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: Prayer for the Day

The Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: The Routes of English

1,000 Years of Spoken English
Melvyn Bragg continues his exploration of the history of the spoken language of Britain.
8: Language at Play. Puns, malapropisms, double entendre -just a few ways in which comedians unleash the comic potential of language. Bragg investigates the way the development of English has encouraged wordplay, from the verbal jousting of the Elizabethan court to the punning that informs so much modern advertising. Producer Tom Alban. Repeated at 9.30pm (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Tom Alban.

: The Ancient Ark

Joanna Pinnock examines the significance of animals and birds in British cultural mythology.
3: The Salmon. The salmon's mammothjourney back to its spawninggrounds is almost a legend in itself but in Welsh and particularly Irish mythology, the salmon is revered as one of the oldest, and wisest animals in the world. producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Julian Hector

: Daily Service

With the Rev Jeff Cuttell. Through all the Changing Scenes of Life (Wiltshire); 1 Peter 3, wl3-18; The Lord Is My Shepherd (Schubert); What a Friend We Have in Jesus. With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Jeff Cuttell.
Singers: John Powell

: Ann the Word

By Richard Francis. 4: Mother Ann 's mission in the New England communities attracts many converts, but its success also makes her many enemies. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Francis.
Unknown: Mother Ann

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Central 822 by Sarah Woods. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifertravels to Taipei to explore the growing problem of child obesity in Taiwan. With a fifth of school-age boys now overweight, schools are picking out heavier children and giving them three weekly sessions of compulsory exercise. Pettifer investigates the causes of the problem and asks how far doctors can hope for success. Producer Polly Hope. Repeated Monday 8.30pm WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Julian Pettifertravels
Producer: Polly Hope.

: Dedications

The last in the series telling the stories behind the dedications of classically structured compositions overfourcenturies.
Requiem in Blue. Musician and composer Harvey Brough 's brother, Lester, was killed in a motorcycle accident when Harvey was 17. For several years, Harvey worked on a composition dedicated to his brother, which fusedjazz, classical, folk, medieval and blues forms. ProducerMarilyn Imrie


Unknown: Harvey Brough
Unknown: Producermarilyn Imrie

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Calcutta Kosher

A haunting play by Shelley Silas , set among the Indian Jewish community in Calcutta. An old woman on her deathbed summons hertwo daughters from abroad to be with her in her last hours. The girls are not prepared for the family secrets that are about to be revealed.
Music composed and realised by Felix Cross Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Play By: Shelley Silas
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Mozelle: Surendra Kochar
Maki: Shobu Kapoor
Silvie: Sudha Bhuchar
Esther: Sakuntala Ramanee
Ramgee: Rajesh Bedl

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

George Alagiah speaks on behalf of a charity which helps Kurdish asylum seekers and refugees. DONATIONS: Kurdish Association, [address removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: George Alagiah

: Heaven Eyes

By David Almond. 4: Finding a Family. The children face reality. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Almond.

: Keep off the Grass

4: Summer.... Cricket Wickets. Roy McLaren , the groundsman at Worcester County Cricket Club tells of the day when the River Severn flooded the entire grounds. For details see Monday(R)


Unknown: Roy McLaren

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 4: Full of Flavour.
This week, a look at the language we use to evoke ourfood, and a masseur utters soothing sounds. Producer Emily Kasriel. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: The Material World

Summer Special. Quentin Coopervisits Hayling Island, off the coast of Portsmouth, to examine the science going on around us when we are lazing by the sea. He is joined by scientists from the Southampton Oceanography Centre who explain why waves are getting bigger and how currents affect the sand and pebbles.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Quentin Cooper 's Webwatch: page 34


Unknown: Quentin Coopervisits Hayling
Producer: John Watkins.
Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Clare English and Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: The Nimmo Twins in ...

A new six-part comedy series by Karl Minns.
1: A Stiff up a Lip. A story of secret shame in a Victorian period drama. When Edwin is placed in the custody of the Fuzzyfelts, he discovers the shameful truth about his father.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Julian Mayers
Edwin: Karl Minns
MrFuzzyfelt/Lord Darlington: Owen Evans
MrsFuzzyfelt: Kath Burlinson
Lucy: Alison Goldie
Bastrad: Gavin Mitchell

: The Archers

One little maid comes home from school. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock reports on the hits, misses, debates and talking points so far at this year's
Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, in a special edition from the Pleasance. Producer Katie Hunter


Producer: Katie Hunter

: Central 822

By Sarah Woods. 4: Good news and bad memories. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Woods.

: Tinker, Tailor, Teleworker

Evan Davis presents a history about the changing face of work. 2: This week, do we work harder and suffer greater stress than in the past or are we
Simply the victims Of ambition? Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Analysis

A Question of Respect. Most Western democracies pride themselves on a pluralism which respects differences of culture, creed, race and sexuality. But how far should such respect extend and can it become a barrier to creative engagement with difference? Homi Bhabha investigates. ProducerZareer Masani . Rptd Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Homi Bhabha
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Testbeds

How real can virtual reality become? The stimulation of sight and sound is possible, but the senses of touch and smell remain largely unengaged. Alun Lewis meets the technologists who are filling in the gaps.
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: Adrian Mole - theCappuccino Years

4: My Sister Rosie. Rosie has taken up with an unappealing youth. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Rosie. Rosie

: Heau, Heau, Heau

The Perrier Award - the Oscar of the comedy world -celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. Tony Slattery hears from past nominees and winners about what it is like to be nominated. Featuring
Steve Coogan , Frank Skinner , Jenny Eclair and Al Murray. Producers Marios Stylianides and Danny Wallace


Unknown: Tony Slattery
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Al Murray.
Producers: Marios Stylianides
Producers: Danny Wallace

: Just Juliette

The conclusion of Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair 's comedy about a woman juggling marriage, motherhood and the media. Juliette is haunted by the faux pas that ended her TV career. Against all the odds, her show is nominated for an award, but is history destined to repeat itself? Producer Helen Williams (R)


Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: The Late Book: The Season Ticket

4: Making good his escape from the dog boy,
Gerry heads for home. For details see Monday

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