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: Prayer for the Day

With Angela Wood.


Unknown: Angela Wood.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, including two new sonnets: A Pocket Compass by Allen Curnow and Needle Songby UA Fanthorpe.
8.45 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Allen Curnow

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Hitler biographer Ian Kershaw and guests to discuss the diabolical charisma of the Nazi leader and his hold on the Germans. Shortened repeat at 9. 30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Ian Kershaw
Producer: Charles Taylor

: Daily Service

A special programme for National Poetry Day with Michael Symmons Roberts.


Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts.

: Bury Me Standing

By Isabel Fonseca. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Isabel Fonseca.

: Woman's Hour

Mary Warnockjoins Jenni Murray to discuss her new autobiography. Drama: Chapter and Verses: The Passion of Margery Kempe. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Mary Warnockjoins Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margery Kempe.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.

: Summer School

A series in which journalist Richard Evans joins people at summer schools.
2: Bernstein, Bruckner and Beer. Evans joins amateur orchestral players from all over Britain as they put a brave face on a wet week in Harlech, north Wales. 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 Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man who Knew Everything: 2: The Dilke-Crawford Imbroglio

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. Virginia Crawford swears she has been seduced by Sir Charles Dilke, a prominent liberal politician. This accusation could wreck his career and significantly alter the face of British politics.


Writer: Robin Brooks
Director: Clive Brill
George Lewis: Jack Klaff
Sir Charles: Nicholas Woodeson
Virginia: Ruth Platt
Butcher: Ron Cook
James: Raymond Coulthard
Chamberlain: Nigel Cooke
Helen: Julia Ford
Crawford: Nicholas Murchie
Phillimore: Christian Rodska
Fanny: Catherine Shepherd

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Humphrys speaks for a charity which helps communities cope with the impact of drug misuse. DONATIONS:[address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: John Humphrys

: A Photographer Shows Up

By Brian Leyden , read by John Olohan. A man looks back at a photographic article in the National
Geographic about his parent's farm. It evokes a way of life which seemed so solid and durable, but is now disintegrating. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Brian Leyden
Read By: John Olohan.
Director: Pam Brighton

: National Poetry Day: The Windrose

To celebrate National Poetry Day Radio 4 is broadcasting throughout the day new sonnets from distinguished poets. The poets, who all read theirown sonnets, are from Britain, Australia, New Zealand and America. The Poet Laureate
Andrew Motion , who chose the poets, introduces some of the poems and reads his own contribution - a new sonnet entitled South East. Producers Julian May and Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Kirsty Pope

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words and the waywe speak. 10: Goingfor Broke How our lives and language are inextricably bound up with ideas and words for money. Producer Mark Burman. Repeated Sunday8. 30pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Mark Burman.

: The Material World

In September 2001 the Volvo Ocean Race will kick off. Many of the yachts taking part will be equipped with special sensors that will detect the colour ofthe ocean as they travel around the globe. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Simon Boxall from the Southampton Oceanography Centre about what ocean colour can tell us about the state of our oceans and what I ies within them. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Simon Boxall
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

Simon Fanshawe presents a new six-part series in which classic comedy meets the best in satirical writing in a unique exploration of some of life's essential themes - from foreigners, class and health, to love and the sporting life. With Anne Bryson and Peter Gunn. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bryson
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Archers

"The Sun Whose Rays" dismays Tom. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock with the arts programme, including one of the sonnets commissioned by Radio 4 for National Poetry Day. Producer JenniferClarke


Unknown: Francine Stock

: Chapters and Verses

The Passion of Margery Kempe , dramatised by Alison Joseph. 4: Heresy. Margery's outspoken ways lead to a near riot in Leicester and she is put On trial for heresy. For details see Monday. Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Margery Kempe
Dramatised By: Alison Joseph.

: Europe: Belief and Belonging

Uniting Europe is a modern ideal, but it has ancient historical roots. David Sells travels to
Sarajevo to look at the historical status of Europe's Muslims and asks whether, as Europe unites, it will remain a Christian club. Producer Chris Bowiby


Unknown: David Sells
Producer: Chris Bowiby

: In Business

Sunny Side Up. Much of Latin America is no longer in economic chaos. From Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, Peter Day finds out if the future has finally arrived. Producer ShabnamGrewal. Rptd Sunday9.3Opm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
3: The Dark Side of Light. A neon blaze of light is spreading across the country turning the 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

Shortened repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Adrian Mole - theCappuccino Years

By Sue Townsend. 4: My Sister Rosie. Rosie has taken upwith a hideous-looking youth. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Sue Townsend.

: 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. 5: The Rrst Decade of the 21st Century. Producer Viv Black (R)


Producer: Viv Black

: News

: The Late Book: Me

By Garrison Keillor , abridged in five parts by Katie Campbell and read by Stuart Milligan. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

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