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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Or Alison Elliot.


Unknown: Alison Elliot.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley

: Melvyn Bragg - In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Anthony Grayling and Alexander Broadie delve into the origins of the idea of common sense and uncover a titanic intellectual rivalry between Thomas Reid and David Hume in 18th-century Scotland.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Anthony Grayling
Guest: Alexander Broadie
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week: Wildwood:a Journey through Trees

4/5. Driftwood. Now roving through forests in France, Roger Deakin delights in birdsong before going "off piste" in a very different landscape, finally fetching up hunting bush-plums with Aboriginal women. Continuing the late Roger Deakin 's adventures, read by Sean Baker. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Roger Deakin
Unknown: Roger Deakin
Read By: Sean Baker.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr David Wilkinson. The Day of the Lord Shall Come (Air Falalalo). 1 Thessalonians 5, vvi-11. God is Our Hope and Strength (Bach). All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael). Director of music Alan Wilson. Organist Philip Rushforth.


Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson.
Organist: Alan Wilson.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Life Class 4/10. The Woman's Hourdrama. 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. With Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (RRP E16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


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

: US Comics Confidential

New series 1/3. One of three great American stand-ups talk about their life and work. The pioneer of improv comedy, Jonathan Winters , discusses his comic philosophy as he approaches his 82nd birthday. Widely regarded as ahead of his time, his high-octane performances inspired a generation of performers, notably Robin Williams. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Jonathan Winters
Unknown: Robin Williams.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: 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 Martha Kearney.


Presented By: Martha Kearney.

: O Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Curry Tales

Four cooks reveal their innermost thoughts and culinary secrets as they cook their special curries. The stories include a grandmother's Malaysian legacy, and an accountant's egg curry in London. By Rani Moorthy.
Producer/Director Shabina Aslam


Unknown: Rani Moorthy.
Director: Shabina Aslam
Dimple: Rani Moorthy
Ah Liang: Pik-Sen Lim
Kalvinder: Rina Mahoney
Stephanie: Liz Sutherland
David: Kim Wall

: Travellers' Tree

New series 1/6. From snorkelling off Sardinia and dragonboat racing on the Thames, Fi Glover explores water-sports holidays with inside tips from listeners and travel experts, including Nick Trend , who answers listeners' questions on air. Producers David Prest and Susan Marling
To contact the programme phone: [number removed]; email travellers.tree@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Fi Glover
Unknown: Nick Trend
Producers: David Prest
Producers: Susan Marling

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: A Welsh Anthology

4/5. Invitation. Everyone says what fun his mother is, but to Daniel, she's always seemed far more interested in her friends than in him or his father. Now she's dying, and wants to hold a party, right there in her hospital room. By Maria Donovan and read by lestyn Jones. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Maria Donovan
Read By: Lestyn Jones.

: The Making of Music

14/30. The Restoration. James Naughtie examines the emergence of Henry Purcell in Charles II's court that marked a revival in English music. Reader Simon Russell Beale. For further details see Monday


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Reader: Simon Russell Beale.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

As the Wellcome Trust launches its new £30m Wellcome Collection, with medical exhibits ranging from Aztec sacrificial knives to Dolly the sheep's fleece, Sue Nelson meets its director, Ken Arnold. She also meets surgeon Francis Wells, who is scheduled to do a live video feed of an open-heart operation later this summer.


Director: Ken Arnold
Unknown: Francis Wells
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

5/6. Comedy sketches from David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including a zoo full of heartbreak, and why no bank robbery is complete without a mission statement. Plus the tale of Zombie Poppins and Paddington Corpse. Starring David Mitchell , Robert Webb , Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Zombie Poppins
Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Webb
Unknown: Olivia Colman
Unknown: James Bachman.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Archers

Opportunity knocks for Brenda.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from the newly-refurbished Leeds City Art Gallery. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: Life Class

4/10. As Paul, Neville and Elinor spend a pastoral weekend at her parents' home, war is imminent. For all of them, nothing will ever be the same again. By Pat Barker.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Pat Barker.

: Cleaning Out the Camp

1/2. Eddie Mair investigates the attitude and policy of the armed services towards homosexuality over the past 60 years. The laissez-faire approach that operated during the Second World War quickly gave way to an anti-gay crackdown, despite the liberalisation of social attitudes leading up to the Sexual Offences Act of 1967. Producer Jo Coombs


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Producer: Jo Coombs

: In Business

8/9. Research Party. The American economy may have a "secret sauce": billions of federal dollars spent on research projects doled out to corporate USA. Finland does something similar to boost home-grown innovation, but are these examples Britain ought to follow? Presented by Peter Day. Producer Neil Koenig Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Presented By: Peter Day.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Leading Edge

3/8. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Alexandra Feachem


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Melvyn Bragg - in Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

Presented by Jackie Hardgrave.


Presented By: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Book of the Week: Seeds of Greatness

4/10. By Jon Canter. During the school cross-country race, Jack lures Dave up a tree to take drugs. But when the two boys are caught, the Headmaster punishes the wastrel Jack and the star pupil Dave in very different ways. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jon Canter.

: Vent: 1/6: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Ben doesn't get out much, but he has a loving family, an active imagination and a comfortable bed, so he can't complain - because he's in a coma. Mary and mum wonder whether some of his favourite music will wake him up, while his own thoughts are occupied with visions of Sue Lawley, Robbie Williams and an unconventional seduction technique. A comedy by Niael Smith.


Writer: Niael Smith
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Neil Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Other parts played by: Mark Perry
Other parts played by: Dave Lamb
Other parts played by: Jo Martin
Other parts played by: Tim Whitnall
Other parts played by: Hits Barker
Other parts played by: Kim Wall

: Today in Parliament

Introduced by David Wilby.


Introduced By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees

4/5. By Roger Deakin. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Roger Deakin.

: News

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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