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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With John Bell.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: John Bell.

: 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 Sailor inthe Wardrobe
4/5. Appalled at the brutality of his teacher, Hugo decides to steal the instrument of torture. Hugo Hamilton 's memoir of his adolescence, read by Stanley Townsend. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Hugo Hamilton
Read By: Stanley Townsend.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. How Shall I Sing That
Majesty (Coe Fen). Psalm 145, vvl-6; 10-13. Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Archer). Angel Voices Ever Singing (Angel Voices). Director of music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Interpreter4/5. By Anjum Malik.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: Crossing Continents

4/13. The Philippines. How has life changed for ordinary Filipinos since more than a million of them marched on Manila 20 years ago this week? When they overthrew the dictator Ferdinand Marcos their hopes were high, but in 2006 the Philippines is still desperately poor, and corruption and nepotism are rampant. In this special, two Filipino journalists offer their unusual take on the parlous state of the economy - by visiting Manila's shopping malls and shanty towns.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm See also The People's Revolution at 8pm


Unknown: Ferdinand Marcos
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: The Great McGonagall

William McGonagall is now acknowledged as the worst poet ever, yet to be that bad takes a special genius. Long before Andy Warhol, McGonagall was snared by the lure of celebrity. Presented by Phil Kay. McGonagall is played by Paul Sneddon.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Presenter: Phil Kay
William McGonagall: Paul Sneddon
Producer: Matt Thompson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite and Winifred Robinson.
Science for Sale? Can we trust drugs companies to test their own drugs? Vivienne Parry talks to a researcher whose experience suggests we can't.


Presented By: John Waite
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.
Talks: Vivienne Parry

: The World at One

Presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Extended repeat of Saturday at 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Einstein in Cromer

In the summer of 1933, Professor Albert Einstein - arguably the greatest scientist of the 20th century - stepped off the ferry at Dover carrying one bag and a battered violin case. He was to spend a month's "cheerful exile" in Cromer. Written by Mark Burgess.
Pianist David Angus : Violinist Chris Phipps ; Director David Blount


Unknown: Professor Albert Einstein
Written By: Mark Burgess.
Pianist: David Angus
Violinist: Chris Phipps
Director: David Blount
Einstein: David Suchet
Douglas: Robert Harper
Mrs Rose: Jean Trend
Cmdr Locker-Lampson: John Evitts
Insp Hutchinson: Trevor Nichols
Father/Harry: Trevor Littledale

: Check Up

3/9. Eyes. Our vision loses its sharpness with age. heading glasses can help us continue to see the small print, but other conditions, such as cataract and glaucoma, need to be treated with surgery or drugs. Barbara Myers is joined by an ophthalmologist to answer listeners' queries on the prevention and treatment of these common diseases of the ageing eye. Producer Paula McGrath
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: One for the Road

4/5. Are You Lonely? Vince might have problems, but at least he's found a novel source of income. But, as last orders are called, he's about to face the consequences of his actions. By Will Napier. Read by Paul Birchard. For details see Monday


Unknown: Will Napier.
Read By: Paul Birchard.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

49/90. The Origins of the Indian Mutiny. In 1857, Indian foot soldiers in the British Army rebelled. The immediate cause was the use of animal fats to grease cartridges, but there were also larger and deeper reasons for their discontent. By Christopher Lee. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Darwin's Dream. This month sees the world premiere of Darwin's Dream, a sci-art opera based on the life of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. Quentin Cooper talks to Stephen Webster , the zoologist and lecturer in science communication at Imperial College who has written the libretto for the opera. Darwin's Dream promises to cover ground from the Big Bang to the present day, and draws on images from both the natural world and from Darwin's own world. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Charles Darwin
Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Stephen Webster
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Banter

5/6. A panel show hosted by RT film 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 John Constable to John Sergeant. This week's guests are Lynn Ferguson , Dave Gorman , Richard Herring and Will Smith. Producer Richard Grocock


Editor: Andrew Collins
Unknown: John Constable
Unknown: Lynn Ferguson
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Richard Grocock

: The Archers

Kathy gets a makeover.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts show, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Interpreter

4/5. Null and Void. Nina's personal life is crumbling around her, but today she meets someone whose situation is much more desperate. The client is Susan from Cameroon, a woman who has been exposed as a benefit cheat. Susan is on the edge, but Nina's job is to translate without getting involved. By Anjum Malik. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Anjum Malik.

: The People's Revolution

Twenty years ago this week, more than a million Filipinos overthrew the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. They restored democracy, installing Corazon Aquino , the "housewife turned politician" as president. Rosie Goldsmith traces the events up to and after the 1986 revolution and assesses its impact on the Philippines during the past two decades. She talks with Mrs Aquino and many of the key players at the time, including Fidel Ramos (who led the coup) and the family of Ferdinand Marcos. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Ferdinand Marcos.
Unknown: Corazon Aquino
Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Mrs Aquino
Unknown: Fidel Ramos
Unknown: Ferdinand Marcos.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: In Business

8/8. Bright Young Things. Britain is bubbling with tiny young companies with bright ideas and big ambitions. Their proprietors seem to have an instinct for business and no fear of taking great big risks. They tell their stories to Peter Day. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day.

: Leading Edge

4/11. Every year, scientists from around the world converge in the USA to discuss the latest discoveries in science and technology. Geoff Watts reports from the annual meeting for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in St Louis, Producer Helen sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Disobedience

4/10. At a dinner party hosted by the Hartogs, where tensions are running high, Ronit reveals that she's lost none of her rebelliousness. By Naomi Alderman. For details see Mon


Unknown: Naomi Alderman.

: Rigor Mortis

5/6. Dr Webster's ex-wife turns up at the mortuary with the request that he perform an autopsy on his former mother-in-law. Laurence Howarth 's black comedy.
Music by Paul Mottram ; voice Stephanie Benuvente : Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Music By: Paul Mottram
Unknown: Stephanie Benuvente
Producer: Dawn Ellis
Dr Webster: Peter Davison
Dr Anderson: Matilda Ziegler
Prof Donaldson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Gordon: Tom Price
Chloe: Marianne Levy
Simon: Gus Brown

: Absolute Power

3/3. When Martin persuades Charles to accompany him to Devon, Clive is left in charge of the government's
Healthy Eating campaign. Will the company survive with Clive in charge, and will Charles survive without the cut and thrust Of London? For cast and further details see Tuesday

: News

: Book of the Week

: The Sailorin the Wardrobe
4/5. By Hugo Hamilton. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Hugo Hamilton.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

Rituals of the Road (2/3)

: News

: One Planet

Warm World

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Disgrace (5/8) For details see Sunday

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