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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

Presented by James Naughtie and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Joel Edwards.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Joel Edwards.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg discusses the foundation, missions and legacy of the Jesuits with his guests Olwen Hufton, Simon Ditchfield and Nigel Aston. Producer Elaine Lester.


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Olwen Hufton
Guest: Simon Ditchfield
Guest: Nigel Aston
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Sing Alleluya Forth Ye Saints on High (Martins). John 15, vv7-11. Lord of the Dance (Shaker tune adpt Carter, arr Jackson). A New
Commandment (Benson, arr Wilson). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Book of the Week: Hellf ire and Herring

4/5. The Village Spade. Young Christopher hears horror stories and philosophy from the gravedigger, Alec Fergusson. Christopher Rush continues to read from his vivid memoir of his childhood in the small Fife fishing village Of St Monans. For further details see Monday Rptd at 12.30am


Unknown: Alec Fergusson.
Unknown: Christopher Rush

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 On the Cusp 4/5. Dear Mr Owerty. By Anne Green The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Anne Green

: From Our Own Correspondent

New series 1/8. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: With Great Pleasure , .

New series 1/5. Graham Fellows , better known as John Shuttleworth , Sheffield's finest yet most unaccomplished singer/songwriter, presents some of the writing that has most influenced his own work. He entertains an audience at The Shed in North Yorkshire with the help of actors Debbie McAndrew and Shaun Prendergast. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12J5am


Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Debbie McAndrew
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan.


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

1/4. How to Handle Men through the Application of Psychology. Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, sets out to release her fiance Mr JLB Matekoni from a terrifying obligation. Meanwhile, a new case comes into the agency and the ladies find themselves on a love quest. Adapted from the fifth and sixth books in Alexander McCall Smith 's hugely popular series.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams
RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD of The No Ladies' Detective Agency. Vol 2 The Maid/Tears of the Giraffe (released on 5 Feb) for E9.99 (RRP E12.99) including p&p, call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to [address removed]


Unknown: Mr Jlb Matekoni
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Director: Kirsty Williams
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
MmaMakutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Potokwane: Janice Acquah
Mma Hologna: Adjoa Andoh
Motholeli/Kokotso: Gbemlsola Ikumelo
Charlie/Spokes Spokesi: Chuk Iwuji
Puso: Kedar Williams-Stirling

: Traveller's Tree

New series 1/6. Fi Glover presents a new regular travel series giving listener-led tips on the best and worst of holiday experiences. Today the team looks at wildlife-watching holidays and how to experience nature red in tooth and Claw. Producers David Prest and Susan Marling


Producers: David Prest
Producers: Susan Marling

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 9.26pm and 7.55am

: Great Short Stories

4/5. Cathedral. Raymond Carver regarded this story, about a man meeting a blind friend of his wife, as a turning point in his writing career. It is read by William Hope and abridged by Kath Davies. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Raymond Carver
Read By: William Hope
Abridged By: Kath Davies.

: Shark Hunt

4/5. The Bridlington Story. Richard Peirce travels to the North Sea port of Bridlington. Joined by several other shark experts, he attempts to catch one of Britain's deep-feeding Sharks, the tope. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Richard Peirce

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

A year ago this week, the press and public were rapt by a visitor to our shores, when a northern bottle-nosed whale got itself stranded in the Thames, where it eventually died. Ouentin Cooper talks to whale experts and finds out why they get beached. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

New series 1/6. Neil Pearson returns as Trevor, the fundamentally decent sports agent who is trying to survive in a fundamentally indecent world in Andy Hamilton 's comedy. This week Trevor ends up in court, trying very hard not to lie.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Unknown: Neil Pearson
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Nell Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Sails
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Mr Harcourt: Robert Duncan
Brock: Geoffrey Whitehead

: The Archers

The Tuckers get their priorities in order. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson with a round-up of arts news and reviews. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: On the Cusp

4/5. Dear Mr Qwerty. Margaret would have liked to go on typing letters for kind Mr Worthington after her 60th birthday, but the boss's new wife has plans for the office - and they don't include Margaret or her beloved manual typewriter. Nerys Hughes reads Anne Greer 's story. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mr Qwerty.
Unknown: Mr Worthington
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Anne Greer

: Radio Ha Ha

A two-hour special of comedy gold examining the changing face of broadcast comedy. Steve Punt and a panel of guests comprising three comedians, including Arthur Smith and Shappi Khorsandi , and three representatives from the other side of the stage, discuss the business of comedy today. With drop-in features, including reports from Marcus Brigstocke on the power brokers of the comedy world. And:
A Night in the Life of a Stand-Up: Stephen K Amos goes on a slapstick rush round London as he fights for his dream of becoming a comedic great.
Comic Relations: Arthur Smith 's fiancee reveals what it's like living with a grumpy old man, and Tom Conti recalls bringing up a fledgeling comic, his daughter Nina. And at 9.30 Listeners' Choice. A repeat, voted for by listeners, of the very first outing of one of the shows that made the move from Radio 4 to television. Producers Sara Jane Hall and Paul Kobrak
To vote for your favourite programme, call [number removed] or visit the website at [web address removed]
How radio gets the first laugh: page 117


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Stephen K Amos
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Tom Conti
Producer: Sara Jane Hall
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, introduced by Claire Bolderson.


Introduced By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Metamorphosis

4/5. By Franz Kafka. Since Gregor Samsa has been transformed into a giant insect he can no longer go to work to provide for his family. So his parents and his sister have found themselves employment but when they get home they are too tired to care for their troubled son. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Franz Kafka.
Unknown: Gregor Samsa

: Recorded for Training Purposes

2/8. Fast-paced sketch show about communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions. Featuring deluded bloggers, home broadcasting, interactive soaps, celebrity kidnaps and email scams. 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

Today's events in Westminster, with Mark D'Arcy.


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy.

: News

: Book of the Week: Hellf ire and Herring

4/5. By Christopher Rush. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Christopher Rush.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: International Cricket

Australia v England Commentary for this one-day match at Brisbane is from Simon Mann, Arlo White and Jim Maxwell. Expert analysis from Angus Fraser. Producer Matt Davies 'approximate time Highlights of the cricket are on BBC2 tomorrow night at 11.35pm

: World Today

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