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: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Dr Lavinia Byrne.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: 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.
5: The Power of English. Bragg discusses the flowering of English during the Renaissance. With Derrick J McClure and Dr Kathryn Lowe. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Derrick J McClure
Unknown: Dr Kathryn Lowe.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Olive

Natalie Wheen concludes her series about the olive tree. The Feast. Atthe end of her year as an olive farmer, she samples the myriad pleasures of cured olives and learns how best to appreciate the unctuous joys ofthe oils. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Book of the Week: Goat

By Justine Hardy. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Justine Hardy.

: Daily Service

With Ernie Rea. Inspired by Love and Anger (Sally Gardens); Luke 14, wl-ll; Magnificat (Brewer); When, in Our Music, God Is Glorified (Engelberg). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School Choir. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Burneyby Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play)
England v West Indies
Commentary on the first day's play of the Third Cornhill Test from Old Trafford by Jonathan
Agnew, Tony Crozier, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Donna Symmonds. With expert comments from Graham Gooch, Viv Richards and Mike
Selvey, plus roving reporter Simon Mann. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including at 1.18* County Talk in which experienced county players take their view of the game and at 1.15 and 3.40 News. Approximate times Producer Peter Baxter
Jonathan Agnew - Sport: page 47

: Crossing Continents

For the past two years, Montenegro, Serbia's last remaining partner in the Yugoslav Federation, has beentryingto manoeuvre itself away from Slobodan Milosevic 's stranglehold. But as the recent history of the Balkans testifies, Milosevic does not allow republics to secede without a fight. Phil Rees examines how Montenegro is preparing for what could be the bloodiest of all Yugoslavia's wars. Producer Mark Alden. Repeated Monday 8.30pm WEBSITE: www.rjbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Slobodan Milosevic
Unknown: Phil Rees
Producer: Mark Alden.

: Dedications

A new four-part series telling the stories behind the dedications of classically structured compositions over four centuries. 1: Weep Great Tears from Your Eyes. The composer Josquin Desprez wrote his Deploration in 1497 and dedicated it to Ockeghem, a composer whose work he had loved dearly. Musician and composer Harvey Brough introduces the music and explores the feelings and the Story behind it. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Josquin Desprez
Introduces: Harvey Brough
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Shortened rpt from Saturday 6.10 am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bucket... and the Whited Sepulchre

A comedy crime thriller by Oscar-winning writer James Hendrie, based around a detective who first appeared in Dickens's Bleak House. Inspector Bucket, a sort of Victorian Columbo, has an unusual approach to solving the crime of a murderous, pleasure-seeking vicar- he appears so bumbling and incompetent that his suspects drop their guard.


Writer: James Hendrie
Director: John Dryden
Bucket: Tony Haygarth
Skimpton: Neil Pearson
Bishop: Stephen Thorne
Clara: Frances Grey
Liza: Lucy Robinson
Jacob/Mr Bowkby: Greg Hicks
Mrs Figg/Mrs Bowkby: Gillian Goodman
Fikey/PC Darby: Rob Jarvis

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

: Dressing Up for the Carnival

By Carol Shields. 4: Keys read by Colin Stinton. For details see Monday (R)


Read By: Colin Stinton.

: Chapters and Verses

4: The Blue Pencil. Peter Nichols looks atthe archives of the Lord Chamberlain's office, which was responsible for examining and licensing plays. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Peter Nichols

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen returns with the programme about words and the way we speak.
1: Gotta Ticket for the Clue-Train. Word watcher David Barnhart reports from the front line ofthe latest jargon Stateside. Editor Simon Elmes. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: David Barnhart
Editor: Simon Elmes.

: The Material World

When architects design new buildings, they have to be sure they can be evacuated quickly if fire breaks out. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Garry Palmer and Professor Ed Galea about the key role mathematical modelling now plays in evacuation strategies. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Quentin Cooper 's Webwatch: page 45


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Garry Palmer
Unknown: Professor Ed Galea
Producer: John Watkins.
Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show. Gyles Brandreth , Hugh Dennis , ArthurSmith and Antony Worrall Thompson meet in a battle of words and wit. Producers Bill Dare, Adam Bromley and David Spicer


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Antony Worrall Thompson
Unknown: Adam Bromley
Unknown: David Spicer

: The Archers

Jolene takes the bull by the horns. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Test Match Special Report

News from the opening day ofthe Third Test.

: Dear Little Burney

4: Meetings with Royalty. Fanny has an encounter with King George and Queen Charlotte. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Internet Dreamers

Tim Marlow presents a series about the internet revolution. 2: Achieving the Dream. When the internet became big business in Silicon Valley afterthe flotation of Netscape in 1995, a host of entrepreneurs joined the roller coaster and turned their ideas into gold. What values lie at the heart of their dream, to what extent are they motivated by money? Producer Emily Kasriel


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Silicon Valley
Producer: Emily Kasriel

: Analysis

Wrong, Scary, orthe Greatest TWng?Genetically modified foods have aroused strong public passions. Andrew Dilnot asks whether GM products are safe, whether they are really different from anything we have done before, and whether we need to look beyond science forthe answers. Producer Nicola Meyrick. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Nicola Meyrick.

: A Question of Science

Recently 110 leading British scientists wrote an open letter to the science ministerto say that bureaucracy is hindering the use of animals in medical experiments and is driving research abroad to countries with lower animal welfare standards. Quentin Cooper chairs a discussion on the regulation of animal experiments worldwide. Producer Deborah Cohen. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: The Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne MacKenzie.


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mark of the Angel

By Nancy Huston. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nancy Huston.

: Little Britain

Matt Lucas and David Williams preview their forthcoming sketch show which takes a look at life in Britain in the new millennium by following the lives of some less than ordinary folk.


Matt: Lucas, David Williams
With: Jean Ainslie, Tom Baker, Samantha Power, Paul Putner and music by David Arnold.
Producer: Ashley Blaker

Blog post that mentions this programme:

A trip into the BBC's picture archive for a special radio anniversary 29 September 2017

: Just Juliette

A four-part comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair abouttalk show host Juliette Johnson.
Producer Helen Williams (R)


Comedy By: Julie Balloo
Comedy By: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Juliette Johnson.
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: Iris

By John Bayley. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday(R)


Unknown: John Bayley.

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