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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection, with Claire Campbell Smith.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Anna Hill. Producer Alasdair Cross


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: The City

2/2. Futures and Options. Jeff Randall examines whether the seeds of the credit crunch were sown in London's past successes and considers what the future holds for the City as a financial centre.
Producer James Cook Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Jeff Randall
Producer: James Cook Shortened

: Daily Service

Led by Claire Campbell Smith. 0 Worship the King (Hanover). Revelation 1, vv4-8. Behold I
Am the First and the Last (James). Salvation Belongs to Our God (Howard and Turner).


Unknown: Claire Campbell Smith.

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

4/5. Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd 's s biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Terry's Lady Macbeth is a controversial success, but her relationship with Irving becomes distant and the fortunes of the Lyceum Theatre begin to look very precarious. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Henry Irving
Unknown: Ellen Terry.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The Dig 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: Crossing Continents

11/11. Northern Uganda. Callum Macrae visits northern Uganda, where one of Africa's s longest and most brutal civil wars was fought.
Producer Rebecca Fordham Rptd on Monday at 8,30pm


Unknown: Callum MacRae
Producer: Rebecca Fordham Rptd

: Thoroughly Modest Mollie

Bernard Cribbins pays tribute to comedy writer Mollie Millest , who wrote scripts for many of Kenneth
Home's radio shows, yet was content to remain in the background, living a double life as a member of the Salvation Army. Producer Stephen Garner


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Mollie Millest
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Elinor Goodman visits the Chilterns, an area of outstanding natural beauty, to find out if this part of the UK really does offer the best rural life. Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am


Unknown: Elinor Goodman

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: A Tokyo Murder

3/3 The concluding part of John Dryden and Miriam Smith 's drama. Peter and Jennifer Whitelock arrive in Japan to help find their daughter's murderer. Peter puts his trust in a TV producer who promises to champion their cause, while Jennifer begins to receive calls from a man claiming to be the killer. Starring Lynne Hobday and Martin Burns. For cast and details see Tuesday


Unknown: John Dryden
Unknown: Miriam Smith
Unknown: Jennifer Whitelock
Unknown: Lynne Hobday
Unknown: Martin Burns.

: Questions, Questions

3/10. Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Kevin Dawson PHONE: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: In Bookshops Now

4/5. Flight of Freedom. A failed drug-dealer spends his time hanging out on a London street corner near the tower block where he lives alone. Then one day he develops a worryingly insistent itch, between the shoulder blades. Courttia Newland 's story is read by Don Gilet. For details see Monday


Unknown: Courttia Newland
Read By: Don Gilet.

: America, Empire of Liberty

4/30 New France astride America's
Heartland. The story of French movement from the north to the south, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi. A history of America, written and presented by David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Presented By: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

How do trace metals find their way into polar ice in regions when there is no evidence of volcanic activity nearby? Scientists studying volcanoes have recently discovered that they are a source of tiny nanoparticles, which could be responsible for everything from cloud formation reflecting solar radiation back into space to seeding distant patches of barren ocean with nutrients. Quentin Cooper looks at the microscopic end of the earth-shattering volcanic activity.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Peter McHugh

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

New series 1/6. Phill Jupitus
Marcus Brigstocke cajoles his guests into doing some everyday thing for the very first time. His first victim is
Phill Jupitus who tries a Findus Crispy Pancake and a pig's trotter, and reads his first Jane Austen novel. Producer Bill Dare Radio features: pages 118-119


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Jane Austen

: The Archers

Matt enters alien territory.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including the first-night verdict on Kenneth Branagh in the title role of Chekhov's Ivanov, in a version by Tom Stoppard. Producer Timothy Prosser


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Tom Stoppard.
Producer: Timothy Prosser

: The Dig

4/5. By John Preston. The public are invited to see the excavations at Sutton Hoo and a row erupts about where the treasure should be deposited. Starring Anna Madeley.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Preston.
Unknown: Anna Madeley.

: Document

2/3. The case of Suez Maru, a Japanese ship transporting Allied
PoWs in 1943 who were massacred at sea. Despite the perpetrators being taken into custody, a decision was made not to prosecute those responsible for the crimes. Mike Thomson pieces the story together through official documents, before talking to a defence counsel of the International
Criminal Court in the Hague about whether the case Can still be tried. Producer Neil McCarthy


Unknown: Mike Thomson
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: In Business

4/8. Casino Capitalism. What can financiers learn about risk management from gambling and the casinos that do it every day of the week? Peter Day asks the experts. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

: Costing the Earth

5/6. The Politics of Famine. Investigating the politics of famine to uncover whether the food policies of many UK-based agencies are actually contributing to, rather than alleviating, the problem.
Producer Kaylois Henry Repeated tomorrow at 3pm


Producer: Kaylois Henry

: The City

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime:Someone at a Distance

9/10. Ellen has agreed to divorce Avery, but refuses to accept his money as alimony, In the meantime his son and daughter continue to reject their father. By Dorothy Whipple. For details see Monday


Unknown: Dorothy Whipple.

: Jon Ronson on ... How to Stop Time

4/5. Jon Ronson explores possible ways of slowing down or even stopping time. He talks to a scientist who is developing a means of time travel and meets the world record holder for staying awake (thus doubling his time on this earth). Comedian Danny Robins tries to stop time by going to live in a house in the Scottish Borders that is frozen time in 1793. Producer Simon Jacobs


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Danny Robins
Producer: Simon Jacobs

: American Dreams

3/4. James Naughtie visits Fort Riley in Kansas, a base with a key role in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. He examines the use of the military as an instrument of US foreign policy and assesses the direction the country might take after November's presidential election. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Fort Riley

: News

: Book of the Week:A Strange Eventful History

4/5. By Michael Holroyd. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Michael Holroyd.

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