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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: 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 With Anne Atkins.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Rev Peter Whittaker. Dark the Night
(Street End). Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
(Ratisbon). John 16, wl6-24. Exsultet (Colin
Mawby). Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert) Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Rev Peter Whittaker.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: The White Spider

By Heinrich Harrer. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Heinrich Harrer.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. Drama: A RagingCalm. Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Trouble in Paradise. Trinidad is the most ethnically diverse island in the Caribbean but its increasingly bitter politics divides along racial lines- a tension which politicians seem only too happyto exploit. Forty years after independence, Rosie Goldsmith explores the ambitions and fears of Trinidad's African and Indian communities. Plus how Osama Bin Laden became the carnival hit and the project which reforms school dropouts by taking them "back to the womb". Producer Keith Morris Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Osama Bin Laden
Producer: Keith Morris

: StageFright

Sweating, shaking, hyperventilation and nausea - stage fright is a condition that adversely affects about a third of all performers. A hangover of our most primitive "fight or flight" instinct when an attack from a woolly mammoth or sabre-toothed tiger needed immediate action, stage fright is now a response to the fear of public humiliation.
John Rorance looks at its causes and cures, and joins an innovative project at the Royal College of Music where students are helped by a group of experts from the fields of music, science and sport.
Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: John Rorance
Producer: Paul Evans

: 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

Helen Mark meets the people and wildlife of the British countryside.


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Three Wishes

By Ben Moor. When everyone in the world is granted three wishes Flip and George soon discover you have to be very careful what you wish for.


Writer: Ben Moor
Producer: Sally Avens
Music composed by: Simon Oakes
Music composed by: Adam Wolters
Flip: Janice Phayre
George: Ben Moor

: Taking Issue

Each week a columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. Producer Nick Utechin PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Clive Mantle appeals on behalf of a charity which provides both immediate and long-term support for the victims of road-traffic accidents.
Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: Roadpeace. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Clive Mantle

: Crimes and Misdemeanors

A series of stories about dark deeds and wrongdoings. 4: A Foreign Dignitaryby Bernard Mac Laverty. "The only real crimes are political. Everything else is venial. Misdemeanours which can be forgotten...." Read by Michael Mackenzie. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Dignitaryby Bernard
Unknown: Mac Laverty.
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Young Voices

Five young, dynamic people bring their own experiences to bear when helping otheryoung people face challenges in their community.
4: Mustajab's Story. Mustajab comes from a village in northernAfghanistanwheretherewererocket attacks and bombs every day. After trying to flee to Pakistan, he was captured by the Taliban, imprisoned and tortured for five months. When he was released, he managed to leave his country and, after a hazardousjourney, arrived in Dovertwo years ago. The difficulties he's faced since arriving here alone at 17 have led Mustajab to help other young unaccompanied refuges and asylum seekers. Producer Jill Marshall


Producer: Jill Marshall

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world of books plus a rare interview with writer Ursula Le Guin about her new book The Other Wind. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Ursula Le Guin

: The Material World

This year marks the centenary of the eruption of the 20th century's most destructive volcano, Mount Pelee. The volcano was responsible for devastating the town of St Pierre in the Caribbean. Quentin Cooper speaks to volcanic hazards specialist Professor
Bill McGuire about why Mount Pelee was so devastating and what is being done to protect volcanic areas from eruptions of all sizes. Producer Ros Smith E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Bill McGuire
Producer: Ros Smith

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Right Time

At last, a sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit of it. With Eleanor Bron , Graeme Garden , Neil innes , Clive Swift , Roger Blake and Paula Wilcox , with music from Ronnie and the Rex. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Producer: Helen Williams

: The Archers

The party's over for Jazzer. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on a new edition of letters by the legendary conductor Toscanini, whose subjects range from his opposition to fascism to accounts of Stormy affairs. Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Raging Calm

By Stan Barstow , dramatised by Diana Griffiths. 9: Election day draws closer with Philip and Tom as rivals. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.

: The Belgrano: a Tale of Two Ships

Twenty years to the day after the sinking of the Argentine cruiserthe General Belgrano,
Julian O'Halloran relives the attack and its aftermath with crew members who survived and their counterparts from HMS Conqueror, the submarine which torpedoed her. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: Analysis

Brave New Work? Is the career in terminal decline? Some influential commentators say it is, and we should be enjoyingthe prospect oftrainingto be an acupuncturist one year and setting up a winery in Australia the next. Ros Gill asks whether job security is a thing of the past, and whether the brave new world of work should be the cause for celebration or alarm. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

The smallest change in temperature could leave a devastating mark on particular plants and landscapes. Tom Feilden examines the possible effects that global warming could have on Britain's wildlife and asks whether conservation organisations are responding quickly enough. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Tom Feilden
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Spies

By Michael Frayn. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Frayn.

: Ross Noble Goes Global

The final part in the series of travelogues from globetrotting comedian and Just a Minute regular, Ross Noble. This week, Ross explores Singapore - the city of shopping malls. He discovers an amazing fact about the Japanese involvement of the Second World War, spots a monkey, and realises that unless he wants to end up looking like a member of the Jackson Five, his hair doesn't work well with the incredible humidity. Producer DannyWallace

: News

: Book of the Week: The White Spider

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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