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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Archbishop Peter Smith.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the significant ideas and events that have shaped our history. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Natasha Maw

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair). Matthew 28, vv16-20. The Ascension
(Moore). Christ Triumphant, Ever Reigning (Guiting Power). Director of music Barry Rose.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Barry Rose.

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

4/5. Neurosurgeon Katrina Firlik reveals how some of the mysteries of the brain's workings are being unravelled by magnetic resonance imaging, including research into the emotions, which used to be considered too "mushy tor neuroscientists to tackle. She also witnesses a character transformation that was the result of brain surgery on a teenage girl With epilepsy. For details see Mon Repeated 12.30am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Childless The Woman's Hour drama. 4/5. Sweet Dreams by April De Angelis. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: De Angelis.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Live coverage of the first day's play in the Second Test at Edgbaston. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Simon Mann.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximatetime
- Andrew Flintoff answers One Final Question: page 154


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Simon Mann.
Producer: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Andrew Flintoff

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The National Short Story Prize -the Winner

The first National Short Story Prize has just been awarded for the best story chosen from more than
1.400 submissions. Five writers were short-listed: Rana Dasgupta , Michel Faber. James Lasdun , Rose Tremain and William Trevor , and their stories were broadcast last month. Today there's a second chance to hear the winning story. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Rana Dasgupta
Unknown: Michel Faber.
Unknown: James Lasdun
Unknown: Rose Tremain
Unknown: William Trevor
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Long Time Dead

Despite a minor hitch in the proceedings, careful Kath carries on with her planned "girlie" weekend in Pans with bossy Beatrice. Now she feels free to live a little and really let her hair down. Written by Sheila Goff.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Written By: Sheila Goff.
Director: David Hunter
Kath: Marion Bailey
Malcolm: Stephen Hogan
Beatrice: Linda Marlowe
Mum: Emily Wacnter
Geoff: Tony Selby

: Questions, Questions

7/10. The problem-solving programme, 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

: Brighton Rocks

4/5. My Beautiful Lambretta. Written by Lee Pressman and read by Struan Rodger and Keith Drinkel. A Mod and a Rocker are brought together to tell their version of events when, in May 1964, thousands of teenagers battled it out along the sea front at Brighton. For details see Monday


Written By: Lee Pressman
Read By: Struan Rodger
Read By: Keith Drinkel.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

74/90. LordCurzon, Tibet and Younghusband. At the end of the 19th century, Britain saw Tibet as remote and not particularly important. Lord Curzon, the viceroy of India, had other ideas. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson , with readings by Jack Davenport , Joss Ackland and Rupert Degas. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Jack Davenport
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Rupert Degas.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Imagine if you could harness the power of the 34,000 commuters who pass through London's Victoria station in peak rush hour. These people could be generating 102kWh of power - that's enough energy to provide the power for 25 households for that day. To discuss how to convert this untapped energy source Ouentin Cooper is joined by Claire Price, director of an architecture practice that has spent the last six months aiming to bring the technology out of the lab and onto the streets. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

6/6. Sketch comedy with a twist of strangeness, starring Robert Webb and David Mitchell. Including this week the uses of swingball as a cure for depression and why Maid Marian is such fun at parties. With James Bachman and Olivia Colman. Producer Gareth Edwards
BBC AUDIO: The second series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed].


Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: David Mitchell.
Unknown: Maid Marian
Unknown: James Bachman
Unknown: Olivia Colman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Lilian unleashes her artistic vision. For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including the announcement of the winner of this year's Gulbenkian Prize for Museums and Galleries. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Childless

4/5. Sweet Dreams. While Kate struggles to come to terms with life as her son prepares to leave the nest, her confidante and neighbour, Sarah, gains the strength to finally let go. Written by April De Angelis.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: De Angelis.
Kate: Lizzy McLnnerny
Sarah: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

Mozart's glorious Mass in C, K337, is the musical setting for a celebration for Ascension Day in the year marking the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth.
A congregation of listeners join the BBC Daily Service Singers, the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and orchestral players from Canzona for a special service of Holy Communion. Musical director Richard Tanner.
Celebrant the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Preacher the Dean of St Albans, the Very Rev Jeffrey John. Producer Clair Jaquiss


Director: Richard Tanner.
Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.
Unknown: Jeffrey John.
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: Leading Edge

New series 1/9. The summer season of the science and technology series kicks off with a visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where Geoff Watts takes a look at the science behind some of the exhibits on display. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the significant ideas and events that have shaped our history. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Black Swan Green

4/10. Dawn. Thirteen-year-old Jason's expedition to the hills ends in an unexpected and unsettling encounter with a classmate. By David Mitchell. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell.

: Mitch Benn's Crimes against Music

4/4. This week's show is a unique concept episode called A Journey into the Centre of Rick Wakeman. Mitch and the team must be miniaturised and inserted into Rick to prevent impending war. It is a voyage told through song. Do not adjust your set. With Alfie Joey and Robin Ince , Tasha Baylis and Kirsty Newton. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Rick Wakeman.
Unknown: Alfie Joey
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Tasha Baylis
Unknown: Kirsty Newton.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster. Presented by Robert Orchard .


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: Brain Matters

4/5. By Katrina Firlik. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Katrina Firlik.

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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