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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Ven Dr John Holdsworth.


Unknown: Dr John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Comp!

New Series 1/4. Pioneers. Evan Davis charts the surprising and controversial history of the comprehensive school. Today he rediscovers the pioneers of the new ideas and hears from some of the first pupils to go to a "comp" - years earlier than many might expect. Producer Phil Tinline Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Olympic Stories

2/4. David Grindley. In 1992, David Grindley won a bronze as part of Britain's 4x400m relay team in Barcelona. He was just 19 and a glittering career lay ahead of him. A year later, injury shattered his dreams. Diane Modahl meets him and learns of his anger with the sporting authorities who turned their back on him. Producer Rebecca Sandles <R)


Unknown: David Grindley.
Unknown: David Grindley
Unknown: Diane Modahl
Producer: Rebecca Sandles

: Daily Service

Presented by Fr Philip Sumner. Thine for Ever!
(Newington). Psalm 71, vvl-6. Lord, I Trust Thee (Handel). Be Still, My Soul (Finlandia). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Richard Tanner.


Presented By: Fr Philip Sumner.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

4/5. 1 Can't Believe It Is Howard. Patricia is invited to the wedding of another successful "introduction". But her plans for a triumphant entrance in a blue silky frock are rearranged by a calving cow, which knocks her unconscious. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Howard. Patricia

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Valley of the Dolls

By Jacqueline Susann.
9/15. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama rpt at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/9. 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

: Get Rid of That Constable, I Want a Hockney

One of the lesser-known perks of becoming a government minister is the access it gives to a treasure trove of British art, ranging from Hogarth to Hirst. It's called the Government Art Collection, and ministers vie with each other for its best canvases to adorn their office walls. What does their artistic taste say about our political masters? The collection also has the delicate job of placing works of art in British embassies overseas. Mark Whitaker explores a fascinating world where fine art meets politics and diplomacy. Producer Mark Whitaker Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Carolyn Atkinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Carolyn Atkinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: 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: Still Life

Alice is shocked to see an old friend begging on the high street. Mark was always the centre of the art student crowd. He has changed beyond recognition, but so has she. Starring Julia Ford and Lloyd Hutchinson. By Christopher Harris. Producer/Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Julia Ford
Unknown: Lloyd Hutchinson.
Unknown: Christopher Harris.
Director: Claire Grove

: Check Up

6/7. Having an abnormal level of cholesterol in the blood is a proven cause of heart attack. Cholesterol can be controlled by the use of Statins, a drug that reduces the risk of heart problems by about 30 per cent.
Unfortunately, they usually require long-term use and they do have side effects, including stomach upsets, muscle ache and liver problems. if you have a question about Statins please call Barbara Myers. 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

: Five Short Stories by AE Coppard

4/5. Nixey's Harlequin. When one Thomas Wilson is mistaken for another Thomas Wilson , it can lead to all sorts of misunderstandings, as our man Wilson knows Only tOO well. For details see Monday


Unknown: Thomas Wilson
Unknown: Thomas Wilson

: Streetlife

4/5. Matthew Parris discovers rare bats in disused London Underground tunnels, takes a closer look at the lives of the mice he's spent many hours watching from Tube platforms, and learns that the Underground also has its own unique species Of mosquito. For details see Monday


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Lurking at the bottom of every puddle and pond are tiny life forms called diatoms. Looking more like space ships than cells, the 20,000 species of diatom are now known to take more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than all the world's rainforests. Quentin Cooper talks to Professor David Mann from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh about a life spent hunting these creatures, and hears how the glass-like cell walls of diatoms can provide a window on climate conditions millions Of years ago. Producer Marnie Chesterton


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor David Mann
Producer: Marnie Chesterton

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue - Edinburgh Special

The "antidote to panel games" makes a long-awaited return visit to the Edinburgh Festival. Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Ross Noble provide more homespun wireless entertainment for the young at heart. With Colin Sell at the piano. Producer Jon Naismith
BBC AUDIO: Many selections of this award-winning quiz show are available on audio cassette and CD, including the recently released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ross Noble
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Things get out of control at Lower Loxley.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson present the arts show. Producer Martin smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Valley of the Dolls

9/15. Jennifer is invited to star in French films, and Anne gets work in the new medium - television.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: The Lost Generation

2/3. Neet is the Government's latest buzz word - an acronym for young people Not in Education, Employment or Training. Policy makers are now trying to catch potential Neets at an early stage. Simon Cox looks at the projects targeting boys at infant school and those before the teenage years. Producer Richard Vadon ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Analysis

9/9. Goodbye Autocratic Allies. What sort of governments would free and fair elections produce in the Middle East and North Africa? Recent indications suggest that Islamist, anti-Western parties would fare better than the liberal secularists. But the US Government seems prepared to accept the will of the Middle Eastern people, and it is now putting pressure to reform on those unelected regimes it previously supported. The UK Government has given the policy its cautious support. Hugh Miles assesses the risks of replacing autocratic allies with democratic foes. producer Innes Bowen : Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Hugh Miles
Producer: Innes Bowen
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Costing the Earth

6/6. Saving the Life Aquatic. British seas are increasingly in demand - tourists, fishermen, anglers, dredgers and wind farms are all competing for a slice of the action, while ecologists are calling for protected areas and no-fishing zones. The Government is planning a new marine bill, hoping to balance the needs of wildlife protection and industry. Can a bill achieve this goal? Tom Heap travels to the Isle of Mull to explore the battle for the oceans while sea kayaking, whale watching and examining the relationship between people and the sea. Producer Cathryn Wood


Producer: Cathryn Wood

: Comp!

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

9/10. A long journey across the desert has taken a now very fragile Kit to the house of Belquassim. By Paul Bowles. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Bowles.

: With Comic in Tent

Another chance to hear a tribute to the comic
Malcolm Hardee , who died earlier this year. Arthur Smith comperes as a host of top comics wheel out their best material. Producers Alison Vernon-Smith and Julian Mayers


Unknown: Malcolm Hardee
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith
Producers: Julian Mayers

: The Proper Vehicle of Passion

2/2. Pigging It. Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee follow in the tyre tracks of a journey around France made by Henry James and Edith Wharton in 1907. Today, at Nohant, the home of George Sand. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Edith Wharton

: News

: Book of the Week: Tales from theCountry Matchmaker

4/5. By Patricia Warren. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Patricia Warren.

: Analysis

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Don Quixote (15/15)
For details see Sunday


Unknown: Don Quixote

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