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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: 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

Presented by the Rt Rev George Stack. Eternal Light, Shine in My Heart (Warrington). 2 Corinthians 4, vv5-12. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: The Wild Horse Diaries

4/5. The horse whisperer has arrived at the remote cattle station in north-west Australia to help Lizzie find her wild horse. But Lizzie's adventure is fraught with danger. She discovers that even if they do find her dream horse, rounding it up is a skilled and risky job. By Lizzie Spender. Read by Carolyn Pickles. For details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Lizzie Spender.
Read By: Carolyn Pickles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Gunpowder Women 4/5. The Princess
By Louise Ramsden. The Woman's Hour drama. For detaiis see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Unknown: Louise Ramsden.

: Crossing Continents

6/9. Madagascar 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 the destruction of indigenous forests inhabited by species of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Hip-Hop Central

Music journalist Nige Tassell investigates how the global
Phenomenon of hip-hop found a welcoming home in the city of Bristol, where bands like Massive Attack and Portishead reinvented the music and exported it back to the world. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Nige Tassell
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: You and Yours

Topical reports and consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: 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: The Waterloo Model

By Peter Roberts. In the years after Waterloo, an obscure lieutenant is commissioned to make a model of the battle. But when his account of the events begins to differ from that of the Duke of Wellington, he finds his funding dries up and he becomes enmeshed in a bureaucratic struggle. A witty, fictionalised account of the true story of the model that is still on display at the National Army Museum.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Peter Roberts.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Narrator: David Harqreaves
Siborne: David Birrell
Helen: Julia Hills
Vivian: Michael Elwyn
Somerset: Rodert Lister
Wellington: Jon Glover
Ellice: Paul Clarkson
Blythe: Harry Myers

: Questions, Questions

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


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Belfast Festival Stories

4/5. The Boy from Stoke-on-Trent. By Shane Connaughton. With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion. Every child is in the town square, eagerly watching as the McCulloughs get off the bus, but none of them had reckoned on a stranger in town. Read by Stephen Rea. Producer Oonagh McMullan


Unknown: Shane Connaughton.
Read By: Stephen Rea.
Producer: Oonagh McMullan

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

29/90. America - the Way to Independence. Britain's trade with its American colonies had become enormously important to both parties, in a way that led each to start to view the other differently. Written by Christopher Lee , and narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Reading by Rob Brydon.
For details see Monday


Written By: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Reading By: Rob Brydon.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

People from many cultures report being abducted in their sleep by a range of nocturnal spirit creatures, from the Grim Reaper to teams of babies. Quentin Cooper talks to Chris French, head of Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmith's College, London. His research suggests that alien abduction experiences are similar to other paranormal phenomena, such as ghosts, and that their physical grounding may be in sleep paralysis. Producer Julian Siddle


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

: Genius

2/5. Comedian Dave Gorman and his special guest, Richard Madeley , chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Richard Madeley
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Roy goes down memory lane.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with an interview with Pierre Boulez , who tomorrow night conducts a concert celebrating his 80th birthday year. Producer Martin Smith
The concert is live in Performance on 3 tomorrow at 7.30pm on Radio 3


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gunpowder Women

4/5. The Princess. The King's nine-year-old daughter is being held under the protection of Lord and Lady
Harington at Coombe Abbey when a servant arrives with news that men are on their way to kidnap the Princess. By Louise Ramsden.
Producer/Director Kate Chapman Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Louise Ramsden.
Director: Kate Chapman
Ann Vaux: Carolyn Pickles
William Waad: Robert Lister
Princess Elizabeth: Elizabeth Wofford
Lady Harington: Cathy Sara
Lord Harington: Mark Carey
Hopkins: Stephen Tomalin
Servant: Laurence Saunders

: Club Class

2/2. Billionaire Boys Football Club. Foreign billionaires are eager to emulate Abramovich, Al Fayed and Glazer, by becoming the owners of a British football club. It doesn't matter where you're from or how you made your money, all that's important is you have lots and lots of it. Simon Cox investigates why billionaires from eastern Europe to the Far East have been queuing up to get their hands on a club and how it will affect the British national game. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Al Fayed
Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: In Business

9/9. Hero Engineers. Once engineers were at the heart of social and economic progress. As people try to find a way to fix today's problems, they are going to become our heroes of tomorrow. Peter Day talks to some people in the profession who are already leading the way. Producer Sandra Kanthai Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Sandra Kanthai

: Leading Edge

9/10. Cutting edge stories from the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts. Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Sweet Danger

9/10. The sinister Dr Galley returns to play his part in the drama unfolding in the village of Pontisbright. Campion must hurry if he is to save his friends. By Margery Allingham. For details see Monday


Unknown: Margery Allingham.

: Deep Trouble

3/4. Comedy, set on board HMS Goliath, a nuclear stealth submarine packed with incompetence. This week's episode involves a Russian sub, a Harrier jump jet, a sewing machine and an unexpected promotion for Lucy. By Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond.
Producer/Director David Tyler


Unknown: Jim Field Smith
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Director: David Tyler
Capt Wade: Jim Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherine Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
PO Radcliffe: Miranda Raison
PO Bazeley: Renton Skinner
FO Withers: Rufus Jones
PO Jones: Gareth Tunley
Narrator: Jonathan Ryland
Margaret: Katy Brand
Capt Rukavashnikov: Boris Lsarov

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Wild Horse

Diaries 4/5. By Lizzie Spender. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Lizzie Spender.

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

A Child's Eye
View (1/3)

: News

: One Planet

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Sleepers (5/5)

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