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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


Unknown: Jonathan Wittenberg.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Dom Antony Sutch.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Dom Antony Sutch.

: In Our Time

The Translation Movement. Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the introduction of Greek ideas into Arabic from the ninth century onwards. From grand philosophical concepts to advanced medical techniques, translators gave the Arabic language the capacity to express Greek ideas. Without those ideas coming from Greek through Arabic into Latin, the European Renaissance might not have happened. With Peter Adamson, Amira Bennison and Peter Pormann.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Peter Adamson
Guest: Amira Bennison
Guest: Peter Pormann
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by Mark Coffey. Ascribe Greatness to Our God (West, Locke and Kilbridge). Revelation 7, vv 9-15. Salvation Belongs to Our God (Howard and Turner). The Lord of Heaven Enthroned on High (Silver).


Unknown: Mark Coffey.

: Book of the Week:That's Another Story

4/5. Having abandoned a career in nursing for her long-cherished dream of acting, Julie Walters finds herself in London working for the first time with Victoria Wood , and then being cast as a hairdresser called Rita in a play that was to change her life. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Victoria Wood

: Woman's Hour

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


Presented By: Sheila McClennon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

2/7. A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant
RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent is available for E15.99 (RRP £16.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Scraps of Bacon

Francis Bacon 's austere paintings are regarded by many as among the finest of the 20th century. Novelist James Maw examines the life of the artist and bon viveur by talking to his Soho drinking companions and trying to track down some of the works he gave away. Producer Laurence Grissell


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: James Maw
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: You and Yours

Presented by Winifred Robinson and John Waite.


Presented By: Winifred Robinson
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at On*

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Rptd from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Ed gets an answer to his prayers. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: 0 Margate

Annie Caulfield's poignant comedy about high art, low life and the triumph of the human spirit. Aisha is an Algerian artist taking refuge from death threats in Margate. The town is trying to reinvent itself as the new St Ives, but those inconvenient asylum seekers might just get in the way.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery


Unknown: Annie Caulfield
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery
Aisha: Lella Farzad
Saleh: Ashvin-Kumar Joshl
Carol: Helen Longworth
Paul: Russell Boulter
Alan: Stephen Critchlow
Penny: Nadia Williams
Jane: Cherie Taylor-Battiste

: Questions, Questions

5/10. Stewart Henderson presents the interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Producer Kevin Dawson PHONE: [number removed] email: questions.questionsd>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Sentences

4/5. The Naked Palms. Sereni remembers life with her grandparents, a country on the brink, and the fleeting painful memories of her parents whose passion for the revolution eclipsed their love for her. Revolutionary Cuba is evoked in this story by a serving prisoner, read by Emily Watson. For details see Monday


Read By: Emily Watson.

: America, Empire of Liberty

14/30. Making the Republic Work. The inauguration of George Washington as the country's first president and the ratification of the Bill of Rights. With David Reynolds. For details see Monday


Unknown: George Washington
Unknown: David Reynolds.

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper hears about a study that looked at eye movements of Caucasians and East Asian observers. It found that different cultures process faces in different ways. The results have great implications for social interactions and for identifying criminals.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

3/6. Mark Steel. Host Marcus Brigstocke invites author and comedian Mark Steel to try new experiences. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Mark Steel.
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Mark Steel

: The Archers

Fame doesn't go to plan for Ed.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report from Liverpool on a major exhibition dedicated to the work of the architect Le Corbusier. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Whole of the Moon

4/5. Jo's investigations lead her into
Edinburgh's underworld. By Colin MacDonald. For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Colin MacDonald.

: Soul and Skin: Religion and Race In the Battle for the White House

1/2. Rob Watson explores one of the most sensitve fault lines in American politics when he investigates the role of race and religion in the battle for the White House. In 2004, George W swayed the religious vote for the Republicans, but as Watson discovers in his visit to Ohio, the Democrats are trying to claim God on their side in the presidential campaign. Producer Joanna Carr


Unknown: Rob Watson
Producer: Joanna Carr

: In Business

6/8. Forty per Cent Female. In 2008 Norway enshrined in law that 40 per cent of company boards must be made up of women. Peter Day asked four years ago why the country intended to take such drastic action. Now he wonders whether other countries will follow suit Producer Rosamund Jones Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Leading Edge

New series 1/12. The latest developments in the scientific world, presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

News and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Out of a Clear Sky

9/10. David is dead. How will the police react, given Manda's history? Should she run or should she hide? By Sally Hinchcliffe. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sally Hinchcliffe.

: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

New series 1/6. Douglas Adams's fantasy detective story, starring Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently, is dramatised by Dirk Maggs with John Langdon. Dirk loses a secretary and Odin sells his soul.
Music by Philip Pope Producers Dirk Maggs and Jo Wheeler; Director Dirk Maggs.

Unless you've recently eaten mushrooms of an unknown nature or licked the backs of certain toads, you might struggle a tad to make sense of Douglas Adams's second outing for his distinctly dressed detective. Which is OK, because Dirk Gently believes in the "fundamental interconnectivity of all things", so all will be revealed in the end. Possibly. Harry Enfield returns to play Gently (above), supported by a welter of well-known names who do a grand job bringing together the strands of satire, lunacy, mystery and fantasy. If you can spot the links between a fridge with attitude, a client who thinks a goblin is following him, a freak act of indoor global warming, down-and-out gods Thor and Odin, a soft-drink machine and an advertising campaign for a Demon Drink featuring the Devil, you had better go see a doctor - quickly. Absolutely mind-blowing. Frances Lass


Writer: Douglas Adams
Dramatised by: Dirk Maggs
Dramatised by: John Langdon
Music: Philip Pope
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Producer: Jo Wheeler
Director: Dirk Maggs
Dirk: Harry Enfield
Kate: Laurel Lefkow
Simon: Peter Davison
Cynthia: Jan Ravens
Janice: Olivia Colman
Richard: Billy Boyd
Thor: Rupert Degas
Toe Rag: Michael Roberts
Elena: Sally Grace
Anstey: Jon Glover
Odin: Stephen Moore
RAF Pilot 1: Wayne Forrester
RAF Pilot 2: Philip Pope
Sarah Montague: Herself
Announcer: John Marsh

: Punt, PI

3/3. Steve Punt turns private investigator, examining mysteries that fascinate and confound. Today, he turns his attention to the mystery surrounding the air crashes of Dark Peak, Britain's own Bermuda Triangle, where 50 planes went down in 20 years. For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Steve Punt

: News

: Book of the Week:That's Another Story

4/5. By Julie Walters. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Julie Walters.

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