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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mark Oakley , rector of St Paul 's Church, Covent Garden, London.


Unknown: Mark Oakley
Unknown: St Paul

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Mona Siddiqui.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Devout Sceptics

4/4. Bel Mooney and her guest explore the territory between belief and unbelief. This week Mooney talks to Emma Nicholson.
Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Emma Nicholson.

: Test Tubes and Tantrums

4/5. William Hartston rakes through the muck kicked up as a result of great scientific disagreements.
Plant scientists in Stalinist Russia came under pressure to increase food production, and science was sacrificed to politics, with tragic results. Producer Sue Broom


Unknown: William Hartston

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Mary, Weep Not, Weep No Longer (Tantum Ergo). John 20, wll-18. Walking in a Garden (trad Irish, arr Tanner). 0 Worship the King (Hanover). With the Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Sky Burial

4/5. The family of nomads agrees to help Shu Wen search Tibet for her husband. In the course of her travels, she learns about the Tibetan ritual of sky burial. Written by Xinran. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Shu Wen

: Woman's Hour

10.45 The God of Small Things By Arundhati Roy. 9/10. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetails seedrama repeatat 7.45pm _^-


Unknown: Arundhati Roy.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
From Lord's, on the first day of the First Test Match.
Commentary from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from Graeme Fowler , Viv Richards and Mike Selvey. Including at 12.35 News and County Talk.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time Danny Kelly on Caribbean cricket: page 23


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Danny Kelly

: Crossing Continents -Crossing Europe

6/8. Grey Power. Within ten years, a third of the German population is expected to be aged over 60 and there is a fearthat there will not be enough moneyto cope. Paul Henley taps into Germany's "grey power" to discover how the country is preparing for the new age. Across the border in Belgium he meets the pensioners who are defying stereotypes, determined to shape their own future. Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Paul Henley
Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Bix Beiderbecke Story

Marking last year's centenary of the birth of the first great white jazz musician, Russell Davies traces Beiderbecke's short but extraordinary life. He begins with his difficult relationship with his middle-class parents through to his success as a jazz musician, to his drink-related ill-health and subsequent death at the tragically young age of 28. Producer Nick Barraclough


Musician: Russell Davies
Producer: Nick Barraclough

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McCiennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McCiennon.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

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


Unknown: Helen Mark

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterdayat 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Tell Me a Film

Another chance to hear the sequel to Sweetly Sings the Donkey by Shelagh Delaney as a curtain raiserforthe final play in the trilogy, which broadcasts tomorrow at the same time. Fourwomen get togetherto celebrate their 60th birthday in Blackpool, the place where they first met as children in a convalescent home. Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: Shelagh Delaney
Director: Polly Thomas
Ullian: Barbara Marten
Nina: Eileen O'Brien
Vivian: Kay Purcell
Barbara: Susan Twist
Young Lillian: Beth Squires
Young Nina: Ellen Goldstone
Young Vivian: Charlotte Porter-Smith
Young Barbara: Danielle Tomlinson

: More or Less

6/7. Andrew Dilnot presents the guide to numbers, measurement and quantification. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Island Tales

4/5. Blind Russian. An ex-teacher takes revenge on her headmaster. By Paul Farmer , read by Charles Barnecut. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Farmer
Read By: Charles Barnecut.

: Blood Is Thicker than Water

4/5. Rhesus and Beyond. Steve Jones discovers the implications for pregnant women of being rhesus negative. For details see Monday


Unknown: Steve Jones

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

What will the car of the future look like? Quentin Cooper talks to Professor Chris Wright , head of transport management research at Middlesex University Business School, to discuss how the aesthetics of car design may make cars of the future blend betterwith their urban environment. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Chris Wright
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

3/6. The sketch show about life, written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Dudley Sutton , Roger Blake , Eleanor Bron , and Paula Wilcox. With music by Ronnie and the Rex and Pierre Hollins. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Unknown: Pierre Hollins.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Ed comes clean. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts magazine programme. Producer Aasiya Lodhi


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The God of Small Things

9/10. The Separation. The twins are separated following Sophie Mol's death, but will Ammu succeed in reuniting the family? By Arundhati Roy.
For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Arundhati Roy.

: On the School Beat

PC Simon Towers's beat is Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire. One of a new breed of school-based police officers, he is a friend, confidante, adviser and teacher as well as a law enforcer. His job may call on him to deal with violence, vandalism and petty crime - but is more likelyto involve anything from helping pupils cope with the death of a classmate to catching a South American rhea that escaped from a local farm. Producer Sara Parker


Producer: Sara Parker

: Analysis

3/9. Sanctions: Persuasion or Punishment?
When and why are sanctions effective? Taking the examples of South Africa, Iraq and Zimbabwe,
Diane Coyle analyses how sanctions have been used over the last two decades and looks at some of their unforeseen consequences.
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Breathless. Asthma rates have doubled in Britain in the last 20 years. Miriam O'Reilly discovers why global warming may be the cause Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Devout

Sceptics Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Ripley's Game

4/10. By Patricia Highsmith , read by Stanley Tucci. Job done. But where to put the money? For details see Monday


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Stanley Tucci.

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

New series 1/6. John Waters. Andrew Clover , the Storyman, invites celebrities to improvise stories. In the intimacy of his puke-green apartment, cult director of Pink Flamingos, Cry Baby and Hairspray,
John Waters talks about his hopes, fantasies and fears before revealing he's scared of one thing: reincarnation. Ever puckish, Clover then begins a tale in which Waters has been reincarnated. Producer Gary Reich


Unknown: Andrew Clover
Talks: John Waters
Producer: Gary Reich

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

1/6. Another chance to hear what cartoonist Steven Appleby describes as "insights into normal, everyday life". Normal Reality. Where does reality end and fantasy begin? With Paul McCrink as Steven Appleby and featuring Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Producer Toby Swift


Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Paul McCrink
Unknown: Steven Appleby
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Nigel Betts
Unknown: Rosalind Paul.
Producer: Toby Swift

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Sky Burial

4/5. ByXinran. Repeated from 9.45am

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