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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins.


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.

: Farming Today

Rural round-up and trends, presented by Charlotte Smith. Producer Alasdair Cross


Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Today

With Evan Davis and John Humphrys.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley .
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament With Robert Orchard and David Wilby.


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Unknown: David Wilby.

: In Our Time

God's Incompleteness Theorems. Melvyn Bragg and his guests, including Marcus du Sautoy , discuss the 20th-century European mathematician Kurt Godel and his work at the very limits of maths.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Guest: Marcus du Sautoy
Guest: Kurt Godel
Producer: James Cook

: Book of the Week:Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks:the Essential Alan Coren

4/5. A selection of readings from the works nf the hi imnrkt A Ian fnrpn. one for each decade of his career. Today the 1990s readings are Eight Legs Worse, Time for a Quick One and Tuning Up. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Ian Fnrpn.

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Judy Merry.
Amazing Grace! (trad American). Mark 10, vv46-52. See What Love (Mendelssohn). In Christ Alone (Townend and Getty).


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon.
10.45 The Color Purple 4/10 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Sheila McClennon.

: From Our Own Correspondent

3/7. 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
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Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant

: Blood, Sweat, Tears and Poetry

What happens when you bring a poet into a workplace? To mark this year s
National Poetry Day, which is themed around work and the workplace, poet
Patience Agbabi talks to fellow poets and to the people who have commissioned them about their experiences of writing in and for various working environments. She asks what the process can offer both parties. Producer Christine Hall


Producer: Christine Hall

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Brian Hanrahan.


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: HMS Surprise

2/3. Captain Jack Aubrey is ordered to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. Meanwhile, in Bombay, Maturin meets Diana Villiers, the one woman Jack would avoid at any cost. Patrick O'Brian's novel is dramatised by Roger Danes. Concludes tomorrow.
(For details see yesterday)


Author: Patrick O'Brian
Dramatised by: Roger Danes
Capt J Aubrey: David Robb
Maturin: Richard Dillane
Diana Villiers: Adjoa Andoh
Stanhope: David Timson
Sophie: Liz Sutherland
Killick: Jon Glover
Lt Pullings: David Holt
Midshipman Callow: Carl Prekopp
Atkins: Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Williams: Lesley Nicol
Lt. Nichols: Dan Starkey
Midshipman Babbington: Chris Pavlo

: Questions, Questions

6/10. Interactive problem-solving programme providing answers to life's niggling dilemmas. Presented by Stewart Henderson. Producer Sarah Cuddon PHONE: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presented By: Stewart Henderson.
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sunday at 7.55am

: Made in England

4/5. Poets John Agard and Daljit Nagra , and novelists Helen Dunmore and Catherine O'Flynn offer their own interpretations of Englishness. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Agard
Unknown: Daljit Nagra
Unknown: Catherine O'Flynn

: America, Empire of Liberty

19/30. Victims of Liberty. David Reynolds 's history of America covers the emergence of the Indian resistance and the increased demand for slave labour in the new territories Of the West. For details see Monday


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Bookclub

Michael Morpurgo discusses his novel Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea, which was inspired by the experience of English orphans after the Second World War. He joins presenter James Naughtie and a group of his readers at the Children's Literature Festival in Bath. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Material World

Quentin Cooper meets a scientist fascinated by the feats of speckled bush crickets. He joins David Robinson of the Open University as he hunts in the dark for the crickets at Wittenham Clumps in Oxfordshire, and views the international collection at the National History Museum.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: David Robinson
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: PM

Introduced by Carolyn Quinn.


Introduced By: Carolyn Quinn.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

4/6. Eve Pollard. Marcus Brigstocke invites journalist Eve Pollard to try a host of new experiences. Producer Bill Dare


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: The Archers

Eddie's the bearer of bad news for Will. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including an interview with TV anthropologist Bruce Parry. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Bruce Parry.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Color Purple

4/10. The dramatisation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker continues. Sofia is beaten by the police and thrown in jail after hitting the Major.
For details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Novel By: Alice Walker

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

2/2. Rob Watson explores religion and race in the battle for the White House, visiting
Virginia to tackle the most sensitive issue of all - race. Barack Obama is running as a candidate who transcends race but that may not be possible in modern America. Watson asks how the possibility of the first black man in the White House will be handled by both sides.


Reporter: Rob Watson
Producer: Joanna Carr

: In Business

7/8. Whistling in the Dark. What happens when co-workers blow the whistle on what appear to be dirty dealings by companies and organisations? Peter Day finds out and asks whether real whistleblowers ought to be rewarded for their activities.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Leading Edge

2/12. The latest from the scientific world, With Geoff Watts. Producer Geraldine Fitzgerald


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

: In Our Time

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

National and international news and analysis, presented by Robin Lustig.


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: SentimentalEducation

4/15. Frederic finds it difficult to resist the provincial comforts of his mother's home, despite his ambitions for love and career. Are his dreams all dead? By Gustave Flaubert. For details see Monday


Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

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

2/6. Gilks makes a discovery and Dirk gets his nose broken in the second of three outings for Douglas Adams's distinctly-dressed detective who believes in the "fundamental interconnectivity of all things".
Adapted by Dirk Maggs and John Langdon.
Producers Dirk Maggs and Jo Wheeler


Author: Douglas Adams
Adapted By: Dirk Maggs
Adapted By: John Langdon
Producers: Dirk Maggs
Producers: Jo Wheeler
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
Odin: Stephen Moore
Elena: Sally Grace
Inspector Gilks: Jim Carter
Constable Luke: Wayne Forrester
Bates: Jon Glover
Nurse Sally: Morwenna Banks
Announcer: John Marsh

: Today in Parliament

News and analysis of the day's developments in Westminster, presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

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