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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Caroll.


Unknown: Lesley Caroll.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Christina Rees.

: 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

: Daily Service

With the Rev Peter Whittaker. Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata); Revelation 1, wlO-18; The Easter Song of Praise (Shephard); At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Book of the Week: William's Crowded Hours

Martin Jarvis performsfive Richmal Crompton stories. 4: William and the Temporary History Master Modern teaching methods come head to head with natural justice in this epic tale of humiliation, hubris, hedonism and humiliation once again. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Woman's Hour

Amy Tan talks to Jenni Murray about her new novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter. Drama: The Flight of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Amy Tan
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jane Gardam.

: Crossing Continents

Bombay. Bollywood-the heart of India's film industry - is thriving. But how much of that success has been thanks to the money of the mob? After a series of high-profile murders and blackmail threats Bombay has decided it is time to clean up its act. Meriel Beattie finds out if it is possible to build a new Bollywood. Producer Lucy Willmore. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Meriel Beattie
Producer: Lucy Willmore.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: When the Ballon Goes Up

Every Easter in the late fifties and early sixties the Aldermaston March was an iconic ritual forthose against the bomb. As they marched they chanted, sang and played music to keep their spirits up against the day when the big one was dropped. This selection comes from the atomic hit parade of those days. Producer AlastairWilson

: 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 yesterday7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem

This repeat broadcast of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story is a tribute to the late Michael Williams. The culmination of Holmes's life's work is at hand and he prepares to meet his fate and his greatest authority. Dramatised by Bert Coules. with Alan Barker. Terence Edmond , Norman Jones, Richard Pearce, Jane Whittenshaw and Ann Windsor. Violin Leonard Friedman Director Enyd Williams (revised repeat)
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes , Vols 1, 2 and 3 are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com

Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams (left) as Dr Watson encounter Moriarty in a case that is far from elementary.

Sherlock Holmes - the Final Problem
2.15pm R4 To commemorate the actor Michael Williams, who died in January, Radio 4 broadcasts his favourite story, in which, as always, he plays a splendid Dr Watson. It is an atypical Conan Doyle tale, for Holmes is the potential victim and the great detective's murder the likely outcome. The encounter between Holmes and Moriarty at Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls, which plunge into a tremendous and terrifying abyss, is genuinely awesome. Watson describes his friend after the event as "the best and wisest man whom I have ever known" and this drama is fitting tribute to one our best and finest actors.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Violin: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Moriarty: Michael Pennington
Col Moran: Frederick Treves
Insp Patterson: Sean Arnold
[Actor]: Alan Barker
[Actor]: Terence Edmond
[Actor]: Norman Jones
[Actor]: Richard Pearce
[Actor]: Jane Whittenshaw
[Actor]: Ann Windsor

: Call You and Yours: [number removed]

With PeterWhite. EditorChris Burns. LINESOPENfrom 12.30pm


Unknown: Editorchris Burns.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dame Judy Dench speaks on behalf of a charity which is dedicated to saving tigers, elephants and other critically endangered mammals.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: The David Shepherd
Conservation Foundation, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Dame Judy Dench
Producer: Anne Downing.

: A Pedicure in Florence

Deborah Moggach 's short story is read by Sunny Ormonde. Now Helen and Alan are divorced she can do anything and everything. What she really wants is to rent a house in Italy and not do anything Cultural. Producer RosemaryWatts


Unknown: Deborah Moggach

: Under the Zoo

4: The Bird Man of Nepal. Brian Houghton Hodgson was isolated, lonely and among infinite strangeness as a resident of Nepal in the mid-19th century. His self-taught skills of observation and classification have for ever enriched the world of ornithology. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Brian Houghton Hodgson

: Changing Places

Sherwood Outlaws C02. Within hours of the local pit closing, the former mining community of Ollerton, near Sherwood Forest began the fight to buy the 90-acre site. Howard Stableford discovers howtheir success, at a knock-down price, is leading to the creation of the Sherwood Energy Village, offering housing, commercial, education and leisure facilities, all powered by renewable energy in a C02 free zone.
Producer Sandra Sykes.


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Keith Devlin and Professor Ian Stewart about knot theory and its applications - from the time-space loops of matter to the DNA molecules coiled inside our cells.
Producer Ros Smith. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Keith Devlin
Unknown: Professor Ian Stewart
Producer: Ros Smith.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Very World Of Milton Jones

The return of the comedy series written by and starring Britain's funniest Milton - Milton Jones. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Hayley istempted. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's novel is set in a postwar North
Yorkshire seaside town in 1946. 4: Adventures in fresh woods and pastures new.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam

: Race Myths

Race is one of our most dangerous and powerful concepts. In this concluding programme Max Bankole Jarrett uncovers its earliest origins. Scientific Racism The new race sciences that emerged in the 19th century were used tojustify imperialism and even genocide. In the 20th century those same ideas reached theirterrible conclusions in Africa and Europe. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Max Bankole
Producer: David Olusoga

: Analysis

The Greasy Pole. Is ambition worthy or not? When it comes to politics it is often suspected that fine words hide base, self-serving instincts. But would the system work without such incentives? The historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto investigates. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Costing the Earth

Exploring issues which affect all our lives.
Patenting the Planet. The first of two programmes exploring stories of conflict over attempts to patent and privatise the planet's resources focuses on the activities of an American seed merchant who took out a patent on the Mexican yellow bean. He claimed itwas his own invention and now demands royalties on any beans sold in the USA. Presented by Alex Kirby. Producer Brian King


Presented By: 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: Miss Garnet's Angel

By Salley Vickers. 4: Julia is faced with a deepening mystery. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salley Vickers.

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
4: Satan is deeply offended when he discovers that the poet WB Yeats described him as a " rough beast slouching towards Bethlehem". He decides to visit Yeats in hell's poets' corner. with Felicity Montagu. PhilipPope and Michael Fenton Stevens Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Six episodes from the first two series of Old Harry's Game are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets andwww.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Wb Yeats
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan

: Summer School

The Dartington Experience. Is it the clotted-cream teas, the croquet on the lawn or the Trogs that make the Dartington International Summer School a most English experience? Fordetails see Monday

: News

: Book

of the Week: William's Crowded
4: William and the Temporary History Master Repeated from 9.45am. Fordetails see Monday9.45am

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