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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts.


Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9. 30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Peters

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. City of God,
How Broad and Far (Richmond). 1 Corinthians 3, wl6-23. Turn Back, 0 Man (Hoist). Thy Hand,
0 God, Has Guided (Thornbury). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Giving Up the Ghost

By Hilary Mantel. 4: Baffled male doctors treat the author's mystery illness with anti-psychotic drugs. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hilary Mantel.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Wuthering Heights
Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

Lucy Ash investigates the human cost of India's s dowry system. Illegal for more than 40 years, it continues to flourish while the price of a groom has soared. It can now be as high as £100,000 and demands for money don't stop at the wedding- they often continue well into the marriage - and it the family can't find the cash, the wife is often subject to domestic violence. Yet not everybody is willing to go along with tradition. Ash meets India's new and unlikely heroine, Nisha Sharma , who recently called off her wedding at the llth hour after her groom demanded an extra$25,000 in dowry payment. Producer Giselle Portenier


Unknown: Lucy Ash
Unknown: Nisha Sharma
Producer: Giselle Portenier

: Twentieth-Century Troubadour

A celebration of the extraordinary talent of the Belgian singer Jacques Brel, who died 25 years ago. His songs were covered by Scott Walker, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and Shirley Bassey, but Brel's own work is rarely heard over here. Presenter Philip Sweeney finds out why the British don't like chanson, and why the Belgians just don't care.


Presenter: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Miles Warde

: You and Yours

With Diana Madill and Carolyn Atkinson.


Unknown: Diana Madill
Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson.

: Open Country

Explorations in the British countryside. Extended

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Taking Charlie

By Neil Warhurst. In 1978 two unemployed Eastern European car mechanics dug up and ransomed the body of Charlie Chaplin. This is fact. The rest of what vou'll hear in Neil Warhurst 'swacky comedy is not
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Neil Warhurst.
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin.
Unknown: Neil Warhurst
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Alek: Mark Benton
Sylvie: Emily Joyce
Stefan: Paul Bamhust
Chaplin: Neil Warhurst
Oona: Liza Sadovy

: More or Less

The magazine series devoted to the world of numbers. With Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Biastiand


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Biastiand

: Radio 4 Appeal

Henry Kelly appeals on behalf of Music in Hospitals Each year this charity presents more than 4,000 live concerts throughout the UK.
Donations: [address removed]Credit-card donations: [number removed] Rpt of Sun 7.55am


Unknown: Henry Kelly

: Japanese Short Stories

3: A Window. By Haruki Murakami , translated by Jay Rubin and read by Michael Maloney. In orderto supplement his student income a young man takes ajob with a letter-writing company. For him the letters soon become a matter of routine, but for his clients they are a means to escape their loneliness and reveal their personal secrets. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Haruki Murakami
Translated By: Jay Rubin
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Fresh Air Kids

4: Grounded. Saddiq Bi discusses with family and friends how the attitude of her Pakistani-born parents to teenage life in Birmingham has changed with the times. For detailssee Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents a guide to the writings of Virginia Woolf.
Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Nature has equipped humans with a powerful immune system, working at the genetic level. RNA interference -RNAi - has only just been discovered but already scientists are learning how to use it in medicine. QuentinCooperfinds out how drugs based on RNAi promise to revolutionise treatment of diseases such as Aids and cancer.
Producer Jonathan Fildes email: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Jonathan Fildes

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: In Conversation with....

Comedian Jenny Eclair , writer, presenter and the first woman to win the Perrier Award, is interviewed by Paul Jackson. Produced by Mario Stylianides and Katie Marsden


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Interviewed By: Paul Jackson.
Produced By: Mario Stylianides
Produced By: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

There's disappointment in store for Brenda. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Wuthering Heights

By Emile Bronte. 4: The Very Core of Being.
Nelly Dean continues to tell Lockwood the story of Heathcliff and Catherine as they grew uptogetheron the moors. Catherine makes a decision that will change both their lives and Edgar's forever.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emile Bronte.
Catherine: Cathryn Bradshaw
Heathcliff: Tom Goodman-Hill
Edgar: Jonathan Keeble
Hindley: John Flrtcroft
Nelly: Deborah McAndrew
Lockwood: Mark Carey
Young Catherine: Natalia Keery-Flsher
The house: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: Footprints: 1: The Last Post

Writer and criminal lawyer Frances Fyfield returns with another series that follows the trail of evidence in three investigations.

The discovery of a set of bones in the fields of Picardy prompts the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Ministry of Defence into an 18-month investigation. Their job was to discover the identity of the soldier who was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme at the scene of an explosion so large it was said to be heard in London.


Presenter: Frances Fyfield
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Analysis

Europe's Vision Thing. Undaunted by its divisions on Iraq, the European Union is planning the next ambitious steps in its future. Quentin Peel asks whether Europeans share the vision and values to make a larger and more complex EU work - and who will pull the strings underthe new constitution? Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Peel
Producer: Simon Coates

: 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

: World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Gardener to the King

By Frederic Richaud. 4: Neuville in Danger For details see Monday


Unknown: Frederic Richaud.

: Rigor Mortis

By Laurence Howarth.
Continuing the sitcom set in the world of the pathology lab.
The pathologists are invited to assist the celebrated Dutch anatomist Professor Raymond van den Hoogenband in the first ever "live" radio autopsy.
Music by Paul Mottram with vocals by Stephanie Benavente


Writer: Laurence Howarth
Music: Paul Mottram
Vocals: Stephanie Benavente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
Prof Van den Hoogenband: Chris Pavlo

: News

: Book of the Week: Giving Up the Ghost

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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