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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian MacKenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Andrew Sachs reads five tales of forgotten people by Paul Collins. 4: The Pneumatic Underground In the 1870s Alfred Beach built an underground railway which was fast, pollution free and required no fuel other than the air we breath. What happened next is a sad parable of human nature but some of his legacy remains. For details see Monday. Rptd at 12.30am.


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Paul Collins.

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai); Colossians 1, wl3-20; Behold, I
Make All Things New (Bernard Rose); Jesus Is King. The director of music is Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Unknown: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: Freedom's Daughter edited by Sonia Gandhi. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Edited By: Sonia Gandhi.

: Crossing Continents

Foryears, Switzerland has prided itself on having one of the most prestigious airlines in the world.
But the humiliating demise of Swissair has left the nation stunned. Henry Bonsu goes to Zurich to uncover a story of corporate recklessness and incompetence and also visits a restaurant where diners eat in complete darkness.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Editor Maria Balinska. Rptd Monday


Unknown: Henry Bonsu
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith.
Editor: Maria Balinska.

: The Other Disney

A century after Walt Disney's birth, Brian Sibley celebrates the little-seen natural history and live-action historical films that poured out of the Disney studios in the fifties and examines their impact on popular culture and natural history broadcasting. Producer Nick Utechin. Disneyfied is at 3.45pm Disney: the lost empire? page 48


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: A National Service for the Families of the UKVictims of September 11th

Live from Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen. The preacher is the Most Rev Dr George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury. Westminster
Abbey Choir directed by James O'Donnell. Organist Andrew Reid. Introduced by Nicholas Witchell.


Unknown: Dr George Carey
Directed By: James O'Donnell.
Organist: Andrew Reid.
Introduced By: Nicholas Witchell.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat from Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Criminal Conversation

By Judith French. In 1738 London was fascinated by a bawdy kiss-and-tell trial. In an elaborate blackmail plot a famous actor had forced his wife to have an affair. But the three ended up in court where the adulterers fell in love.
Producer/director Rachel Horan


Unknown: Judith French.
Director: Rachel Horan
Cibber: Tim McLnnerny
Susannah: Tilly Gaunt
Stint: Gavin Muir
Jane: Judith French
Murdertext: Sean Baker
Luckless: Jonathan Forbes
Thomas Arne: Ewan Bailey
Prosecution: Chris Godwin

: Taking Issue

A chance for listeners to telephone a columnist and take issue with him or heron a controversial subject. With David Jessel.
Producer Nick Utechin
Phone: [number removed]. Email: Checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Christopher Reeve appeals on behalf of a charity which works to ensure that people who have been paralysed can continue to lead independent lives.
Producer Laurence Grissell. DONATIONS: Spinal Injuries Association, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: Home Coming

Maeve Binchy 's story is read by Sean Campion. For many years the Brennan's have successfully run Quentin's restaurant in Dublin forthe owner, who lives abroad. Butwhatwill happen to them when he Suddenly pays a Visit? ProducerHeather Brennon


Unknown: Maeve Binchy
Read By: Sean Campion.

: Disneyfied

4: MaryPoppins. How Disney's magic nanny annoyed her creator PL Travers and departs with an un-Disneylike anti-capitalist message. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Science series. A tiny crystal, hardly thicker than two human hairs, is the oldest material everfound on Earth. Quentin Coopertalks to geologists Dr William Peck and DrJohn Valley about their discovery and why it may rewrite the history of the Earth.
Producer Fiona Roberts. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr William Peck
Producer: Fiona Roberts.

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Change

Comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie about a middle-aged couple coping with transvestitism.
3: Birth of the Blues. Sonia has her baby and George is over the moon at being a grandfather until he learns Dave has banned him from seeingthe baby.
Producer Maria Esposito


Comedy By: Jan Etherington
Comedy By: Gavin Petrie
Producer: Maria Esposito
Carol: 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

Lynda's drumming up support for her party. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock chairs the arts show and learns from poet Andrew Greig howto portray a near-death experience. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Andrew Greig

: Freedom's Daughter

4: Kamala. Nehru feels increasingly cut offfrom his family as tragic events threaten to overtake them. Meanwhile, war in Europe is brewing.
For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am


Indira NinaWadia: Nehru P Aul Bhattacharjee

: The Angry Brigade

n Between 1968-71 mainland Britain suffered a campaign of 25 bombings. There were no fatalities and, at first, no identifiable bombers. That changed on 12 January 1971, when the target was Robert Carr , the Tory Minister for Employment and Productivity. Accompanying the bomb was a "communique" from the "Angry Brigade". Who were they? What did they want? Thirty years on, Jonathon Green examines the legacy of a moment in British history when a small group of dedicated urban guerrillas attempted to bring the country to its knees. Producer Fran Robertson


Unknown: Robert Carr
Unknown: Jonathon Green
Producer: Fran Robertson

: Analysis

Heavenly Work? Although there is evidence that traditional distinctions between home and the workplace are breaking down, for many, flexible working can mean their job taking over more of their domestic and personal space. Frances Cairncross asks if this is a healthy reintegration or a new threat to fami life. Producer ZareerMasani. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Leading Edge

British ornithologist Fred Cooke is known as the grandfather of goose biology. A geneticist by training, he was the first scientist to apply genetics to the study of bird populations. Geoff Watts travels to a Canadian wildlife reserve to learn from Cooke how he has been developing techniques for assessing the causes of changes to bird populations and helping scientists and policy makers to deal with these Changes. Producer Alexandra Feacham


Unknown: Fred Cooke
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feacham

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Persuasion

Jane Austen 's romantic classic. 4: Erstwhile lovers meet again. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jane Austen

: Paradise

By Nick Warburton. Antonia has chucked in her City job and aims to move to the country. She can't believe that the idyllic cottage she has found is selling so cheaply. She'll soondiscoverwhy.
Producer/director Peter Kavanagh (R)


Unknown: Nick Warburton.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Antonia: Amanda Root
Fison: George Baker
MrsSharpe: Liz Smith

: News

: Book of the Week: Banvard's Folly

Repeated from 9.45am

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