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: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Penny Faust.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the history of ideas, as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charles Taylor

: Daily Service

With Michael Wakelin. the Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord); Amos 8, wl-7; Great Is the Darkness (Richard/Coates); Lord, forthe Years
(Lord of the Years). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Wordsworth - a Life

By Juliet Barker. 4: The Giant Wordsworth. Wordworth became so identified with the Lakes that he himself became a tourist attraction. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Barker.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Weight of Waterby Anita Shreve. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Waterby Anita Shreve.

: Crossing Continents

nThe series of reports from around the world returns for a new ten-part series. The Basque region of Spain has more autonomy than almost any other part of Europe, yet two thirds of local people are dissatisfied. Until recently the French Basques could only dream of the rights enjoyed south of the border- now they are using stunts such as stealing archives to highlight their demands. Julian Pettifer travels to both sides of the Basque countryto find out what the people want. Editor Maria Balinska. Producer Arlene Gregorius
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Editor: Maria Balinska.
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: With Great Pleasure

nln the first of a new six-part series, the prolific biographer and campaigner Lady Longford looks back over almost 100 years of a literary life when she chooses her favourite pieces of prose and poetry. Readers Eleanor Bron and Philip Franks. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Readers: Eleanor Bron
Readers: Philip Franks.
Producer: Viv Beeby.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 2000 Tales

As 3am strikes, Nisha, the young waitress at the Four Seasons Services, sees a fight break out. The Politician's Tale
By Kara Miller. Tory MP Mary tells a story of a poor man called Gerard who one day stumbles upon a mysterious stranger who grants his wishes.
The Editor's Tale
By John Mortimer. A wiley old hack tells the story of a theatre critic who ruins an actress's life, not through bad notices, but by praising hertoo highly.
The Good Woman's Tale
By Lin Coghlan. Grainne, overfrom Ireland to pick up the body of her dead daughter, tells the story of Mary, her one-time neighbour. Mary lead a campaign to stop the opening of a halfway house for prisoners in Dublin - until one day she meets one of the ex-cons and her life is changed.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kara Miller.
Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Lin Coghlan.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Mary: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Geraldine: Mary Wimbush
JPBarraclough: David Swift
Editor: Terence Edmond
Julie: Suzannah Hamilton
Stage manager: Andrew Scott
Copytaker: Tom George
Mary: Doreen Keogh
Grainne: Maureen O'Brien
Aiden: Andrew Scott
Child: Sophie Walsh

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Katie Boyle speaks on behalf of a charity which gives grants to carers looking after people with dementia. DONATIONS: Aizheimers Society, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Katie Boyle

: Never Trust a Rabbit

By Jeremy Dyson. 4: The Maze. Carver's quest for a childhood memorytakes him on a strange journey. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Dyson.

: Métro

Philip Sweeney looks at how the Paris Metro's subterranean chic has inspired French writers and film-makers. Part 4. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Philip Sweeney

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones. Producer Charles Sigler. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

In 1834 Scottish engineer John Scott Russell noticed a single, hump-like wave travelling along a canal near Edinburgh. His observations were largely ignored until the sixties when scientists began to understand the significance of single waves, or solitons, in physics, biology and electronics. Quentin Coopertalks to Professor
Alan Boardman about the key role solitons play in systems as diverse as the solar system, the circulation of blood and communications.
Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Scott Russell
Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Alan Boardman
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of.... Health

Part 4: Health. TB or not TB, that is the congestion. The wit of Woody Allen blends with classic comedy archive as Simon Fanshawe gets to the bottom of health. With Anne Bryson and PeterGunn. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Anne Bryson
Producer: Karen Rose

: The Archers

i Nanki Poo says no yum yum to Yum Yum. I Repeated tomorrow 2pm


Unknown: Nanki Poo

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts programme, including a discussion with Booker Prize-winning author AS Byatt and a profile of John Webster , the bloodthirsty Jacobean dramatist. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Webster
Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: The Weight of Water

By Anita Shreve. 4: Jean is increasingly preoccupied with Maren's story.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anita Shreve.

: Behind the Wire

Professor David Cesarani concludes his two-part investigation of mass detention during wartime. He joins a reunion of some of the 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans incarcerated in the US during the Second World War. Although most were American citizens, they were deprived of their rights and held in appalling conditions in barrack camps. Inmates were brutalised and humiliated bytheircaptors, but eventually won an apology and compensation forthe wasted years. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Professor David Cesarani
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: In Business

Relative Value. Peter Day assesses the pros and cons of keeping a business in the family. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
6: Update. This week Alex Kirby discovers what progress has been made on issues examined in previous series. Why is the earth's ozone layer still being destroyed, what is the continuing threat from the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl and how green were the Olympics? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens , read by Ian McDiarmid. Part 14. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Ian McDiarmid.

: The Bigger Issues

A new four-part comedy series in which Keith Daniels attempts to change the world through drama, and nobody is going to stop him - except his cast. With Dave Lamb, Jim North, Nick Walker and Richie Webb. 1: This week they put a stop to homelessness. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Keith Daniels
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News

: The Late Book: Operation Overflight

By Francis Gary Powers. 4. Convicted of spying,
Powers begins his sentence in a Soviet prison. For details see Monday


Unknown: Francis Gary Powers.

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