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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Nick James.


Unknown: Father Nick James.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday In Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 L Wonly Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests look at the life and work of the philosopher Spinoza.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Book of the Week: You Cannot Live as Have Lived and Not End Up Like This

4/5. There came a time when life and writing got mixed up, and it proved dangerous. Stephen Boxer continues to read Terence Blacker 's new book on the life ot the outrageous William Donaldson. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Stephen Boxer
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: William Donaldson.

: Daily Service

Led by Bishop George Stack. 0 God of Justice (Belmont).
Acts 8, vv26-35. Led like a Lamb to the Slaughter
(Kendrick, arr Lloyd). Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful
Songs (Nativity). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: George Stack.
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 Mapp and Lucia 4/10. By EF Benson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

New series 1/8. Kate Adie presents the programme in which BBC correspondents tell the full story about what's going on in their area. News reports might give the basic headlines, but here the listener gets descriptions of the place in which a story is unfolding or the difficulties the correspondent might be having in sending the story back from location. Then there are the characters involved: some frightening, some charming, many of them colour ful and some unforgettable. From Our Own Correspondent is in its 51st year. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Tony Grant

: Final Curtain

What do playwright John Godber. the League of Gentlemen comedian Mark Thomas , TV writer
Kay Mellor and film director Colin Wfl and all have in common? They all trained at Bretton Hall College in West Yorkshire. It is due to close this summer, so GodDer takes a last look around as former students celebrate the college's 60-year-history. producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: John Godber.
Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Kay Mellor
Director: Colin Wfl
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Helen Mark goes to one of the least visited spots in Britain:
Sutton Fen , in Norfolk, where she learns about the fen's s history and hears the booming of the bitterns. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Helen Mark
Unknown: Sutton Fen

: Afternoon Play: Nothing Happened

A romantic comedy about a friendship that never goes any further, by Shelley Silas and Luke Sorba. What might have happened if there was a chance to have the kiss you never quite had, or hold the conversation you never had the courage to engage in?


Writer: Shelley Silas
Writer: Luke Sorba
Producer/Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Jenny: Julia Ford
Simon: Stephen Tompkinson
Neil: Gerard McDermott
Louise: Colleen Prendergast
Nick: Nick Sayce
Barman: Luke Sorba

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life. Producer Sarah Cuddon
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more tnan Hp per minute); email: questions. questions@bb.co.uk.


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Confessions of a Failed Grown-Up

4/5. Stephanie Caiman reads from her latest book. Today she offers some tips on how to scoff your children's s sweets Without being found out. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Caiman

: Chinese In Britain

4/10. Steam and Starch. For the first half of the 20th century, ordinary British people were most likely to meet a Chinese person across the counter of a Chinese laundry. Anna Chen learns what it was like to live and work in these Steamy hothouses. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Chen

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sebastian Faulks about his new novel Entyleby. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks

: The Material World

Before the early 20th century, many of the famous minds were notable as much for the large variety of subjects and disciplines to which they applied themselves as for their great works. Quentin Cooper is joined by Oliver Morton of Nature to discuss what happened to the polymaths, and asks whether there should be more encouragement today for scientists to dabble outside their own fields of expertise.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Oliver Morton
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

National and international news and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: Look Away Now

4/6. Garry Richardson anchors the topical sketch show about sport. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb , Dave Lamb and Miles Jupp.
Producer Will Saunders Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


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

: The Archers

Jennifer learns the art of compromise. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , who reports on the film Bridge to
Terabithia, based on the book by Katherine Paterson. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Book By: Katherine Paterson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Mapp and Lucia

4/10. The Hanging Committee. Desperate to reassert herself as queen of Tilling, Miss Mapp holds a jumble sale. But Lucia has her own ideas. By EF Benson.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45pm

: The Investigation

3/4. Simon Cox investigates the truth about Britain's knife-crime "epidemic". Though the murders of teenagers dominate the headlines, the statistics show that violent crime is down. So what is going on? Cox hears the stories of parents driven to buy stab-proof vests for their children and explores the "arms races" that develop when a murder occurs. He asks whether this violence is contained or is growing, and assesses just how dangerous a place Britain really is. Producer Mukul Devichand


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Mukul Devichand

: In Business

New series 1/9. Over the Moon. Journeys into space are catching the attention of a new bunch of entrepreneurs who insist they can do it more cheaply than governments Peter Day asks if space travel is really rocket science. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Costing the Earth

2/6. Perth. It has been predicted by Australian environmentalist Tim Flannery that Perth, one of the most isolated cities in the world, will soon become a ghost metropolis. The city has a unique ecology in the shape of its vast groundwater supply. But it's an extremely fragile one, and although Perth is ahead of the game in planning ahead for lasting drought, it's ironic that the city is noted for its gardens that use up nearly three quarters of the water Supply. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Unknown: Tim Flannery
Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests look at the life and work of the philosopher Spinoza. Shortened repeat from 9am


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: South of the River

It's the day after the 1997 election and as Harry returns from lunch with his old friend, Nat, he is still uncomfortable with the idea of giant foxes roaming south London. By Blake Morrison. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Blake Morrison.

: Genius

4/6. Comedian Chris Addison joins Dave Gorman to investigate some of the strangest inventions created by the public, before the original inventors explain how they came up with the idea. The guest then picks his two favourite concepts, and members of the audience vote for the one they consider the most inspired. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today In Parliament

The day's news and events from Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: You Cannot Liveas I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This

4/5. By Terence Blacker. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Terence Blacker.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

: World Today

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