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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill.


Unknown: Richard Hill.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


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 Teddy Pendergrass , who achieved fame and fortune in the 1960s and early 70s, firstly with Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, and who later became one of America's leading sex symbols when he went solo. Petertalks to Teddy about how his life has changed since a car crash in 1982 left him in a wheelchair, and what made him decide to return to the stage and touring. Producer Sue Mitchell Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Peter White
Unknown: Teddy Pendergrass
Unknown: Harold Melvin

: Adventures in Science

Sound. Ben Silburn travels into the inner earto discover how some of the smallest yet most complicated mechanisms in the body are able to turn sound waves into something truly worth hearing. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

4: ASwiSS Story. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Thy Hand, 0
God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Ephesians 4, wl-6. There Is One Lord (Taize). Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You (The Servant Song). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Old Curiosity Shop Part 24. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

Christopher Frayling , rector of the Royal College of Art, chooses the poems and prose which reflect his lifelong passions for art, film and horror stories. His choices include Italo Calvino , WB Yeats, Edgar Allan Poe and a story by Angela Carter which was inspired by travelling around the Carpathian mountains. With readers David Troughton and Harriet Walter.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Italo Calvino
Unknown: Edgar Allan
Story By: Angela Carter
Readers: David Troughton
Readers: Harriet Walter.
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 7 pm

: Afternoon Play: Beyond the Canvas

A series of three plays inspired by great paintings. 3: The Return of the Prodigal Son by Tim Jackson. Rembrandt's late masterpiece is the starting point forthis contemporary drama reflecting the painting's themes. Built around an extensive interview with Joanna Woodall , deputy director of the Courtauld Institute, the drama follows Michael, a British diplomat, as he visits his dying father in St Petersburg, where the painting hangs. Through a dialogue with his Russian guide, Natasha,
Michael comes to an understanding about his own relationship with his father, and his father's relationship with the city of his birth.
Producers Rosie Boulton and Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Joanna Woodall
Producers: Rosie Boulton
Producers: Peter Leslie Wild
Michael: Steven Pacey
Natasha: Katya Kamotskaya
George: Michael Poole
Young Michael: Ben Darlington

: 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 Phoenix House, which provides a range of services for long-term addicts. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Producer: Sally Ratman

: Women on Men

4: Ghost Writing by Eddi Woodbridge. The reader is MarkBuffery. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eddi Woodbridge.

: Stuck in the Middle

4: The Generational Squeeze. Your children are still growing up, but your parents are beginning to need youmoreandmore- how do you cope with being Stuck in the middle? For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

How can you distinguish one insect from another?
The traditional method using a magnifying glass and a field guide may be superseded by a new bioacoustic device, developed by entomologist and electronic engineer David Chesmore from the University of York, that accurately measures insect biodiversity. The system could also have a valuable medical application - it could be trained to pick up heart problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. Quentin Cooper invesetigates.
Producer Pam Rutherford EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Chesmore
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pam Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.

: The Ealing Years

Film historian John Huntley concludes his tribute to the great Ealing comedies, including The Man in the White Suit, Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Lavender Hill Mob. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: John Huntley
Producer: Libby Cross

: The Archers

David and Ruth have a proposition to consider. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the latest news from the world of arts and entertainment. Producer sally spurring


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Old Curiosity Shop

24: The Single Gentleman and Mr Garland visit Kit in prison with some good news. For details see Monday Repeat of 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Garland

: The Dark Origins of Britain

The second of two programmes tackling one of history's greatest unresolved mysteries - how the modern nations of England, Wales and Scotland were born out of the chaos of the Dark Ages.
Today Tim Whewell investigates the dark origins of Scotland through the enigma of the Picts. Who were these warlike people who dominated the north of Britain for 1,000 years? Why did they vanish? And what legacy did they leave Scotland? Producer Tanya Datta Editor Maria Balinska


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

: In Business

Porn Again. Pornography is a huge, unpleasant industry which is often on the cutting edge of technology. Peter Day asks where it's taking us. Editor Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Editor: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

Washing the War Zone. Alex Kirby meets the United Nations team that clears up the pollution of war. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: NO Triumph, No Tragedy

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Piano Tuner

9: Edgar is asked to play the Erard grand piano, and there is much at Stake. For details see Monday

: Wheeler's Fortune

Brian Hayes tells the remarkable story of Creighton Wheeler , 20th-century everyman and victim of a tragicomic affliction, Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech as the sufferer is talking. 2: California Dreaming
Creighton joins the Cambridge Footlights and gets fired from Beyond the Fringe. Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon and featuring David Frost , Ned Sherrin and Toby Longworth. Additional material by David Quantick. Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Creighton Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew McGibbon
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Unknown: David Quantick.
Producers: Andrew McGibbon
Producers: Jonathan Ruffle

: Paperback Hell

Four chapters, by four different authors. All imaginary, all straight out of the bestseller charts, none of them very good.
2: Paddy Murphy 's Ghost- a surprisingly popular tale of a miserable Irish childhood. Starring
Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


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

: News

: Book of the Week: Indulgence

Part 4. Repeat of 9.45am

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