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: Prayer for the Day

With Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Johnston McMaster.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have inftuenced our time. Producer Charlie Taylor. Shortened repeat9. 30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Canon Noel Vincent. Jesus, Where'er Thy People Meet; 2 Corinthians 12, wl-10; Sing
Joyfully (Byrd); I Am Weak but Thou Art Strong(arr Fudge). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: A Primate's Memoir

Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa Sex and the question of the succession - more insights into the power and politics of a baboon troop. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Furysby James Hanley. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: James Hanley.

: Crossing Continents

Korea. The Korean Peninsula remains one of the world's potential ftashpoints: the South remains "protected" from the communist North by 37,000 American troops. But after 50 years, with relations between the two Koreas improving, the US troops are increasingly seen as more of a hindrance. Julian Pettifertravels to the Republic to explore the "Yankee Go Home" sentiment. Producer Jenny Walmsley. Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifertravels
Producer: Jenny Walmsley.

: Cool Roots

Young British jazz musician Arnie Somogyi presents a none-too-serious road movie for radio. Arnie, together with his Hungarian guitarist and a large double bass, careers around Budapest in a clapped-out Trabant. It was a year ago that they set out on a winter tour in the depths of central Europe. A mix of musical adventure, cancelled gigs and snowy, late-night journeys followed. Producer Simon Elmes.


Musician: Arnie Somogyi
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: 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: The Black Monk

J Rupert Kingfisher 's adaptation of Anton Chekhov 's short story about a talented but troubled young professor of philosophy who escapes to a house in the Russian countryside, only to find himself tormented by visions of a mysterious black monk.
Producer Sue Broom. Music John Maisey


Unknown: J Rupert Kingfisher
Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Music: John Maisey
Andrei Kovrin: Paul Rhys
The Black Monk: Michael Pennington
Yegor: Gordon Reid
Tanya: Jasmine Hyde
Doctor: Thomas Arnold

: 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

Richard Briers speaks on behalf of a charity which involves and empowers people with cancer in the management of their illness.
DONATIONS: FRAME, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Richard Briers

: The Funniest Thing I Ever Heard

Today's Comic Relief choices are Miriam Margolyes reading from JamesThurber's short story The Night the Bed Fell, or Neil Pearson 's selection from the travelogue Round Ireland with a Fridge by TonyHawks. To hear Miriam Margolyes PHONE: [number removed] To hear Neil Pearson PHONE: [number removed]
LINES OPEN 3.45pm Wednesday 14 March. Details on Monday. Each call will cost one pound, with 66p going directly to Comic Relief


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Neil Pearson
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Neil Pearson

: Bushman Tales

4: Trading with the Modem World. Tension mounts as the sharing, non-materialistic culture is replaced by a modern, money-driven economy in the Kalahari. Producer Louise Daiziel. For details see Monday


Producer: Louise Daiziel.

: Changing Places

Catch the Wind. This week Howard Stableford must consider a proposed wind farm, the first to be community-inspired and owned and which could bring cheap electricity and new life to former mining communities in South Wales. It could also prove to be an eyesore, generating more noise than profit. Emotions run high during the final week of the vote.
Producer Sandra Sykes.


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: The Material World

The Charter for Science and Engineering is intended to alert politicians to the scientific community's influence on Britain's social and economic well-being. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr David Giachardi , from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Sir Richard Sykes , from Imperial
College, London, and Professor Roland Clift , from the University of Surrey. The programme speculates on restoring public faith in science. Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Quentin Cooper on canine websites - Webwatch: page 47


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr David Giachardi
Unknown: Sir Richard Sykes
Unknown: Professor Roland Clift
Producer: John Watkins.
Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

from 5.30 With Clare English and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew is in Colombo for the opening day's play of the Third Test between Sri Lanka and England at the Sinhalese Sports Club.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: In Conversation with

Paul Jackson talks to popular entertainer
Des O'Connor , whose mum greeted his announcement that he wanted to be a comedian with the response "They'lljust laugh at you." The charismatic O'Connor arrives in the studio full of anectodes and an endearingly honest appraisal Of his Own SUCCeSS. Producer Mario Stylianides


Talks: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Des O'Connor
Producer: Mario Stylianides

: The Archers

I S Kate bluffi ng? Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Francine Stock.

: The Furys

By James Hanley. 14: Fanny agrees to her children's request to hold a memorial service for their father. Cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: James Hanley.

: What If?

Waterloo. Professor Christopher Andrew presents the counterfactual history programme. On 18 June 1815 the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo but, by his own admission, admitted it was a close call. What if Napoleon had won? A defeat of the British and the collapse of the alliance against the emperor would have meant further French expansionism throughout Europe. Professor
Andrew considers the battle's effects on Britain from then until the present day. Producer lanBeii

: In Business

Phoney Profits. Telephone companies were going to shape the 21st century. But their ballooning debts may make it almost impossible for them to earn money. Peter Day asks what will happen next. Last in the series.
Producer Sandra Kanthal. Editor Stephen Chilcott. RptdSunday9.30pm


Producer: Sandra Kanthal.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts presents the cutting-edge science programme, this week with an aeronautical theme. Dublin is given a virtual new airport with the help of a whiz computer programme, while
Claudia Hammond explores an odd phenomenon in New Zealand, where each year there are precisely 104 private pilots'accidents. The fault lies with decision-making, and scientists are exploring the pattern. Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Homestead

Rosina Lippi 's award-winning stories are read by Stella Gonet. 9: Martha's Story- 1959
At last a secret is revealed as Johanna heads for the mountain. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Rosina Lippi
Read By: Stella Gonet.

: 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


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

: News

: The Late Book: A Primate's Memoir

Love, Death and Baboons in EastAfrica. Part4
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am

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