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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: 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 Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament With Rachel Hooper and Susan Hulme.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Susan Hulme.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: 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

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Brian Haymes. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (Evans). Luke 9, vv28-36. Go, Tell It on the Mountain (trad American, arr Rutter). All for Jesus!
( Stainer). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Brian Haymes.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Book of the Week: Suburban Shaman

4/5. London GP and anthropologist Cecil Helman considers how contemporary medicine could be made more humane and less mechanistic. He visits a sangoma, a traditional South African healer, and wonders whether modern doctors might learn from the holistic approach of the shaman. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Cecil Helman

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Jane's Story 9/10. By Alison Joseph. The Woman's Hour drama. For details seedrama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Alison Joseph.

: Crossing Continents

6/13. St Pierre and Miquelon. The French possessions of St Pierre and Miquelon, in the North Atlantic just off Canada, have launched a bold bid to seize control of a huge tract of undersea territory in order to exploit its oil and gas reserves, now that their fishing industry has collapsed. Bill Law explores the little islands spoiling for a big fight. Producer Warwick Harrington Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: St Pierre
Producer: Warwick Harrington

: Pinocchio - the Story of a Marionette

Luigi Chiappini offers an Italian perspective on the enduring appeal of his country's best-loved fictional hero. He talks to artists, writers, film-makers, performers and psychiatrists to find out how a morality tale about a wooden puppet, published by a political satirist in 1881, became one of the most successful children's stories of all time. Producer Sara Davies Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Luigi Chiappini
Producer: Sara Davies

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: Time after Time

The award-winning dramatist Gerry Jones died last year. In a new production of his play, which was first broadcast in 1979, two men enter a nightmare world, trapped in a seemingly endless sequence of events.
Producer/Director Martin Jenkins


Writer: Gerry Jones
Producer/Director: Martin Jenkins
Paul: Michael Maloney
Carter: Anton Lesser
Porter: Andy Taylor
Mother: Helena Breck
Manager: Kim Wall
Ann: Teresa Gallagher
Doctor: Geoffrey Beevers
Barman: Anthony Glennon

: Check Up

5/9. Oral Health. Mouth cancer is on the increase in the UK. Barbara Myers is joined by a leading specialist in oral health to answer your questions on mouth problems, from ulcers and sore gums to cancer, producer Paula McGrath PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Producer: Paula McGrath

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Bath Festival Stories

4/5. A Neighbour. A family move to a new home in the West Country and soon find they have the nosey neighbour from hell. When a few complaints turn into a torrent. they're forced to take drastic action. By Frank Dunne. Read by John Telfer. For details see Monday


Unknown: Frank Dunne.
Read By: John Telfer.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

59/90. Zulu War. The British and the Dutch in south
Africa may have been at odds with each other, but neither of them could afford to ignore the presence and the rights of the native peoples. Continuing Christopher Lee 's history of the British empire. For details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: Test Match Special India v England

Commentary on the first day's play in the Second Test in Mohali by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Simon Mann , with expert comments from
Geoffrey Boycott. Sunil Gavaskar and Mike Selvey. including at 6.30 News and Papers, at 8.31 Yesterday in Parliament and at 9.15 Daily Service.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott.
Unknown: Sunil Gavaskar
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Material World

Genographic Project. Where do humans actually come from? That's the ultimate question that the Genographic Project has been trying to answer. Since its launch last year, using the genetic marker from DNA samples, it has tried to unlock the secrets to humankind's ancestral past. The head of the project, Dr Spencer Wells , joins Ouentin Cooper to discuss the lessons drawn from more than 100,000 participating volunteers. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Dr Spencer Wells
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

1/6. Another chance to hear a series that features days in the life of one-time variety star Count Arthur Strong
(Steve Delaney ). An expert in everything from the world of showbusiness to the origins of the species, Arthur is all false starts and nervous fumblings, badly covered up by a delicate sheen of bravado and self-assurance. This week, Arthur's confused and muddled day includes the mystery of the missing cauliflower and a book-signing at a butcher's Shop. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Unknown: Steve Delaney
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Will gets an offer he can't refuse.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang chairs the arts show, and talks to musician and songwriter Nick Cave about his screenplay for The Proposition, a western set in the Australian outback during the 1880s. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Songwriter: Nick Cave
Producer: Sally Spurring

: Jane's Story

9/10. Ella has tracked down Rita and the truth of her relationship to James. By Alison Joseph.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alison Joseph.

: Caring beyond Reason

"I said to Mum, 'We can't go on like this - he's bonkers'." A quarter of the population will be treated for mental illness at some stage in their life. Three families describe the initial shock at realising that a loved one is mentally ill, how they responded and how they cope with a condition that is still stigmatised. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: Analysis

2/9. China's Challenge. The growth in China's economic potential has been spectacular, and the West is rushing to adjust. But is it inevitable that China's growth will continue at such a rate? Diane Coyle asks whether it's just as likely that the Chinese mix of communism and capitalism will prove increasingly volatile.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Diane Coyle
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Leading Edge

6/11. How can the brain be tricked into becoming a natural painkiller? Geoff Watts goes to Bath to investigate a treatment being trialled for people with phantom limb and Other pain problems. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Suite Francaise: Storm in June

4/10. June 1940. Civilised behaviour begins to break down as chaos takes its toll. As the disparate characters make their weary way out of Paris, are they any safer? By Irene Nemirovsky. For details see Monday


Unknown: Irene Nemirovsky.

: Woody Allen - the Cabaret Years

1/2. Another chance to hear David Baddiel 's examination of the early stand-up career of film-maker Woody Allen. Allen's early work as a writer for great American comics encouraged him to perform his own comedy routines at venues such as the Blue Angel in New York and, later, on the Las Vegas circuit. Along with many moments from classic Woody Allen monologues, the programme features exclusive interviews with US comedy giants Sid Caesar , Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart. Producer Stephen Garner


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

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Suburban Shaman

4/5. By Cecil Helman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Cecil Helman.

: World Today

: News

: Assignment

: Heart and Soul

The State of Faith (1/3)

: Instant Guide

: News

: One Planet

Warm World (3/3)

: World Today

: News

: Outlook

: Off the Shelf

Amadeus (5/8) For details see Sunday

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