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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Archbishop Vincent Nichols.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Voices of the Powerless

Melvyn Bragg explores six critical moments from the last 1,000 years through the accounts of ordinary men and women. 4: Plantation and the Seeds of Discord This week, Melvyn travels to Northern Ireland to investigate the lot of the native Irish working man and woman at the end of the Elizabethan era. The power of the English crown has finally vanquished the last stronghold of the Ulster lords and now settles - or " plants" - Scots and English on their formerterritory. It could only end in tears. Producer Simon Elmes Rptd 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Simon Elmes Rptd

: Concrete Dreams

4: Reykjavik. David Aaronovitch visits the city in which evidence of local elf activity can make all the difference when buying a home. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Book of the Week: The Frozen WaterTrade

By Gavin Weightman. 4: By 1833 Frederic Tudor was shipping ice as far afield as Calcutta -where the British colonials were obsessed with keeping cool. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Gavin Weightman.
Unknown: Frederic Tudor

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Tell Out, My Soul (Woodlands). Luke 1, w46-55. Gonna Set Down and Rest a While (Allain). Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit (arr Burton). With the National Youth TrainingChoir. Director of music Deborah Catterall.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Deborah Catterall.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Mothers, Daughters and Chicken Soup Part 4 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Crossing Continents

It's been described as one of the most beautiful islands on earth butforthe past 19 years has been caught in the grip of one of the world's bloodiest civil wars. But that is now changing and the rival sides are returningto the negotiating table. Charles Haviland joins thousands of pilgrims at a festival deep in the heart of the Sri Lankan jungle and talks to young
Sinhalese and Tamils meeting each other for the first time. Producer Adele Armstrong Repeated Monday8. 30pm


Unknown: Charles Haviland

: With Great Pleasure

In the return of this long-running series, maverick left-wing Labour MP Diane Abbott chooses favourite pieces of writing. Her choices include readings from Vanity Fair and Little Women (she considers both Becky Sharp and Jo Marsh as role models) plus The Way of the World by Congreve, which encapsulates her views on marriage, one character saying: "If I continue to endure you a little longer, I may by degrees dwindle into a wife." The readers are Burt Caesar and Dona Croll. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Becky Sharp
Unknown: Jo Marsh
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: 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 Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Kensington Pilgrims

By Michael Butt. In the summer of 1997, reserved, middle-aged Pauline Davis meets heryounger neighbour, Grace Preston , and an unlikely friendship develops.
Produced and directed by Mary Peate


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Pauline Davis
Unknown: Grace Preston
Directed By: Mary Peate
Grace: Kaye Wragg
Pauline: Maggie Steed
Georgie: Connie Gurie
Reporter: Gerard McDermott

: Questions, Questions

Tony Francis 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: Tony Francis
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Ashley of Stoke appeals on behalf of a charity that campaigns for full civil and human rights for disabled people.
DONATIONS: British Council of Disabled People. [address removed]Credit cards donations: Freephone [number removed]

: Comic Fringes

4: Mr Heine by lain Crichton Smith. A schoolteacher on the eve of retirement receives a late-night visit from a man who claims to be a former pupil. But who exactly is this ingratiating individual? Read by Crawford Logan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Heine
Unknown: Crichton Smith.
Read By: Crawford Logan.

: In Father's Footsteps

4: Falling Together. British champion skydiver Jeff Chandler jumps out of a plane in tandem with his daughter Pauline for the firsttime. Jeff has over
7,000jumps to his name, Pauline a "mere" 500. As they fall, memories of a childhood steeped in adrenaline and speed come flooding back to both. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jeff Chandler

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

Since 1995 scientists have uncovered 100 new planets within the Milky Way, and continue to discover more. Quentin Cooper talks to Keith Home from the University of St Andrews about the new technologies that mean we could discover 100 new exoplanets everyyear. Producer Alison Ayres E-MAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: St Andrews
Producer: Alison Ayres

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Coming Alive

Jim Eldridge 's comedy series about a likeable ex-con trying to make good.1: Good Sports. Inter-gender rivalry leads to a surprisingly tough game between the boys' basketball squad and the ladies' netball team.
With Ewan Bailey, Helen Longworth and Sarah Paul Music by Jacqueline Dankworth and Harvey Brough Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Helen Longworth
Unknown: Sarah Paul Music
Unknown: Jacqueline Dankworth
Unknown: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
jerry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mrs McKendrick: Sandra Voe
Mr Preston: David Holt

: The Archers

Brian's in despair. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Mothers, Daughters and Chicken Soup

4: Leah and Rachel. The 1960s. Leah's s daughter Rachel is not so keen on the idea of her Jewish inheritance as her parents' generation. In spite of the Six Day War she is not impressed by the idea of building on Israel's "finest moment" and following other young people to work on a kibbutz. For details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Watkin's Folly

2: London's Eiffel Tower. David Stafford uncovers the story of the world's tallest building- in Wembley. producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: David Stafford

: Analysis

Follow the Leader? Stock market falls often precede economic slowdowns. Now, with debt high and profits already weak, the outlook is darkerfor pensioners, homeowners and companies.But Diane Coyle asks if the gloom has been overdone and if economies can prosper despite declining markets. Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: The Serendipity of Science

In a three-part series about the lucky accidents that have led to revolutionary discoveries in science,
Simon Singh delves into the extraordinary history of serendipitous breakthroughs which changed the world.1: Things That Go Flash in the Night. Read by James Bryce. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Simon Singh
Read By: James Bryce.
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Voices of the Powerless

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Permanent Violet

9: The lies d'Or. "The day has the inevitability of Something dreamed." For details see Monday

: Acropolis Now

By Lynne Truss. The Acropolis fish restaurant, 408BC. The Spartans are besieging Athens and food is scarce. It is not a great time to be in the catering business. 1: Signs. Uncle Liquidities demands that Plato give up philosophy and enter the funerary urn business.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Lynne Truss.
Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Socrates: Robert Hardy
Xanthippe: Imelda Staunton
Oracle: Rosemary Leach
Plato: Tom George
Liquidities: Gavin Muir

: A Sense of Place

9: Borders. Are the borders we create to protect ourselves, boundaries or divisions? Performance poet Kokumo Rocks examines the connections between place and identity. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: Kokumo Rocks
Producer: Adam Fowler

: News

: Book

of the Week: The Frozen Water
Trade Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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