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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: 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 David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Spiral Staircase

4/5. A Diagnosis at Last. As she struggles to find her place in the outside world, Karen finds solace in Tennyson .whose poetry she decides to study for her PhDthesis. Finally the day ofthe viva arrives. Written and read by Karen Armstrong. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Read By: Karen Armstrong.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Stephen Shipley. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Hebrews 12, wl-3. Praise to Thee, Lord Jesus (SchCitz). It Is a Thing Most Wonderful (Herongate). With the choir of Blue Coat CE School, Coventry. Director of music
Philip Formstone.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byJenni Murray.
10.45 The Parasites By Daphne du Maurier. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier.

: Crossing Continents

Transdniester. It has its own president, currency, and national anthem. Transdniester is a tiny Russian-speaking enclave, wedged between Moldova and Ukraine, not recognised by any nation on earth. Yet it has a sinister reputation as a haven for organised crime and arms trafficking. Believe it or not, the Scottish football team may be going there to play this autumn. Lucy Ashjoins the Scottish FA security chief on his visit to this forgotten corner of Europe.
Producer Lode Desmet Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Lucy Ashjoins

: Voyeurs and Visionaries

New series 1/4. A series reporting on the influence films have on all aspects of modern life. Francine Stock investigates the appeal of celebrity and the effect the obsession with stars has on the psyche and On culture. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Ricnard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Geronimo

lyola, a refugee from Africa, works in the school kitchens. She has a bleak existence and a terrible past. But at break times she loves to sit on the stairs and listen to Eamonn teaching the children songs.
Written by Louise Doughty. .. _ ..
With the voices of the children of Yerbury School, London N19
Director David Hunter


Written By: Louise Doughty.
Director: David Hunter
lyola Noma Dumezweni: Eamonn Andrew Scott

: Questions, Questions

New series
1/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those irritating questions from everyday life. Producer Eve Streeter
PHONE: [number removed]email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of Action Against Hunger, a charity that aims to save lives by combating hunger and malnutrition around the world. Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Mavis Gallant Stories

4/5. Lena. In the third of three interlinked stories Edouard visits the elderly Magdalena, whose belief that she is his only true wife is unshakeable, now that his second wife, Juliette, is dead. Read by David Collins. For details see Monday


Read By: David Collins.

: Rwanda: Ten Years After

4/5. Chantal was one of many Rwandan women and young girls who were raped and deliberately infected with HIV/Aids. Today, she has a ten-year-old son, who serves as a daily reminder of what happened to her, and she also looks afterthe five orphaned children of her murdered sisters. Fordetails see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Water covers more than two thirds of the world's surface. New research suggests that despite their vast size, the world's oceans will become significantly more acidic as carbon dioxide emissions increase over the next 100 years. Quentin Cooper investigates this theory and looks at the potential effects it will have on climate and marine life. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Boothby Graf foe in No Particular Order

5/6. More comic improvisations, gags, and music. With excellent support from Jerome J Wright , Debra Stephenson and Antonio Forcione on guitar. Producer Jane Berthould


Unknown: Jerome J Wright
Unknown: Debra Stephenson
Unknown: Antonio Forcione
Producer: Jane Berthould

: The Archers

Lilian drops a bombshell for Peggy. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with interviews and reviews. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Parasites

4/5. By Daphne du Maurier. The Delaneys pay a visit to Maria's new aristocratic in-laws, Lord and LadyWyndham.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier.
Pappy: Tim Pigott-Smith
Maria: Flora Montgomery
Niall: Jonathan Firth
Celia: Poppy Miller
Freada: Kelly Hunter
Charles: Jasper Britton
Lord Wyndham: Geoffrey Whitehead
Lady Wyndham: Susan Brown
Operator: Sarah Eedle
Woman: Lara Haworth

: By Your Side

1/2. The first of two programmes examiningthe role of family liaisons officers, who guide relatives, witnesses and victims through some of the most traumatic and distressing investigations undertaken by police in this Country. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Analysis

A Tricky Inheritance. Inherited wealth has long been a cornerstone of British society, while high house prices mean much more can now be passed on. Frances Cairncross asks what will happen to inheritance as family relationships change and older people take on more financial commitments. Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Costing the Earth

Newseries 1/6. The Salt That Ate Australia
Australia's cities and farms are being destroyed by salt. Miriam O'Reilly investigates. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9.30pm

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Bad Mother's Handbook

9/10. By Kate Long. Nan's future is uncertain but Karen's love for her is not. For details and cast see Monday


Unknown: Kate Long.

: Test Match Special Report

West Indies v England - the Third Test
It used to be known as Fortress Barbados, until England won here in 1994. Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott review the first day's play at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Museum of Everything

3/6. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.
The Museum enjoys a visit from some schoolchildren as they learn the origin of scampi in the new
Undersea Adventure display. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music By: Dominic Haslam
Music By: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's news from Westminster. Presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week

The Spiral Staircase
4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

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