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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: FarmingToday

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas and the events that have influenced our age.
Shortened repeat 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: Book of the Week: My Life as Me

4: Remembering the 1960s is difficult for Barry Humphries , though they marked his rise to fame, a Private Eye cartoon, and early stage success. And fartOO much to drink. Fordetails see Monday Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: Barry Humphries

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. People
Look East (arr Barry Rose ). Romans 13, w8-14 Thy Clear Light (Trad, arr Barnbrick). Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night! (Deus Tuorum Militum). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Unknown: Barry Rose
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Live Alone and Uke It Part 4. Drama rptd 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Namibia. When Sam Nujoma , President of Namibia, shook his finger and railed at Tony Blair at the Earth summit in September, the world took notice. Calling Blair a colonialist and blaming the British for the ills of Southern Africa he staunchly defended his friend
Robert Mugabe 's right to deal with white farmers as he saw fit and declared that Namibia doesn't need western aid. Is Nujoma is taking his country down the same road as Zimbabwe? Rosie Goldsmith investigates. Producer Caroline Pare Repeated Monday8.30pm


Unknown: Sam Nujoma
Unknown: Robert Mugabe
Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Hey-nonny-nonny and Fa-la-la

From Roman soldiers' marching songs to Elizabethan madrigals with the naughty words discreetly veiled by hey-nonny-nonnies, and from the saucy repertoire of 18th-century catch clubs to today's explicit popular music, Lucie Skeaping - who has performed a few bawdy ballads in her time - presents a history of sex in music. Is song only really sexy when it's reacting to highbrow, moralistic taste? And will today's sexual openness in western music be followed by a period Of prudishness? Producer Andrew Green


Music: Lucie Skeaping
Producer: Andrew Green

: 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

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Poor Echo

One story, three short plays: a new drama exploring fantasy, storytelling and the need to talk Three women overhear the same story at the hairdressers and react in three very different ways.


Writer: Matthew Dunster
Director: Pauline Harris
Joanne: Emma Atkins
Sarah: Emma Atkins
Rob: Colum Convey
Sue: Brigtt Forsyth
Marsha: Katy Cavanagh
Louisa: Helen Moon
Liz: Helen Moon
Tina: Helen Moon
Dr Russell: Glenn Cunningham

: Taking Issue

A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm Producer Nick Utechin


Presented By: David Jessel.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday 7.55am

: Love and Loss

3: The White Peacock of Holland Park. ByHananal-Shaykh. Lonely in London, Yasmin brings herfantasies from the Lebanon to Holland Park. For details see Monday

: The Blood Chronicles

4: The Politics of Blood.
Graeme Garden finds out how blood research has been hijacked for the racist concept of blood purity: the Nazis refused transfusions from non-Aryan blood donors, condemning their armies to chronic shortages, while in America blood from white and black donors was kept separately. Dr Charles Drew, the first African-American MD, emerged as a champion for black rights and became an expert in plasma production.


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Dr Charles Drew

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Holiday destinations for the year 2020 - Malaga,
Florida, the Moon, Mars, Venus, the Asteroid Belt? Science fiction could become science fact with the development of an elevator straight into space. Quentin Coopertalks to Dr Bradley Edwards of High Lift systems, who is tryingto develop the space elevator, and to Dr David Raittfrom the European Space Agency. This revolutionary way of getting from earth to space could become a reality within the next 15 years. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Dr Bradley Edwards
Unknown: Dr David Raittfrom
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Think the Unthinkable

More management consultant comedy with Marcus Brigstocke , Emma Kennedy , Catherine Shepherd and David Mitchell. Written by James Cary. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Catherine Shepherd
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Written By: James Cary.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

The big switch-on. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Francine Stock. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Francine Stock.
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Live Alone and Like It

4: Judith and Sylvia haven't seen Marjorie for a whole week. Whatever can be the matter? Better go round and find out. But at 9 o'clock in the morning? For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Gorazde: The Peacekeeper's Tale

Seven years ago, British Army corporal Dave Vaatstra and his fellow soldiers were sent as UN Peacekeepers to the war in Bosnia to the so-called "safe area" of Gorazde, a sister town to Srebrenica. In May 1995, the Serbs attacked Gorazde in an assault never made public at the time, snatching 33 British hostages and threatening to take the town itself. It was a national crisis and came as widespread hostage-taking in Bosnia brought the whole UN mission to collapse.
Cpl Vaatstra tells how men from his battalion, the Royal Welch Fusiliers, fought to save the town. Reported and compiled by Gillian Sandford , this is a tale from the trenches told by the men who were there. Producer Mark Smalley
Toughing it out in Bosnia: page 127


Unknown: Dave Vaatstra
Unknown: Cpl Vaatstra
Unknown: Gillian Sandford
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Analysis: The European Juggernaut

Soon the European Union will stretch from Galway to the Black Sea and have huge powers over 400 million people. But enlargement shows no sign of inspiring the peoples of Europe, while ideas for a European constitution include plans for countries to leave the EU, voluntarily or after being expelled. Bruce Clark asks whether a Union that was losing members as well as gaining them could survive, and whether the European juggernaut can stay on the road.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)


Reporter: Bruce Clark
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts meets a zoologist who keeps a very close eye on wild animals. With the help of Zebranet, a high-tech radio collar, he tracks not only the encounters of the wearer but also eavesdrops on the comings and goings of its neighbours - shedding light on the social networking of the entire group. Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Zeinab Badawi.


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Book at Bedtime: Tiger in the Smoke

By Margery Allingham. Read by Anton Lesser.
4: What became of Geoffrey? For details see Monday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.
Read By: Anton Lesser.

: A Set and a Song

1: If you were tempted to have a one-night stand - and knew you could get away with it- would you?
Spend a few minutes with master storyteller Smug Roberts for some true-ish tales with a band fronted by Martin Coogan of the Mock Turtles, plus Sean de Burca (keyboards), Andrew Stewardson (bass) and Tony Thompson (drums). Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Martin Coogan
Bass: Andrew Stewardson
Bass: Tony Thompson
Producer: Graham Frost

: Something or Other

Alex, a teacher in his 40s, is certain of one thing-there's got to be a few changes around here. But what? There's someone called Grant to assist him, or not, as the case may be. Written and performed by Grant Cathro and Alex Bartlette. 1: Some Other Face With Julia Swift as Claire, Graham Crowden as the Head and Nigel Lambert as David. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Grant Cathro
Unknown: Alex Bartlette.
Unknown: Julia Swift
Unknown: Graham Crowden
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Graham Frost

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life as Me

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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