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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Jonathan Bartley.


Unknown: Jonathan Bartley.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock. Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Carolyn Ouinn.
6.25, Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
Presented by Alicia McCarthy and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.
8.31 L Wonly Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Carolyn Ouinn.
Presented By: Alicia McCarthy
Presented By: David Wilby.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests investigate the history of ideas.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Canon Noel Vincent. Hail the Day that Sees Him
Rise (Llanfair). Acts 1, vv6-11. 0 God the King of Glory
(Purcell). Eternal Monarch, King Most High (Gonfalon
Royal). Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.
Organist: Paul Leddington Wright.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

4/5. "All my life cricket has been a joy.... My sister taught me the game when I was very young." The former prime minister John Major continues to read from his book about the history of the game and his passion for it. Today episode profiles one of cricket's most famous figures WG Grace. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: John Major

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 A Confidential Agent (Retired)
4/5. By Nick McCarty. The Woman s Hour drama. For details see drarnarepeatatTfSpm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary on the opening day of the First Test from
Lord's by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld , Tony Cozier and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with Geoffrey Boycott Viv Richards and Mike Selvey providing expert analysis.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time TV highlights from today's play_are on Five at 7.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Geoffrey Boycott
Unknown: Viv Richards
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Producer: Peter Baxter

: From Our Own Correspondent

3/8. The stories behind global headlines, presented by KateAdie. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Jewel-Encrusted Whales and Other Oddities

Imagine the interior of a Victorian church lined with a surface of growing grass; the skeleton of a Minke whale, encrusted with sparkling crystals in the Natural History Museum; or the bones of a camel coated in salt, in the Australian desert. This is the world of artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, who have been working together for 15 years Presenter Charlotte Mullins joins them as they undertake their largest project to date as they clothe the blank concrete north- and west-facing walls of the Lyttelton Theatre's fly tower on the South Bank in a pelt of living grass, using grass technology they have helped develop, informed by their research into climate change.


Artist: Heather Ackroyd
Artist: Dan Harvey
Presenter: Charlotte Mullins
Producer: Lucy Ditchmont
Producer: Kathyrn Willgress

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

News and current affairs reports, 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: The Singing Butler

Jack Vettriano 's famous image has captured the imagination of the British public: a man and a woman dancing on a windswept beach, while their butler and maid do their best to shield the pair from the elements. This drama interweaves the responses of two artists to that painting: dramatist Alexis Zegerman , who tells the story behind the moment, and Scottish poet Ron Butlin whose poem suggests the process of the artist as he builds the picture. Poem read by Ewan Stewart. Producer/Director Lu Kemp


Unknown: Jack Vettriano
Dramatist: Alexis Zegerman
Unknown: Ron Butlin
Read By: Ewan Stewart.
Director: Lu Kemp
Tom: Jon Glover
Kitty: Natasha Little
Charles: Robert Portal
Phyllis: Rachel Atkins

: Questions, Questions

Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme for those intriguing questions from everyday life.
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: Last Night I Dreamed

4/5. The Last Mantegna. The two people sitting at separate tables in a Los Angeles cafe might be writers, but things are not always what they seem. His laptop holds an amazing secret, and the notebook she is reading belonged to her grandmother - Mrs van Hopper. Michelene Wandor 's story, read by Elizabeth McGovern. is another in a series celebrating the centenary of Daphne dU Maurier'S birth. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Read By: Elizabeth McGovern.

: Spitting Bars

1/2 Inside Talent. Doing time in HMP Rochester - -Shendo, Snowman, Choker, L.o.n.don, Lucifer and Ben made a trilogy of lyrical rap CDs about being behind bars. They talk about how expressing their feelings in rap music has made them rethink the choices that led them to being locked up. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The herb Artemisia annua has been used by the Chinese to treat malaria for at least 400 years, and its active component, artemisinin, is the drug of choice in the World Health Organisation's campaign against the disease. But the compound makes up only a tiny percentage of the plant's mass. Now UK scientists are trying to breed more productive varieties. Quentin Cooper reports. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: Look Away Now

6/6. Garry Richardson anchors this topical sports-obsessed comedy show. With Laurence Howarth , Richie Webb. Dave Lamb , Mario Rosenstock and Miles Jupp. Producer Will Saunders Repeated tomorrow at 11pm


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

: The Archers

Peggy does her maternal duty.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm on FM

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including the first of four reports on the contenders for this year's Gulbenkian Prize for Museum Of the Year. Producer NickiPaxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: A Confidential Agent (Retired)

4/5. Liz and Gloria set out for Brussels to find the missing husband. By Nick McCarty.
For cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick McCarty.

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

A service live from the church of St Giles
Cripplegate, London, with Sinfonia Britannica, the Daily Service Singers and the choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, directed by Christopher Stokes , in a performance of Haydn's St Nicholas mass. Celebrant the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Preacher the Rev Lucy Winkett. Organist Anne Marsden Thomas. Producer Simon Vivian


Directed By: Christopher Stokes
Organist: Lucy Winkett.
Organist: Anne Marsden Thomas.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: Costing the Earth

4/6. Biofuels. Tom Heap presents this thorough investigation into the growing enthusiasm in Britain for green fuels, examining which crops should be used to ensure that the land and food production are not compromised. He also asks if we are going down the American road of full-on enthusiasm for the new green fuels or whether a more cautious approach is necessary to avoid pre-empting the science behind the energy sources. Producer Anne-Marie Bullock Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Anne-Marie Bullock

: 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: South of the River

14/15. May 2002: Libby has Uncle Jack to stay; Harry has been privy to a breakthrough in the case of the missing child; and Nat has some news. By Blake Morrison , read by Douglas Hodge. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Blake Morrison
Read By: Douglas Hodge.

: Genius

6/6. Guest Armando lannucci 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 stars then pick their two favourite concepts, and the audience vote for the one they consider the most inspired. Producer Simon Nicholls


Unknown: Armando Lannucci
Unknown: Dave Gorman
Producer: Simon Nicholls

: Today in Parliament

News and events from Westminster, with David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week: More than a Game

4/5. By John Major. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: John Major.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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