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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: Farming Today

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 the Rev Colin Morris.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
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

: Daily Service

How Deep the Father's Love for Us (Townend); 1 John 4, W13-19; MorningGlory, Starlit Sky
(Kenosis); Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Director of music Alan Wilson ,


Music: Alan Wilson

: Book of the Week: Extra Virgin

Rosie Cavaliero reads Annie Hawes 's account of life among the Italian olive groves. Part4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Rosie Cavaliero
Unknown: Annie Hawes

: 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 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

An in-depth, colourful and often witty look behind the headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Angels at the Ritz

A series celebrating the art of the poets who write the words that singers sing- lyricists.
Seen Better Days but I'm Putting Up with These
Angry, funny, sad and sexy-the words of the blues. Presented by Elaine Delmar.
Producer Enyd Williams. Musical director and piano Michael Haslam


Presented By: Elaine Delmar.
Producer: Enyd Williams.
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: Mary, Mary

In Jane Austen 's Pride and Prejudice, it is the two older Bennet daughters who are centre stage. In Martin Sorrell 's drama, the third daughter, Mary, emerges from their shadow with a very different version of events in herjournal. Lucy Briers reprises her recent television role as Mary to reveal the dark secret at the heart of the Bennet family.
Produced and directed by Sara Davies


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Martin Sorrell
Unknown: Lucy Briers
Directed By: Sara Davies
Mary: Lucy Briers
MrBennet: Robert Whelan
MrsBennet: Kim Hicks
Elizabeth: Saskia Portway
Lydia: Nicole Arumugam
MrDarcy/MrCollins: Ian Kelly
MrBingley/MrGardiner: Chris Bianchi
MrWickam/MrHill: Chris Donelly
Denny/DrBracewell: Simon Armstrong

: 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

Joanna Lumley speaks on behalf of a charity whose objective is the development of education among young Burmese.
DONATIONS: Prospect Burma. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd from Sunday 7.55am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: Building Stories

3: As We Forgive Those by Nick Burbridge , read by Denys Hawthorne beneath Brighton's West Pier. Two people with damaged lives tryto find redemption by the decaying pierthat knows only too well how they feel. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Nick Burbridge
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: Blithe Spirits

4: Low Life. From John Donne 's flea to
William Blake 's fly, the lowerforms of life have always fascinated poets. But were they interested in the creatures themselves orwhat they represented? For details see Monday


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: William Blake

: 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

When a British Army surgeon discovered thaumatin in the rain forests of west Africa, he immediately recognised its importance as a sweetener. Quentin Cooper hears more about this unique substance when he talks to food scientists Mike Lindley and Steven Pearce . Also, Chris O'Toole , head of the Bee Systematics Unit at Oxford University, explains how, afterthe devastating effects of the varroa mite which almost halved bee populations in Europe, his team hasfounda way of enticing bees back to our gardens. Producer John Watkins
E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Mike Lindley
Unknown: Steven Pearce
Unknown: Chris O'Toole
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: 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

News from Down Under. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, reviews and interviews. Today a report on how all of Agatha Christie 's 23 plays are being staged overthree months in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Presented by Mark Lawson. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Presented By: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Ladies of Letters Log On

Carole Hayman and Lou Wakefield 's comedy drama. 9: Irene loses one son and gains another. Vera's family work out their problems on live television. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Lou Wakefield

: Why Did We Do That?

Four programmes revealing why some of the most controversial policies, fashions and fads became the orthodoxies of their time. The Closed Shop
This week Chris Bowlby looks at how the law on trade unions left individual rights far behind. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: In Business

Septic Isle. Rail chaos, flood menace, foot-and-mouth misery-to outsiders, Britain has become a dirty little island to be avoided at all costs. Peter Day asks howto change those perceptions. Producer Sandra Kanthal
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Costing the Earth

Exploring the issues which affect all our lives.
Homesickness. Scientists now believe that we are at greater risk from pollution inside our homes than outside. Where do the dangers lie and what can we do to avoid them? Alex Kirby takes a forensic tour of an average deadly home. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss ideas and events which have influenced our time.
Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Around the World in 80 Days

Robert Powell reads Jules Verne 's classic. Part 4.
Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Jules Verne

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

Variety meets sitcom meets sketch show as Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine battle to keep the programme going despite constant interruptions from the Teenage Girls, the Goatee Beard Men's
Group and various door-to-door salesmen. This week special guest stars are Madonna and Roy Walker. Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Dave Lamb and Jim North. Producer Claire Jones and Helen Williams


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Roy Walker.
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North.
Producer: Claire Jones
Producer: Helen Williams

: News

: Book of the Week: Extra Virgin

Annie Hawes 's account of life among the Italian olive groves. Part 4.
Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am


Unknown: Annie Hawes

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