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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: 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 Indarjit Singh.
8.32 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Auto-da-Fay

Written and read by FayWeldon. 4: Fayfinally accepts that even bad girls need the security that comes with a wedding ring. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presenter Dr Judith Champ. A New Commandment (Leddington Wright ). John 17, w20-26. Sent By the Lord Am I (traditional Nicaraguan). All for Jesus! (All for Jesus). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presenter: Dr Judith Champ.
Unknown: Leddington Wright
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray in Manchester.
10.45 Drama: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Commentary on the first day's play in the First Test at Lord's, by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comments from Vic Marks , Mike Selvey and Roshan Mahanama. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Including at:
1.15 County Talk Live discussion with players in action round the country. Producer Peter Baxter A testing summer begins: page 38


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories and the colour behind the world s headlines With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Life and Fate of Vasily Grossman

In 1961 the KGB came not to arrest writer Vasily Grossman but his masterwork, Life and Fate. Its depiction of Nazism and Stalinism during the Battle of Stalingrad terrified the Soviet authorities and, so they said, could not be published for 200 years. The writer Jim Riordan uncovers Grossman s own life and fate in ajourney that takes himfrom Moscow to the battlegrounds of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) and the killing fields of Berdichev, Ukraine. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Vasily Grossman
Unknown: Jim Riordan
Producer: Mark Burman

: 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. Extended


Presenter: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Fairy Lost in the 21st Century

By Val Syms. When 11-year-old Warren accidentally wakes a fairy - played by Thelma Barlow - who has been asleep for 700 years and takes her home to his Mum and Dad, all sorts of interesting things start to happen. David Thorpe Director Chris Wallis


Unknown: Val Syms.
Played By: Thelma Barlow
Unknown: David Thorpe
Director: Chris Wallis
Delphinium: Thelma Barlow
Warren: James Lacey
Mel: Joy Blakeman
Kent: Vincent Davies
Vicar: David Thorpe
Photographer: Ben Crowe
Tinkerbell: Mia Soterlou

: Taking Issue

Each week a columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then I isteners 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

Yasmin Alibhai Brown appeals fora a charity that provides holidays forwomen in need of a period of rest due to social or economic circumstances. Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Yasmin alibhai Brown
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: GIrl from the South

By Joanna Trollope. Read by Emilia Fox. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope.
Read By: Emilia Fox.

: Paper Gardens

4: The Plant Hunters. Plant hunters go to great lengths to track down their quarry. Leslie Forbes discovers that their trophies are still being recorded in great and beautiful detail by botanical artists. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: lhe Material World

Computer games often depict futuristic worlds, but what is the future of gaming itself? Technology currently allows gamers to gather together in a virtual computer world, whereverthey are. But what will these new virtual realms look, feel and smell like? Quentin Cooper talks to the digital experts about emerging technologies that may enhance the senses, and finds out where gaming may take us overthe next decade and beyond. Producer Jonathan Rides E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.

: The Right Time

Another edition of the 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

Alistair makes front page news. Repeated tomorrow2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs another edition of the arts show, with a roundup of news, plus interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Frederica Quartet: The Virgin in the Garden

By AS Byatt. 4: Stephanie and the local curate, Daniel Orton , go for a day out at Filey Brigg. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daniel Orton

: Why Did We Do That?

A new series that explores why controversial policies, fashions and fads take hold.
1: Retarded Railways Chris Bowlby asks why the great British Railways modernisation plan of the fifties ran into the buffers, with dire consequences for today's rail travellers. Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In Business

Twin Set. Double the trouble? Two for the price of one? Peter Day finds out what happens when twins go into business together.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Scientists in the USA recently claimed they'd found evidence that life was on the earth three-and-a-half billion years ago. Others argued that the claim wasn't true. Can we ever know when life - in the form of microscopic algae and bacteria - first appeared on our planet? Geoff Watts reports.
Producer Martin Redfern E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Embers

By Sandor Marai. 4: The General reveals to his old friend what he learned afterthe hunt. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sandor Marai.

: Do Go On

The imitation round table discussion this week takes professionalism as its subject. Griff Rhys
Jones plays host Ainsley Elliot , with Melanie Hudson as his side-kick, Jude Prentiss. Guests include a former newsreader and judge of Anchor Hunt, the televised search for newscasters (Felicity Montagu ), a sewage engineer and stalwart of the after-dinner speech circuit (Geoff McGivern ), the poet in residence at British Nuclear Fuels (Mark Heap), and a renowned vivisectionist and director of Peaseblossom Life Sciences (Graeme Garden). Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Jude Prentiss.
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Book of the Week: Auto-de-Fay

Written and read by Fay Weldon . Part 4
Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Fay Weldon

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