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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Father Stephen McLaughlin.


Presented By: Father Stephen McLaughlin.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill.


Presented By: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
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 Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: James Jones.

: 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

: Book of the Week: Commonwealth of Thieves

4/5. In 1790, the second convict fleet arrives in New South Wales with many sick and dying. A young native man is captured as part of Governor Phillip's "Aboriginal diplomatic experiment". By Tom Keneally , read by Jonathan Hyde. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tom Keneally
Read By: Jonathan Hyde.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. Filled with the Spirit's
Power (Farley Castle). 1 Thessalonians 5, vv13b-24 Veni
Sancte Spiritus (Taize). 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Island Blue 4/5. A Place in the Rain by Jules Horne. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jules Horne.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Dancing at the Wrecker's Ball

Actor and former quantity surveyor Bill Paterson takes a personal look at the highs and lows or Glasgow's architectural redevelopment. He joined by architects, musicians, historians and residents on his journey round a city that never likes to do anything by halves. Producer Emma Harding Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Bill Paterson

: You and Yours .

Topical consumer affairs, presented by Liz Barclay ana Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: 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

Exploring rural life around Britain. Rptdfrom Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Man

Raymond Briggs , creator of The Snowman, dramatises his own book about a miniature man with a humungous personality who appears one day in a young boy s room. Starring Bernard Cribbins.
Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins.
Director: Celia de Wolff
The man: Bernard Cribbins
The boy: Toby Parkes
The mother: Sally Baxter

: Questions, Questions

9/10. The problem-solving programme, presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than ap per minute) email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Wedding Feasts ,

4/5. Dirty and Unclean. In marrying a man outside ner
Jewish community Nina Mulavana is convinced she can escape the confines of her upbringing. But events take an unexpected turn. By Naomi Alderman. The reader is Tracy-Ann Oberman. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nina Mulavana
Unknown: Naomi Alderman.
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman.

: This Sceptred Isle: Empire

84/90. Mesopotamia and the Balfour Declaration
Modern Iraq was created by the victorious European powers after the Great War, and the seeds were sown of problems that would continue to haunt the world. By
Christopher Lee. Readings by Rupert Degas and Charlie Higson. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Rupert Degas
Unknown: Charlie Higson.

: Bookclub

Lindsey Davis joins readers to discuss Time to Depart - part of her series of thrillers set in ancient Rome. Her investigator is Marcus Didius Falco , a kind of 1950s gumshoe detective operating in the teeming bustle of Rome.
Presented by James Naughtie. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Unknown: Marcus Didius Falco
Presented By: James Naughtie.

: The Material World

It's a game of two halves - and of surface geometry and dynamic traction. The outcome of a football match can hinge on the precise design of a boot or the aerodynamics of the ball. With the World Cup just 24 hours away,
Ouentin Cooper kicks off an investigation into the science behind the beautiful game. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Queen at 80: For Crown and Comedy

Why have cartoonists, comedians and satirists found such a rich vein in royal ribaldry? What does our willingness to be amused by the Queen tell us about ourselves and how Britain may be changing? Miles Kington examines the minds and material of those who have made jokes at the Queen's expense. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: The Archers

Jennifer lays down the law with Adam. For cast see page 21 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news, reviews and a report on the architects who have radical ideas about prison design.


Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Aasiya Lodhi

: Island Blue

4/5. A Place in the Rain. Self-made millionaire Bren finds more questions than answers in the island's solitude.
Shonagh wants to get on the property ladder but will the "in-comer" spoil her dream? Written by Jules Home .
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Written By: Jules Home
Bren: Sarah Collier
April: Rose McBain
Tracy: Lucy Paterson
Dorothy: Lucy Paterson
Shonagh: Lesley Hart
Billy: Robert Softley

: Inside the Family Court

1/2. Wells Street in central London, home to the country's only dedicated family court, has for the first time lifted its blanket ban on reporting and allowed Jenny Cuffe inside. She meets district judge Nicholas Crichton and his team, who in the course of a day may be asked to adjudicate between estranged parents fighting over contact with their children, order that a baby be taken into care, or decide that a child be put up for adoption.
And she finds out how decisions are really made in these complex and difficult Cases. Producer Smita Patel Behind the Scenes: page 103


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Nicholas Crichton
Producer: Smita Patel

: In Business

6/9. Back to School. Computer guru James Martin has made a huge donation of F-60 million to the University of Oxford to fund a new school designed to tackle the biggest problems facing humanity in the 21st century. He tells Peter Day what's behind this significant chunk of philanthropy, and why he thinks it's so important to think hard about the way technology is changing our world. Producer Julie Ball Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: James Martin
Unknown: Peter Day

: Leading Edge

3/9. World Cup fever takes hold as Geoff Watts looks at the psychology of the beautiful game. How does the behaviour of the crowds sitting in the stands affect the players and referees on the pitch? Can the fans influence who takes home the much coveted trophy, or is it all down to the skill Of the players? 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

National and international news and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Secret River

4/10. A Place out of a Dream. Will Thornhill makes his first trip up the Hawksbury River and sees a piece of land. By KateGrenville. For details see Monday

: Bearded Ladies

2/6. The sketch show where everyday situations are taken to new heights - and then a bit further. Written and performed by Susie Donkin , Charlotte McDougall , Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling , and featuring Dave Lamb. Producer Carol Smith


Unknown: Susie Donkin
Unknown: Charlotte McDougall
Unknown: Oriane Messina
Unknown: Fay Rusling
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Carol Smith

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Commonwealthof Thieves

4/5. By Tom Keneally. Repeatedfrom9.45am
1.00 World Briefing 1.40 Analysis 1.50 Sports Round-up 2.00 News
2.05 Assignment 2.30 The Beat 3.00 News 3.05 Outlook
4.00 World Today 5.00 World Briefing


Unknown: Tom Keneally.

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