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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Richard Hill .


Unknown: Richard Hill

: Farming Today

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly .


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With David Wilby and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: 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: Alistair Cooke's

American Journey
4/5. Mother. As the casualties begin to mount, the war comes close to the people of America. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. There's a Light upon the Mountains
(Wostenholm). Acts 24, w1. 10-16. Give Us the Wings of Faith
(Bullock). All My Hope on God is Founded (Michael). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Paston Letters The Woman's Hour drama. 9/10. A 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

: Imagining Albion: the Great British Future

2/4. Keep Watching the Shores. British science fiction has been imagining the future for centuries, but what does it tell us about our island's past and our lost tomorrows? In
1871 George Chesney 's The Battle of Dorking related a tale of the unstoppable marauding Hun that gripped a nation
Twenty-seven years later. HG Wells's The War of the Worlds brought the Martians to Earth, and the Empire crumbled in a blast of heat ray. Francis Spufford asks why Albion succumbed so often to invasion, disaster and collapse. Producer Mark Burman Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: George Chesney
Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Mark Burman

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: Alf Said I Was Great

By Colin Shindler. Len Farley didn't quite make Alf Ramsey 's
1966 World Cup squad, but he's proud of his distinguished league career. He's not so impressed with today's pampered breed of footballer, though - and that includes his son Will, who seems more interested in property development than the beautiful game. A warm family drama from a celebrated football writer and dramatist.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Colin Shindler.
Unknown: Len Farley
Unknown: Alf Ramsey
Director: Peter Leslie
Len Farley: David Harqreaves
Will Farley: Ben Crowe
Sally: Emily Chennery
Gary: Peter Meakin
Miss Weatherby: Jilly Bond
Commentator: Kim Wall
Alan: Green Himself
Newsreader: Sue Beardsmore

: More or Less

2/6. The magazine programme that makes sense of numerical nonsense, a guide through the many numbers and statistics in the news, in politics and in life, 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

Prunella Scales appeals on behalf of the Haemophilia Society. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Prunella Scales

: Psychobabble

4/5. Ticking the Boxes. The patient on the couch is happy to wax lyrical about his many achievements in life. So why can't he sleep at night? Written by Ron Butlin , read by Sean Scanlan. For further details see Monday


Written By: Ron Butlin
Read By: Sean Scanlan.

: Georgian Giants

4/5. Of all the great champions of the Georgian period perhaps no other's was such a triumph against adversity as that of John Gulley. From debtors' prison he rose to become a boxing champion, a Derby-winning horse owner, a Member of Parliament and something of a hero to presenter William G Stewart. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Gulley.
Presenter: William G Stewart.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: The Material World

British botanists have embarked on an ambitious project to make a catalogue that will use DNA signatures to "barcode" every plant species of the world. Botanists know, for instance, that there are 85 different types of fern in the British Isles; but how many ferns are there in the tropical rainforest? The answer is unknown. The scheme is part of an international barcoding initiative that aims to make taxonomy more effective for science and society. The leading researchers join Ouentin Cooper to discuss the progress thus far. Producer Colin Grant


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Colin Grant

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Gent zum Fussballweltmelsterschaft weg!

3/3. In the climactic episode of a journey to the heart of the World Cup, Giles Wemmbley Hogg finds himself tangling with a six-foot World Cup suit, a bushel of potatoes, his mother-in-law-to-be and Ainsley Harriott. 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: Ainsley Harriott.
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Producer: David Tyler
Giles: Marcus Brigstocke
Puffy Tom: Goodman Hill
Greta: Debbie Chazen
Ainsley: Harriott Himself
Herr Schmidt: Steven Kynman
Mrs Wells: Richenda Carey
Herr Parzel: Steffan Boje
Ulrika: Fiona Carew

: The Archers

Oliver's secret shame is revealed.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a first-night report on the British premiere of Avenue Q, a Broadway hit featuring a cast that includes a number of puppets inspired by Sesame Street. Producer Sally Spurring


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: The Paston Letters

9/10. Fresh Hopes. Youngest son John Paston III falls in love with Joan Brews , daughter of Sir Thomas Brews , and the two households begin complicated negotiations about marriage settlements. Dramatisation by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Paston Iii
Unknown: Joan Brews
Unknown: Sir Thomas Brews
Unknown: Vanessa Rosenthal.

: Children of the Olympic Bid

How far will the lives of the 30 youngsters who travelled to Singapore in support of London's
Olympic bid be shaped by the 2012 games and their role in securing them? Peter White follows them as they pursue sporting and career ambitions and finds out what's been happening to them and their communities over the last 12 months. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: In Business

9/9. Games Players. The 2012 London Olympics is about more than sporting competition; it is a real test of Britain's ability to deliver on big projects. Peter Day asks if we can do it, and what can be learnt from recent big project failures and successes. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

: Leading Edge

6/9. As well as reviewing the week's top science stories, Geoff Watts visits the University of Sheffield to find out why. when we hear voices in our head. they usually turn Out to be male. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Other Side of You

9/10. Elizabeth's story stirs up memories for David, and an unexpected visitor brings some bad news. Written by Salley Vickers and read by Paul Rhys. For details see Monday


Written By: Salley Vickers
Read By: Paul Rhys.

: Bearded Ladies

5/6. 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 Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Journey

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: Analysis

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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