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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Lesley Carroll.


Unknown: Lesley Carroll.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Justin Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Justin Webb.

: 7.25, 8.25 Sports News

With Mary Rhodes.


Unknown: Mary Rhodes.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Devout Sceptics

2/6. Bel Mooney and her guest explore the territory between belief and unbelief. Today, she meets journalist Justine Picardie , author of If the Spirit Moves You, about the year in her life after the death of her sister Ruth from breast cancer. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Justine Picardie

: Dance Saves Lives

2/5. Another chance to hear stories about the transforming power of dance. Antonia Franceschi was the ballet star in Fame, the movie, but her real life on the streets of Manhattan was violent and neglected. With contributions from Patsy Rodenburgh of the National
Theatre, with whom Antonia is developing ways of telling her story. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Antonia Franceschi
Unknown: Patsy Rodenburgh
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Book of the Week: The Last HumanCannonball

4/5. The strange tale of Mrs Hitler 's Diaries. By Byron Rogers. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mrs Hitler
Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: Daily Service

Presented by Roanne Pascoe. Father, Hear the Prayer We
Offer (Sussex). Philippians 4, vv4-9. A Sarum Blessing (Lole). Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise, My
Soul). With Coventry Blue Coat Church of England School Choir. Director of music Philip Formstone.


Presented By: Roanne Pascoe.
Music: Philip Formstone.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

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


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: From Our Own Correspondent

New series 1/9. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

New series 1/5. John Simpson entertains an audience with some of his favourite pieces of writing, read by Jilly Bond and Michael Elwyn. There are classics from fellow journalists, poems by Seamus Heaney and Edward Thomas , and some nonsense from Lewis Carroll and the Marx Brothers. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Simpson
Read By: Jilly Bond
Read By: Michael Elwyn.
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: 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: Ink

Two linked stories - about a prison inmate in the 21st century who is determined to learn how to write, and Henry Stephens , the man who created the first commercially available ink in 1832 because he needed something to write with. Written by Shelley Silas and inspired by Stephens's artefacts and ink recipes at Avenue House, Finchley.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Henry Stephens
Written By: Shelley Silas
Director: Claire Grove
Henry Stephens: Paul Rhys
George: Don Gilet
Jackie: Nina Sosanya
John Keats: Paul Bazely
Mackreth: Andrew Harrison

: Check Up

New series 1/7 Anaesthesia. Pain relief is just part of the anaesthetist's job, which includes assessing a patient's fitness, monitoring them while in theatre and returning them to consciousness. if you have any concerns, put your questions to leading anaesthetist Dr David Wilkinson. Presented by Barbara Myers.
Producer Erika Wright
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm on day of broadcast


Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.
Presented By: Barbara Myers.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Americana

4/5. Do You Know Where I Am? In Sherman Alexie 's story, two college sweethearts rescue a lost cat - an act that will have profound consequences for the rest of their lives together. Read by Otter Ochampaugh. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sherman Alexie
Read By: Otter Ochampaugh.

: Precious Cargo

4/5. Dylan Winter asks what life is like for the seafarers on whom we rely. He continues by investigating what kind of marriage survives shore leave and long absences. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dylan Winter

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup visits the Parati literary festival in Brazil, talks to Peter Robb about his new book A Death in Brazil, and finds out about the Brazilian Dickens.
Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Peter Robb

: The Material World

Chloroform. Chloroform was discovered by accident in 1831 when an eccentric amateur pharmacist, Dr Samuel Guthrie , mixed hen-house disinfectant with whisky. it quickly became used as a powerful, but sometimes deadly, anaesthetic. Ouentin Cooper is joined by Linda Stratmann , author of Chloroform - the Quest for Oblivion. The debate surrounding the chemical's safety divided the medical community for 100 years until, in the 1950s, tests proved that inhaling chloroform caused cardiac arrest.
Since then, chloroform has found a safe, effective use as a solvent for DNA profiling. Producer Michelle Martin


Unknown: Dr Samuel Guthrie
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Linda Stratmann
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

3/6. Do the bright lights of television beckon for Mel and Vicki? Written by and starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder and Jim North. Additional material by Paul Kerensa , Rhodri Crooks , Jim North , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell. Music by Richie Webb Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Jim North.
Unknown: Paul Kerensa
Unknown: Rhodri Crooks
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Alistair gets a better offer.
For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson meets novelist John Irving, who discusses his newly published novel Until I Find You, and looks back on a career that produced The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules.


Presenter: Mark Lawson
Guest: John Irving
Producer: Robyn Read

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

4/5. Liz's investigations can only go so far in Gascony and she flies back to Birmingham to see what she can discover about the past life of one of her neighbours. By Nick McCarty.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Letters from Belmarsh

An extraordinary glimpse behind the bars of Belmarsh
Prison, through the correspondence between a Scottish grandmother and a Muslim man fighting extradition to France. Rachid Ramda - accused of the Paris Metro bombing - sends letters filled with poetry, descriptions of the Sahara, and discussions about English literature. Executive producer Lynne Mennie


Producer: Lynne Mennie

: Analysis

4/9. Love Thy Neighbour. Politicians of all parties talk of making local services more accountable to local people. But recent initiatives - from antisocial behaviour orders to high-hedge legislation - don't seem to encourage neighbourliness. David Walker examines the prospects for community in an individualistic age. Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Walker

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Grown in Africa, Asia and South America, flowers should prove that fair trade can work and provide a way out of poverty. But do they? Miriam O'Reilly goes to Africa to investigate the real cost of the flower trade. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Julian Worricker.


Presented By: Julian Worricker.

: Book at Bedtime: The Prelude

4/5. Ian McKellen continues to read Wordsworth's poem. With Robert Woof. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Robert Woof.

: Radio9

4/4. Radio9 has much to say but no idea how to say it. Written by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Producers Johnny Daukes and Claire Jones


Written By: Johnny Daukes
Written By: Hils Barker.
Producers: Johnny Daukes
Producers: Claire Jones

: The Mischievous Wind

Paul Vickers follows the sirocco as it moves from the Sahara north across the Mediterranean, meeting the people who, every year, brace themselves for the arrival of this hot, dry, desiccating wind. Producer Paul Vickers


Unknown: Paul Vickers
Producer: Paul Vickers

: News

: Book of the Week: The Last Human Cannonball

4/5. By Byron Rogers. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Byron Rogers.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (5/10)
For details see Sunday

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