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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Colonel Margaret Hay.


Unknown: Colonel Margaret Hay.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.55 August 1945 2/12. For details see yesterday


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Devout Sceptics

3/6. Bel Mooney and her guest explore the territory between belief and unbelief. This week, she meets children's author Dick King Smith , the writer of Babe. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Dick King Smith

: Dance Saves Lives

3/5. Ballet Nganzo is a Rwandan group of youngsters for whom dance has meant an astonishing journey out of Africa and back again. With British aid worker Boris Hunka and music producer Chris Redmond. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Boris Hunka
Producer: Chris Redmond.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Brian Haymes. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow (Marching). John 21, vv4-13. Thy
Perfect Love (Rutter). We Shall See Him in the Morning (Dim ondJesu). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistere

4/5. Negotiating the rules and the more subtle behaviour patterns of a foreign country are as challenging as creating a new garden. Finistere is not much like Sweden - but that's its essential charm. By Bodil Malmsten. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Do Not Adjust Yourself
4/5. Marley. Written by Kate Perry. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Kate Perry.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The Ashes series moves on to Edgbaston, Birmingham, for the Second Test. Commentary on the first day's play from Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Jim Maxwell , with experts Mike Selvey and Geoff Lawson. including at
12.35pm News; County Talk.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate lime


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Geoff Lawson.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/9. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Roy Hattersley entertains an audience at this summer's Buxton Festival with some of his favourite prose and poetry read for him by Barrie Rutter and David Fleeshman. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Unknown: David Fleeshman.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Sheila McClennon and Peter White.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
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: Encore for Stalin

One evening, Radio Moscow broadcast a Mozart concerto that Stalin demands to hear again. Too afraid to tell him no such recording exists, the orchestra have until dawn to recreate it. By Robin Glendinning. Producer/Director Gemma McMullan


Unknown: Robin Glendinning.
Director: Gemma McMullan
Maria Yudina: Imogen Stubbs
Ludmilla: Gillian Kearney
Anton: Peter Hanly
Smirnov: Gerard Murphy
Girin: Leo Bill
Manager: James Greene
Pavlik: Darragh Kelly

: Check Up

2/7. Insomnia. If you suffer from chronic insomnia, call Barbara Myers , who will put your questions to a leading Sleep specialist. Producer Erika Wright PHONE: [number removed]from 1.30pm on day of broadcast


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Curly Tales

4/5. Loulou and Barbie and the Seven Deadly Sins. A late summer day. Soon Loulou will be 12 and it will be time to put away childish things. But what will poor Barbie do then? Written by Morven Crumlish. Read by Flora Montgomery and Tara Hugo. For details see Monday


Written By: Morven Crumlish.
Read By: Flora Montgomery
Read By: Tara Hugo.

: Classical Cuts

4/5. Pachelbel's Canon. Tom Robinson discoves how a short canon by a 17th-century composer became a must for weddings and a part of "audio architecture" at a New York railway Station. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks next week, giving sky watchers an opportunity to see many meteors. Meanwhile, a new radar based in Antarctica will be monitoring the meteors we can't see with the naked eye. Professor Nick Mitchell talks to Ouentin Cooper about meteor-monitoring in the mesosphere. This area at the top of our atmosphere is incredibly sensitive to temperature change and could provide answers to many questions on climate change. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Professor Nick Mitchell
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

4/6. Mel decides to take up the life of the conceptual artist and Vicki proves to be the muse for a previously unknown Saatchi brother. Starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine with Martin Hyder and Jim North. Written by by Paul Kerensa , Rhodri Crooks , Jim North , Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine. 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: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Julia's left holding the fort. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine. producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Do Not Adjust Yourself

4/5. Marley. At nine months pregnant, Marley (Tracy-Ann Oberman) has become delusional and is smitten with her TV repair man. Her marriage to Ben just might survive, but only if that baby will hurry up and be born. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Expert Patient

1/2. Nearly a third of the UK population are living with a chronic condition, and the Government has launched a new self-management course called The
Expert Patient. Many people who have completed the course claim it has changed their lives. Trisha MacNair investigates whether the programme puts people back in control by managing their condition better and enabling them to navigate the NHS. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Trisha MacNair
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Analysis

5/9. BA UK. Britain is second only to the United States in the number of overseas students we attract to our universities. But is there a danger of short-changing Britain's own home students in the race for the extra funding that overseas fees provide? Frances Cairncross assesses the pros and cons of being a leader in the global higher-education market. Producer Sheila Cook Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Costing the Earth

2/6. After the disappointment of the G8 summit's failure to tackle climate change, it seems technology will have to solve our environmental problems. Can it provide the answer and will it be in time? Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Animal Farm

4/5. "No animal shall kill any other animal." By George Orwell. For details see Monday


Unknown: George Orwell.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

New series 1/4. Language and Communication
This exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution begins by looking at languages, of which there are 5,000 or so now in use. Why is it fortunate that the original human language developed in Africa rather than England? The programme also hears from a man who thinks his bees are telling him about unsolved crimes, and Professor Austin Herring demonstrates his valve-based translation machine. By Chris Addison and Carl Cooper. Starring comedian Chris Addison , with Professor Austin Herring (aka Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Carl Cooper.
Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Dan Tetsell.
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Lost Smile

Leslie Forbes 's mum had all her teeth taken out in her early 20s. But just as the teeth went, so did her broad smile. Leslie Forbes talks to denture makers past and present to find out what happened to the lost smile. Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Talks: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Sally Flatman

: News

: Book of the Week: The Price of Waterin Finistere

4/5. By Bodil Malmsten. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Bodil Malmsten.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (10/10) For details see Sunday

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