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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: 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: Natasha Maw

: Book of the Week: The Year of the Jouncer

4/5. "Over dinner, the director and his wife assured the author and his wife, and vice versa, that the evening had gone as well as can be expected on a first night with a new Play." By Simon Gray. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Play By: Simon Gray.

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Happy Are They, They That Love God (Binchester). Ephesians 4, vv11-16. Christ Has No Body Now But Yours (Ogden). Sing Alleluia Forth in Duteous
Praise (St Sebastian). Musical director Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.
Director: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Tennessee's Women
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

9/9. 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

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. Writer and stand-up comedian Stewart Lee introduces a selection of his favourite poetry and prose to an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire. Highlights range from Ray Bradbury to Joe Queenan and from Wyndham Lewis to William Blake.
Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Introduces: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Joe Queenan
Unknown: Wyndham Lewis
Unknown: William Blake.
Producer: Peter Everett

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, with Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6JOam

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: To Serve Them All My Days

4/5. It is 1927. Having failed to be appointed the new headmaster at Bamfyide, Davy is determined to give the new head, Alcock, his full support. But Alcock isn't about to make that an easy prospect. By RF Delderf ield.
For main cast see Monday
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Rf Delderf
Director: Cherry Cookson
Alcock: Clive Merrison
Christine: Kate Buffery
Barnaby: Gerard McDermott
Ewart: Nick Sayce
Hislop: Anthony Glennon
Stoker Monk: Steven Williams
Lowther: Steven Roberts

: More or Less

6/7. Andrew Dilnot presents the numbers magazine that investigates subjects such as medicine, the climate, speed cameras and plane crashes as well as the statistics that underlie everyday claims to truth in the news, in politics, and in life. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Heartbreak

4/5. Channel 17. Three couples play out different stages of their relationship. The one thing in common is Channel 17. Written by Helen Simpson and read by Phyllis Logan. For details see Monday


Written By: Helen Simpson
Read By: Phyllis Logan.

: The Wall

4/5. Rock-Hard Walls. It seems obvious to say that dry-stone walls are made of rocks, but when you stop to think about it they are wonderful visual adverts for British geology. Because wallers use the rocks they find at their feet. these intriguing features tell a lot about what made the British Isles. Dry-stone walls show the enormous changes the land has seen through time - from coral seas to volcanic explosions. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Historian Stella Tillyard talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new history exploring the secret lives of George Ill 's siblings in A Royal Affair. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Stella Tillyard
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: George Ill

: The Material World

On 26th January 1926, John Logie Baird gave the world's first demonstration of true television. That "mechanical televisor" of 80 years ago has now been superseded by plasma screens and LCD flat panels. But what of tomorrow's technologies? Quentin Cooper talks to the scientists and experts who are building prototypes and investigates the way they might change how and where we watch television. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: John Logie Baird
Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Banter

New series 1/6. A brand-new panel show hosted by RTfilm editor Andrew Collins in which the guests hammer out what's hot and what's not by coming up with their definitive "top threes" in categories covering anything from playwrights to Playstation. With Richard Herring , Russell Howard , Will Smith and Jenny Eclair. Producer Richard Grocock


Editor: Andrew Collins
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Russell Howard
Unknown: Will Smith
Unknown: Jenny Eclair.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Usha feels under the microscope.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts magazine, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Tennessee's Women

4/5. Portrait of a Madonna. Miss Lucretia Collins never quite recovered from her teenage infatuation with a handsome, indifferent young man - as is evident when, years later, he appears to be ardently pursuing her. From a play by Tennessee Williams , adapted by Anna Linstrum.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Miss Lucretia Collins
Play By: Tennessee Williams
Adapted By: Anna Linstrum.
Lucretia: Eleanor Bron
Mr Abrams: Gerard McDermott
Frank: Nick Sayce
The doctor: Geoffrey Beevers
The nurse: Ella Smith

: It's My Story: Life in the Balance

Following the parents of premature baby
[text removed] as they prepare for the day when she can swap her hospital bed for a life at home with her sister and brothers, who are all under the age of four. This is the first detailed account of life in the [text removed] household, and as [text removed] and [text removed] discuss their daughter's condition it becomes apparent just how many hurdles they face. With Winifred Robinson. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: In Business

4/8. There's Oil in Them Thar Sands. For decades, experts have known about the vast reserves of oil locked up in tar sands in the wilderness of central Canada. For decades, they have been too expensive to exploit but now the high world oil price has made the oil sands worth developing. Peter Day reports from the great Alberta Oil Rush. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Jonathan Edwards Looks into ...

3/3. Sports Fabrics. Not so long ago, athletes competed in cotton vests and baggy shorts. But in today's competitive climate, athletes look to hi-tech sports fabrics for sporting advantage. Sports clothes are now marketed to the public and science has become a major selling point. Jonathan Edwards discusses some of the new textiles with scientists and manufacturers. Breathable fabrics might allow sweat to escape and at the same time keep the rain out. but will they improve performance? Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Jonathan Edwards
Producer: John Watkins

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Passage to India

14/15. "God is love." Two years after the incident in Chandrapore, Aziz comes face to face with his old English friend once more. By EM Forster. For details see Monday


Unknown: Em Forster.

: Rigor Mortis

New series 1/6. Laurence Howarth 's dark sitcom about three pathologists. It's a new year in the mortuary and Drs Anderson and Webster have decided to have a baby. But can these two labourers of death turn their hands to life?
Music Paul Mottram ; Voice Stephanie Benuvente ; Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Music: Paul Mottram
Unknown: Stephanie Benuvente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Matilda Ziegler
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloë: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown
Mrs Wantage: Felicity Montagu
Mr Wantage: Kim Wall

: Today in Parliament

The news from Westminster in a round-up of the day's business. With Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: The Year of theJouncer

4/5. By Simon Gray. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Faithfully Single (1/3)

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Memoir (5/5) For details see Sunday

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