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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: 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.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Book of the Week: Ripe for the Picking

Jan Francis continues her reading from the book by Annie Hawes. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jan Francis
Book By: Annie Hawes.
Unknown: Doreen Estall.

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing! (Gelobt Sei Gott).
1 Corinthians 15, W51-57. But Thanks Be to God
(Handel). JesusLives! Thy Terrors Now (StAlbinus).
With the Millennium Youth Choir. Director of music
Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Walk on the Milky Way Part4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

North Korean Refugees. It is the invisible exodus.
Tens of thousands of people have risked everything to ftee North Korea, some making it all the way to the South Chris Gunness investigates what happens when they get there and talks to some of the dedicated activists who have established the secret channels of escape.
Producer David Edmonds Editor Hugh Levinson Rptd Monday8.30pm


Unknown: Chris Gunness
Producer: David Edmonds
Editor: Hugh Levinson Rptd

: The Wodehouse Notebooks

When PG Wodehouse was 19, he was living in Chelsea and jotting down ideas for stories, jokes and lyrics in three lined notebooks. John Bird pulls out some choice nuggets from these unpubhshed jottings, voiced by Tim Mclnnerny. Three Wodehouse aficionados provide footnotes to the writer's life: Robert McCrum , who is writing a new biography, author Norman Murphy and Sir Edward Cazalet , the writer's step-grandson. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Pg Wodehouse
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Tim McLnnerny.
Unknown: Robert McCrum
Unknown: Norman Murphy
Unknown: Sir Edward Cazalet
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: 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 at6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Web of Belonging

A delicious and poignant comedy adapted by Stevie Davies from her own novel. Jess Copplestone has gladly taken on the care of her husband Jacob's three elderly relatives in the spirit of Chnstian charity. When Jacob walks out on her for a younger woman Jess's reserves of devotion are sorely tested.
Director Sara Davies


Adapted By: Stevie Davies
Unknown: Jess Copplestone
Director: Sara Davies
Jess: Maggie Tagney
Jacob: Cornelius Garrett
May: June Barrie
Brenda: Pameli Benham
Nathan: Peter Copley
Peter: Stewart Clapp
Hazel: Dee Sadler
Minibus driver/doctor: David Lloyd
Nella: Rosie Glaratana
Children Camilla and: Joshua Fry

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving showthat helps provide some answers to those irritating questions from everyday life. Phone [number removed] or email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk. Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of Sunday 7.55am

: Thicker than Water

3: Everything But by Nick Burbndge. Paul acting career is failing fast as he struggles with his new roles of stepfather and househusband. When Lisa falls dangerously ill the relationships are put to the test. Read by Paul Moriarty.


Unknown: Nick Burbndge.
Read By: Paul Moriarty.

: A Different World

4: "It was as if I was drowning in silence." Two men describe what it feels like to lose your hearing in adulthood. Richard Parker woke up one day to see his wife speaking but unable to hear her.
Michael Simmons is losing his hearing as he gets older. One feels cut off from the hearing world, but the other sees some benefits from his new-found deafness. For details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Parker
Unknown: Michael Simmons

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to author Francis Spufford about childhood reading and considers the role that food plays in creating fictional characters. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Francis Spufford

: The Material World

Helioseismology is the study of "sunquakes", the sound waves that propagate through the sun's interior and appear at its visible surface. As in terrestrial seismology, astronomers are now able to measure millions of sound waves that cause the Sun to vibrate or ring like a bell. Quentin Cooper finds out how scientists can measure the internal structure and sub-surface "weather" of the Sun by studying these waves.
Producer Fiona Roberts EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Hudson and Pepperdine

As an introduction to a new series, another chance to hear two episodes from the previous run of Vicki Pepperdine and Mel Hudson 's variety-meets-sitcom sketch show formula. 1:Breath of a Salesman
Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Jim North and Dave Lamb.
Producers Helen Williams and Claire Jones


Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producers: Helen Williams
Producers: Claire Jones

: The Archers

A S ign ! A S ign ! Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show and meets
William Gibson , whose new novel enters the world of logo design, viral marketing, stealth publicity and mysterious film clips found on the internet. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: William Gibson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: A Walk on the Milky Way

Poet Brian Patten offers more children's verse to excite the senses, from Thomas Hardy to
Benjamin Zephaniah. 4: From Snowlight to Oranges For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah.

: What if....

... the Germans had discovered that the Allies had cracked Enigma during the Second World War?
Professor Chris Andrew imagines what might have happened if the Bletchley Parkcodebreakers had failed to breakthe Enigma code. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Professor Chris Andrew
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Analysis

Neurotic Nation. Counselling is one of the fastest growing industres in Britain as more and more of us are turning to chemical fixes such as Prozac or Ritalin. But is our mental health really getting worse? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto asks whether modern life is driving us crazy or whether we're just becoming a nation of neurotics.
Editor Nicola Meyrick Producer Jim Frank Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Editor: Nicola Meyrick
Producer: Jim Frank

: Costing the Earth

The Energy Gap. Britain says no to nuclear power. Our gas supplies are running out. The coal mines have closed. So how will Britain be powered in 20 years' time? Miriam 0' Reilly investigates. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brave New World

Part 9. For details see Monday

: The Darker Side of the Border

A series of three Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.
1: The Captain of the Polestar. By Arthur Conan Doyle.
A Dundee whaling ship becomes trapped in the Arctic. Strange cries sound across the ice at night and a figure is glimpsed on the floes. Is it the captain's lost love come to reclaim him?
Director Bruce Young


Writer: Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Marty Ross
Director: Bruce Young
Craigie: Alec Heggie
Milne: James Bryce
Doctor: Nick Underwood
Williamson: John Buick
McLeod: Brian Pettker

: Vienna - City of Music

John Suchet concludes his visit to Vienna with a programme that focuses on the Vienna State Opera and its association with Wagner, Mahler and Richard Strauss. See Tuesday for details


Unknown: John Suchet
Unknown: Richard Strauss.

: News

: Book

of the Week: Ripe for the Picking
Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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