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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Mary Stallard.


Unknown: Mary Stallard.

: 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 With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: 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 Andrew Graystone. We Believe in God the Father (Ebenezer). John 18, vv33-40. The Lord Is King (Radcliffe). The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). Director of music Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

4/5. It is now 1917 and Russia is suffering terrible losses in the war against Germany. The tsar has abdicated and the people of Siberia are hoping for greater freedom and democracy under the new regime. But a small band of Bolsheviks is gathering power. By Stephanie Williams. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: Woman's Hour

Poet Anne Stevenson talks to Jenni Murray about her newly published collected works.


Talks: Anne Stevenson
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Animal Show

4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Lucy Baldwyn. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Lucy Baldwyn.

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

Venezuela. President Hugo Chavez - a man who has survived general strikes, civil unrest and a failed coup attempt - has taken control of the state's national oil company, PDVSA, and begun investing billions of petrodollars in health, education and employment projects.
Thousands of poor people have benefited from the move, but many middle-class Venezuelans and the political opposition argue that the policy is unsustainable.
Seasoned Latin American analyst Nick Caistor visits Caracas to assess the claims and counter-claims.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Hugo Chavez
Unknown: Nick Caistor
Producer: Linda Pressly

: Political Bollywood

1/2. Indian movies are the most viewed films in the world, reaching well beyond the billion-strong audience in India itself. But forget the kitsch, gaudy stereotypes. Ever since the beginning, Hindi films have been about social and political engineering, about the placing and reinforcing of political resistance, social mores and moral principles. This programme deals with the Indian film industry up to Independence. Presented by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . Producer Simon Hollis Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presented By: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Producer: Simon Hollis

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Best Snow for Skiing

It is 1978, and Valda Trevlyn Grieve, the second wife of the Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid, is reassessing her life following her husband's death. A student arrives at her door during a snow storm determined to pay his respects. Valda, irritated by the youngster's intrusion, does her best to shatter his illusions. The story unravels over the two days this odd couple spend in each other's company while snowed in at Brownsbank Cottage.

The Best Snow for Skiing
2.15pm R4 "I'm not an arse-licker, I'm a poet," is a truly original way for a young man to try and persuade an old woman to let him into her isolated cottage. In Linda Cracknell's emotionally intense drama, set in 1978 and inspired by the real-life marriage of poet Hugh MacDiarmid to feisty Cornish nationalist Vaida Trevlyn Grieve, the youth arrives at the grieving widow's house in order to seek inspiration from the home of his dead literary hero. As snow traps them in the cottage together, the presumptuous poet finds Valda's bluntness to be the muse he really needs. Jane Anderson


Writer: Linda Cracknell
Director: Lu Kemp
Valda: Colette O'Neil
Andrew: Iain Robertson

: More or Less

4/5. The essential guide to numbers, presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Five on Four

4/5. Holiday. An American couple discover that appearances can be deceptive. Written by Panos Karnezis and read by Debora Weston. For details see Monday


Written By: Panos Karnezis
Read By: Debora Weston.

: The Real Just So Stories

4/4. How the Zebra Got Its Stripes. Kipling, like many zoologists, assumed that the stripes are for camouflage against big predators, but the truth turns out to be more surprising: the stripes make zebras invisible to tsetse flies.
With Alistair McGowan. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alistair McGowan.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Three-quarters of all scientists and engineers are men. Not only are women a minority, they are lower-paid and less likely to be promoted to the top jobs than their male counterparts. A recent survey by the Athena Project found that female scientists felt less valued than male colleagues and were disadvantaged in terms of salary, promotion and career development. But what are the Government, educators and employers doing to redress the balance? Quentin Cooper is joined by Dr Katie Perry from the Daphne Jackson Trust, an organisation that helps female scientists, engineers and IT specialists return to work after career breaks, producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Katie Perry
Unknown: Daphne Jackson
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

2/6. The year is 2008, and while Mel and Vicki are principally concerned with selling their flat, the country is in the grip of a violent backlash against celebrities.
Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Lewis MacLeod and Jim North. By Danny Robbins and Dan Tetsell , with Mel Hudson , Vicki Pepperdine and Jim North. Music by Richie Webb ; Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Jim North.
Unknown: Danny Robbins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Jim North.
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Lilian toasts a new era. For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with John Wilson. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: John Wilson.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Animal Show: Blackbird

4/5. Alison's parents are splitting up. No one is telling her anything and she's trying to make sense of it. By Lucy Baldwyn.
(For details see Monday) (Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Lucy Baldwyn
Alison: Lulu Popplewell
Maureen: Susan Brown
Julie: Rachel Atkins
Danny: Daniel Anthony

: Peace Kids

In 1988 Maud Hand was teaching at a Catholic primary school in Athenry, in the west of Ireland. She set out to open her pupils' eyes to a world of conflict - on the other side of the border, on the other side of the world and in their own classrooms and playgrounds. She returns to Athenry to ask what impact those lessons had and to find out how much the pupils, the town and Ireland itself have changed. ProducerJulia Adamson


Unknown: Maud Hand

: Analysis

2/9. Or Saving Europe's Bacon? Tony Blair wants a great debate about Europe's purpose, while its voters are fearful of unemployment, immigration and ever-widening borders. In the second of two programmes about the way forward for Europe, Quentin Peel asks whether the enlarged EU can still offer the safety, democracy and prosperity for all that its founders once dreamed of, and how this can be achieved. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

9/10. Geoff Watts reports on the week's top stories from the world of science and technology. 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 Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

4/10. Nawja settles into a routine with a new family and visits what remains of her own. Leila Aboulela 's moving story of a woman sustained by faith when all else is lost, read by Adjoa Andoh. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

: Radio9

3/6. 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 David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Olga's Story

4/5. By Stephanie Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Williams.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Purple Hibiscus
(10/10) For details see Sunday

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