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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25 ,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Daily Service

The Rev Ernest Rea marks One World Week. Amen
Siakudumisa (South Africa). 2 Corinthians 1, vv19-22.
Tout Est Fait pour la Gloire de Dieu (West Africa). Somos
El Cuerpo de Cristo (Hispanic). With the Gospelphoenix Choir. Director of music Bill Tamblyn.


Unknown: Ernest Rea
Music: Bill Tamblyn.

: Book of the Week: Margrave of the Marshes

4/5. The memoirs of broadcasting master John Peel , completed by his wife, Sheila. Sheila recalls taking John to meet her parents for the first time, and explains how John Ravenscroft became John Peel. Read by Carolyn Pickles. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: John Ravenscroft
Unknown: John Peel.
Read By: Carolyn Pickles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Haunting Women

By Dermot Bolger.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Dermot Bolger.

: Crossing Continents: Madagascar

5/9. What happens when one of the world's biggest mining companies starts digging in one of the most precious and vulnerable natural environments.
Olenka Frenkiel travels to Madagascar to investigate whether a major mining project can live up to its billing of creating jobs without harming the environment. She examines the fears that the mine might speed up me destruction of indigenous forests inhabited by species of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Reporter: Olenka Frenkiel
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Faking the Classics

2/2. Forging Mozart. Jonathan Bate continues his investigation into the tricksters who have tried to fool the public with fakes of some of the great artists. The Mozart forgers got started right after his premature death and in the chaos that ensued, cunning composers were able to slip their own works amongst his. Bate tries to untangle the real Mozart notes from the fake ones.
Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presenter: Jonathan Bate
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Murder by the Book

When a corpse is found in the Crime Section of Langston
Library, two elderly librarians decide to emulate their favourite fictional sleuth, Miss Marple, and solve the mystery themselves. Written by Stephen Sheridan
Producer/Director David Blount


Written By: Stephen Sheridan
Director: David Blount
Dorothy: Mary Wimbush
Margaret: Doreen Mantle
Mr Pepper: John Evitts
Colin: Leighton Pugh
RoDj: Alex Hutchinson
Mrs Shelton: Elizabeth Morgan
Insp Cornish: Trevor Nichols
SgtMcBride: Chris Stanton

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer SarahCuddon
EMAIL:questions.questions<5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeai

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Five New Stories from Rose Tremain

4/5. Moth. A strange transformation brings attention and tragedy to a trailer-park mother. Read by Debora Weston. For details see Monday


Read By: Debora Weston.

: This Sceptred isie: Empire

24/90 Trade with India. The East India Company was, willy-nilly taking on many of the aspects of government as it sought to boost its profits and extend its influence.
By Christopher Lee. Readings by Robert Powell , Martin Freeman , and Mark Heap. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Unknown: Mark Heap.

: Open Book . ,, ,

Francis Spufford explores the legal, social and cultural resonances of Charles Dickens 's Bleak House, with critic
Peter Kemp and lawyer Anthony Julius. Rptd from sun at 4pm A new dramatisation of Bleak House begins tonight on BBC1


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Anthony Julius.

: The Material World

Wood is wonderful. In this age of concrete and glass buildings man's oldest construction material is enjoying something of a renaissance, thanks to modern science. Laminated veneer lumber uses wood waste to create strong beams of virtually unlimited size; controlled baking creates a wooden "plastic" that resists decay. Quentin Cooper talks to wood scientist Jim Coulson about the merging of timber and technology. Producer Julian Siddle


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Jim Coulson
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: Genius

New series 1/5. Comedian Dave Gorman and his special guest. Paul Daniels , chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. Producer Simon Nicholls Dave Gorman on the nature of genius: page 127


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Producer: Dave Gorman

: The Archers

Matt spots a golden opportunity.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, interviews and the verdict on the European premiere of The God of Hell, a new play by American dramatist Sam Shepard. producer Thomas Morris


Unknown: John Wilson
Play By: American Dramatist
Play By: Sam Shepard.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Haunting Women

4/5. The Shimmering Dress. Having constantly rebuked Squire Burke 's ardent proposals, Cecilia decides to leave Westmeath and return to London to escape his pursuit. Or does she? By Dermot Bolger.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Squire Burke
Unknown: Dermot Bolger.
Grandfather: David Kelly
Caswel: John Hewitt
Squire Burke: Simon Delaney
Cecilia: Alison McKenna
Child: Hannah R Gordon
Butler: Luke Griffin

: Club Class

1/2. Opus Dei. In The Da Vinci Code , they are the ruthless villains with unlimited power and money. Opus Dei is one of the most mysterious clubs in the world. To their critics, they are a secretive elite cult who brainwash their members, control the Vatican and have tentacles reaching into governments all over the world. To the defenders, like Pope John Paul II , they are just a group of people who are trying to be better Catholics. Simon Cox gains access to the hidden world of Opus Dei to separate the fact from the fiction. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Da Vinci Code
Unknown: Pope John Paul Ii
Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

8/9. Food for Thought. As the unending superstore war rages on in the shopping mall and the high street, other styles of food retailers are trying to make their presence felt, pushing their way into supermarket Britain from overseas. Peter Day finds out what lessons they might have for retailers here.
Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Leading Edge

8/10. Can listening to music as a baby or even in the womb help children to develop language skills? New research is showing the extent to which music has an effect on the early stages of life. This and other science news with Geoff Watts. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Martin Redfern

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

4/10. Clues are coming thick and fast. A riddle, carved on an old oak tree, is the key to all, but what can it possibly mean? By Margery Allingham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.

: Deep Trouble

2/4. Comedy, set on board HMS Goliath, a nuclear stealth submarine, packed with incompetence. This week, some US Navy SEALS set hearts and minds alight on board, whilst PO "Fatty" Lewis gets stuck up a pipe. By Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond.
Producer David Tyler


Unknown: Jim Field
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Producer: David Tyler
Capt Wade Jim: Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
PO Radcliffe: Miranda Raison
PO Bazeley: Renton Skinner
PO Jones: Gareth Tunley
Anzalone: Rufus Jones
Narrator: Jonathan Ryland
USN Master Chief Olsen: Kerry Shale

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events and news from Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Margrave of theMarshes

4/5. John Peel 's memoirs. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Peel

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: Westway

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

With Billie (5/5) For details see Monday

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