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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff.


Unknown: Peter Smith

: 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 Sean Curran and Mark D'Arcy.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test from Kandy. Including News at 6.30am. News at 6.30 am.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the history of ideas. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham. Come, Ye
Sinners, Poor and Needy (Bryn Calf ana). Psalm 1.
Take Time to Be Holy (Stebbins). Who Is on the Lord's
Side? (Armageddon). Directorof music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: Raw Spirit

4: "How novelist lain Banks once contemplated a pseudonym combiningthe names of his two favourite whiskies - and almost became John B Macallan. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John B MacAllan.

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test from Kandy. Including News at 6.30am. News at 6.30 am.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Darling Mouse, Precious Worm Part 4. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

FM only Julian Pettifer goes to Laos to see how this secretive country is opening up to the world while retaining a tight grip on its people and politics. When the communists took over, Laos became a forgotten corner of Asia. Now, still governed by an authoritarian regime wary of Western interference, it is reaching out to its South-East Asian neighbours in the hope of cashing in on their economic growth. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: John Murphy

: Beware the Stare!

John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos and its 1960 film version, The Village of the Damned, have spooked generations with the terrifying tale of alien invasion in middle England. Alan Dein returns to the fictional village of Midwich, in reality,
Letchmore Heath in Hertfordshire, to uncover the roots of the classic science-fiction novel and the making of a cult British film chiller. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: John Wyndham
Unknown: Letchmore Heath
Producer: Mark Burman

: You and Yours

With Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With MarkMardell.

: Open Country .

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Passing Tides

D By Louise Mulvey. On an empty beach in winter,
Stella escapes to the sea. She meets Caroline, who challenges her, rescues her, and draws her into the tide. Marten
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Louise Mulvey.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Stella: Keille Bright
Caroline: Barbara Marten

: Check Up: Hepatitis

This condition, which means infection of the liver, is commonly caused by the presence of different viruses. In many cases, patients are unaware that they carry it until health complications lead to a diagnosis. Barbara Myers puts your calls and queries and to an expert. This week's Case Notes is also devoted to the topic.
Telephone: [number removed] or email [email address removed]


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin in the Reids London, with the traditional Radio 4
Christmas Appeal on behalf of the church's social work in the capital and around the country. Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam

: On the Ground: Stories of Britain Today

2: The Big Issue Fox, by Gillian Tindall. There was a time when there weren't any foxes in London, even in the distant suburbs; and there weren't any street beggars either. But that was years ago. Now both must risk life on the city streets. Read by Anna Massey. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Gillian Tindall.
Read By: Anna Massey.

: Received with Thanks

The story behind the Radio 4 Christmas Appeal.
John Waite meets some of those who benefited from last year's appeal.


Unknown: John Waite

: Book Club

Peter Ackroyd joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his spooky and tangled novel Hawksmoor. Recorded in St George 's in Bloomsbury, one of Hawksmoor's 18th-century churches. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: St George

: The Material World

Quentin Cooperjoins brain experts and an audience at the Glasgow Science Centre for a series of interactive experiments and a discussion of how we use Our minds. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooperjoins
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

This week the Consultants seek the assistance of Buck Stark , known to millions as naked superhero
Captain Buff. With Neil Edmond , Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. ProducerWillSaunders
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The first series of this programme is available on CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Buck Stark
Unknown: Neil Edmond
Unknown: Justin Edwards
Unknown: James Rawlings.

: The Archers Mr Mole is revealed.

Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with the arts magazine. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Darling Mouse, Precious Worm

The turbulent correspondence between writer Katherine Mansfield and her husband
John Middleton Murray , compiled by Derek Bowskill.
4: Matters come to a head when Katherine sends
Murray a poem, The New Husband, a desperate and vicious comment on his failings as a husband. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: John Middleton Murray
Unknown: Derek Bowskill.

: Can't Work? Won't Work?

Britain's biggest unemployment blackspot is the London Borough of Hackney. But how can this be
- when there are jobs all over the capital? Simon Cox goes back to his old school in Hackney and to the streets where he grew up to investigate the paradox of mass unemployment in a city full of jobs. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

Risky Business. Diane Coyle looks atwhetherthe fear of unproven risks to the environment and to human health - such as genetically modified crops, antibiotics in livestock food and the use of hormones in milk production - is hampering technological innovation.
Producer Innes Bowen Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Innes Bowen
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test from Kandy. Including News at 6.30am. News at 6.30 am.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Costing the Earth

Preserving the Past. Acid rain, car fumes and climate change-they're gradually eating away at the world's greatest monuments. Alex Kirby finds out if science can help preserve our heritage.
Producer Alasdair Cross EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat of 9am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
Commentary on the second day's play in the Second Test from Kandy. Including News at 6.30am. News at 6.30 am.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: One Man's Justice

4: Takuya is forced to go on the run, as Allied authorities now know of his involvement in the execution of an American airman. He heads towards Osaka to beg refuge from his uncle. For details see Monday

: The Bigger Issues

3: Keith, Dan and Francis continue their mission to make the world a safer, fairer, kinder place - whatever it takes. This weekthe team set out to expose the failings of the NHS, and make it worse. Starring Dave Lamb , Nick Walker , Jim North , Richie Webb and Claire Kirkby. Producer Gareth Edwards (R)


Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Nick Walker
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Claire Kirkby.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Today in Parliament

With Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Raw Spirit

Part 4. Repeated from 9.45am

: Test Match Special

Sri Lanka v England
The third day's play in the Second Test at Kandy, Sri Lanka. Including News at 6.30am.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

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