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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Brian Haymes.


Unknown: Dr Brian Haymes.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
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 Mgr Tony Rogers. The Kingdom of God (Out Skerries). John 9, vv35-41. Christ Is the World's True Light (Bach). Disposer Supreme (Old 104th). Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson.


Presented By: Mgr Tony Rogers.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson.

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

4/5. Isabella and her lover Mortimer are now ruling the country on behalf of her son Edward III. The deposed Edward II remains in captivity; but with various plots to free him and put him back on the throne, can Isabella and Mortimer afford to keep him prisoner indefinitely? By Alison Weir. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Edward Iii.
Unknown: Alison Weir.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Confessions of a Bad Mother
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. By Stephanie Caiman. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Stephanie Caiman.

: Crossing Continents

8/9. Lucy Ash goes on location to investigate a topical issue. Producer Lucy Ash Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Kipling and France

2/2. "Their Name Liveth For Evermore". After the First World War, Rudyard Kipling became an inspector of war cemeteries in France but he also had a deep personal interest - his son John died there. Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee visit the battlefields in Kipling's footsteps. The reader is David Haig.
Producer Robyn Read Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: David Haig.

: 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

National and international news, presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
2.15 Afternoon Play: Best of Luck, Phyllis Diller
A lonely young girl struggles to cope with her mother s temper until she is rescued by letters and gifts from the Hollywood legend, Phyllis Diller. By Jenny McDade.
Producer/Director Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Phyllis Diller
Unknown: Phyllis Diller.
Unknown: Jenny McDade.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
June: Rachel Atkins
June's mother: Natasha Pyne
Phyllis Diller: Lorelei King
June's dad: Philip Fox
Young June: Karys Warner
Suzy: Lucy Delaiche
Psychologist: Gerard McDermott
Teacher: Billie-Claire Wright

: Questions, Questions

10/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for the intriguing questions Of everyday life. Producer SarahCuddon
EMAIL: questions.questions<5bbc.co.uk Phone: [number removed] from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Shakespeare Stories

4/5. Macbeth. Shakespeare found the bloody story of Macbeth, his wife and the Weird Sisters in Raphael Holinshed 's Chronicles of England, Scotland and Wales. Read by Stephen Boxer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Raphael Holinshed
Read By: Stephen Boxer.

: Human Hosts

4/5. Ever wondered who is with you when you wake up in the morning? Bedbug Alexei Sayle joins you under the covers. Producer David Stenhouse For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: David Stenhouse

: Open Book

Philip Ardagh talks to Kate Mosse about his passion for
Sherlock Holmes. And partially sighted writers, including Adrian Mole creator Sue Townsend , talk movingly about losing the pleasure of reading - and of the compensatory rewards of listening to literature. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Philip Ardagh
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.
Unknown: Adrian Mole
Unknown: Sue Townsend

: The Material World

In 1926 British climbers Andrew Irvine and George Mallory died while climbing Mount Everest. After Mallory's body was found six years ago, many critics suggested his clothing offered little protection against the extreme weather on Everest. But new analysis and reconstruction of the clothes suggest they were designed and tailored to be very effective against the cold - perhaps even better than modern synthetic fibres. Quentin Cooper investigates. Producer Julian Siddle


Unknown: Andrew Irvine
Unknown: George Mallory
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Julian Siddle

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Genius

4/5. Comedian Dave Gorman and his special guest Neil Innes chew over the ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies Of the public. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Neil Innes
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

David dusts off his psychiatrist's couch. For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Confessions of a Bad Mother

4/5. Baby Rosie has arrived, and with her, the joy of shopping with a double buggy. And then John springs a surprise. Another extract from Stephanie Caiman 's new, hugely amusing novel.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman

: Koran and Country: Biography of a Bomber

What turns a British-born Muslim into a suicide bomber? Nasreen Suleaman talks to those who knew Mohammad Sidigue Khan , the eldest of the 7 July bombers, and tries to unravel the mystery of the circumstances that turned this well-integrated, popular and intelligent young man into a terrorist. Producer Innes Bowen


Talks: Nasreen Suleaman
Unknown: Mohammad Sidigue Khan
Producer: Innes Bowen

: Analysis

2/8. The Colour-Coded Prescription. For decades scientists have told us that "race" isn't a biological reality, yet the American authorities have just licensed a heart drug to be used solely on African-Americans. It's the first racially specific medicine, and it's likely that Britain will soon be using different drugs for different races too. Kenan Malik asks what the medical and social conseguences will be if the age of colour-blind medicine is now over. Producer Ingrid Hassler


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Spain Turns to Sand. The Sahara Desert is about to leap across the Mediterranean Sea.
Miriam 0' Reilly reports on Spain's battle against the desert. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events and inspirations that have influenced modern times. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Brooklyn Follies

4/10. Dinners and Dreams. Tom, Harry and Nathan meet for dinner and explore the wider terrain of contemporary America - a crucible of broken dreams and human folly. By Paul Auster. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Auster.

: The Sons of Dermot Mulligan

New series 1/5. It Was Henry Fonda 's Fault. A late-night comedy drama by Owen O'Neill. Young Frankie falls in love with Hollywood and follows his dream to Tinseltown, a dream that becomes a nightmare. With Owen'ONeill, James Ellis , Josie Lawrence , Kerry Shale and Luke O'Reilly. Producer/Director Claire Jones


Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Owen O'Neill.
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Luke O'Reilly.
Director: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

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


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Isabella - She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

4/5. Alison Weir 's new biography of Queen Isabella. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Alison Weir

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

A Child's Eye
View (3/3)

: News

: One Planet

World without Waste (1/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (10/20) by Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

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