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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ian Mackenzie.


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie.

: 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 Garry Richardson.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: Yesterday in Parliament

With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.

: Thought for the Day

With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: 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 Clair Jaquiss. Comfort, Comfort Now My
People (Genevan, arr Bell). Romans 10, vv 9-18. Rejoice in the Lord (Anon). Let All the World (Luckington). Director of music Nigel Swinford. Organist Greg Morris.


Presented By: Clair Jaquiss.
Organist: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Greg Morris.

: Book of the Week: The City of Falling Angels

4/5. John Berendt reads from his new book, which details the life and work of the inhabitants of that most magical Of cities, Venice. For details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: John Berendt

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

By Charlotte Cory.
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. Fordetailsseedramarptat7.45pm


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: From Our Own Correspondent

New series 1/9. Insight, colour, wit and analysis as the BBC's foreign correspondents take a closer look at the stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Thomas Mann's War

In 1938 Thomas Mann , Nobel Prize-winning author of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice, was forced to flee the Nazis and seek refuge in America. Between broadcasts to Germany and strolls along the Californian seafront the grand old man contemplated the evils of fascism, aspects of which - ironically - would soon manifest themselves in America itself. Fifty years after his death,
John Jungclaussen retraces Mann's physical and mental steps. Producer William Brittain-Catlin Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: John Jungclaussen
Producer: William Brittain-Catlin

: Radio 4 Pensions Special

Money Box and You and Yours team up to examine the latest recommendations for pensions reform in the UK. The chairman of the Pensions Commission, Adair Turner, answers listeners' questions about its newly published proposals for change. Presented by Paul Lewis and Liz Barclay. Producer Chris A'Court
PHONE: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10.30am


Unknown: Adair Turner
Presenter: Paul Lewis
Presenter: Liz Barclay
Producer: Chris A'Court

: The World at One

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: Nothing Happened

A romantic comedy about a friendship that never goes any further. Given the chance to have the kiss you never quite had, to have the conversation you never had the courage for, to act on impulse, what might happen? By Shelley Silas and Luke Sorba.
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane


Unknown: Luke Sorba.
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Jenny: Julia Ford
Simon: Stephen Tompkinson
Neil: Gerard McDermott
Louise: Colleen Prenderqast
Nick: Nick Sayce
Barman: Luke Sorba

: Check Up

2/4. Chronic Fatigue. Neurologist Leslie Findley is in the studio with Barbara Myers to take calls and answer emails about what can trigger chronic fatigue, how to diagnose it and which therapies can make a difference.
Producer Anna Buckley PHONE:[number removed] from 1.30pm (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Unknown: Leslie Findley
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Natasha and Other Stories

4/5. Natasha 1/2. Sixteen-year-old Mark acquires a new cousin by marriage. But 14-year-old Natasha, fresh from
Moscow, has rather a lot to teach him - in the basement of his parents' house. By David Bezmozgis. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Bezmozgis.

: The Last Best Place - Stories From the Steppe

4/5. Dominic Ziegler finds the only captain of the Mongolian navy. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dominic Ziegler

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

For the following six weeks, Quentin Cooper goes on the road with a series of question-and-answer programmes. Today, he is at the Cambridge Science Park to discuss nanotechnology - a range of science, theory and applications at the molecular level. Producer Fiona Roberts


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Woody Allen - the Cabaret Years

1/2. To commemorate the 70th birthday of Woody Allen , David Baddiel presents this two-parter about the stand-up career of the lauded film-maker. Allen's early work as a writer for many of the great American comics encouraged him to perform his own comedy routines at venues like The Blue Angel in New York and, later, on the Las Vegas circuit. Along with many comedic moments from classic Woody Allen monologues, the programme also features exclusive interviews with US comedy giants Sid Caesar , Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart. Producer Stephen Garner
David Baddiel uncovers Woody Allen 's early career: p127


Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Sid Caesar
Unknown: Carl Reiner
Unknown: Larry Gelbart.
Producer: Stephen Garner
Producer: David Baddiel
Unknown: Woody Allen

: The Archers

Betty and Pat show no mercy.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the verdict on Matthew Bourne 's dance adaptation of Tim Burton 's film Edward Scissorhands. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Matthew Bourne
Unknown: Tim Burton
Unknown: Edward Scissorhands.
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: The Brave New World of Allaetitia

4/5. Revolution on Sunnyside Broadway. Allaetitia is enrolled in Madame B's dancing classes. She hates every minute of it and plots an escape. By Charlotte Cory. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: The Battle of Lozells

Some weeks ago, tensions between black and Asian communities in the Lozells area of Birmingham erupted in violence that left two people dead and many others injured. Birmingham-based investigative journalist
Amardeep Bassey examines the causes of the violence, and reveals a history of mutual suspicion and rivalry that calls into question many of the assumptions made about multicultural Britain. Producers Smita Patel and David Akinsanya


Unknown: Amardeep Bassey
Producers: Smita Patel
Producers: David Akinsanya

: Analysis

3/7. Orb and Spectre? The monarchy's much-vaunted virtues of tradition and continuity will be celebrated next year on the Queen's 80th birthday. But beyond the respect enjoyed by the sovereign, what are the principles that will guide the monarchy's future? At a time when the monarchy seems more mundane than magical, Richard Weight asks whether it can embody a nation, inspire loyalty and prevent popular indifference.
Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Simon Coates

: Costing the Earth

3/6. When Trees Turn Bad. Tree-planting is the planet's universal panacea, whether combating global warming, desertification, drought or flood.
Miriam O'Reilly investigates the dangers of the adoration of the tree. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Angela Carter's Book ofFairy Tales

4/5. A Pottle o'Brains/Now I Should Laugh if I Were Not
Dead. Two tales, one from England, the other from Iceland, concerned with fools and marriage. For details see Monday

: The Sons of Dermot Mulligan

3/5. Shouting from the Scaffold. Danny, 17, has ended up working on a building site, trapped in a dead-end world of drink, hard work and drink. In the end, it takes a tragic turn of events to help him find his poetic muse and the road to freedom. Written by and starring Owen O'Neill , with Pauline Goldsmith , Ford Kiernan , Colin Murphy and Michael Smiley. Producer Claire Jones


Unknown: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: Pauline Goldsmith
Unknown: Ford Kiernan
Unknown: Colin Murphy
Unknown: Michael Smiley.
Producer: Claire Jones

: Today in Parliament

Reports from Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: The City of Failing

Angels 4/5. By John Berendt. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Berendt.

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Gideon Bibles

: News

: One Planet

World without Waste (3/4)

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (20/20) by Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

: Test Match SpecialPakistan v England

The fourth day's play in the final Test from Lahore, Pakistan. Including 7.32-8.00 Yesterday in Parliament; 8.00-
8.06 News and Papers; 10.00-10.15 Act of Worship.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate rime

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