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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Analysis of the bitter Anglo-Chinese conflict that became known as the Opium Wars.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

4/5. Blowing Up Russia. Martin Sixsmith introduces an extract from the book in which Litvinenko made some of the accusations against the former KGB that may have lead to his poisoning in London in 2006. Read by Mark Strong. for further details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: Blowing Up Russia by Alexander Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky is available from RT Direct for E13.50 (RRP E14.99) incl p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers, to:[address removed] call [number removed] quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Read By: Mark Strong.
Unknown: Alexander Litvinenko
Unknown: Yuri Felshtinsky

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Ye Sons and Daughters of the King
(0 Filii et Filiae). John 20, vv19-29. Weepin' Mary (Spiritual, arr Wetherelll). Thine Be the Glory (Maccabaeus). Director of music Stephen Jackson. Organist Richard Tanner.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Organist: Stephen Jackson.
Organist: Richard Tanner.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Stories for Another Day 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

5/7. Moldova. The former Soviet Republic of Moldova is the poorest country in Europe and has the highest human-trafficking figures in the region Narrator Olenka Frenkeil tells the story of 16-year-old Anna, who was abandoned by her mother when she was trafficked out u the country six years ago. As mother and daughter rebuild their relationship, what can be done to prevent Anna from following in her footsteps? Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Julia Rooke

: Picasso's Fallen Women

A hundred years after Picasso stealthily unveiled his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon tor the first time, Richard Cork explores the turbulent history of this seminal work, its shocking subject matter of fierce prostitutes and its radical style that has had massive influence on artists and advertising. Including rare recordings with artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen , as well as Picasso's biographer John Richardson. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Richard Cork
Artists: Claes Oldenburg
Artists: Coosje van Bruggen
Unknown: John Richardson.
Producer: Kate Bland

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: 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 Andy Warhol Syndrome

Whathappenswhenyour15minutesoffameisup. Plucky market trader Carol Fletcher 's dreams come true when she is inadvertently shotto fame in a reality TV v show.w But how much will her fame actually cost her? By Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. Starring Jennytciair, Ewan Bailey , Jan Goodman , Gerard McDermott , Harry Myers and Ronni Ancona. Producer Liz Webb


Unknown: Carol Fletcher
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julie Balloo.
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Jan Goodman
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Ronni Ancona.
Producer: Liz Webb

: Cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka v New Zealand
Commentary on today's Super Eights match from
Neil Manthorp , Bryan Waddle and Arlo White. Manjit Fernanao and Ian Smith are the summarisers. Live from Grenada.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time
Highlights of the today's play are on BBC1 at 11.35pm tonight


Unknown: Neil Manthorp
Unknown: Bryan Waddle
Unknown: Arlo White.
Unknown: Manjit Fernanao
Unknown: Ian Smith
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Questions, Questions

New series 1/10. Stewart Henderson presents the Interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Emily Williams PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: questions.questions@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Just William Strikes Again

4/5. The Outlaws and Aunt Jo. William and his Outlaws are thrilled to find that Aunt Jo is as appalled as they are by the prospect of an afternoon spent with Violet Elizabeth. Martin Jarvis continues to read Richmal Crompton 's stories. For further details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Aunt Jo.
Unknown: Violet Elizabeth.
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton

: Fish Tales

4/4. The Perch. "No lady's dress is finer than the dress of the perch." Writer Tom Fort accompanies Chris Yates to the River Thames and argues that, in spite of what the Victorians wrote, perch are quintessentially masculine. For further details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Tom Fort
Unknown: Chris Yates

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World: Scuba-2

Astronomers still don't know how galaxies, solar systems and planets form. Scuba-2 is a new instrument that will soon be scanning the heavens for evidence of these objects in the making, from the top of an extinct volcano on Hawaii. Quentin Cooper discusses what Scuba-2 will reveal about the universe with scientists from the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.


Presenter: Quention Cooper
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Look Away Now

New series 1/6. Garry Richardson anchors a new topical comedy sports show that covers the last five days of sporting events as well as looking ahead to the weekend's highlights. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Miles Jupp and Mario Rosenstock. With guest Will Smith. Producer Will Saunders Repeated tomorrow at 11.00pm


Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Laurence Howarth
Unknown: Richie Webb
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Mario Rosenstock.

: The Archers

The truth comes out at Keeper's Cottage. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine show, with news of the writers in contention for 2007 Man Booker International prize. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Stories for Another Day

4/5. The Eddie Rosner Story. Hollywood goes to the gulag with a jazz trumpeter of the Soviet era. Continuing the series of anecdotes by Alan Plater , reflecting on the projects he has never finished writing. For details see taster Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Alan Plater
Eddie: Ben Crowe
Ivan: John Woodvine
Igor: Anthony Glennon

: Auld Firm, Old Family

John Wilson explores the history of Glasgow's bitter sectarian divide, the role played by the controversial figure of his great-great uncle, Sir John Ure Primrose , and how football became crucial to the construction of the city's social identity in the early 20th century. Producer Adam Fowler


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Sir John Ure Primrose
Producer: Adam Fowler

: Analysis

7/9. Miserable Children. A recent Unicef report prompted accusations that the UK is failing its children. Is Britain breeding a uniquely unhappy youngest generation? Or are we allowing adult angst and an idealised image of childhood to distort our view? Andrew Brown investigates. Producer Chris Bowlby ; Editor Nicola Meyrick Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Brown
Producer: Chris Bowlby
Editor: Nicola Meyrick

: Leading Edge

8/9. Geoff Watts reports on the latest stories and developments to come from the worlds of science and technology. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight until 10.15

Global news round-up, presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretation of Murder

4/15. Nora Acton tells Younger an unsettling story about her family background. By Jed Rubenfeld. For further details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Nora Acton
Unknown: Jed Rubenfeld.

: Genius

1/6. Dave Gorman and celebrity guest comedian Johnny Vegas investigate some of the strangest inventions dreamed up by the public, before their creators explain how the idea came to them, and one gets nominated for genius Status. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Dave Gorman
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Ibiza: the Original Party Island

Writer Irma Kurtz tells the story of the genesis of Ibiza as an alternative party island in the 1960s, set against the back-drop of Franco's Spain. She remembers the island before mass dance culture and finds evidence that the 60s aren't quite forgotten. Producer Laura Parfitt


Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: News

: Book of the Week: Writing Russia

4/5. Blowing Up Russia. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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