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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.

6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
With Garry Richardson.

6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.

7.48 Thought for the Day
With Anne Atkins.

8.31 (LW only) Yesterday in Parliament


Presenter: John Humphrys
Presenter: James Naughtie
Sports newsreader: Garry Richardson
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): Robert Orchard
Presenter (Yesterday in Parliament): David Wilby
Speaker (Thought for the Day): Anne Atkins

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Nick Lowe and Edith Hall discuss Greek and Roman love poetry.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Nick Lowe
Guest: Edith Hall
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: Coconut Chaos

4/5. As Lady Myre's frustration about being on Pitcairn Island grows increasingly comical, Diana addresses the complex issues faced by its isolated community. Eleanor Bron continues to read Diana Souhami book. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Diana Souhami

: Daily Service

Led by Becky Harris. As Water to the Thirsty (Oasis, arr
Barnard). Mark 10, vv46-52. Open Thou Mine Eyes
(Rutter). Take My Life (Nottingham). Director of music Simon Lole. Organist Graham Eccles.


Unknown: Becky Harris.
Organist: Simon Lole.
Organist: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Normal Life 4/5. By Jackie Pavlenko.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko.

: Crossing Continents -obesity

7/7. Mauritania. in Mauritania "fat" is beautiful - obesity has long been seen as a sign of wealth. But. as Pascale Harter discovers, decades of force-feeding to pile on the pounds is beginning to take its toll. Women have died after taking cattle steroids, hoping for a quick fix, and obesity related health problems are on the rise. Now, for the first time, a growing number of young women are rebelling against the "fat" look.
Producer Emma Rippon Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Pascale Harter
Producer: Emma Rippon

: Three Sisters

The theme of three sisters has fascinated writers and storytellers for centuries, with everyone from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare Chekhov and Ivor Cutler taking it on. One of three sisters herself, presenter Sheila McClennon examines why the subject has proved compelling, speaking to the Cusack sisters and academic Edith Hall along the way. Producer Geoff Bird


Unknown: Shakespeare Chekhov
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Presenter: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Edith Hall
Producer: Geoff Bird

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Giselle

Hannah Gordon stars in a story of hidder pities, thwarted love and deceased brides who dance men to death in Hattie Naylor 's retelling for radio of the story of the ballet Giselle. M ph
Director Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Hattie Naylor
Director: Paul Dodgson
Albrecht: Daniel Goode
Berthe: Hannah Gordon
Myrtha: Lisa Hammond
Utta: Jasmine Hyde
Hilarion: Jamie Mac Phee
Giselle: Clare McCarron
Wilfred: Tim McMullan
Wilis 1: Sally Orrock

: Questions, Questions

3/10. Stewart Henderson presents the inreraaiye 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@bb.co.uk.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Emily Williams

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: The Time Being

4/5. Mr Kuan-Ti . A grandfather's tall tale haunts a young boy's imaginings far into manhood. It sounds crazy, but all the same .. Joanna Berry 's story is read by Paul Panting.
For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Kuan-Ti
Unknown: Joanna Berry
Read By: Paul Panting.

: Alvin Hall's Art World

4/5. The financial adviser looks at art collecting, debunks the myths that are associated with the activity, and explains how a collector is different from a critic. For further details see Monday

: Open Book

Anne Enright talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel
The Gathering, and examines how unusual narrators in novels - from sheep to dogs - create different perspectives on both story and character. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Anne Enright
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Venus Express. Once equated with the goddess of love, the planet Venus is nowadays more often called the Earth's evil twin, swaddled as it is in clouds of sulphuric acid and heated to temperatures of nearly 500 degrees. For a year the European space probe Venus Express has been orbiting the planet - working out just what makes it so unpleasant. Quentin Cooper hears what it's revealed. Producers Fiona Roberts and Roland Pease


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producers: Fiona Roberts
Producers: Roland Pease

: PM

News and analysis presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

3/6 Garry Richardson anchors a topical comedy looking back on the past five days in the world of sport as well as the weekend ahead. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb , Miles Jupp and Mario Rosenstock. Producer Will Saunders Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


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

: The Archers

Eddie warms up his vocal cords.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with Steven Isserlis , who has just recorded Bach's Cello Suites and has a theory about the hidden religious message they contain. producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: A Normal Life

4/5. Janet comes close to causing disaster for Diane and Josh when she intervenes. Jackie Pavlenko 's story about a young mother who attempts to form a relationship with her son after her release from prison.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jackie Pavlenko

: The Investigation

2/4. Britain's £1.6 billion organic food industry has witnessed a 30 per cent growth in the last year. As more consumers go "green" in their food choices, Simon Cox investigates claims made in a recent Government report that farming organically is no better for the environment than conventional production. Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Smita Patel

: Analysis

9/9. I'm So Sorry. Tony Blair has apologised for the Irish famine, but has stopped short of saying "sorry" about the slave trade and expressed regret instead. The Queen has apologised to New Zealand's Maoris and Pope John Paul II said he was sorry for the Crusades. Why have apologies for past misdeeds become politically fashionable? Kenan Malik considers whether people today really bear responsibility for the crimes of their forebears, and who can say sorry on behalf of others.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Kenan Malik
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Costing the Earth

New series 1/6. Come On You Greens. With millions of UK football fans prepared to travel the length of the country, or abroad, to watch their teams in action, Tom Heap asks whether all clubs should change their colours to green. England and Portsmouth goalkeeper David James has seen how other countries have taken measures to reduce their environmental impact and says it's about time more clubs in the UK played their parts. But will he persuade his team-mates to give up their gas-guzzlers?
Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm
David James , the green-fingered goalie: page 119


Unknown: Tom Heap
Unknown: David James
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock
Unknown: David James

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Interpretation of Murder

14/15. The murder investigation is stopped in its tracks by a stunning revelation. By Jed Rubenfeld. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jed Rubenfeld.

: Genius

3/6. Art critic Brian Sewell joins Dave Gorman to investigate some of the strangest inventions created by the public, before their inventors explain how they came up with the idea. The guest then picks his two favourite concepts, and the audience vote for the one they consider the most inspired. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

Robert Orchard presents the round-up and analysis of the day's events in Westminster.

: News

: Book of the Week

: Coconut Chaos
4/5. By Diana Souhami. Repeated from 9.45am

: World Briefing

the latest news from around the world

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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