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: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Producer Sarah Tempest


Producer: Sarah Tempest

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: 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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charles Taylor

: Daily Service

With Canon Noel Vincent. A chance to hear the beautiful voices of Emily Gray and Nicholas Brown who last month won the prestigious title of Radio 2 Choristers of the Year. Music directed by Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Unknown: Emily Gray
Unknown: Nicholas Brown
Directed By: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book

of the Week: Mauve By Simon Garfield. 4: Madder. With mauve in decline, the new dye industry is desperate for a SUCCeSSOr. For details see Monday


Unknown: Simon Garfield.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney. Drama: Michael Fieldby Moya O'Shea. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Michael Fieldby
Unknown: Moya O'Shea.

: Crossing Continents

After the Nazi Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews, a revival of the Jewish community on German soil might have seemed unthinkable. But Germany now has the fastest growing Jewish population in the world. The number of Jews either returning from abroad or emigrating from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe has trebled since Communist borders fell. Olenka Frankiel reports from Berlin, which has the largest group, to ask how it is possible that Germany is so popular for Jews. Editor Maria Balinska
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: Olenka Frankiel
Editor: Maria Balinska

: With Great Pleasure

Dorothy Rowe , author of A Guide to Life and many other popular psychology manuals, introduces some of the poetry and prose which has enriched her own life. Readers Suzie Brann and Sean Barrett.
Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Dorothy Rowe
Readers: Suzie Brann
Readers: Sean Barrett.
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 yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Good Place for Fishing

By Richard Lumsden. Joan is on holiday with her son, following the death of her husband. She reflects on her life, and is forced to confront not only the treacheries of her husband, but her own secrets from the past. Was the place her husband took her fishing so often really as clear and pure as she had thought?
Director Gillian Bevan


Unknown: Richard Lumsden.
Director: Gillian Bevan
Joan: Anne Reid
Freddie/Toni: Russell Dixon
Young Joan/Kerry: Alison Pettitt
Young Freddie/Alex: Peter Gunn
Andrew: Gareth Armstrong
Edna/Woman passenger: Doreen Andrew

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

MarkTully speaks on behalf of a charity which supports those from the Indian subcontinent,
Africa and the West Indies who served in the two World Wars.
DONATIONS: Memorial Gates Trust. [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Colonel Clay - Master of Disguise

By Grant Allen , performed by Martin Jarvis. 4: The Episode of the Japanned Dispatch Box. Can Sir
Charles ever resist a pretty face? For details see Monday


Unknown: Grant Allen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.

: Paper Gardens

4: The Plant Hunters. Plant hunters go to great lengths to track down their quarry. Leslie Forbes discovers that theirtrophies are still being recorded in great and beautiful detail by botanical artists. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: 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

Oceans cover 70 per cent of the Earth's surface - their movement generates huge amounts of energy. For centuries, scientists have dreamed of harnessing that motion, but it is only recently that a fuller understanding of wave and tidal dynamics, coupled with improvements in technology, have made wave power a feasible proposition. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor
Stephen Salterfrom Edinburgh University and Dr William Be attie from Queen's University, Belfast about the future for wave power. Will it ever be able to provide sufficiently large amounts of energyto make it economically viable? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk
Webwatch: page 53


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Stephen Salterfrom
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew with news and views on the second day's play in Lahore.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Just Juliette: 1

A new six-part comedy by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a failed chat-show host.

Juliette is out of work and desperate, so she uses her new-found spare time to try to become the perfect wife and mother with the aid of a Stepford Wife neighbour.


Writer: Julie Balloo
Writer: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Claire Jones
Juliette: Jenny Eclair
Ron: James Fleet
Corinne: Annabel Giles
Charlotte: Jan Goodman

: The Archers

SiObhan holds her own. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Claire Holland


Producer: Claire Holland

: Chapters and Verses: Treasures of the British Library

Michael Field by Moya O'Shea.
9: The Michael Fields decide to convert to Catholicism, and a tragic loss produces some of their most poignant poetry.
For details see Monday. Further cast details across the week
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Moya O'Shea
Father McNab: Sean Barrett
Emily: Suzanna Hamitton

: Document

A four-part investigative series in which a document is the starting point for a journey back into the past, shedding new light on the events of the time. 1: Valentiner's Watch. When Jos Finer was given his uncle's watch he was intrigued by the eagle clutching a swastika on the back. Finer and Mike Thomson travel to Germanyto trace the story of the watch's original owner,
Hans Valentiner , a man whose life was measured in precious hours, minutes and seconds beneath the waves as captain of the U-385. Producer Bella Bannerman


Unknown: Jos Finer
Unknown: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Hans Valentiner
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: In Business

Going, Going. The great auction houses are in disarray. Peter Day investigates the future. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott.
Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts probes deep into the subatomic and investigates new attempts to split the electron. As this could herald the death of quantum physics, he examines possible theories that could be used to replace it.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hiding Place

By Trezza Azzopardi , read by Sian Thomas.
4: Marina's fate is sealed and Frankie turns his attention to his eldest daughter. For details see Monday


Unknown: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Sian Thomas.

: The Bigger Issues

The conclusion of a four-part comedy series in which Keith Daniels attempts to change the world through drama. With Dave Lamb, Jim North, Nick Walker and Richie Webb. This week, homophobia. Listeners are warned that tonight's play may be poorly researched and terrible. 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: The Code Book

Written and abridged by Simon Singh.
4: Public-Key Cryptology. For details see Monday


Abridged By: Simon Singh.

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