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: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Kieran Conry.


Unknown: Mgr Kieran Conry.

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Rhidian Brooks.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg is joined by American poet and funeral director Thomas Lynch and the literary critic Jonathan Dollimore to explore the place of death and rituals in western art and culture. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Thomas Lynch
Guest: Jonathan Dollimore
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Operation Overflight

By Francis Gary Powers. 4: Convicted of spying, Powers begins his sentence in a Soviet prison. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers.

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson); Ephesians 1, w3-ll; The Lord's
Prayer (Durufle); Lord of the Dance (Shaker Tune). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Amy Jenkins , authorofthe hit television programme This Life, talks to Jenni Murray about herfirst novel. Drama: Daughters of Britannia. Part 19. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Amy Jenkins
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Crossing Continents

Albania has become a byword for crime and corruption at every level. Why would a young and successful painter leave his comfortable exile in France to become Minister of Culture there? Edi Rama has become one of his country's most popular and dynamic politicians.
Rosie Goldsmith hears the secret of his success.
Producer Arlene Gregorius. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

: Singing in the Wilderness: Les ChansonsAnglaises

In the last of the series charting the art of song and songwriting in England, Tom Robinson investigates how the European chanson is inspiring a new generation of writers and singers, including DesDe Moor and Philip Jeays. Is Britain's relationship with Europe influencing our music?
June Tabor considers Englishness in contemporary song, and the activist band Seize the Day identifies the new focus of political engagement in SOng. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Philip Jeays.

: 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

Shortened repeatfromSaturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Journey with a Golden Lady

By Ellen Phethean. Time stops and Newcastle's busy city streets are forgotten in this magical trip to the department store of every woman's dreams, filled with memories and relics from the past. The mythical Golden Lady and guardian of the clocks takes retired actress Lily, her optician daughter Fanny and Big Issue seller Dawn on the fantastical shopping spree of a lifetime. An exploration of how women cope with age and ambition.
Music Keith Morris. Musicians Richard Scott. Penny Callow and Keith Morris. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Ellen Phethean.
Music: Keith Morris.
Musicians: Richard Scott.
Musicians: Penny Callow
Musicians: Keith Morris.
Director: Polly Thomas
Golden Lady: Charlie Hardwick
Lily: Judi Earl
Fanny: Fiona MacPherson
Young Fanny: Florrie Darling
Dawn: Kay Hepplewhite

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. EditorChris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Evelyn Glennie speaks on behalf of a charity which supports sufferers of repetitive strain injury.
DONATIONS: RSI Association. [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie

: Master Musicians

3: Cellist Raphael Wallfisch reads Delius as I Knew Him by Eric Fenby. In 1928 Fenby, a young Yorkshire musician, offered to help the blind and paralysed Delius complete his final compositions. Fenby's account of his time with the composer in France reveals how masterpieces such as A Song of Summercame to be written despite seemingly insurmountable difficulties. For details see Tuesday (R)


Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Eric Fenby.

: Songlines

4: Kum Ba Yah. Heard in America's Deep South and in brownie camps in the Home Counties, this songwith origins in Swahili is probably one of our most travelled collective-memory songs. With Sheffield singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth (aka comedian Graham Fellows) and chief scout George Perdy. For details see Monday


Singer-Songwriter: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: George Perdy.

: Law in Action Special: Silencing the Guns

In American election year the shooting of a fellow pupil by a six-year-old has sparked a campaign issue that divides the nation. The real battle over gun control is being fought in the courts. Billions of dollars in damages from gun makers are being claimed. Where political action has failed, Marcel Berlins investigates whether legal action can tame the use and abuse of guns.
Producer Jonathan Brunert.
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper examines the science behind fire-fighting, looking at everything from howwater spirals out of the hose to the latest fire-retardant materials.
Producer JohnWatkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: In Conversation with....

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to six comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 5: Barry Cryer. Producer jociegg


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Barry Cryer.

: The Archers

Majorie joins the squad. Repeatedtomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Daughters of Britannia

Four centuries of diplomatic life, as experienced by diplomats' wives and daughters.
19: Unforgettable Days. Ella Skyes becomes the first European woman to walk in the Pamir Mountains in Chinese Turkestan.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Ella Skyes

: Painting the Rainbow

How much does South Africa's peaceful transition to majority rule owe to a series of secret negotiations at an English country house? Julian O'Halloran reveals the inside story of the talks that paved the wayfor Nelson Mandela 's first official meeting with the white government ten years ago. Producer David Price


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Unknown: Nelson Mandela

: Analysis

Is There a Con in New Economy?The new knowledge-based economy is booming. Are economic growth and productivity being transformed without causing inflation? Or is the new economy so much hype, rising like a stock market about to burst? Ian Hargreaves investigates.
Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Costing the Earth

The Designer Bug. The deadly Ecoli0157 bacteria killed 21 people in an outbreak of food poisoning in Scotland. Recently a girl died after contracting the disease on a Devon beach. The number of people being infected is growing every year and the bacteria has been found in a wide range of animals. Alex Kirby reveals how it may be only a matter of time before people start falling ill through contact with their pets. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Melvyn Bragg- in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Pilot's Wife

By Anita Shreve. 9: Kathryn tries to come to terms With her husband's betrayal. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Do Go On

A comedy series in which Ainsley Elliot and Jude Prentiss return to the debating table. 4:This week the guests a round Ainsley's big table give their single-minded attention to the topic of obsession.
Are we all in some way obsessive and are you sure you turned the gas off before we came out? Written by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul 8 Davies


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Jude Prentiss
Unknown: Paul B Davies.

: News

: The Late Book: Driving over Lemons

By Chris Stewart. 4: There is a new arrival at the mountain farm in Andalusia. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Chris Stewart.

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