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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: canon Noel vincent.

: Farming Today

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 John Bell.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: sarah montague
Unknown: james naughtie.
Unknown: john bell.

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas as they discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times.
Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: Beyond Nab End

4: William spends his vacations from Oxford travelling in Germany and Belgium, where he becomes aware of the preparations for war. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Presented by Ali Hutchison. Great Is Thy
Faithfulness (Faithfulness), Isaiah 55, w6-13. How Beautiful upon the Mountains (Stainer). Go Forth and Tell ( Woodlands). With Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.


Presented By: ali hutchison.
Music: james henderson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Thea's Diary
Part 9. 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

Michael Grade introduces some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry, reflecting his varied interests. With readers William Hope and Juliet Stevenson.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday 12.15am


Introduces: michael grade
Readers: william hope
Readers: juliet stevenson.
Producer: viv beeby

: 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: Wonderful Someone

By Colin Hough. Donna is a 16-year-old Scottish schoolgirl with big plans - to be a big country-and-western star. But it looks as though her future is in the family ice-cream business. Worse still, she lacks even the basic prerequisite for genuine Nashville-style superstardom: a troubled and tragic private life. It's time to seek out a little unhappiness.
Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: colin hough.
Director: david Jackson young
Donna: Julie Austin
Mike: Paul Cunningham
Mum: Julie Duncanson
Dad: Finlay Welsh
Nan: Eileen McCallum
Vemon: Steven McNichol

: Check Up

A new series of the health phone-ins begins with your questions on Parkinson's Disease. What are the early symptoms? Does it run in the family and what are the alternative therapy options? Presented by Barbara Myers with a guest expert. Phone
[number removed] or email checkup@bbc.co.uk. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: barbara myers
Producer: geraldine fitzgerald

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalfofthe Post-adoption Centre.
DONATIONS: Post-adoption Centre. [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman 7.55am


Producer: sally flatman

: Welsh Voices from Afar

Tales of Welsh travellers, settlers and adventurers abroad. 4: Pioneers, Oh Pioneers by Jean Rhys.
Ex-pat communities in the Caribbean have their own rules - and to break them can prove fatal. Read by Laurence Allan. Producer Geni Hall-Kenny


Unknown: jean rhys.
Read By: laurence allan.
Producer: geni hall-Kenny

: Saigon Stories

4: Dai Le returns to Ho Chi Minh City, which she remembers as Saigon. Having escaped with her family in 1975, she now meets others likeherwho have chosen to return to Vietnam. For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Mariella Frostrup talks to Tracy Chevalier , author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and discovers the best
Websites for book buyers. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: mariella frostrup
Unknown: tracy chevalier

: The Material World

How can we look under Antarctic ice sheets 1,000 metres thick? Autosub, an unmanned science research vehicle could hold the key. Quentin Cooper speaks to the scientists who have been developing Autosub - a long range, deep diving, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), which can provide scientists with the capability of monitoring the oceans in ways not possible for conventional ships. Producer Pam Rutherford EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: quentin cooper
Producer: pam rutherford

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: carolyn quinn
Unknown: eddie mair.

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

More observational comedy from comedian Bobby Graffoe and his guests Art Malik and Steve Frost , with music from Richard Holgarth. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: bobby graffoe
Unknown: art malik
Unknown: steve frost
Unknown: richard holgarth.
Producer: jane berthoud

: The Archers

Tony and Pat are letoffthe hook. Rptd tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson 's guests include Russell T Davies , writer of Queer as Folk. He discusses his new TV drama Second Coming, a two-part thriller about Salford man who believes he is the son of God. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: mark lawson
Unknown: russell T davies
Producer: ekene akalawu

: Thea's Diary

9: Faith, Hope and Purpose. Theajoins Philip at Slyne Lodge to work as a teacher. Will their relationship develop into something more permanent? For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: theajoins philip

: Spies R Us: a History of the CIA

The Focus of Evil. In the first of three programmes chartingthe key issues in CIA history, Tom Mangold focuses on the Soviet Union. Why did the Agency find the Kremlin such a formidable adversary? And how, despite the Agency's technology, large staff and generous budgets, did the US nearly sleepwalk into nuclear war in the early 1980s? Producer Simon coates


Unknown: tom mangold

: In Business

Battle of Hastings. What does it take to turn around a town in decline? Peter Day reports from Sussex on a community that is trying to dojust that. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: peter day
Editor: stephen chilcott

: Leading Edge

Psychologists have come up with a name forthe strong association between smell and memory - it's known as the Proust phenomenon, after the French writer's description of childhood memories evoked by the smell of tea-soaked Madeleines.
Claudia Hammond talks to researchers who are trying to find outwhat is going on in the brain when a memory is formed using smell. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Talks: claudia hammond
Producer: alexandra feachem

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Clare Bolderson.


Unknown: clare bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: A Man of Mystery andOther Stories

By Shiva Naipaul. 4: The Dolly House. In the first of a two-part story, Roderick introduces his child bride to the neighbours. For details see Monday


Unknown: shiva naipaul.

: Wheeler's Fortune

More tragi-comic tales of Creighton Wheeler , a victim of the unfortunate affliction Splicer's Disease, in which letters, words and phrases are removed from speech. 4: Renaissance Man. Creighton falls in love with Cathy, the producer of the late-night arts review show which he co-presents with Brian Sewell. She has the ability to fill in the gaps between his splices. Also featuring Jon Snow , Toby Longworth and Jan Ravens. Written and performed by Andrew McGibbon with additional material by David Quantick. Producers Andrew McGibbon and Jonathan Ruffle


Unknown: creighton wheeler
Unknown: brian sewell.
Unknown: jon snow
Unknown: toby longworth
Unknown: jan ravens.
Unknown: andrew mcGibbon
Unknown: david quantick.
Producers: andrew mcGibbon
Producers: jonathan ruffle

: Paperback Hell

The final episode in the series of carefully selected, not-very-good bits from fictional bestsellers looks at Chapter 2 from Ensign Mandalay's Hat, the story of one man's struggle to solve the greatest scientific mystery of his time: male-pattern baldness. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens , Rebecca Front , Mel Hudson , Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.
Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Producer Lucy Armitage


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: Beyond Nab End

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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