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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Elizabeth Obbard.


Unknown: Elizabeth Obbard.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rhidian Brook.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rhidian Brook.

: Comp

2/4. No More Sheep and Goats. Evan Davis charts the history of the comprehensive school, one of the most bitterly contested changes in education. By the end of the 1960s comprehensives were national policy, despite the protest of parents across the country. Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Olympic Stories

3/4. Raed Ahmed. In 1996 Raed Ahmed carried the Iraqi flag at the opening ceremony in Atlanta but then the weightlifting champion defected. Diane Modahl hears how the Iraqi authorities reacted, issuing his death sentence and imprisoning his family. Producer Rebecca Sandles


Unknown: Raed Ahmed.
Unknown: Raed Ahmed
Unknown: Diane Modahl
Producer: Rebecca Sandles

: Daily Service

With the Rev Brian Haymes. There's a Wideness in God s Mercy (Beecher). James 2, vv1, 8-13. God Forgave My Sin in Jesus's Name (Owens). May the Mind of Christ My
Saviour (St Leonard's). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Book of the Week: The Planets

4/5. Venus and Saturn. Dava Sobel considers how Venus has gained her immutable reputation as the most beautiful object in the night sky and why Saturn's rings become more intriguing the more we learn about them. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Dava Sobel

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Valley of the Dolls By Jacqueline Susann. 14/15. The Woman's Hour drama. for details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the first day of the Fifth Test at the Oval in London by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jim Maxwell with analysis from Graeme Fowler ,
Angus Fraser and Rod Marsh. Including at 12.35pm News followed by County Talk, and at 3.10 News.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Rod Marsh.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

7/9. 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 RT DIRECT: The book From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant. is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed]042 (national rate) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant.

: Hobo Heaven

In America every profession has its annual convention. Even the nomad who grabs illegal rides on freight trains is invited to the town of Britt in Iowa for an annual celebration of the hobo lifestyle. Is it a sentimental effort to turn sad old bums into romantic icons, or simply a tourist-attracting gimmick? Gerry Anderson joins the party. Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presenter: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Peter Everett

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Stephen Sackur.


Presented By: Stephen Sackur.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Stranger Faces

Rosie, a Leicester teenager, becomes convinced that Max, a Cameroonian ex-journalist, is the father she has been searching for. Written by Charlotte Thompson. Producer/Director Kate Chapman


Written By: Charlotte Thompson.
Director: Kate Chapman
Rosie: Ebony Feare
Max: Ben Onwukwe
Debs: Sara Poyzer
Mehmet: Nadim Sawalha
: Mina Rakheethakrar
Man: Delroy Brown
Woman: Natasha Godfrey
Girl: Sali Jones

: Check Up

7/7. As part of Radio 4's Stress Week, Barbara Myers takes your calls on dealing with stress. She is joined by GP Sarah Jarvis.
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm.


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Sarah Jarvis
Producer: Erika Wright

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: I Want to Be Alone

4/5. Birgitta's Cell. The ghostly voice of an anchorite intrudes upon a school trip to Norfolk as she whispers the story behind her solitary existence. By Marina Warner. For details see Monday


Annie: Zara Turner
Birgitta: Clare Corbett

: Who Ate All the Pies?

4/4. Every 23 December, the village of Mousehole in Cornwall celebrates Tom Bawcock 's Eve at the Ship Inn with star-gazey pie, so-called because the heads of pilchards poke through the crust. Ian McMillan investigates. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tom Bawcock
Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

From the British Association's Festival of Science at Trinity College, Dublin. Quentin Cooper is joined by a panel of experts who discuss and answer questions about the impact of climate change on our food. Producer John Watkins


Producer: John Watkins

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Right Time

The sketch show about life written and performed by people who've lived a bit. Starring Roger Blake , Eleanor Bron , Dudley Sutton and Paula Wilcox. With music by Ronnie Hollins and the Rex and Pierre Hollins. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.
Music By: Ronnie Hollins
Music By: Pierre Hollins.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Peggy sizes up the enemy.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including news of the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which is announced today. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Valley of the Dolls

14/15. Anne's first love is back but she is supposed to be marrying somebody else. By Jacqueline Susann. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: The Lost Generation

3/3. How to Stop Children Having Babies. How can Britain cut its record level of teenage pregnancies? The answer may lie with girls who fall into a new government category - Neets - teenagers not in education, employment or training. Female Neets are 22 times more likely than the average girl to become a teenage mum. So reducing the number of Neets could be the key to cutting teenage pregnancies. Simon Cox investigates whether the Government can really stop teenagers having sex or should the older men, who are often the fathers, be forced to pay up and take responsibility. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

New series 1/9. But Wait, There's More! A look at the wonderful world of infomercials, those compelling sales pitches disguised as television shows on fringe TV stations across America and, increasingly, in Europe too. Peter Day hears from the pioneers who invented the industry 20 years ago, an industry now worth more than$200 billion. producer Amir Amirani Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Amir Amirani

: Leading Edge

New series 1/10. Geoff Watts takes to the skies with a plane load of atmospheric scientists to unlock the secrets of cirrus clouds. These thin and wispy clouds cover much of the Earth's surface, yet scientists still have much to learn about what they're made of and how they function. The Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements
(FAAM) aircraft is effectively a climate research lab in the sky, and while on board, scientists can analyse the water droplets, ice crystals and gas samples as the plane zooms through the cloud. Producer Beth Eastwood


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Comp

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Corduroy

4/5. The climax of the farming year - mowing the hay and harvesting the corn. By Adrian Bell. For details see Monday


Unknown: Adrian Bell.

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

1/5. Another chance to hear Armando lannucci 's hit radio series dealing with the thorny issues of yesterweek, including the day Britain went sudoku crazy, the great
BBC weather map controversy and trivia like the general election. Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: Tales from the Towpath

Boater David Akinsanya takes trip up the Grand Union Canal, discovering that the rows between the people who live and work on it, and those that manage it, range from the deeply personal to the the positively vitriolic. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: David Akinsanya
Producer: Sue Davies

: News

: Book of the Week: The Planets

4/5. By Dava Sobel. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Dava Sobel.

: Analysis

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Planet of the Apes (5/5)
For details see Sunday

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