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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Kevin Franz.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.

: 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 With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Alan Billings.

: 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 John Forrest. When I Needed a Neighbour
(Carter, arr Jackson). Luke 20, vv45-21, 4. He That is
Down Need Fear No Fall (Vaughan Williams). All for Jesus. (Stainer). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Presented By: John Forrest.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Book of the Week: Mao - the UnknownStory

4/5. The Long March. Central to Mao's grasp for power was this famous event that involved 80,000 people on foot. Inevitably, the march and the events surrounding it were often invented, passing into Chinese myth. By Jung Chang. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jung Chang.

: Woman's Hour

Among the highlights today is guest Emily Lavis on what Glastonbury means to her, having grown up with it and now sharing the organisation or me festival with her father, Michael. With Jenni Murray. Phill Jupitus on the Undertones: page 48
10.45 Miss Mapp By EF Benson. 9/10. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Emily Lavis
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

4/8. Singing from a New Hymn Sheet. The programme is granted exclusive access to the first secret catacomb ordination since the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI.
Why the secret? Because the ordinand is a woman, With numbers of practising Catholics falling across Europe,
Julian Pettifer looks at the challenges faced by tne
Roman Catholic Church today and meets the leader of the fastest growing church in Europe - the God Embassy led by a 36-year-old Nigerian - in Ukraine!
Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: Frederick Forsyth on John Buchan

John Buchan , the grandfather of the thriller, is today remembered as an anti-Semite, a racist and a symbol of all that was worst about the British Empire. But is the accusation fair? Frederick Forsyth takes us through the life of a man of contradictions: a hunting-and-shooting man who loved flower arranging; a thriller writer who thought he'd be remembered for his literary biographies; and a politician who respected everybody s point of view. Producer James Crawford Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Producer: James Crawford

: You and Yours .

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from^erdjyat 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Word from Cupid

Alison Steadman and George Costigan star as a husband and wife who re-ignite their relationship with a little help from a parrot called Cupid. By Louise Oliver. Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: George Costigan
Unknown: Louise Oliver.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Lolly: Alison Steadman
Jim: George Costiqan

: International Cricket

The NatWest Series continues at the Riverside, Durham. With commentary from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell. The experts are Graham Gooch , Graeme Fowler and Darren Lehmann.
Producer Peter Ba xter .approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Jim Maxwell.
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Darren Lehmann.

: More or Less

New series 1/5 The return of the numbers magazine presented by Andrew Dilnot , reporting all the ways we use numbers and measurement - in the news, in politics and in life. With a report on how we get the data quoted when "a Survey has shown ..." Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Archy and Mehitabel

4/5 The Cheerful Cricket. From the typewriter of a cockroach with no shortage of opinions: "crying cheer up cheer up ... I hate those grinning, skipping, smirking, senseless optimists". By Don Marquis. For details see Monday


Unknown: Don Marquis.

: Thirty Years and More

4/5. Jamaican-born jazz musician Coleridge Goode met Gertrude, an Austrian refugee, amid the chaos of wartime London. What was it that drew them together - and kept them that way? With Melanie McFadhean. For details see Monday


Musician: Coleridge Goode
Unknown: Melanie McFadhean.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

This week, Cosmos 1 - the world's first solar sail - is due to be launched from the belly of an ex-Cold War submarine. When unfurled in space, its eight triangular sails span the length of a tennis court and are pushed not by wind, but by light. Ouentin Cooper talks to Andy Lound from the Planetary Society about the future of solar sails. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Andy Lound
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

5/6. Topical sitcom, focusing on the life of backbench MP Duncan Stonebridge , who is now struggling to defend a majority of 27 and wondering if it's all been worthwhile. There are not many options for an MP who's been passed over for ministerial promotion and is considered a political liability ever since he fell off the stage during Question Time. If that's not bad enough, Duncan has to deal with the impossible demands of his local electors, who naively think an MP can actually get things done. 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
Arthur: Simon Greenall
Norman: Geoffrey McGivern

: The Archers

Kenton's prayers are answered. For cast see page 52 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine show, presented by John Wilson. Producer Thomas Morris


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Miss Mapp

9/10. Faradiddleony. The Contessa Faragleoni eventually arrives in Tilling and the ladies all eagerly await their invitation to dine with her. By EF Benson. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Contessa Faragleoni

: The Race Is On

New series 1/3. Emotional memories of London's 1948 Olympic Games have fostered the desire to host the Games once again in 2012. Peter White follows the plans for London's bid, talking to Ken Livingstone , who first dreamt of a London Olympics four years ago, and the man now heading that bid, Sebastian Coe. Producers Sue Mitchell and Steven Williams


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Sebastian Coe.
Unknown: Steven Williams

: In Business

8/9. Medicine Man. As chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline Jean-Paul Gamier is one of the most powerful men in the global pharmaceuticals industry. Peter Day asks him about the company that influences millions of lives and which, because of the nature of its products, should have a greater degree of responsibility to its customers than many Other businesses. Producer Sandra Kanthal Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Leading Edge

6/10. 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 until 10.15

Presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Notes on a Scandal

9/10. Sheba's obsession with Connolly makes her callous towards Barbara, who has taken revenge by letting the secret slip to a fellow teacher. By Zoe Heller. For details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Heller.

: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

8/8. Quintessential Phase 4: Fit the Twenty-Sixth
In which The Whole Sort of General Mishmash Finally Concludes. By Douglas Adams. See Choice: page 136. For cast and details see Tuesday Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Mao - theUnknown Story

4/5. By Jung Chang. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jung Chang.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

My Life So Far (5/5) Jane Fonda reads from her new autobiography


Unknown: Jane Fonda

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