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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Kate Coleman.


Unknown: Dr Kate Coleman.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Presented By: Rachel Hooper
Presented By: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg explores the history of anaesthetics with his guests Anne Hardy, David Wilkinson and Stephanie Snow. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Anne Hardy
Guest: David Wilkinson
Guest: Stephanie Snow
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr David Wilkinson. We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Bow Brickhill). Philippians 2, vv5-13. Drop, Drop Slow Tears (Leighton). At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell). Director of music Neil Taylor.


Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.
Music: Neil Taylor.

: Book of the Week: Clever Girl: a Sentimental Education

4/5. Higher Education. On his return from active service in Kenya, Brian Thompson applies for a scholarship at Cambridge, while embarking on a romance in Waltham Cross. Read by David Troughton. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Read By: David Troughton.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Celluloid Extras. 4/5. Sister Philippa's Story By Katie Hims. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Story By: Katie Hims.

: Crossing Continents

3/7. High youth unemployment is the hottest topic in the forthcoming presidential elections in France. Few doubt something has to change in the French system or France risks decades of economic decline. Presented by Lucy Ash. Producer John Murphy Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Presented By: Lucy Ash.
Producer: John Murphy

: Philip Pullman and Miss Jones

Join former Python Terry Jones as he presides over a conversation between one of the world's s greatest story-tellers - Philip Pullman - and his former school teacher - Miss Enid Jones. In an intimate and revealing setting within the Welsh coastal town of Harlech, the two talk about Philip's first day in school, his early attempts at storytelling, the craft of poetry, reading, writing and other school-time memories. Along the way, the two reveal how their pupil-teacher relationship has ripened into a friendship that has now endured nearly half a Century. Producer Gareth Nelson-Davies


Unknown: Python Terry Jones
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Miss Enid Jones.
Producer: Gareth Nelson-Davies

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Fire in the Sun

A woman visits her ageing parents after a fire ravages their Spanish home. Much is lost amid the destruction, but new discoveries are made also. With Haydn Gwynne and David Sant. By Robin Mukherjee. Producer/Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Unknown: David Sant.
Unknown: Robin Mukherjee.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Esmee: Haydn Gwynne
Joje: David Sant
Father: David Calder
Mother: Angela Pleasence
SenoraCaballere: Rachel Baviage

: Cricket World Cup

A match between two of the teams in the "Super Eights stage of the competition. Commentators include
Tony Cozier , Simon Mann and Bryan Waddle , with expert input from Mike Selvey and Viv Richards.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time Highlights of today's play are on BBC1 tonight


Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Check Up

5/6. End of Life Care. Barbara Myers is joined by Dr Polly Edmonds , consultant in palliative medicine at King's College Hospital in London, to discuss how pain and symptom relief, and spiritual and psychosocial support can improve the quality of life for people With terminal illnesses. 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 Polly Edmonds
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: More from the Magic Roundabout

4/5. Phyllida Law reads from her late husband's funny Magic Roundabout tales. The French rugby team accept a challenge from Dougal and his friends. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Phyllida Law
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Terminates Here

4/5. Love. Lemn Sissay , continuing his journey north, arrives at Carnforth Station in Lancashire; the station that features in the film Brief Encounter. He considers whether there is still emotion echoing beneath the station canopy and hopes to add a line of love to his update of Auden's ode to machinery, Night Mail. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Lemn Sissay

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup takes a look at Frances Hodgson Burnett's little-known adult novel, The Making of a Marchioness (1901), and discusses historical fiction for young readers. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Frances Hodgson

: The Material World

Recycling. As the need for recycling begins to impress itself on the public, Quentin Cooper investigates how civil engineers plan to build houses with bricks made from recycled rubbish, and talks to John Forth and Salah Zoorob from Bitublock. Producer Fiona Roberts


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: John Forth
Unknown: Salah Zoorob
Producer: Fiona Roberts

: News and analysis

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Mark Thomas: My Life in Serious Organised Crime

Stories from comedian Mark Thomas's campaign against the Serious Organised Crime and Policing Act, which requires anyone wishing to protest around the Houses of Parliament to obtain a police permit. Thomas has done exactly that; hundreds of times.


Comedian: Mark Thomas
Producer: Colin Anderson

: The Archers

David and Alistair earn their places in Heaven. For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

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


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Celluloid Extras

4/5. Sister Philippa's Story A group of nuns establishes a remote mission in the Himalayas. Sister Philippa tends the garden and finds her faith is tested in the mountains. For further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Sister Philippa: Ellic Haddington
Leonard: Anthony Glennon

: Chavs versus Goths

In the 1960s it was the Mods and Rockers - now it's the Chavs and Goths, Emos or Alternatives. Sara Parker goes to Peterborough city centre, where the council is trying to address the conflicts between youth groups. A street warden scheme and war games at a disused RAF base are helping young people to turn their attention away from fighting each other and join together as a team. But will this help the city centre streets? Producer Sara Parker


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Sara Parker

: Analysis

5/9. Le Malade Imaginaire? Though it boasts many of Europe's best-loved brands and cultural jewels, France is unhappy with itself. Quentin Peel examines whether the country's low economic growth and diminished role in the EU represent a need for radical reform, or if it is just suffering from hypochondria. Producer Simon Coates ; Editor Nicola Meyrick Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Simon Coates
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

6/9. The latest science news, with Geoff Watts. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

News and analysis presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name

4/5. By Vendela Vida. Anna Kristine 's secret begins to unravel and there is unexpected news about Clarissa's mother. Abridged by Kath Davies and read by Teresa Gallagher. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Vendela Vida.
Unknown: Anna Kristine
Abridged By: Kath Davies
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.

: The Personality Test

3/4. Comedy panel show which each week features a guest host who sets the questions and runs the show by their rules. The panellists are Mark Dolan, Robin Ince, Sue Perkins, Lucy Porter and Will Smith.


Unknown: Mark Dolan
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Today in Parliament

Rachel Hooper presents news, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper

: News

: Book of the Week: Clever Girl: a Sentimental Education

4/5. By Brian Thompson Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

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