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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrew Graystone.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.

: 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.
Producer Alice Feinstein Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Daily Service

Presented by Rev Johnston McKay with the Very Rev James Harkness. Son of God, Eternal Saviour (Queen's s Jubilee). One Is the Body (Peacock). Philippians 2, wl-11. Director of music Jenny Sumerling.


Presented By: Rev Johnston McKay
Unknown: James Harkness.
Music: Jenny Sumerling.

: Book of the Week: The Devil That

Danced on the Water By Aminatta Forna. Part 4. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Aminatta Forna.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray in Manchester. Drama: The Frederica Quartet: Still Life. Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Sri Lanka

Commentary on the first day's play in the Second
Test at Edgbaston by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert analysis from Vie Marks, Mike Selvey and Roshan Mahanama. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Including at:
1.15 County Talk Live discussion with players in action around the Country. Producer Peter Baxter -Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
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 TonyGrant


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Axles, Engines, Music and Motown

When the Motown hit Dancing in the Street was adopted as an unofficial anthem forthe US race riots in 1967, the company's artists unwittingly became icons of the struggle. Yet in 1970 the company's founder Berry Gordyupped roots from "motor city Detroit to the lucrative and essentially white pastures of Los Angeles. Stephen Evans concludes his profile into Motown's rise and fall. producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Berry Gordyupped
Unknown: Stephen Evans
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: The House at Tinner's Tor

By Jane Beeson.
A bleak, abandoned house and a ghost from the past troubles Anna, as she returns to Dartmoor, the scene of her childhood holidays.
With Kim Hicks, Oona Beeson, Stewart Clapp, Elizabeth Revill, Daisy Martinez, Florence Wood, Alex Maclaren, Stuart Crossman and Helen Weaver.


Writer: Jane Beeson
Director: Viv Beeby
[Actor]: Kim Hicks
[Actor]: Oona Beeson
[Actor]: Stewart Clapp
[Actor]: Elizabeth Revill
[Actor]: Daisy Martinez
[Actor]: Florence Wood
[Actor]: Alex Maclaren
[Actor]: Stuart Crossman
[Actor]: Helen Weaver

: 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

This week's appeal is for a charity which provides advice and support for people with kidney disease. Producer Laurence Grissell
DONATIONS: The National Kidney Helpline, [address removed] CREDITCARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Her Majesties

4: Peter's Giant Cucumber. Michael Morpurgo 's story relates the events that unfolded when an enthusiastic teacher decides her class should dig a jubilee garden. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo

: New Shoots, Old Tips

4: To the Realms of Light I Summoned the Worms Caroline Holmes talks to Peter Blackburne-Maze about the virtues of wine, mares' bones and other historic methods of deterring common garden pests. Fordetails see Monday


Talks: Caroline Holmes
Unknown: Peter Blackburne-Maze

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter meets the highly acclaimed American writer whose work depicts violent and disturbing reality: Hubert Selby Jr , author of the controversial Last Exit to Brooklyn. And there's a roundup ofthe week's best audio books with Gilda O'Neill. Producer Sarah Johnson Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Hubert Selby Jr
Unknown: Gilda O'Neill.
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: The Material World

Musical styles are always evolving but they often rely on well-established instruments. This week Quentin Cooper speaks to researchers who are taking advantage of the digital age to develop" " untraditional hyper instruments. But can these new instruments ever supplant the keyboard, string, percussion and wind? Producer Jonathan Rides E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshaw Gets to the Bottom of....

Power. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations, literature and laughter. Tonight, assisted by Bill Wallis , and with contributions from Woody Allen , Peter Cooke and Victoria Wood , Fanshawe develops a lust for power. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Assisted By: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Peter Cooke
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Tim hits the target. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Frederica Quartet: Still Life

By AS Byatt. Dramatised in 15 parts by John Harvey. 14: Daniel is losing faith in himself as a curate, while Frederica, still at Cambridge, begins to see the flaws in Rafael Faber.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Harvey.
Unknown: Rafael Faber.

: Why Did We Do That?

A series that explores why controversial policies, fashions and fads take hold. 3: Cheap ConcreteDreary, stained and crumbling concrete blights much of our urban environment. Chris Bowlby analyses an ugly construction mixture of architectural shock tactics, cost cutting, untried techniques, hatred of alternative materials and a bizarre fondness for a hundred shades of stained grey. Why was concrete was used so badly in the rebuilding of postwar Britain? Producer smitaPatei


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: In Business

Pop Goes Pop. The music industry is in turmoil as sales plunge and piracy is rampant. Peter Day hits the low notes ofthe pop business. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a big problem, particularly in hospitals where they can be killers. But exactly how the resistance spreads from one bacterium to others in a colony has been a mystery. Now a team of British researchers has discovered that bacteria can send messages to theirfellows to turn on their resistance genes through the air. 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 Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Crow Lake

Teresa Gallagher reads Mary Lawson 's new and compelling novel about families and misconceptions. 9: Kate goes home to face the family. For details see Monday


Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Unknown: Mary Lawson

: Do Go On

The antidote to the round-table discussion this week takes "the home" as its subject. Griff Rhys Jones plays host Ainsley Elliot with Melanie Hudson as his sidekick, Jude Prentiss. Guests include an elderly veteran ofthe Second World War's "unfortunate company" (Hugh Lloyd), a Russian clown (Chris Emmett ), Britain's first openly intellectual police inspector (Graeme Garden ) and TV chef Geoffrina Howe (Emma Amos ). Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Jude Prentiss.
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Geoffrina Howe
Unknown: Emma Amos
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Starry Starry Night

Three programmes in which Ray Brown recalls occasions when big stars played small venues. 3: Rockin ' Number Delta Blues. Memories ofthe night Big Bill Broonzy sang the blues in Hull.


Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Bill Broonzy

: News

: Book of the Week: The Devil ThatDanced on the Water

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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