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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton. 6-25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7-48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and aspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson

4/5. Fame. After the death of his father, Stevenson moved to the States for health reasons. Accompanied by his mother, he was soon to discover what becoming a celebrity entailed. By Claire Harman. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Claire Harman.

: Daily Service

Presented by Gillian Oliver. Jesu, Thou Joy of Loving
Hearts (Eisenach). Mark 14, vv17-26. Ubi Caritas (Duruf le). According to Thy Gracious Word (Bangor). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Gillian Oliver.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Only in London ByHanan Al-Shaykh . 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Crossing Continents

7/8. Thailand. More than 3,000 people are still missing in Thailand following the Asian tsunami. But while desperate efforts have been made to locate loved ones, there are some who prefer not to be found. Tanya Datta travels to Thailand to track down the tsunami's invisible victims Burmese migrant workers. She talks to those who once worked in the coastal areas but are now in hiding, fearful of arrest and deportation, and discovers how the devastating impact of the tidal wave on one of the most vulnerable groups in Thailand has been twofold. Producer Aasiya Lodhi Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Tanya Datta
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

In 1871 a group of freed slaves took their music of bondage and suffering to white audiences for the first time. In a bid to avoid closure of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, they went on tour. Their success, especially in Britain, guaranteed the future of their school. However, critics have Pointed to the fact that they used a European choral style to make their slave songs acceptable to white audiences.
Horace Boyer , an African-American musicolgist and former director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, returns to
Nashville to re-examine their social and musical impact. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Horace Boyer
Producer: Paul Evans

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

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: Baldi

6/6. Shelter. The murder of a homeless man leads Paolo to link a Dublin squat with the history of art. Written by Francis Turnly.
Producer Lawrence Jackson


Written By: Francis Turnly.
Producer: Lawrence Jackson
Baldi: David Threlfall
Tina: Tina Kellegher
Rynne: Owen Roe
Troy: Tp McKenna
Gerald: Alex Jennings
Kitty: Stella McCusker
Niamh: Shuna Snow
Ashlan: Richard Dormer
Damo: Chris Corrigan
Donal: Wesley Murphy
Brendan: Vincent Higgins
Deirdra: Anne Byrne
Maureen: Anne Byrne
Dr Graham: Barry Cassin

: Check Up

5/7. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD is an anxiety disorder that can have a potentially devastating impact on all aspects of everyday life.
Barbara Myers puts your questions to, and gets advice from, OCD expert Dr David Veale, a consultant psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital, North London.
Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Barbara Myers
Contributor: Dr David Veale
Producer: Helena Selby

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Spring Collection

4/4. The Night Singers. Henry wonders if the retirement home will be too confining for the once vigorous woman who used to be his college professor but Cecilia still has the promise of music to keep her spirit soaring.
For details see Monday


Writer: Valerie Miner
Reader: William Hope

: Holy Tears

4/4 Tears of Guilt "Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. And Peter went outside and wept bitterly." A look at the effect this passage has on Christians today. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

When the clocks go forwards this weekend, we may feel a jolt to our internal biological clock. Circadian rhythms allow humans to be in tune with the world around, but has the pace of human development left us out of synch? Ouentin Cooper talks to Professor Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman about the biological and social rhythms Of our lives. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Russell Foster
Unknown: Leon Kreitzman
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

1/6. The Swim. Welcome to the world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
Sue Lawley: Sally Grace
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Policeman: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Glazier: Geoffrey McGivern
Policeman: Geoffrey McGivern
Policeman: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Kenton makes progress.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine with Mark Lawson , including the verdict on a new Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas More , a play partly ascribed to Shakespeare, which was banned in the late 16th century. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Thomas More

: Only in London

4/5. Fathers and Daughters. Lamis misses her son Khalid and begins to establish a new relationship with him and to think again about family life. By Hanan Al-Shaykh . For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh

: Requiem for Romero

Why was Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero , assassinated 25 years ago? Maurice Walsh returns to the scene of the crime to assess the evidence and consider the legacy of Central America's most celebrated modern martyr. Producer Andy Denwood
See Good Friday Liturgy tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Oscar Romero
Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: Analysis

4/9. The Tiger or the Tank? Action on climate change is the new political imperative. But. post-Kyoto, are radical steps to halt degradation of the environment consistent with our hopes of getting richer? Dieter Heim asks if economic growth can be made globally sustainable or if our way of life is too precious to sacrifice.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Dieter Heim
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

8/9. When trying to describe things, a picture can speak louder than a thousand words. But is the same true for solving mathematical problems? The overlapping circles of the humble Venn diagram remain a powerful tool at the cutting edge of maths today. Geoff Watts explores the possibilities for this approach with the help of two mathematicians. Producers Beth Eastwood and Anna Buckley


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

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Saturday

4/10. Henry's epic game with Jay Strauss begins. By Ian McEwan. Read by Robert Glenister. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jay Strauss
Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Read By: Robert Glenister.

: The Museum of Everything: 1/6: The Museum Reopens

Feel free to wander around our many galleries and experience the history of everything. Discover the fate of Badgerland as well as finding out about the life and work of Victorian author Thomas Queesley. Comedy sketch show, written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.


Performer/Writer: Marcus Brigstocke
Performer/Writer: Danny Robins
Performer/Writer: Dan Tetsell
Actor: Lucy Montgomery
Music: Dominic Haslam
Music: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Robert Louis Stevenson: 4/5

Repeated from 9.45am


Writer: Claire Harman

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Opening Lines (5/5) For details see Sunday

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