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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: 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 Dr Mona Siddiqui.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Dr Mona Siddiqui.

: Comp

4/4. 40 Years On. Evan Davis charts the controversial rise of the comprehensive school. To find out whether the comprehensive-teaching idea has thrived, survived or died, he visits one of the schools created to replace the comprehensive - the first City Technology College in the country, set up in the 1980s. Was it actually a comp by any Other name? Producer Phil Tinline Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Evan Davis
Producer: Phil Tinline

: The Ice Cube Tray Needs Replacing

Geralds Cottage in Cornwall, houses a literary treasure. Written in the visitors' book are two decades of griping British holidaymakers' comments. Broadcaster
Christopher Morris visits the cottage, opens the covers of the book, and vividly brings it to life. Producer Terry Lewis


Unknown: Christopher Morris
Producer: Terry Lewis

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

4/5. The witchcraft trials are losing support and come to an end. Four years later, a public fast with prayers is held to atone for what was done. But Sewall feels the need to go further. By Richard Francis. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Richard Francis.

: Daily Service

A week of pilgrimage following the spiritual journey or St Paul. Presented by the Rev Roger Hutchings from the Meteora Monasteries in Greece. Let All Mortal Flesh (Picardy). Eonia (Tavener). Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwall's 148th). For more details see Sunday Worship at 8.10am


Unknown: St Paul.
Unknown: Roger Hutchings

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Cashcows By April De Angelis. 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: De Angelis.

: From Our Own Correspondent

9/9. 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

: Interpretations

New series 1/3. The tenors Robert Tear and John Graham Hall compare their own interpretation of the same work. They reflect on love, lust and megalomania and marriage as they discuss their approaches to the role of Herod in Richard Strauss s
Opera Salome. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Tenors: Robert Tear
Tenors: John Graham Hall
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and Peter White.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: Peter White.

: 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: Kaleido

Jeff Young 's play is set in Liverpool in 1973. Kid, 16, and his best mate, Skeeter, crash through the streets, bumping into the city's characters - a host of lost heroes, glimpsed through a toy kaleidoscope nicked from a shop. A portrait of a friendship, funny and poignant, which may or may not stand the test of time.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts


Unknown: Jeff Young
Director: Susan Roberts
Kid: Mark Rice-Oxley
Skeeter: Andrew Whyment
Cockywatchman: Vince Earl
Dad: Andrew Scnoneiu
Carol: Katy Lamont

: Questions Questions

2/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams EMAIL: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun

4/5. The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Cremation of Sam McGee. Robert Service's comic-strip style poems about frontiersmen and the American West - complete with square-jawed heroes and buxom gals - are read by Cal Macaninch . For details see Monday


Unknown: Dan McGrew
Unknown: Sam McGee.
Read By: Cal MacAninch

: Five Shapes

4/5. The Bagel. Not only good enough to eat, the bagel is a useful shape for cooking dough, cracking codes and understanding space. Presented by the mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday

: The Material World

Ten per cent of the population claim to have had an out-of-body experience. Is this just a manifestation of hope for the afterlife or is it something to do with the way people see themselves? Ouentin Cooper talks to scientists at the University of Manchester who hope that a survey of human perceptions will shed some light on this bizarre phenomenon. Producer Julian Siddle


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.

: Another Case of Milton Jones

2/6 "Britain's funniest Milton" bestrides the globe as an expert in his field - with no ability whatsoever. This week, he is a musical genius. Starring Milton Jones. With Debbie Chazen , Tom Goodman-Hill , Steven Kynman and Lucy Montgomery. Written by Milton Jones and James Cary. producer David Tyler


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

: The Archers

Ed gets a double-whammy.
Read Alison Graham 's Choice on page 138 For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Jamie Cullum , the singer and pianist, is interviewed by Mark Lawson in the arts show. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Jamie Cullum
Interviewed By: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: Cashcows

4/5. The Mother of Two, the Poetry Facilitator and the Alternative Therapist. By April De Angelis.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: De Angelis.

: Operation Cauldron

In 1952 the scientists at Porton Down were carrying out secret germ-warfare trials off the coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. One of the germs they were testing was plague - the Black Death. One evening, as a trial was about to start, a trawler sailed unexpectedly into the danger zone. Rather than stop the tests, the captain of the naval ship gave the order to continue, and the germs were released into the path of the trawler. Jolyon Jenkins pieces together the events and the subsequent cover-up, using newly declassified secret documents, interviews with witnesses, and the diary of the chief scientist to shed light on a virtually unknown episode of the cold war. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: In Business

3/9. Testing, Testing. Why do employers need to subject their workers to psychometric tests? What do they learn from them? Peter Day ticks some of the boxes to find out. Producer Robert McKenzie Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Leading Edge

3/10. Should children be encouraged to practise the piano in the hope that they may one day become accomplished players? New research from Sweden suggests that such endeavours are worthwhile. By studying the brains of concert pianists, and how much time they spent practising as they grew up, neuroscientist and concert pianist Fredrik Ullen found that practice, particularly in the early years, really does make perfect. With Geoff Watts. Producer Beth Eastwood


Pianist: Fredrik Ullen
Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Comp

4/4. 40 Years On. Evan Davis visits one of the schools created to replace the comprehensive - the first City Technology College in the country, set up in the 1980s. Repeated from 9am


Unknown: Evan Davis

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Le Pere Goriot

9/10. Goriot's heart is strained to breaking point. By Honore de Balzac. For details see Monday

: Armando lannucci's Charm Offensive

3/5. 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

: Science at Sea

2/3. Francis Beaufort: Sailor and Visionary. Beaufort's marine career was packed with incident, yet his inventive mind raced with new ideas throughout. For details see yesterday

: News

: Book of the Week: Judge Sewall's Apology

4/5. By Richard Francis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Richard Francis.

: Analysis

: News

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Animal Farm
(5/5) By George Orwell


Unknown: George Orwell

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