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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby.
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

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him (Gaelic arr Bell). James 1. vv19-25. Expectans Expectavi (Wood). Master, Speak! Your Servant's Listening (Magister). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: The Farm

4/5. Richard's mother and brother seem to be coming to terms with their new life, but his father is dangerously depressed. By Richard Benson. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Three Women and a Wedding By Mary Cutler. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Cutler.

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe: The Three Rs

2/8. While 20 per cent of British adults are deemed to have a literacy problem, illiteracy is almost unknown in Finland. Finnish schoolchildren top the world's literacy tables. So what are the Finns doing right? Eight years ago in Ireland, a quarter of adults were registered as having difficulties reading and writing. Since then the Irish have boosted spending on adult literacy more than tenfold and tens of thousands have taken up literacy classes. Paul Henley asks whether Finland and Ireland have lessons to offer the UK.
(Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm)


Reporter: Paul Henley
Producer: John Murphy

: George on George

Russell Davies looks back on the life of the Lancashire entertainer George Formby who, for 40 years, had the world of entertainment at his feet. This programme features an exclusive archive recording of the late George Harrison , who was a huge fan of Formby's, discussing his admiration of the ukulele-playing star.
Producer David Perry Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: George Harrison
Producer: David Perry

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: The World at One

News and analysis with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Rural life across the UK. Extended at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Canned

Troubled teenager Gary takes his alcoholic Uncle Robert camping to try and help him dry out. Welcome to the North West's version of the Betty Ford Clinic, as Uncle
Robert is rationed to six cans of beer a day. The "holiday" is the catalyst for dark truths to emerge about the teenager's turbulent upbringing. By Carina Rodney.
Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Carina Rodney.
Producer: Pauline Harris
Gary: Gerard Kearns
Kirsty: Rachel Broqan
Uncle Robert: Peter Armitage
Tracey: Jo-Anne Knowles

: Questions, Questions

9/10. 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

Jeremy Hardy appeals on behalf of War on Want.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44 Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: Dreaming Alice

4/5 Sentence First. "A fancy-dress party! I had a vision of a whole room full of White Rabbits, Walruses and Carpenters standing round me saying: 'What are you supposed to be?'" Written by Philip Gross and read by Manon Edwards. For details see Monday


Written By: Philip Gross
Read By: Manon Edwards.

: Big Fish, Small Ponds

4/5. Spaxton and the Prince of Love. The idyllic Somerset village of Spaxton was home to the 19th-century
Agapemone community. David McKie unearths the curious story of a lost utopia presided over by a charismatic but deranged clergyman called Prince. For details see Monday


Unknown: David McKie

: Bookclub

Adrian Mole , with his unrequited love for Pandora and his terrible poetry, is almost a national treasure. His creator, Sue Townsend, joins James Naughtie and readers in Birmingham to discuss his first journal, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Adrian Mole
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

What is going on inside the brain when we watch the bloody combat scenes in a film like Gladiator? Why do we feel so strongly at events we know to be fiction? At the Cheltenham Science Festival, film producer David Puttnam discusses the science behind the emotional response to films with the evolutionary psychologist Dylan Evans. They share their chilling insights with Quentin Cooper. Producer Michelle Martin


Producer: David Puttnam
Unknown: Dylan Evans.
Unknown: Quentin Cooper.
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

3/6 A topical sitcom focused on the life of frustrated backbench MP Duncan Stonebridge. He is struggling with a tiny majority and a career that's going nowhere. Caught between the impossible demands of his constituents and Westminster, Duncan is having a crisis of confidence. He's not helped by the bane of all politicians: events. Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.
Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Duncan Stonebridge.
Written By: Steve Punt
Written By: Hugh Dennis.
Producer: Adam Bromley
Duncan: James Fleet
Jane: Rachel Atkins
Norman: Geoffrey McGivern
Arthur: Simon Greenall

: The Archers

Roy and Brenda crash a date.
For cast see page 45 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news and interviews, and the verdict on a new play in Nottingham that aims to capture the spirit of "Old Big 'Ead", the late Brian Clough. Producer Nicola Holloway


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Brian Clough.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Three Women and a Wedding

4/5. All that's left to decide is the venue. And what's that other thing? Oh yes, the best man. By Mary Cutler For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mary Cutler

: It's My Story: Jim Riordan

Alexei Smertin , Chelsea FC's Siberian-born midfielder, was loaned to Portsmouth last season, the first Russian to play for the team. There he was guided through the complexities of English life by Jim Riordan , the only man to have played for a Soviet team. Over the course of a tumultuous season, Jim and Alexei find they are united by football but divided by recent Russian history. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Alexei Smertin
Unknown: Jim Riordan
Producer: Mark Burman

: In Business

6/9. Africa Calling. Even in Africa, technology is touching the lives of the poor and bringing new opportunities to exiles returning home. Peter Day reports from Kenya and Ghana. Producers Sandra Kanthal and Richard Berenger Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Richard Berenger

: Leading Edge

4/10. 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

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The History of Love

9/10. Alma comes close to finding the last, vital clue, as the three strands of Nicole Krauss 's new novel begin to intertwine. Readers are Sara Kestelman , Vicki Simon and Jesse Stecklow. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nicole Krauss
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Vicki Simon
Unknown: Jesse Stecklow.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

6/8. Quintessential Phase 2: Fit the Twenty-Fourth
In which Ford clears his expenses but exceeds his credit limit. Written by Douglas Adams. Guest stars include
Jonathan Pryce , Miriam Margolyes , Saeed Jaffrey and Rula Lenska.
For cast details see Tuesday Repeated from Tuesday


Written By: Douglas Adams.
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Rula Lenska.

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Farm

4/5. By Richard Benson. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Benson.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

Rats (1/2)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

The Woman in White
(5/8) For details see Sunday

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