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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: 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 With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: Devout Sceptics

New series 1/4. Bel Mooney and her guests explore the territory between belief and unbelief. This week, Mooney talks to gardening expert Monty Don. Producer Malcolm Love Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Monty Don.

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

Newseries 1/5. When great scientific minds collide, the fallout is both personal and vicious. William Hartston rakes through the muck kicked up by these clashes of the science titans. In the 17th century, Isaac Newton in London and Gottfried Leibniz in what is now Germany argued fiercely over who developed the mathematical technique of calculus. Producer Deborah Cohen
Adam Hart-Davis reveals Newton's dark side: page 31


Unknown: William Hartston
Unknown: Isaac Newton
Producer: Deborah Cohen
Producer: Adam Hart-Davis

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Harewood). 1 Peter 2, w4-9. Out of Darkness (Walker). Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation ( Westminster Abbey). Director of music Alan Wi Ison.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Music: Alan Wi Ison.

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm - aMurderer Unmasked after 60 Years

4/5. By David Williams. There are scandalous revelations at Murfitt's inquest. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Williams.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Unless Written by Carol Shields. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Carol Shields.

: Crossing Continents - Crossing Europe

3/8. Paul Henley travels to the Azores and to Norway and asks why the European Union has singularly tailed to protect the fish that future generations hope to catch. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: John Murphy

: Chekhov's Theatre of Dreams

To commemorate the centenary of the death of the great Russian dramatist, Richard Eyre traces the origins of the Moscow Art Theatre, with which Anton Chekhovwas closely associated. Producer David Perry
See also Marriage According to Chekhov at 2.15pm and How to Leave Badenweiter tomorrow at 2.15pm


Dramatist: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Anton Chekhovwas
Producer: David Perry

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Mark Mardell.


Presented By: Mark Mardell.

: Open Country

Helen Mark explores rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Marriage According toChekhov

Two one-act plays and a short story to mark the centenary of the death of Anton Chekhov. Celebrating the comic side of his work, The Proposal, Foiled and The Wedding take a look atthe preparations for three different marriages. With Richard Elfyn , Nicholas Farrell , Clare Holman , Simon Ludders. John McAndrew , Christine Pritchard , Richard Tate and Stephen Thorne. Director Alison Hindell See also HowtoLeave Badenweiler tomorrow at 2.15pm


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Unknown: Richard Elfyn
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Clare Holman
Unknown: Simon Ludders.
Unknown: John McAndrew
Unknown: Christine Pritchard
Unknown: Richard Tate
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Director: Alison Hindell
Unknown: Howtoleave Badenweiler

: International Cricket

England v West Indies
In another game in the triangular one-day series, the two sides meet again, this time underthe lights at Headingley. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Tony Cozier and Mark Saggers. Expert comments from Angus Fraser , Mike Gatting and Viv Richards. At 6.00 News.
Producer Peter Baxter *Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Commentary By: Mark Saggers.
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: More or Less

3/7. Andrew Dilnot presents the guide to numbers, measurement and quantification. producer Michael Biastiand


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Biastiand

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Disappointment

4/5. Concerning Love. By Anton Chekhov. A moving evocation of the pain of unrequited love. Read by Ewan McGregor. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Read By: Ewan McGregor.

: Prehistoric Manual

4/5. Chopping and Changing. At Yarnton in Oxfordshire archaeologists have found what's thought to be the earliest loaf of bread in Britain. What does this tell us about how the landscape changed from forest to farmland? Mike Pitts learns how to make an axe and compares notes with anthropologist Paul Sillitoe from Durham University. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Mike Pitts
Unknown: Paul Sillitoe

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup discusses books that can be read in a single seating and presents a reader's guide to the works of Isaac BasheviS Singer. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

One of the defining moments of the 20th century was when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. Since then, sending humans into space has been blighted by disasters and fraught with problems and expense. With technology now available to send unmanned craft into deep space, should we be sending human beings to explore our solar system or leave it to remote-controlled craft? Quentin Coopergoes to the British National Space Centre to head the debate on the future of space travel. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Neil Armstrong
Unknown: Quentin Coopergoes
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.

: Revolting People

6/6. Sitcom set before the American War of Independence, written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. "Secrets and Lies ". War is now only two days away. Or three if wet. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer


[Writer]: Andy Hamilton
[Writer]: Jay Tarses
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel: Jay Tarses
McGurk: Andy Hamilton
Capt Brimshaw: James Fleet
Mary: Jan Ravens
Joshua: Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel: Hugh Dennis
Cora: Penelope Nice
Elizabeth: Rebecca Front
Agnes: Selina Griffiths
Stan: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Eddie faces judgement day. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts and culture magazine programme. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Unless

4/10. "Women are too kind, too willing, not knowing when to ask for what we don't know we want. " Carol Shields's compassionate and angry last novel continues. For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: It's My Story: The Liberation of Daphne

For nearly 50 years, Daphne Watts was a virtual slave, working as a farm labourer for her parents. With the death of her father, Daphne has now achieved independence. How will she manage? This documentary follows Daphne's progress against the background of a declining Somerset family farming tradition. Producer TonyStaveacre


Unknown: Daphne Watts

: In Business

Grape Expectations. How did upstart newcomers wrench the mystique away from the hallowed French wine trade? Peter Day tells the story of a vintage revolution. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

As the Antarctic celebrates a centenary of science, the programme asks what polar science taught us about the Earth's environment. Also, Geoff Watts talks to scientists at the International Space Station who are conducting experiments on how the brain judges which way is up. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Geoff Watts
Producer: Michelle Martin

: Devout Sceptics

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

9/10. By Liz Jensen. Louis'sgrandmotherdropsa bombshell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Liz Jensen.

: Up Late at Glastonbury

2/2. Comedian Jenny Eclair presents a mix of comedy and interviews from Britain's largest music, theatre and arts festival - Glastonbury 2004. Producer Helen Williams


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Helen Williams

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Poison Farm -a Murderer Unmasked after 60 Years

4/5. By David Williams. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: David Williams.

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