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: Prayer for the Day

With Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: 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: Houdini's Box

Michael Fenton Stevens reads extracts from Adam Phillips 's book about the life of Harry Houdini and our fascination with ideas of escape. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Harry Houdini

: Daily Service

With Nigel Swinford. Angel Voices ever Singing
(Angel Voices); Revelation 5, w6-12; Amen Chorus (Handel); Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Song 1). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Lively and topical interviews and discussion from a woman's point of view, presented byJenni Murray. Drama: Ladies of Letters Log On by Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield.

: Crossing Continents

Greece. The Greek Orthodox Church is on the offensive. Fired by an imminent visit by the Pope, and an on-going debate about whether religious affiliation should appear on Greek identity cards, the Church is seeking to defend its position at the heart of society. Rosie Goldsmith explores the role of orthodoxy in modern Greece.
Producer Linda Pressly. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Linda Pressly.
Editor: Maria Balinska

: Angels at the Ritz

Four programmes celebrating the art of the poets who write the words that singers sing- lyricists.
- Style and Sincerity. The English way of doing things.
Presented by John Moffatt. Producer Enyd Williams
Musical director and piano Michael Haslam


Presented By: John Moffatt.
Piano: Michael Haslam

: 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

More news and events from the British countryside. Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Fresh from the Coast

Caroline Gawn 's absorbing thriller set in the forties features two women who uncover a devastating secret that changes theirfriendship for ever. Elsie Haworth and Kathleen James are old school friends, working on the rebuilding of Waterloo Bridge. Elsie is heavily pregnant but will not reveal the father's name to anyone, not even Kathleen. A police inspector begins to follow the two women, asking probing questions about the mysterious father. The plot thickens and then thickens again.
Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Caroline Gawn
Unknown: Elsie Haworth
Unknown: Kathleen James
Unknown: Waterloo Bridge.
Director: Polly Thomas
Elsie: Jo Joyner
Kathleen: Christine Brennan
Police Inspector: Mark Chatterton
Mr Jackson: Martin Reeve
Gerhard: Ken Bradshaw

: Taking Issue: [number removed]

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


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producers: Nick Baker
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Stella Clarke speaks on behalf of a charity which helps people on low incomes build theirown homes. DONATIONS: The Community Self-Build Agency. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Stella Clarke

: Over Hill and Dale

Gervase Phinn reads from his memoirs about his life as a primary school inspector in the North Yorkshire Dales. Part 4. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Gervase Phinn

: Breaking the Law

4: The Law of the Road. Pedlars, tinkers and hawkers could soon be a thing of the past. Deborah Bull looks at the relevance of the Pedlars Act and examines why it is the cause of some friction. For details see Monday


Unknown: Deborah Bull

: Law In Action

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


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Charles Sigler.

: The Material World

It is 50 years to the day since King George VI opened the Festival of Britain, declaring it to be a "symbol of abiding courage and vitality". Quentin Coopertalksto Dr Norman Lisgarten from Imperial College London and Dr Sophie Forgan from Teeside University about the science and technology it showcased.
Producer John Watkins. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk Doctor Digital: page 19


Unknown: King George Vi
Unknown: Quentin Coopertalksto
Unknown: Dr Norman Lisgarten
Unknown: Dr Sophie Forgan
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 M ilton - Milton Jones. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Milton Jones.
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Roy makes a clean breast of it. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts interviews, news and the verdict on a new production of Christopher Hampton 's play, Tales from Hollywood, in which emigre European writers attempt to find their feet in Tinseltown in the forties. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Ladies of Letters Log On

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. 4: Irene and Vera have stopped speaking to each other, communicating by handwritten notes only. Their television chat show is about to "go live".
Further cast details across the week. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield
Nigel: Benedict Sandhord
Benjy: Nicholas Boulton

: Why Did We Do That?

Four programmes revealing why some of the most controversial policies, fashions and fads became the orthodoxies of their time. Trashing the Future
This week Chris Bowlby looks at how we moved from thrift to throwaway, creating an almighty mess. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: Analysis

Freudian S//p?Freud's theories about the unconscious still dominate much of ourthinking about sex, the family and society - but our attitudes to mental illness remain confused and conflicting. Frances Cairncross asks if Freud's ideas are still relevant or whether it is time to look for new ways of analysing the mind and its problems.
Producer Zareer mansani. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the issues which affect all our lives. This week a look back at some ofthe issues addressed in previous programmes, presented by Alex Kirby. Producer Karen Gregor


Presented By: Alex Kirby.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: S Book at Bedtime: Shooting Sean

9: Dan finds Alice in Amsterdam's red-light district. Fordetails see Monday

: Old Harry's Game

The conclusion of Andy Hamilton 's comedy series set in hell. This week the Professor and Thomas discuss the nature of beauty, while Satan introduces them to Helen of Troy and her plain friend Daphne. Then God turns up for a chat.
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Six episodes from the first two series of OldHarry's Game are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
Professor: James Grout
Thomas: Jimmy Mulville
Scumspawn: Robert Duncan
God: David Swift
Helen: Felicity Montagu
Daphne: Geraldine McNulty

: News

: BookoftheWeek: Houdini's Box

Michael Fenton Stevens reads from Adam Phillips 's book about ourfascination with ideas of escape. Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Adam Phillips

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