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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With David Wilkinson.


Unknown: David Wilkinson.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: 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

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

By Sarah Murgatroyd. 4: Burke and Wills's small party face the return journey across the unremitting Australian desert. Little remains in the way of food and supplies. Will theyfind their relief party under the shade of the coolibah tree at Cooper Creek? For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sarah Murgatroyd.

: Daily Service

Presented by Nigel Lee. O Brother Man (Intercessor). Acts 11 19-26. Love One Another (SS Wesley). Litany of the Spirit (Inwood). Filled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Nigel Lee.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Drama Football Stories for Girls. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka Commentary from Old Trafford on the first day play at the Third Test by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Roshan Mahanama , Vic Marks and Mike Selvey. 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: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Roshan Mahanama
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
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.

: Cover Stories

A series exploring the impact four major books have had on people's lives. 2: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. " The Lion began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. CS Lewis's vision, atthe age of 16, eventually became one of the most enduring and well-loved children's books. But the book was disliked by his friend JRR Tolkien, and Lewis shelved it for nearly ten years. Francis Spufford and biographer Walter Hooperdiscuss the history behind its creation. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Unknown: Walter Hooperdiscuss
Producer: Sara Conkey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: 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 Charge of the Light Brigade

A star-studded radio production of John Osborne's original screenplay, completed but ultimately not used for the classic movie of 1968. It takes a revisionist view of the military and political blundering that surrounded the British involvement in the Crimean War, culminating in the Battle of Balaklava, in 1854.
Ballad singer Michael Waterson
Music and lyrics by John Tams and Michael Waterson
Producer Nicholas Newton
Director Bill Bryden


Written By: John Osborne
Singer: Michael Waterson
Music and lyrics: John Tams and Michael Waterson
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Bill Bryden
John Osborne: Michael Feast
Lord Cardigan: Charles Dance
Morris: Jasper Britton
Nolan: Joseph Fiennes
Cpt Lockwood: Trevor Ray
Mrs Duberly: Lynne Miller
Cpt Duberly: Guy Lankester
Lady Errol: Angela Douglas
Clarissa: Charlotte Emmerson
Gen Airey: Geoffrey Palmer
Lord Raglan: Alec McCowen
Sgt O'Hara: James Ellis
First soldier: John Tams
Braithwaite: John Tams
Second soldier: William MacBaln
James: William MacBain
Lord Lucan: Donald Sinden
Third soldier: Robert Oates
Charteris: Robert Oates
Sir George: Sebastian Graham Jones

: The Musical Storybook

4: The Wondrous Mango. Thirteen-year-olds from Plashet School for Girls in East Ham perform their own radio adaptation of the classic Hindu story, in which Shiva challenges his son Ganesh, the Elephant God, to win a fabulous prize. With original mUSiC written by the children. For details see Monday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Michael Palin appeals for a charity that provides specialist treatment for children who stammer.
DONATIONS: The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Michael Palin
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper tackles the scent-sitive subject of mouse urine. What for most people is just a nasty pong behind the kitchen cupboard is for mice an intricate guide to social relationships. Producer Jonathan Rides E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

Geography. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations, literature and laughtertonight explores the world. Assisted by Bill Wallis and with contributions from Not the Nine o'Clock News, Peter Sellers and Peter Ustinov. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Assisted By: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Peter Ustinov.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Julia has some exciting news. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Football Stories for Girls: 4: Tallulah's Game

By Katie Hims.

Mary, now in her seventies, played Women's Premier League football during the War. She reads in her local paper that Shelley, who works in the supermarket, has just been signed up.
(For details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Katie Hims
Mary: Bridget Turner
Shelley: Carla Henry

: The Long Search

A new six-part series investigating the roots of spirituality in Britain. 1: In the Beginning... William Dalrymple goes to Avebury in Wiltshire, where the landscape bears witness to the beliefs and practices of our earliest ancestors, and he learns about the diverse gods and goddesses of the Celtic and Roman periods before the arrival of Christianity. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: In Business

China Goes Global. After 15 years of wrangling, the world's most populous nation hasjustjoined the World Trade Organisation. It could have momentous consequences. Peter Day reports. Producer Simon Crow Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Simon Crow

: Leading Edge

Researchers in the USA and Africa suggest that elephants have a seismic sense: that they can detect the vibrations of other elephants through the ground from up to 20 miles away. The theory may also explain why elephants appearto know when it's raining
100km in the distance. Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Alexandra Feachem E-MAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Zeinab Badawi.


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Book at Bedtime: That They May Face theRising Sun

9: Johnny's annual visit from England has come around again. On atrip into town, Ruttledge sees signs that all is not entirely well with him. For details see Monday

: Do Go On

The antidote to the round-table discussion concludes this week by considering what "culture" means to its assembled guests: a formerly disgraced MP, an amateur meteorologist, the American curator of Larkin Land, and a pioneer of the choral striptease who's attracted controversy less for her semi-naked performances of Bach than for the arias she'll perform on your lap for an extra E10. With Graeme Garden , Geoff McGivern and Deborah Norton. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Deborah Norton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Book of the Week: The Dig Tree

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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