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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop Donal McKeown.


Unknown: Donal McKeown.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys.
6.25 , 7.25, 8.25 Sports NewsWith Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev Tom Butler.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Taking a Stand

4/8. The interview series in which Fergal Keane talks to people who have taken risks and made sacrifices for what they believe in. Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Fergal Keane
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Relatively Einstein

New series 1/5. A century ago, Albert Einstein revolutionised scientific thinking with a string of papers Published in 1905. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using Einstein's ideas in their work. Today Michael Frayn talks about his play Copenhagen. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Talks: Michael Frayn
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Daily Service

Presented by Mark Coffey. Strengthen for Service, Lord, the Hands (Ach Gott und Herr). 1 Corinthians 3, vv1-9.
Jubilate (Collegium Regale) (Howells). Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Mark Coffey.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

2/5. The McKlansmen. How Scottish influences played a key part in the development of the Ku Klux Klan: "You Scotch guys invented the whole business. But mebbe you don't want to hear that." By George Rosie. For details see yesterday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Gowk Storm

By Nancy Brysson Morrison.
7/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: Nature

3/9. Amazon Adventure. Trawling through the wildlife-rich waters of the Amazon basin, the largest river basin in the world, Adrian Barnett discovers the transparent catfish and electric eels, and attempts to spot the elusive giant Otter. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Adrian Barnett

: The Sit-down Stand-up

Revered by many as the "godfather of comedy", Dave Allen was known as the stand-up who was as famous for sitting down. Paul Jackson delves into his story, revealing his remarkable talent, his gentle Irish brogue and biting wit that won him a place in the hearts of millions - and the dubious honour of being criticised in the House of Commons. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Dave Allen
Unknown: Paul Jackson
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White. Including at 12.30 Call You and Yours. PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: For One Night Only

3/3. The Who Live at Leeds. Valentine's Night, 1970,
Leeds University refectory. On stage - the Who. Widely acknowledged as one of the best live rock albums, this concert marked a turning-point in the band's guitar-smashing career. Paul Gambaccini travels to Leeds to meet people who were at this historic gig, both on stage and in the audience. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Mystic Life

Romance raises awkward questions about faith and commitment for Kassim and Dina, two Scots Muslims in Edinburgh. Kassim decides to tell Dina a story about temptation. Will Satan come out on top and will Dina be persuaded by Kassim's story? By Leila Aboulela.
Producer/Director Bruce Young


Story By: Leila Aboulela.
Director: Bruce Young
Kassim: David Baker
Dina: Roxana Pope
Basheer: Alide Souza
Mother: Joanna Tope
Henault: Nicholas Boulton
Samia: Uzma Mir
Student: Richard Conlon
Lost girl: Vteki Uddelle
Satan: Simon Taft

: Home Planet

New series 1/13. Listeners' questions about the environment and the developing world, fielded by Richard Daniel.
ADDRESS: [address removed]email: home.planet<5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Richard Daniel.
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Borderlands

2/5. Stranger on the Shore. Following the death of his father, a successful record producer goes back to his home town on the Irish border, a place to which he never thought he'd return. Written by Patrick McCabe and read by Gerard Murphy. For details see yesterday


Written By: Patrick McCabe
Read By: Gerard Murphy.

: Foreign Invaders

2/5. Why is a single goldfish being blamed for drying up a three-hectare lake and causing millions of pounds of damage? Tony Russell tells the story of the pond weed Crassula helmsii, one of the foreign plant invaders that has become a threat to the environment.
For more details see yesterday


Unknown: Tony Russell

: Shop Talk

7/12. The worlds of business, money and technology discussed by Heather Payton and her guests. Producer Kirsteen Knight


Unknown: Heather Payton

: A Good Read

7/10. Baroness Amos, Secretary of State for International Development, and actor Peter Egan talk to Sue MacGregor about three of their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 11pm


Unknown: Peter Egan
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Consultants

6/6. More shouting, songs and silliness from the Perrier award-winning Consultants. Producer Will Saunders BBC AUDIO: A CD of the first Radio 4 series is available from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

: The Archers

Ambridge comes to terms with a loss. For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Including a reassessment of the career of the radical poet, critic and essayist Leigh Hunt , in the light of two new biographies. With Mark Lawson. Producer Philippa Ritchie


Unknown: Leigh Hunt
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Philippa Ritchie

: The Gowk Storm

7/10. "Do you think it's wrong to want something you can't have?" asks Emmy. But who is she in love with? Written by Nancy Brysson Morrison.
For cast and details see yesterday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Nancy Brysson Morrison.

: The Heritage Lottery

What does "heritage" mean now? Twenty years after the phrase "the heritage industry" first emerged, Patrick Wright investigates our changing ideas about what we value from our past, including the views of Britain's first conservation officer, campaigners hoping to save the Suffolk Punch horse, and Liz Forgan , chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Producer John Goudie Repeated on Sunday at 5pm


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Liz Forgan
Producer: John Goudie

: In Touch

News of interest to blind and partially sighted people, presented by Peter White. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Case Notes

6/10. Prison Medicine. In 1991 the British Medical
Association published a report saying that the health needs of prisoners were being ignored. Dr Mark Porter visits Chelmsford Prison and asks if this state of affairs has changed.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Taking a Stand

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Don Quixote

12/15. The duchess is amused, and Sancho learns something to his disadvantage. Andrew Sachs continues to read Miguel de Cervantes 's novel. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Miguel de Cervantes

: Jon Ronson on ...

6/6. Magical Moments. The last of a collection of stories told to Ronson that illuminate the human condition. Including chats with Jeremy Dyson , whose father changed his life with a trip to a Blackpool joke shop, and with Danny Wallace , who takes it upon himself to perform random acts Of kindness. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Jeremy Dyson
Unknown: Danny Wallace
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: Today in Parliament

The day's events and news from Westminster, presented by Sean Curran.


Presented By: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Curious Scotland

2/5. By George Rosie. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: George Rosie.

: News

: Masterpiece

: Westway

: Heart and Soul

God's Professions (3/4)

: News

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Third Man (8/10) by Graham Greene


Unknown: Graham Greene

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