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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Staliard.


Unknown: Mary Staliard.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Melvyn Bragg- In Our Time

New series In the biblical description of Solomon's temple the value of pi is given as exactly three, It has now been computed to more than six billion decimal places. Melvyn Bragg, Ian Stewart and Robert Kaplan discuss the history of pi - the equation that defines the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Ian Stewart
Guest: Robert Kaplan
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Michael Wakelin. We Rest on Thee, Our
Shield and Our Defender! (Highwood). Psalm 18, wl-6; 27, wl-7 (chant: Wolstenholme). Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Billing). God Be in My Head (Rutter). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Michael Wakelin.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Wodehouse - a Life

4/5. Fame and success are blighted by a blunder. And war breaks out - again. Written by Robert McCrum and read by Robert Daws. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Written By: Robert McCrum
Read By: Robert Daws.

: Woman's Hour

Presented byjenni Murray.
10.45 The Morning After The Woman's Hour drama. 4/5. AGoodDoctor. By Rebecca Prichard. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Rebecca Prichard.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight from BBC correspondents around the world. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer TonyGrant


Presented By: Kate Adie.

: With Great Pleasure

4/5. Entrepreneur and bookseller Philip Blackwell presents some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry. He's joined by actors Anton Lesser and Alice Arnold at the original branch of Blackwell's in Oxford as they celebrate 125 years in the book business. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Philip Blackwell
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

A weekly report on rural life across the UK. Extended repeat from Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Signs and Wonders

When Guy's wife leaves him he flees to London.
An encounter there with an unusual young woman makes him question his whole life thus far.
Written by Frankie Bailey.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Written By: Frankie Bailey.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Guy: Keith Barron
Jessica: Emily Woof
Elaine: Lizzie McLnnerny
Student: Paul Panting
Old man: David Shaw-Parker
Doctor: Beth Chalmers

: Check Up

5/6. Coeliac Disease. Feeling bloated after eating may be an indication that you are allergic to gluten.
Barbara Myers takes listeners' calls on coeliac disease, and there's advice on treatment and diet from Professor Paul Ciclitira of St Thomas ' Hospital, London.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm Producer Paula McGrath


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Paul Ciclitira
Unknown: St Thomas
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: OHOT - Own Hair, Own Teeth

3/4. Continuing the series of new stories about romantic encounters and the vagaries of love among 60-somethings, with a story by Lynne Reid Banks.
Who Shall / Run to? Sally and Jeremy celebrate their wedding anniversary with a romantic trip to Paris. Read by Sian Phillips. For details see Tuesday


Story By: Lynne Reid Banks.
Read By: Sian Phillips.

: Blind Man's Beauty

4/5. Peter White refutes the idea that blind people miss out on beauty and compares notes with other visually impaired people about notions of what is beautiful. Today he finds out why so many blind people are passionate about sports. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Peter White

: Open Book

Erin Riley talks to writer Margaret Drabble about her new book and celebrates the 20th anniversary of Milan
Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being with a look at Czech writing. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Erin Riley
Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: The Material World

Quentin Cooperfinds out about nanoscale molecular traps. These 3-D honeycomb structures, a bit like self-assembly molecular Lego kits, are paving the way for hydrogen fuel cells, clearing up polluted waste streams and even creating molecular memory devices that could store the information on 100 DVDs in the space of just one square centimetre. Quentin is joined by Neil Champness , professor of chemical nanoscience at the University of Nottingham, to find out about a new generation of nano-sized test tubes. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooperfinds
Unknown: Neil Champness

: PM

Presented by Tim Franks.

: Stanley Baxter and Friends

3/3. A Brush with Change. A comic story of art, marriage and growing old disgracefully, by Laurence Howarth. Starring Stanley Baxter , Claire Bloom and Maureen Lipman. Sir Leslie McKinsey RA is one of the country's best-loved artists, famous for his highly popular paintings of elephants. His elegant and devoted wife, Lady Nichola, the perspiration behind the inspiration, has been managing his career, and they have had a happy marriage. But forthis year's summer exhibition at the Royal Academy in London he's done a new set of paintings - of a very different nature....
Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Laurence Howarth.
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Unknown: Sir Leslie McKinsey Ra
Producer: Graham Frost
Sir Leslie: Stanley Baxter
Walter: Stanley Baxter
Kevin: Stanley Baxter
Lady Nichola: Claire Bloom
Mrs Thornley: Maureen Upman

: The Archers

Helen goes too far. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson hosts the arts show. Producer PhilTinllne


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Morning After

4/5. A Good Doctor. By Rebecca Prichard. The day after Harold Shipman commits suicide, Mary remembers the day she rescued her friend Sylvia from his clutches.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Rebecca Prichard.
Unknown: Harold Shipman
Sylvia: Eileen O'Brien
Mo: Judith Davis
Doctor: Richard Cole

: Rookie Imams, Rookie Rabbis

2/2. Rookie Rabbis. Jonathan Freedland meets trainee rabbis as they wrestle with an intensive five-year course. They struggle to come to terms with theirdoubts about God and battle against the dismissive attitude of Orthodox Jews who claim that they are not qualified to rule On issues Of Jewish law. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: Analysis

9/9. Some More Equal. Many British employers are facing criticism and legal challenges for allegedly failing to offer equal opportunities to certain groups of people. The conventional wisdom is that discrimination has economic costs and stops us getting the best person for thejob. But is it that simple? Diane Coyle weighs political correctness against profits in the arguments for more equal ity and diversity at work.
Producer Zareer Masani Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Leading Edge

Newseries 1/10. GeoffWatts reports on the latest stories from the world of science and technology. Producers Anna Buckley and Beth Eastwood


Producers: Anna Buckley
Producers: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Night Windows

4/10. Patrick's nemesis taunts him byputtingcryptic clues in his pigeonhole at school. For details see Monday

: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order

1/3. Comic improvisations, gags, and music. With excellent support from Stephen Frost , and Georgie Serci on guitar. First broadcast earlier this year. Producer Jane Berthould


Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Georgie Serci
Producer: Jane Berthould

: A House Somewhere

Series in which author and Sunday Times critic Anthony Sattin meets people who have moved abroad and then written about it.
3/3. Ever the Optimist. When Chris Stewart wrote
Driving over Lemons, about his life scratching a living on a poorfarm on a Spanish hillside, his expectations were low, given that his previous ventures - including drumming for the rock group Genesis -left him destitute. Now his modesty seems misplaced: the book is a worldwide hit. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Anthony Sattin
Unknown: Chris Stewart

: News

: Book of the Week: Wodehouse - a Life

4/5. By Robert McCrum. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Robert McCrum.

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