Clive James.

: 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 uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Something of the Night

A play for all the family by Jenny McDade. A bad dream, ley lines, the marsh mist, or simply an overactive imagination?
Billingham Don McCorkindale Director Celia de Wolff (R)


Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Dean: Leonard Kirby
Insp Andrews: John Challis
Christine: Christine Kavanagh
Adrian: Geoffrey Whitehead
Headmaster: Stephen Thome
Hatty: Jane Whittenshaw
Mrs Batty: Jane Whittenshaw

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Peel speaks on behalf of a charity which helps people to stop smoking.
DONATIONS: QUIT, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Holes

By Louis Sachar , read by William Hootkins. Part 4. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Louis Sachar
Read By: William Hootkins.

: Lost Voices

4: The Church. The Rt Rev Colin Semper meditates on how the language of the church has changed since he first took holy orders. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak.
8: Name That Tune. From Parlophone to Polydor, from Stax to Stiff, the stories behind the names of record labels large and small.
Producer Bob Carter. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Material World

Physics remains at the heart of our understanding of the natural world. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Wilson Poon of Edinburgh University about the way in which physicists are creating revolutionary medical technologies and informing our understanding of the most basic biological concepts.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Wilson Poon
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee Potter.


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter.

: In Conversation with....

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 4: Meera Syal. ProducerChris Nein


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Meera Syal.

: The Archers

William asks for brown Sauce. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the opening of the Lowry, a major new arts venue on Salford Quays which is the new home forthe work of LS Lowry. Producer Katie Hunter


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Katie Hunter

: Daughters of Britannia

14: Family Life. The women learn tojuggle official duties and their responsibilities to their children. Fordetails see Easter Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: The Brazilian Dream

In the second of two programmes marking the 500th anniversary of modern Brazil Jan Rocha examines modernity in the face of under-development and visits the modern capital, Brasilia. For hundreds of years the Brazilians dreamt of building a capital city that would mark the country's determination to become a great economic and political power. Central to the plan was the vision of an egalitarian Utopia where all classes would live together. It was never to be and this programme examines the battle for progress and change that sits uncomfortably beside an inability to raise the majority of the population out of poverty.
Producer Linda Pressly. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Brazil Jan Rocha
Producer: Linda Pressly.

: Analysis

Border States. National borders do not mean what they used to. Globalisation, the Channel
Tunnel and the increasing power of international institutions have seen to that. But why do we have frontiers, and what do they mean to people? Andrew Dilnot examines the economic, cultural and political role of borders and asks whether nations can survive without them.
Producer Nicola Meyrick. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Nicola Meyrick.

: Costing the Earth

The first of a new 18-part series exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
A Friendlier Cigarette. Smoking is blamed forfour million deaths a year, but the technology exists to radically reduce that figure. Alex Kirbytalks to scientists working on safercigarettes and asks the tobacco companies why they are not implementing measures which would make their products less dangerous. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirbytalks

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve. 4: Kathryn is pursued bythe world's media. For detailssee Easter Monday


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Do Go On

A comedy series in which Ainsley Elliot and Jude Prentiss return to the debating table.
3: This week's controversial striptease exposes the naked truth about honesty- is it always the best policy or does it sometimes pay bigger dividends to tell the occassional little white lie?
Wntten by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Jude Prentiss
Unknown: Paul B Davies.
Producer: Paul B Davies
Ainsley Elliot: Griff Rhys Jones
Jude Prentiss: Melanie Hudson
Jeremy Knobbs: Graeme Garden
Victor Canelleto: Kerry Shale
Eamonn Kilkenny: Brian Murray
Vera Bravington: Deborah Norton

: A History of the Voice

Scientists predict a silent future where humans no longer speak. Alistair McGowan concludes the series on how we have used ourvoices by looking back 100 years, before contemplating this new world. For details see Tuesday (R)


Unknown: Alistair McGowan

: News

: The Late Book: Acting Strangely

Written and read by Martin Jarvis.
4: National Curriculum. For details see Easter Monday (R)


Read By: Martin Jarvis.

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