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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Alan Billings.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
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 Colonel Margaret Hay. Just as I Am (Saffron
Walden). John 21, W15-19. 0 Let the Son of God Enfold
(Wimber, arr Wilson). I Adore Thee (Stainer). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Presented By: Colonel Margaret Hay.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Book of the Week: The Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

4/5. Now in his 60s, there is still much for Cobbett to do, with support of political reform the top priority. Then, in 1832, he becomes an MP after standing unsuccessfully on two previous occasions. By Richard Ingrams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

: Woman's Hour

Veteran Hollywood star Maureen O'Hara talks to
Jenni Murray about her autobiography TisHersen.
10.45 The Reef By Edith Wharton. 4/10. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Talks: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

5/8. Tourism. With international tourism set to double in the next 15 years, and Europe as its top destination, it's clear why everyone wants a slice of the lucrative cake not least, some of the new members of the EU. The low-cost airlines are helping these countries to achieve their share of the business, but at what price? Jonathan Charles travels from the Baltics to the beaches of Sardinia to examine how Europe can best develop its tourism without destroying the very reasons why the destinations are so popular. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Charles
Producer: John Murphy

: Michael and Martin

Martin Scorsese leads this celebration of the life of film director Michael Powell to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Scorsese tells Ian Christie how he tracked down the director in the early 1970s. At the time,
Powell was the forgotten man of British cinema and Scorsese had only a few clues to his whereabouts, unce he found Powell, he invited him to come to America, _ where both Powell and his films found a new lease of life -
Scorsese even played matchmaker, introducing Powell to his future wife, Scorsese's long-time editor,
Thelma SchOOnmaker. Producer Stephen Hughes Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Director: Michael Powell
Unknown: Ian Christie
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Afternoon Play: Clapham Junction

When Laura Harris sees her double staring at her across a railway platform, she quickly discovers that her life is on a course over which she has little or no control. Written by Rebecca Saire.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Laura Harris
Written By: Rebecca Saire.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Laura: Emma Fielding
Ian: Stephen Boxer
Hilary: Hilary MacLean
Eve: Rebecca Saire
Therapist: Charlie Simpson

: More or Less

2/5. The essential guide to numbers, risk, league tables, targets budgets, measurement and quantification of every kind in the news, politics and in life. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Theories of Relativity

4/5 Eclipse. In 1919 a group of scientists travel to the Atlantic island of Principe to view a total eclipse ot the sun But they can't resist betting on the outcome and consulting with a shaman to ensure clear skies. By Douglas Young , read by Michael Mackenzie. For details see Monday


Unknown: Douglas Young
Read By: Michael MacKenzie.

: The Real Frasiers

4/5 Dr Raj Persaud hears from post-traumatic stress expert, the Argentinian radio psychiatrist Dr Enrique de Rosa Alabaster. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Dr Enrique de Rosa Alabaster.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The discovery of palladium 200 years ago caused a furore. Instead of being announced in a scholarly journal the new element was advertised for sale in a shop in Soho.
It made its 19th-century discoverer, chemist
William Wollaston , a rich man. Wollaston was a brilliant polymath, discovering the first amino acid, inventing navigational instruments and suggesting new theories in fields as diverse as astronomy and physiology. Getting the mettle of the metal man is Professor Bill Griffith from Imperial College, whojoins presenter Quentin Cooper. producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: William Wollaston
Unknown: Professor Bill Griffith
Presenter: Quentin Cooper.
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Party Line

6/6 Topical sitcom focusing on the life of backbench MP Duncan Stonebridge, who's struggling with a tiny majority of 27 and wondering if it's all been worthwhile. But there are not many options for an MP who is considered a political liability ever since he fell off the stage during Question Time. If that's not bad enough, he's having to deal with the impossible demands of his local electors, who naively believe that an MP can actually get things done. Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.


Writer: Steve Punt
Writer: Hugh Dennis
Producer: Adam Bromley
Duncan: James Fleet
Jane: Rachel Atkins
Arthur: Simon Greenall
Norman: Geoffrey McGivern

: The Archers

Matt displays his own brand of honesty.
For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts news, interviews and a profile of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson , who turns 80 this year and is about to perform in Britain for the first time in 15 years. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Pianist: Oscar Peterson

: The Reef

4/10 Product of old New York, subject of an and marriage, chatelaine of the gracious but stultifying Givre - at last Anna's life is about to begin, now Darrow has arrived to claim her. But an unexpected surprise awaits him. By Edith Wharton.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Edith Wharton.

: The Race Is On

2/3. Peter White follows London's Olympic bid team in the run-up to the crucial inspection by the International Olympic Committee. With the capital's plans under close scrutiny and the media spotlight focused on the London Mayor's ill-advised remarks, can Sebastian Coe and the team fend off looming PR disasters and make a convincing case for bringing the Games to London? producers Sue Mitchell and Steven Williams


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Steven Williams

: In Business

9/9. Do It Like Deming. W Edwards Deming was the "quality" guru whose analysis transformed Japanese business after the Second World War, and then took the rest of the world by storm decades later. But, as Peter Day discovers, Deming's ideas are about more than quality: they try to transform the organisations that drive so many workers and customers to daily frustration. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Edwards Deming
Unknown: Peter Day

: Leading Edge

7/10. 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

With Julian Worricker.


Unknown: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: Mr Starlight

4/10. On their second Atlantic crossing, Sel is spotted by a Los Angeles refrigeration tycoon. '"Bring him out west, ask me, he can't fail. Mr Starlight !' And that was how he got his name." By Laurie Graham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Starlight
Unknown: Laurie Graham.

: Radio9

- New series 1/6. In a world where presentation is at the wheel, and content is firmly bound and gagged in the back, Radio9 finds itself with so much to say but no idea how to say it. Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones


Unknown: Johnny Daukes
Unknown: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

The day's news from Westminster, with Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Life andAdventures of William Cobbett

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


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.

: Analysis '

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
(5/5) Written and read by David Sedaris


Read By: David Sedaris

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