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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Birmingham.


Unknown: Vincent Nichols

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
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: Gielgud's Letters

4/5. The remarkable life of actor John Gielgud , told through his letters, edited by Richard Mangan , abridged by Doreen Estall , and read by Derek Jacobi. It is 1970 and Gielgud contemplates taking a part in an exciting new play at the Royal Court Theatre. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Gielgud
Edited By: Richard Mangan
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Derek Jacobi.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Love's Redeeming Work Is Done (Savannah). John 21, vv 15-19. King of Glory (Walford Davies). Alleluya! Alleluya! (Lux Eoi). Director of music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat By Mary Cutler.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Crossing Continents

Mexico. Kidnapping is big business in Mexico. More money is paid in kidnap ransoms here than anywhere else in the world. With very little trust in the police, many people turn to a private kidnap negotiator.
Charlotte Davis is given a rare chance to witness a kidnap negotiation as it's happening. Will the kidnappers accept a lower ransom and return the victim Unharmed? Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Charlotte Davis

: Voyeurs and Visionaries

3/4. Francine Stock investigates why some films have the ability to make us cry; the relationship between cinema and therapy; and why some psychiatrists are diagnosing film clips for their patients. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Diana Madill.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Diana Madill.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Richard Uridge explores rural life across tne UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6. 10am


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Beside the Seaside

Brighton in the Swinging Sixties. Ruthless criminal
Frank Coker rules the waves, but the tide is about to turn.
Written by Roy Kerridge and dramatised by Lynne Truss.
Director Karen Rose


Unknown: Frank Coker
Written By: Roy Kerridge
Dramatised By: Lynne Truss.
Director: Karen Rose
Maurice: Richard Grifflithsi
Dave/Customer: Will Keen
Frank: Cliff Parisi
Brenda/Dirty Maureen: Samantha Spiro
3zzie/Clive/Michael: Stephen Frost
Bob/Foreign man/Boy: David Holt

: Questions, Questions

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

Tom Conti appeals on behalf of the Lowe Syndrome
Trust, which is helping to fund research into this incurable genetic disease.
Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Tom Conti

: Jigs and Reels

4/5. The Ugly Sister. By Joanne Harris , read by Lesley Sharp. Ever wonder what became of the Ugly
Sisters from Cinderella? Why no-one ever gave them an ever-after. let alone a happy ever-after? This is the history of one of those sisters, who one night discovers an admirer in the audience and wonders if she has met her own Prince Charming.
For details see Easter Monday at 3.45pm


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Read By: Lesley Sharp.

: CleverTrees

3/4. Richard Uridge travels to Malaysia in search of the Simpoh - a tree which, accordingto legend, flowers at precisely the same time every day. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Uridge

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents a special Easter edition talking to writers and listeners about books that have Changed their lives. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to scientists from the Royal
Botanic Gardens' Millennium Seedbank Project to look at the science behind plant and seed conservation. The project was set up nearly five years ago to protect seeds from all over the world from extinction and has already secured the future of nearly all the UK's native flowering plants. As well as drying and storing seeds scientists are also using techniques ofcryopreservation to ensure that even the smallest fragment of a plant can be used to preserve its future. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: A Man of Many Parts

When Sir Peter Ustinov died last month, his many obituarists marvelled at the range of his achievements: actor in films (two Oscars) and theatre, radio comedy pioneer, author of novels, plays and screenplays. He was also a celebrated raconteur, graphic artist, photographer, stage director and designer. In this interview recorded on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Sir Peter talked to fellow humorist John Bird about his hectic life and times: about family life, school sports, the army, the heyday of Hollywood, radio comedy with Peter Jones, the complicity of the very old and the very young, God and Andre Agassi.


Interviewee: Sir Peter Ustinov
Interviewer: John Bird
Producer: Tony Staveacre

: The Archers

There's a bolt from the blue for Usha. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts and culture magazine programme. ProducerNickiPaxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Three Women in a Boat - Not to Mention the Cat

4/5. And so, at last, our heroines are underway. It can't last, can it?
For details and cast see Easter Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: In the Shadow of an Execution

In 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenbergwere executed at Sing Sing prison in New York State, leaving behind their two young sons. One of them, Robert, was six at the time, and in this programme Matt Wells meets him to hear about the way his life has been shaped by this tragic, controversial Case. Producer Caroline Barbour


Unknown: Julius Rosenbergwere
Unknown: Matt Wells
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Analysis

Ethnic Divorce. Ethnic cleansing is often regarded as an evil one step removed from genocide. We in the West believe that all ethnic groups should be able to live peacefully side by side. But is this practical in places like Kosovo when two populations really can't live together? Divorce is better than murder, so are there evertimes when dividing warring populations is the only answer to a civil war? Andrew Brown asks whether the international community should accept ethnic separation or even help bring it about.
Producer Richard Vadon Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Brown
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Costing the Earth

Building Better Road. Can we build safer, quieter, more wildlife-friendly roads? Miriam O'Reilly samples the latest in road-building technology.
Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
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: Jane Eyre

9/15. By Charlotte Bronte. An encounter on a midsummer night's evening in an orchard. For details see Easter Monday

: The Museum of Everything

5/6. Sketch series written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.
Discover the origins of the first-ever museum and learn the secrets of the Pyramids. Meanwhile, Badgerland fights back. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Hasiam and Ben Walker Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


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

: Walking the Pyrenees

The third stretch of Simon Calder 's walk through
France's most famous long-distance footpath -the GR10 -takes him through the depopulated Ariege, once the home of bear trainers, and into the Cerdagnne. Fordetails see Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Calder

: News

: Book of the Week: Gielgud's Letters

4/5. Read by Derek Jacobi.
(Repeated from 9.45am)


Author: Sir John Gielgud Reader: Derek Jacobi

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