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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr John Armes.


Unknown: Dr John Armes.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests, including Dr Susan Jones and Professor Robert Hampson, discuss Joseph Conrad 's novel Heart of Darkness, the inspiration for the film Apocalypse Now. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Dr Susan Jones
Guest: Professor Robert Hampson
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: The Lemon Tree

4/5. Bashir is on trial for bombing a supermarket. Dalla inherits the house but questions her future in it. The lemon tree in the garden dies. Sandy Tolan 's novel in the form of an unusual dialogue between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman who lives in his childhood home. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Sandy Tolan

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Maggi Dawn. Love Is His Word (Cresswell). Mark 12, vv28-34. Set Me As A Seal (Clausen). Let There Be Love (Bilbrough). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Maggi Dawn.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Neil Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Observations 9/10. 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'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

5/5. Crusading environmental scientist
James Lovelock , propounder of the Gaia hypothesis theory of life on Earth, reveals some of his favourite pieces of prose and poetry in a recording at his home near Launceston. The readers are Jenny Coverack and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: James Lovelock
Unknown: Jenny Coverack
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

National and international 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 Places In between

In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across
Afghanistan just after the fall of the Taliban.
- Surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers, he returned to write a book about his adventures. This dramatisation by Benjamin Yeoh tells the story of that epic journey.
Producer/Director Steven Canny


Unknown: Rory Stewart
Unknown: Benjamin Yeoh
Director: Steven Canny
Rory: Greg Wise
Oasim: Mido Hamada
Tajik soldier: Mido Hamada
Abdul Haq: Omar Berdounl
Yuzufi: Nayef Rached
Checkpoint soldier: Nayef Rached
Bushire: Emun Elliott
Security soldier: Emun Elliott
Nasir: Tahmoures Tehrani
Haji Mumtaz: Tahmoures Tehrani

: Traveller's Tree

5/6. Fi Glover delves into listeners' holiday experiences to provide a series of tips on the highs and lows of holidaying, focusing on a different aspect of travel each week. 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 Clothes in the Wardrobe

4/5. Margaret is persuaded by her mother to marry a much older man whom she does not love, but the guilty secret of her summer in Egypt starts to emerge. Read by Jasmine Hyde. By Alice Thomas Ellis For further details see Monday


Read By: Jasmine Hyde.
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis

: The Making of Modern Medicine

9/30. The Coming of the GP. The individual practices of physicians, surgeons and apothecaries were under threat in the 18th century with the coming of the general practitioner - a change that also brought a violent outbreak of class war within medicine. The readers are David Rintoul , Peter Capaldi , Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. For further details see Monday


Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Peter Capaldi
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Scott Handy.

: Open Book

Author Justin Cartwright joins Marietta Frostrup to talk about his new novel, The Song Before It Is Sung, set during the Second World War, which focuses on the 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Justin Cartwright
Unknown: Marietta Frostrup

: The Material World

Is it possible to recreate the exact sounds of a building that no longer exists? Ouentin Cooper talks to Damian Murphy from York University, who is using the latest acoustic-mapping techniques to recreate the exact sound of ancient and new buildings. He explains why it's possible to hear the voices of a choir in the old Coventry cathedral as well as how opera singers can train for singing in the Sydney Opera House from the comfort of their homes. Ouentin also talks to psychoacoustics expert Peter Rutherford about how we hear and about the interplay between music and the environment. Producer Pamela Rutherford


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Damian Murphy
Unknown: Peter Rutherford
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

5/6. Ralph decides that a new face is the way to revive his career, and a snooker player suffers from an unusual phobia in Andy Hamilton 's comedy about the sports agent with a roster of nightmarish clients.
Producer Andy Hamilton


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
Gerry: Kevin R McNally

: The Archers

Nigel finds it's not easy being green. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Observations

9/10. Bessy's deceptions have tipped her mistress into insanity - and an unwanted guest arrives. 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 Logan
Dr McGregor: Kenny Blyth
Bridget: Cara Kelly
Muriel: Suzanne Donaldson
Stranger: Patricia Kavanagh

: From Front Line to Picket Line - a Year withMerseyside's Fire Service

1/2. After a showdown with the Government in 2003 the Fire Service is being modernised - and Merseyside is at the forefront of that change. But the Fire Brigades union fears that front-line services will eventually be cut. Allan Urry goes out with the firefighters who are breaking new ground - until a budget crisis leads to threats of job cuts and a strike is called. Producer Rob Cave


Unknown: Allan Urry

: In Business

7/8. 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'Keeffe Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day

: Scientists Advise, Ministers Decide

Climate change, medicine, the food we eat. the way we give birth, the way we die - science governs every aspect of our lives. But should we trust politicians to make the right decisions about those vital issues? The former government chief scientist and president of the Royal Society, Lord May, examines the crucial but uneasy relationship between politics and science. Producer Susan Hulme


Producer: Susan Hulme

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Claire Bolderson.


Presented By: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

4/10. Following their trip to the sheikh's residence in Scotland, Alfred and Harriet embark on "the project". By Paul Torday. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Torday.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

5/8. 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

: The Frost Years

3/4. David Frost is joined by Rory Bremner , John Lloyd and Simon Hoggart to discuss how television comedy has affected politics during his long career. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Book of the Week: The Lemon Tree

4/5. By Sandy Tolan. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Sandy Tolan.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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