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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Andrea Rea.


Unknown: Andrea Rea.

: Farming Today

With Mark Holdstock.
Producer Sarah Falkingham


Unknown: Mark Holdstock.
Producer: Sarah Falkingham

: Today

With Evan Davis and Sarah Montague.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.
7.48 Thought for the Day With Brian Draper.
8.31 L W only Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Brian Draper.

: The Crime of Our Lives

2/4. The Rise of Crime. By 1964 the media had forced crime into the spotlight and politicians could no longer afford to ignore it. Against a backdrop of rising crime, increasing violence and social change, the forces of law and order tried to tackle this new epidemic. Presented by Mark Easton. Producer Rami Tzabar Repeated at 9.30pm


Presented By: Mark Easton.
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Letters Home

2/5. During the seven years since she emigrated to Britain, Alejandra has written letters home to Mexico. Initially, they are filled with regret, but increasingly she grows to love her new home and the opportunities for personal growth it has afforded her. The second story exploring migration in the UK. Producer Cordelia Rayner


Producer: Cordelia Rayner

: Book of the Week: FemmeFatale: a Biography of Mata Hari

4/5. Mata Hari reinvents herself again as a spy for France, but senses a plot unfolding against her. By Pat Shipman. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Pat Shipman.

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by John Forrest. Jesus
Calls Us! O'er the Tumult (5t Andrew).1 Corinthians 15, vv3-11. Give Us the Wings of Faith (Bullock). In Our Day of Thanksgiving (St Catherine's Court). Director of music Stephen Jackson.


Unknown: John Forrest.
Music: Stephen Jackson.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 43 Years in the Third Form 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

4/9. Bahrain. This strategically positioned island in the Persian Gulf is wrestling with social and religious divisions that often explode into riots. Bill Law investigates the causes of the tension - in particular, allegations that the ruling Sunni elite is ruthlessly exploiting a Shia majority. Producer Linda Pressly Rptd on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Linda Pressly Rptd

: With Great Pleasure

New series 1/5. Tony Benn presents some of the pieces of prose and poetry that have helped shape his personal philosophy. The readers are Saffron Burrows, Jim Findley and Carl Prekopp. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Jim Findley
Unknown: Carl Prekopp.
Producer: Christine Hall

: You and Yours

Consumer and public interest reports, with Sheila McClennon and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: 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: Amy's Spaghetti

Newly widowed Eddie Beattie begins a desperate search for a woman to re-fill his freezer, wash his socks and help fulfil his dream of winning the karaoke cup. Colin Hough 's comedy about love, sex, parenthood and dressing up as Sonny and Cher.
Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Eddie Beattie
Unknown: Colin Hough
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Eddie: Finlay Welsh
Ailis: Una McLean
Kenny: Sean Scanlan
Josie: Ann Scott-Jones
Compere: Simon Tait

: Traveller's Tree

6/6. Listeners'experiences of once-in-a-lifetime holidays, from white-water rafting down the Colorado River to a road-trip across Australia. One listener gets to the European city that has captured her imagination and actress Fiona Shaw talks to Fi Glover about her visit to the Galapagos islands.
Producers David Prest and Susan Marling
To contact the programme to share travel experiences or ask a Question email travellers.tree@bbc.co.uk or phone [number removed]


Talks: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Fi Glover
Producers: David Prest
Producers: Susan Marling

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Opening Lines

4/5. Creating Harmony. A new reality TV show, hosted by mysterious lifestyle guru Dr Cana Day, promises its contestants the key to happiness. Jake Eliot 's story is read by Andrew Lincoln. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Jake Eliot
Read By: Andrew Lincoln.

: The Singer Not the Song

4/5. The Rock Voice. What makes for a great rock voice? Music critics Mark Ellen and Robert Sandall and singer Paul Carrack come to the same conclusion: a great rock voice is idiosyncratic and can belong to none other than the singer, be it the operatic swagger of Freddie Mercury, the falsetto of Robert Plant or the semi-spoken drones of Lou Reed. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Ellen
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Singer: Paul Carrack
Unknown: Lou Reed.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

As you head out for a gentle summer's cycle ride, spare a thought for the mathematicians who have spent a century puzzling over the maths of a bike's stability. Ouentin Cooper meets the experts who think they've cracked it. Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: The Personality Test

4/6. Edwina Currie asks the questions that are all about her in this panel show. Trying to answer them are comedians Sue Perkins,
Caroline Quinlan , Robin Ince and Will Smith. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Caroline Quinlan
Unknown: Robin Ince
Unknown: Will Smith.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The Archers

Lynda gets into character. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine, with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: 43 Years In the Third Form

4/5. It's election night 1979 and while Mary is out on a date, her twins Lily and Tarn are scaring themselves with stories in Misty. By Jane Purcell.
For more cast and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Jane Purcell.
Mary: Catherine Harvey
Lily: Alexandra Knapp
Tarn: Marqaux Stones
Voice of Misty: Mia Soteriou

: Children of the Olympic Bid

1/3. Catching up with the youngsters who stood alongside Sebastian Coe in Singapore, helping to secure the Olympic Games for London. From a variety of racial groups in the Newham area, they reveal the changes in their lives as they progress through their teenage years. Repeated from Sunday at 1.30pm


Unknown: Sebastian Coe

: Analysis

4/8. No More Wars? Diplomacy rather than military force is the new watchword of British foreign policy. Philip Stephens asks whether, under Gordon Brown , armed intervention will give way to peace-keeping or if the UK's global perspective inevitably means it will still fight wars. Producer Simon Coates Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Philip Stephens
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

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


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: The Crime of Our Lives

Rptd from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Consequences

9/10. A Crisp White Headstone. It's 2000: the end of her marriage enables Ruth to go to Crete - and visit Matt's gravestone. It is time to take stock and move on. By Penelope Lively. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Penelope Lively.

: Vent

6/6. Switching Off. As the doctors figure it's time to see if Ben can breathe on his own, Ben's mind goes on its most difficult journey yet: through the landscape of his own chaotic brain, which looks suspiciously like Mordor! Comedy by Nigel Smith.
Additional roles played by Mark Perry , Tim Whitnall and Scarlett Mllburn-Smrth Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Nigel Smith.
Played By: Mark Perry
Played By: Tim Whitnall
Played By: Scarlett Mllburn-Smrth
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Ben: Nell Pearson
Mary: Fiona Allen
Mum: Josie Lawrence
Blitz: Leslie Ash
Doctor: Dave Lamb
Nurse: Jo Martin

: Today in Parliament

With Robert Orchard.


Unknown: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week: Femme

Fatale: a Biography of Mata Hari
4/5. By Pat Shipman. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Pat Shipman.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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