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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With A!!an Little and Sue MacGregor.,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Devout Sceptics

Be! Mooney and guests exptore the boundaries between be!iefand unbe!!ef. This week she !s !n conversation with children's author Philip Pullman . producer Malcolm Love . Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Malcolm Love

: B!ind Man at Large

Peter White tries his hand atjobs he would never normally do. Peterthe Cnef. This week he enlists the help of Clarissa Dixon Wright to achieve CUiinary excellence. ProducerChery:Gabne!


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Peterthe Cnef.
Unknown: Clarissa Dixon Wright

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

Diane Jacobs 's biography ofeariy feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. 4: End of the Affair Fordeta!!s see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Diane Jacobs
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft.

: Daily Service

(LW only)
With Dr Lavinia Byrne. When i Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham); Acts 11, v27 to 12. v3: Great is the Power We Proclaim (Walker): Who Would True Valour See (Monks Gate). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Presenter: Dr. Lavinia Byrne
Director of Music: Christopher Walker

: Woman s Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney. Drama: Memones of Gascony by Pierre Koffman. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Pierre Koffman.

: Crossing Continents: Russia

As the conflict between Russia and the breakaway republic of Chechnya continues, Tim Whewell travels to Moscow to hear the story of one man's fight for justice for the Chechen victims of war. He discovers how the Chechen community - so reviled throughout Russian history - maintains its identity and Culture.
(Rptd Monday 8.30pm)


Reporter: Tim Whewell
Producer: Sue Ellis

: With Great Pleasure

Milton Shulman , theatre critic on the London Evening Standard for over 30 years, chooses his favourite literary extracts, including plays from William Congreve, William Shakespeare and Edmond Rostand. Readers Alice Arnold and William Hope. Producer Viv Beeby. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Presenter: Milton Shuiman
Reader: Alice Arnold
Reader: William Hope
Producer: Viv Beeby

: 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: Mela Mania

AnjumMaiik's drama was recorded on location at this year's Bradford mela. Jim, a private detective, has followed Aftab to the biggest Asian fair in the country to get evidence of his affair with aspiring comic Sita. At the mela Jim gains the help of DJ Saf. Then Jamila, Aftab's wife, decides to take things into her own hands.
Directors Susan Roberts and Wils Wilson


Directors: Susan Roberts
Directors: Wils Wilson
Sita: Mina Anwar
Aftab: Kulvinder Ghir
Jim: Geoffrey Leesley
Agent: James Quinn
comedian: James Quinn
Jamila: Bina Patel
DJ Saf: Anil Desal
MC: Sushil Chudasama
man: Sushil Chudasama

: Questions, Questions

The series which helps to answer those troubling questions that you were too scared to ask, such as: Why do cats purr and why are actors superstitious about Macbeth?Presented by Bob Holness .
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAiL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Bob Holness
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Inverdale speaks on behalf of a charity which offers vital support to the most disadvantaged and excluded young people around the country.
DONATIONS: UK Youth.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Under the Southern Cross

4: 7'he Shed by Elizabeth Jot !ey. read by Madi Hedd. Buitdinga shed proves more satisfying than readinga tetter from England. pordeta!is see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Jot
Read By: Madi Hedd.

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests, actor and composer Neil Innes and crossword setter Don Manley. examine and explain key elements of the crossword puzzle.
(For details see Monday) (R)


Presenter: Colin Dexter
Guest: Neil Innes
Guest: Don Manley

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Rebuilding the Parthenon in Greece may seem like a giant jigsaw puzzle, but what do you do when the pieces are too heavy to pick up? Quentin Cooper talks to Thanassos Velios, a student of art conservation who has been reconstructing the columns in a virtual world. Cooper also meets Pedro Gaspar , William Lindsay and Graham Martin behind the scenes at the Victoria and Albert Museum. What contribution is science making to the conservation of our art treasures?
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Interviewee: Thanassos Velios
Interviewee: Pedro Gaspar
Interviewee: William Lindsay
Interviewee: Graham Martin
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.

: Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting

Linda Smith stars in the comedy series from her East End home. This week she tries to break away from her daily routine, motivated by the antics of her live-in builder Chris, and a request from her next-door neighbour Betty to accompany her to a funeral.
With Jeremy Hardy, Margaret John, Chris Neill and Rob Newman. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Margaret John.
Unknown: Rob Newman.

: The Archers

Eddie makes a refund. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

The hits, misses and talking points so far at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, with John Wilson. Producer Sally Spurring


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Sally Spurring

: Memories of Gascony: 4

Pierre Koffman's autobiographical cookbook, dramatised by Rod Dungate.

Autumn finds Pierre ploughing with the cows and delighting in the strangest man he has ever met - a man who distills wine into Armagnac in a very unusual place.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Author: Pierre Koffman
Dramatised by: Rod Dungate

: A Long Hot Summer

Twenty years ago, rioters pelted police with bricks and petrol bombs on Railton Road, Brixton, during a weekend of furious street violence. Gerry Northam asks those involved on both sides what had gone wrong, and how much has been learnt from the disorder.

[Caption] Gerry Northam looks back at the Brixton riots of 20 years ago and asks how much. or how little, things have changed

A Long Hot Summer 8.00pm R4
The violence in some British inner cities this summer makes this series of two programmes all the more appropriate, although the producers set out with the intention of marking an anniversary: it is 20 years since the Brixton and Toxteth riots that were to shake the first Thatcher government. Tonight's programe is about Brixton and reporter Gerry Northam talks to people who were involved on both sides of the barricades. He also examines the aftermath, in particular the findings of the inquiry by Lord Scarman, who recommended changes in police procedure. Has anything changed? If so, has it changed for the better? The Brixton riots were the culmination of longrunning distrust between the Metropolitan Police and the black community, a factor that has a clear echo 20 years on.


Reporter: Gerry Northam
Editor: David Ross

: Analysis

Cogs and Monsters. Take it to bits and examine them - the classic way of understanding how the economy works is to treat it like a machine. But what if people behave so differently when brought togetherthatthe oidways no iongerwork? Diane Coyie looks at challenging ideas about complexity and asks if the economy is more like an animal than a machine. Producer M!chae! Blastland. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyie

: Scientists under Pressure

In January this year India suffered what was probably the most destructive earthquake in its history. Official statistics suggest 20,000 died, although observers claim it could have been twice as many. Geologist Roger Bilham fears this could be a foretaste of a far more catastrophic event. His studies of the Himalayas suggest that northern India is overdue seven massive earthquakes, each one dwarfing the most recent. Disaster expert Bill McGuire joins Bilham in India as he probes the destructive forces that lurk within the subcontinent.
EMAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Roger Bilham
Unknown: Bill McGuire
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Boiderson.

: Book at Bedtime: On the Road

Jack Kerouac 's Beat Generation classic. 9: The road south.Fordeta!is see Monday


Unknown: Jack Kerouac

: The 99p Challenge

Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley's thriving panel game where someone stands to win 99 pence. This week, who will win the £1.98 rollover? Hosted by Sue Perkins and starring Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci and Simon Pegg.


Unknown: Kevin Cecil
Unknown: Andy Riley
Presenter: Sue Perkins
Panellist: Peter Baynham
Panellist: Armando Iannucci
Panellist: Simon Pegg
Producer: David Tyler

: )n Conversation with....

Steve Coogan. A rare interview with perhaps our greatest living exponent of the comedy of embarrassment - Steve Coogan. He teiis Paul Jackson how Pauline Caifwas conceived and reveaiswhetherwewiii ever see A!an Partridge again. Producer Maho Sty!!an!des (R)


Unknown: Steve Coogan.
Unknown: Steve Coogan.
Unknown: Paul Jackson
Unknown: Pauline Caifwas

: News

: Book of the Week: Her Own Woman

Repeatedfrom 9.45am. Fordeta!!s see Monday 9.45am

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