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: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Shortened repeat 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Josephine BakerStory

Josette Simon reads from Ean Wood 's book.
4: The Honourable Correspondent. Baker works forthe French Resistance and becomes a pilot for the Red Cross. For details see Monday


Unknown: Josette Simon
Unknown: Ean Wood

: Daily Service

With John Forrest. Purify My Heart (Purify My Heart); Romans 6, wl2-19; View Me, Lord
(Lloyd); Awake, Awake: Fling off the Night! (Deus Tuorum Militum). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray has the latest news, views and culture from a woman's point of view.
Drama: Telling Liddyby Anne Fine. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Liddyby Anne Fine.

: 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

: The Two Mandolins

Louis de Bernieres evoked the romance of the mandolin when he plucked at readers' heart strings with his novel, Captain Corelli's Mandolin. The mandolin is often dismissed as a novelty, but Corelli was a virtuoso who wanted to compose concertos. In Naples, at the turn of the last century, Raffaele Calace wrote over 170 mandolin compositions. Alison Stephens journeys to the workshop where the grandson of the great man still makes mandolins for export. Producer Charlie Taylor (R)


Unknown: Raffaele Calace
Unknown: Alison Stephens
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: 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

Lindsay Cannon and Richard Uridge hit the slopes of the Cairngorms for a winter sports special. Shortened repeat from Saturday 6.10am


Unknown: Lindsay Cannon
Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ripples

A drama by Debbie Kent set entirely in bathrooms. Fay adores a good bath - it's where she does her best thinking. Joe hates to wallow about in bath water and prefers a brisk shower.
Can something so slight threaten their relationship? Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Debbie Kent
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Fay: Claire Skinner
Joe: Stewart Wright

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With Peter White.
Editor Chris Burns. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Peter White.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jonathon Porritt speaks on behalf of a charity which works to protect the world's forests.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Forest StewardshipCouncil, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Producer: Anne Downing.

: Long, Long Ago

4: Came Worship. A Caribbean folktale where a child of God comes among the beauty of the world butissaddenedbythe fact that the people who adopt him show no sign of thanking the Creator forthe natural riches of their life. Read by Martina Laird. Fordetails see Monday


Read By: Martina Laird.

: Pier People

J4: Brighton's Palace Pier is a year-round funfair, blazing with lights and bouncingto the karaoke. The West Pier is a brooding, derelict hulk. Can the ugly sister be beautiful again? For details see Monday

: 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

With Valentine's Day looming and spring on the way, many will be turning theirthoughts to romantic love. However, a recent study has revealed that people in love and those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder are linked by abnormal levels of serotonin, the orchestral maestro of the brain. Quentin Cooper isjoined by clinical biochemist Dr Abdulla Bad awy to discuss the chemical components of love.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.ac.uk
Webwatch: page 42


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Abdulla Bad
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Big Booth Too

Boothby Graffoe continues his series of guitar-flavoured songs and surreal laughs. Regulars
Stephen Frost , Vivienne Soan and newcomer Jim Sweeney are joined this week by guitarist Antonio ForCione. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Guitarist: Antonio Forcione.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Kathy's hopes are dashed. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts programme. Producer Martin Smith


Producer: Martin Smith

: Telling Liddy

Written and dramatised in ten parts by Anne Fine. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anne Fine.

: The Jewish Journey: 1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain: The Jews of Medieval England

Andrew Sachs begins a new four-part examination of the United Kingdom's extraordinary Jewish history. In 1938 he escaped as a child from Nazi Germany and entered Britain as a refugee. Had the Sachs family not been allowed into the country it is unlikely that they would have survived the Holocaust. But Britain has been taking Jewish refugees for over 800 years; they are the oldest minority in the country.
The Jews of Medieval England. William the Conqueror brought Jews from Rouen in northern France to help revive English trade. But Church-inspired anxieties led to the introduction of the Jew badge - to separate Jews from Christians - and "houses of conversion". Attacks on Jews followed, especially during the Crusades, culminating in the York Massacre and, in Lincoln, the notorious Blood Libel case which put many innocent Jews in the Tower of London.
Programme of the Week: page 109


Presenter: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Nichola West
Editor: Martin Weitz

: In Business

Better Medicine. Peter Day talks to one of UK pic's most successful innovators, Sir Richard Sykes , about the creation of corporate giant GlaxoSmith Kline and what he plans next. Producer Sandra Kanthal. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Sir Richard Sykes
Producer: Sandra Kanthal.

: Costing the Earth

Exploring issues which affect all our lives.
Update. Alex Kirby finds out what progress has been made on issues explored in previous series - looking at concerns about overhead power lines, toxic fumes in aircraft and global warming. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Peppered Moth

Tessa Peake-Jones reads the ninth part of Margaret Drabble 's novel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Balti Kings

The conclusion of a series by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. After a disastrous start with the Bollywood Stars not showing, the "Curryoke" evening is finally a great success. Shahab wins his father's respect but loses his girlfriend's commitment.
Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: 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 Darkroom at Longwood -

a Voyage to St Helena
By Jean-Paul Kauffmann and read by Simon Russell Beale. Part4. Fordetails see Monday (R)


Unknown: Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Read By: Simon Russell Beale.

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