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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

The first in a new series of the programme in which Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Betty Boothroyd - theAutobiography

Abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Katrin Williams.

: Daily Service

Led by Dr David Cook. Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God
(St Cecilia); Luke 6, w20-28; BlessedAre You Poor (StLuke); Forthe Healingof the Nations (Alleluia,
Dulce Carmen). Director of music Christopher Stokes


Unknown: Dr David Cook.
Music: Christopher Stokes

: Woman's Hour

Anita Roddick propelled the Body Shop from a home-made cosmetics store in Brighton to a global brand. She explains to Jenni Murray why she is now attacking globalisation in her latest book. Drama: Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mary Barton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: A Boy Called Kim

in a personal celebration of the centenary of the publication of Rudyard Kipling 's novel Kim, Mark Tullyvisits some of the places where the book is set, including the Himalyan town of Shimla, and talks to Kipling scholars from India, America,
Britain and New Zealand. Extracts from the book are read by Roshan Seth. Producer David Corser


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Mark Tullyvisits
Read By: Roshan Seth.
Producer: David Corser

: 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 Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Deceit of Angels

By Kelvin Segger. A priest who is not all he seems, servants with more nous than their masters, and a girl who longs to marry for love rather than money all come together in a comedy which makes more than a nod to the Venice of Shakespeare. When the merchant Sengallo leaves ajewel in a house of ill repute, he sets in motion a chain of events leading to blackmail, subterfuge and a clever piece of trickery.
Director Peter Leslie Wild. Postponed from 6 September


Unknown: Kelvin Segger.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild.
Bardolino: Robin Klngsland
Lorenzo: Terry Molloy
Sengallo: David Timson
Rosaline: Sara Pooyzer
Peronella: Pauline Munro

: Check Up

Health phone-in with Barbara Myers. Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disorder among young adults and affects around 85,000 people in the UK. If you want to ask an expert about the latest treatments and ideas about the cause of the condition call today's programme.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker
Phone: [number removed]. E-MAIL: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Radio 4 Appeal

Thi s week's appeal is on behalf of a charity which seeks to enable survivors of torture and organised violence to engage in a healing process to assert their own human dignity and worth.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55


Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: On Stage at Cheltenham

4: The Audioguide by Toby Litt. A new short story from one of Britain's most celebrated young writers. For details see Monday


Unknown: Toby Litt.

: Wind In the Willows

4: Messing About in Boats. What is the real difference between Ratty and Mole? This episode reveals similar pathologies in people who live life at the water's edge. Fordetails see Monday

: Open Book

Charl ie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world Of books. Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. An elegantly simple structure that resembles a twisted ladder-this is how the molecule that is the origin of life, DNA, has been described. One of its discoverers, Professor James Watson , talks to Quentin Cooper about how revealing the double-helix structure of this fascinating molecule in 1953 revolutionised our understanding of life and transformed his career as a 25-year-old biologist. Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Professor James Watson
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

A six-part comedy-drama by Barry Grossman about the Jewish community of Hillfield. 3: Brief Encounter Su is dumbfounded when Abraham is invited to a royal garden party.
Producer John Fawcett Wilson (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
Khaled: Nadlm Sawalha
Rashid: Nabil Elouahabl

: The Archers

Overseas mail for Greg. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

John Wi Ison interviews American crime writer Walter Mosley. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: John Wi Ison
Unknown: Walter Mosley.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Mary Barton

Elizabeth Gaskell 's frank portrait of Manchester life in the 1840s created shock waves when it was published and established her reputation. The novel is dramatised in 20 parts by Lavinia Murray.
4: Jem longs for any sign of affection from Mary, and Carson's Mill catches fire.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Lavinia Murray.

: Professional Strangers: a History ofAnthropology

The military always wants knowledge of local people in areas of conflict and they have often looked to anthropologists to provide it. From the First World
Warthrough to Vietnam, anthropologists have acted as spies and advisers to the brass hats. Just as often, theirwork has been adopted and used without their knowledge or permission. Nigel Barley of the British Museum reveals the secret role of anthropologists in warfare and explores their consequent moral dilemmas. ProducerHugh Levinson

: Analysis

The first in a new ten-part series of the political programme. Freedom from Fear. American presidential candidate Barry Goldwater said
"Extremism in defence of liberty is no vice." But how far should we in Britain go to protect ourselves after the terrorist attacks on the US? With greater police powers and the introduction of identity cards on the agenda, David Walker asks whetherthere is always a trade-off between security and freedom, and where the balance should be struck.
Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Barry Goldwater
Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Leading Edge

First in a new series of the topical science magazine. Geoff Watts tours the new centre for wine research in Vancouver, Canada, and reports on research into the genetics of wine production. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Idea of Perfection

In Kate Grenville 's Orange Prize-winning novel, two strangers arrive in Karakarook, New South Wales. where passions are running high over a local bridge. Can something that seems hopelessly broken be mended? Abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Nicolette McKenzie. Part 9. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Kate Grenville
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.

: When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation

Graeme Garden takes a rosy look back at the golden years of the first, and many say the best, presenter of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation - Jeremy Hardy. Written by Jeremy Hardy . Producer David Tyier


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Written By: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: David Tyier

: News

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