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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Fanning Today

With Charlotte Smith.
Producers Bernadette McConnell and Andrew Smith


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producers: Bernadette McConnell
Producers: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Presented By: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: James Jones.

: 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: In Europe - Travels through the 20th Century

4/5. Continuing Geert Mak's account of a journey across Europe in 1999 that traces the continent's history and defines its identity at the turn of a new millennium. Charles de Gaulle had an influence throughout Europe greater than he himself realised, not least because of the way he dealt with the 1968 revolution in Paris. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Geert Mak
Unknown: Charles de Gaulle

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Ernest Rea. Purify My Heart (Doerksen, arr Swinford). James 4, vvl-8. 0 Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace (Tye). 0 Thou Who Camest from Above (Hereford). With the choir of Lincoln College, Oxford. Director of music Rebecca Taylor. Organist Jonathan Turner.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Organist: Rebecca Taylor.
Organist: Jonathan Turner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Women's Room 14/15. By Marilyn French. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marilyn French.

: Crossing Continents

2/7. Industrialisation vs Conservation. Iceland is selling itself as the new powerhouse to the world. Its government wants to profit from the country's cheap, clean and renewable energy. But that means flooding a pristine wilderness to create a massive dam that will feed energy to a new smelter. To some this is a welcome new step in the country's development. To others it's akin to "an environmental apocalypse". Richard Hollingham travels to Iceland to hear both sides of the argument. Producer Anca Toader Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Richard Hollingham
Producer: Anca Toader

: Angels Don't Swear: Marty Feldman Revisited

Gene Wilder presents a tribute to his friend Marty Feldman, one of Britain's most creative comedians and the man for whom the phrase "comedy face" must surely have been invented. After great success on TV and radio in this country, Marty went to Hollywood, making the film career that is the focus of this programme. Contributors include Mel Brooks , M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart , Sid Caesar. Dom DeLuise , Eric idle,
Shelley Berman , Michael York and, speaking about her husband for the first time since his death in 1982, Lauretta Feldman. Producers Michael Pointon , Barbra Paskin and Neil Rosser Repeated on Saturday at 12.15am
Mel Brooks talks to RT about Marty's comic genius: p119


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Larry Gelbart
Unknown: Sid Caesar.
Unknown: Dom Deluise
Unknown: Shelley Berman
Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Lauretta Feldman.
Producers: Michael Pointon
Producers: Barbra Paskin
Producers: Neil Rosser
Talks: Mel Brooks

: Budget Call

Money Box and You and Yours team up to answer listeners' questions on yesterday's Budget. Presented by Vincent Duggleby , Paul Lewis and Liz Barclay. Producer Jennifer Clarke
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land-lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 10am


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby
Presented By: Paul Lewis
Presented By: Liz Barclay.
Producer: Jennifer Clarke

: The World at One

Analysis of current affairs reports with Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Cricket World Cup

Scotland v Holland
Commentary from St Kitts on the final group match for both teams by Simon Mann , Neil Manthorp and Jim Maxwell , with expert analysis from Barry Richards and Damien Fleming. Plus news from St Lucia of New Zealand's game against Canada in Group C.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time
Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 at 1225am tonight


Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Neil Manthorp
Unknown: Jim Maxwell
Unknown: Barry Richards
Unknown: Damien Fleming.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm on FM

: Afternoon Play: Country Life

Set on a smallholding during the foot-and-mouth epidemic of 2001, Shelagh Delaney 's new drama brings together three people who want to change the world but don't know how. Piano played by Steven Reynolds ; Producer Polly Thomas


Unknown: Shelagh Delaney
Played By: Steven Reynolds
Producer: Polly Thomas
Rose: Barbara Marten
Boris: Thomas Sanqster
Eddie: Nick Sidi
Jim: Richard Oldham

: Check Up

4/6. Dizziness. One in three people has experienced unexplained dizziness by the age of 65. A mild bang to the head or a viral infection can disrupt the workings of the inner ear and cause long-term symptoms. Other diseases of balance can be very severe: Meniere's disease can cause vertigo, tinnitus, vomiting and, ultimately, hearing loss. Attacks vary in severity and although there is no cure, it can be helped. Barbara Myers is joined by consultant in audio-vestibular medicine Dr Rosalyn Davies to answer listeners' questions on dizziness. 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: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Rosalyn Davies
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: More Tales from Westminster

4/5. The People's Prince. "Of course there were rules. We always have rules. But as a country we're really rather good at changing them when we feel the need." David Robb reads James Cusick 'S story. For further details see Monday


Unknown: David Robb
Unknown: James Cusick

: The Reed Bed

4/5. It's autumn and the reed grass leaves fade and curl away from the stem. The life of a reed bed across time and the seasons, narrated by Peter France. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Peter France.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Longitudinal Studies. There are a number of long-term studies being carried out in the UK, aimed at looking at the health of the nation over time. Ouentin Cooper finds out how long these have to run to yield meaningful results, how participants are recruited and how rigorous the science is. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Ape That Got Lucky

4/4. Man or Monkey. A look at how things we imagine to be human characteristics are really just animal ones, plus a glimpse at where evolution might take the human race next Starring Chris Addison , with Geoffrey McGivern , Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell. Producer Simon Nicholls


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

: The Archers

Ed gets a full inspection. For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Arts news with Kirsty Lang. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Women's Room

14/15. Val distances herself from her friends. Ben offers Mira an opportunity of a lifetime - at a price. Continuing the first radio dramatisation of Marilyn French's seminal novel, celebrating its 30th year of publication. For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

: Shape Up, Sir Humphrey

3/3. Anne Perkins concludes her series on the civil service and asks how Whitehall is tackling the challenge of delivering public services to today's demanding citizens Producer Jane Ashley


Unknown: Anne Perkins
Producer: Jane Ashley

: Analysis

4/9. Officially Ignorant? We're convinced the state is more intrusive than ever. But amid the deluge of modern information, how well can top policy makers really grasp what s happening in our society and economy? Frances Cairncross investigates the black holes in off icial knowledge Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Frances Cairncross
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Leading Edge

5/9. The latest news from the worlds of science and technology, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Adrian washboume


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig


Presented By: Robin Lustig

: Budget Statement

The shadow Chancellor responds to the Budget.

: Book at Bedtime: A Golden Age

9/10. Salt Lake. Fearful for her safety in Dhaka, Rehana joins Maya in Calcutta where, amid the teeming crowds of refugees, she finds a familiar face. By Tahmima Anam. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Tahmima Anam.

: The Personality Test

2/4. Comedy panel Show. Producer Aled Evans


Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard


Presented By: Robert Orchard

: News

: Book of the Week: In Europe -Travels through the 20th Century

4/5. By Geert Mak. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Geert Mak.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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