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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Bishop George Stack.


Unknown: George Stack.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rt Rev James Jones.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests look at the life and work of St Hilda, who was based at Whitby in the 7th Century. With Sarah Foot, Rosemary Cramp and John Blair. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Sarah Foot
Guest: Rosemary Cramp
Guest: John Blair
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by Rev Peter Whittaker. God Is Love (Ubi Cantas).
John 19, vv5-16. 0 Saviour of the World (Goss). There Is a Green Hill Far Away (Horsley). Director of music Richard Tanner. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Organist: Richard Tanner.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: Coral - a Pessimist inParadise

4/5. Steve Jones explains how the coral polyp, though apparently a single creature, is in fact frequently two, living symbiotically with their own solar panel, and thereby provides clues for the origins of the human cell. for further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Steve Jones

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Captain Starlight's Apprentice 4/5.
By Kathryn Heyman. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.

: Crossing Continents

4/7. Canada. The Premier of British Columbia has announced the toughest measures in North America to combat global warming, including environmentally sustainable high-rise developments. Julian Pettifer investigates whether the drive to cut carbon emissions is consistent with plans for motorway expansions designed to help rapid economic growth.
Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Reality Is An Illusion Caused by Lack of NF Simpson

David Ouantick analyses the significance of NF Simpson's contribution to British comedy in the light of his return to the Royal Court Theatre after 40 years with a new play entitled If So, Then Yes.
Includes interviews with John Mortimer. Jonathan Miller , John Fortune and Eric Sykes. Producer Andrew McGibbon Jonathan Coe on NF Simpson: page 143


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: John Mortimer.
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Eric Sykes.
Producer: Andrew McGibbon
Producer: Jonathan Coe

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Sheila McClennon.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: 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: From Paradise to Heaven

Natalia Power's account of John Masefield 's life, told from the perspective of a girl the poet laureate meets at a concert. He regales her with stories of his upbringing, his travels around the world, his marriage to an older woman, and his difficult relationship with fame.
Producer/Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: John Masefield
Director: Cherry Cookson
John Masefield: Adrian Scarborough
Constance: Jennie Stoller
Isabel: Susan Jameson
Enid: Colleen Prendergast
Arnold: Wayne Foskett
Young John Masefield: Steven Williams

: Check Up

6/6. Hip Replacements. Barbara Myers reports on the increasing number of hip replacement operations performed in the UK. As the age of recipients continues to decrease, an expert answers listeners' questions and discusses how long an artificial hip can be predicted to last and what to expect after surgery. 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
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: Radio 4 Appeal

Actor Jeremy Irons appeals on behalf of Child Welfare Scheme. Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am


Unknown: Jeremy Irons

: My Animals and Other Family

4/4. Talking with Pigs. Julia takes up pig-keeping. The last of this week's short stories by acclaimed writer
Julia Blackburn , read by the author. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Julia Blackburn

: 1707: in the Footsteps of Defoe

4/4. Stirling. In the last of the series retracing the author s footsteps, Safraz Manzoor examines what remains of Stirling's battle scars from the wars of independence between England and Scotland and discovers how
Scottish people view their identity. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Safraz Manzoor

: Bookclub

Jonathan Coe is one of Britain's leading writers of comic fiction. Today he discusses the 1994 novel that made his name, What a Carve Up!, a work of social satire that uses the story of a powerful, wealthy and ruthless family, the Winshaws, to expose the excesses and evils of all aspects of Thatcherite Britain. Presented by James Naughtie.
Repeated from Sunday at 4pm
Jonathan Coe on NF Simpson: page 143


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper talks to palaeoanthropologists Clive Gamble and Mike Petraglia to discover what evidence exists to support the belief of some experts that a series of climate crises might have shaped human evolution.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Clive Gamble
Unknown: Mike Petraglia
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Fordham and Lipson in Your Ear

Comedy, recorded last year at the Edinburgh Festival, in which Philippa Fordham and Simon Lipson take on a range of oddball characters in a quirky blend of sketch and song. With guests John Finnemore and Isy Suttie.


Unknown: Simon Lipson
Unknown: John Finnemore
Unknown: Isy Suttie.

: The Archers

Jennifer finds out who her friends are.
For cast see page 53 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Including a report on a rare revival of Koanga, an opera about slavery by Delius, who lived in the American South and drew inspiration from the music he heard there. Producer Ella-Mai Robey


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Captain Starlight's Apprentice

4/5. Australia, 1912. Having talked her way out of prison,
Jess returns home to her baby son, only to find that in her absence everything has changed and he is nowhere to be found. By Kathryn Heyman. For cast and further details see Monday


Unknown: Kathryn Heyman.

: It's My Story: Never Too Late to Separate

The divorce rate among the over-50s has risen dramatically in the last 20 years. Kim Normanton discovers how couples go about disentangling decades of married life and attempt to start again. Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Kim Normanton
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Analysis

6/9. 1707: Bravehearts and Bankers. The Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1707 brought wealth to Scotland and power to many
Scots. Dr Richard Weight sees whether there is a link between the end of Empire and the resurgence of Scottish nationalism and examines the relationship between patriotism and economics.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Dr Richard Weight
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

7/9. Geoff Watts look at the latest developments in the world Of science. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests look at the life and work of St Hilda , who was based at Whitby in the 7th century. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: St Hilda

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: On Chesil Beach

4/5. Loving from a Distance. Alex Jennings continues Ian McEwan 's poignant story of shattered hopes. All
Florence's fears have come true. Estranged from Edward by sexual disaster, she waits for him on the beach while he looks for answers in their shared past. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Ian McEwan

: The Personality Test

4/4. Comedy panel show in which a new host presents a quiz all about themselves, their whims, fancies, loves and hates and past glories. Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond is the guest host, with panellists Sue Perkins, Robin Ince, Natalie Haynes and Will Smith.


Presenter: Jennie Bond
Panellist: Sue Perkins
Panellist: Robin Ince
Panellist: Natalie Haynes
Panellist: Will Smith
Producer: Aled Evans

: Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover

Ian Hislop is joined by war veterans, an ornithologist, musicologists and Vera Lynn - celebrating her 90th birthday - to investigate the history of what became the signature song of the Forces' Sweetheart. As he probes deeper, politics, propaganda and more besides emerge as elements in the background of this wartime song.


Presenter: Ian Hislop
Guest: Dame Vera Lynn

: News

: Book of the Week: Coral - aPessimist in Paradise

4/5. By Professor Steve Jones. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Professor Steve Jones.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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