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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Father James Hanvey.


Unknown: Father James Hanvey.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

The Oxford Movement. Melvyn Bragg discusses the revival of Catholicism in the Church of England with his guests Dr Simon Skinner, Sheridan Gilley and Dr Frances Knight. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Dr Simon Skinner
Guest: Sheridan Gilley
Guest: Dr Frances Knight
Producer: Ruth Watts

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

4/5. A day trip to an art gallery seems to offer a little respite from tensions between Van Gogh and Gauguin. By Martin Gayford , read by Jamie Glover. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Martin Gayford
Read By: Jamie Glover.

: Daily Service

Led by Father Philip Sumner. Jesu, Meek and Lowly
(Ravenshaw). John 18, vv33-40. 0 Saviour of the World (Stainer). Ah, Holy Jesu, How Hast Thou Offended
(.HerzliebsterJesu). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Father Philip Sumner.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Snap! 4/5. By Charlotte Cory.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.

: Crossing Continents

11/13. Who Will Succeed President Fidel Castro ?
President Castro is nearing 80. Both within and outside Cuba forces are manoeuvring for the succession. Nick Caistor explores the options for, and immense pressures on, this revolutionary Caribbean nation in the era following El Presidente.
Producer Linda Pressly Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Fidel Castro
Unknown: Nick Caistor
Unknown: El Presidente.
Producer: Linda Pressly

: I'm Afraid You'll Have to Give That Back

What's to be done when it's claimed that a work of art in a British gallery or museum was looted during the Nazi era? In 2000, the Government set up the Spoliation Advisory Panel to grapple with the complex moral, legal and historical questions such claims can raise.
Mark Whitaker looks at its work, telling the story of how a precious medieval Italian manuscript ended up in the British Library and why it's been decided it should now be returned. Producer Mark Whitaker Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Mark Whitaker
Producer: Mark Whitaker

: You and Yours

What hope is there for the discovery of a cure or effective medication for multiple sclerosis? The programme looks at the latest research and assesses the risks to which people might subject themselves in pursuit of a cure. With Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: 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 6.10am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Sam o' Bedlam

I On the centenary of the birth of Nobel Prize-winning dramatist Samuel Beckett , Mark Burgess 's play finds
Rprkptt celebrating his 70th birthday.
Director David Blount


Dramatist: Samuel Beckett
Dramatist: Mark Burgess
Director: David Blount
Samuel Beckett: Jim Norton
Geoffrey Thompson: Dermot Crowley
Younger Beckett: Stephen Hogan
Younger Thompson: Andrew Scott
Ursula: Alison Pettitt
Michael: Grant Jones

: Questions, Questions

New series 1/10. Return of the interactive, problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life, presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Rhapsody in Blue

4/5 New York Restaurant. When an English girl in New York pretends to be what she isn't, she realises that there's a price to pay. Written by Candida Clark and read by Jenny Coverack. For details see Monday


Written By: Candida Clark
Read By: Jenny Coverack.

: Relatively Einstein

4/4. Writers and artists discuss the challenges of using
Albert Einstein 's ideas in their work. Today cartoonist Sid Harris and comedian Mark Steel explain why science and Einstein are funny. For details see Monday


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Sid Harris
Unknown: Mark Steel

: Open

Book Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is the largest of its kind in the UK. Quentin Cooper reports from the festival and asks, as more science festivals open around the country, what makes a good one? Do science festivals preach to the already converted or are they doing for science what Hay-on-Wye does for literature? Producer Deborah Cohen


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show

6/6. Another confused and muddled day in the life of one-time Variety star Count Arthur Strong, played by Steve Delaney. From his own home-made range of piccalilli to helping his protege Malcolm prepare for his audition for the musical Cats, he's all false starts and nervous fumbling. Producers Mark Radcliffe and John Leonard


Played By: Steve Delaney.
Producers: Mark Radcliffe
Producers: John Leonard

: The Archers

Adam faces an uncertain future.
For cast see page 47 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, reviews and interviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Snap!

4/5. The Whole Story. On a cold night in Manchester,
Roger Maltby , a private investigator, is sitting in a car, his camera poised. As the events of the night unfold, Roger is reminded of the reason he has chosen to live his life in the shadows. By Charlotte Cory.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Roger Maltby
Unknown: Charlotte Cory.
Roger: Christopher Scott

: Last Orders on the Tyne

The last shipbuilder on the Tyne, Swan Hunter , is fighting for survival. With unique access to the boss and workers at the yard, Kevin Whately recounts the twists and turns in the battle to save the company and to hold on to jobs.
Charismatic Dutchman Jaap Kroese has invested millions of pounds in the company, but can he win the orders to keep the yard Open? Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Unknown: Swan Hunter
Unknown: Kevin Whately
Unknown: Jaap Kroese
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: Analysis

7/9. Politics for Plumbers? "I don't believe in 'isms'," said David Cameron. "We're beyond ideology," said Tony Blair. Are we? Bob Tyrrell examines the apparent convergence of political parties, asking if we face a contest of competence. Is this politics for mechanics and technocrats? If so, is the lack of explicit ideology a good thing?
Producer Michael Blastland Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: David Cameron.
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Unknown: Bob Tyrrell
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Leading Edge

11/11. As the 100th anniversary of the devastating earthguake that hit San Francisco on 18 April 1906 approaches, Geoff Watts presents a discussion of the new scientific models that can give us the answers to what really happened and help us predict if anything on this scale will happen again. Producer Helen Sharp


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Helen Sharp

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

The Oxford Movement. Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the revival of Catholicism in the Church of England. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Night Watch

4/15. London, 1947. Helen tries to talk to Viv about Julia. Viv's behaviour is rather puzzling to her brother's wartime friend Robert Fraser. By Sarah Waters. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Fraser.
Unknown: Sarah Waters.

: John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

3/5. On the trail of vampires, John Shuttleworth visits Whitby. But when the investigation hits full tilt he gets worried about the health of next-door neighbour Ken Worthington. Could he be Dracula's latest victim?
Written and performed by Graham Fellows , with a guest appearance by Alistair Griffin. Additional material by Dean Wilkinson. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Ken Worthington.
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Alistair Griffin.
Unknown: Dean Wilkinson.
Producer: Dawn Ellis

: The National Short Story Prize - the Shortlist

4/5. Another of the top five stories, newly shortlisted from more than 1,400 entries from previously published writers, in contention for the first National Short Story Prize, worth F-15,000 to the winner, for the best Short Story of 2005. For details see Monday

: News

: Book of the Week: The Yellow House

4/5. A day trip to an art gallery seems to offer a little respite from tensions between Van Gogh and Gauguin. By Martin Gayford , read by Jamie Glover. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Martin Gayford
Read By: Jamie Glover.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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