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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Joe Aldred.


Unknown: Joe Aldred.

: FarmingToday

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie , Sue Macgregor and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Journeys: Ten Poems for National Poetry Day Andrew Motion reads his poem Diving.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Andrew Motion

: Routes of English

Six programmes in which the language series surveys 1,000 years of spoken English around the world. 5: The Long Trek to Freedom: South African English. When in 1994 Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, nine African languages were elevated to equal status with English and Afrikaans. Melvyn Bragg examines the new-found strength and influence of the English language in the post-apartheid era with Judge Albie Sachs and actor John Kani. Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated at 9.30pm
Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National
Poetry Day. On the Bus by Edwin Morgan in Glasgow.


Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Judge Albie Sachs
Unknown: John Kani.
Producer: Tony Phillips.
Unknown: Edwin Morgan

: The Erdnase Mystery

H ugh Levinson uncovers the secret history of the classic text on sleight-of-hand, The Expert at the Card Table written 99 years ago by SW Erdnase.
The book's greatest mystery is its authorship, SW Erdnase being a pseudonym. Could it have been
America's then most wanted man - a triple murderer who died in a suicide pact? Producer Hugh Levinson


Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Daily Service -

Led by Michael Roberts. Psalm 142.


Unknown: Michael Roberts.

: Book of the Week: The Dreadful Judgement

4: The baker is on the run and molten lead is pouring from St Paul 's. See Monday for details. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: St Paul

: Woman's Hour

Hosted by Jennie Murray. Drama: A Monkey with a BOX of Paints. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jennie Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National
Poetry Day. Pascale Petit reads his poem Noon in the Orchid House, KewGardens from Kew, Surrey.


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Unknown: Pascale Petit

: Hidden History: In Search of Hutch

Columnist Nigel Dempstertraces the life of Leslie "Hutch" Hutchinson, the forgotten black star of forties and fifties British cabaret. Producer David Olusoga


Unknown: Nigel Dempstertraces
Producer: David Olusoga

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Robin Lustig.
Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National Poetry Day. Gwyneth Lewis reads his poem NothingDoing in Milford Haven harbour.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Other Voices

Hearing voices can be terrifying, isolating, incomprehensible, moving and even comforting and inspiring. Sara Maitland 's drama about a teacher who begins to hear voices is interwoven with the words of real voice-hearers and the testimony of figures from the past. Check Up. which follows at 3pm, features a phone-in on the subject.
With Sally Cookson , Peter Nicholas. Patrick Poletti and members of the South West Hearing Voices Network. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Sara Maitland
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: Peter Nicholas.
Unknown: Patrick Poletti
Producer: Sara Davies
Katie: Polly Lee
David: Ben Tlnniswood
Rob: Chris Donelly
The godfathers: Andrew Hilton

: Check Up

Health phone-in series with Barbara Myers.
Following this afternoon's Radio Four drama Other Voices, consultant psychiatrist Phil Thomas is on hand to answer questions from anyone hearing voices or experiencing auditory hallucinations.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Phone: [number removed]. Email: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Phil Thomas
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55

: National Poetry Day

Andrew Motion reflects on the ideas underlying today's poems and Amarjit Chandan reads his poem in its original Punjabi and in English. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Amarjit Chandan
Producer: Julian May

: McAlpine's Fusiliers

4: The men have lived a rough, casual existence. What is life like for them now? For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm
Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National Poetry Day. John Agard reads Travel Light. Travel Dark.


Unknown: John Agard

: The Material World

Science series. Computers are moving into the streets and leamingto recognise our gestures, facial expressions and spoken commands.
Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Stephen McKenna of the University of Dundee's Department of Applied Computing about computers that can recognise a person's face and track their movement. How does a machine learn to recognise normal patterns of activity? How will it know when things are not right? Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Stephen McKenna
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Six o'Clock News

Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National
Poetry Day. Katrina Porteous reads her poem Beach Ride on horseback in Northumberland.


Unknown: Katrina Porteous

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

A six-part comedy-drama by Barry Grossman about the Jewish community of Hillfield. 1: Barmitzvah.
Three rabbis, one party - and a recipe for disaster.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson. Repeated Saturday 12.30pm (R)


Unknown: Barry Grossman
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson.
Su: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Abraham: David de Keyser
Sadie: Doreen Mantle
Melvin: Henry Goodman
Brian: Jonathan Kydd
Su'smum: Sheila Steafel
Colin: Eric Meyers
Paul: Christopher Rowe

: The Archers

A homecoming is planned. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Paul Muldoon reads his own poem for National
Poetry Day. With Mark Lawson. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: A Monkey with a Box of Paints

4: Paris prepares for the forthcomingwarwith Prussia. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National
Poetry Day. Polly Clark reads her poem The Voyage of the Rays on a fishing boat off the Isle of Wight.


Unknown: Polly Clark

: The Most Mysterious Manuscript in the World

In 1912 an antiquarian book collector called Wilfrid Voynich bought an old manuscript richly illustrated with mysterious plants, astronomical maps and naked women. The beautiful, flowing text is written in an unknown script in what appears to be an unknown language. Despite the efforts of top code-breakers, the book remains unread. Gerry Kennedy asks if its author could be Roger Bacon , the 13th-century English scientist. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Wilfrid Voynich
Unknown: Gerry Kennedy
Unknown: Roger Bacon
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: In Business

The Mag Trade. As change sweeps the magazine industry, Peter Day asks what it takes to survive. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Postponed from 20 September. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

Environmental issues. 5: Huntingthe Whale. The 15-year-old worldwide moratorium on whaling looks set to collapse, and increasing numbers of nations are already hunting a wide variety of whales. Alex Kirby asks if the planets' oceans will once again run red with the blood of one of the planet's most impressive creatures orwill a return to "sustainable" hunting help to save endangered species? Producer Brian King.


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King.

: Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Followed by Journeys: Ten Poems for National
Poetry Day. Lavinia Greenlaw reads Great Western.


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw

: Book at Bedtime: The Ambassadors

9: The truth has been revealed about Chad and Madame de Vionnet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Madame de Vionnet.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Continuing ttie four-part comedy. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: That Reminds Me

A five-part series in which veteran raconteurs entertain. 4: Victor Spinetti. Producerciairejones(R)

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dreadful

Judgement Repeated from 9.45am

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