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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch.


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up with Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With Carolyn Quinn and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Though it failed, the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 has been an inspiration to popular protest ever since. Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss its history and influence. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by John Forrest. Blessed City, Heavenly Salem
(Westminster Abbey). Revelation 21 vvi-7, Behold I Make All Things New (Rose), And Did Those Feet (Jerusalem).
Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Book of the Week: Seize the Hour:When Nixon Met Mao

4/5. In the heart of Beijing, an old and sick Chairman Mao Tse-tung is awoken early and given his first shave in months in preparation for his historic meeting with the President of the United States. By Margaret MacMillan. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Mao Tse-Tung
Unknown: Margaret MacMillan.

: Woman's Hour

Lively discussion and interviews, with Jenni Murray.
10 45 Guiding Lights 4/5. Bang Bang You're DeadBy Muriel Spark. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Muriel Spark.

: Crossing Continents

2/10 Malaysia. Malaysia has a secular constitution and, whereas more than half the population is Muslim, it has significant Buddhist, Hindu and Christian minorities.
Academic Farish Noor looks at religious freedom in his home country and wonders whether Islamic law is overtaking modern Malaysia. Producer Linda Pressly


Unknown: Farish Noor
Producer: Linda Pressly

: The Comic Battle for America

George W Bush's presidency has, like the Thatcher era in the UK created a new breed of angry, left-wing US comics such as Patton Oswald and Eugene Mirman. However, there's an equally angry right-wing stand-up movement and a new Christian comic scene. Stephen Armstrong explores the battle for the laughs and minds of America and talks to working comedians, including Brad Stine, who tours churches; Evan Sayet, who tours and runs a Right to Laugh night in LA; and Julia Gorin, who is on the bill for a New York comedy night for both Democrats and Republicans. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Eugene Mirman.
Unknown: Stephen Armstrong
Unknown: Brad Stine
Unknown: Evan Sayet
Unknown: Julia Gorin

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Rural reports from around the UK. Repeated from Sat 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Donna and the Debonair Diner

A sparky 16-year-old waitress and a jaded restaurant critic unwittingly transform each other's eating habits, thereby changing the course of both their lives. By Cathy Feeny.
Producer/Director Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Cathy Feeny.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Donna: Jaimi Barbakoff
Clement: Geoffrey Whitehead
Wayne: Damian Lynch
Florence: Sara Markland
Miles: Ian Masters
Giraldo: Ian Shaw

: Questions, Questions

10/10. 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


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Short Stories by John McGahem

4/5. Sierra Leone 2/2. Concluding the story of a young man who half falls in love with the mistress of an ageing politician. For further details see Monday

: Parrots and Piranhas

4/5. Fishing takes on a whole new meaning when your prey is piranha or the shark-toothed hiamara. Huw Cordey and his friends are joined by carpenter bees as they fish with their flimsy rods, while on the river bank an anteater disappears up a tree and howler monkeys roar with laughter. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Huw Cordey

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

With the offshore oil industry expanding its operational boundaries into new deep-sea frontiers it's increasingly important to understand the impact on ecosystems. Scientists at the Southampton Oceanographic Centre are using remote-control vehicles to monitor the seabed, taking pictures, videos and sediment samples before, after and during drilling. Quentin Cooper finds out what lies beneath the muddy waters. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: Ed Reardon's Week

4/6. Our Man from Berkhamsted. Comedy about grumpy author Ed Reardon , pipe-smoker and abusive email writer. Written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.
Producers Simon Nicholls and Chris Douglas


Unknown: Ed Reardon
Written By: Christopher Douglas
Written By: Andrew Nickolds.
Producers: Simon Nicholls
Producers: Chris Douglas
Ed Reardon: Chris Douglas
Olive: Stephanie Cole
Elaine: Sally Grace
Jaz: Philip Jackson
Dental receptionist: Alice Lowe
Pearl: Rita May
Australian dentist: Geoffrey McGivern
Ping: Barunka O'Shauqhnessy
Ticket collector: Dan Tetsell
Stan: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

Tom and Brenda have the double date from hell.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Guiding Lights

4/5. Bang Bang You're Dead. Sybil's friends begin to see her in a new light when they watch film footage of hippos, poets and shooting affairs, taken during her time in Africa. Muriel Spark's tale is dramatised by Gowan Calder.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Dramatised By: Gowan Calder.
Hostess: Adjoa Andoh
Sybil: Emma Currie
Barry/Ted: Mark McDonnell
Desiree: Lucy Paterson
David: Nick Underwood

: Living with Aids: Quest for a Cure

Twenty years after British scientists first started looking for a new approach to treating HIV/Aids, a new treatment is still inching towards official approval. Peter Day , who has been tracking the process for six years, presents his latest report. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Analysis

2/8. Do Mention the War! Western security services and generals have blamed Anglo-American foreign policy, and the Iraq War in particular, for our failure to isolate extremists from moderates. Zareer Masani asks whether the West can ever get it right as we tread the minefield of Muslim grievances, and considers how we might rethink our foreign policy towards the Islamic world. Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Zareer Masani
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

10/10. From listening in on volcanoes, predicting the strength of hurricanes and detecting nuclear explosions, a global network of infrasound detectors is allowing researchers to tune in to our atmosphere. Molly Bentley reports on the symphony of sounds below the limits of human hearing. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Molly Bentley

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Light of Evening

4/10. Dismissed from her first job as a maid by a jealous mistress in Brooklyn, Dilly moves to Ma Sullivan 's, where she meets Gabriel. By Edna O'Brien. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Ma Sullivan
Unknown: Edna O'Brien.

: One

New series 1/6. The sketch show in which no sketch features more than one voice. Written by David Ouantick and starring Dan Maier , Lizzie Roper ,
Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton , Andrew Crawford , Dan Antopoiski and Jeremy Clarkson as himself. Producer Jon Naismith


Written By: David Ouantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Lizzie Roper
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Andrew Crawford
Unknown: Dan Antopoiski
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Brian Appleton's Unofficial Multimedia Lecture

1/6. From Cliff to Dale. Disgraced rock musicologist and media studies lecturer Brian Appleton (Graham Fellows) delivers a series of bizarre lectures, drawing on his own bitter memories of thwarted pop stardom. He begins by charting five decades of British pop. Producer Dawn Ellis


Unknown: Brian Appleton

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events in Westminster, presented by Rachel Hooper.


Presented By: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: Seize the Hour:When Nixon Met Mao

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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