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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Mark Coles and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: The Nation's Health: 1: Getting Started

In a new six-part series, Jonathan Miller offers his perspective on the development of the nation's health since the end of the Second World War.
Nowadays, health is something we regard as a social right, but it has not always been that way. Medical historians Chris Lawrence and Charles Webster discuss the origins of the nation's health. Miller also talks to John Pemberton, Richard Doll and Jerry Morris who saw at first hand the impact of poverty and malnutrition on health during the 1930s, and whose campaigning paved the way for the creation of a National Health Service.
Rptd 9.30pm
Taking the nation's temperature: page 109


Presenter: Jonathan Miller
Speaker: Chris Lawrence
Speaker: Charles Webster
Interviewee: John Pemberton
Interviewee: Richard Doll
Interviewee: Jerry Morris
Producer: John Watkins

: Beyond Coincidence

A five-part series in which Martin Plimmer plunges into a twilight world of magic, mystery and mathematics on a journey beyond coincidence. 2:Coincidence in the Dock. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Martin Plimmer

: Book of the Week: The Mechanical Turk

Robert Bathurst reads Tom Standage 's account of the amazing chess-playing automaton. 4: Touring America in the 1830s, the Turk's performance is analysed by a youngjournalist called Edgar Allan Poe. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Tom Standage
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe.

: Daily Service

Presented by Claire Campbell Smith. Lord of All
Hopefulness (Slane). Psalm 90, wl-6. Be Still for the Presence of the Lord (Evans. arr I Hughes).
How Shall I Sing that Majesty (Coe Fen ). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Claire Campbell Smith.
Unknown: Coe Fen
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Peyton Place Part 9 of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v India
Commentary from the Oval on the first day of the Fourth Test from Jonathan Agnew , Harsha Bhogle , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Angus Fraser , Sunil Gavaskar and Vic Marks. The scorer is Bill Frindall. Including at:
1.15 County Talk As the championship approaches its conclusion we hear from the players involved.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Harsha Bhogle
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

The stories behind the world's headlines with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant Repeated Monday8.30pm


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: With Great Pleasure

Oliver Letwin selects his literary choices, including a story from The Education of Hyman Kaplan. Producer Jolyon Jenkins Repeated Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Oliver Letwin
Unknown: Hyman Kaplan.
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: Red Feathers

By Hilary Fannin. An exuberant, romantic comedy set in Dublin about Pebble, a music teacher with an odd sense of percussion, and her attempts to woo Dominic, a French horn player who has lost his lip.


Writer: Hilary Fannin
Director: Tanya Nash
French horn: Chris Blake
Keyboards: Steve Barnett
Dominic: Owen Roe
Pebble: Naomi Radcliffe
Francis: Peter Hanly
Rita: Doreen Keogh
Anna: Hilary Fannin
Denise: Mary McNally
Georgie: Roger Jennings

: 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

Kevin Whately appeals on behalf of a charity that offers information and advice to people affected by epilepsy.
Donations: Epilepsy Action, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed] Rpt of Sun 7.55am


Unknown: Kevin Whately

: Flying the Nest

4: The Fledglingby Jane Gardam. As Stella prepares for her recalcitrant teenage son to fly the nest, the ducklings in her garden are a welcome distraction. Read by Eleanor Bron. For details see Monday


Unknown: Fledglingby Jane Gardam.
Read By: Eleanor Bron.

: The Citizens

4: Yulia Latynina writes crime novels that are more than just a rollicking yarn -they've been called the philosophy of the times and sell in their hundreds of thousands. The former Russian Prime Minister, Yegor Gaidar called herfamous book, Stag Hunting, essential reading for anybody wanting to do business in modern-day Russia. For details see Monday


Unknown: Yulia Latynina
Unknown: Yegor Gaidar

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

From drugs to treat strokes to the world's most advanced plastics, Quentin Cooper explores how the developments that gave us TNT are being exploited in more benign areas of science. Producer John Watkins E-mail: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Watkins

: PM

With Dan Damon and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Dan Damon
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Coming Alive

4: Here Comes the Judge by Jim Eldridge. Terry does a favourfor a headmistress and gets caught in a clinch.
Director David Hitchinson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge.
Director: David Hitchinson
Terry: Karl Howman
Sandra: Phyllis Logan
Steve: Ben Crowe
Mrs McKendrick: Sandra Voe
Mary: Elaine Caxton
Matthew: George Allonby
Wally: Carl Prekopp
Mrs Barnes: Carolyn Pickles

: The Archers

Janet looks to the future. Rptd tmw 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock talks to actor Ethan Hawke about his second novel Ash Wednesday. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Ethan Hawke
Producer: Helen Thomas

: Peyton Place

9: Lucas Cross comes back to town. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Document: 3: The Secret Spangled British

The Sony Award-winning investigative history series which unearths another document that sheds new light on past events.

The national anthem of the USA is as American as apple pie. But, in his search to find the origins of the Star-spangled Banner, Mike Thomson has a surprise for the "land of the free".


Presenter: Mike Thomson
Producer: Philip Sellars

: In Business

Good as New. Innovative ideas are all very well but how do you turn them into a business when the competition is established and entrenched?
Peter Day finds out. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Costing the Earth

America - the Villain?\n the first of a new series, Tom Feilden asks if the USA really is the arch-enemy of the environment. He travels to the Blue Ridge
Mountains of North Carolina where the first stirrings of revolt are being felt. The traditionally conservative mountain people have begun to question why they can no longer see six states from their highest mountains, whytheirforests are dying and whytheir rivers are emptying of fish. It seems the mountain people are turning the south green. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Tom Feilden

: The Nation's Health

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne McKenzie.


Unknown: Anne McKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: Gulliver's Travels

4: Having been exploited by an unscrupulous farmer, Gulliverfinds sanctuary at the court in Brobdingnag. For details see Monday

: Acropolis Now

Comedy series by Lynne Truss. 4: Sons. A man arrives claiming to be the Oracle's long-lost son and first in line to inherit the restaurant.
Producer Brian King


Heraclitus: Stephen Moore
Aristophanes: Alan Cox
Mother: Rosemary Leach
Testicles: Gavin Muir

: A Sense of Place

One Woman's Living Room. When Dorrett Buckley
Greaves moved to Sheffield from Jamaica, she filled her living room with reminders of home and religious artefacts. But in the space of three days, her house burned down and herdaughterwas murdered. How did she deal with such devastating news when her sense of place had been destroyed? Producer Jenny Dunn


Unknown: Dorrett Buckley
Producer: Jenny Dunn

: News

: Book of the Week: The Mechanical Turk

Part4. Repeated from 9.45am

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