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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With writer and broadcaster Joy Mead.


Unknown: Joy Mead.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Johnston McMaster.

: 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

Presented by Peter Whittaker. The Lord Is My Light
(Czech). Hebrews 11, w32-4; 12, wl-2. I'll Follow
My Lord (Philippines). All for Jesus! Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: Black Earth City

By Charlotte Hobson. Read by Emilia Fox , and abridged by Penny Leicester .
4: New Year, New Happiness. It's New Year s Eve and an extraordinary night bears witness to the final collapse ofthe Soviet Union. Producer by Elizabeth Allard. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charlotte Hobson.
Read By: Emilia Fox
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Unknown: Elizabeth Allard.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray presents the programme from Manchester. Drama: Degrees of Distance. 4: Matthewby Catrin Clarke. Drama


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Catrin Clarke.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents take a revealing, colourful and often witty look behind the world's headlines. Introduced by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Introduced By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Ruth Deech , head ofthe Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, chooses prose and poetry which reflect her family origins, her passion forthe law and her interest in fertility, including Theodor Herzl 's Zionist novel Old New Land. a crisp extract from Lord Denning's Profumo Inquiry, and The Story of Hannah by Martha CNussbaum. With readers Henry Goodman and Marlene Sidaway. Producer Mary Ward Lowery. Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Ruth Deech
Unknown: Theodor Herzl
Unknown: Martha Cnussbaum.
Readers: Henry Goodman
Readers: Marlene Sidaway.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery.

: 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: Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?

A comedy by Alison Joseph with serious intent about female desire, the pharmaceutical industry and the crucial question of hydraulics. Erica, played by Phyllis Logan , works in a university, researching Victorian sexology. Chris (Darren Boyd ) works in a lab trying to develop a sex drug for women. Can they possibly have a future together?
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Comedy By: Alison Joseph
Played By: Phyllis Logan
Unknown: Darren Boyd
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Debbie: Deborah Berlin
Dr Ferguson: David Collings
Beth: Emma Fielding
Alan: Julian Rhlnd-Tutt

: Check Up

Barbara Myers is back with a new series of the health phone-in that puts you in touch with the experts. In this series everything from hip replacements to phobias will be tackled. Producer Paula McGrath
On the day of the programme, phone in your queries and comments to [number removed], or send your e-mails now to checkup@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sue Torr appeals on behalf of a a charity that recruits and trains volunteers to help primary school children who lack confidence with reading.
Producer Laurence Grissell.
Repeated from Sunday7.55am
DONATIONS: Volunteer Reading Help, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Producer: Laurence Grissell.

: Opening Lines: 4: The Shallow End

By Chris Powell , read by Josephine Woodford. Life at a down-at-heel hotel is seen through the eyes of an elderly woman as she takes her daily swim in the hotel pool. For details see Monday


Unknown: Chris Powell
Read By: Josephine Woodford.

: Clubs

4: Chalet Club. If you still have that tiny gold and red enamelled pin then you were probably a member of the original Chalet Club. Fans of Elinor Brent-Dyer 's Chalet School books travel to Herefordshire to rhapsodise on a world gone by. And you can still get a badge from the two flourishing successor clubs. Producer Kim Normanton


Unknown: Elinor Brent-Dyer
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Bookciub

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper and his expert guests discuss latest developments in the world of science and technology. Today the new field of proteomics - the next step on from the human genome project - which aims to catalogue and understand the job of every protein in the body. Its practitioners argue that such a broad and detailed understanding of these biochemical movers and shakers will transform medicine during this century. Producer Andrew Luck Baker. E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Andrew Luck Baker.

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch chairs the radio quiz about radio. This week Nick Clarke and Natalie Wheen battle against Phill Jupitus and Johnny Walker. Will they recognize the former Conservative chairman singing Streets of London? And did John Humphrys ever sing the blues On Radio 4? Producer Viv Black


Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Johnny Walker.
Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Viv Black

: The Archers

Mother and daughter united. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews and news. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Degrees of Distance

Five plays examining the impact on a Welsh community when a local woman disappears. 4: Matthew by Catrin Clarke.
An ex-lover knows more than he can reveal without threatening his own marriage.
Producer Alison Hindell. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Catrin Clarke.
Producer: Alison Hindell.
Matthew: Ian Puleston-Davies
Sara: Maria Pride

: Making Terror, Breaking Terror

A new four-part series in which Allan Little looks at some national liberation movements who use terror to get what they want. How should they be dealt with? Producer Zina Rohan


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Zina Rohan

: In Business

Power Mad. Meetings all overthe world are now dominated by computer-driven Powerpoint presentations. Peter Day asks Robert Gaskins , the inventor of Powerpoint, if what started off as a useful tool has now become a management tyrant. Producer Neil Koenig. Repeated Sunday 9.30


Unknown: Robert Gaskins
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Leading Edge

U Today Geoff Watts presents an investigation into the miracle properties of garlic. It's notjustvampires that need to be wary of the pungent bulb. Scientists in Israel have found that garlic has a striking effect on a huge variety of medical conditions ranging from athlete's foot to diabetes and cancer. The ancient Romans and Chinese certainly believed in garlic's healing properties, but is it of any use in today's hospitals and medical centres? Plus a look at the week's top science stories.
Producer Alexandra Feachem. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem.

: Melvyn Bragg- in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Goodbye to All That

By Robert Graves. Read by John le Carre. 9: Marriage. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Graves.
Read By: John Le Carre.

: Chillers

Delta SlyHoneyby Lucius Shepard. Dramatised by Mike Walker. A country boy exorcises his demons in Vietnam by making late-night broadcasts to phantom military units - until one of the phantoms, Delta Sly Honey, answers his call. In the worlds of Lucius Shepard , the living and the dead are co-habitants, and the magic that seeps into daily life comes from the human heart of darkness. and Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Lucius Shepard.
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Lucius Shepard
Producer: Ned Chaillet
Lt Curt: Corey Johnson
Randall: Robert Petkoff
Sgt Moon: Sam Douglas
Delta Sly Marines: Ben Onwukwe
Delta Sly Marines: Colin Adrian

: News

: Book of the Week: Black Earth City

Repeated from 9.45am

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