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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
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 Anne Atkins.
8.31 UN only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ken Riley. Of the Glorious Body Telling (Pange Lingua). John 6, vv51-58. Ave Verum (Mawby). Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Redeemer
(Cwm Rhondda). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Unknown: Ken Riley.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: On Being African

4/5. Call Me Woman. By Ellen Kuzwayo , read by Ganiat Kusumu. The fascinating autobiography, simply told, of one woman's struggle against the appalling injustices of apartheid in South Africa. This extract describes the author's childhood on the large family farm owned by her grandparents since the 1880s, but which was stolen by the State in 1974. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ellen Kuzwayo
Read By: Ganiat Kusumu.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Backward Shadow By Lynne Reid Banks.
9/10. The Woman's Hour drama.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Bangladesh

Live coverage of the first day's play in the First Test at
Lord's. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with experts
Angus Fraser , Mike Selvey , and the Bangladeshi team coach and former Australian Test player, Dav Whatmore. Including at 12.35 County Talk.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

8/8. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's 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

: Gloster Stuff

The composer and poet Ivor Gurney wrote from the trenches in Flanders of "making Musical History for England, and out of Gloster stuff". He was not alone in receiving musical inspiration from this particular landscape. Naturalist Lionel Kelleway looks at why the county of Gloucester, which takes in the Cotswold Escarpment, the Severn Vale, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills, was so special in creating a national identity for 20th-century British music. Producer Paul Evans Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Paul Evans

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Hans Christian Andersen

2/2. Immortality. Hattie Naylor 's account of the life of Hans Christian Andersen - in which fairy tales and history are intertwined - concludes. For further details see yesterday


Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Mother Duck: Rachel Atkins
Young Hans: Jonathan Bullock
Mayor: Ben Crowe
Edvard: Daniel Goode
Ice Maiden: Catherine Harvey
Little Mermaid: Helen Longworth
Older Hans: Tim McMullan
Sea Witch: Louise Plowriqht

: Questions, Questions

7/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions<5bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Poor, Obscure, Plain and Little

4/5. Le Grand Jeté. Mr Hunsden from The Professor remembers meeting Lucia la Catena when she and her father visited his mill. Now she is a great ballerina. By Linda Cracknell , read by David Crellin. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Hunsden
Unknown: Lucia La Catena
Unknown: Linda Cracknell
Read By: David Crellin.

: Africa's Fourth Estate

4/5. Tanzanian journalist Adam Lusekelo meets Soli Philander , a well-known Cape comedian and personality, whose new TV show is trying to tackle post-apartheid problems and alter the attitudes of South Africans about what they can do to help themselves. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Unknown: Soli Philander

: Open Book

Christopher Hitchens gives advice in the reading clinic about tackling Orwell's 1984. And, to mark the centenary of HE Bates's birth, a trip to the Northamptonshire countryside that shaped much of the author's work. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens

: The Material World

Beetles become fearless, rats become friendly, male woodlice become female. Across the animal kingdom, a range of unusual and often downright suicidal behaviour is due to parasitic infections. Ouentin Cooper discovers why parasites need to control their hosts' actions. Can we humans ever blame our behaviour on these critters? Producer Tracey Logan


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Tracey Logan

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

New series 1/6. Written by The Now Show's Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis , a topical sitcom focused on the life of frustrated backbench MP
Duncan Stonebridge. He believes his career is going nowhere, ever since he fell off the stage, live on Question Time.
Duncan is a man trapped in limbo, struggling to deal on a local level with the edicts handed down from Westminster. Duncan James Fleet Arthur Simon Greenall producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge.
Unknown: Arthur Simon Greenall
Producer: Adam Bromley

: The Archers

Wedding bells ring at Lower Loxley. For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports from Liverpool on the opening of Summer of Love, an exhibition of psychedelic art from the 60s and early 70s that includes album covers, posters and magazines, as well as paintings and sculptures. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: The Backward Shadow

9/10. Jane has messed up a big order for the shop and upset Dottie. She has learned about Henry's illness but must pretend she doesn't know. By Lynne Reid Banks. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks.

: It's My Story: Boothie Goes Buddhist

How Susan Marling 's university friend, Steve Booth , made the journey from being a psychology student in the 1970s to his new identity as Kelsang Khyenrab , a revered Buddhist monk and teacher. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Steve Booth
Unknown: Kelsang Khyenrab
Producer: Susan Marling

: In Business

4/9. Tall Storeys. Much of the world is experiencing a great boom in construction. Peter Day asks whether this will result in better buildings and looks at the role of the architect. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

2/10. In the second of his special reports from the African continent, Geoff Watts travels to South Africa to see the final stages of construction of the largest telescope in the southern hemisphere. Salt - the South African Large
Telescope - is a flagship project intended to demonstrate that the frontiers of science are not entirely reserved for the developed world. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Mrs Sartoris

4/5. Margarethe drives home to face a husband who has found a note explaining her reasons for leaving him. Written by Elke Schmitter. For details see Monday


Written By: Elke Schmitter.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

4/8. Quandary Phase 4: Fit the Twenty-Second. In which Ford gives free gifts, Marvin gets the message and Arthur loses everything. Written by Douglas Adams. For cast details see Tuesday Repeated from Tuesday


Written By: Douglas Adams.

: Today in Parliament

Today's news from Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: On Being African

4/5. Call Me Woman by Ellen Kuzwayo. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Ellen Kuzwayo.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian
(5/10) For details see Sunday

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