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: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our age. Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev Roy Williamson. We Love the Place, 0 God (Quam Dilecta); John 21, w 15-19; Love Bade Me Welcome (Tavener); Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Travels in Celluloid

Written and read by Terence Davies. 4: "We prayed with a religious vigour found only in fifth-century Saints. For details see Monday


Read By: Terence Davies.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and features presented from a woman's point of view. Drama: Vital Signs by Sarah Phelps. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: Test Match Special

Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies
Commentary on the first day's play of the Second Cornhill Test at Lord's. With Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Expert comment from Viv Richards , Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey. Reports by Eleanor Oldroyd. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at
1.15 and 3.45 News and at 1.18* County Talk. 'Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: With Great Pleasure

In his 87th year, veteran Welsh poet RS Thomas selects extracts from Tolstoy, Hardy, St Augustine 's Confessions and the KingJames Bible, and poetry from Yeats, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Edward Thomas. Reader Ronald Pickup. Producer Hilary Field. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Rs Thomas
Unknown: St Augustine
Unknown: Sir Thomas Wyatt
Reader: Edward Thomas.
Producer: Hilary Field.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With 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

: Afternoon Play: A Womb with a View

A monologue for two, adapted by Simon Brett from his stage play. There has been plenty of coverage of pregnancy from the woman's point of view, but what is it like forthe baby? And which one of them is really in charge? Felicity Goodson plays both the mother-to-be and the extremely articulate embryo in a comedy of development and deliverance. Music Sarah Travis. Director Simon Brett


Adapted By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Felicity Goodson
Music: Sarah Travis.
Director: Simon Brett

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Carrington speaks on behalf of a charity which provides homes for children orphaned, abandoned or separated due to war or disaster. DONATIONS: Hope and Homes for Children, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Shortened rpt from Sunday 7.55am

: The Wall

By Judy Kravis , read by Karen Ardiff. One family's obsession with living on a hill in central Ireland. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Judy Kravis
Read By: Karen Ardiff.
Director: Pam Brighton

: Flicks in the Sticks

4: The Multiplex. During the late seventies and early eighties, British cinemas witnessed a dramatic fall in audiences, blamed on shabby interiors, the popularity of television and a lack of good blockbuster films. In 1985 an American I idea-themulitplex-wasbroughtto Milton Keynes. Forbes examines its design and popularity. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Julia Reming Fordetailssee Monday (R)


Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Producers: Sara Jane Hall

: 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

Why do we have sex? It a question that has puzzled biologists for decades. The consensus is that sex is an evolutionary necessity to ensure survival. Yet the bdelloid rotifer has managed to abstain from the deed for over 40 million years. How has it survived? Quentin Coopertalks to biologist Professor Matthew Meselson of Harvard University, who believes he has solved one of science's biggest sex scandals. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Professor Matthew Meselson
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Man of Soup

A comedy by David and Caroline Stafford.
5: Is it loxo fever or normal life in Slomzovakia?
< Lose yourself in delicious madness.
Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Caroline Stafford.
Music: David Stafford.
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Salome: Morwenna Banks
Lottie: Josie Lawrence
Ignatz: Adam Long
Lovac: Michael Roberts
Bangor: John Sparkes
Klepke: Andrew Sachs
Announcer: Bruno Matthews

: The Archers

Eddie promises the earth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme and investigates why musicians from Brazil to the Bronx are reworkingthe compositions of JS Bach 250 years after his death. Producer Enn Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Enn Riley

: Test Match Special Report

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

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Phelps. 4: Thursday. Yesterday's admission of a psychiatric patient has brought unwelcome coverage from the local paper. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: First Ladies

Grand Dames and Home Bodies. In a new four-part series Anthony Howard traces the influence of petticoat government in American politics. 1: Eleanor Roosevelt was known as "Eleanor
Everywhere", but her successors Bess Truman and Mamie Eisenhower had more domestic aspirations. Producer Mark Savage. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Eleanor Roosevelt
Unknown: Bess Truman
Unknown: Mamie Eisenhower
Producer: Mark Savage.

: In Business

Going Glocal. The dazzling success story of Singapore overthe last 30 years needs a new plot for the 21st century. Peter Day investigates its new strategy for economic survival.
Producer Rosamund Jones. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Rosamund Jones.

: Leading Edge

The latest developments in scientific endeavour. Cot death claims the lives of around 400 babies each year in the UK alone. Several factors have been suggested, such as the position a baby sleeps in, but, by and large, the cause of cot death remains a mystery. Scientists in the US, however, believe the answer may lie in a faulty mechanism in the baby's brain that fails to deliver enough oxygen to the child when supplies run low. Producer Rami Tzabar E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Long Hot Summer

By Barbara Anderson , read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Barbara Anderson
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.

: The 99p Challenge

The exciting comedy panel game hosted by Sue Perkins in which someone stands to win 99p live on air! With Peter Baynham and Simon Pegg. Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. Producers David Tyler and Sarah Smith


Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: Simon Pegg.
Written By: Kevin Cecil
Written By: Andy Riley.
Producers: David Tyler
Producers: Sarah Smith

: News

: The Late Book: Beneath the Skin

By Nicci French, read by Sylvestra le Touzel. Part 4.
For details see Monday

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