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: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a 12-part history celebrating 1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium. 1: Home. How we think of - and the words we need and use to describe - our patch. Bragg travels to his home town of Wigton in Cumbria to listen to locals talk about their idea of home. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)
9.30 The Olive
In a new five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of this gnarled tree with the story of one year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 1: The Tree. She looks at some of the very oldest trees on the grove and talks with her neighbours about the history of this and other groves on the island. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Daily Service

With Maggie Roux. Now the Green Blade Riseth (Arr Stokes); John 11, w41-46, 54; Death and Darkness, Get You Packing (Ferguson); The Day of Resurrection! (Ellacombe). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: Chris Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Down Under

By Bill Bryson , read by Kerry Shale . Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Read By: Kerry Shale

: 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 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: 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

: New Soundings

A four-part series exploring the working lives of musicians who have broken the classical mould and reached new audiences. 1: Verity Sharp goes on the road with the Hilliard Ensemble-the male vocal quartet that has pioneered a new fusion between the church music of the Renaissance and the contemporary sounds of jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Producer Alan Hail


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Jan Garbarek.
Producer: Alan Hail

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Open Country

With Richard Uridge. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: NatWest Triangular Series

(or until close of play) West Indies v Zimbabwe
Commentary on the floodlit opening match of the international tournament at Bristol. With Tony Cozier, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Donna
Symmonds. Expert comment Viv Richards, David Lawrence and Andy Pycroft. Scorer Bill Frindall. * Approximate times

: Afternoon Play: A Slight Tilt to the Left

Written and performed by Michael Mears. Being a man with an obsession for the sport, Dad is lovingly and appropriately buried within a stone's throw of the local racecourse. Being a man with an obsession for anything askew, Lenny has a problem - his father's headstone is tilting, ever SO slightly, to the left. Director Enyd Williams (R)


Unknown: Michael Mears.
Director: Enyd Williams

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

June Whitfield speaks on behalf of a charity which gives carers and people with physical disabilities a holiday. DONATIONS: Winged Fellowship Trust, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Shortened repeat from Sunday 7.55am

: Dubliners by James Joyce

Eveline. Eveline Watts waits for her sailor love and dreams of going to Buenos Aires. Read by Gabriel Byrne. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Eveline Watts
Read By: Gabriel Byrne.

: Intimacies

4: What They Don't Tell You about Fatherhood. New fathers talk about coming to terms with the "new arrival Producer Rosie Boulton. For details see Monday (R)


Producer: Rosie Boulton.

: Law in Action

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


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

We all know that too much sun can cause skin cancer and accelerate the signs of ageing. What scientists are struggling to figure out is exactly how UVA and UVB penetrate the different layers of skin and what the effect is at a cellular level. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Mark Birch-Machin from the University of Newcastle about his work in this area. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Mark Birch-MacHin
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Man of Soup

Last in a comedy by David and Caroline Stafford. Satan - or is it Bill Oddie ? - walks the earth and drops in to Lottie's bar. The world holds its breath. With Bill Oddie. Music David Stafford. Producer Dirk Maggs


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

: The Archers

Sean puts the Cat OUt. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the influence of Jean-Luc Godard 's ground-breaking 1959 film Breathless, which returns to British cinemas this week. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Vital Signs

By Sarah Phelps. 9: Thursday. The Trustgears up forthe meeting, and Carol comes under attack from unexpected quarters. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Phelps.

: First Ladies

Anthony Howard traces the influence of women behind the American presidency.
2: Glamour Comes to Visit. The style and sophistication of Jackie Kennedy was a tough act to follow for successors Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon. Producer Mark Savage. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Jackie Kennedy
Unknown: Lady Bird Johnson
Unknown: Pat Nixon.
Producer: Mark Savage.

: In Business

Hollow.com. The world is waking up to the lack of substance in many of the hottest internet companies. Peter Day finds out if the new economy means the end of old-style business values. Producer Sandra Kanthal. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

: Leading Edge

Scientists in Vancouver are studyingthe languages of the dolphin and the whale. These sea creatures possess elaborate dialects which are passed down the generations from motherto daughter. Producer Julia Durbin. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Julia Durbin.

: The Routes of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight



Unknown: Conan Doyle

: Book at Bedtime: The Adventures ofBrigadier Gerard

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 4: The Crime of the Brigadier. Gerard infiltrates the Duke of Wellington's camp. He finds himself caught up in the thrill of the hunt, with consequences to offend every decent Englishman's sense of honour. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

: The 99p Challenge

The 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 Amanda Root. Part 9.
Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Amanda Root.

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