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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

3/4. Deaf comedian Steve Day talks to the BBC's disability affairs correspondent, Peter White , in a series in which he interviews inspirational figures about their attitudes to their own disabilities. Producer Susan Mitchell Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Sounding the Divine

3/4. The Saving Reformation. How the power of hymns can politically influence a nation - from Lutheranism to Thatcherism - and even how Wesley helped save this country from revolution through hymns. With James O'Donnell , master of music at Westminster Abbey. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: James O'Donnell
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

4/5. Buildings and Food. Rio boasts stunning architecture that has survived the onslaught of development. And there's also bar-life par excellence. A celebration of the City by Ruy Castro. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Children of the Heavenly King (Bewdley). Ephesians 5, vv6-14. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Light of the Minds That Know Him (King's Lynn). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Tristram Shandy By Laurence Sterne. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Presented By: Tristram Shandy
Unknown: Laurence Sterne.

: From Our Own Correspondent

9/9. insight and colour from BBC correspondents around the world, with Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. Firm but fair "relationship expert" Jenni Trent Hughes reveals a love affair with literature when she entertains an audience with some of her favourite prose and poetry, read by Mina Anwar. David Bamber , Elizabeth Berrington and Jon Glover. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Jenni Trent Hughes
Read By: Mina Anwar.
Read By: David Bamber
Read By: Elizabeth Berrington
Read By: Jon Glover.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Press the Hash Key Now

Lorna has found messages from another woman on Joe's mobile and wants to dump him. Joe has got different plans but modern methods of communication just keep letting them both down. By Peter G Morgan.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Peter G Morgan
Director: Alison Hindell
Lorna: Ruth Jones
Joe: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Will: Bradley Freeqard
Carla: Mall Harries
Joseph: Keith Woodason
Phil: Laurence Allan
Daksha: Shireen Shah

: More or Less

4/6. The essential guide to numbers, measurement and quantification of every kind. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Whoever You Choose to Love

4/5. Neighbours. A young married couple are invited for drinks by their bohemian neighbours. Read by Lesley Hart. for details see Monday


Read By: Lesley Hart.

: Five Finger Exercises

4/5. Bodybuilding, It started with the idea of the Strong
Man at the fair but nowadays bodybuilding is escalating to a point where people train for hours to get just the right muscle definition - but why? For more details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

For decades scientists have argued that the molten lava on the newly formed planet Earth dissolved gases from the atmosphere, trapping them deep below the surface. Quentin Cooper talks to geochemist Dr Chris Ballentine , who is finding new evidence that could mean a radical rethink of how our planet was formed. Is the Earth's outer layer made up of debris from extraterrestrial impacts?
Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Chris Ballentine
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Chain Reaction

6/6. The talk show in which one well-known star chooses another one to interview concludes with last week's interviewee, the influential comic book writer Alan Moore , talking to the composer, musician and producer Brian Eno about leaving Roxy Music , working with Bowie and how an enforced element of risk creates beauty. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Alan Moore
Producer: Brian Eno
Unknown: Roxy Music
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: The Archers

Julia reaches panic stations.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang introduces the arts magazine, including a report from Tate Modern in London on a major exhibition of work by the German artist Joseph Beuys , whose chosen materials include felt, wax and animal fat.
Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Introduces: Kirsty Lang
Artist: Joseph Beuys
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Tristram Shandy

4/10. In telling his life story, Tristram still hasn't managed to get beyond being born. From the comic novel by Laurence Sterne.
For details and cast see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Novel By: Laurence Sterne.

: After the Silver

Until 17-year-old Amir Khan won the silver medal at last year's Olympics, amateur boxing was in decline. Mark Whitaker looks at the impact of Khan's silver-medal win on the sport as clubs around the country report an increase in numbers. Whitaker talks to Khan, his coach Mick Jelley , community leaders and boxing fans. Producer Janet Graves


Unknown: Amir Khan
Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Unknown: Mick Jelley
Producer: Janet Graves

: In Business

5/8. Framed. Britain is a global leader in creating and selling modern art. Peter Day examines the current boom as well as the threat to the London art market posed by big changes in the rules about arts sales in Europe. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

New series 1/9. As well as the week's top science stories, Geoff Watts explores the hidden complexities of the human nose and finds out what this new understanding could mean for nose surgery and drug delivery in the future. Also, news of the biggest solar storm ever recorded. A year ago the storm struck a region of space thought of as a safe zone for Earth-orbiting spacecraft. Events like this could endanger astronauts and satellites and disrupt communications on Earth, so how can we protect ourselves from future storms? Producers Beth Eastwood and Anna Buckley


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producers: Beth Eastwood
Producers: Anna Buckley

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

3/4. Deaf comedian Steve Day talks to the BBC's disability affairs correspondent, Peter White. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Purple Hibiscus

4/10. A visit to Aunty Ifeoma introduces Kambili and her brother Jaja to a life without fear - and to the rare purple hibiscus. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

: Nebulous: The Coincidence Machine

By Graham Duff.
5/6. Mark Gatiss stars as Professor Nebulous, the director of KENT (the Key
Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce) in 2099. With an increasing number of strange coincidences piling up, Prof Nebulous suspects the world may be heading for coinci-clasm.


Writer: Graham Duff
Producer: Ted Dowd
Director: Nick Briggs
Prof Nebulous: Mark Gatiss
Rory: Graham Duff
Macquasar No 1: Graham Duff
Paula: Rosie Cavallero
Sir Ronald: Graham Crowden
Harry: Paul Putner
Macquasar No 2: Paul Putner
Gemini: Julia Dalkin
Clown Mother: Julia Dalkin
Dr Lewis: Julia Dalkin
Clown Father: Matt Wolf
1st Prime Minister: Matt Wolf
2nd Prime Minister: Nick Briggs

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Rio de Janeiro

4/5. By Ruy Castro. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ruy Castro.

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Rainbow by DH Lawrence (5/10)

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