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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With William Crawley.


Unknown: William Crawley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: Voices of the Powerless

Melvyn Bragg continues his series chronicling how the events of British history have affected the lives of ordinary people, as heard through their own words. 2: Below Decks and Boney.Bragg investigates the lives of sailors during the Napoleonic Wars and finds that the popular image of the press-ganged seaman is not the whole Story. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeat at 9.30pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The first part of this two-part series is available on CD from 4 August at good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: Rare Books, Rare People

Antiquarian bookseller and academic Rick Gekoski returns with another five-part series about how some of the great novels came to be published. 2:Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence. Producer Ivan Howlett


Unknown: Rick Gekoski
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Book of the Week: Just William at Large

By Richmal Crompton , read by Martin Jarvis. 4: William and the Waxwork Prince. William's perpetual foe, Hubert Lane , was responsible for William's detention. An irresistible opportunity for revenge presents itself in the shape of the village fair. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Hubert Lane

: Daily Service

Presented by John Forrest. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold). 1 Samuel 28, w3-8; 11-14. Christ Has No Body Now But Yours (Ogden). Lift High the Cross (Crucifer). With the RSCM Manchester Summer School. Director of music David Ogden.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: David Ogden.

: Woman's Hour

( from 10.35) Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Wuthering Heights Part 14. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
The start of the second Test series from Lord's. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Neil Manthorp.
Including at 12.45 County Talk: live discussion with players around the country.
Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Commentary By: Neil Manthorp.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Crossing Continents

Rosie Goldsmith goes to Dresden and Hamburg where a centuries-old tradition of lavish state support for the arts is under threat. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: With Great Pleasure

Barry Norman entertains an audience at the Pump House in Aldeburgh with some of his favourite pieces of literature, ranging from Richmal Crompton and PG Wodehouse to Neville Cardus and Raymond Chandler. Readers are Andrew Sachs , Alice Arnold and Jon Glover. Producer VivBeeby Repeated Sun at 12.15am


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Neville Cardus
Readers: Raymond Chandler.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Jon Glover.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Diana Madill.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Explorations in the British countryside.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Confessional

By Gary Bleasdale. In London, a young woman takes a cab at Victoria station with a dark mission. It will alter the course of her marriage and perhaps her entire life. Can the cabbie help her avoid disaster? Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Gary Bleasdale.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Lisa: Catherine McCormacK
Driver: Trevor Cooper
Kate: Lisa Sadovy
Sam: Ben Price

: Check Up

Barbara Myers gives advice about all aspects of epilepsy and seizures on the health phone-in show. PHONE: [number removed] or email checkuo@bbc.co.uk Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jonathan Ross appeals for donations to buy a caravan for the Family Holiday Association. Donations: [address removed]Credit-card donations: [number removed] Repeat of Sun 7.55am


Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: A Sussex Peep-Show

By Walter Wilkinson. 4: Under the Downs to Lewes Read by David Timson. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Walter Wilkinson.
Read By: David Timson.

: Tales of Cats and Comets

4: Pavlov's Dogs. Are we all conditioned like Pavlov's famous dogs, who came to connect food with the sound of a bell? Ian Peacock talks to Will Self, author of Great Apes, and also discovers that Pavlov's legacy extends to fruit flies. For details see Monday


Talks: Ian Peacock

: Open Book

How are holidays portrayed in fiction? Sally Vickers discusses her latest novel, MrGolightly's Holiday, with Mariella Frostrup. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Sally Vickers
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.

: The Material World

In Jurassic Park the Tyrannosaurus Rex is depicted as a ferocious hunter. But is this the real story or have we got the stereotype completely wrong? Quentin Cooper discovers the truth about the most famous dinosaur. Producer Sarah Empey email: material.world@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tyrannosaurus Rex
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Sarah Empey

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Four at the Store

Australian comic Adam Hills comperes a night of stand-up from London's Comedy Store. The series begins with Spencer Brown , Jason Wood and Ed Byrne. Produced by Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Adam Hills
Unknown: Spencer Brown
Unknown: Jason Wood
Unknown: Ed Byrne.
Produced By: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Marjorie is faced with a tough decision. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , who looks back at the career of playwright William Douglas Home as his 1956 play The Reluctant Debutante is reworked as What a Girl Wants, a Hollywood movie aimed at teenagers Producer Rebecca Nicholson


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

: Wuthering Heights

By Emily Bronte. 14: Disturbing the Dead
Lockwood finally comes to understand how Cathy came to be the young widow he met on his earlier visit, and why Heathcliff behaves the way he does.
For details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Emily Bronte.
Heathcliff: Tom Goodman-Hill
Cathy: Annabelle Dowler
Linton: Christopher Kelham
Lockwood: Mark Carey
Nelly: Deborah McAndrew
The house: Tracy-Ann OBErman

: Footprints

3: Rames of Suspicion. Writer and criminal lawyer Frances Fyfield follows the painstaking search for clues amongst the wet and damaged detritus of a burnt-out amusement arcade in Essex to determine the cause of the fire and whether or not foul play was involved. Producer PaulKobrak


Unknown: Frances Fyfield

: Analysis

The Rain in Spain. Many economists believe that climate determines economic success more than culture. Diane Coyle considers how and why the weather can cause major market and price fluctuations and affect long-term economic development. ProducerZareerMasani Repeated on Sun at9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: Costing the Earth

Buildinga Better City. Britain's cities are being rebuilt on a scale unseen since 1945. Miriam O'Reilly asks if we're getting it right this time. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Voices of the Powerless

Repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Something Might Happen

By Julie Myerson , read by Haydn Gwynne. Part 9. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julie Myerson
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Losers

Comedy by Niall Ashdown and Luke Sorba. The One about the Friends. Niall and Luke are trying to have fun -Julie's fancy-dress party seems like a safe bet. But a valiant act of courage on Luke's part and an eye-catching outfit lead to the creation of a new Superhero. Producer Martin Dempsey


Comedy By: Niall Ashdown
Comedy By: Luke Sorba.
Producer: Martin Dempsey

: The Singing, Ringing Tree

Children trembled behind the sofa at this film from behind the Iron Curtain shown on BBC television.
Chris Bowlby relives a Cold War fairy tale linking East Berlin studios with bizarre British back gardens. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: News

: Book of the Week: Just William at Large

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

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