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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev George Loane.


Unknown: George Loane.

: Fanning Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Edward Stourton and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Martin Palmer.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Martin Palmer.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Marcus du Sautoy and Ian Stewart to explain the Poincare Conjecture: a mathematical problem that may hold the key to understanding the shape of the universe. Having taxed the most brilliant minds for almost a century, it may now have been solved by the Russian Grigori Perelman. If this is true, it could be one of the greatest mathematical achievements of all time.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Ian Stewart
Guest: Marcus du Sautoy
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

Led by Fr Phil Sumner. Give Rest, O Christ. to Thy Servant
(Russian Contakion).Wisdom 3, vv1-9. Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing (Dundee). Lux Aeterna (Durufle). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Fr Phil Sumner.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: Dear Charlie - Letters to a Lost Daughter

4/5. Spring arrives, bringing with it some sense of new beginnings. Read by Jeff Rawle. For further details see Monday Repeated 12.30am


Read By: Jeff Rawle.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 SOS 4/5. By Katie Hims. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Katie Hims.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stones in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie.


Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: JP Donleavy and the History of The Ginger Man

A celebration of the life and work of the author
JP Donleavy, still active at the age of 80 with 24 novels already to his credit and further works planned. His best-known novel, The Ginger Man, is about to become a film starrino Johnny Depp. He's also a playwright and an artist whose 15th art exhibition was held in Dublin earlier this year Polly Feversham visits him at his rural retreat.
She also hears from friends such as Billy Connolly , Shane McGowan Professor Terence Brown of Trinity College, Dublin, and Donleavy's archivist Bill Dunn
Producer Philip Titcombe Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Johnny Depp.
Unknown: Polly Feversham
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Shane McGowan
Unknown: Terence Brown
Unknown: Bill Dunn
Producer: Philip Titcombe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain. Repeated from Saturday 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Over Night

Karen (played by Siriol Jenkins ) and Alan Richard Elfyn ), two divorced 40-somethings, meet at Bellbottoms, the club where the 1970s never died. Swept along by thoughts like "you only regret the chances you didn't take" and "this might be my only chance all year", they find themselves in a cab, and then in Karen's bedroom.... and then they wonder what on earth they were thinking. Alan calls a taxi to make a swift escape but there's not a cab to be had for ages. So they wait. And talk. And that s how Karen and Alan fall in love. By Gary Owen. Producer/Director Kate McAII


Played By: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: Alan Richard Elfyn
Unknown: Gary Owen.
Director: Kate McAii

: Questions, Questions

8/10. 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 8p per minute) Lines are open from 1.30pm email questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Manchester Crime Wave

4/5. Basic Skills. Maddy is bringing her love of literature to a class of adult students. She becomes obsessed with one of the students - an 18-year-old living in a probation hostel - and there are disastrous consequences. By Ann Cleeves ; read by Brigit Forsyth. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ann Cleeves
Read By: Brigit Forsyth.

: The Invention of Childhood

29/30. Calling a Hit a Smack. Michael Morpurgo explores how children have fallen between the family and the State, sometimes with tragic results. The readers are Anna Maxwell Martin , Sara Kestelman , Wesley Nelson and Christopher Plumb. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Anna Maxwell Martin
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Wesley Nelson
Unknown: Christopher Plumb.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

in the past. most household fridges used environmentally damaging chemicals, such as CFCs. Although there are now replacement chemicals, the search is still on for better ways to stay cool in the kitchen. Ouentin Cooper hears about some of the latest ideas, such as an electronic thin-film fridge with no moving parts and a fridge that works by being very, very noisy. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

2/6. The Speech. Does it seem that the media is run by idiots, lying charlatans and moronic 12-year-olds who should've been drowned at birth in a bucket of raw sewage? Welcome to the comical world of Ed Reardon , author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive e-mail.
Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Producer: Simon Nicholls
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Bill: Tom Colebrook
Felix: John Fortune
The constable: Martin Hyder
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Eli: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Seamus: Geoffrey McGlvern
Ping: Barunka O'Shauqhnessy
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Will steps into the breach.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts Show with Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald


4/5. 1982 - Footprints in the Sand
Marina Winslet shares her father's love of the sea, and wishes he would take him with her on his adventures. Until he does. By Katie Hims.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marina Winslet
Unknown: Katie Hims.
Marina: Claire Rushbrook
Billy: Lee Ross
Marina, age 10: Isabella Parriss
Caroline: Lisa Stevenson
Norbut: John Dougall

: Seven Days

2/2. With the Election Monitors. After five years of a war that has left three million dead, the Democratic Republic of Congo is holding its first democratic elections - amid fears of intimidation and vote-rigging. Jenny Cuffe spends seven days with the observers from Britain and elsewhere, who will judge whether the election was free and fair. Producers Sally Chesworth


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producers: Sally Chesworth

: In Business

9/9. Taxi! A new breed of tiny jet aircraft is spawning a new air taxi industry. They promise that you will not have to be a millionaire to make use of their on-demand point-to-point flight services. Peter Day hears from the pioneers of a new business that just might change the way we think about "flying tonight". Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Leading Edge

8/10. The latest news from the world of science and technology, with Geoff Watts. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Geoff Watts.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Trumpet-Major

4/10. Bob Loveday is home from the sea and has quite forgotten his old sweetheart. By Thomas Hardy.
Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt . For further details see Monday


Unknown: Bob Loveday
Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Read By: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Rubbish

5/6. Rage. Martin is dragged along to "Life Editing" by its course tutor, who is also his on/off girlfriend Sarah. The one thing that would improve his life, he decides, would be being able to say "no" - but doing this doesn't mean that people won't carry on saying "no" to him! By Tony Bagley.
Producer Claire Bartlett


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Producer: Claire Bartlett
Martin: Reece Dinsdale
Roger: Paul Copley
Sarah: Nicola Walker
Barney: James Lance
Woman: Susie Donkin
Peter: Jim North
Chris: Jim North
Scott: Kevin Eldon

: Today in Parliament

Today's events in Westminster, with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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