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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell.


Unknown: Dr Jeff Cuttell.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Book of the Week: In the Heart of the Sea

By Nathaniel Philbrick. 4: The crew of the Essex takes to the boats and begins the nightmare journey adrift on the Pacific. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nathaniel Philbrick.

: Daily Service

With Nigel Swinford. Love of the Father, Love of God the Son (Song 22); 2 Corinthians 1,
W16-22; Set Me as a Seal (Walton); 0 Jesus I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Julie Hill , who became the first paraplegic to undergo revolutionary surgery and then become able to walk again. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Ladyby EM Delafield. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Julie Hill

: Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Coverage from Lord's on the first day's play of the First Cornhill Test as Zimbabwe make theirTest Match debut in England. Commentaryfrom
Jonathan Agnew, Henry Blofeld, Jon Champion and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert opinion from Vic Marks, Mike Selvey and former Zimbabwe player Andy Pycroft. Including at 1.15 and 3.45 News and at 1.18* County Talk
* Approximate times
Jonathan Agnew: page 44

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Wizard?

it is 100 years since L Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With the help of the children of Oz - such as John Lahr, whose father Bert played the Cowardly Lion in the classic MGM film - lyricist and dramatist Dick Vosburgh resurrects and rejoices in the story's many incarnations. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Frank Baum
Unknown: John Lahr
Dramatist: Dick Vosburgh
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge uncovers more stories and characters from the British countryside. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Who Shot Shelley ?

By David Britton.

1812. Tremadoc in north Wales is not ready for the arrival of the radical young poet who preaches free love and atheism. And the authorities want him silenced too.

(FM only)


Writer: David Britton
Director: Alison Hindell
Parson: Philip Madoc
Shelley: James Loye
Harriet: Siriol Jenkins
Mrs Sachs: Melanie Walters
Madocks: Eric Allan
Local: Huw Davies

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Claire Rayner speaks on behalf of a charity which is dedicated to the creation of a non-violent society. DONATIONS: The Children and Violence Forum, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Claire Rayner

: Brief Encounters at the Brighton Festival

A group of writers celebrate the short story at the Brighton Festival. Presented by Simon Fanshawe. Part 4. For details see Monday


Presented By: Simon Fanshawe.

: A Day at the Races

Jo Morris meets the Cole Norton Dragon Boat team. Ex-army men Paul and Tony run the club with military precision. But will the heavy rain of thepastmonthputadampenerontheirtraining and mean that the most exciting race of the season is called Off? For details see Monday


Unknown: Jo Morris

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a lively look at the legal affairs of the moment. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

Britain is being invaded by foreign plants, and the cost of controlling these alien species is increasing. But is this battle worth fighting? As the global climate changes, our native species are likely to suffer first: plants originating from sunnier parts of the world are far more likely to survive. Our gardens are filled with around
15,000 foreign plant species, with a mere 1,500 native to our soils. Quentin Cooper asks whether this matters. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Internet supplement: centre pages


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Eddie Mairand Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Eddie Mairand Charlie Lee-Potter

: In Conversation with....

BBC controller of entertainment Paul Jackson chats to comedy writers and performers about their lives and work. 7: PhillJupitus Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The Archers

Joe is on his Own. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news and interviews.
Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Test Match Special Report

News and views from Lord's on the opening day of the First Cornhill Test.

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

By EM Delafield , dramatised by Mike Harris. Part 9. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Em Delafield
Dramatised By: Mike Harris.

: Why Did We Do That?

Chris Bowlby presents a history series that reveals why some of the most controversial policies, fashions and fads became the orthodoxies of theirtime.
2: Football Fencing. How hazardous fences were the quick-fix solution to football hooliganism. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: In Business

Korea Break. The system that catapulted Korea close to the front rank of industrial nations is no longer working. Peter Day reports on the strenuous efforts the country is making to change its whole way of life.
Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Costing the Earth

The Soya Trap. Millions of Third World farmers have been forced into debt and poverty after being encouraged to invest in modern farming methods and to grow soya and other cash crops for export. In India huge numbers of farmers have been driven to suicide. Alex Kirby asks who is responsible and talks to the farmers who are fighting back. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Ghost Stories

By John Connolly. 4: The Ritual of the Bones. A new scholarship boy at an illustrious public school finds there is more to its traditions than he at first SUSpeCtS. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: John Connolly.

: Do Go On

Last in the comedy series that uses the format of a live radio discussion to take an original look at media absurdity. Join Ainsley Elliot (Griff Rhys Jones) and Jude Prentiss (Melanie Hudson ) for the final gathering at the debating table.
Written by the cast and Paul B Davies. Producer Paul B Davies


Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Jude Prentiss
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Paul B Davies.
Producer: Paul B Davies

: News

: The Late Book: Bad Land

Written and read by Jonathan Raban.
4: The End Of the Affair for details see Monday (R)


Read By: Jonathan Raban.

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