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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Rice.


Unknown: Denis Rice.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Mark Coles.
6.25, 7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mark Coles.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Voices of the Powerless

Melvyn Bragg explores six critical moments across the last 1,000 years through the accounts of ordinary men and women. 3. Our Father, Who Art in Heaven. The effect on ordinary people of the religious reformation instigated by Henry VIII. Producer Sarah Taylor Rptd9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Concrete Dreams

3: Venice- That Sinking Feeling. Dry rot? Damp? Subsidence? Your surveyor's report will have nothing to compare to Venice, the world's most notorious damp spot. Wei 1, it doesn 't put anyone off: Venice is now the most expensive place for real estate in Italy. David Aaronovitch learns the tricks behind buying a piece Of history. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Book of the Week: The Road toMcCarthy

. 4 The Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. Our intrepid traveller goes to Montserratto investigate his Irish West Indian roots. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. Bright the Vision
(Redhead No 46). Revelation 1, w9-18. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Drama Fractions of Zero. Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v India

Commentary from Trent Bridge on the first day of the Second Test from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Harsha Bhogle and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comments from Sunil Gavaskar ,
Graham Gooch and Mike Selvey. Scorer Bill Frindall.
1.15 County Talk Live discussion with players in action round the country.
Producer Peter Baxter "Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents

Spain. The Spanish Prime Minister says thata scheme to divert part of the Ebro River in the north east to irrigate the parched south will make his country "more unified, more caring and more just." But the scheme has provoked one of the greatest public displays of anti-government sentiment Spain has seen since the days of Franco's dictatorship. Julian Pettifer investigates. And in the run-up to the Johannesburg summit on sustainable development, he asks why Spain has been so wasteful of its water. Producer Lucy Ash Repeated Monday 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Ansel Adams: an Artist in Black andWhite

Ansel Adams 's black and white images of America's waterfalls, lakes and snow-capped peaks are perhaps the best-known of all landscape photographs. On the centenary of his birth, Colin Ford explores the impact of Adams's early training as a concert pianist on his performance in the dark room. Producer Beatrice Rubens


Unknown: Ansel Adams
Unknown: Colin Ford
Producer: Beatrice Rubens

: 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

Shortened rpt of Saturday6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Glorious John

By Glyn Hughes. A retired lecturer looks back at his adolescence in the 1940s and 50s in Manchester, through a dialogue with his childhood sweetheart. Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Glyn Hughes.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Old John: David Hargreaves
Young John: Charlie Ryan
John, aged 16: Andrew Knott
Celia: Holly Gralnger
Celia, aged 16: Annabelle Dowler
Father: Rob Swinton
Mother: Gillian Goodman

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson helps to answer more of those irritating questions from everyday life. Producer David Prest LETTERS: [address removed] E-MAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Louise Botting appeals on behalf of a charity that uses small-enterprise training to alleviate poverty across Africa.
DONATIONS: APT Enterprise Development, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Louise Botting

: The Time Being

4: Carrying On. By Jo Verity. Ted, aged 90, in hospital and thoroughly bored with his lot, casts about him for ways to spend his days and nights. Agentle, funny and moving portrait of an old man raging, in his own way, against the dying of the light. Read byTonyRohr.


Unknown: Jo Verity.

: Soundscape: the Swallow's Journey

4: After her exhaustingjourney across the Sahara, the swallow sets off across the Mediterranean to France, where she has a narrow brush with death. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

According to the Kyoto Protocol, countries can offset greenhouse gas emissions by planting sustainable forests. But if carbon dioxide emissions increase faster than expected, what do we do with the excess? Quentin Cooper talks to Nick Riley from the British Geological Survey about some of the options. Could storing carbon dioxide underground be an answer? Producer Alison Ayres E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Nick Riley
Producer: Alison Ayres

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Motion Show

Graeme Garden hosts another comedy debate. Gyles Brandreth , Harriet Hayridge , Sir Bernard Ingham ,
Steve Punt and Arthur Smith compete to prove their arguments for or against the motions before them. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Harriet Hayridge
Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

Shula and Kenton's birthday-bash. Rptd tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Rosie Goldsmith. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith.

: Fractions of Zero

4. Sue and Ellstrom are distraught when a fifth cryptogram arrives at a police station. Has the killer Changed his System? For details see Monday Rptdfrom 10 45am

: Watkin's Folly

Another chance to hear David Stafford 's two-part biography of the great Victorian Sir Edward Watkin. 1: A Tunnel to France. Among the many great works that Watkin began but didn't complete was a tunnel underthe English Channel. Producer Alasdair cross


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Sir Edward Watkin.

: Analysis

Home Economics. The house-price boom is unnerving both for those who remember negative equity in the 1990s and forthose who set the interest rates. But what's the effect of house prices on confidence and spending and on the economy in general? Frances Cairncross asks how much we should worry. Editor Nicola Mayrick Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Editor: Nicola Mayrick

: Primitive Streaks

Accordingto some evolutionary psychologists, almost everything to do with our emotional lives is rooted in our ancient past: we fall in love because we need to mate: we get panic attacks in response to predatory tigers. In the last of the series, Peter Evans examines these claims to find outjust how strong a hold our ancestors have Over US. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Voices of the Powerless

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Permanent Violet

4: Aftermath. "I'm no match for her and she always knew that." For details see Monday

: At Home with the Snails

Gerard Foster's comedy drama about a stereotypical middle-class, middle-England family concludes its second series.


Writer: Gerard Foster
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George: Geoffrey Palmer
Beverly: Angela Thorne
Alex: Gerard Foster
Rose: Miranda Hart
Hosanna: Debra Stephenson
Leboeuf/Jeff: Dave Lamb
Yates: Tim Verinder

: A Sense of Place

4: Waterloo Sunset. An evocative potpourri of life below and above Waterloo bridge. Plus Ray Davies of the Kinks reveals what led him to write the hit Waterloo Sunset. Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Ray Davies
Producer: Sara Parker

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Road to McCarthy
Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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