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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Richard Major.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With MarkD'Arcyand RobertOrchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book

of the Week: Where There's a WillJohn Mortimer offers up more lessons in living and growing old disgracefully.
4: Male Clothing, and Making Fuss For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Mortimer

: Daily Service

With Judy Merry. Help Us, 0 Lord (Sandys).
Jude, wl-4; 17-21. Psalm 45, wl-8. All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Eye of the Day: the Story of Mata Han Part 9. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents offer more reports from around the world, looking at the news, colour and background behind the headlines. Presented by KateAdie. Producer TonyGrant

: Sunflowers

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the artist Vincent van Gogh , Tim Marlow introduces an evocation of the artist and the passion for sunflowers that obsessed him during his final fraught year. With Antony Sher as Van Gogh. Producer Merilyn Harris (R)


Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Introduces: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Van Gogh.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: You and Yours

With John Waite and Diana Madill.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Producer Gabi Fisher Extended at 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hooked

A documentary drama by Nick Darke.
A stranger from London comes to Cornwall to seek advice on how to fish for bass, one of the most elusive, beautiful and tasty fish in the Atlantic. Peter and Myrna air their none too complimentary views on the man they call the Fanatic...


Writer: Nick Darke
Producer: Jeremy Howe
The Fanatic: Mark Bazeley
Myrna: Diana Berriman
Peter: Charlie Barnecut

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the problem-solving programme and helps to provide some answers to those intriguing questions from everyday life.
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Producer Eve Streeter


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nicholas Parsons , himself dyslexic, appeals on behalf of the British Dyslexia Association. Donations:[address removed]Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman at 7.55am


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Counting Stars: a Collection of Stories byDavid Almond

4: The Kitchen. An impossible place, an impossible afternoon when everyone is together all at once - the living and the dead -telling stories of the day when a small girl appeared in the surf. For details see Monday

: Another Five Numbers

The solution to geometry's oldest problem -the most efficient way of using space when stacking oranges-is 74 percent. Simon Singh asks why the answerto this only recently solved problem has proved SO elusive. For details see Monday (R)


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Open Book

Redmond O'Hanlon tells Mariella Frostrup about the terrifyingjourney that features in his new book,
Trawler, and Ben Schott explains the appeal of trivia. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Ben Schott

: The Material World

Two hundred years ago this month, John Dalton described for the first time how all matter can be understood in terms of its atoms. He was working at a time when alchemists still believed it possible to make gold from other elements. Quentin Cooper hears from Nobel laureate Professor Sir Harry Kroto how Dalton's atomic theory not only kick-started modern chemistry but led to the frontiers of nanotechnology. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: John Dalton
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Sir Harry Kroto
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Eddie Mair and Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

Customer Service. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations and literature. Today, Simon and disgruntled customer Bill Wallis can barely contain their rage at the standard of service. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Archers

Hayley adjusts to life with the in-laws. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Eye of the Day: the Story of Mata Hari

By Michael Butt. 9: Mata Hari's association with spymaster Ladoux leads her deeper into danger.
Mata Hari Victoria Hamilton
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Vadime: Jonathan Firth
Ladoux: Phillip Joseph
VonKalle: Paul Ritter
Clunet: David Collings
Agent: Ben Crowe

: The Pariah Profession

A series of documentaries about social workers. 2: In Two Minds.Jenny Cuffe follows
Mark Drummond , who works forthe Sheffield Care Trust and has to make difficultjudgements on a daily basis. For example, should David, who is psychotic with a history of violence, be let out of hospital? Are Paul's housing problems the result of drug abuse or mental illness? And what really happened to Dean's cat - did it fall or was it pushed? Producer Smita Patel Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Mark Drummond
Producer: Smita Patel
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In Business

Fixing Germany. With a drifting economy and huge social and industrial problems, Germany needs to change the way it works in ordertopowerthe new Europe. Peter Day looks at the issues through the eyes of people from both the former West and the former East Germany-13 years after reunification. Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

Geoff Watts meets Nobel Prize-winning physicist Martin Perl , who is searching for new particles carrying fractions of the standard unit of charge by examining dust from meteorites. If his unique tabletop experiment proves successful it could rewrite the rule-books of physics.
Producer Andrew Luck-Baker EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Martin Perl
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas. Shortened repeat of 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: My Life as a Fake

By Peter Carey. 4: Chubb comes face to face with his Creation. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: The Rapid Eye Movement

By Karl Minns. Series about a man who has a company of actors in his head who perform his nightly dreams. 3: I Know What You Did Last
Slumber. Chester is sleeping too much and as a consequence the REM are worn out from having to perform at least 15 dreams a day. But that's not the worst problem they face - Chester is preparing to attend a sleep clinic.
Music by the Neutrinos Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Karl Minns.
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Chester: Martin Freeman
Narrator: Chris Langham
Butterworth: Michael Fenton Stevens
Meryl /Suzie: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Tiberius: Kim Wall
Miss Maury/Mazzy: Beth Chalmers
Agent: Ewan Bailey
Hives: Martin Hyder
Marlowe: Owen Evans
Floyd: Karl Minns

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents a roundup of today's business at Westminster.

: News

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