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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Peter Tobias.


Unknown: Peter Tobias.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
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.
6: Import/Export. For more than 300 years
Liverpool was one of Britain's most significant ports - for produce and people. The city has received waves of immigrants and the great freights of language that have landed with them. Producer Emily Kasriel. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: The Ancient Ark

A new natural-history series. 1: The Eagle
What does the archaeological evidence tell us about our relationship with these majestic birds in Britain? Presenter Joanna Pinnock Executive producer Julian Hector


Presenter: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Julian Hector

: Book of the Week: The Piano Shop on theLeft Bank

ByTE Carhart, read by William Hope. Part 4. For details see Monday


Read By: William Hope.

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Hark, What a Sound (Highwood); Mark 13, w21-27; And He Shall Give
(Mendelssohn); Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendour (Rhuddlan). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith reports from New York on the plight of mothers in American prisons. The US locks up more people than any other country, and the fastest-growing sector of the prison population is women. Most of them are mothers, and a new law has increased the likelihood that theywill lose custody of theirchildren. Goldsmith investigates the psychological trauma caused by the separation of mother and child.
Producer Hugh Levinson. Repeated Monday 8.30pm WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Hugh Levinson.

: Dedications

Four programmes telling the stories behind the dedications of classically structured compositions over four centuries. 2: Ode to Purcell Despite his huge musical output, Henry Purcell was to die in his mid-thirties. As a memorial to his friend and collaborator, John Blow composed his Ode on the Death of Purcell in the late 17th century. The musical partnership is discussed by Robert King of the King's Consort. Henry Charles Simpson Frances Emily Bruni
John Andrew Wlncott
Script Michelene Wandor. Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: John Blow
Unknown: Robert King
Unknown: Henry Charles Simpson
Unknown: Frances Emily Bruni
Unknown: John Andrew Wlncott
Script: Michelene Wandor.
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: You and Yours

With Charlotte Smith and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

With Richard Uridge. Shortened repeatfrom Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Fast Gentleman

By Keble Howard. Leonard is a strangerto fast cars, fast women and boats. His attempts to captain the NauShtvNvmph lead him into risen waters. With Maggie McCarthy Andrew Branch and Brian Parr
Adapted for BBC Radio 4 by Jeremy Nicholas. Directed by Jane Morgan


Unknown: Keble Howard.
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Leonard: Michael Maloney
Lindsay: Christopher Villiers
Muriel: Finty Williams
Stanley: Finty Williams
Dulcie: Deborah Berlin
Olga: Monic Dolan
Mr Levendale: Jeremy Nicholas

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Simon Turriff speaks on behalf of a charity which supports those affected by pre-eclampsia.
DONATIONS: APEC, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Simon Turriff

: Brian Friel Short Stories

4: The Diviner, read by Rosaleen Linehan. When Nelly Doherty 's husband is drowned in Lake Keeragh , the villagers employ a diviner to find his body- and a shameful secret is discovered. Part 1 of 2. For details see Monday


Read By: Rosaleen Linehan.
Unknown: Nelly Doherty
Unknown: Lake Keeragh

: Q&A

Are WeAlone?Do forms of life exist elsewhere in the universe? Jez Nelson asks why we haven't heard from them yet-and what would happen if we do. (R)


Unknown: Jez Nelson

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 2: Loving the Alien? How has our language responded to centuries of immigration? When can you drink a Spitfire or Hobgoblin? Plus a beginner's guide to information warfare. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to two meteorologists who will be using new short-term weather forecasting techniques at the Sydney Olympics.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk
Quentin Cooper 's Webwatch: page 40


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.
Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show, this week from the Edinburgh Festival. Gyles Brandreth , Hugh Dennis , Stuart Maconie and Chris Neill meet in a battle of words and wit. Producers Bill Dare and David Spicer


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Chris Neill
Producers: Bill Dare
Producers: David Spicer

: The Archers

Ed makes a surprise appearance. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on the hits and misses, debates and talking points so far at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. 9: Mon chermaitre. Fannyfalls in love with an aristocratic exile from the French Revolution.
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Fanny Burney
Adapted By: Jennifer Howarth.

: Internet Dreamers

Tim Marlow concludes his three-part series about the internet revolution. Chasing the Dream. He meets new converts to the internet dream who are being drawn to the mecca of Silicon Valley from around the world. Producer Emily Kasriel


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Emily Kasriel

: Analysis

A Thin Blue Line. Across North America and Europe, parties on the right are mounting an increasingly effective challenge against a dominant centre-left, while in Britain, the Conservative Party's fortunes have at last improved. Is this more than the usual swing of the political pendulum? Ian Hargreaves asks whether a philosophical and policy basis is being laid fora major Conservative revival. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Testbeds

Many of us already drive cars with safety features such as air bags. Now car manufacturers are designing vehicles that can warn drivers when something is wrong, take action - and even call the emergency services. Alun Lewis investigates. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: The Routes of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev. 4: After being betrayed, LavretSky returns home. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: One Hundred Years of Attitude - John Hegley in Colombia

The recent International Poetry Festival in Medellin, Colombia's second largest city, had venues packed with people hungry for poetry.
John Hegley was invited to take part and had several of his poems translated into Spanish. What did the inhabitants of the women's prison make of his homage to the potato?
Producer Nigel Piper


Presenter: John Hegley
Producer: Nigel Piper

: Just Juliette

A four-part comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a woman on the verge of a media breakdown. 2: Ron announces a change of direction in his professional life, butCorinne becomes convinced that he is being unfaithful.
Producer Helen Williams (R)


Comedy By: Julie Balloo
Comedy By: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Helen Williams
Juliette: Jenny Eclair
Ron: Jeff Rawie
Corinne: Annabel Giles
Marcus: Anthony Best
Sarah: Julie Balloo

: News

: The Late Book: West with the Night

By Beryl Markham. 3: Ivory and Sansevieria.
1931. Scouting elephants by air is a perilous occupation. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Beryl Markham.

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