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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill and Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Anna Hill
Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25. 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rob Marshall.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rob Marshall.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Peter White talks to James Strachan who, though profoundly deaf, was managing director of a leading investment bank at 32, doubled the income of the Royal National Institute of Deaf People in his five years as its chief executive, and is now chair of the Audit Commission, which oversees public bodies with a combined spending power of L120 billion. Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Peter White
Unknown: James Strachan

: Adventures in Science

The season of good cheer has come and gone, and the flu season has well and truly arrived. Ben Silburn follows the journey of the amazingly devious and ingenious flu virus, as it enters our body and prepares to do battle with our immune system. Producer Alexandra Feachem Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Daily Service

Presented byChristine Morgan. 0 Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go (St Margaret). John 17, w20-26. The
Father's Love (Lole). To God Be the Glory (To God Be the Glory). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: White Mughals

4: Separation For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Curiosity Shop Part 19. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world look behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Baroness Emma Nicholson chooses prose and poetry which reflect her life campaigning for human rights, and pieces which recall her late husband s work on the Booker Prize committee. With passages by Helon Habila , Ben Okri and Jonathan Sacks , read by Colin McFarlane and Mark Meadows.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Baroness Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Helon Habila
Unknown: Ben Okri
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks
Read By: Colin McFarlane
Read By: Mark Meadows.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: 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: Keep Your Hands on the Wheel

Dramatised by Kathryn Heyman from her own novel. A weight-obsessed opera singer and her raucous singing-telegram sister are summoned to their mother's third wedding in Sydney. A dark and comic play about memory and the complexities of family life.
Marah's singing voice performed by Buffy Davis Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Dramatised By: Kathryn Heyman
Unknown: Buffy Davis
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Charis: Kerry Fox
Dingo: David Henry
Noeline: Peta Uly
Marah: Raewyn Uppen
Bloke/Minister: Ray Lonnen

: Taking Issue

A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, which listeners can then take issue with 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

An appeal on behalf of the World Cancer Research Fund. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman 7.55am


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Scottish Shorts

4: The Hunter-Gatherer by Paul R Hyde. A pub conversation about Venetian redheads and Italian politics turns sinister when a drinker is invited to meet the painter Titian, 400 years after his death. The reader is Crawford Logan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul R Hyde.
Unknown: Crawford Logan.

: Soundscape: A Grey Seal Odyssey

4: Selkie departs from Linga Holm in the Orkney
Islands and heads south to the Fame Islands. But when a fish farmer catches him raiding a salmon farm his journey almost ends in tragedy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Linga Holm

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

What could detecting pollution in murkywater have to do with diseases such as Alzheimer's,
Creutzfeldt-Jakob and cystic fibrosis?The answer lies in the way in which proteins contort themselves into different shapes - known as protein-folding.
Quentin Cooper speaks to the researchers who are studying the ways in which proteins fold, and finds out what it can teach us.
Producer Pam Rutherford EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pam Rutherford

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Ealing Years

In the first of two programmes, film historian
John Huntley reassesses the legacy of Ealing comedies. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: John Huntley
Producer: Libby Cross

: The Archers

There's a mysteryto solve at Grange Farm. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and interviews. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Old Curiosity Shop

19: Thanks to their old friend the schoolmaster, Nell and hergrandfatherfind some peace at last. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Dark Origins of Britain

The first in a series dealing with one of the greatest unresolved mysteries in history-how the modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages. Did the Anglo-Saxon conquest ever happen? And how did we learn to speak English? Tim Whewell examines remarkable new evidence suggesting that the English are not really an Anglo-Saxon nation at all. Producer Tanya Datta Editor Maria Balinska
New light on the Dark Ages: page 103


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Tanya Datta
Editor: Maria Balinska

: In Business

Cry for Argentina. Doing business in Argentina means coping with a slumping currency, frozen bank accounts, defaulting governments and soaring unemployment. Peter Day listens to the woes of the Argentinians and searches for signs of hope in a beleaguered country with enormous potential. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Costing the Earth

The Acid Test. It was the first global environmental crisis, but did we ever actually solve the problem of acid rain? Alex Kirby investigates. Producer AiasdairCross


Unknown: Alex Kirby

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Piano Tuner

4: Edgar Drake is held up in Mandalay, where the British army's distrust of the eccentric Dr Carroll becomes apparent. For details see Monday


Unknown: Edgar Drake

: Wheeler's Fortune

Brian Hayes tells the remarkable story of Creighton Wheeler , 20th-century everyman and victim of a tragic-comic affliction, Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech as the sufferer is talking. 1: Creighton's 's
Calling. Creighton's turbulent childhood, Haunchhursl School, and his Coronation speech.
Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle
Michael Buerk: Himself
Sir Finchley: Toby Longworth
Violet Crowther/Ralph Porch Tungsten: Cameron Stewart

: Paperback Hell

A series of four chapters byfour different authors, all of them imaginary, all of them straight out of the bestseller charts and none of them very good. This week, Chapter 15 of Disco Shoes by Mike Horner. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


Unknown: Mike Horner.
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Written By: Danny Robins
Written By: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Lucy Armitage

: News

: Book of the Week: White Mughals

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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