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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
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 Giles Fraser.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Devout Sceptics

New series 1/6 Bel Mooney talks to guests who are devout enough to take the big questions seriously, and sceptical to the extent that they do not take their views off the shelf, but follow their own path. Her first guest is the musician and Live 8 organiser, Midge Ure. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Midge Ure.

: Dance Saves Lives

V5. Another chance to hear stories about the transforming power of dance, beginning with Helen Lewis , who survived the winter of 1944 in a concentration camp thanks to her dancing ability. Producer Frances Byrnes <R)


Unknown: Helen Lewis
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

4/5. Orhan Pamuk considers the various reactions of Westerners to his city, from sentimental orientalism to clear-eyed criticism. Read by Michael Maloney. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk
Read By: Michael Maloney.

: Daily Service

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Be Thou My Guardian and My Guide (Abridge). 1 Corinthians 10, vv1-6; 11-13.
0 Rest in the Lord (Mendelssohn). I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (trad Spiritual). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The start of England's challenge for the Ashes. Commentary on the First Test from Lord's by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell.
Experts include Mike Gatting and Merv Hughes. And in Talking Point at 12.30 Geoffrey Boycott gives the fifth
Cowdrey Lecture on the theme of the Spirit of Cricket.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time Let's give the Aussies a good stumping: page 28


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell.
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Merv Hughes.
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Soldiers' Wives By Sarah Daniels. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Sarah Daniels.

: Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe

8/8. Australia's Wood Trade. A row is taking place between Australia's wool producers and animal welfare groups, centred on the controversial practice of mulesing - shaving flesh from the sheep to protect them from insects. Peta, the animal-rights organisation, claims this is cruel because no pain relief is administered and it has called on retailers to boycott Australian wool. Wendy Carlisle finds out how the row is being played out in Australia and what the long-term effect might be on Australia's wool industry. Producer Sue Ellis Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Carlisle

: Political Bollywood

2/2. Indian movies are the most-viewed films in the world, reaching well beyond the billion-strong audience in India itself But forget the stereotypes. Since their beginning, Hindi films have been about social mores, politics and moral principles, and after Independence, Bollywood has focused on Hindu/Muslim hatreds, women's rights, the politics of town versus countryside, and the abject hypocrisies of Indian society. International conflict and war have also inspired films - as have the political and psychological effects of Partition. 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 Sheila McCiennon and Peter White.


Unknown: Sheila McCiennon
Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended rpt of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Little Photographer

Daphne du Maurier's classic tale features an illicit, slow-burning passion and a surprise twist. The young Madame la Marquise is away on holiday - alone and bored. But then she meets the local photographer and feels the thrill of being looked at. Dramatised by Michelene Wandor. Director Geni Hall-Kenny


Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor.
Director: Geni Hall-Kenny
Madame: Sian Thomas
Photographer: John McAndrew
Elise: Nickle Rainsford
Mlle Paul: Nickle Rainsford
Edouard: Robert Harper
Manager: Robert Harper
Miss Clay: Pauline White
Céleste: Alice Ford

: More or Less

5/5. 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

: Original Shorts

4/5. Billy. Written and read by actress Gemma Jones. In an English village during the Second World War, a young boy and an old woman discover a fragile interdependence. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gemma Jones.

: Being Yourself

4/5. Actor Fine Time Fontayne searches the internet to find people who share his real name - Ian Crossley. Although he's still known to his parents as Ian, in the business everyone calls him Fine Time. So does he have a split personality? And do two other Ian Crossleys - an amateur actor and a fervent Christian - ever dream of changing their name, or their identity? For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian Crossley.
Unknown: Ian Crossleys

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The nation's favourite BBC children's television moggy is beginning to show his age. Bagpuss is 30 and his pink-striped fur is beginning to look a little worse for wear. Together with his creator Peter Firmin, textile conservation expert Dinah Eastop talks to Quentin Cooper about how science can stop Bagpuss from developing puppet arthritis.


Unknown: Peter Firmin
Talks: Dinah Eastop
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Dave Podmore Ashes Special

As battle commences with the Australians, England's cricketers have fitness and ability in abundance - but in the departments that really count, they could still do with some timely advice from Dave Podmore , the nation's greatest underachiever. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Dave Podmore
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Archers

Tom becomes a friend in need. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Soldiers' Wives

4/5. Eighteen-year-old Ruby (Sarah Counsell ), hears bad news from her husband in Basra.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sarah Counsell

: Turning the Tide

The defeat of the miners in the strike of the mid-1980s had a number of repercussions, including a shift in power and status between men and women in the old mining communities. Caroline Beck talks to some of the women of the former east Durham coalfield about the way their lives have changed. Producer Dave Shearsby


Talks: Caroline Beck
Producer: Dave Shearsby

: Analysis

3/9. Love Thy Neighbour. Politicians of all parties talk of making local services more accountable to local people. But recent initiatives - from anti-social behaviour orders to high-hedge legislation - don't seem to encourage neighbourliness. David Walker examines the prospects for community in an individualistic age.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

10/10. 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

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Minaret

9/10. Nawja remembers her first encounter at the mosque. By Leila Aboulela. Read by Adjoa Andoh. For details see Monday


Unknown: Leila Aboulela.
Read By: Adjoa Andoh.

: Radio9

4/6. 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 byjohnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones


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

: Today in Parliament

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


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Istanbul

4/5. By Orhan Pamuk. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Orhan Pamuk.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Evening in the Palace of Reason (5/5) For details see Sunday

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