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: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
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: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg presents a history celebrating
1,000 years of the spoken language of Britain, from the first to the second millennium.
2: The Dawn of English-the Teachers. Braggtravels to Winchester, headquarters of Old English, to trace the path from a tenth-century language lesson to the English taught and spoken today. With Dr Kathyrn Lowe , Dr April McMahon and Ian Hislop. Producer Emily Kasriel. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Dr Kathyrn Lowe
Unknown: Dr April McMahon
Unknown: Ian Hislop.
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: The Olive

Natalie Wheen interweaves the history of the olive tree with the story of a year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 2: Pruning. The olive, they say, is the only tree to respond to man. If you love it, it will react. Prune even the oldest one, and it will reward you With new green ShOOtS. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Daily Service

With the Very Rev Roy Williamson. City of God, How Broad and Far (Richmond); Hebrews 12, wl8(-24); How Beautiful upon the Mountains
(Stainer); Go, Tell It on the Mountain (Go, Tell It on the Mountain). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Roy Williamson.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Master Musicians

4: Conductor Paul Daniel reads from the memoirs of pianist and composer Sergei Rachmaninov. For details see Monday


Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Sergei Rachmaninov.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Russell Mitford.

: Crossing Continents

Immigration is set to become an explosive issue in Italy's next general elections. As in Britain, there is heated debate about how to integrate the growing numbers of foreigners who seek work and asylum. In the first of a new series, Julian Pettifer meets immigrants in the city of Turin and follows a right-wing politician on an anti-immigrant night patrol. Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith.

: New Soundings

A series exploring the working lives of musicians who have broken the classical mould and reached new audiences. 2: This week Verity Sharp meets Joanna MacGregor - pianist, concert promoter, educator, recording artist and Champion Of the new. Producer Alan Hall


Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Producer: Alan Hall

: You and Yours

With Charlotte Smith and John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

WithTim Franks.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6. 10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Songs That HousesSing

4: Kissing Shadows by Rachel Joyce.
The last of four plays set in houses which sing their secrets.
Following a painful separation from her husband, Holly and her sister Frankie rent a country cottage where she can recuperate. They discover that the house has a story of its own.
Director Mary Peate


Writer: Rachel Joyce
Director: Mary Peate
Holly: Emma Fielding
Jack: Ewan Cooper
Frankie: Matilda Ziegler

: NatWest Triangular Series

(or until close of play)
England v Zimbabwe
Commentary on the floodlit match at Old Trafford by Henry Blofeld, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jon Champion. Expert comment from Graeme Fowler, David Lawrence and Andy Pycroft. Scorer Bill Frindall. * Approximate times

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Presented by Joanna Lumley. DONATIONS: Co-Operation Ireland, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Rptfrom Sunday 7.55am


Presented By: Joanna Lumley.

: Shaggy Dog Stories

Puppy Love by Philippa Gregory , read by Abigail Cruttenden. In the late twenties, a young man wooing an upper-class girl, gives herthe most fashionable dog of the day-a Great Dane. But will the dog be enough to persuade herto marry him? For details see Monday


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Read By: Abigail Cruttenden.

: Wild Tales

The wildlife encounters of people who work and live close to nature. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday

: 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

High-performance ceramics are now being put to diverse uses - in aeronautics and microelectronics and as semiconductors. Quentin Coopertalks to Julie Yeomans from Surrey University and Barry Newland from Morgan Materials Technology about improvements in manufacturing techniques that have made it possible to produce advanced ceramics which are almost as hard as diamond. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Julie Yeomans
Unknown: Barry Newland
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

Claire English and Charlie Lee-Potter.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show. Jenny Eclair , Steve Punt and guests meet in a battle Of words and Wit. Producers Adam Bromley and Bill Dare


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Steve Punt
Producers: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Ruth is anything but COmfy. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts programme. Producer Claire Holland


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Claire Holland

: Our Village

By Mary Russell Mitford. 4: "A sketch of the rural festivities at Whitley Wood. " A time to play and, for some, a time to find romance. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Russell Mitford.
Unknown: Whitley Wood.

: First Ladies

Anthony Howard traces the influence of women behind the American presidency.
3: Powers behind the Throne. Howard compares the contrasting fortunes of Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter , and Nancy Reagan - whose reliance on astrology embarrassed the White House and shook America. Producer Mark Savage. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Rosalynn Carter
Unknown: Nancy Reagan
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Analysis

When I'm 64. Faced with headlines such as "We're Growing Too Old" and "Care of the Elderly - Road to Ruin", one might think that an ageing population spells doom and gloom for everyone. But are the scare stories exaggerated? Andrew Dilnot asks whether people's later years are best spent working, volunteering or simply relaxing, and what society thinks we owe our elders. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts investigates research at the Montreal Neurological Institute which is attempting to unlock the mysteries of the human brain. Producer Rami Tzabar. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: Book at Bedtime: The Spring Collection

4: Rare 8/rdby Andrea Barrett , read by Emma Fielding. In 1762 an educated, unmarried woman believes, contraryto scientific opinion, that in the winter swallows migrate, ratherthan living under water. She pursues hertheories despite the restrictions Of the age. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Andrea Barrett
Read By: Emma Fielding.

: 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: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall

By Diana Souhami. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Diana Souhami.

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