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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Marjory Maclean.


Unknown: Marjory MacLean.

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly.


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Rachel Hooper.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 L W only Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Rachel Hooper.
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: And Still I Rise

4/5. Stephen Lawrence 's mother Doreen tells the story of her family's struggle for justice. The private prosecution is about to begin. By Doreen Lawrence. Abridged by Launs Morgan-Griffiths , and read by Josette Simon. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Lawrence
Unknown: Doreen Lawrence.
Abridged By: Launs Morgan-Griffiths
Read By: Josette Simon.

: Daily Service

Led by Andrew Graystone. Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve
You (Servant Song). 1 Corinthians 12, vv4-13. Expectans
Expectavi (Wood). Ye Servants of God (Paderborn). Director of music Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Music: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama. 4/10. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal based on a collection of letters from the medieval period.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal

: 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

: O Imagining Albion: the Great British Future

New series 1/4. Big Brother and the Brave New World
Francis Spufford , author of The Child That Books
Built, explores how British science-fiction writers have engaged with the hopes, fears and big ideas of their times. Producer Laura Thomas Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Laura Thomas

: 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, introduced by Shaun Ley.


Introduced By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Dido

It's 1779. The celebrated artist Zoffany comes to paint two beautiful young ladies who live in Kenwood House, one is white, one is black. By Karen McCarthy.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Karen McCarthy.
Director: Gary Brown
Dido: Lit Eziefula
Hutchinson: Kerry Shale
Belle: Ndldl Del Fattl
Elizabeth: Victoria Brazier
Zoffany: Malcolm Raeburn

: More or Less

New series 1/6. The return of the magazine programme that makes sense of numerical nonsense, providing a guide to the many numbers and statistics in the news, in politics and in life, and showing where numbers have the power to explain and enlighten, as well as to deceive. Presented by Andrew Dilnot. Producer Michael Blastland


Presented By: Andrew Dilnot.
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Creative Writing Groups

4/5. Whitby Pier. A doctor and the mother who gave her up for adoption at birth meet, both women believing it to be their first meeting as adults - but not so. The author is
Mary C Clarke of Airedale Writers' Circle, and the story is read by Emma Lowndes.
Producer Mike Hally For further details see Monday


Unknown: Whitby Pier.
Unknown: Mary C Clarke
Read By: Emma Lowndes.
Producer: Mike Hally

: Sceptical Landscapes

4/5. Philip Stott continues his journey explaining his argument that animals will always adapt to a changing environment. Today he travels to Lewes, East Sussex, to reveal that there's nothing new about river flooding. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Philip Stott

: Open Book

Kathryn Hughes talks to novelist Bali Rai about his new book, The Last Taboo. Plus, the art of casting audiobooks.
Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Bali Rai

: The Material World

Earth's Magnetic Field. The earth's magnetic field has decayed approximately five per cent each century since the first accurate measurements began in 1840. If this trend continues then the field would either reverse or disappear sometime this millennium. The impact on the life of the planet would be huge. Ouentin Cooper discusses with researchers how they used old sailing ships' logbooks in their analysis of the changing strength of the earth's magnetic field. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Geht zumFussballweltmeisterschart weg!

2/3. This week Giles Wemmbley Hogg is off in the world of World Cup corporate entertainment, which involves a little hike in the Black Forest, a friendly owl and a deadly laptop. Starring Marcus Brigstocke as Giles. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Producer David Tyler Repeated on Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Jenny: Rosie Cavallero
Roger: Laurence Howarth
Sebastian: Erich Redman
Petra: Britta Gartner
Hermann: Steffan Boje
HerrOuindar: Richard Turner

: The Archers

Adam's not interested in baby talk.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a first-night report from the major new London production of the musical Evita. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Martin Smith

: The Paston Letters

4/10. Dangerous Times. Sir John Fastolf , a close friend and ally of the Paston family, dies. John Paston is named as his heir, but the will is contested. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Sir John Fastolf
Unknown: John Paston
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: It's My Story: Now I Can Say No

In the past ten years the number of women in prison has increased by 140 per cent, mostly for non-violent crimes like shoplifting. Many re-offend. To break the cycle the West Midlands Probation Service is sending women on a pioneering course to help them deal with their problems. Producers Kim Normanton and Nigel Acheson


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Nigel Acheson

: In Business

8/9. Hive of Innovation. The Honeybee network is one of the most creative enterprises on earth, helping village inventors in India to share their ideas with a global audience. But now it is forging an alliance with one of the USA's brainiest universities: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Peter Day says the results could change the world. Producer Paul O'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

5/9. As well as reviewing the week's top science stories,
Geoff Watts visits scientists at the University of Bath, who are using nature as their inspiration for some weird and wacky inventions. He meets Stanley the knife fish, who has helped researchers design a clever way of propelling a submarine, and takes a look at a self-replicating robot. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the 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: The Other Side of You

4/10. While David's wife is being curiously accommodating on the domestic front, his psychiatric patient's story turns an intriguing corner. Written by Salley Vickers and read by Paul Rhys. For details see Monday


Written By: Salley Vickers
Read By: Paul Rhys.

: Bearded Ladies

4/6. Another chance to hear the sketch show that takes a peek at modern life from a different perspective with an assortment of women behaving oddly. 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 David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: And Still I Rise

4/5. Doreen Lawrence 's account of the murder of her teenage son Stephen 13 years ago. Repeated from 9.45am
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: Doreen Lawrence

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