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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Brightest and Best

with Hazel Bradley. Including Bells on Sunday from St Mary Radcliffe, Bristol. Producer Clare Huey


Unknown: Hazel Bradley.
Producer: Clare Huey

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon joins Sir Angus and Lady Stirling to celebrate the centenary of the National Trust. Producer Tim Coleman


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Producer: Tim Coleman

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Jenni Murray

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a development agency dedicated to supporting women's organisations in developing countries. DONATIONS TO: Womankind. [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

All Too Human Lenten series in which women preachers explore the impact of the gospel today. 2: Gospel and Identity. From the University of Glamorgan, with Dr Elizabeth Stuart.
Luke 9, w 28-36; Philippians 4, w 1-4. Led by the Rev Geoff Calderbank. Musical director Simon Lovell.


Unknown: Dr Elizabeth Stuart.
Director: Simon Lovell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Anne Reevell. Rptd Tuesday 11.00pm


Producer: Anne Reevell.

: Dodwell Rides Out

Christina Dodwell explores the mysterious island of Madagascar. 3: By Ox-Cart into the Rainforest.
Christina encounters golden spiders and hissing cockroaches. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Desert Island Discs

with writer Nigel Nicolson.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Nigel Nicolson.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank and Geoffrey Smith tackle questions from the members of the Abergele
Garden Society. Chairman Eric Robson. A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed at 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Mateo Falcone

This week, a single play dramatised by Peter Mackie from the classic short story by Prosper Merimee . For Mateo Falcone , a living legend among
Corsican bandits, honour is sacred.
Director David Hunter. Rptd Friday at 2.00pm


Dramatised By: Peter MacKie
Story By: Prosper Merimee
Unknown: Mateo Falcone
Director: David Hunter.
Mateo: - Jonathan Adams
Saupiero: Jack Klaff
Guiseppa: Natasha Pyne
Fortunato: Tom Bevan
Gamba: Andrew Wincott
Sergeant: Ian Masters
Varicello: David Antrobus
Maldini: Tom Knight
Capello: Joshua Towb
Prisoner: Andrew Branch

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Despite reform, controversy continues to dog the education system. Melanie Phillips asks whether the problem is a particularly English one. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Melanie Phillips

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

3: Paraguay. An expedition from
University College, London, encounters a scheme to transform the River Paraguay into an aquatic motorway.
Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen with listeners' requests, including a poem written and read by Adrian Mitchell in response to a disturbing newspaper article. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Read By: Adrian Mitchell
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Business

The Plane Truth. The world's airlines are inching back to profitability, after losing more money in five years than they had ever made. But with huge subsidies, a network of regulations and cut-throat competition, Peter Day asks how business-like this huge industry really is.
Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Children's Radio 4: Goldfish the Movie

A dramatisation of Betsy Byars ' novel The Two Thousand Pound Goldfish.
2: Warren Dreams of Hollywood.
With Leonard Kirby as Warren Otis and Heather Tobias as Aunt Pepper. with Dominic Letts , John Baddeley ,
Keith Drinkel and James Telfer. Dramatised by Tony Coult. Director Celia De Wolff Rpt


Unknown: Betsy Byars
Unknown: Leonard Kirby
Unknown: Warren Otis
Unknown: Heather Tobias
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: James Telfer.
Dramatised By: Tony Coult.
Director: Celia de Wolff
Fiona Hillman: Diane Bull
Louise: Sacha Flory
Saffron: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Samir: Rocky Samrai
Mr Gordon: Louis Mahoney

: The Reith Lectures - Sir Richard Rogers

Cities for a Small Planet. In his concluding lecture, Richard Rogers expands upon his theme of sustainability - a philosophy putting the needs of future generations first. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Open University

8.00 VIPs: Marie Stopes 8.30
Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand 9.00 American Conversations:
Walter Mosley 9.20 Language and the Novel 9.40 Developing World


Unknown: Marie Stopes
Unknown: Walter Mosley

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Your Place or Mine?

7: A Harley Street Address. Dave, a builder, thinks he can talk his way into most places. But, having completed his training as a hypnotherapist, his dream of nailing his plaque outside a door in Harley Street is proving difficult. Producer Suzy Andrews


Producer: Suzy Andrews

: Fast Forward

Progress in the understanding of evolution is discussed by Prof John Maynard Smith and Dr Dave Cliffe. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Prof John
Unknown: Maynard Smith
Unknown: Dr Dave Cliffe.

: News

: Kitchen Cabinet

Women from the Isle of Dogs have their say. With Susan Marling. Producer Merilyn Harris


Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Foreign Postings

In 1989, as one Communist regime after another toppled, Fidel Castro kept his Cuban regime intact. David Brighty was UK Ambassador in Havana at the time. He talks to Robert Kee about the local impact of the changes taking place on the other side of the Atlantic. A Brian Lapping production


Unknown: Fidel Castro
Unknown: David Brighty
Unknown: Robert Kee

: In Committee

Presented by Rob Orchard. Producer Smita Patel


Presented By: Rob Orchard.
Producer: Smita Patel

: Seeds of Faith

Sylvia Sands considers the spirituality of the Bronte sisters. 2: Emily-Practical Mystic
A Radio Ulster production


Unknown: Sylvia Sands

: News

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