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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly. Producer Munazza Khan


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Munazza Khan

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Devout Sceptics

2/4. Bel Mooney talks to her guests about faith and doubt. This week her guest is the crime writer Ian Rankin. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Ian Rankin.

: Altered Images

2/5. Continuing the series that examines items belonging to famous people, found after their deaths, that shed new light on them. Writer Michele Roberts asks Charlotte Bronte biographer Lucasta Miller why the publication in The Times at the start of the 20th century of the letters that Bronte wrote to her Belgian tutor, Monsieur Heger, completely shattered Bronte's image for many people. Producers Rachel White and Sera Lefroy Owen


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Lucasta Miller
Unknown: Monsieur Heger
Producers: Rachel White
Producers: Sera Lefroy Owen

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Thou Whose Almighty
Word (Moscow). 1 John 1, w7-ll. The Lord Is My
Light (Walker). Come Then to the Light (Walker). Director of music Christopher Walker.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Christopher Walker.

: Book of the Week: Rubicon

4/5. Gaul. By Tom Holland , read by Tim Pigott-Smith . For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tom Holland
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Saplings 4/10. Woman's Hour drama. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a look behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie.
Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Late Learners

A day after he resigned as leader of the Conservative Party, William Hague found himself on a new path learning the piano. So how has he fared, and how do his experiences compare with other late-starting musicians? This programme finds out and also investigates the challenges of playing the double bass at the age of 75, the bravery needed to start a school band in your retirement, and an innovative project bringing together late learners for weekly music-making.
Producer Michael Surcombe
From major to minor .. : page 27


Subject: William Hague
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country .

Richard Uridge explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Nightcap

Another chance to hear a play by Laura Watson. "Sleep pretty children, do not cry, and I will sing lullaby, goes the song, but nine-year-old Tom is shaken from his sleep by a ghostly presence - one that looks set to destroy his whole family. A haunting play from a new writer. play Trom a new wmer.
Director Sarah Brown


Play By: Laura Watson.
Director: Sarah Brown
Tom: Daniel Anthony
Jill: Tracy Wiles
Greg: Roger May
Matt: Joshua Phillips
Simon: Francis Gahan
Mr Walker: Stephen Critchlow
Voices: Carolyn Pickles
WPC: Carolyn Pickles

: More or Less

Newseries 1/6. Andrew Dilnot returns with the guide to all the ways we use numbers to describe and argue aboutthe world. Amongtoday's questions: why might a surfeit of overdue babies be all in the counting? Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anne Atkins appeals on behalf of national drug education charity Hope UK.
Donations: Hope UK, [address removed] CreditCards [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Anne Atkins

: Tales from Firozsha Baag

4/5. Auspicious Occasion. Rustomji is consumed by fleshly torments whilst his wife Mehroo prepares for an important visit to the fire-temple. This story Concludes tomorrow. For details see Monday

: Inside Putin's Russia

4/5. Kazan. Bridget Kendall revisits Kazan, capital of the Republic ofTatarstan, on the Volga River. Home to Russia's second largest ethnic group, the Muslims, Tatarstan has considerable autonomy within the Russian Federation. Bridget Kendall discovers how far the heady dreams of religious and nationalist leaders were realised since she was first in Kazan over ten years ago. For details see Monday


Reporter: Bridget Kendall

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

It's the listeners' chance to put their burning science questions to the programme this week. The email postbag(and the snail-mail variety) is brimmingwith quirky questions and eccentric enquiries together with practical problems and intellectual inquests. Quentin Cooper puts your questions to a panel of experts. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Four at the Fringe

The Australian comic Adam Hills introduces three comedy acts from the Edinburgh Festival: Lucy Porter , Gary Le Strange and Tommy Tiernan. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Introduces: Adam Hills
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Gary Le Strange
Unknown: Tommy Tiernan.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

A bombshell for Caroline. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Saplings

4/10. The Visit. Laurel, Tony and Kim Wiltshire meet the parents they haven't seen for months because of the war.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Kim Wiltshire

: It's My Story: Will He Change His Socks?

Alex is a charming and gregarious 19-year-old who happens to have Down's syndrome. Felicity Finch follows his attempts to live as independently as possible. Taking his older brother as a role model Alex aims to leave home, set himself up in a student flat, meet girls, find work, party and go to college. He faces real opposition along the way and has to deal with problems far more challenging than his Mum's initial fear that he would forget to change his socks.


Presenter: Felicity Finch
Producer: Jane Ray

: In Business

New series Work of Fiction. Novelists and playwrights tend to shun the working world or despise it. Peter Day asks them what they make of business and what business thinks about how it is portrayed in books, on stage and on screen.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated on Sunday


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Leading Edge

New series The topical science programme returns. As well as the week's top science stories,
Geoff Watts investigates how the bombardier beetle,with its powerful water-jet defence mechanism to ward off predators, is being used by the aircraft industry to improve aircraft engine design.
Producer Adrian Washbourne EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Devout Sceptics

2/4. Bel Mooney talks to her guests aboutfaith and doubt. This week her guest is the crime writer Ian Rankin. Repeatedfrom9am


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Ian Rankin.

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime:

Far from the Madding Crowd
9/15. By Thomas Hardy. Boldwood strikes a deal with Tony, and Gabriel learns an unpalatable truth. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.

: A Sting in the Tale: Voices from Another Room

by Philip Martin.
3/4. Another chilling holiday tale.
An artist starts to hear voices discussing a murder, involving him. Worse, the voices are in the future, and the murder is about to happen....


Writer: Philip Martin
Music: Tom Smail
Producer/Director: Peter Kavanagh
Tom: Neil Dudgeon
Jane: Jenny Howe
Richard: Chris Moran
Natalie: Katie McGuinness
Lily: Jaimi Barbakoff

: Today in Parliament

A roundup of the day's business at Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book

of the Week: Rubicon 4/5.
Repeated from 9.45am

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