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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With Alastair Mclntosh.


Unknown: Alastair McLntosh.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Today

With Evan Davis and James Naughtie.
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 Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Evan Davis
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: David Wilby.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: In Our Time

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Silk Road - the trade route that, for centuries, did much to connect Asian and European cultures.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Phil Tinline

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins. My God, I Love Thee (St Francis Xavier ). John 21, vv15b-17. 0 Thou, the Central Orb (Wood). Hark My Soul, It Is the Lord (Sf Bees).


Unknown: Dr Martyn Atkins.
Unknown: Francis Xavier

: Book of the Week: The Hairof the Dog and Other Scientific Surprises

4/5. By Karl Sabbagh. Who really invented the wheel, why one particular flower exudes the smell of nicotine, what makes the sound of a whip crack and why a man's best friend will sense unfairness. For details see Mon Rptd at 12.30am RT DIRECT: The Hair of the Dog is available for £11.69 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT, or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Karl Sabbagh.
Unknown: Mon Rptd

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Our Mutual Friend

The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm

: Crossing Continents

3/9. Pakistan Drugs. Former heroin addict-turned-drugs counsellor Urfan Azad returns to the remote mountain hide-out in Pakistan where he received drugs rehabilitation from former Mujahidin fighters, and finds out whether the secret of its success could help him meet the challenges of his job in Britain.
Producer Julia Rooke Repeated on Monday at 8.30pm


Producer: Julia Rooke

: The House That Jazz Built

Celebrating 50 years of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Paul Merton explores the origins of the famous venue and examines its impact on the world of music. Recorded on location at the club, the programme features interviews with leading jazz artists Salena Jones, Ian Shaw, Jay Phelps and James Pearson and features music and archive from personalities associated with the venue.
(Rptd on Sunday at 1.30pm)


Presenter: Paul Merton
Interviewee: Salena Jones
Interviewee: Ian Shaw
Interviewee: Jay Phelps
Interviewee: James Pearson
Producer: Stephen Garner

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs with Winifred Robinson.


Presenter: Winifred Robinson

: Off the Page

5/7. Are you worried about the future of criticism? You should be. When newspaper editors are forced to make cutbacks, it's critics who are first in the firing line. But do we really need critics or even criticism? Critic and journalist Toby Young is joined by bookaholic blogger Lynne Hatwell and occupational psychologist Clive Fietcher to write about and discuss criticism and the critics. Presented by Dominic Arkwright. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Lynne Hatwell
Unknown: Clive Fietcher
Presented By: Dominic Arkwright.
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: The Archers

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Headliner

important elections are on the horizon in the Eastern European state of Khovakhia when up-and-coming stand-up comedian Katya Kalugin is befriended by US comedy legend Doug Stokowski. Neil Brand 's comedy stars Laura Solon.
Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Katya Kalugin
Unknown: Doug Stokowski.
Unknown: Neil Brand
Unknown: Laura Solon.
Producer: David Hunter
Katya: Laura Solon
Doug: Ewan Bailey
Pavel: John Biggins
Mikael: Piers Wehner
MC: Nigel Hastings
Reporter: Kate Layden

: Open Country

Rptd from Sat at 6.07am

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from Sun at 926pm

: The BBC National ShortStory Award

4/5. A chance to hear another shortlisted stories in contention for the award. producer Elizabeth Allard For details see Monday


Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Open Book

Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

: The Material World

Able to withstand lethal doses of radiation, Deinococcus radiodurans is called the world's toughest bacterium. Quentin Cooper hears how its secrets may help in the fight against disease.


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Roland Pease

: 1989: Day-by-Day

President Bush and President Gorbachev declare the Cold War is over. For details see sat

: PM

News and analysis.

: Bleak Expectations

6/6. Chapter the Sixth: Lives Lost, Ruined, Wrecked and Redeemed
In the final chapter of this volume Pip and Ripely find themselves facing a vast evil undead army. England has only one hope, that Miss Sweetly Delightful can melt Mr Benevolent 's cruel, undead heart. Mark Evans 's Victorian comedy.
Producer Gareth Edwards
RT DIRECT: Bleak Expectations series 2 is available for £10 (RRP E15.65) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(BT landlines cost 5p per min; other networks vary) or visit bbcshop.com and enter code[number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: Lt Mr Benevolent
Unknown: Mark Evans
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Sir Philip: Richard Johnson
Young Pip Bin: Tom Allen
Gently Benevolent: Anthony Head
Harry Biscuit: James Bachman
Ripely Bin: Sarah Hadland
Bishop Wackwallop: Geoffrey Whitehead
Miss Sweetly Delightful: Raquel Cassidy
The Duke of Chelsea: Mark Evans

: The Archers

Vicky and Joe get creative. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Kirsty Lang, including a first-night report on a major new staging of the musical "Sweet Charity", starring Tamzin Outhwaite.


Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Our Mutual Friend

19120. Charlie visits Bradley for the last time, and Mortimer Lightwood meets John Rokesmith for what should be the first. By Charles Dickens. For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Mortimer Lightwood
Unknown: John Rokesmith
Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: The Report

Phil Kemp reports on major news stories and talking-points, combining original insights with topical investigations. Producer Samantha Fenwick


Unknown: Phil Kemp
Producer: Samantha Fenwick

: In Business

2/9. Small Wonder. Microloans have brought credit to millions of poor people shunned by the conventional banking system. But now commercial financial institutions are jumping on the microlending bandwagon. Peter Day wonders whether a bubble is about to burst.
Producer Caroline Bayley Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Jumbo to Jockey

At the beginning of 2008, Dominic Prince was 47 years old, weighed 16 and half stones and was in the throes of a mid-life crisis. He decided to try to fulfil his childhood desire to become a jockey and ride competitively. The programme follows him as he tries to lose a quarter of his body weight and learn the skills of a professional horseman. Producer Ian Bent


Unknown: Dominic Prince

: 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: Rkeyman Steps

4/70. Romance, of a sort, is in the air in this shabby corner of Clerkenwell. But
Henry Earlforward believes practicalities must take precedence. Robert Powell reads Arnold Bennett 's Story. For details see Monday
RT DIRECT: Riceyman Steps is available for 18.99 inc p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate) quoting RT. or visit rtdirect.sparkledirect.com


Unknown: Henry Earlforward
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Arnold Bennett

: Chain Reaction

1/4. The tag-talk show features
Catherine Tate in the chair interviewing, or mercilessly teasing, David Tennant. who will interview his Choice next week. Producer Tilusha Ghelani


Unknown: Catherine Tate
Unknown: David Tennant.
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani

: Today in Parliament

Presented by Robert Orchard.


Presented By: Robert Orchard.

: News

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