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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Routes of English

Melvyn Bragg presents a series surveying 1,000 years of spoken English as reflected in the dialects of Britain. 2: Stroke City. In Londonderryj Derry differences in dialect between hostile communities have led to fatal exchanges. A thousand years ago, Gaelic, not English was spoken in the city and English only became important during the plantation period when London traders colonised the land. Bragg investigates the dialect with broadcaster
Gerry Anderson who coined the name "Stroke City" to bypass its long alternative and find a neutral name. Producer Bella Bannerman. Repeated at 9. 30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Londonderryj Derry
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Bella Bannerman.

: Props of Power

Michael White presents ajourney through the corridors of Westminster.
2: This week he finds out what really goes on in the House of Commons tea rooms - cheerful places for MPs to enjoy a cuppa, or sinister venues for plots and Conspiracies? ProducerPaulVickers

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

Read by Simon Callow. 4:The poignant letters from prison. A man deserted by all but a handful of faithful friends and broken by the loss of his love, his wife and his children. For details see Monday


Read By: Simon Callow.

: Daily Service

With Nigel Lee. Jesus Calls Us!; John 12. w20-26; Jesus Christ Is Waiting; Sent by the Lord. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Nigel Lee.
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Vagabondby Colette. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vagabondby Colette.

: Crossing Continents

Bangladesh's eunuchs are beginning to press for political rights. Hijras, as they are called locally, are traditionally entertainers who earn a living from making street collections. Now they are tiring of their marginalisation and are beginning to campaign forthe right to vote. George Arney has unprecedented access to this most enigmatic of Bangladeshi communities, and reports on the their struggle for survival in the 21st century. Editor Maria Balinska. Producer Linda Pressly
Repeated Monday 8.30pm. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/continents


Unknown: George Arney
Editor: Maria Balinska.
Producer: Linda Pressly

: With Great Pleasure

Stephen Frears is one of this country's most successful film directors. His work includes My
Beautiful Launderette, Les Liaisons Dangereuse and most recently, High Fidelity. Here he chooses some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose. Readers Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson . ProducerViv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Stephen Frears
Readers: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Eve Matheson

: You and Yours With

Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: 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: Snapper

By Char March. Helene Nanterre is a war photojournalist who has changed her identity. Her father George is a wedding photographer in west Yorkshire. But whose pictures tell the greatest lie -George's airbrushed family groups, or Helene's portfolio of death and destruction?
Director Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Helene Nanterre
Director: Lindsay Leonard
Helene: Sarah Parish
Simon: John Griffin
Dad/African soldier: Russell Dixon
Mother: Barbara Marten
Voice of photo: Elizabeth Bell
Dave: Deka Walmsley
Young Helen: Holly Grainger

: Call You and Your*: [number removed]

With Peter White. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: The Short Hello

By Susie Maguire. 4: Incomplete, read by Susie Maguire. A young woman visits her dying father in hospital, and reflects on the changing nature of their relationship. For details see Monday


Unknown: Susie Maguire.
Read By: Susie Maguire.

: Passion Flowers

4: Charlotte Smith travels to the Royal
Horticultural Society's trial site to meet the woman who inspects every new iris to check if it is good enough for our gardens. For details see Monday

: 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

We often complain that our food has no flavour, but it is no easy task to understand the relation between the chemical structure of food and its taste. Quentin Coopertalkstofood scientists, Professor Andy Taylor and Professor Don Mottram , about the links between the flavour compounds in food and the taste evoked. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk
Webwatch: page 55


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalkstofood
Unknown: Professor Andy Taylor
Unknown: Professor Don Mottram
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew with news and views of the second day's play.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Just Juliette

A comedy series by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair about a failed chat-show host. 3: Juliette rises from the ashes of unemployment to front a woman-only radio station from a bedsit, while
Corinne gives up men and turns to dogs instead.
Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Claire Jones
Juliette: Jenny Eclair
Ron: James Fleet
Corinne: Giles Annabel

: The Archers

Fallon dishes the dirt. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front ROW

With John Wilson. ProducerTanya Hudson


Unknown: John Wilson.

: The Vagabond

By Colette, dramatised in ten parts by Charlotte Cory. Part9. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Document

An 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.
3: Who Killed the Albatross?When Coleridge's ancient mariner shoots the albatross, history has assumed that the finger on the trigger was the opium-inspired genius of the poet. But not so, as Mike Thomson discovers when he reopens the private journals of Captain Cook and his South
Sea explorers whose minds were warped by scurvy and Sinister imaginings. Producer Helen Weinstein


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Helen Weinstein

: Analysis

Euro 2000. The European Union is in crisis.
Denmark has rejected the euro, the UK remains outside the single currency, and eastern
European countries still cannot join the club at all. John Kampfneraskswhetherthe European ideal is becoming as irrelevant as thirties internationalism and whether we would miss anything about the EU if it was quietly dissolved. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: John Kampfneraskswhetherthe
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts looks at new research pioneered by Nasa in the Canadian arctic that is shedding light on conditions on Mars.
Producer Adrian Washbourne. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: The Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Speaking with the Angel

4: PMQby Robert Harris. Paul Freeman readsthe first Of a two-part Story. For detailssee Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.
Unknown: Paul Freeman

: The 0 Show

The acclaimed sketch show, featuring the best of Ireland's comedy talent. Written and perfomed by Barbara Bergin , Pom Boyd , Jason Byrne , Mark Doherty , Kevin Gildea , Patrick McDonnell ,
Colin Murphy and Paul Tylak. Producers Bill Dare and Steve Lock


Unknown: Barbara Bergin
Unknown: Pom Boyd
Unknown: Jason Byrne
Unknown: Mark Doherty
Unknown: Kevin Gildea
Unknown: Patrick McDonnell
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Paul Tylak.
Unknown: Steve Lock

: Taking a Bow

Burt Caesar investigates the curtain call.
Directors Peter Brook and Jatinder Verma , actors Josette Bushell-Mingo , RoyHudd and Richard Wilson , designers, historians and critics explore the moment when we move from performance back to our own lives and what it means to take and receive a bOW. ProducerJulian May(R)


Unknown: Burt Caesar
Directors: Peter Brook
Directors: Jatinder Verma
Unknown: Josette Bushell-Mingo
Unknown: Richard Wilson

: News

: The Late Book: Best American Essays

4: Last Call of the Wild by Jonathan Raban. The passion and pleasure of fly-fishingforwild steelhead in the rivers east Of Seattle. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Raban.

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