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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With John Holdsworth.


Unknown: John Holdsworth.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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 the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Father Phil Sumner. Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow). John 1, vv7-11. Holy Is the True Light (Harris). Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (Margaret). Director of music Christopher Stokes. Organist Simon Lole.


Unknown: Father Phil Sumner.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.
Organist: Simon Lole.

: Book of the Week:Another Long Day on the Piste

4/5. Will has been persuaded to help out his friend Aubrey as a chalet girl for a group of bankers on a team-building exercise. Will Randall continues to read from his hilarious account of a ski season in the French alps. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 Aspects of Love 4/5. By David Garnett.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: David Garnett.

: Crossing Continents

10/10. Ghana. Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Ghana. It's estimated that two thirds of abortions are botched and, as a result, large numbers of women are dying. Rosie Goldsmith hears the heartbreaking stories of women who undergo illegal abortions through fear, prejudice, poverty and ignorance, and the secret trade that feeds off them.
Producer Anca Toader Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Anca Toader

: Britain's Blonde Bombshell: the Diana Dors Story

Honor Blackman pays tribute to the actress
Diana Dors. Initially marketed as a home-grown sex symbol to rival Marilyn Monroe , her very public private life and some poor career choices compromised her SUCCeSS. Producer Paul Hardy


Unknown: Diana Dors.
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Producer: Paul Hardy

: You and Yours

Consumer reports, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

National and international news and analysis.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The House That Eileen Built

A play about the house designed, built and furnished in the late 1920s by furniture designer Eileen Gray for her much younger (and only male) lover, Jean Badovici , for which he and Le Corbusier eventually managed to take the credit. The play's broadcast coincides with the start of restoration work on this crumbling masterpiece. Bv Alexandra Parsons.
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Jean Badovici
Unknown: Alexandra Parsons.
Producer: Kate McAii
Eileen Gray: Sian Thomas
Louise: Jennifer Hill
Young Louise: Caltlin Richards
Gaby: Alex Alderton
Jean Badovici: Francois Pandolfo
Le Corbusier: Brendan Charleson
Doucet: Richard Mitchley

: Check Up: Ears

8/8. The ear is a miraculous organ through which we hear. locate our position and keep our balance. But things can go wrong - including hearing loss, ear infections, and disabling conditions such as Meniere's disease. Barbara Myers is joined in the studio by Professor Tony Wright to answer questions on disorders of the ear. Producer Eliane Glaser
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) tines open from 1.30pm today, or email via [web address removed]


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Tony Wright
Producer: Eliane Glaser

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: On the Outside

4/5. The War Game. Beulah is shunned by her schoolmates because she has a Gypsy background, but after an air raid they decide to include her in a war game - with terrible results. By Stella Goorney , read by Amy Clifton. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Stella Goorney
Read By: Amy Clifton.

: Working from Home

4/5. "Flexibility" and "work/life balance" are buzzwords of the day, but is it really in your interest to work from home?
With Zoe Williams. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Zoe Williams.

: Bookclub

The author Jonathan Franzen discusses his novel The
Corrections with James Naughtie and a group of readers at the British Library in London. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm February's Bookclub: The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid


Unknown: Jonathan Franzen
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Val McDermid

: The Material World

Ouentin Cooper invites a panel of scientists to answer a selection of listeners' burning questions. Paradoxical and challenging conundrums received so far include why the sun and moon appear exactly the same size from Earth, and why all snowflakes are different. If you have a science question you would like answered, write or get in touch via the website bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld.
Producer Fiona Roberts
ADDRESS: Material World, BBC Science Radio, Bush House, London WC2B 4PH


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

6/6. The comedy panel show that sees a new guest host taking charge every week. Broadcaster and consumer champion Esther Rantzen is in the hot seat this week as comedians Sue Perkins , Lucy Porter , Robin Ince and Will Smith answer questions about all things Rantzen. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Will Smith
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Susan rolls out the welcome mat.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with arts news. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Aspects of Love

4/5. Alexis's infatuation with Rose has gone and its place is filled by a new-found friendship with Rose's daughter. By David Garnett.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: David Garnett.

: It's My Story: The Vietnamese Buddha

Sita Ramamurthy joins the group of monks, nuns and lay people accompanying Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh as he returns to his native Vietnam. It is the first time the spiritual leader has gone back since the end of the war in the country more than 39 years ago.


Presenter: Sita Ramamurthy
Subject: Thich Nhat Hanh
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: In Business

2/8. New Wave Computing. The world's biggest computer companies are being threatened by a host of new start-ups powered by open-source software, strings of inexpensive computer chips and "mash-up" websites that combine information in innovative ways. Peter Day talks to some of the rising stars of the new revolution and finds out how the computer industry is changing yet again. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

5/6. Green Supermarkets. It's been plastic bags at dawn as the supermarkets vie for position as greenest in the land. But how genuinely altruistic is their desire to appear to care for the environment? Miriam O'Reilly finds out. and asks if cheap mass-produced food can ever really be green. Producer Maggie Ayre Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Ghost at the Table

9/10. A Smoking Mess. By Suzanne Berne. Thanksgiving is over and the sisters continue to struggle with different versions of their shared past. Read by Debora Weston. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Suzanne Berne.
Read By: Debora Weston.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

New series 1/8. A fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions. Starring Ben Willbond , Ingrid Oliver , Dominic Coleman , Rachel Atkins , Lewis MacLeod and Julie Mayhew. Producer Adam Bromley


Unknown: Ben Willbond
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver
Unknown: Dominic Coleman
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod
Unknown: Julie Mayhew.
Producer: Adam Bromley

: Today in Parliament

A round-up of the day's events at Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Another Long Dayon the Piste

4/5. By Will Randall. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Will Randall.

: News

: International Cricket

Australia v England
The first game in the triangular one-day series, from the MCG in Melbourne. For commentators see tomorrow at 5.30am

: News

: Outlock

: World Today

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