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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Monsignor Tony Rogers.


Unknown: Monsignor Tony Rogers.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Bernadette McConnell


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Roy Jenkins.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Wilberforce

Marking the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade act of 1807, Melvyn Bragg leaves the studio to examine the life of William Wilberforce. In his time, Wilberforce was seen as both saint and sinner for championing a moral cause that many felt undermined British imperial interests. Subsequently, critics have pointed at the snail's pace of his anti-slavery campaign as well as his conservative attitudes towards the conditions of workers in Britain itself. Is it now time to accept that he really was one of the great men of history? Producer Tom Alban Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: William Wilberforce.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson). Galatians 4, vv6-9; 5, v1. All My Trials (trad Spiritual, arr Chilcott). 'Tis the Gift to Be Simple (Shaker Song arr Llewellyn). Director of music Philip Rushforth. Organist Darius Battiwalla.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.
Organist: Darius Battiwalla.

: Book of the Week: Born on a Blue Day

4/5. In spite of the difficulties he experiences, Daniel Tammet embarks on a year-long volunteer programme to teach English in Lithuania. He learns how to live on his own for the first time in his life and makes friends with the other volunteers and with the students. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Daniel Tammet

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 White Open Spaces 4/5. Mountain Knows Me By Rommi Smith. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Rommi Smith.

: From Our Own Correspondent

6/8. The stories behind global headlines, presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Being a Tree: the Story of Margaret Morris

At three she decided to be a star; at 12 she invented her own system of dance training; and at 19 she was John Galsworthy 's mistress. Mary Brennan discovers the remarkable career of Margaret Morris. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Sunday at 12.15am


Unknown: John Galsworthy
Unknown: Mary Brennan
Unknown: Margaret Morris.
Producer: Peter Everett

: 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 Gunshot Wedding

Fourteen-year-old Aidan tells the story of Leila Jones , a skinny girl from across the road. Her mum's fallen for a cowboy at line-dancing, except he's really a telephone engineer. Then she finds a gun in her brother's bedroom. By Katie Hims.
Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Leila Jones
Unknown: Katie Hims.
Director: Toby Swift
Aidan: Louis Dunsford
Leila: Ashley Madekwe
Julie: Tanya Franks
Michael: Freddy White
Niall: Ralph Ineson

: Traveller's Tree

6/6. Fi Glover delves into listeners' holiday experiences to provide a series of tips on the highs and lows of travel. Producers David Prest and Susan Marling


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

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Every Move You Make

4/5. War Baby 2/2. Charlie Dowd 's experiences in Vietnam have left him with invisible wounds that appear to have altered the shape of his life. Yet a moment of playful delight promises something new. The conclusion of this story from the Australian writer David Malouf. Read by Matt Dykynski. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Charlie Dowd
Unknown: David Malouf.
Read By: Matt Dykynski.

: The Making of Modern Medicine

14/30. Changing Disease Identity. A side effect of progress in medical thinking is that diseases often had their identities changed over time. New measuring tools meant that it was impossible to say whether a disease, before and after scientific medicine developed, was in fact the same disease. Andrew Cunningham examines the many changing identities of consumption - soon to become known as tuberculosis. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World: Contagious laughter and dry rot

Why is laughter so contagious? Have you ever heard a joke that you don't understand yet you laugh anyway because everyone else does? Quentin Cooper talks to neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott from University College, London, about her research on the brain cells that determine why, when we hear laughter, we feel compelled to join in. Robin Dunbar from the University of Liverpool explains why laughter is essential for social bonding.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Contributor: Professor Sophie Scott
Contributor: Robin Dunbar

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Trevor's World of Sport

6/6. Neil Pearson stars in Andy Hamilton 's comedy set in the world of a sports agent with a conscience. This week, Trevor wakes up next to a beautiful young woman.
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
Nicola: Phoebe Thomas

: The Archers

Lilian stays on the straight and narrow. For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

The arts magazine programme, featuring reviews, interviews and news, presented by John Wilson. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Presented By: John Wilson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: White Open Spaces

4/5. Mountain Knows Me. Enraged by the diggers and workmen who are carving up the land where he was born and raised, Mountain (Godfrey Jackman ) makes a stand against the developers determined to sit it out on the hillside until they force him to move. By Rommi Smith. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Godfrey Jackman
Unknown: Rommi Smith.

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

2/2. At the height of summer, with grass fires raging, the Fire Brigades Union calls an eight-day strike over job cuts. For the first time in history the army cannot be called in, so will FBU members break the strike? Allan Urry reports from the heart of a battle for the future of the fire service. Producer Rob Cave


Unknown: Allan Urry

: In Business

8/8. Walk to Wisdom. Twice a year, Professor Anil Gupta leads a group of followers on a "Shodhyatra": a walk across rural India in search of local knowledge and inventions that are in danger of being lost to the world. Peter Day joins him to report on a vision of India far removed from the technology boom on which the country is placing such high hopes for the future. Producer Richard Berenger Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Anil Gupta
Producer: Richard Berenger

: Leading Edge

New series 1/9. As well as the week's top stories in the world of science and technology, Geoff Watts reports from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the most important conferences in the scientific world. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Wilberforce

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

9/10. The evidence for the official report into the Yemen salmon project is concluded with extracts from
Peter Maxwell 's unpublished autobiography and testimony from Dr Alfred Jones. Michael Sheen reads the last episode from Paul Torday 'S satirical book. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Dr Alfred Jones.
Unknown: Michael Sheen
Unknown: Paul Torday

: Recorded for Training Purposes

6/8. 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

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


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Born on a Blue Day

4/5. By Daniel Tammet. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Daniel Tammet.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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