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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Tina Beattie.


Unknown: Tina Beattie.

: Fanning Today

With Sarah Mukherjee. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Sarah Mukherjee.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
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 the Rev Angela Tilby.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: In Our Time

The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Melvyn Bragg examines Henry VIII 's decision to destroy monastic life in this country. With guests Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch , Diane Purkiss and George Bernard.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch
Unknown: Diane Purkiss
Unknown: George Bernard.
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

4/5. "Ye Who O'er Southern Oceans Wander" Joseph Banks heads south in the Endeavour on the greatest botanical journey of all time, while the American plant collectors are disturbed by the unwanted atttentions of the Native Americans. By Andrea Wulf. For details see Easter Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Joseph Banks
Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. The Day of Resurrection! (Ellacombe). Revelation 1,
WIO-18. The Easter Songs of Praise (Shephard). Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (St Fulbert).


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Little.
10.45 Cheri 4/5. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Crossing Continents

3/8. Korean Missionaries. Around 16,000 Koreans work as Christian missionaries in foreign countries. Ulli Schauen travels to Korea to find out why they are such fervent evangelists.
Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Ulli Schauen
Producer: Anna Raphael

: The Reading Group Commissions

The short stories broadcast at 3.30pm all this week are commissioned by readers' groups from around the West Midlands, with the help of the West Midlands Readers' Network. This programme follows the commissioning process from first meetings with top writers to the final performance at the Birmingham Book Festival. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Shaun Ley.


Unknown: Shaun Ley.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Death of Magnus Sweet

At a remote Scottish public school in the late 1960s two boys invent a fictitious fellow classmate. But when everyone, including the headmaster, starts to believe that
"Magnus Sweet" exists, they have a problem on their hands. By Alastair Jessiman.
Producer/Director David Jackson Young


Unknown: Alastair Jessiman.
Director: David Jackson Young
Caspar: William Barlow
Solly: Miles Jupp
Headmaster: Gareth Thomas
Uncle Bill: Michael MacKenzie
Janine: Wendy Seager
Squelch: Oliver Wale
Fergie: Sam Hunt
Panda: Mark Agnew

: Check Up

Sleep Disorders. Barbara Myers and her guest Professor Kevin Morgan , who runs the Clinical Sleep Research Unit at Loughborough University, take your questions on how to overcome sleep problems. Producer Alexandra Feachem
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm or email via www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Professor Kevin Morgan
Producer: Alexandra Feachem

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am and 9.26pm

: The Reading Group Stories

4/5 Twice Tried, Twice Hung, Twice Buried
The Solihull Listeners' Circle asked Lindsey Davis , the author of the Falco mysteries, to write about the colourful life story of local forger William Booth. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Lindsey Davis
Unknown: William Booth.

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sHistory of Home

4/10 With a shortage of skills in the postwar period DIY became de rigueur, presented as the essential and democratic component to every marriage. Llewelyn-Bowen looks at the rise and subsequent fall from favour of DIY. For details see Easter Monday

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents news from the world Of publishing. Rptd from Easter Day at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper visits Edinburgh for the International Science Festival 2008, and meets the man who looks after Hector, Britain's new national supercomputer.


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Pamela Rutherford

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Yuri Gagarin dies. For details see Saturday


Unknown: Yuri Gagarin

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: 28 Acts in 28 Minutes

Billed as the fastest show on air, this is the aural equivalent of beating oneself over the head - it's crazy and an assault on the senses. John Humphrys hosts this maelstrom of comedy variety in which 28 acts - from Radio 4 stalwarts to newcomers - are given 60 seconds (more or less) to entertain US. Producer Ed Morrish


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producer: Ed Morrish

: The Archers

The countdown begins for Kathy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

John Wilson presents arts news, interviews and reviews. Producer Laura Thomas


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Laura Thomas

: Cheri

4/5. Lea is back in Paris, lonely and yearning for her younger lover Cheri. His mother, Madame Peloux , brings news of him. By Colette.
For cast and details see Easter Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Madame Peloux

: The Investigation

New series 1/4. More than a million Poles are estimated to have come to
- work in Britain since 2004, prompting media scare stories about jobs being taken and public services swamped. But is this missing the real story? Simon Cox uncovers new evidence that Polish workers are now leaving Britain and hears warnings that if they go in significant numbers, our economy will be in trouble. Producer Richard Vadon


Unknown: Simon Cox
Producer: Richard Vadon

: Analysis

6/6. Kicking the Habit. Social historian Richard Weight asks why the problem of drug addiction has proved so intractable to a range of public policy approaches.
Producer Dennis Sewell Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Richard Weight
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Leading Edge

7/9. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis presented by Ritula Shah.


Presented By: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: The Outcast

9/10. Revelations. Fleeing from her father, Kit confronts Lewis and they both learn the other's dark secret. By Sadie Jones. For details see Easter Monday


Unknown: Sadie Jones.

: One

6/6. David Ouantick 's trippy, rather surreal sketch show in which each piece features a single voice. With the vocal talents of Dan Maier , Graeme Garden , Deborah Norton ,
Lizzie Roper , Katie Davies , Andrew Crawford and Hollywood actor Michael Lerner. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: David Ouantick
Unknown: Dan Maier
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Deborah Norton
Unknown: Lizzie Roper
Unknown: Katie Davies
Unknown: Andrew Crawford
Unknown: Michael Lerner.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: All Bar Luke

6/6. The Nightclub. Luke gets stuck outside a nightclub while his friends and Hayley party inside. The last glimpse into the disastrous social life of Luke Walsall, designated driver for his so-called mates. Comedy by Tim Key. Producer SebBarwell


Comedy By: Tim Key.

: Today In Parliament

Sean Curran with news, views and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster.


Unknown: Sean Curran

: News

: Book of the Week:The Brother Gardeners

4/5. By Andrea Wulf. Repeatedfrom9.45am


Unknown: Andrea Wulf.

: News

: Assignment

: The Beat

: News

: Outlook

: World Today

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