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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25 and 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: John Bell.

: Engineering Solutions

4/5. A Bridge over the River Usk. Adam Hart-Davis meets the team of bridge engineers who've built a new arched bridge in Newport, South Wales. Producer Sarah Taylor Repeated at 9.30pm
Adam Hart-Davis on building bridges: page 28


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Sarah Taylor
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: A Brief History of the End of Everything

3/4. The Bouncing Universe. When our universe ends, will it start all over again? Or do we need to escape to another universe while we have the time? The science of the ancient Greek atomists provides some clues as to where our universe is heading. Presented by Brother Guy Consolmagno. Producer John Byrne


Presented By: Brother Guy
Producer: John Byrne

: Book

of the Week: The Swamp of Death
4/5. Birchall stands trial for the murder of Benwell. Will newspaper coverage of the case affect the course Of justice? For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. Be Still, My Soul (Finiandia). Luke 18, wl-8. Jesu, Grant Me This I Pray (Gibbons, arr Bairstow). May the Mind of Christ My Saviour (St Leonards). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Maharajah's Daughters By Clive Bradley. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Clive Bradley.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v West Indies

From the Oval, the first day of the final Test of the series. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld ,
Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , and expert analysis from Graeme Fowler , Viv Richards and Mike Selvey. Including at 12.35 News and County Talk.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/9. Insight from BBC correspondents around the world. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Children's writer Anne Fine entertains an audience at this summer's Swindon Literary Festival with her choices of favourite prose and poetry, from Kit Wrightto Raymond Carver. Read by Jenny Coverack and Michael Elwyn. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Anne Fine
Unknown: Raymond Carver.
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Read By: Michael Elwyn.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat from Sat at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: End of the Pier

A couple go to Southend to walk the longest pier in the world. She is an academic; he is a bass player; and the pier is a triumph of fun over common sense. The play, set in real time, is about couples, communication and cracking seaside humour.
By Christopher Green.


Writer: Christopher Green
Director: Claire Grove
Zoe: Katy Cavanagh
Tom: Shaun Dooley
Comic: Christopher Green
Ticket lady: Sandy Walsh
Barman: Philip Fox

: Check Up

3/6. Benign Breast Disease. Consultant Rob Carpenter joins Barbara Myers to answer listeners' questions about benign lumps in the breast. PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm Producer Paula McGrath


Unknown: Rob Carpenter
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Janette Scott, daughter of the late Dame Thora Hird, appeals on behalf of the John Grooms charity, which helps disabled people to achieve greater independence. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed] Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Janette Scott

: Walking Stories

4/5. TheWalk. Aneasywalkforayounggirlis complicated by the need for it to be made at night. Her cousin goes with her but offers little protection when they encounterthe "thing" that beckons. Written by Merle Collins and read by AdjoaAndoh. For details see Monday


Written By: Merle Collins

: Olympic Stories

4/5. Raed Ahmed. Iraqi national weightlifting champion Raed Ahmed carried the Iraqi flag at the opening ceremony in Atlanta in 1996, but then he defected. Back in Iraq he was immediately sentenced to death. Diane Modahl tells how his family was rounded up and imprisoned in Baghdad. For details see Monday


Unknown: Raed Ahmed.
Unknown: Raed Ahmed
Unknown: Diane Modahl

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

By studying how bones and cartilage respond to the mechanical loads that walking, sitting and breathing put on our skeletons, researchers are discovering new ways to repair skeletal damage and possibly slow down the ageing process. Quentin Coopertalks to Vic Duance and Brendon Noble about "mechanotransduction" -the process by which physical force is translated into biochemical Signals in our bodies. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Coopertalks
Unknown: Vic Duance
Unknown: Brendon Noble
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

With Carolyn Quinn.

: Stanley Baxter and Friends

A re-run of three comic plays starring Stanley Baxter.
1/3. All Locals Great and Small. By Georgia Pritchett.
An affectionate look at those "new vet in the Highlands" yarns, usually starring Dirk Bogarde.
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Stanley Baxter.
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Producer: Graham Frost
The new vet: Stanley Baxter
Assistant: Phillis Logan
Mrs Windrum: Janet Brown
Mrs Cameron: Elaine C Smith
MrMacBean: Stanley Baxter

: The Archers

Adam returns a favour. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Should art galleries be places of calm or should children feel free to enjoy themselves there? Mark Lawson reports and considers listeners' responses, Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Maharajah's Daughters

4/5. it's 1937, and Catherine's still living in Germany with her lover. But Hitler's in power and there are decisions to be made. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Rookie Reverends

2/2. Church of England curates Carolyn Cooke and Liz Law are taking theirfirst tentative steps into a demanding world. How will they cope with the general pressures of parish life? Both women talk openly about their ambition and faith, their doubts and fears. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Carolyn Cooke
Unknown: Liz Law

: Analysis

7/9. Just Wars or Just More Wars? The Persian Gulf,
Kosovo, East Timor and Iraq have all shown that there is no longer an agreed means of telling if a war is "just".
Now terrorism, pre-emptive action and how we confront tyrannies have made it even more complicated. Felipe FernSndez-Armesto asks if we still need a concept of a just war and, if so, what practical form it can take. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernsndez-Armesto
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

5/6. Bush Fire. Each year devastating fires burn further into Australia's cities. Miriam 0 Reilly discovers how aboriginal wisdom could save the suburbs of Sydney. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Engineering Solutions

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Black Pestilence

4/5. Could a proposal from Ludmila provide the keyto Evgeny's happiness? Martin Jarvis continues to read from Nina Berberova 's novel. Fordetaiis see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Nina Berberova

: The Storyman with Andrew Clover

5/6. Matthew Modine. The star of Full Metal Jacket famously turned down Tom Cruise 's role in Top Gun, because he didn't want to be a hero who kills. With comedian Andrew Clover , he improvises a story that tests that morality to the limit. Producer Gary Reich
Matthew Modine appears in Short Cuts, Mon 10,10pm Sky Movies 9, Orphans, Mon 3.40am Sky Movies 1 and Fri 10pm Sky Movies 9, and Vision Quest, Fri 2.10am Sky Cinema 1


Unknown: Matthew Modine.
Unknown: Tom Cruise
Unknown: Andrew Clover
Producer: Gary Reich
Producer: Matthew Modine

: Steven Appleby's Normal Life

5/6. Normal Oceanography. This week Steven wades enthusiastically into the world under the sea. With Paul McCrink , Rachel Atkins , Ewan Bailey , Nigel Betts and Rosalind Paul. Producer Toby Swift


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

: Box Jumpers

2/2. Debbie McGee delves into the world of the magician's assistant.
Sisters Are Doin' for Themselves. Producer Kart Phillips


Unknown: Debbie McGee
Producer: Kart Phillips

: News

: Book of the Week: The Swamp of Death

4/5. By Rebecca Gowers. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Rebecca Gowers.

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