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: News Briefing

: Test Match Special

; 8.58-9.45; 10.00-11.02*
India v England
Commentary continues from last night.
For commentators and details see yesterday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Prayer for the Day

Pause for reflection with Shaykh Michael Mumisa.


Unknown: Shaykh Michael Mumisa.

: Fanning 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
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Robert Orchard and David WHDy.
7.48 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: David Whdy.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Test Match Special

; 10.00-11.02*
India v England
Commentary continues from last night.
For commentators and details see yesterday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Great Fire of London and the rebuilding of the city. Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: James Cook

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. Be SWLMy
Soul (Finlandia). Philippians 4, vv4-8. Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Archer). What a Faithful God
Have I (Critchley, arr Leddington Wright ).


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.
Unknown: Leddington Wright

: Book of the Week: Coda

4/5. An overcrowded airport provides the material for a darkly comic tableau. By Simon Gray. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: Test Match Special

; 10.00-11.02*
India v England
Commentary continues from last night.
For commentators and details see yesterday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra *approximate times

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
10.45 To the North 4/5 The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: Crossing Continents: Australia's Northern Territory

5/9. Last year Australia's government declared as state of emergency in the remote Aboriginal areas of the Northern Territories after claims of rampant alcoholism and child abuse. Army, police, doctors, nurses and bureaucrats were sent there in a state-run "intervention" designed to improve the well-being of Aboriginal families. But Lorena Atam finds that the intervention has had mixed results.
(Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm)


Presenter: Lorena Atam
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Drawn to Be Wild

Jenny Eclair explores the history of outrageous animated ladies, revealing how certain cartoon creations pushed boundaries and upset censors. She examines characters who have challenged stereotypes, including Betty Boop and Producer
Stephen Garner


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Betty Boop
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Peter White.


Unknown: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Open Country

Repeated from Saturday at 6.07am

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The People's Princess

By Shelagh Stephenson. Facing financial ruin George, Prince of Wales, was obliged to marry his first cousin Princess Caroline of Brunswick. But if he had been expecting a docile partner with whom he could maintain appearances, George had seriously underestimated his wife-to-be.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
George IV: Alex Jennings
Caroline of Brunswick: Rebecca Saire
Henry Brougham: Julian Rhind Tutt
Lord Sidmouth: Chris McHallem
Lord Liverpool: Richard Howard
Sir Robert Gifford: Mark Lambert
Lady Jersey: Jill Cardo
Mr Majoucci: Nial Cusack

: Journey of a Lifetime

5/5. Another chance to travel the world with the young winners of the BBC/Royal
Geographical Society Journey of a Lifetime award. The 2006 winner, anthropologist
Emily Ainsworth , lived and worked in Mexico for three months with a circus. On her first day when the Big Top was being set up, the towers supporting the structure collapsed. producer Simon Elmes (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Emily Ainsworth
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from Sunday at 7.55am

: 80 Not Out

4/5. Complementary Souls. A charming witty insight into love rekindled by EF Benson, read by Liz Smith. For details see Monday


Read By: Liz Smith.

: Received with Thanks

"Bed is a very small word until you haven't got one." Libby Purves hears from homeless people who have been helped by the £700,000 raised last year by Radio 4 listeners for the work of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Repeated from Sunday at 9.45am


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

The underground world of Kazakhstan's great gerbils harbours a deadly secret: the bubonic plague. Infectious disease expert Michael Begon from the University of Liverpool joins Ouentin Cooper to discuss the transmission of plague through gerbil populations, and how work on an early warning system could help prevent future outbreaks in both wildlife and humans. Producer Martin Redfern


Unknown: Michael Begon
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Producer: Martin Redfern

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair .


Presented By: Eddie Mair

: Act Your Age

3/6. Simon Mayo hosts the comedy show that pits the comic generations against each other to find out which is the funniest. Producers Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews


Unknown: Simon Mayo
Producers: Ashley Blaker
Producers: Bill Matthews

: The Archers

Ryan gives up his anonymity.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang , including a review of a new staging of Twelfth Night, with Derek Jacobi as Malvolio. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: To the North

4/5. Altered Timetable. Emmeline feels the strain of keeping her relationship with Markie secret and, although Cecilia and Julian continue to see each other, the possibility of them falling in love seems as remote as ever. By Elizabeth Bowen.
For cast and details see Monday Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.

: A Social Selection

1/2. The first of two programmes looking at the grammar school selection system. Andrew Bomford follows a group of ten-year-olds in England as they prepare to take their 11-plus exam, for which many of the children have been professionally coached and spent long hours working on practice papers during the summer holidays. Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Andrew Bomford
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: Analysis

8/8. The cost of DNA testing has plummeted to the point that it is now within the reach of many of us. Send off a swab and, it is claimed, you can find out your chances of getting a host of diseases. Ben Hammersley asks whether this is information we want to know. Producer Adele Armstrong Rptd on Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Ben Hammersley

: Leading Edge

11/12. 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

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: La's Orchestra Saves the World

4/5. Duty leads La to make a heartbreaking decision. By Alexander McCall Smith. For details see Monday


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith.

: The Penny Dreadfuls Present: More Brothers Faversham

1/4. Action-packed comedy, presented by the Penny Dreadfuls, which dramatises the life of an eccentric brother from the aristocratic Victorian Faversham family. Tonight they tell the story of Titus Faversham, Victorian Britain's greatest sporting hero. With
Humphrey Ker , David Reed , Thorn Tuck , Miles Jupp and Ingrid Oliver. Producer Julia McKenzie


Unknown: Victorian Faversham
Unknown: Humphrey Ker
Unknown: David Reed
Unknown: Thorn Tuck
Unknown: Miles Jupp
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver.
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: Today in Parliament

With Sean Curran.


Unknown: Sean Curran.

: News

: Book of the Week: Coda

4/5. By Simon Gray. Repeated from 9.45am


Unknown: Simon Gray.

: as BBC World Service

from 3.50

: Test Match Special

* AM
India v England
The second day of the First Test from Ahmedabad. For commentators and details see yesterday at 3.50am Also on 5 Live Sports Extra .approximate times

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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