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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by Kevin Franz.


Presented By: Kevin Franz.

: Firming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Andrew Smith


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Today

With John Humphrys and Carolyn Quinn.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Sean Curran and Robert Orchard
7.48 Thought for the Day With Anne Atkins.
8.31 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Sean Curran
Unknown: Robert Orchard
Unknown: Anne Atkins.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests Marcus du Sautoy and Jackie Stedall look at the Fibonacci seguence in maths, art and life.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm
Podcast available at [web address removed]


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Marcus Du Sautoy
Guest: Jackie Stedall
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Mark Wakelin. There s a Light upon the Mountains (Wostenholm).
John 18, w33-38a. King of Glory (Walford Davies ). Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Gospal).


Unknown: Dr Mark Wakelin.
Unknown: Walford Davies

: Book of the Week:The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

4/5. In 1604 Shakespeare played a crucial fole in the betrothal of his landlord's daughter to a young French apprentice, and it appears that the play on his desk at the time bore an uncanny similarity to the events unfolding in his lodging house. By Charles Nicholls. For further details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Charles Nicholls.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
10.45 Dombey and Son 9/20. The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents

4/10. Iran: behind the Veil. The story of 22-year-old Leila from Tehran, told in her own words. Sold into prostitution by her mother at the age of nine she was sentenced to death at 18. Only a last-minute appeal by a human-rights lawyer saved her life. Her story pays tribute to those who are fighting for reform against a system that his heavily biased against women.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Julia Rooke

: The Best Tunes

1/2. In the first programme looking at how writers, comics and satirists have depicted
God and the Devil to serve the purposes or humour, the Rev Richard Coles , chaplain to the Royal Academy of Music, finds God in cartoons, movies, plays and on Radio 4. Producer Ian Gardhouse


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: 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 with Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Sat at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Take-Away

3/5. If You Can't Stand the Heat. Series of five linked comedy dramas about a take-away in Leeds that has been home to generations of different immigrants. It is 1979 and Harpal can't wait to pack his parents off on holiday because he wants to party, and to earn some dosh. Rv Taiinder Sinah Hayer.
Producer/Director Gary Brown


Unknown: Taiinder Sinah Hayer.
Director: Gary Brown
Surjit: Kulvlnder Ghlr
Maninder: Shobna Gulatl
Harrwl: Sacha Dhawan
Des: Recce Nol
I Monique: Rhea Bailey
i Paul: Parvez Qadir

: Check Up

2/8. Barbara Myers and her guest GP Ann Robinson take calls on the causes and treatment of hair problems. Producer Beth Eastwood
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) from 1.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio 4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Ann Robinson
Producer: Beth Eastwood

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Blake's Doors of Perception

4/5. Jerusalem. Graphic novelist Neil Gaiman takes Blake's lionised words to Jerusalem as his story's starting point.
Morris and his wife visit the Holy City, but it is back home on Hampstead Heath that Morris really begins to experience Jerusalem. Read by Alexander Morton. For details see Monday


Unknown: Neil Gaiman
Read By: Alexander Morton.

: The Animals' VC

4/5. Dogged Defence. Dylan Winter meets the last canine winner of the PDSA Dickin
Medal, the animal's Victoria Cross, and visits an Army base to find out what it takes to train military dogs. For details see Monday

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Autonomous computer programmes that make their own decisions could soon be saving our cities and negotiating crucial deals on the Stock Exchange. Quentin Cooper finds out about these Intelligent Agents with the help of Professor Nick Jennings.
Should we be happy to place our money and safety in the hands of a computer? Producer Pamela Rutherford


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Professor Nick Jennings.
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: PM

News and analysis, presented by Eddie Mair.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.

: The Hollow Men

4/6. Sketch show in which madness lurks just beneath the surface of normality.
Written and performed by David Armand , Rupert Russell , Sam Spedding and Nick Tanner. With Katy Brand. Producer Katie Marsden


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

: The Archers

Matt mixes business with pleasure.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

A round-up of arts news and reviews with Mark Lawson. Producer Jerome Weatheraid
I Podcast: weekly highlights available at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Dombey and Son

9/20. Cold, disdainful Edith wins the hearts of Dombey and his manager.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am

: The Investigation

2/4. More than two billion pounds has been spent to improve cancer care since 2000.
Why then are cancer survival rates in the UK still the worst in western Europe? Simon Cox tells how Government targets mean that some people are waiting too long for radiotherapy. Producer Phil Kemp


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Phil Kemp

: Analysis

6/8. From the European Union to abortion, calls for referendums abound across politics. But are popular votes a good way of resolving contentious issues? In a studio discussion, Quentin Peel asks if plebiscites enable the voice of the people to be heard unequivocally.
(Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm)


Presenter: Quentin Peel
Producer: Simon Coates

: Leading Edge

The latest developments in the scientific world, With Geoff Watts.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Burning Bright

4/10. When William Blake 's mother dies, the children decide it would be a great adventure to follow the funeral party to Bunhill Fields' burial ground. By Tracy Chevalier. For further details see Monday


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Tracy Chevalier.

: That Mitchell and Webb Sound

5/6. Comedy sketches from David Mitchell and Robert Webb , including what goes on in the mind of your shower. Starring
David Mitchell , Robert Webb , Olivia Colman and James Bachman. Producer Gareth Edwards


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

: Today in Parliament

News and reports from the day's events in Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.
Podcast available at news.bbc.co.uk/l/hi/ programmes/bbc_parliament/3081534.stm


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

: Book of the Week

:The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street
4/5. By Charles Nicholls. Repeated from 9.45am

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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