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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ron Ferguson.


Unknown: Ron Ferguson.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

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


Unknown: Mark Coles
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: The Nation's Health

4: The Amiable Juice. This week, Jonathan Miller traces the development of the National Blood Service. From on-the-spot transfusions for blitz victims to the development of blood banks, our ability to fractionate blood into its components was revolutionised by the introduction of plastic bags in the mid-seventies. But blood donation also has a symbolic dimension: it is a "gift relationship" which confirms our social solidarity. As society becomes more individualised, could our increasing reluctance to give blood reflect our loss of a sense of community? Producer John Watkins Repeated 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: John Watkins

: Beyond Coincidence

Last in a series in which Martin Plimmer plunges into a twilight world of magic, mystery and mathematics on a journey beyond coincidence.
5:Funny Coincidence Producer Brian King

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. 0 God in Heaven (Colchester): Psalm 128; 0 Pray forthe Peace of Jerusalem (Tomkins): Out of Darkness
(Walker). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: A Very EnglishDeceit

4: The South Sea Bubble captures the public's imagination, vast fortunes are made overnight. But the cracks are beginning to appear. Fordetails see Monday Repeated 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman Part 14 Of this week's drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Unknown: Kate Adie.

: Jazz to the Rescue

In 1953 no American musicians were allowed to perform in Britain. Then, for one night only, stars including Ella Fitzgerald and Lester Young played a Flood Relief charity concert in London. John Fordham revisits this historic night with the help of pianist
Oscar Peterson and British saxophonist Peter King. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Lester Young
Unknown: John Fordham
Pianist: Oscar Peterson
Unknown: Peter King.
Producer: John Goudie

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke , from the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton.


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Autumn Journal

Samuel West reads Louis MacNeice's poem, which describes the poet's thoughts and feelings between August and December 1938 as the Second World War approached. With echoes of the First World War and elements of reportage, ethics, love poems and politics, it contains, as MacNeice wrote to TS Eliot, "everything which from first-hand experience I consider significant."
Original music composed by Gary Yershon. Performed by Anne Wood, Julia Singleton, Dinah Beamish, Fiona Clifton Welker, Anna Hemery and Paul Moylan.


Reader: Samuel West
Composer: Gary Yershon
Performer: Anne Wood
Performer: Julia Singleton
Performer: Dinah Beamish
Performer: Fiona Clifton Welker
Performer: Anna Hemery
Performer: Paul Moylan
Director: Susan Roberts

: Check Up

Barbara Myers and guest discuss some of the longer term effects of acquired brain injury, exploring the changes to memory, personality and behaviourthat can be cause by a head injury or stroke. Phone in with your questions on [number removed] or email Checkup@bbC.CO.Uk. Producer Pam Rutherford


Unknown: Barbara Myers

: Radio 4 Appeal

Victoria Wood appeals on behalf of a charity that helps drug addicts free themselves from the cycle of crime and addiction.
DONATIONS: rar, [address removed]. Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Kim Normanton


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Mediterranean Stories

4: Medical Ethics by Panos Karnezis. Peasant life on a Greek island is a little more complicated than it might appearto the passing holidaymaker. Read by John Rowe. For details see Monday


Unknown: Panos Karnezis.
Read By: John Rowe.

: Law in Order

4: The Cable Street Legacy. The Cable Street riot in 1932 helped change the laws on how individuals may protest in the street by bringing about an end to the riot act. However, the 1361justice of the peace act is still on the statute books. How effective is it today and what powers do the police have now the riot act is no longer law? Deborah Bull investigates. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

From a blue sky to red-hot coals, colour tells us a lot about the world. But although it seems objective, the way we see colour is unique to humans and could have turned out very differently. What's more, our colour vision has some odd quirks to it, making it likely that it evolved to cope with a specific set of conditions. What were those conditions, and how did our vision evolve to get around them? Quentin Cooper talks with Dr Petroc Sumner of Imperial
College, London, who's been investigating whether our perception of colour improved our ancestors' attempts at foraging forfood.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Petroc Sumner
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Mel and Sue Thing

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins's comedy show offers wisdom from the Old Biddies, grace from Cliff and Delia, plus the usual laughs, songs and silliness. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: The Archers

There's an unwanted visitor at April Cottage. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front ROW

With Mark LaWSOn. Producer EkeneAkalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: The Frederica Quartet: A Whistling Woman

14: The Body-Mind conference opens at North
Yorkshire University but the students have planned a demonstration. For details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: Document

6: Harold Wilson: the Letter and the Lie?
In the last in the present series of the investigative history series, Mike Thomson returns to the mid-1960s to pouroverthe Prime Minister's private paperwork. He turns up evidence that Harold Wilson deceived parliament and the country over sanctions to former Rhodesia and that the then Foreign Secretary, Denis Healey , was forced to act on reports that elements in the British military were so angry they were planning a coup. Includes interviews with Denis Healey , Ian Smith , David Owen and Sir Michael Palliser , Wilson's private secretary. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Ian Smith
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Sir Michael Palliser
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: In Business

Ry Move. As the big airlines stagger, low-cost rivals are grabbing passengers and making money. Is this the new face of the airline industry or merely the latest fad in a business which never makes money for long? Peter Day reports.
Editor Stephen Chilcott Rptd Sunday9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott Rptd

: Costing the Earth

The use of garden pesticide has increased by 38 per cent since 1999. Tom Felden asks what this chemical revolution is doing to our garden wildlife. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Tom Felden
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: The Nation's Health

Repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Odd Girl Out

By Elizabeth Jane Howard. Part9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard.

: The Bigger Issues

First in a new comedy series in which Keith, Dan and Francis continue their mission to make the world a safer, fairer, kinder place -even if they have to kill a few people along the way. This week the team storm a live show in Broadcasting House to protest at their treatment at the hands of Radio 4. Starring Dave Lamb , Nick Walker , Jim North and Richie Webb. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Richie Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: A Sense of Place

Time and Tide. Unexpected aspects of local life are affected by the ebb and flow of the tides along the Humber Estuary. Long-distance walkers, fossil hunters, horse riders and wildfowlers share their experiences. Producer Judi Murden


Producer: Judi Murden

: News

: Book of the Week: A Very English

Deceit Part4. Repeated from 9.45am

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