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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

Live from Rome with the Daily
Service pilgrims. With Rev Jonathon Boardman.


Unknown: Jonathon Boardman.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Routes of English

The current six-part series of the language programme surveys 1,000 years of spoken English around the world. 3: The Hurricane Speaks - English in the Caribbean
. Melvyn Bragggoes to the Caribbean where he meets a number of linguists who are mapping out an ambitious plan to make
Creole the official language across the whole of the English-speaking islands. To learn how this would work in practice, he visits St Lucia where he discusses the use of Creole and standard English with Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott. Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragggoes
Unknown: Derek Walcott.
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Props of Power

Feuds and Rows. In the chamber of the House of Commons your opponents sit on the benches opposite. However, your enemies are usually right behind you on your own benches. Politicians have used feuds and rows to ease their way into high office for centuries, but do they stem from policy or are they far more personal? Michael White investigates. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Paul Vickers

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

Five weekday extracts from Stella Rimington 's memoir of a life spent at MI5, where she worked her way up from counter-intelligence operative to head of the agency. Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Jenny Howe. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stella Rimington
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Jenny Howe.

: Daily Service

From the Monastery of Sacro Speco, Subiaco, near Rome. Continuingthis week's listener pilgrimage, author and church historian, Dr Judith Champ travels to the cave or sacred space where St
Benedict spent several years in solitude, leading to the birth of the Benedictine Order. Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney); Psalm 42 wl-5 (Plainchant); UbiCaritas (Durufle). Director of music Gordon Stewart. Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.


Organist: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray. Drama: Diary of a Provincial Lady by EM Delafield, adapted by Mike Harris. Part 9 Of 10. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Adapted By: Mike Harris.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow

Sixty years ago, amid the tumult of war, the BBC unleashed its secret morale-boosting weapon: ballroom dancing on the radio. From the summer of 1941, the programme BBC Dance Club would make dancer and bandleader Victor Silvester synonymous with ballroom dancing. Angela Rippon presents a portrait of Silvesterthat attempts to explain his popularity. Contributors include
Silvester's pianist Charlie Pude , collaborator Peggy Spencer , critic Terry Hawkes , and his grandchildren Christopher and Tara Silvester. Producer Geoff Baiiinger


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Pianist: Charlie Pude
Unknown: Peggy Spencer
Unknown: Terry Hawkes
Unknown: Tara Silvester.
Producer: Geoff Baiiinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Secrets in Sepia

Jean Alexander stars in a comedy of family affairs by Val Syms. Lilian is shocked when her sister
Mabel dies suddenly, but it's nothing compared to the surprises waiting in Mabel's photo album. Director
Chris Wallis


Unknown: Jean Alexander
Unknown: Val Syms.
Director: Chris Wallis
Lilian: Jean Alexander
Walter: Anthony Wingate
Mrs Mills: Stefan Escreet
Dorothy: Eithne Brown
Edna: Melissa Sinden
Miles: Roger Delves Broghton

: Questions, Questions

Straight answers to listeners' curious questions, such as "Why are most women smaller than most men?" and "How many times can you sit a driving test?" Presented by Bob Holness.
Producer David Prest.
PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presented By: Bob Holness.
Producer: David Prest.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anneka Rice appeals on behalf of the National
Playbus Association, a mobile community project delivering services and support to children, young people and families experiencing social or cultural exclusion or living in isolated areas.
Producers Jayne Egerton and Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: National Playbus Association, [address removed]REDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Anneka Rice
Producers: Jayne Egerton
Producers: Mohini Patel.

: Five New Sparks

4: Ladies and Gentlemen. Assignations don't pay. Producer Duncan Minshull


Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Beyond Coincidence

4: The coincidence X-Files. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Harry Ritchie talks to novelists Jim Crace and Emma Richler. Plus paperbacks with Anna Raeburn. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Jim Crace
Unknown: Emma Richler.
Unknown: Anna Raeburn.

: The Material World

If you're bitten by a pit viper while trekking in subtropical Asia, drawing a map of your location could mean the difference between life and death. Quentin Cooper talks to Anita Malhotra and Roger Thorpe of the University of Bangor about their discovery that the venom possessed by these snakes differ quite markedly between different localities, necessitating different antivenoms to cure. Is this due to natural selection developing particular venom for particular prey in distinct areas, or is this apparently single species of snake in fact a complex of cryptic species? E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Interviewee: Anita Malhotra
Interviewee: Roger Thorpe
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

Six selections of comedy, literature and quotations from comedian Simon Fanshawe with Bill Wallis.
5: Politics. With contributions from Peter Sellers , Warren Mitchell and the Monty Python team. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Monty Python
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: The Archers

George goes walkabout. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Tim Prosser.


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Tim Prosser.

: Diary of a Provincial Lady

9: Elizabeth meets the redoubtable Pussy Winter-
Gammon. the sunbeam of the AdelDhi underground.
For details see yesterday. Repeated from 10.45am


Elizabeth: Imellda Staunton
Pussy: Maggie Steed
Serena: Rebecca Saire
Commandant: Gina Landor
Darling: Anne-Marie Duff

: Document

A five-part investigative series in which an artifact is used to shed new light on the past. 4: Barbed Wire Love. A punk-rock record takes presenter Mike Thomson back to late-seventies Belfast and a curious moment in the history of Northern Ireland's troubles when sectarian divisions were temporarily healed, not with peace agreements, but with safety pins. Producers Jane Ray and Bridget O'Donnell


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Producers: Jane Ray
Producers: Bridget O'Donnell

: In Business

The Mag Trade. As change sweeps the magazine industry, Peter Day asks what it takes to survive.
Producer Amir Amirani. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Amir Amirani.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

A series exploring environmental issues.
3: A Nuclear Renaissance? Alex Kirby examines the government's policy on nuclear energy and, against a background of growing fears about radioactive waste in the environment, attempts to discover whether reports of the demise of the British nuclear fuel industry are exaggerated. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: Routes of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Siege

By Helen Dunmore. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Third in a six-part series from the stand-up comedian and columnist. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: The Wheel of Fortune

BBC Radio's first interactive drama continues with a chance to interact between yesterday's second episode and a new, third episode being broadcast on Radio 3. For details see Radio 3 yesterday at
11.30pm. Repeated from Radio 3 yesterday at 11.30pm

: News

: Book of the Week: Open Secret

Repeated from 9.45am. For details see Monday9.45am

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