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: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced ourtime. Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

From St Malachy's College, Belfast. Conducted by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh.


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh.

: Book of the Week: Kitchen Confidential

Anthony Bourdain reads from his memoir of New York restaurant life. 4: Too Good for This Place For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain

: Woman's Hour

Why do so many estranged fathers complain of being excluded from their children's lives? Can the legal system really sort out disputes between parents? Jenni Murray investigates.
Drama: Young Victoria by Juliet Ace. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Kate Adie takes an in-depth, colourful and often witty look behind the headlines. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Moral Notes

The Victorians perfected the use of popular song as a way to reflect values, morality and beliefs. It is an art which has never lost its ability to act as a mirrorto society, as Simon Brett reveals in his exploration of morality in note form, from the early 19th century until today.
Empire. "Let me like a soldier fall, pleaded the young Victorian adventurer. His was the empire where the sun never set and it was his to fight for, so the songs said. The reality of how the masses viewed British imperialism then and now reveals itself to be less altruistic. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Mary Price

: 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

More stories from the British countryside with CharlOttte Smith. Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Book Lovers

By Martyn Wade. When Gillian decides to set up a book club, the turnout is disappointing. Undeterred, the small group embarks on a series of novels. The exciting contents of books such as Madame Bovary make up for the drabness of their own lives. But then life begins to imitate art.
Director Cherry Cookson


Writer: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Fay: Geraldine James
Gillian: Maggie Steed
Barnaby: Roger Lloyd Pack
Matthew: Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Ashcroft: Eva Stuart
Sarah Jane: Carolyn Pickles
Rob: Andrew Wincott

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

Presented by Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Presented By: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rula Lenska speaks on behalf of a charity which helps children around the world who are facing extreme hardship.
DONATIONS: Children in Crisis. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Dot Dot Dot

4: The Stone Mermaid by Mohan Kumar , read by Paul Bhattacharjee. Forthe young man on holiday from Madras, the beach brings mystery and danger in the shape of a woman sculpted in the rock. Producer Jeremy Mortimer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mohan Kumar
Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer.

: The Year 1901: Welfare and Reform

Eighty per cent of the population were manual labourers, poverty and crime were rife and the debate on immigration began. Robert Lacey concludes his examination of the lives and preoccupations of Britain's Edwardian ancestors.
(For details see Monday)


Presenter: Robert Lacey

: Law In Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones, without long words, small print or expensive fees.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: The Material World

Science has shown that as we age, our skin loses some of its ability to retain moisture. Moisturisers might make our skin feel smoother, but how much difference do they really make? Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Andrew Barnes from De Montfort
University and dermatologist Dr Susan Mayou about the difficulties of measuring the amount of water in the skin. New techniques might give more accurate readings, but how will the cosmetic companies react to this research? Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Andrew Barnes
Unknown: Dr Susan Mayou
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Big Booth Too

Boothby Graffoe continues his series ofguitarflavoured songs and surreal laughs. Regulars Stephen Frost , Vivienne Soan, Big Al and Kevin Eldon are joined this week by singer-songwriter Robyn HitChCOCk. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Kevin Eldon
Singer-Songwriter: Robyn Hitchcock.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

An anxious time at the hospital. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With John Wilson. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Young Victoria: 9: The Marriage of True Minds

Juliet Ace's drama based on the letters and diaries of the young Queen Victoria.

(For details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)

: Emerald in the Crown

Queen Victoria visited Ireland four times during her reign and each time she was greeted with wild enthusiasm and huge crowds. Her reign saw the Great Famine, the struggle for Home Rule and the tightening of administrative control over John Bull's Other Island - so why was her last visit in 1900 apparently as popular as her first in 1849?

Declan Kiberd presents a survey of the Anglo-Irish relationship in her reign, using recent historical research and contemporary material to show what Irish history reveals about the Victorian mindset. Ireland was used as a laboratory for experimental ideas and with cartoons, novels and street songs, as well as extracts from Queen Victoria's journals, the programme offers surprising angles on subjects from Gladstone to tourism.


Presenter: Declan Kiberd
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: In Business

Brand X. Managers and marketing executives are obsessed bywhattheyterm "building brands". Peter Day wonders whether most brands are simply expensive empty shells.
Editor Stephen Chilcott. Producer Rosamund Jones


Editor: Stephen Chilcott.
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Costing the Earth: Allergies

More than half the population of Britain suffers from allergies, from minor irritations to life-threatening conditions. Alex Kirby investigates the major advances scientists are making in their understanding of the problems and looks at a variety of recent cures.


Presenter: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened rpt from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

By Margaret Drabble , read by Tessa Peake-Jones . Part 4. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Read By: Tessa Peake-Jones

: Balti Kings: 5

A six-part series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan.

It is the night of the "Curryoke" and KK will stop at nothing to sabotage it. Mel's presence and the shenanigans of the kitchen staff also do little to help.


Writer: Sudha Bhuchar
Writer: Shaheen Khan
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Shahab: Anil Desai
Shakeel: Ameet Chana
Yahsin: Anthony Zaki
Billa: Kriss Dosanjh
Khalida: Adlyn Ross
Yacoub: Shiv Grewal
Nadim: Shammi Aulakh
Mariam: Ali Staden
Isaac: Mirko Sekulic

: News

: The Late Book: The Real James Herriot

4: Of Banks and Books. For details see Monday(R)

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