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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Producer Gordon Swindlehurst


Producer: Gordon Swindlehurst

: Today

With John Humph rys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humph
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

The history and character of London is explored in the first of a new series of the discussion programme. Melvyn Bragg is joined by three guests- including Peter Ackroyd , author of the much anticipated acount of the capital, London: the Biography. Producer Charles Taylor. Repeated at9.30am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Producer: Charles Taylor.

: Book of the Week: High Hopes

Written and read by Ronnie Corbett. 4: A passion for golf. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Ronnie Corbett.

: Daily Service

With Andrew Graystone. Jesus Is Lord! (Jesus Is Lord); 1 Peter 1, w3-5, w8-9; Laudate
Dominum (Taize); Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God
Almighty! (Apsley). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Drama: My Career Goes Bungby Miles Franklin. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC foreign correspondents with the stories behind the world headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Summer Schools

LA A newthree part series in which journalist
Richard Evans joins people at summer schools. 1: Music Their Holiday. Postmen do it, tree surgeons do it, even management consultants do it ... they all make music at the Workers Music Association summer SChOOl. Producer Geoff Ballinger


Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Richard Uridge presents more stories and characters from the British countryside. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man Who Knew Everything: 1: Madame Rachel and the Waters of Life

A four-part drama by Robin Brooks, starring Jack Klaff as George Lewis, the famous 19th century lawyer who defended the indefensible and never lost.
Several impressionable women have been robbed and defrauded at Madame Rachel's fashionable "bathing house". Lewis takes the case and discovers a network of deceit, depravity and debauchery.


Writer: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
George Lewis: Jack Klaff
Rachel: Estelle Kohler
Wontner: Julian Wadham
Mary: Jane Gurnett
Major: Nicholas Woodeson
James: Raymond Coulthard
Sally: Zoe Waites
Justice Kerr: Christian Rodska
Matthews: Nicholas Murchie
Mrs Hawkins: Emma Gregory
Leonti: Victoria Shepherd

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nick Ross speaks on behalf of a charity which is raising funds to set up the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.
DONATIONS: The Jill Dando Fund, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Jill Dando

: Wives

4: The House of Peace by Gohar Kordi , read by Souad Faress. Zarrin escaped from political tyranny and arrived in the UK as a refugee.
Through her marriage she hopes to find peace, but instead she rediscovers fear. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gohar Kordi
Read By: Souad Faress.

: Living by Design

Moving the Masses. The self-drive car, the automated train and the flying village-designers are working to streamline the mass movement of people. Final part. For details see Monday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the way we speak. 9: Crock of Gold.
Singing fortheir supper and the lucrative world of the after-dinner speaker - a guide to delivering easily digestible words of wisdom. And saying sorry- how to apologise.
Producer Elizabeth Abrahams. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Elizabeth Abrahams.

: The Material World

Scientists often look to nature fortheir inspiration. Now computer and artificial life experts are using natural selection to design a new wave of robots that evolve - like living organisms-to produce the machine best suited to the task at hand. Quentin Coopertalks to two leading scientists who are creating smarter robots usinggenetic principles.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Quentin Cooper 's webwatch: page 42


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

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Nimmo Twins in

The concluding episode of a comedy series by Karl Minns. 6: Norwich. Intheircouncil penthouse in Norfolk's fashionable Norwich, the Nimmo twins, Karl and Owen, put the finishing touches to their series. But no matter how many infinite number of monkeys and typewriters they can lay their hands on, the one thing they cannot find is inspiration.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Julian Mayers
Karl: Kart Minns
Owen: Owen Evans
Julian: Gavin Mitchell

: The Archers

Tom cannot believe his ears. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with the arts programme. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: My Career Goes Bung

By Miles Franklin. 9: It's time to go back to the farm. But before Sybylla leaves, there are several loose ends that need tying.
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miles Franklin.

: Europe: Belief and Belonging

- Uniting Europe is a modern ideal, but it has ancient historical roots. In the first of a newthree-part series, David Sells visits Aachen in Germany to show how Charlemagne began the drive to Unity 1,200 years ago. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: David Sells
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: In Business

Overthe Moon. A few brave pioneers are trying to rekindle mankind's interest in space travel.... onlythistime it would be private enterprise-, not government-funded. Peter Day reports from Las Vegas on a new business frontier. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the issues which affect all our lives. 2: The Dark Side of Light. A neon blaze of light spreads across the country turning night into day - Alex Kirby investigates how light pollution is driving people from their homes, creating hazards for motorists and even threatening our long-term health. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

The history and character of London is explored in the first of a new series of the discussion programme. Melvyn Bragg isjoined by three guests, including author Peter Ackroyd. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Marrying the Mistress

By Joanna Trollope. Read by Barbara Flynn. 9: Simon reaches breaking point. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Read By: Barbara Flynn.

: The Way It Is

A satirical look at the week's news and media events. With Simon Evans , Dave Lamb , Chris Pavlo and Laurin Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Laurin Shavin.
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Sketches from the House

Nick Utechin explores the history and art of the Parliamentary sketch-writer- a tradition which goes back to the the 1850s. 2. Prime Ministers. (R)

: News

: The Late Book: Corpsing

By Toby Litt , read by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 9.
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Toby Litt
Read By: Stephen Tompkinson.

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