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With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25 , 7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Christina Odone.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Montague
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Christina Odone.

Regional Variations (2)

Book of the Week: The Last Escape

BBC Radio 4 FM

Presented by Rev Roger Hutchings. Let All Mortal
Flesh Keep Silence (Picardy). Revelation 10, wl-7. God of Glory(Fellingham,arr Llewellyn). Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata). Director of music Gordon Stewart.

Contributors

Presented By:
Rev Roger Hutchings.
Music:
Gordon Stewart.

They've had a bumper grape harvest this year in the Mendoza province in north-western Argentina - almost the only ray of hope for a country in unprecedented crisis. Wine exports are one of the few sources of hard currency today and, as Julian Pettifer discovers, wineries are quietly optimistic about the future. He asks agriculture students at the local university whether they see away for Argentina to emerge from the political and economic disaster that has engulfed their country.

Contributors

Presenter:
Julian Pettifer
Producer:
Tim Mansel

A columnist advances a controversial view on a topical subject, then listeners can take issue by telephone. Presented by David Jessel. PHONE: [number removed] LINES OPEN from 1.30pm Producer Nick Utechin

Contributors

Presented By:
David Jessel.
Producer:
Nick Utechin

Jeremy Vine appeals on behalf of HopeHIV, a charity which gives children orphaned by Aids in sub-Saharan Africa the foundations on which to build their future.
DONATIONS: HopeHIV. [address removed]Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Rpt of Sun 7.55am

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Vine
Producer:
Anne-Marie Cole

4: Norfolk's lifeboat service has changed considerably over 200 years, but those who volunteer to risk danger to save the lives of strangers are following a tradition laid down generations ago. Paul Heiney asks why do they do it. For details see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Heiney

James Naughtie and a youngerthan usual audience meet bestselling children's author Jacqueline Wilson to discuss her award-winning book The Illustrated Mum. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
James Naughtie
Unknown:
Jacqueline Wilson

Early birds and night owls take note - it's not your fault, it's all in the genes! A mutated gene determines whether or not you wil I be early to bed, early to rise or stay up late and get up late. Quentin Cooper speaks to the chronobiologists who are looking at the way ourgenetic make-up determines our sleep patterns. Producer Sarah Empey EMAIL: material.world@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Cooper
Producer:
Sarah Empey

The Sony award-winning sitcom about management consultants returns. Join the team as they transform companies in ways they barely understand. This week they're working with Genforce, an energy firm with lots to hide. Producer Adam Bromley

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Bromley

Mark Lawson talks to Sue Townsend about her novel Number Ten about a Downing Street policeman and the prime minister. Producer Aasiya Lodhi

Contributors

Talks:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Sue Townsend
Producer:
Aasiya Lodhi

Chris Gunness investigates the century-long history between the Philippines and its former colonial master, America. The USA conquered the country in the 1890s, when 600,000 Filipinos died. Washington promised to bring democracy, enlightenment and the American way to their "little brown brothers". But many in the Philippines say the USA was only looking out for its own self-interest. The Americans governed the country for nearly 50 years, and their influence continued even after independence. Now, with US special forces returning to the country to pursue
Islamic guerrillas, many in the Philippines feel that the American yoke is back. ProducerHugn Levinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Gunness
Unknown:
Producerhugn Levinson

The Last Resort. There's war in the air-tests for immigration and classes in citizenship. But in the devolved, globalised multi-culture of shifting cultural tastes and reforming institutions that is Britain today, what kind of patriotism, if any, is possible?
Felipe Fernandez Armesto examines loyalty in the midst of Change. Producer Michael Blastiand Repeated on Sunday at 9.30prr

Contributors

Unknown:
Felipe Fernandez Armesto
Producer:
Michael Blastiand

In upstate New York, scientists are studying birdsong to unlock the secrets of how we remember and why we forget. With the help of the canary and the zebra finch. Rami Tzabar reports on the neuroscientists who are teaching these birds to sing new songs. Producer Beth Eastwood EMAIL: radioscience@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Rami Tzabar
Producer:
Beth Eastwood

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Melvyn Bragg: In Our Time

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In Our Time

Human Nature

Duration: 45 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg discusses human nature. Are humans born as blank slates and our natures are defined by upbringing and experience or is human nature innate and pre-destined, regardless of time and place? Show more

Fantasy sitcom set in the world of Gravy. 3: "And the Hackett March On...." Milford, Parker and Marmite venture to Moran's ruins to try to locate the "ancient finding device", while Raamen Bod summons
General Geezerto finish them off once and for all ... Producer Mario Stylianides

Contributors

Unknown:
Raamen Bod
Producer:
Mario Stylianides

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