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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory MacLean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Abelard and Heloise. He was the greatest thinker of his generation; she wrote love letters that were revolutionary in literature. But they didn't end happily ever after.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the philosophy and politics underpinning their medieval love story. Repeated at 9pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr Pauline Webb. Hail the Day That bees Him
Rise (Llanfair). Hebrews 1, vv1-4; 4, vv14-16. 0 Clap Your Hands (Vaughan Williams). Eternal Monarch, King Most
High (Gonfalon Royal). Music director Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Dr Pauline Webb.
Director: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Sleeping Arrangements

4/5. Lily discovers that though life with her eccentric "old bachelor" uncles is anything but conventional, even the strangest of flatmates can evolve into a very happy family. By Laura Shaine Cunningham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Laura Shaine Cunningham.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Claw Marks on the Curtains By Saki. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

5/8. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC s foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Windows into Heaven

rBlaenau Ffestiniog, once a healthy community ot slate-miners and chapel-goers, is now home to a depressed community where unemployment and lost faith have taken their toll. But there is also the Eastern Orthodox Church here, with a school that offers one-week courses in icon painting. Michael Ford reports. Producer David Coomes Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Michael Ford
Producer: David Coomes

: You and Yours

The results of the Triumph of Technology vote and survey. Lord Alec Broers reveals what listeners think is the most significant technological development of the last 200 years. Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Lord Alec Broers
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

Exploring rural life across the UK. Extended 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Murder of My Aunt

In the words of Oliver Goldsmith "to be sure, aunts of all kinds are damned bad things" and you can't help sympathising with Edward in his attempts to rid himself ot his extremely annoying relation. Richard Hull 's novel, written in the 1930s, is freely adapted by John Peacock.
Producer Gordon House; Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Oliver Goldsmith
Unknown: Richard Hull
Adapted By: John Peacock.
Director: Jane Morgan
Mildred: Marcia Warren
Edward: Adam Godley
Dr Spencer: Hugh Dickson
Cook: Susan Jameson
Mary: Rachel Atkins

: Questions, Questions

4/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jenni Murray appeals on behalf of Global Action Plan. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44 Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Cornish Tales

4/5. Today's legends from Penwith are chilling, dark love stories including" a spectre bridegroom". An intoxicating mix of tales told by local people intercut with a range of opinion on the origins of this ancient material. For details see Monday

: Ear to the Ground

3/4. Judith Weir 's work began with complex operas based in faraway lands and exotic locations. Now she writes about one of London's best-known traffic roundabouts - at the Elephant and Castle. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Judith Weir

: Bookclub

Andrea Levy won last year's Orange Prize and Whitbread Prize for her novel Small Island, which is a current favourite with book groups around the UK. Levy joins readers to discuss the novel, the tale of two immigrants from Jamaica in the postwar years, which is based on the story of her own parents. James Naughtie presents. Repeated from Sunday
June Bookclub: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 by Sue Townsend


Unknown: Andrea Levy
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue Townsend

: The Material World

Cold-Water Corals. Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. We associate them with exotic locations but few people realise that Britain has its own cold-water coral reefs off the north-west coast of Scotland. Too deep to be a tourist attraction their value lies in the shelter they offer many fish species to spawn in. Dr Jason Hall-Spencer joins Ouentin Cooper to discuss the mysterious Darwin Mounds and why, less than a decade after their discovery, deep-sea fishing threatens this fragile ecosystem.
Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Dr Jason Hall-Spencer
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Darwin Mounds
Producer: Tracey Logan

: PM

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Eddie Mair.


Introduced By: Eddie Mair.

: That Reminds Me

1/3. Another chance to hear three programmes from a series in which well-loved broadcasting names share memories of their lives and careers. This week Keith Barron reminisces about his radio and TV career, as well as sharing his memories and thoughts on the era of Variety. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Keith Barron
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

Ruth makes a hasty back-track.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson introduces another edition of the arts magazine programme. Producer Timothy Prosser


Introduces: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Claw Marks on the Curtains

4/5. The Toys of Peace. Harvey is encouraged by his right-thinking sister to give her two sons toys that cannot be used for war. Of course, children, in a Saki tale, are immensely inventive.
For details see Monday
Repeated from 10.45am


Harvey: Anthony Calf
Leonora: Beth Chalmers
Eric: Ben Tibber
Bertie: Anton Rice
Waitress: Alex Tregear

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

In a year when the world's attention is focused on Africa, this Eucharist, from St Martin-in-the-Fields in London, features music from David Fanshawe 's African Sanctus, as well as traditional hymns celebrating Christ's ascension into heaven. The BBC Daily Service Singers, the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Donna Bateman (soprano) and Backbeat are directed by Stephen Jackson. The celebrant is the Rev Canon Ossie Swartz. The preacher is the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Richard Harries. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: David Fanshawe
Soprano: Donna Bateman
Directed By: Stephen Jackson.
Unknown: Canon Ossie Swartz.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Abelardand Heloise. He was the greatest thinker of his generation; she wrote love letters that were revolutionary in literature. But they didn't end happily ever after. Melvyn Bragg and his guests explore the philosophy and politics underpinning their medieval love story. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Abelardand Heloise.
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Book at Bedtime: The Tortilla Curtain

9/10. As fire sweeps Topanga Canyon and the inhabitants are evacuated, Candido is trapped with his teenage wife, who has just gone into labour. By TC Boyle, read by David Soul. For details see Monday


Read By: David Soul.

: Election Night 2005

Comprehensive coverage of the results of the general election, presented by James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn , with expert analysis, studio guests and live results from around the country. An exit poll will give the first hint of the result at the start of the programme, followed by a gradual unfolding of the full picture from Sunderland South to Norfolk North. Jenni Murray , Eddie Mair , Mark Mardell , Guto Hari ,
Nicholas Witchell and Brian Hanrahan are among the host of BBC presenters and correspondents bringing the results from the constituencies and from party headquarters.
Producer Rajini Vaidyanathan ; Editor Gareth Butler Meet the political editors: page 22
How the live broadcast works: page 25 The telegenic cabinet: page 26


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Mark Mardell
Unknown: Guto Hari
Unknown: Nicholas Witchell
Unknown: Brian Hanrahan
Producer: Rajini Vaidyanathan
Editor: Gareth Butler

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