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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.59 National Anthem
7.48 Thought for the Day With Akhandadhi Das.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadhi Das.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

4/5. Soul-boy meets donkey jacket on the football terraces. Robert Elms continues to read his memoirs. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Robert Elms

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Rejoice, the Lord Is
King (Gopsal). Mark 14, vv55-64. King of Glory, King of Peace (Walford Davies ). Christ Triumphant. Ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Unknown: Walford Davies
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Middlemarch By George Eliot. 19/20. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: George Eliot.

: From Our Own Correspondent

3/8. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Tom Jenkins and the Grand Hotel

For more than 20 years, up to ten million listeners let their imaginations drift into the idyllic surroundings o
Eastbourne's Grand Hotel, when memories of Edwardian splendour were evoked in broadcasts led by the violinist Tom Jenkins. A household name in his day, Jenkins evaporated from public awareness with his premature death in 1957. Simon Townley goes in search of this lost icon of British light music.
Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Violinist: Tom Jenkins.
Unknown: Simon Townley
Producer: Paul Evans

: You and Yours

Consumer issues, with John Waite and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Ancient Mariner's Wife

Mrs Mariner is getting bored. The old man comes home after a hard day pestering people with his lurid seafaring yarns, and all he wants is his tea and the paper. Meanwhile, in another place and time, Laura Sparrow is fed up with her husband's obsession with Coleridge's poem and his philandering with female students. As characters from these narratives start to invade each others' lives, the question is, who is writing the script?


Writer: Paul B Davies
Director: Sara Davies
Ancient Mariner: Kenneth Cranham
Mrs Mariner: Phyllida Nash
Ivan: David Calder
Laura: Amanda Root
Cathy: Rebecca Smart

: Questions, Questions

2/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer David Prest
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@ooc.co.uK


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Pennine Way

4/5. Gladness. Driving along the M62 - the new Pennine
Way - a middle-aged man has a near-death or one could perhaps say near-life. experience. Regular M62 commuter
Stephen Kelly adds his experiences to the story. Written by Mark illis and read by Peter Lindford . For details see Monday


Unknown: Stephen Kelly
Written By: Mark Illis
Read By: Peter Lindford

: Room with a View

4/5. 7 Gower Street. London. In the 1850s John Millais painted the famous pre-Raphaelite portrait of Ophelia.
Lucinda Hawksley explains the effect this painting had on the art world and the public. With Allan Beswick. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Millais
Unknown: Allan Beswick.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

Although lightning may seem rare in the UK, 100 lightning strikes hit the Earth every second, producing as much energy per year as 75,000 megaton bombs
Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Ian Cotton of the National Grid's High
Voltage Research Centre at UMIST. Together they test protection devices on equipment ranging from airplanes to electricity pylons. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Ian Cotton
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

5/6. The Winona Defence. Ed has fallen in love, but his cat proves to be an insurmountable obstacle to a life happy-ever-after. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas anri Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
ping: Sally Hawkins
Pnliceman: Martyn Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
The girl: Alice Lowe
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Susan's dreams come true.
For cast see page 51 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine programme, presented by Mark Lawson, including a report on Deborah Warner's new staging of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Simon Russell Beale and a hundred extras.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robyn Read

: Middlemarch

19/20. A Test of Faith. Following Raffles's death, Bulstrode has been publicly denounced for his past behaviour and Lydgate's star has fallen with his patrons. Only Dorothea still believes he is innocent of wrongdoing. She visits the Lydgate house and witnesses something there that brings her to a life-changing realisation. By George Eliot. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: George Eliot.

: Putin's Game

1/2. Last spring Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory for a second term as Russian president. Less than a year later his firm grip on power looks decidedly shaky. He promised to bring security to Chechnya but the conflict is spreading. Revolutions on Russia's borders in a string of former Soviet Republics are making Moscow feel ever more isolated. In this programme Lucy Ash investigates the erosion of the Russian President's power base. She meets grassroots political movements, and looks at the Kremlin's attempts to impose its will on the powerful regions. She asks the question that many Russians are asking: could an Orange Revolution unseat Putin? Producer Nick Sturdee


Unknown: Vladimir Putin
Unknown: Lucy Ash
Producer: Nick Sturdee

: Analysis: The Godless Continent?

8/9. Europe is supposedly the cradle of Western Christianity, yet the EU's Constitution omits any reference to God. Turkey models its secular state on France, yet in its quest for EU membership finds the coolest reception in Paris. Quentin Peel asks if secularism is now Europe's defining characteristic and whether it is a growing cause of division with the United States and the developing world.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Quentin Peel
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Aliens on the Forest Trail. Time is running out for our ancient woodlands. Alex Kirby asks what can be done to repair the damage done by commercial forestry in the middle of the 20th century. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Melvyn Bragg; - In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Old Filth

9/10. Eddie meets royalty. Martin Jarvis continues to read from Jane Gardam 's new novel. For details see Monday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Jane Gardam

: The Museum of Everything

5/6. By Royal Appointment. Discover the joys of musical theatre, learn all about the wonder of the sea, and visit the Museum's new royal theme park. Comedy written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. With Lucy Montgomery.
Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben Walker : Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Music By: Dominic Haslam
Music By: Ben Walker
Producer: Alex Walsh-Taylor

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

3/6. The Fitness Club. The laird challenges Dougal to a MacAthlon, the famous Highland endurance test that involves swimming Loch Crankie , cycling to the bottom of Ben Kingsley , then running the length of Glen Close. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Loch Crankie
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Glen Close.

: The Unofficial Election

3/8. Comedy show based on the daily events of the election, starring Nick Revell and John Oliver. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: John Oliver.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Way We Wore

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


Unknown: Robert Elms.

: Heart and Soul

Faith without Frontiers (2/3)

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Will in the World (5/5) For details see Sunday

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