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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Wigley.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Jeevan Singh Deol.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Anthony O'Hear, Nancy Cartwright and John Worrall discuss the life and work of the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Anthony O'Hear
Guest: Nancy Cartwright
Guest: John Worrall
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: What Would Barbra Do?

4/5. Tracy-Ann Oberman continues to read extracts from Emma Brockes 's new book on the secret joys of the musical. Today she focuses on the maverick attractions of Barbra Streisand in Yentl - what she calls the Everest of musicals appreciation. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Emma Brockes
Unknown: Barbra Streisand

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. Teach Me, My God and King (Sandys). Psalm 1. The Lord Is My Shepherd (Goodall). Fill Thou My Life, 0 Lord My God (Richmond). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Observations 4/10. By Jane Harris.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jane Harris.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC 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

4/5 Adrian Mitchell entertains an audience when he introduces some of his favourite literature to illustrate his happy life as poet. playwright and general mischief maker. The readers are Helen Atkinson Wood , Peter Marinker and Philip Franks. Producer VivBeeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: Adrian Mitchell
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Philip Franks.

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: 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

4/4. The Ceremony. with her agency work under control, Mma Ramotswe has time at last to take care of her own problems. Can she release her fiance Mr JLB Matekoni from his rash undertaking to do a charity parachute jump? And will the return of an old love jeopardise her plan to spring a romantic surprise on her husband-to-be? Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall Smith.
Producer/Director Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Mma Ramotswe
Unknown: Mr Jlb Matekoni
Dramatised By: Alexander McCall Smith.
Director: Kirsty Williams
Mma Ramotswe: Claire Benedict
Mma Makutsi: Nadine Marshall
Mr JLB Matekoni: Joseph Marcell
Mma Potokwane: Janice Acquah
Phuti Radiphuti: Jude Akuwudike
Violet/Shebeen Queen: Nikki Amuka-Bird
Bishop Mwamba/Mr Radiphuti: Patrice Nalambana
Note Mokoti: Danny Sapani

: Traveller's Tree

4/6. Fi Glover delves into listeners' holiday experiences to provide a series of tips on the highs and lows of heading for the hills, focusing on a different aspect of travel each week. Producers Susan Marling and David Prest


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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Hugh Ouarshie presents an appeal on behalf of Anti-
Slavery International. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards Freephone [number removed]; Online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Hugh Ouarshie

: Stopover Stories

4/5. To the Island. Overwhelmed by grief, a young widow decides to leave Edinburgh and immerse herself in life on the Greek island where she and her husband spent their holidays. Meaghan Delahunt 's story is read by Patricia Kerrigan. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Meaghan Delahunt
Read By: Patricia Kerrigan.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

4/30. Paracelsus and the People's Medicine. The 16th century witnessed the birth of a new kind of natural philosophy and medicine. Its chief advocate, the Swiss medical reformer Paracelsus, rejected the traditional medicine of the Greeks in favour of a spiritual and alchemical approach. The readers are David Rintoul, Peter Capaldi, Scott Handy and Jason Watkins. For further details see Monday


Reader: David Rintoul
Reader: Peter Capaldi
Reader: Scott Handy
Reader: Jason Watkins

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

On the sea bed at Scapa Flow near the Orkney Islands lies the massive hulk of the Royal Oak, a warship sunk in a U-boat attack in 1939 with the loss of 833 lives. New techniques in 3D-underwater imaging have produced the first detailed images of this offshore war grave. Sue Nelson talks to Chris Rowland and Martin Dean who, using the latest sonar technology, have scanned the wreck and built up an intricate picture of how it's decaying. The Royal Oak is still leaking fuel oil after 67 years on the sea bed. Sue finds out how these detailed images might help prevent future environmental disaster and why their technique could be used on the wreck of the Titanic. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Chris Rowland
Unknown: Martin Dean
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

4/6. Neil Pearson stars as Trevor, the sports agent afflicted with a conscience. Sadly, his business partner Sammy has the morals of a barracuda. So when a spot of corruption means they could make a financial killing, then.... well, it ends in tears. Continuing Andy Hamilton 's comedy.
Producer Andy Hamilton


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

: The Archers

Caroline gets a new member of staff.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with Bookernominated writer Rachel Seiffert , whose new novel, Afterwards, includes a character still haunted by his military service in Northern Ireland. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Rachel Seiffert
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Observations

4/10. Bessy discovers that one of the previous maids at Castle Haivers died mysteriously. By Jane Harris.
For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Harris.
Bessy Buckley: Lucy Paterson
Arabella Reid: Candida Benson
James Reid: Jimmy Chisholm
Rev Pollock: Crawford Loqan
Duncan Pollock: Kenny Blyth
Davy Flemying: Grant O'Rourke
Janet: Rose McBain

: The Investigation

3/3. In the light of the recent murders of five young women in Ipswich who worked as prostitutes to fund their heroin or crack cocaine addictions, Simon Cox asks whether these women night have been still alive if prescription heroin had been more widely available. Producer Ben Crighton ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Ben Crighton
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: In Business

6/8. Water Works. The geopolitics of oil has loomed over global affairs for the past 80 years, but now the attention of policy makers and investors is turning to an even more basic resource - water. Peter Day asks if this necessity for life will be the next oil. Producer Sandra Kanthal


Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: Origins Revisited

3/3. A tale of two human species: the Neanderthals and us. Aubrey Manning looks at the latest ideas on why we are here today and why our evolutionary cousins are not. Producer Andrew Luck-Baker


Unknown: Aubrey Manning
Producer: Andrew Luck-Baker

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Uninvited

9/10. Dan is at breaking point. The moral demands everyone is making of his non-existent journalistic skills are more than he can bear. But a new career beckons, one he seems very suited to - requiring no moral judgement and no skill whatsoever - as a film extra. By Geling Van. For further details see Mondday


Unknown: Geling Van.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

4/8. A fast-paced 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

News from Westminster, with Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: What WouldBarbra Do?

4/5. By Emma Brockes. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Emma Brockes.

: News

: The Beat

: International Cricket

The first game in the best-of-three final, from Melbourne. For commentators see tomorrow at 5.30am

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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