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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mgr Mark Langham.


Unknown: Mgr Mark Langham.

: 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 Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: The Idea of a University

4/5. The Old and the New. In 1992, more or less overnight, the number of universities in Britain doubled. But it wasn t due to a massive building programme, or the injection of millions to construct new campuses. Instead, the nation s polytechnics simply changed the nameplates on their door. They were now the "new universities". So was this just a harmless exercise in "rebranding" or did it symbolise something else: the triumph of mass higher education - on the Cheap. Producer Phil Tinline Repeated at 9.30pm


Producer: Phil Tinline

: Kitchen Connections with Ainsley Harriott

5/5. Ainsley Harriott is invited into the Manchester kitchen of Fazil, an Iraqi Kurd who fled his country in 2001. He shows Ainsley how to cook a Kurdish feast. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Book of the Week: Bringing the House Down

4/5. The paparazzi give chase and the Profumo family goes to ground. By David Profumo. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: David Profumo.

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. On a Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross). Ephesians 2, vv13-18. Crux Fidelis (King John IV of Portugal). When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham). With the Coupland Consort. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jane Little.
10.45 Madame Bovary 9/10. By Gustave Flaubert.
The Woman's Hourdrama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jane Little.
Presented By: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: 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

: Bertolt Brecht's East Berlin

On the 50th anniversary of Bertolt Brecht's death,
David Edgar returns to the ruins of postwar East Berlin to tell the story of the playwright's celebrated - but troubled - last years in Communist East Germany. Producer William Brittain-Catlin Repeated Sunday 12.15am


Unknown: David Edgar
Producer: William Brittain-Catlin

: You and Yours

Topical consumer affair, presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Monkeyface

Eight-year-old Siddy and his big sister Frannie decide to find their father but. armed only with a newspaper cutting of him at a peace demonstration and a memory of a trip to a beach in Scarborough, do they have any hope of tracking him down? By Linda Marshall Griffiths.
Director Nadia Molinari


Unknown: Linda Marshall Griffiths.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Siddy: Aidan Parsons
Frannie: Rachel Broqan
Mother: Slobhan Finneran
Mr Sandman: Craig Cheetham
Nicky/Dave: Charlie Ryan

: Questions, Questions

New series 1/10. Stewart Henderson returns with the popular interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm emailviawww.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Days of Reckoning

4/5. When Stevie Was Married. Moving from the city to a small seaside town, a man decides to invent an imaginary wife for himself. But one day, she turns up. By John Heraghty , read by Simon Tait. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Heraghty
Read By: Simon Tait.

: The Old Bill

4/5. Material Assets. In the 1620s the cloth merchant
Roger Cutler of Ipswich was fighting competition from the Low Countries for the profitable Baltic export trade. Richard Foster discovers that nowadays the Suffolk shipping trade handles very different materials. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Roger Cutler
Unknown: Richard Foster

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

"I'm on the plane!" - words to sink the hearts of peace-loving travellers. At present, mobile phone use is banned on planes on safety grounds, but surveillance equipment shows that many frequent fliers ignore the rule. So are mobile phones a genuine threat to air safety or just to airlines' income from their own in-flight phones? Quentin Cooper hears how phone signals really can interfere with the navigation equipment and throw a plane hundreds of miles off course, and how new technologies may make them safe. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

News and analysis, with Carolyn Quinn.

: Genius

2/6. Carol Vorderman and presenter Dave Gorman chew the fat over the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes inspired inventions, schemes and policies dreamt up by the general public. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Carol Vorderman
Presenter: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

David leaves Ruth high and dry.
For cast see page 29 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson with arts interviews, reviews and news of the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize for fiction, announced this afternoon. Producer Stephen Hughes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Stephen Hughes

: Madame Bovary

9/10. By Gustave Flaubert. By dint of buying on credit and never paying, by constantly trying to fill the void in her inner life, Emma finds herself in serious trouble.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: Seven Days in Southern Lebanon

While the truce between Israelis and Hezbollah holds, the UN's Mine Action team is working round the clock to clear unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon. About ten per cent of the explosives dropped on Lebanon failed to go off, and there's a race to clear houses and vital routes before the civilian population returns. Jenny Cuffe spends a week with the de-miners as they struggle to make southern Lebanon safe. Producer Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Chesworth

: In Business

2/9. Passport to Europe. Two more countries are lining up to join the European Union next year. Travelling across
Bulgaria and Romania, Peter Day asks if they are ready for the EU, and what difference their membership will make. Producer Julie Ball Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Leading Edge

New series 1/10. Geoff Watts mulls over the scientific benefits of slime mould. He finds out about the genes we share with social amoebas and why this common ground is allowing scientists to develop slime mould as a new tool for understanding a range of medical problems - from how Legionnaires' disease infects the body to why anticancer drugs work. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: The Idea of a University

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Imperium

9/10. Cicero's enemies are bribing their way to the consulship. He may be the best lawyer in Rome, but has he any chance against the forces of corruption? By Robert Harris. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Harris.

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

4/6. Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom
Unscrupulous treasure hunter Inverurie Jones has made off with the legendary Thimble of Doom. The laird leads Hamish and Dougal on an expedition to retrieve it.
Starring Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , with Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie and Jeremy Hardy as the laird. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Mrs Naughtie
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Holland's Shorts

4/6. Dominic Holland presents a series of monologues. This week he shares his thoughts on caravans, his children's love of arcade games and the perils of the kidney bean. With support from Margaret Cabourn-Smith , Martin Hyderand Ed Weeks. Producer Victoria Lloyd


Unknown: Dominic Holland
Unknown: Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Unknown: Martin Hyderand
Producer: Victoria Lloyd

: Kington's Anatomy of Comedy

3/3. The Geopolitics of Jest. Miles Kington examines the international dimensions of comedy: its origins, indigenous variations and universalities. He interviews
Terry Jones , Mark Lamarr and David Ouantick about the future of comedy and the impact of political correctness. Can you poke fun at murderous dictators while living in their authoritarian state? For further details see Tuesday


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Mark Lamarr
Unknown: David Ouantick

: News

: Book of the Week: Bringing the House Down

4/5. By David Profumo.
(Repeated from 9.45am)


Author: David Profumo.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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