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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Shaunaka Rishi Das.


Unknown: Shaunaka Rishi Das.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. producer Clare Phillips


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Clare Phillips

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

4/5. Having traced the River Congo from the heart of Africa to the sea, Stanley returns for a meeting with King Leopold II of Belgium. But while Stanley's ambition is to open up the Congo to free trade, Leopold's motives are fuelled by greed alone. By Tim Jeal. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: Daily Service

Led by Nigel Swinford. I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Torquay). Isaiah 59, vv15b-20. From the Rising Sun
(Ouseley). There's a Wideness in God's Mercy (Corvedale). Director of music Barry Rose. Organist Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford.
Organist: Barry Rose.
Organist: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 4/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: From Our Own Correspondent

8/8. A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents. With Kate Adie. producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Art of Directing

2/2. Through interviews with eminent stage and film directors, including Sam Mendes and Sir Peter Hall , and actors Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale , psychoanalyst and former England cricket captain Mike Brearley identifies the skills, the challenges to be overcome, the ground rules, the pitfalls and the triumphs Of the director's work. Producer Martin Smith Repeated on Monday


Unknown: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Captain Mike Brearley
Producer: Martin Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

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: Accolades

In 1973 Oxford academic AL Rowse published his international breakthrough, Shakespeare the Man" in which he claimed to have decoded Shakespeare s sonnets and discovered the identity of the playwright's mysterious Dark Lady. But was his "discovery" based on a simple misreading? A play by Christopher William Hill.
Producer Gordon House


Play By: Christopher William Hill.
AL Rowse: Ian Richardson
Alex: Joseph Kloska
Prof Burnett: Nigel Anthony
Gillian: Stella Gonet
Prosser: Sean Barrett

: Check Up

2/6. Food Allergies and Intolerence. Two million people in the UK have a food allergy and numbers are on the rise.
Consultant allergist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Dr Pamela Ewan , is Barbara Myers 's guest in the studio answering your calls on food allergies and intoleration. Producer Pamela Rutherford
PHONE: [number removed] from 1.30pm on the day of broadcast (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from land lines) or email via the Check Up website www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Dr Pamela Ewan
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Difference and Desire: Readings from theBath Festival

4/5. Making Pierogi. Wojtek and his flashy best mate
Jurek arrive in London from Poland. As usual, Jurek gets the job and the girl, but Wojtek has other ideas. Perhaps he can convince Kate that he's the better bet. If only he can perfect his culinary skills. Mark Meadows reads Fiona Hamilton 's tale. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Fiona Hamilton

: The Making of Modern Medicine

24/30. In the 1870s the so-called "scramble for Africa" saw many countries competing for a slice of the continent. What role did European medicine play in spreading European culture? Andrew Cunningham traces the work of Patrick Manson , a colonial doctor who is credited with "flinging the tropics open to civilisation" and creating the new discipline of tropical medicine. Today's readers are David Rintoul , Jason Watkins and Scott Handy. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Andrew Cunningham
Unknown: Patrick Manson
Unknown: David Rintoul
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Scott Handy.

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Particle Cancer Therapy. The idea that antimatter beams could treat cancer might seem ridiculous, but researchers have reported some success with the biological effects of antiproton radiation on living cells. Ouentin Cooper talks to scientists about how so-called charged particle therapy works by accelerating protons, carbon ions or even antimatter particles to just the right energy in order to destroy a tumour, with potentially far fewer side effects than conventional radiotherapy. Producer Fiona Roberts


Talks: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

2/4. Social Development. Comedian Chris Addison continues his look at the funny side of human evolution by considering the size and development of the human brain - an organ he believes was designed to help people make the most of their social lives. Geoffrey McGivern , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell provide backup. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Jo Enright
Unknown: Dan Tetsell
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: The Archers

The Lent Police pull Lilian in for questioning. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from the first night of The Entertainer, a new production of John Osborne 's play, starring Robert Lindsay as vaudeville performer Archie Rice. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Archie Rice.

: The Women's Room

4/15. Mira makes new friends with some of her neighbours and forms a close bond with Lily. Over time, the full extent of Lily's tragic background comes to the fore. By Marilyn French.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Shape Up, Sir Humphrey

New series 1/3. Anne Perkins begins her series investigating whether the civil service is fit for purpose, featuring rare interviews with those at the heart of government. Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Analysis

2/9. Faith in the State. The row over gay adoption has raised questions about the relationship between faith and the state. Under Labour, faith-based voluntary organisations have been given increased public funding and praise from certain politicians, and now the Government has given anti-discrimination protection to religious believers, many of whom are non-gay and homophobic, and gays and lesbians. David Walker asks whether the state, in enshrining the rights of mutually antagonistic groups, has created more problems than it can solve. Producer Ingrid Hassler ; Editor Nicola Meyrick


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Ingrid Hassler
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

3/9. in addition to the top science stories of the week, Geoff Watts hears how the Japanese space agency is giving the International Space Station renewed impetus with the completion of the station's latest and largest research wing to be constructed in space. producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Christine Falls

9/10. Inspector Hackett suspects that Ouirke is not revealing the whole truth about Dolly's death. By Benjamin Black. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Benjamin Black.

: Recorded for Training Purposes

8/8. Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions. Featuring podcasting, celebrity kidnaps, quiz calls and protest groups. 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 developments in Westminster, presented by David Wilby.


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: Stanley - theImpossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

4/5. By Tim Jeal. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Tim Jeal.

: Business Daily

business and finance news, interviews and reports

: News

: Assignment

BBC correspondents report their experiences

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

human perspectives on important issues

: World Today

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