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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop James Mehaffey.


Unknown: James Mehaffey.

: 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Mark D'Arcy and Sean Curran.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Sean Curran.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Trawler

Written by Redmond O'Hanlon. Part4, read by David Rintoul. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Redmond O'Hanlon.
Read By: David Rintoul.

: Daily Service

With the Rev Peter Whittaker. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Hebrews 11, w39-end;12,wl-3. 0 Lord, Increase Our Faith (Loosemore). For All the Saints (Sine Nomine).
With Portsmouth Grammar School Choir. Director of music James Henderson.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: James Henderson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented from Manchester by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The Chasseur and the Nun Part 4. Drama repeated at 7,45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: Crossing Continents

Javier Lizarzaburu returns to his native Peru to see the effects of America's war on drugs. The USA is spending more than $140 million there this year to eradicate coca, the raw material from which cocaine is made. But coca production is on the increase and for the first time the coca farmers, led by their new leader, Nancy Obregon, are making their voices heard. Javier travels to a remote region in the Amazonian rainforest to meet Nancy and hear her case against the USA's policy and also to Washington to discuss the issue with top officials there.
(Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm)


Unknown: Javier Lizarzaburu
Leader: Nancy Obregon
Producer: Sue Ellis

: The Riddle

A hundred years afterthe publication of Erskine Childers 's spy and sailing classic, The Riddle or we
Sands, David Lomax investigates the facts behind the Edwardian bestseller that warned of the dangers posed by the Kaiser's Germany. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Erskine Childers
Unknown: David Lomax

: 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

Rural life across the UK.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Badgers in My Vest

By John Fletcher. The young Dylan Thomas spent much of the Second World War in a pub in Newquay, Carmarthenshire, unable to write. The challenge of a returning soldier shocks him out of his writer's s block. This is the first programme in a season marking the 50th anniversary of the poet's death.
Producer Alison Hindell


Unknown: John Fletcher.
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Producer: Alison Hindell
Dylan: Oliver Ryan
Tony: Rhodrl Hugh
Alistair: John McAndrew
Caitlin: Helen Griffin
Nora: Manon Edwards
Landlord: Laurence Allan

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the last in the series of problem-solving programmes that helps to provide some answers to those intriguing questions from everyday life. PHONE: [number removed]
Email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal of behalf of Prevention of Professional Abuse Network.
Donations: [address removed]Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Colours of the World: Stories from the BelfastFestival

4: MissingPink by Lana Citron. A touching story about a granddaughter's relationship with hergrandmother. Producer Heather Larmour For details see Monday


Unknown: Lana Citron.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: Migration

Soundscape: The Serengeti March
4: Having survived the treacherous Mara River crossing, Kimbea and her calf cannot afford to relax as lions, cheetahs and hyenas constantly stalk the herd. They also have to contend with the grass fires on the dry plains: terrifying walls of flame that have to be negotiated. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mara River

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

In 1872, when the world's first oceanographic research ship, HMS Challenger, set sail, the ocean floor was a completely unknown world - and even today our knowledge is very patchy. As international scientists begin their new Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme, Quentin Cooper explores some of the outstanding mysteries of the deep. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Fanshawe Gets to the Bottom of....

High Culture. Simon Fanshawe 's cornucopia of comedy, quotations and literature. Simon and soprano Bill Wallis consider the meaning of art.
Eddie Izzard , Dudley Moore and Stanley Unwin offer helpful explanations. Producer PaulDodgson


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Soprano: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Stanley Unwin

: The Archers

Lynda's llamas Cause ChaOS. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on major exhibitions of work by the painter JMW Turner, focusing on his travels around Britain, and his views of Venice. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Chasseur and the Nun

By Nick McCarty. 4: Balthazar intervenes in the love affair between his sister and his friend.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Manana: Charlotte Allam
Mariana in old age: Mary Wimbush
Donna: Connie Walker
Noel: Matthew Morgan
Balthazar: John McAndrew

: The Pariah Profession

The last of this series of three documentaries goes to Hertfordshire, where social workers have been replaced by Children, Schools and Families (CSF) workers. Jenny Cuffe follows CSFworker Chris Hall as she helps vulnerable pupils in a large comprehensive school. Is this to be the blueprint forthe future? Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Chris Hall
Producer: Smita Patel

: In Business

All Aboard. The world's biggest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, is preparing for its maiden voyage in January 2004. It's notjust a ship - it's a water-borne city in the making. Peter Day hears from the people who are creating a new community on the waves.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Edrtor Stephen Chilcott Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Producer: Sandra Kanthal
Producer: Edrtor Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

In the decades after the Second World War, klystrons - high-tech machines that generate the microwaves used to accelerate electrons -were used to build particle accelerators that smashed matter into minute pieces. Now klystrons are being used as part of cancer therapy. Geoff Watts meets the researchers behind the latest generation of klystrons and discovers how they are used in hospitals today. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

shortened repeat of 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: My Life as a Fake

By Peter Carey. 9: Who is the author? For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Carey.

: The Rapid Eye Movement

By Karl Minns. 4: Where Egos Dare. The REM are gearing up for a big boxing match - Id versus
Superego. It's essential that the match be a draw so that Chester can maintain a healthy personality balance. What would happen to him if one of them won doesn't bearthinking about.
Music by the Neutrinos Producer Dawn Ellis


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

: Today in Parliament

Sean Curran presents a roundup of today's business at Westminster.


Unknown: Sean Curran

: News

: Book of the Week: Trawler

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

: BBC Schools

Digital only
3.00 The Machine Gunners: Age 9-113.15 Maths Challenge: Mental Maths 3, 9-11 3.30 Children of Winter: 9-113.45 Word Games 3:9-114.00 Drama Workshop: 9-114.20 Dance Workshop: 9-114.40 Music Workshop: 9-11

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