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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Mark Coffey.


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Farming Today

Producer Chris Impey


Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: Robert Orchard
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests Jonathan Sawday and Peter Forshaw discuss Renaissance astrology. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Jonathan Sawday
Guest: Peter Forshaw
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Paper Houses

4/5. Poverty-stricken and homeless, Roberts makes a momentous decision. Michele Roberts continues to read from her memoir. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Daily Service

Led by Judy Merry. Purify My Heart (Doerksen, arr Swinford). Acts 15, WH2. 0 Lord, Give Thy
Holy Spirit (Tallis). Go Forth and Tell! 0 Church of God, Awake (Yanworth). Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Judy Merry.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 The Family Man
4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC s foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
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__ cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Falklands Service ofRemembrance

In the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands, live from the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, Pangbourne College, Reading. Presented by Nicholas Witchell. Producer Stephen Shipley


Presented By: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Untouchable

RT CHOICE Prohibition-era Chicago, few men were brave enough to stand up to Al Capone. One who did was incorruptible federal agent Eliot Ness, leader of "the Untouchables" and subject of many books and films. Joe Queenan explores why the story of gangbuster Ness continues to loom large in the American imagination. Producer Geoff Bird
Spoken word choices: page 137


Presenter: Joe Queenan
Producer: Geoff Bird

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ex Libris

Lavinia Whitelaw , an Oxford lecturer and expert on the Romantic poets, dies leaving everything to her distant relative Jennifer. When she arrives at Lavinia's cottage in Oxfordshire, Jennifer knows very little about her, but as she begins her search through her belongings she discovers a great deal more than she expects. Nicholas Mcinerny 's story of the power of one generation to speak to the next.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild


Unknown: Lavinia Whitelaw
Unknown: Nicholas McInerny
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Jennifer: Saskla Reeves
Lavinia: Janet Maw
Gabriel: Nick Sayce

: Questions, Questions

10/10. Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Kevin Dawson
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); email: questions, questions@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Back Chat

4/5. Blue Thought. in Al Kennedy 's story, a supine man seeks solace by talking to his bones, offering clues as to why he suffers so. The reader is
Dermot Crowley. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Al Kennedy
Unknown: Dermot Crowley.

: The Making of Music

9/30 Elizabeth I. Two composers, William Byrd and Thomas Tallis , turned the end of the 16th century into a golden age for English music. Written and presented by James Naughtie. For further details see Monday


Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Presented By: James Naughtie.

: Open Book

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon, whose new book imagines what would have happened if Alaska, not Israel, had become the Jewish homeland after the Second World War, talks to Mariella Frostrup.


Guest: Michael Chabon
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper explores the ecology of the urban landscape.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

4/6. More sketches from the world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb. This week: a very seedy fox; how you can experience an inner-city slum without having to leave the countryside; and the return of Britain's drunkest super-sleuth, Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar . With Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD That Mitchell and Webb Sound- Series 3 (release date 2 July) for £9.99 (RRP
£15.99) incl free p&p, call [number removed] (land-line calls cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb.
Unknown: Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Brian and Jennifer bite the bullet. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of news and reviews, presented by Kirsty Lang. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The Family Man

4/5. By Mike Bartlett. MP Graham Fletcher faces the media.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Mike Bartlett.
Unknown: Graham Fletcher

: Paradise Lost: the Story of theChagos Islands

Jonathan Charles tells the story of the Chagos islanders who, in the 1960s, were forced to leave their idyllic homeland in the Indian Ocean to make way for a military base. He travels to
Mauritius to meet the islanders who now live in poverty in the shanty towns of Port Louis and follows their fight to be allowed to return to their home. Producer Gail Champion (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Jonathan Charles

: In Business

7/9. Caught in the Web. Companies are launching new ways of computing over the internet, delivering computer services on demand. Peter Day asks how big the trend will get.
Producer Robert McKenzie Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Leading Edge

2/8. Jonathan Stewart visits the Great Barrier Reef and hears from scientists how this incredible living structure is providing key evidence in the debate about climate change. And Geoff Watts reports on the latest news from the world of science. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Unknown: Jonathan Stewart
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: 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: Travels with My Aunt

9/10. Henry gets jailed for inadvertently blowing his nose on the Paraguayan national flag. He finally meets the notorious Mr Visconti and is fully inducted into his nefarious enterprises. By Graham Greene. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mr Visconti
Unknown: Graham Greene.

: Deep Trouble

4/4. Goliath is coming home, and as the crew prepare the end-of-term revels, Barry finds a donkey, Wade finds a baby, Fairbanks finds an admiral and Trainor finds an unexpected jazz band. Comedy by Jim Field Smith and Ben Willbond.
Producer/Director David Tyler


Comedy By: Jim Field
Unknown: Ben Willbond.
Director: David Tyler
CaptWade Jim: Field Smith
Cdr Fairbanks: Katherin Jakeways
Lt Trainor: Ben Willbond
Barry: Alice Lowe
PO Curtis: Rufus Jones

: Today in Parliament

News from Westminster, with Rachel Hooper.


Unknown: Rachel Hooper.

: News

: Book of the Week: PaperHouses

4/5. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: The Treasury War


: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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