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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Abdal Hakim Murad.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Abdal Hakim Murad.

: Devout Sceptics

5/6. Science communicator and presenter Kathy Sykes is Bel Mooney 's guest this week in the series that explores the territory between belief and unbelief. Producer Malcolm Love Repeated at 9.30pm


Presenter: Kathy Sykes
Unknown: Bel Mooney

: Dance Saves Lives

5/5. Andrew O'Hagan , the Booker-nominated writer, was a ballet scholarship student. Philip Moseley , who went from South Yorkshire to the Royal Ballet, was inspirational to the writer Lee Hall , author of Billy Elliot. They talk about what really happens to working-class ballet boys. Producer Frances Byrnes


Unknown: Andrew O'Hagan
Unknown: Philip Moseley
Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Billy Elliot.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: Daily Service

Presented by Andrew Graystone. In the Darkness of the Still Night (Rizza). Colossians 1, vv15-20. Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (Hilton). Of the Father's Love Begotten (Divinum Mysterium). With the Coventry
Singers. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright.


Presented By: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.

: Book of the Week: Room Full of Mirrors

4/5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes a bid for tame in the United States with a legendary performance at the Monterey Festival. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Pale View of Hills By Kazuo Ishiguro.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro.

: From Our Own Correspondent

4/9. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC 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

4/5. Richard Dawkins , professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford, entertains an audience with some favourite and accessible science-writing. With readers Lalla Ward, Philip Franks and Jon Glover. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Jon Glover.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson ana Liz Barclay.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Behind Closed Doors

In the course of one night three women reel from the shock of the sudden death of six-month-old Rosie. Tara, Rosie's mother, has shut herself away having formally accused her mother-in-law, Savita, of being responsible for Rosie's death. Terrified for her future, Savita awaits questioning at the police station while her daughter Neela paces the corridors outside. By Lekha Desai Morrison.


Writer: Lekha Desai Morrison
Director: Kate Chapman
Tara: Rina Mahoney
Savita: Shelley King
Neela: Pooja Ghai
Raj: Pushpinder Chani

: Check Up

4/7. About 6,000 people in the UK have haemophilia, a clotting disorder that runs in families. Severe bruising ana nose bleeds can also be a symptom of another clotting disorder - Von Willebrand 's disease. Such illnesses can be mistaken for signs of abuse, especially in children.
Barbara Myers invites your calls and emails on haemophilia ana related bleeding disorders. Producer Erika Wright PHONE:[number removed] from 1.30pm on day of broadcast


Unknown: Von Willebrand
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Reporting the War

4/5. BBC Paris correspondent Allan Little introduces extracts from some of the most memorable writing of the Second World War. Peter Marinker reads novelist
Irwin Shaw 's report of an encounter at the Comedie Francaise on the day of liberation.


Introduces: Allan Little
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Irwin Shaw

: The Drovers Return - Summer in the Cevennes

4/5. Waking at 5.30am the flock sets off to find its breakfast. At midday it arrives through walls of fog just in time for lunch at the festival in Esperou. While the sheep take their ease, Richard Collins hunts down the traditional food and music of the numerous and highly distinct corners of the Cevennes, with the help of Herve Robert , Jean Ferrat and a local delicacy -tepid calf's head.


Unknown: Richard Collins
Unknown: Herve Robert
Unknown: Jean Ferrat

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Artificial Blood. A blood substitute could make human-to-human transfusions a thing of the past, providing a solution to shortages of donor blood and reducing the risk of transmitting diseases. Quentin Cooper talks to Dr Ken Lowe from Nottingham University who is genetically modifying haemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body. The hope is to mass-produce artificial molecules that can oxygenate the body's cells just as efficiently as our own blood. Producer Michelle Martin


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Dr Ken Lowe
Producer: Michelle Martin

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Hudson and Pepperdine Show

6/6. The last in the series written by and starring
Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine , with Martin Hyder , Dave Lamb and Jim North . Additional material by Rhodri Crooks , Paul Kerensa , Richie Devlin , Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell . Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Mel Hudson
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Jim North
Unknown: Rhodri Crooks
Unknown: Paul Kerensa
Unknown: Richie Devlin
Unknown: Danny Robins
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Oliver resists temptation.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson meets the photographer Donald McCullin , whose new book is the result of a journey through tribal lands in the valley of the Omo River in Ethiopia. Producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Donald McCullin
Producer: Thomas Morris

: A Pale View of Hills

4/5. The House in Nagakawa. Etsuko goes with her father-in-law to visit the town where he was a schoolteacher, and she witnesses a painful confrontation between past and present Japan.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Permission to Parent

Everybody said Mike and Liz Yates would make a great mum and dad. But no baby arrived, so they decided to adopt. The Yateses' personal diary tells of the highs and lows of a year of interviews and training, climaxing in the decision of a legal "panel" on their suitability to be adoptive parents. Producer Andrew Graystone


Unknown: Liz Yates
Producer: Andrew Graystone

: Analysis

7/9. The Asset Effect. All 21-year-olds should get E50,000 from the government: so says one of the gurus of the new philosophy of asset-based welfare. Stephanie Flanders asks whether giving people lump-sum handouts really is the key to creating social justice.
Producer Hugh Levinson Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Stephanie Flanders
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Miriam O'Reilly investigates the spiralling cost of picking up and disposing of rubbish cast aside on Britain's streets and dumped in the countryside - from the fields of Somerset to the nave of Westminster Abbey. Producer Mark Handscomb


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Mark Handscomb

: Devout Sceptics

Bel Mooney 's guest this week is science communicator and presenter Kathy Sykes. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Presenter: Kathy Sykes.

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Carrie Gracie.


Presented By: Carrie Gracie.

: Book at Bedtime: The Hole in the Wall

4/5. The Letter. "Sunk on purpose. Viney has murdered your father." By Arthur Morrison. For details see Monday


Unknown: Arthur Morrison.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

3/4. Science and Technology. Humans like to think that even if evolution has dealt them a neat hand, they have made their own luck through their mastery of science and technology. This episode looks at how many things, including penicillin and the light bulb, have been discovered accidentally. Starring award-winning comedian Chris Addison , with Professor Austin Herring (aka Geoffrey McGivern ), Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls


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

: Designed in Britain, Built in Japan

Corinne Julius looks at British designers who are breathing new life into traditional areas of Japanese design, including a Buddhist temple in Kagoshima and a forest in Hokkaido. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Corinne Julius

: News

: Book of the Week: Room Full of Mirrors

4/5. Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R Cross. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Jimi Hendrix

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (5/15) For details see


Unknown: Don Quixote

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