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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Robin Eames.


Unknown: Robin Eames.

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Sandra Sykes


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: 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 Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rachel Hooper
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests Jonathan Bate and Stephen Gill discuss Wordsworth's Prelude. Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Jonathan Bate
Guest: Stephen Gill
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Selective Memory

4/5. Katharine Whitehorn recalls her first Work for Woman's Own and how two writers in love managed in a very small flat. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. When, in Our Music, God Is Glorified (Engelberg).
Revelation 19, vv1-7. A Hymn for St Cecilia (Howells). Come, Ye Faithful , Raise the Anthem (Neander).


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Unknown: Ye Faithful

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 4/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

3/10. Germany. Rosie Goldsmith travels through one of eastern Germany's poorest regions, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, to hear from young neo-Nazis what attracts them to the ideology and what others are doing to resist the rise of the right.
Producer Rosie Goldsmith Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Kraftwerk: We Are the Robots

It's 1975. Glam rock is on the wane and Abba and disco chic are on the rise. Filtering through from under the shadow of the Iron Curtain comes a minimalistic, dour, futuristic sound that owed more to the experimental music of Karlheinz Stockhausen than the Anglo-American pop tradition. Marc Riley traces the bizarre origins and changing fortunes of the reclusive German band Kraftwerk, whose 22-minute song Autobahn exemplified their aim to define a German Pop identity.
Spoken word choices: page 137


Presenter: Marc Riley
Producer: Cecile Wright

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.


Presented By: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Take-Away: Patty's Patties

2/5. A series of five linked comedy dramas about a take-away and the immigrant families who have lived and worked there. It is 1988 and Patty comes back from Jamaica to find her son Everall has changed his hairstyle and, shock-horror, his religion. By Leah Chillery.


Writer: Leah Chillery
Producer: Gary Brown
Producer: Peter Leslie Wild
Patty: Yvonne Brewster
Jeff: Bernard Wrigley
Everall: Daniel Poyser
Pastor Andrews: Vincent Davies
Dahveed: Trevor Dwyer-Lynch
Aiyesha: Danielle Henry
Koffi: Marcus Hercules

: Check Up

New series 1/8. Lymphoedema. If the lymphatic system is damaged as a result of cancer treatment or trauma, fluids can build up in skin tissues and cause swelling. Barbara Myers and an expert guest take calls on the causes and treatments of Ivmphoedema. producer Beth Eastwood
Phone- [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than Bp per minute) from t.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Red Mountain, Yellow River

4/5. The Ghost Bride. ByMaJian.
According to an old superstition, the unmarried dead will haunt the living unless they are married to a female corpse. This presents a dilemma for Old Chen , who believes his son has died in a terrible accident. Translated by Flora Drew.
Read by David Yip. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Old Chen
Translated By: Flora Drew.
Read By: David Yip.

: National Obsession

4/5. The snapshot of the nation's obsessions continues with behaviour surrounding travel. For further details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Superbugs. Quentin Cooper talks to Clive Beggs and Kevin Kerr from the University of Bradford about their new research exploring how diseases such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile spread in hospitals, and why airborne bacteria might be a key part of the problem.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Clive Beggs
Unknown: Kevin Kerr
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: The Hollow Men

3/6. Sketch show in which madness is always lurking just beneath the surface of normality. Written and performed by David Armand ,
Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner. Producer Katie Marsden


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Rupert Russell
Unknown: Sam Spedding
Unknown: Nick Tanner.
Producer: Katie Marsden

: The Archers

Lilian lays down the law.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Kirsty Lang. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Dombey and Son

4/20. By Charles Dickens. Paul undergoes the heavy duty of learning at Doctor Blimber's Academy.
For cast and further details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Investigation

New series 1/4. The Truth about Obesity. According to the Government, obesity in Britain is now a crisis on a level with climate change. Experts say that 86 per cent of men will be overweight in 15 years and that obesity can knock 13 years off your life. Simon Cox looks at the obesity epidemic scare stories and asks whether the statistics can be believed. Producer Richard Vadon
Spoken word choices: page 137


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

5/8. The Blessing of Marriage
Camilla Cavendish asks what role, if any, the Government should take when it comes to our relationship choices and the way we bring up our children.
Producer Ingrid Hassler Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Camilla Cavendish
Producer: Ingrid Hassler

: Leading Edge

The latest news from the world of science and technology, presented by Geoff Watts.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Reeta Chakrabati.


Unknown: Reeta Chakrabati.

: Book at Bedtime: The Taxi Queue

9/10. Abe confronts Kirsty with the consequences of her actions. Richard remains oblivious of the meeting between his wife and Abe. By Janet Davey. For further details see Monday


Unknown: Janet Davey.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

4/6. Sketch show, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb , with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards


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

: Today in Parliament

The day's developments in Westminster. Presented by David Wilby.
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3081534.stm


Presented By: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Selective Memory

4/5. Rptd from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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