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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Mike Mair.


Unknown: Mike Mair.

: Farming Today

Presented by Sarah Mukherjee.


Presented By: Sarah Mukherjee.

: 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 Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Sir Anthony Kenny, Amira Bennison and Peter Adamson discuss the Arab scholar Averroes, who kept the flame of Greek thought burning brightly when the lights were going out in the philosophy schools of Medieval Europe.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Sir Anthony Kenny
Guest: Amira Bennison
Guest: Peter Adamson
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Book of the Week: England's Mistress -the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

4/5. Nelson and the Hamiltons return to England, where Emma gives birth to their daughter Horatia. Desperate to spend all his time on shore with Emma, Nelson searches for the perfect country house. Read by Polly Walker. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Read By: Polly Walker.

: Daily Service

Led by Clair Jaquiss. Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (Sf Hugh). Luke 11, wHO. The Lord's Prayer (Kedroff).
Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Small Island 14/15. By Andrea Levy.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: 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

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. News journalist Kirsty Wark shows her literary side when she's joined by friends Bridget McCann ,
Sean Scanlon and Barbara Rafferty to entertain an audience at Glasgow's Oran Mhor with some of her favourite prose and poetry. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Bridget McCann
Unknown: Sean Scanlon
Unknown: Barbara Rafferty
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Nick Clarke.


Introduced By: Nick Clarke.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Mrs Boston

It's an unlikely relationship, and one that his children dislike, but when Andrew's wife lies dying in hospital, the one person whom Andrew can talk to is Mrs Boston - an absolute stranger, who doesn't even appear to talk much sense. By Alan Drury.
Producer/Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Mrs Boston
Unknown: Alan Drury.
Director: Jane Morgan
Mrs Boston: Zoe Wanamaker
Andrew: Peter Wight
Peter: John McAndrew
Caroline: Monica Dolan
Francis: John Milroy
Mr Boston: Peter Acre

: Questions, Questions

4/10. Stewart Henderson presents the popular interactive problem-solving series, in which he gets to the bottom of those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than Bp per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm emailviawww.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Interview

4/5. Sing for Your Supper. A housewife thinks she's won the lottery and dreams of escaping her daily toil. Una McLean reads this story by Nick Brooks. For further details see Monday


Story By: Nick Brooks.

: The Invention of Childhood

9/30. But Can She Spin? Education for girls had been on the increase in the 15th century, so why were girls in the 16th and 17th centuries instructed that they should be "seen and not heard"? Why had sinful Eve replaced the blessed Madonna as the main female archetype? Michael Morpurgo tells the surprising story of the regression in girls' education at that time, but also uncovers a few forgotten rebels along the way.
The readers are Adam Godley , Sara Kestelman , Anna Maxwell Martin and Timothy West. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Timothy West.

: Bookclub

Jane Gardam joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss her book Old Filth - the life story of a judge from his early years in Malaya to old age and widowhood in Dorset. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Material World

A small fleet of spacecraft is taking off to probe the most energetic explosions in the solar system. The Japanese Solar-B craft and Nasa's two Stereo satellites will look at the sun to study in detail the solar flares and mass-ejections that send clouds of hot gas racing towards the Earth with the energy of millions of hydrogen bombs. Quentin Cooper hears the latest news from our violent star. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Genius

5/6. Sid Waddell joins presenter Dave Gorman to chew the fat over the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes inspired inventions, schemes and policies dreamt up by the general public. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Sid Waddell
Presenter: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

Roy and Hayley cross their fingers.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts Show with Mark Lawson. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Small Island

14/15. Queenie gives birth, but who is the father? By Andrea Levy. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Andrea Levy.

: My Name Is....

3/3. Mohammed. A window into the rich and varied life of Britain's faith communities through the compelling personal stories of people who share the same name but lead very different I ives. Producer Liz Leonard


Producer: Liz Leonard

: In Business

5/9. French with Tears
Big social problems, high unemployment, a stuttering economy: despite having some world-class corporations, business in France appears to be in deep trouble. As next year's presidential election campaigning gets under way, Peter Day asks whether the French will stick to their model of state intervention: or embrace the Anglo-Saxon market forces they have long shunned.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9 30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Leading Edge

4/10. The latest news from the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests investigate the history Of ideas. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Mission Song

4/10. By John le Carre. The meeting begins between the Western financiers and East Congolese warlords. For further details see Monday


Unknown: John Le Carre.

: Rubbish

New series 1/6. Diversity
Meet Martin Christmas , local government officer. cynic and manic-depressive. Martin is in search of inner peace but is held back by his yearly visit to the diversity workshop, by having to come up with slogans for a rubbish bus, and by pagans in the Youth and Leisure department trying to recruit him. Then to top it all he keeps seeing the image of a bloke with a metal plate in his jaw. By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Martin Christmas
Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin: Reece Dinsdale
Roger: Paul Copley
Sarah: Nicola Walker
Barney: James Lance
Adam: Paul Reynolds
Karen: Oriane Messina
Don: Mark Maier
Bryan: Neil Edmond
Chris: Jim North

: The House

As a tribute to writer and conservationist Roger Deakin , who died recently, another chance to hear a unique sound-portrait of life in his timber-framed house in Suffolk, as it flexes its joints, sighs with the passing of the seasons and echoes with the sounds of its residents; the spiders, bees, swallows, hedgehogs and Slugs. Producer Sarah Blunt
The companion to this programme, The Garden. follows tomorrow evening


Unknown: Roger Deakin
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: News

: Book of the Week: England's Mistress - the Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

4/5. By Kate Williams. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Kate Williams.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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