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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

With Alex Kirby.


Unknown: Alex Kirby.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With 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 continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
7: Coining It. New words-linguists refer to them as coinages - are as old as the English language itself. Bragg traces the history of linguistic innovation from the Middle Ages, through the inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution, to the latest creations of the new technology. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: The Ancient Ark

Joanna Pinnock examines the significance of animals and birds in British cultural mythology. 2: The Horse. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Julian Hector

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. Jesus, where'er Thy
People Meet; Acts 1, w 12-14; Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace; Lord Jesus Christ. With the Coventry Cathedral Chapter House
Choir. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Unknown: Lord Jesus Christ.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Sidetracks

By Richard Holmes. 4: MonsieurNadar. The pioneer of portrait photography in France. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Holmes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: Dear Little Burneyby Fanny Burney , adapted by Jennifer Howarth. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: (or until close of play) Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the first day's play in the Fourth Cornhill Test at Headingley by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Donna Symmonds. Expert comment by Graeme Fowler , Vic Marks and SirViv Richards. With reporter
Eleanor Oldroyd. Scorer Bill Frindall. Including County Talk at 1.18* and News at 1.15 and 3.45*.
* Approximate times
Jonathan Agnew - Sport: page 36


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Donna Symmonds.
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Vic Marks
Reporter: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Crossing Continents

Mozambique used to hold two records - it was the world's poorest country and the top cashew nut producer. Now it is still very poor, but the cashew industry has all but collapsed, many say as a direct result of World Bank policies. Tim Whewell examines this collapse and the extraordinary story of the baby born in a tree during the recent floods. Producer Arlene Gregorius. Repeated Monday 8.30pm WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.

: Dedications

The stories behind the dedications of classically structured compositions overfour centuries. 3: Hymnus Paradisi. The story of composer Herbert Howells ' tribute to his son, who died when he was nine. Hymnus Paradisi, written over several painful years, is one of his finest compositions. His daughter, the actress Ursula Howells , remembers this period in her father's life. Written by Eric Pringle. Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Ursula Howells
Written By: Eric Pringle.
Producer: Cherry Cookson
Herbert: John Rowe
Ursula: Alison Pettitt
Narrator: Christopher Scott

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Shortened rpt from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: On the Rob

In a blend of drama and documentary by Rachel Bentham , four former shoplifters tell their real-life stories. Gillian, a fictional character, dreams of angels, cathedrals and a dragon's lair of treasure. What is she concealing? Will anyone ever find out? Director Liz Taylor (R)


Unknown: Rachel Bentham
Director: Liz Taylor
Gillian: Anna Massey
Constable: John Telfer
Detective: Sheila Hannon
Cashier: Badrla Timimi
Officer: Mark Delaney
Sergeant: Anderson Knight

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Comic Fringes

4: The Ghost Riders ofPittenweem by Brian Hennigan , read by James Bryce. For details see Monday


Unknown: Brian Hennigan
Read By: James Bryce.

: Sense the Difference

4. See the Difference. Why are more men colourblind and why do more women find parking difficult? Claudia Hammond examines ourvisiospatial abilities. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 3: Now Here's the Good News. Everythingyou wanted to know about political spin, but were afraid to ask. Seductive words - the key to linguistic flirting. Producers Emily Kasriel and Michael Nangla. Rptd Sunday8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producers: Emily Kasriel
Producers: Michael Nangla.

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to Simon Laughlin from Cambridge University and Michael Land from Sussex University about the ecology and physiology of insect eyes. They hope their research will deliver insights into the ways in which humans process visual information, aiding our understanding of the role of neural membranes and how our brains have evolved. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Quentin Cooper 's Webwatch: page 35


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Simon Laughlin
Unknown: Michael Land
Producer: John Watkins.
Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Clare English and Steve Evans.


Unknown: Steve Evans.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts the comic debating show recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. With Hugh Dennis , BoothbyGraffoe, Stuart Maconie and Steve Punt. Producers Bill Dare and David Spicer


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Steve Punt.
Unknown: David Spicer

: The Archers

Susan brings a peace offering. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Dear Little Burney

By Fanny Burney, adapted by Jennifer Howarth. 14: Waterloo. As preparations for war intensify, Fanny joins her husband for a respite in Brussels. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Fanny Burney
Adapted by: Jennifer Howarth

: Test Match Special Report

A look back over the first day of the Fourth Test.

: Tinker, Tailor, Teleworker

We are repeatedly told that jobs and the ways in which we do them are going through a revolution. Evan Davis presents the first in a three-part history about the changing face of work. ProducerMichael Blastland


Unknown: Evan Davis

: Analysis

The DIY Society. Politicians of all shades seem to have a new big idea-civil society. What does it mean and what can it achieve? Melanie Phillips asks whethercivil society can make us better people, rebuild communities and deliverwelfare better than the State. Producer Jill Simpson. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Jill Simpson.

: Testbeds

With the closure of UK coalfields in recent years, emissions of iron-rich waterfrom flooded coal mines have become a growing problem, leadingto. subsidence and river contamination. Alun Lewis discovers how new methods are being devised to predict where rising mine waterwill emerge and looks at a new scheme to render the water safe. Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: The Routes of English

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Home of the Gentry

By Ivan Turgenev. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivan Turgenev.

: Heau, Heau, Heau

As the PerrierAward for comedy celebrates it's 20th year, Tony Slattery looks back at two decades of winners, losers and, of course, some great comedy. Producers Marios Stylianides , Danny Wallace Webwatch: page 35


Unknown: Tony Slattery
Producers: Marios Stylianides
Producers: Danny Wallace

: Just Juliette

A comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a woman on the verge of a media breakdown.
3: Juliette decides on a more effective way to raise her professional profile - nervous breakdown followed by a stay at an exclusive therapy Clinic. Producer Helen Williams (R)


Comedy By: Julie Balloo
Comedy By: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: Basil Street Blues

Written and read by biographer Michael Holroyd.
Part 4. Fordetarls see Monday(R)


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

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