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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Or Tony Bayfield.


Unknown: Tony Bayfield.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sport News

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

8.31 LW only Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Alicia McCarthy
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): David Wilby.
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Dr Jeevan Singh Deol

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Genghis Khan, the 13th-century emperor who united the Mongol tribes, thus founding one of the world's largest ever contiguous empires. What made him such a successful leader - military skills or diplomacy? What is his legacy and how is he regarded in Mongolia today? Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Agent Zigzag

4/5. At the start of the Second World War, former British convict Eddie Chapman was recruited as a spy by the German intelligence organisation, the Abwehr. What the Germans didn't know was that their agent Fritz was also working as double agent Zigzag for the British. In March
1943, MI5 sent Chapman back to his German controllers in order to gather information on the workings of the Abwehr. Damian Lewis continues to read the dramatic story of the charismatic agent Zigzag. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Eddie Chapman
Unknown: Damian Lewis

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Awake, Awake: Fling Off the Night (Deus Tuorum Militum). Luke 5, vv33-39. Lead Me, Lord (SS Wesley). 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon.
10.45 Minimum Wages 4/5. Caring
By Charlie Boucher. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.
Unknown: Charlie Boucher.

: From Our Own Correspondent

3/8. 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. Lynne Truss revisits a time between school and university spent working in a library, and tells of those early literary passions that would shape her as a writer.
Actors Helen Atkinson Wood , Philip Franks and Peter Marinker join her at the Drill Hall, London. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am What Lynne Truss is enjoying: page 35


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

3/4. The Return of Note. MmaRamotswe finds herself in a compromising situation when her past catches up with her. But things are looking brighter for her assistant, Mma Makutsi , when she takes up ballroom dancing. Written by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Mma Makutsi
Written By: Alexander McCall Smith.
Director: Kirsty Williams
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mma Potokwane: Janice Acquah
Phuti Radiphuti: Jude Akuwudike
Mma Hologna: Adjoa Andoh
Charlie: Chuk Iwuji
Mma Mokoti: Alibe Parsons
Note Mokoti: Danny Sapani
MrFanope: Ben Thomas

: Traveller's Tree

3/6. Fi Glover presents the travel series giving listener-led tips on the best and worst of holiday experiences. This week the team looks at how to enjoy snow-covered mountains without Skis. Producers David Prest and Susan Marling


Unknown: Fi Glover
Producers: David Prest
Producers: Susan Marling

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other

Stories by Etgar Keret
4/5. The hopes and fears of childhood unite when Henry Goodman reads Breaking the Pig and Glittery Eyes. For further details see Monday


Stories By: Etgar Keret
Unknown: Henry Goodman

: Parkmasters

4/5. William Barren and West Park,
Macclesfield Barron was a zealot for municipal gardens in the belief that they could raise the moral tone of the nation - the Temperance movement was a great believer in public parks. For further details see Monday


Unknown: William Barren
Unknown: MacClesfield Barron

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

In January 2006 Nasa's Stardust mission to collect samples of dust from a comet 400 million kilometres away returned to Earth. Over the last year scientists from all over the world have been analysing the precious cargo of tiny grains, smaller than the width of a human hair. Quentin Cooper talks to two of the scientists who have been analysing the samples. They explain what the results contribute to our understanding of the formation of the solar system and the chemicals necessary for the origin Of life. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

3/6. Trevor tries to prove that people deserve a second chance. Bless him. Continuing Andy Hamilton 's comedy about a sports agent with a conscience.
Producer Andy Hamilton


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Andy Hamilton
Trevor: Neil Pearson
Sammy: Paul Reynolds
Ralph: Michael Fenton Stevens
Theresa: Rosalind Ayres
Heidrun: Cosima Shaw
Barry: Abdul Salls
Meryl: Claire Skinner
Dean: Philip Pope

: The Archers

Ruth gets some new competition.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Kirsty Lang with arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Minimum Wages

4/5. Caring. Kellie is an 18-year-old agency carer earning £4.45 an hour and trying to save up to go to university.
Could the relationship with the elderly lady she looks after change her fortune? By Charlie Boucher. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Charlie Boucher.
Kellie: Sarah Bedi
May: June Barrie

: The Investigation

2/3. Simon Cox investigates the new contract the Government recently gave to Britain's GPs that awarded doctors a pay rise, killed off the Saturday surgery and led to Primary Care Trusts having to fly in foreign doctors to provide out-of-hours coverage. GPs now earn on average more than E100,000 per year and work fewer hours. Why was the deal struck, and was it a good one for patients and taxpayers? Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: in Business

5/8. Private Grief. The new breed of private equity funds control huge resources, earn big money and are very secretive. Now there are worries that they may destabilise the world economy and bring previously sound companies to their knees. Peter Day reports. producer Paul O'Keefe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: Origins Revisited

2/3. Who were the first human ancestors to leave the evolutionary cradle of Africa? Aubrey Manning discovers that the answer lies with five spectacular skulls from Georgia, in Europe. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: The Uninvited

4/10. Dan's worst fears may be about to come true, but life as a banquet bug couldn't last forever, could it? By Geling Yan. For further details see Monday

: Recorded for Training Purposes

3/8. Sketch show about modern 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 David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Agent Zigzag

4/5. By Damian Lewis. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Damian Lewis.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: International Cricket

Australia v England
The start of the final round of matches in the triangular one-day series.
For commentators see tomorrow at 5.30am 'approximate time

: World Today

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