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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Nick Holtam.


Unknown: Nick Holtam.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Comp

3/4. The Blackest Day? Evan Davis charts the controversial rise of the comprehensive school. In the 1970s the battle over comprehensives entered the classroom, with arguments about "mixed ability" teaching. Was this the natural conclusion of the "comp" revolution or the final descent into trendy madness? Davis revisits his old school to relive the excitement and turmoil of "going Comp" in 1976. Producer Phil Tinline Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Olympic Stories

4/4. Fatima Gerashi. The youngest competitor at the Sydney Games was a 12-year-old girl from Bahrain, Fatima Gerashi. She'd never entered a swimming competition before and trained for just a month. Diane Modahl travels to the Middle East to meet the Gerashi family and hears how Fatima gained her wildcard entry to the Games. Producer Rebecca Sandles


Unknown: Fatima Gerashi.
Unknown: Fatima Gerashi.
Unknown: Diane Modahl
Producer: Rebecca Sandles

: Daily Service

With the Rt Rev George Stack. Spirit of Faith, By Faith Be
Mine (Little Stanmore). 1 Corinthians 2. vv1-5, 11-16. Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Harris). Filled with the Spirit's Power (Farley Castle). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

4/5. Thermopylae. Against almost insurmountable odds, the Greeks hold out against Xerxes's Persian army at Thermopylae. By Tom Holland. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tom Holland.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 15 Minutes That Changed the World 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

8/9. 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

: Trollope on Austen

Joanna Trollope takes a look at Jane Austen , showing how the jostling for partners, property and power that imbue Austen's novels are as much a result of her own life story as a reflection of her time. And she demonstrates that there is a much darker side to her favourite author than is usually acknowledged. Producer Rebecca Stratford Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am
More than just Darcy and heaving bosoms: page 117


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Jane Austen

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: 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: The Fossilist

What links a dying palaeontologist in 1847 with a young girl and a woman stranded on the beach in 2005? Set in Lyme Regis, this play by Fiona Mackie links three women s doubts, fears and obsessions over the centuries.
Producer/Director Sally Avens


Play By: Fiona MacKie
Director: Sally Avens
Mags: Susan Jameson
Jodie: Ella Smith
Mary: Gillian Bevan
Young Mary: Catherine Butler
Young Mary's father: Gerard McDermott

: Questions Questions

New series 1/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams
EMAIL: [email address removed] Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Laws of Evening

4/5. Rationing. Saburo's relationship with his father is defined by the conventions of respect and courtesy. The distance that lies between them is challenged by sudden illness. By Mary Yukari Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mary Yukari Waters.

: Soundscape: The Rats' Tales

4/5. In Suffolk, the farm rat falls victim to the farmer's grandson and his air rifle, while on Tyneside, the pest control officers descend underground to exterminate the rats in the sewer. Narrated by Jane Lapotaire. Fordetails see Monday


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Whether it's a rude awakening by the dawn chorus or the accompaniment to a stroll through the countryside, nature's music - birdsong - is all around. But why do they sing? Is it really a form of music or is it closer to language? Ouentin Cooper is joined by Professor Peter Slater to share the secrets of the avian chorus, from virtuoso performances in Central America to the "pulling" tactics of the British sedge warbler. Producer Julian Siddle


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Peter Slater
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Ouinn.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

New series 1/6. "Britain's funniest Milton" bestrides the globe as an expert in his field - with no ability whatsoever. This week, he is a world-famous visionary architect. Starring Milton Jones. With Debbie Chazen , Tom Goodman-Hill , Steven Kynman and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. Music by Guy Jackson ; Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Debbie Chazen
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Steven Kynman
Unknown: Lucy Montgomery.
Written By: Milton Jones
Written By: James Cary.
Music By: Guy Jackson
Producer: David Tyler

: The Archers

Life's a beach for Ed.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The novelist John McGahern , who has written an account of growing up in Ireland in the 1940s and 50s, Memoir, talks to Mark Lawson. Producer Tom Morris


Unknown: John McGahern
Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Tom Morris

: 15 Minutes That Changed the World

4/5. The Watergaw. By lain F Macleod. The last day of term.... the last 15 minutes of school that Todd will ever need to attend. There's just one last thing to be sorted out before he leaves school for ever. A darkly comic tragedy about taking revenge.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Todd: Robert Jack
Fletcher: John Kielty
Johnny: Grant O'Rourke
Jamie: Lesley Hart
Miss McClay: Louise Ludgate

: Bulawayo Boys

There are some poverty-stricken pensioners living in Zimbabwe who have been stranded by inflation of 600 per cent. Some are scraping crumbs from the supermarket bread cutter to survive, others have lost all their savings. Adam Fowler uncovers the plight of these elderly people who still have some allegiance to Britain and asks if Britain should feel responsible for them.
Producer Anna Scott-Brown


Unknown: Adam Fowler
Producer: Anna Scott-Brown

: In Business

2/9. Scared New World. War and conflict usually spell
"money" - money being made and money being lost. To whom does one turn to when one wants to steer an honest path through the conflict zone to do business? A veritable army of advisers has grown up to show the way. The programme investigates this new industry of risk control. Producer Amir Amirani Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Amir Amirani

: Leading Edge

2/10. Why are some adults able to appreciate the subtleties of Bulgarian folk rhythms while to others it all sounds the same? Researchers at the University of Toronto now believe it has something to do with listening habits in the early months of infancy. This and other science news With Geoff Watts. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Comp

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

4/10. Temptation threatens to undermine Eugene's more virtuous plans to seduce a rich woman. By Honore de Balzac. For details see Monday

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

2/5. Armando lannucci introduces a golden look back to earlier this year when his superlative series dealt with such thorny issues as when Britain went sudoku crazy, the Great BBC Weather Map Controversy and, of course, trivia like the general election. With special guests. Producer David Tyler


Introduces: Armando Lannucci
Producer: David Tyler

: Let's Hear It for Decoration

Christopher Frayling travels across London to assess the legacy of that master of light and colour, Henri Matisse , who died 50 years ago. Contributors include Will Alsop and Zandra Rhodes. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Henri Matisse
Unknown: Will Alsop
Unknown: Zandra Rhodes.

: News

: Book of the Week: Persian Fire

4/5. By Tom Holland. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tom Holland.

: Analysis

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Stories by Somerset
Maugham (5/5) Louise, read by Anton Lesser


Read By: Anton Lesser

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