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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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 Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Book of the Week: In the Empire of Genghis Khan

Another episode from travel writer Stanley Stewart 's compelling account of his journey across Mongolia on horseback. Read by Bill Nighy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stanley Stewart
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Peter Whittaker. Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); 2 Timothy 1, w7-12; Give Me the Faith (Leddington
Wright/Norton); 0 Thou Who Camestfrom Above (Hereford). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furys by James Hanley. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.

: Crossing Continents

After a series of grisly murders by teenagers,
Japan is cracking down on youth crime. New laws will make it more likely that youngsters will face long prison sentences. In the first of a new five-part series, Julian Pettifer investigates why Japan has become so scared of its youth, even though statistics suggest it is still one of the safest countries in the world.
ProducerHugh Levinson. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Producerhugh Levinson.

: Married to the Music

A series charting the lives and influence of less well-known wives of composers.
Helene Nahowski. "I with you, you with me. Hand in hand, soul to soul. "Alban Berg and Helene Nahowski had 25 happy years together before he suddenly died at the age of 50. Did she feel responsible for his death, how did she react to the discoverythat he had had an illegitimate child and why did she ban the completion of his opera Lu/u?Experts Patricia Hall , Douglas Jarman and Anthony Pople chart Nahowski's life and reflect on the way in which she influenced the Austrian Composer and his music. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Helene Nahowski.
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Helene Nahowski
Unknown: Patricia Hall
Unknown: Douglas Jarman
Unknown: Anthony Pople
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: 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 Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Somewhere in a Desert

Dominique Sigaud's tale, adapted by Penny
Leicester, is a poetic meditation on the meaning of life and death, love and hatred. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne.

An American woman sets out to discover what has happened to her husband, missing in action at the end of the Gulf War. The drama is interwoven with the real sounds of the war from the BBC sound archive.


Writer: Dominique Sigaud
Adaptor: Penny Leicester
Translator: Frank Wynne
Director: Julia Butt
Nour: Janice Acquah
John: John Sharian
Mary: Abigail Ramsay
Robert: Jerome Pradon
Ali: Raad Rawi
Blind man's son: Riz Meedin
Colonel: William Hope

: 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

Juliet Stevenson speaks on behalf of a charity which funds research into the root causes of world poverty.
DONATIONS: World Development Movement Trust, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson

: Fictional Familiars

4: Deconstructing Emilyby Frederic Lindsay , read by Hilary Neville. At a criminology conference in Edinburgh, an authority on detective fiction comes face to face with one of the genre's first heroes. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frederic Lindsay
Read By: Hilary Neville.

: Out of the Fire

4: A Space Odyssey. Doug Millard , head of space technology at the Science Museum, explainsthe unexpected role of clay in claddingforthe space shuttle and the use of ceramics in space exploration. For details see Monday


Unknown: Doug Millard

: 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

When the River Ouse burst its banks recently, York's riverside business community bore the brunt of the flooding- tens of thousands of business documents were soaked. Quentin Coopertalksto experts in medieval paper conservation Trevor Cooper and Chris Webb from the Borthwick Institute in York. Faced with soggy piles of photographs, architectural plans, bills and receipts, they had to work quickly. How useful were their skills as medieval conservators when dealing with modern paper?
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalksto
Unknown: Trevor Cooper
Unknown: Chris Webb
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Big Booth Too

Boothby Graffoe concludes his series of surreal laughs. With BigAI, Stephen Frost , Rich Hall , Vivienne Soan, Jim Sweeney and Mariella Frostrup-who is not Magnus Magnusson. Or
James Mason. Half an hour of mistaken identity, stolen photographic negatives and songs about anglepoise lamps. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Boothby Graffoe
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup-Who
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson.
Unknown: James Mason.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: The Archers

Neil and Betty go house-hunting. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Furys

By James Hanley. 4: Peter visits his brother
Desmond and immediately falls for his wife Sheila. Hussar Terence Mann
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley.

: The Jewish Journey: 1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain: The East End Years

Andrew Sachs concludes his series examining England's extraordinary Jewish history.
The East End Years. With the mass migration of Jews from eastern Europe at the turn of the last century, the East End became a vibrant centre of Jewish cultural life. When the Blackshirt fascists, led by Sir Oswald Mosley, tried to march through the area in 1936, thousands of Jews joined forces with Catholic dockers in the battle of Cable Street and left the fascists in disarray. Producer Nichola West. Editor Martin Weitz
Websites to help you become a better complainer - Webwatch: page 42


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

: In Business

Dot Com Survivors. Ayear afterthe great internet bubble burst, some new-economy businesses are still hanging on. Peter Day finds out how and Why. Producer Rosamund Jones. Repeated Sunday 9. 30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones.

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts presents the cutting-edge science programme. Scientists are now using Darwin's theory of evolution to get one step closer to the intelligent machine. Everything from super computers to robots are benefiting from genetic programming. Watts visits Stanford University in California and Sussex University to see what happens when nature and machine combine. Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Dud Avocado

By Elaine Dundy. 9: The Biarritz jaunt ends in tears and Sally Jay finds out a few things about herfriendS. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elaine Dundy.
Unknown: Sally Jay

: The Way It Is

A satirical look at the week's news and media events. Starring Simon Evans, Dave Lamb, Chris Pavlo and Laura Shavin. Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Performer: Simon Evans
Performer: Dave Lamb
Performer: Chris Pavlo
Performer: Laura Shavin
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: News

: The Late Book: The River King

Alice Hoffman 's gripping tale of death in a divided town, read by Liza Ross. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alice Hoffman
Read By: Liza Ross.

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