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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys , Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sarah Montague
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Routes of English

Last in the series in which the language programme surveys 1,000 years of spoken English around the world. 6: Whose English Is It, Anyway? With
English now hailed on all sides as the world's first "global" language, Melvyn Bragg meets people who find English the most natural language in which to speak in spite of not having absorbed it as children. He also hears from experts around the world who reveal that the future shape and grammar of spoken English will no longer be determined in traditional English-speaking countries like Britain and America, but in Europe, Africa and the Far East. Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Gappers

2: Homeless. Catriona Mahoney encounters drink and drugs and their consequences as a volunteer at the Dinas Fechan Homeless Hostel in Swansea.
Producers Rachel Pink and Sara Parker Postponed from 11 September


Unknown: Catriona Mahoney
Producers: Rachel Pink
Producers: Sara Parker

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Thou, OGod, ArtPraisedin Sion (M Boyle); James 3, w6-12; May the Mind of Christ My Saviour (St Leonard)
Forth in Thy Name/Song 34. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar Wilde

4: Imprisoned for his homosexuality and having lost his wife, children and high position in society, Wilde writes a long recriminatory letterto
Lord Alfred Douglas expressing his sense of unworthiness as an artist, exploring his achievements and voicing his concern at society's rehabilitation of offenders. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Lord Alfred Douglas

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: The Chocolate Lovers' C/ubbybyMoyaO'Shea. Part 4. Drama rptd at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World analysis With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Hidden History: Universal Tongue

For hundreds of years black writers have faced a dilemma over language: shouid they write in their mother tongue or use the language of the literary market place? Rudolph Walker explores the search for a universal tongue. Producer Pam Fraser-Solomon


Unknown: Rudolph Walker
Producer: Pam Fraser-Solomon

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Open Country

Shortened repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Good Place for Fishing

By Richard Lumsden. Joan is holidaying with her son following the death of her husband. She reflects on her life and is forced to confront not only the treacheries of her husband but her own secrets from the past. Was the place for fishing that her husband took her to so often really as clear and pure as she had thought?
Director Gillian Bevan


Unknown: Richard Lumsden.
Director: Gillian Bevan
Joan: Anne Reid
Young Freddie: Peter Gunn
Freddie: Russell Dixon
Andrew: Gareth Armstrong
Young Joan: Alison Pettitt
Edna: Doreen Andrew

: Check Up

Health phone-in with Barbara Myers. Dr Adrian White takes listeners' calls on what the traditional Chinese treatment acupuncture is used for in Britain. How does it work? What conditions is it good for? And how do you go about finding an acupuncturist?
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Phone: [number removed]. Email: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Adrian White

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sue Macgregor appeals on behalf of a charity which funds research and looks at ways of improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with the aim of curing the disease or preventing it.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Breast Cancer Campaign,
[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55


Producer: Mohini Patel.

: Something out of Nothing

4: The Bread Van by Brian Smith. Set in an Orwellian Wales of the future, Owen's attempt to find ajob takes him somewhere he didn't expect to go. Read by Andy Rivers. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Brian Smith.
Read By: Andy Rivers.

: Water Story

4: Wellbeing. The health-giving power of water in a traditional Japanese story is contrasted with the appalling shortage of available safe water in the developing world. For details see Monday

: Book Club

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. Quentin Coopertalksto Edinburgh entomologist Dr Sally Singh about her discovery that midges are particular about who they bite. Female midges need blood to mature their eggs and Dr Singh hopes this research will explain how midges locate their victims in the sparsely populated Scottish Highlands. Entomologists may then be able to develop new repellents which would stop people being bitten, no matter what flavourtheir sweat. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalksto Edinburgh
Unknown: Dr Sally Singh
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

A six-part comedy-drama by Barry Grossman about the Jewish community of Hillfield. 2: Direct Action. A man with a tape measure, and a crisis for Rabbi Fine.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


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
Mr Biggins: Geoffrey Whitehead
Bernard: Simon Schatzberger

: The Archers

George has to confess. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets dramatist August Wilson , whose play Jitney is about to open at the Royal National Theatre. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Dramatist: August Wilson

: The Chocolate Lovers' Club

4: Rosie delivers her creation to the club. Meanwhile, Clementine tells the tale of how she came to own a chocolate shop.
Fordetails see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Professional Strangers: a History of Anthropology

Nigel Barley of the British Museum in London reveals the greatest skeleton in anthropology's cupboard - the relationship between some of its greatest practitioners and colonialism. While anthropologists have always claimed to be on the side of the dispossessed peoples of the world, many actually worked hand-in-glove with imperial administrators. Barley also uncovers the little-known story of anthropology's crucial role on both sides of Kenya's bloody Mau Mau uprising.


Producer: Hugh Levinson

: In Business

Hot Money. Despite plastic and electronic transactions, cash is still king in much of the economy. Peter Day finds out why.
Producer Kim Barrington. Editor Stephen Chilcott. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Kim Barrington.
Editor: Stephen Chilcott.

: Costing the Earth

Last in the series exploring environmental issues. 6: Danger In The Deep. For decades we have been filling our oceans with nuclear, chemical and plastic waste. Scientists are now warning that we may be about to reap the consequences. Alex Kirby investigates. Producer Brian King.


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Brian King.

: Routes Of English

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

Part4. For details see Monday

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Continuing the comedy series featuring the stand-up Comedian and columnist. Producer David Tyler


Producer: David Tyler

: That Reminds Me

Concluding the series in which veteran raconteurs entertain. 5: Actress Dora Bryan looks back at 63 years in show business, including appearances in the stage shows Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello Dolly, the StTrinian's films and television's Last Of the Summer Wine. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Dora Bryan
Producer: Claire Jones

: News

: Book of the Week: The Letters of Oscar

Wilde Repeated from 9.45am

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