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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Dr Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.55 August 1945 9/12. For details see Saturday


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Devout Sceptics

4/6. Bel Mooney and her guest explore the territory between belief and unbelief. This week, she meets Tim Smit , chief executive and co-founder of the Eden Project. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Tim Smit

: Dance Saves Lives

4/5. David Toole dances on his hands. With Celeste Dandeker, co-founder of the integrated dance company
Candoco, he recalls how he moved from a job sorting mail from his wheelchair in Leeds to an international career in physical theatre. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: David Toole
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

4/5. The Paradigm Theory. As Dr Atkins lies in a coma, the now-much-slimmer author argues the theory that the low-carb diet could be a scientific revolution. After 30 years of the paradigm "fat is bad, carbs are good", along comes Atkins to rock the boat - for the second time. Following his death, the Atkins backlash comes into being. William Leith 's s memoirs, read by John Sessions. For details see Mon Rptd 12.30am


Unknown: William Leith
Read By: John Sessions.
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Daily Service

Presented by Father Philip Sumner. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Song I). Isaiah 64, vv1-5; 8-9. Great and Marvellous Are Thy Works (Tomkins). Be Thou My Vision (Slane). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Presented By: Father Philip Sumner.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Low Road By Valerie Miner.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Valerie Miner.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
The Ashes series moves to Manchester's Old Trafford tor the Third Test. Commentary on the first day's play from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell , with experts Graham Gooch , Vic Marks and Geoff Lawson. Including at 12.35pm News; County Talk.
Producer Peter Baxter oximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Graham Gooch
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Geoff Lawson.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

3/9. BBC 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

3/5. Comedian Jo Brand , with the help of actors Lalla Ward, Philip Franks and Jon Glover , entertains an audience with some of her favourite prose and poetry, including a poem by John Hegley , a story by Annie Proulx and a song from Elvis Costello. Producer VivBeeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: John Hegley
Story By: Annie Proulx
Unknown: Elvis Costello.

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis.

: Open Country

Extended rpt of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dumb Heads

Two incompetent English soldiers hiding from Dattie accidentally slay the Prince of Wales, who has a pnce on his head. But how can they get the head back to London? Comedy by Neil Warhurst set in medieval Wales. Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Comedy By: Neil Warhurst
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Peter: Phil Daniels
Stephen: Ray Coulthard
Abbot/Edward: Trevor Cooper
Lisbie: Colleen Prenderqast
Llewelyn/Sir Robert: Alex Lowe
Physician/Innkeeper: Harry Myers
Joanna: Susan Jameson
Sam/William: Richard Katz

: Check Up

3/7. Essential Tremor. It is estimated that between 3 and bb people in every thousand have this condition, which is a continuous involuntary movement in part of the body. Though the condition is helped by drugs or, in severe cases, surgery, specialists do not fully understand its mechanisms. Listeners can call Barbara Myers , who will put their questions to leading specialist Professor Leslie Findlay. Producer Erika Wright PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm on day of broadcast


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Leslie Findlay.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Reggie Pepper Stories

4/5. The Test Case. By PG Wodehouse. Reggie is desperate to roll up the aisle with Ann Selby - but how can he prevent her from regarding him as "a sub-species of humanity"? Read by Martin JarviS. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ann Selby
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: The Old Bill

4/5. Arresting Accounts. In the 17th century, the parish constables of Manchester were volunteers and it cost them twopence to keep someone in a cell overnight. Are there any parallels between their lives and those of today's career constables? For details see Monday

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Lunar telescopes and interstellar warfare may sound like they belong in the plot of the latest sci-fi blockbuster, but they're also found inside the pages of a fictional travelogue written in ancient Greece in the second century AD. The author, Lucian of Samosata, wrote about telescopes on the moon that magnified sound and lunar women who laid eggs. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Karen Ni Mheallaigh from the University of Liverpool about the surprising links between ancient Greece and modern science fiction. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Karen Ni Mheallaigh
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

5/6. When Mel unexpectedly turns up with a baby that turns out to be hers, Vicki is understandably somewhat put out. Written by and starring Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Dave Lamb and Jim North. Additional material by Richie Devlin and Jim North. Music by Richie Webb ; Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North.
Unknown: Richie Devlin
Unknown: Jim North.
Music By: Richie Webb
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

David gets an exercise in diplomacy. For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine with John Wilson , including a report on the design of the Spitfire, as revealed in a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London. ProducerStephen Hughes


Unknown: John Wilson

: The Low Road

4/5. Valerie and her mother watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. By Valerie Miner.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Ii.

: The Expert Patient

2/2. Nearly a third of the UK population are living with a chronic condition, so a new self-management course has been launched by the Government called "The Expert Patient". Many people who have completed the course claim it has changed their lives. Trisha MacNair discovers whether the health professionals welcome a new breed of assertive patient. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Trisha MacNair
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: Analysis

6/9. The Right End of the Stick? In many contexts mutual understanding seems mandatory. Yet all too often it breaks down, leading to wars, sundered friendships, lost customers and defeated heroes. But how is it that we fall victim to confusion so often? In a studio discussion, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto explores why misunderstanding matters - and whether it is something we want and need to do. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

3/6. Gardeners are increasingly bombarded with advice about how to garden in a "wildlife-friendly" manner. But how much of this advice is backed up by sound science. Are slug pellets really bad for hedgehogs? Do nettles attract butterflies? Is it important to plant only native species? Alex Kirby investigates. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Alex Kirby
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Devout Sceptics

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Carrie Gracie.


Unknown: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Thirty-First of June

4/5. In which there is the small matter of a tournament.
By JB Priestley. Read by Nicky Henson. For details see Monday


Unknown: Jb Priestley.
Read By: Nicky Henson.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

2/4. Social Development. This exploration of the fascinating subject of human evolution continues with a look at the human brain, which, according to scientists, has developed to help us cope with our unpleasantly complicated social lives. By Chris Addison and Carl Cooper. Starring 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

: Breaking Ground

The story of a collaboration between a Yorkshire farmer and a group of Asian allotment holders, and their mutual interest in growing coriander. With Liz Carney. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Liz Carney.
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: News

: Book of the Week: The Hungry Years -Confessions of a Food Addict

4/5. The Paradigm Theory. By William Leith. Rptd from9.45am


Unknown: William Leith.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance (5/5) For details see Sunday

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