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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ibrahim Mogra.


Unknown: Ibrahim Mogra.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his 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

: Daily Service

Canon Noel Vincent. When in Our Music God Is
Glorified (Engelberg); Hebrews 11, v32-12, v2a. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Real Mrs Miniver

Five programmes in which Patricia Hodge reads extracts from Ysenda Maxtone Graham 's biography of her grandmother Jan Struther , author ofthe Mrs Miniver stories. These stories first appeared during the thirties in The Times and were later made into a wartime film starring GreerGarson. Part 4. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Ysenda Maxtone Graham
Unknown: Jan Struther
Unknown: Mrs Miniver

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray hosts lively and topical interviews and discussions from a woman's point of view. Drama: The Tale of Lady Murasaki by Liza Dalby. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Liza Dalby.

: Crossing Continents

Fifth in a ten-part series ofthe international current affairs programme. The temples of Angkor, deep in the Cambodian jungle, are the spiritual symbol of Khmer culture and one of the world's greatest archaeological heritage sites. But during the Pol Pot era, when millions of Cambodians were killed and the country's infrastructure destroyed, the temples were out of bounds, damaged by landmines and looting. Clare Arthurs visits Angkor where, overthe last decade, conservationists have begun to reclaim the sites, and where tourism now offers a much needed source of income in a desperately poor country. Also, the country's leading mental health specialist talks about how to reclaim sanity in a country devastated by war. Producer Jennie Walmsley. Repeated on Monday


Unknown: Pol Pot
Unknown: Clare Arthurs
Producer: Jennie Walmsley.

: Cinderella and the Elephant

An audio portrait of two musical underdogs, the viola and the double bass. Both these instruments and their players are the butt of more than their fair share of jokes, yet the viola has a rich tone and versatility not enjoyed by other stringed instruments, while there is more to the double bass than simply underpinning orchestral texture. Some players achieved fame and notoriety with these instruments, such as the 18th-century bass virtuoso Domenico Dragonetti. Here, viola players and bassists defend their musical corner and extol the undervalued virtues of their instruments - with the occasional joke along the way. Producer Stuart Robinson


Unknown: Domenico Dragonetti.
Producer: Stuart Robinson

: 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

Extended repeat from Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hen Party

By Diane Samuels. Russ and Nicky have been together for seven years. Russ at times seems to think more of his three hens than of Nicky. Then, Nicky's best friend Nell drops a bombshell.
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Diane Samuels.
Director: Tracey Neale
Russ: Rob Brydon
Nicky: Siobhan Redmond
Nell: Jenny Funnell
Mark: Kim Wall
Stacey: Amy Shindler

: Taking Issue

A chance for listeners to telephone a columnist about a controversial subject. With David Jesse !. Producer Nick Utechin
Phone: [number removed]. E-MAIL: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Jesse
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

George Alagiah appeals on behalf of a charity dedicated to improving the lives and defending the rights of street children around the world.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: ChildHope UK, Lector Court.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55


Unknown: George Alagiah
Producer: Laurence Grissell.
Unknown: Lector Court.

: Mrs Miniver

4: Doing a Mole and Christmas Shopping. For details see Monday

: Brain Waves

4: Serotonin. Claudia Hammond investigates whether we can harness our brain chemicals to enhance our mood and asks if a serotonin-rich diet can really relieve depression. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Claudia Hammond

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. Like a large elastic ball, the Earth has an element of flexibility. Quentin Coopertalks to Dr Peter Clarke and Dr Paul Cruddace who are about to start surveying the level of "bounce" in the UK. Using more than 30 global-positioning satellite receivers with millimetre accuracy, they hope to record a daily rise and fall of about 10 centimetres. Will theirfindings have a profound effect on large construction projects like the Channel tunnel? Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Dr Peter Clarke
Unknown: Dr Paul Cruddace
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Clare English.


Unknown: Eddie Mair

: The Change

A six-part comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie about a middle-aged couple undergoing life changes. 2: Different for Girls. Coming to terms with a transvestite for a husband is hard for Carol. She wants to save her marriage and so George agrees to throw away his entire wardrobe of female attire - but discarding his favourite tiara isjusttoo hard.
Producer Maria Esposito


Comedy By: Jan Etherington
Comedy By: Gavin Petrie
Producer: Maria Esposito
Caro: L Lynda Bellingham
George: Christopher Ellison
Violet: Sylvia Syms
Jerry: Richard Standing
Sonia: Emma Kennedy
Maureen: Maureen Beattie
Ken: James Vaughan
Dave: Mark Powley

: The Archers

Eddie is an old china. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock , including a further report on the best Children's books ofthe year. Producer Tom Morris


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Tom Morris

: The Tale of Lady Murasaki

4: Fuji's success at the palace brings her unwanted attention. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am

: Of One Company: the Beginning of the SAS

r Julian Putkowski traces the origins of the Special Air
Service, which started life as a fictitious parachute army invented by Brigadier Dudley Clarke. Captain
David Stirling suggested making it a reality, planning its hallmarks of deception, brilliant ideas and outstanding training on a scrap of paper that is unearthed here forthe first time. The programme also features new interviews with soldiers who were present at the SAS's inception. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Unknown: Dudley Clarke.
Unknown: David Stirling
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Analysis

It's Completely Voluntary. People are increasingly giving unpaid time to help others. This year is the Year ofthe Volunteer and the government is spending millions to encourage people to create "social glue". But are there dangers in pressurising people to do good works? Melanie Phillips asks whether state promotion threatens to take the voluntary out of volunteering. Producer Ingrid Hassler. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

: Leading Edge

Topical science magazine. Geoff Watts talks to Professor Roland Stull at the University of British Columbia about short-term weather forecasting.
Using a new supercomputer, Stull and his colleagues are hoping to bring the region's forecasting down to a scale of a few kilometres. So instead of weather predictions which encompass large areas like the south-east, British Colombians will know exactly what the weather is going to be doing almost from street to street, Or block to block. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Talks: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Professor Roland Stull
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Year of Wonders

Part9. For details see Monday

: The Sound of Paint Drying

Poet John Hegley travels to Nice in France to recreate a painting made by his father some 70 years ago. Listeners with internet access can view the progressofthepaintingonwww.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Producer Nigel Piper


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Nigel Piper

: News

: Book of the Week: The Real Mrs

Miniver Repeated from 9.45am

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