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With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Steve May.
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
With Rachel Hooper and Robert Orchard.
7.48 Thought for the Day
8.31 Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Unknown:
James Naughtie.
Unknown:
Rachel Hooper
Unknown:
Robert Orchard.

New series 1/4. Bel Mooney and her guests explore the territory between belief and unbelief. This week, Mooney talks to gardening expert Monty Don. Producer Malcolm Love Shortened repeat at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bel Mooney
Unknown:
Monty Don.

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Test Tubes and Tantrums

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Test Tubes and Tantrums

Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Duration: 15 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

When Leibniz published his paper on calculus in 1684 and didn't even mention Newton a schism in science opened that would not heal for some 140 years.
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Book of the Week: Poison Farm - aMurderer Unmasked after 60 Years

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Presented by the Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch. Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Harewood). 1 Peter 2, vv 4-9. Out of Darkness (Walker). Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey). Director of music Alan WiIson.

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel McCulloch.
Music:
Alan WiIson.

To commemorate the centenary of the death of the great Russian dramatist, Richard Eyre traces the origins of the Moscow Art Theatre, with which Anton Chekhovwas closely associated. Producer David Perry
See also Marriage According to Chekhov at 2.15pm and How to Leave Badenweiter tomorrow at 2.15pm

Contributors

Dramatist:
Richard Eyre
Unknown:
Anton Chekhovwas
Producer:
David Perry

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Two one-act plays and a short story to mark the centenary of the death of Anton Chekhov. Celebrating the comic side of his work, The Proposal, Foiled and The Wedding take a look atthe preparations for three different marriages. With Richard Elfyn , Nicholas Farrell , Clare Holman , Simon Ludders. John McAndrew , Christine Pritchard , Richard Tate and Stephen Thorne. Director Alison Hindell See also HowtoLeave Badenweiler tomorrow at 2.15pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Anton Chekhov.
Unknown:
Richard Elfyn
Unknown:
Nicholas Farrell
Unknown:
Clare Holman
Unknown:
Simon Ludders.
Unknown:
John McAndrew
Unknown:
Christine Pritchard
Unknown:
Richard Tate
Unknown:
Stephen Thorne.
Director:
Alison Hindell
Unknown:
Howtoleave Badenweiler

4/5. Chopping and Changing. At Yarnton in Oxfordshire archaeologists have found what's thought to be the earliest loaf of bread in Britain. What does this tell us about how the landscape changed from forest to farmland? Mike Pitts learns how to make an axe and compares notes with anthropologist Paul Sillitoe from Durham University. Fordetails see Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Pitts
Unknown:
Paul Sillitoe

Mariella Frostrup discusses books that can be read in a single seating and presents a reader's guide to the works of Isaac BasheviS Singer. Repeated from Sunday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup

One of the defining moments of the 20th century was when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. Since then, sending humans into space has been blighted by disasters and fraught with problems and expense. With technology now available to send unmanned craft into deep space, should we be sending human beings to explore our solar system or leave it to remote-controlled craft? Quentin Coopergoes to the British National Space Centre to head the debate on the future of space travel. Producer Pamela Rutherford

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Armstrong
Unknown:
Quentin Coopergoes
Producer:
Pamela Rutherford

6/6. Sitcom set before the American War of Independence, written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. "Secrets and Lies ". War is now only two days away. Or three if wet. Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer

Contributors

[Writer]:
Andy Hamilton
[Writer]:
Jay Tarses
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Samuel:
Jay Tarses
McGurk:
Andy Hamilton
Capt Brimshaw:
James Fleet
Mary:
Jan Ravens
Joshua:
Tony Maudsley
Ezekiel:
Hugh Dennis
Cora:
Penelope Nice
Elizabeth:
Rebecca Front
Agnes:
Selina Griffiths
Stan:
Philip Pope

4/10. "Women are too kind, too willing, not knowing when to ask for what we don't know we want. " Carol Shields's compassionate and angry last novel continues. For cast list and further details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am

For nearly 50 years, Daphne Watts was a virtual slave, working as a farm labourer for her parents. With the death of her father, Daphne has now achieved independence. How will she manage? This documentary follows Daphne's progress against the background of a declining Somerset family farming tradition. Producer TonyStaveacre

Contributors

Unknown:
Daphne Watts

Grape Expectations. How did upstart newcomers wrench the mystique away from the hallowed French wine trade? Peter Day tells the story of a vintage revolution. Producer Sandra Kanthal Repeated on Sunday at 9.30pm

As the Antarctic celebrates a centenary of science, the programme asks what polar science taught us about the Earth's environment. Also, Geoff Watts talks to scientists at the International Space Station who are conducting experiments on how the brain judges which way is up. Producer Michelle Martin

Contributors

Talks:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Michelle Martin

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