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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Tony Burnham.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: John Bell.

: 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: My Life So Far

4/5. Jane Fonda reads another extract from her new autobiography. Emotions run high during the making of On Golden Pond with her father. Henry Fonda , and Katharine Hepburn. Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Fonda
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn.

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. We Are His Children (Kendrick). Acts 13, vv44-49. Praise (Dyson). All People That on Earth Do Dwell (Old Hundredth, arr
Vaughan Williams). With the John Powell Singers. Director of music John Powell.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.
Singers: John Powell

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Ears Wide Open
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Trevor Lloyd.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Trevor Lloyd.

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

New series 1/8. The Hunting Instinct. Every year tens of thousands of birds are shot or trapped in Italy. The hunters are breaking both Italian and European law, but it's a tradition and it's big business. Yet while some Italian hunters are driving endangered birds to extinction, their counterparts in Portugal are helping to preserve the Iberian lynx, working with environmentalists to restore the rabbit population, on which the wild cat depends for its food supply. Producer Emma Rippon


Producer: Emma Rippon

: The Scourge of St Paul's

Soprano Emma Kirkby tells the story of Maria Hackett , who took on the might of the ecclesiastical establishment in the early 19th century in a bid to improve the welfare and education of St Paul's choristers. The reforms for which she argued laid the foundations of the British choral tradition, which is now admired worldwide. Producer Andrew Green Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Maria Hackett

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis, introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Rural life across the UK. Extended at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Afternoon Romancers

A man and a younger woman embark on an affair that they promise each other will not end in love, until they find that life cannot be so simply ordered. By Nick McCarty.
Producer Nicholas Newton ; Director John Burgess


Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: John Burgess
Liz: Sally Hawkins
Paul: Ewan Stewart
Aian: Sean Chapman
Mary: Claire Cox

: Questions, Questions

8/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive, problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. producer David Prest
PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: David Prest

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dr Miriam Stoppard appeals on behalf of the Family Planning Association's Speakeasy campaign. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Dr Miriam Stoppard

: A Garden of Stories

4/5. Elizabeth and Her German Garden. By Elizabeth von Arnim. Charles Ouest-Ritson is a garden writer, expert on roses and author of Gardens of Germany. He introduces an extract from the autobiographical novel in which the young Elizabeth von Arnim tells of her delight in escaping the oppressive rigours of polite society in Germany by devoting herself to the creation of a garden. Read by Claire Skinner. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elizabeth von Arnim
Read By: Claire Skinner.

: Pin It, Squash It, Pickle and Stuff It

3/4. stuff It. Brett Westwood looks at the art of taxidermy and visits one of the largest collections of stuffed animals in the world at the Rothschild Museum, near Oxford.
Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Simon Roberts

: open Book

In this special about parenting John O'Farrell joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about his new book May Contain Nuts, a comic look at devoted parents whose lives are dominated by their offspring. Plus, the battle of the baby-care manuals. See Choice: page 124. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Spacious, precision engineered, with air-con as standard, could the termite mound be the ultimate "des res"? Ouentin Cooper talks to Dr Rupert Soars , principal investigator on project Termes, which will take detailed scans of termite mounds. By building up 3-D models of their intricate network of tunnels and capillaries, he's beginning to understand how termites engineer perfect thermostatic control over their homes. Cooper finds out why termite technology will help build the home of the future and what lessons architects and engineers can learn from the insect master builder. Producer Tracey Logan


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Rupert Soars
Producer: Tracey Logan

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

2/6 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. Producer Adam Bromley


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

: The Archers

Eddie flexes his entrepreneurial muscles. For cast see page 46 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from the newly opened Jerwood Centre in the Lake District, dedicated to the life and work of William Wordsworth , whose Dove Cottage is nearby. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Ears Wide Open

4/5. Float On. Newly single Dave checks in to a flotation tank for a session that proves to be far from relaxing. By
Trevor Lloyd. Another in the series of plays set in the dark.
Directed by Claudine Toutoungi Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Trevor Lloyd.
Directed By: Claudine Toutoungi
Dave: Robert Webb
Daisy: Katy Carmichael
Hal: Nicholas Boulton

: It's My Story: Future Imperfect

Candida Harris revisits the dilemmas she faced when deciding to have a baby. With a disability that affects her mobility and a 50 per cent chance of passing her condition on to her children, could she justify bringing a baby into the world? Yet if she had a termination, would she be denying the value of her own life? She talks to the professionals who helped shape her decisions and meets other parents who have faced equally tough choices. Producer Linda Pressly


Unknown: Candida Harris
Producer: Linda Pressly

: In Business

5/9. Look No Wires. One of the great obsessions of modern technology is getting rid of the wires that have linked people together since mass communications began. Peter Day finds out why wireless is so important, and where it's taking business.
Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

3/10. The latest discoveries in the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts. 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 Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

4/10. Leo Gursky (Warren Mitchell ) is a man who has lost everything but survives nonetheless. By Nicole Krauss. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leo Gursky
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Nicole Krauss.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

5/8. Quintessential Phase I: Fit the Twenty-Third. In which Arthur gets a bite, Ford gets bruises and Zaphod gets his man. Written by Douglas Adams. See Choice: page 128. For cast details see Tuesday Repeated from Tuesday


Written By: Douglas Adams.

: A Man as Strong as a Crocodile

in 1995 Benedict Allen underwent the brutal initiation ceremony of the Niowra people who live in the remote lowland swamps of New Guinea. It gave him an insight into their ways as well as permanent scars. He relives his youthful experience with the aid of tapes recorded during his time among the tribe. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: News

: Book of the Week: My Life So Far

4/5. Read by Jane Fonda. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Jane Fonda.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

After the Tsunami

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The History of Tractors in Ukrainian (10/10) by Marina Lweycka

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