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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.45 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.
Producer Sarah Peters Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St
Magnus). Ephesians 1, wl5-23. Lift Up Your Heads,
0 Ye Gates (Mathias). Christ Triumphant Ever
Reigning ( Guiting Power). With the choir of St Martin in the Fields. Director of music Nicholas Danks.


Unknown: Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Music: Nicholas Danks.

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

By Sir Edmund Hillary 4: At 28,000 feet, Hillary and Tenzing make the final push for the summit. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 A Nursery in the Nineties Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

The long-running radio programme in which BBC correspondents around the world take a look behind the week's news headlines. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Devil's Architect?

Nicholas Hawksmoor designed and built some of England's most dramatic buildings. Their bold personal style has always divided opinion but, in recent times, theories of malign intentions and dark forces have surrounded his works. Alyn Shipton looks behind the occult speculation to discover the ideas that are really at work in his structures.

The East End of London was a hot bed of dark doings long before Hawksmoor designed Christ Church, Spitalfields

Devil's Architect? 11.30am R4
For anyone interested in architecture, Nicholas Hawksmoor's name will always be associated with the work he did with Christopher Wren and John Vanbrugh, as well as the six imposing white churches of his own design in London. For those who know his name from Peter Ackrovd's Hawksmoor novel or lain Sinclair's poetic essay Lud Heat, his place in history is that of a dark mysterious figure, at best a geomancer who aligned his churches to channel lines of energy, at worst an occultist obsessed with funerary monuments and death. In this analysis of the symbolism and imagery at work in his buildings, Alyn Shipton makes clear what is historical fact and which ideas may have arisen from a more poetic interpretation of his work. Whichever camp you fall into, this programme leaves you feeling Hawksmoor was utterly attuned to the division between dark and light that's always been at the heart of life in London.


Presenter: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Chris Taylor

: 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

A taste of country life with Richard Uridge.


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Aiden Dooley's Homecoming

By Alan Butler.
After years in artistic exile, world-famous Irish poet Aiden Dooley has finally returned to his native village - albeit as a corpse. The people of Kildargon are delighted: Dooley's grave in the local churchyard is sure to become a shrine for poetry-loving tourists. But then an unwelcome discovery presents the villagers with an ethical dilemma.


Writer: Alan Butler.
Producer: David Jackson Young
Father Dolan: Bryan Murray
Eileen: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mary: Marcella Riordan
Willie: Jim Norton
Sinead: Suzanne Heathcote

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving show that 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

Loyd Grossman appeals on behalf of the Sick
Children's Trust. The charity provides the families of sick children, with home-from-home accommodation at hospitals around the country. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Flying the Nest

Frances Tomelty reads this bittersweet tale of love and loss. 3: Ordinary Love by Clare Boylan. Janey hasn't seen Frank for 35 years. He has something to ask her. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Frances Tomelty
Unknown: Clare Boylan.

: Water Walks

With Zina Saro-Wiwa . 4: India. Tapan and his family spend up to three hours a day walking to a tap and waiting in a queue for just enough waterto drink. For details see Monday Producer Neil George


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Producer: Neil George

: OpMBoofc

Mariella Frostrup explores the short stories of Guy de Maupassant with the writer Julian Barnes. And, how to keep track of your reading. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Stories Of: Guy de Maupassant
Unknown: Julian Barnes.

: The Material World

Run by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme monitors the exposure of birds of prey to certain pesticides and pollutants. Part of the process involves encouraging members of the public to send in any dead birds of preydirectlytothem in a padded envelope. Quentin Cooper finds out why monitoring schemes are so important to our wildlife and marine life.
Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.worldS'bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

4: Prepare to channel your energies, focus on your inner child and brush up on your Brahma and chakra studies as Mel and Vicki become enamoured of all things new-age. Starring
Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder ,
Felix Dexter , Lewis MacLeod and Jim North. Script edited by Graeme Garden.
Written by the cast with Danny Robins , Dan Tetsell and Richie Devlin Music by Richie Webb Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Felix Dexter
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jim North.
Edited By: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Richie Devlin
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Brian wants putting in the picture.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show, and reports on the shortlist forthis year's Turner Prize for visual art, which is announced today. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: A Nursery in the Nineties

4: Eleanor and her mother hark back to the shadow that fell on her blissful childhood and a remarkable discovery in a bookshop.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: 2003: A Celebration for Ascension Day

Crossed from Earth to Heaven. A new liturgy by poet Michael Symmons Roberts features in this year's service, live from St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. The Daily Service Singers and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, directed by James Whitbourn , perform Schubert's Mass in G. The preacher is the Rt Rev Jim Thompson , formerly Bishop of Bath and Wells, and the celebrant is the vicar, the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Organist Nicholas Danks. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Michael Symmons Roberts
Unknown: St Martin
Directed By: James Whitbourn
Unknown: Jim Thompson
Organist: Nicholas Holtam.
Organist: Nicholas Danks.
Producer: Philip Billson

: In Business

Conference Call. Every spring, a select group of global corporate leaders gather in the comfortable
Swiss city of StGallen for an intensive interchange of views about the future. The event is unique because it's organised by students from the city's international business school. Peter Day reports from last week's conference on the mood of the multinationals at a time of great uncertainty. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology.
Producer Adrian Washbourne email: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Eugene Onegin

By Alexander Pushkin. 4: The young poet Vladimir Lensky has called his friend Onegin out for a duel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alexander Pushkin.
Unknown: Vladimir Lensky

: Ross Noble Goes Global

A series of travelogues from comedian Ross Noble. 3: Ross is in Egypt, where he performs in the middle of the desert in front of bewildered Bedouins, ponders on the merits of creating his own wildlife show, and marvels at the insignificance of humanity while gazing at the Stars. Producer Danny Wallace


Producer: Danny Wallace

: On a Comic Note

Kit Hesketh-Harvey continues to examine the workings of the comic song. Tonight he investigates the fine art of parody with contributions from Dick Vosburgh and examples from Tom Lehrer ,
Allan Sherman , Anna Russell and Stephen Sondheim. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Allan Sherman
Unknown: Anna Russell
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim.
Producer: Frank Stirling

: News

: Book of the Week: High Adventure

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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