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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

rh on Presented by Claire Campbell Smith. Lord, Thy Church on Earth Is Seeking (Abbot's Leigh). 2 Timothy 4, vvi 5, sn.
Give Me the Faith (Leddington Wright/Norton) Take My
Life (Nottingham). Music director Paul Leddington Wrignt.


Presented By: Claire Campbell
Director: Paul Leddington Wrignt.

: Book of the Week: Chernobyl strawberries

4/5. Books, War and Radio. Vesna Goldsworthy descnbes her tenure at the BBC World Service reporting for the Serbian Service, and shares her thoughts about the Balkan War, her family, and her cancer. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Passover By Margaret Wilkinson. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson.

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/8. 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

: Parker on Hitchcock

I Film-maker Alan Parker reflects on the skill and enduring influence of the great master of suspense,
Alfred Hitchcock , 25 years after he died. With film critic Barry Norman and director Peter Bogdanovich. Producer Kate Bland Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am Hitchcock frame by frame: page 26


Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Barry Norman
Director: Peter Bogdanovich.

: You and Yours

What is nanotechnology? An exploration beyond the scare stories about "grey goo" that asks now ... nanotechnology affects our daily lives and what benefits it could bring us in the future. Presented by Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay. This special You and Yours series of complementing this year's Reith Lectures continues next luesaoy


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Madonna's Plumber

Robert Daws stars as Nigel Breezer, the self-styled "plumber to the stars and star among plumbers". Nigel's tortuous trip to a film premiere in a courtesy limo gives him ample opportunity to display his insider's knowledge of the famous and not-so-famous, as well as a few tricks of the trade. By Christopher Matthew. Also with Ted Robbins as Tiny. Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Robert Daws
Unknown: Nigel Breezer
Unknown: Christopher Matthew.
Unknown: Ted Robbins
Director: Toby Swift

: Questions, Questions

3/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.UK


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Brighton Women

4/5. Thoroughbred Minds. Judy Parfitt reads
Cathy Feeny 's insight into the fascinating life of journalist, poet and playwright Enid Bagnold. For details see Monday


Unknown: Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Cathy Feeny
Unknown: Enid Bagnold.

: Routemasters .

4/5. Pedestrian Crossings. The motor car and the pedestrian have had an uneasy relationship, from the advent of the Belisha beacon crossings in 1934 to the present day.
Joe Kerr investigates the story of the ampelmann - the Berlin pedestrian traffic signal that became a cultural icon to East Germans after reunification. Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

Fred Hoyle showed that stars manufacture all chemical elements and therefore we are all stardust. But Hoyle's s stormy relationship with the Establishment left him, ultimately, on the margins of science. As two biographies of Hoyle are published, Quentin Cooper reassesses the achievements of one of Britain's greatest 20th-century cosmologists and science communicators. The books' authors ask whether his uncompromising nature helped stimulate a new and cosmic expansion in British astronomy. Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Fred Hoyle
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Tracey Logan

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

6/6 King of the Road. Ed's past is catching up with him, but it turns out to be an unexpected blessing. Comedy drama by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds.
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Jake: George Dalton
Felix: John Fortune
Cliff: Ronnie Golden
Ping: Sally Hawkins
Jeremy: Martyn Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Pearl: Rita May
Frank: Geoffrey McGivern
Receptionist: Alice Lowe
Newsreader: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

History repeats itself for Lilian.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Passover

4/5 Matzoh Balls. Glenn tries to seduce Lillian, but does he really like her or is he just after the family business? Written by Margaret Wilkinson.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Margaret Wilkinson.

: Putin's Game

2/2. In her concluding programme on Putin's rule, Lucy Ash explores Russian influence in the area it calls the "near abroad". She looks at the most powerful levers of control - Russian military bases and oil and gas pipelines. Is there any future in the Russian-dominated Commonwealth of Independent States or is the Kremlin on the losing side of a new geopolitical great game?


Reporter: Lucy Ash
Producer: Nick Sturdee

: Analysis

9/9. The Anxious Voter: Last year's American presidential contest was dubbed "the fear election". With issues from MRSA to terrorism, immigration and crime all centred around fear, is this year's UK election campaign heading the same way? John Kampfner asks why insecurity and anxiety play such an important part in the political process and whether they make people more or less likely to vote. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: John Kampfner
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Tom Heap investigates the safety of chemicals in the environment and how they could be altering the behaviour of wild animals. There is a controversial theory that is gaining acceptance among some scientists that chemicals that may be harmless in large doses may actually be more dangerous in smaller quantities. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Party Political Broadcast

On behalf of the Green Party.

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

4/10. As the number of itinerant workers swell in the affluent Californian suburbs, the residents feel increasingly threatened and take matters into their own hands. By TC Boyle, read by David Soul. For details see Monday


Read By: David Soul.

: The Museum of Everything

6/6. Behind the Magic. The Film Institute has a self-regarding guest; the audioguides start to go wrong; and there's a sneak preview of the Museum's very own behind-the-scenes DVD. 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

6/6. Trapped! Hamish and Dougal visit a well-known department store and get stuck between floors on an escalator. Starring Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. With Alison Steadman and Jeremy Hardy.
For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.

: The Unofficial Election

6/8. Satire based on the daily events of the election, by Nick Revell and John Oliver.
For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: John Oliver.

: News

: Book of the Week: Chernobyl

4/5. Vesna Goldsworthy 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Vesna Goldsworthy

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Wrong about Japan (5/5)
For details see Sunday

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