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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Rees.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
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 Christine Morgan. Blest Are the Pure in Heart (Franconia); Acts 16, w25-34; Surely Thou Hast Tasted (Rose); And Can It Be (Sagina). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Christine Morgan.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book

of the Week: The Grass Is Greener Jeff Rawle reads Tom Fort 's book about our obsession with the garden lawn. 4: It's a Victorian Thing. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Unknown: Tom Fort

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented byJenni Murray. Drama: The Right of the Maidens by Jane Gardam. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Gardam.

: Crossing Continents

Belarus. Sandwiched between the Baltics and Russia, Belarus gained its independence from the former Soviet empire ten years ago. But democratic freedom was short-lived - since 1994 the country has been run by President Alexander Lukashenko , a Soviet-style leaderwho rules by decree, and who has filled the parliament with his supporters. Tim Whewell investigates what has happened to Lukashenko's political opponents, particularly those who have simply disappeared. Producer Philippa Goodrich. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Alexander Lukashenko
Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Philippa Goodrich.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Sex, Drugs and Four Minutes of Silence

A look back to the front line of the music revolution when composers' rule books were torn up. John Cage 's infamous 4 '33", in which a pianist sits on stage forthattime in total silence, led the wayto a brief, mad, ground-breaking period when staid classical music was the most radical of all the arts. It spearheaded the way forthe revolutionary rock, art and theatre movements of the sixties. Presented by Alyn Shipton. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: John Cage
Presented By: Alyn Shipton.
Producer: Paul Evans

: 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 yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Voices from Chernobyl

Svetlana Alexievich 's book, based on the true account of the wife of a former fireman in Pripyat, Belarus, is adapted by Lucy Baldwyn. On the 15th anniversary of the 1986 reactor disasterthe drama tells of a powerful love story, interwoven with contemporary interviews from Ukrainian witnesses. Newly married Ludmilla recounts the events of the night of 26 April 1986, when her husband Vasily was sent to fight the fires which spread from the damaged nuclear reactor. Vasily, along with other injured firefighters, was taken in secret to Moscow and placed in an isolation unit.
Producer Kate Rowland. Associate producer Lucy Baldwyn


Unknown: Svetlana Alexievich
Adapted By: Lucy Baldwyn.
Producer: Kate Rowland.
Producer: Lucy Baldwyn
Ludmilla: Lorraine Ashboume

: Taking Issue: [number removed]

A chance for listeners to take issue on a controversial subject by telephone with the columnist of the week. Seeing Fair Play. With David Jessel. Producers Nick Baker and Nick Utechin


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anne Fine speaks on behalf of a charity which provides education, treatment and care for more than 200 young people with complex epilepsy.
DONATIONS: St Piers, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Anne Fine

: Round and Round the Garden

4: Pretty Maids All in a Rowby Marina Warner, read by Carolyn Backhouse. When Mary arrives at school from her home far away, the seeds the nuns give herto plant are as much a mystery to her as are the strange habits of her schoolmates. For details see Monday


Read By: Carolyn Backhouse.

: In Father's Footsteps

4: Healers. HuwandGwennan Davies - the psychiatrist and the medical student. For details see Monday


Unknown: Huwandgwennan Davies

: Law in Action

rhe programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones, without long words, small print or expensive fees. Presented by Marcel Berlins. .'roducer Charles Sigler. Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.
Unknown: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

Dr Melvyn Davies and Dr Stephan Rosswog from
Leicester University explain how heavy metals such as gold, platinum and uranium came to be present on earth. With the help of a supercomputer, they have calculated that gold is formed when neutron stars collide. But the calculations are enormously complex. How sure are the physicists that they have got it right? Quentin Cooper investigates.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Doctor Digital: page 22


Unknown: Dr Melvyn Davies
Unknown: Dr Stephan Rosswog
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Very World of Milton Jones

The award-winning comedy series written by and starring Britain's funniest Milton - Milton Jones. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

April Cottage hosts a riotous assembly. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets the writer Paul Theroux , whose latest novel is set in Hawaii, where he now lives. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam 's novel is set in a postwar North
Yorkshire seaside town in 1946. 9: The call home. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Gardam

: Why Did We Do That?

J Four new programmes revealing why some of the most controversial policies, fashions and fads became the orthodoxies of theirtime.
Scrapping the Trams. This week Chris Bowlby looks at why we turned our backs on the "modern" answer to transport congestion. ProducerSmita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: Analysis

Of Mice and Men. The March Budget was supposed to pave the way for a predictable general election campaign, but the foot-and-mouth crisis has deepened and the economy is threatened by events in Japan and the USA. John Kampfner asks whether, if the best-laid plans of political mice and men can go astray, politicians have as much power as they would like us to believe.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday9.30pm


Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Costing the Earth

Exploring issues which affect all our lives.
Patentingthe Planet. Indians in the Chiapas region of southern Mexico claim their way of life is threatened by people who have come to steal their plants and knowledge. They say pharmaceuticals will be produced but they will never be able to afford them or receive any benefit. Alex Kirby investigates both sides of the argument and explores the fine line between bio-prospecting and bio-piracy. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

Adrian Dunbar reads Colin Bateman 's comic thriller.
4: Dan discovers that Sean may have a cashflow problem. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Unknown: Colin Bateman

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell.
5: The Professor and Thomas discover that Satan has never known what it is to sleep. They attempt to give him 40 winks.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Thomas: Jimmy Mulvllle
Professor: James Grout
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
Jung: Philip Pope
Freud Michael: Fenton Stevens

: News

: Book of the Week: The Grass Is Greener

Jeff Rawle reads Tom Fort 's book about our obsession with the garden lawn. 4: It's a Victorian Thing Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am


Unknown: Jeff Rawle
Unknown: Tom Fort

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