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: World News

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought forthe Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history ot 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: Henry and MaryPonsonby

By William M Kuhn. 4: With her husband away, attending the Queen, Mary Ponsonby embarks on some projects of her own, including the unusual redecoration oftheirgrace-and-favour residence at Windsor Castle. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: William M Kuhn.
Unknown: Mary Ponsonby

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Trad arr Morgan). Revelation 21, w22-i.
Gloria from Trinity Chapel Mass (Morgan). Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Austria). With the Mastersingers. Director of music James Morgan.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: James Morgan.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney.
10.45 Drama Laughter in Leningrad. Part 4. - Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Cricket

Benson and Hedges Cup: Semi-finals Commentary on the first semi-final.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Cover Stories

A new series exploring the impact four major books have had on people's lives. 1: Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen 's sparkling novel was written when she was 20 years old. Fay Weldon , PD James and biographer Claire Tomalin discuss the book's enduring charm. With readings from Emilia Fox and Teresa Gallagher. The other books in the series are The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Great Expectations and Wuthering Heights. Producers Rosie Boulton and Sara Conkey


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher.
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Sara Conkey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: 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 Sound of Silence

By Shelley Silas. Five women meet on a silent retreat. One wants a break, one has a secret and one is there for a bet. _ Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Shelley Silas.
Director: Claire Grove
Fay: Marlene Sidaway
Jo: Helen Longworth
Lucy: Caroline Hayes
Grace: Carolyn Pickles
Annie: Tracey Wilkinson

: 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

The Rev Jim Thompson appeals for a charity that helps farmers in Africa to feed their families and improve their livelihoods through sustainable farming.
DONATIONS: Harvest Help, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Laurence Grissell


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Goldenhay

The third specially commissioned story from this year's Hay Festival, today written and read by Chocolat author Joanne Harris. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Joanne Harris.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Crown and People

4: The Oxygen of Publicity. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

The paints we use on our walls, the plastic bags we use to take home our shopping and the tablets we take to stop a headache are all products of the chemical industry. Quentin Cooper speaks to the green chemists who are laying down the challenge to the industry, and finds out what alternatives are available. But at what cost? Producer Jonathan Fildes E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

Families. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations, literature and laughter. Assisted by Bill Wallis and with contributions from Harry Enfield,
Ardal O'Hanlon and Victoria Wood , he delves into the darkest corners of family life. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Assisted By: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Ardal O'Hanlon
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Roy admires Joe's handiwork. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer BeletteHolt-Fente


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Laughter in Leningrad

By Dolly Eltenton. 4: Dolly is exhausted and returns to Britain for a holiday. But she feels a foreigner in her own country and is glad to return to Russia, the place she knows as home.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Dolly Eltenton.

: Why Did We Do That?

Chris Bowlby explores the reasons why fashions, fads and controversial policies take hold.
4: Arming the World. In the late sixties, the Wilson government moved to increase British arms exports and "defend Britishjobs". But exports have proved highly embarrassing to later governments, and economists are now concluding that the arms industry has done little to benefit the British economy. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Smita Patel

: In Business

Boardroom. When a company gets out of control, people ask who is in charge? The directors, that's who. But what is the role of the person who suddenly appears in the boardroom spotlight: the non-executive director? Peter Day reports. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated Sunday


Director: Peter Day
Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: Leading Edge

Tiny bumps in the mouthpiece of a trumpet or cornet can make a significant difference to the player, yet be very hard to detect physically. Now a team of scientists has been applying a technique developed to measure earthquakes and tremors to the diagnosis of errors in brass instruments. Geoff Watts reports on how the latest technology is refining the manufacturing of brass instruments.
Producer Martin Redfern E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced our age. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

By John McGahern. 4: The Ruttledges witness the return of their errant neighbour, Patrick Ryan , and of Jamesie's brother, Johnny, home from England. For details see Monday


Unknown: John McGahern.
Unknown: Patrick Ryan

: Do Go On

The antidote to the round-table discussion this week takes "secrecy and deception" as its subject. Griff Rhys Jones plays host Ainsley Elliot with Melanie Hudson as his sidekick, Jude Prentiss. Guests include the author of Radio 4's Letters from the Menopause (Sara Crowe ), a high-flier in M15's Welsh office (Rob Brydon ), a leading special-effects expert and the creator of the BBC's hit series When
Dinosaurs Ruled the BBC(Graeme Garden) and a heating engineer from Hounslow who claims to be the new Messiah (Brian Murphy ). Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Ainsley Elliot
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Jude Prentiss.
Unknown: Sara Crowe
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Ancient Voices

3: Voices of Earthly Glory. Michael Wood continues his exploration of music in the Middle Ages: a time when the growth of the merchant class had all sorts of implications for the arts. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Wood

: News

: Book of the Week: Henry and MaryPonsonby

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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