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: Bells on Sunday

from the Parish Church of St Helen, St Helens, Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

For the feast of Pentecost, Mark Tully considers different views of the Holy Spirit and of inspiration.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

3:Skinner's Farm. Chris Skinner shows
Lionel Kelleway his Norfolk farm, where the latest technology dovetails with the best of British wildlife.
Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Chris Skinner
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producers Rachel Hawkes and Phil Pegum
WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5038, BBC North, PO Box 27. Manchester. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producers: Rachel Hawkes
Producers: Phil Pegum

: Michael Buerk

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which campaigns for children's health services.
DONATIONS TO: Action for Sick Children, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

from St Bamabus, Dulwich. Led by the Rev Richard Cattley. Introit (McVicker); 0 Thou who earnest from above
(Hereford); Communion setting
(Hubbard in E flat); Psalm 150 (Mawby); Spirit of the living God (Iverson); Veni sanctus spiritus (Taize); Faithful shepherd (Silcher/McVicker); Come down 0 love divine (Down Ampney). Director of music William McVicker.
Organist Jeremy Barham. Organ scholar Paul Knight. Violinist Simon Parker.


Unknown: Richard Cattley.
Organist: William McVicker.
Organist: Jeremy Barham.
Violinist: Paul Knight.
Violinist: Simon Parker.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Media news with Joanna Coles.
Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Unknown: Joanna Coles.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: Four Corners

5: Leaves and Other Stuff. Fergal Keane presents the travel series. This week, a listener chews some Ghat in Lamu and Nick Haslam spends a weekend with the tribespeople of Eastern India. Producer Noah Richier


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Nick Haslam
Producer: Noah Richier

: Desert Island Discs

Actor and mountaineer Brian Blessed chooses eight favourite records.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 9.05am


Unknown: Brian Blessed
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardenere Question Tme

Anne Swithinbank , Nigel Colborn and Bob Flowerdew take queries from Oxfordshire gardeners.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: Classic Serial: The Luck of Barry Lyndon

The second half of William Makepeace Thackeray's account of the rise and fall of a rascally Irish rogue, dramatised by John Scotney.
Music composed by Neil Martin
Director Michael Quinn. Rptd Friday 2.00pm


Dramatised By: John Scotney.
Composed By: Neil Martin
Director: Michael Quinn.
Barry Lyndon: Gerard Murphy
Young Barry: Sean Campion
Mother: Roma Tomelty
Sir Charles: Denys Hawthorne
Corney: Kevin Flood
Amelia: Lynn Cahill
Phil Purcell/Potzdorff: Niall Cusack
The Abbe: Birdy Sweeney
Runt/Deuceace: Gavin Muir
Honoria: Maggie Cronin
Ulick: Peter O'Meara
Mr Johnson: Alan Craig

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Ngaire Woods examines the European Union's relations with its southern neighbours.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ngaire Woods

: Sleeping Partners

Charles Kennedy MP meets the passengers and staff who will be sharing his sleeper journey home from Westminster to Inverness.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Charles Kennedy

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen introduces listeners' requests for theirfavourite poems. Producer Paul Dodgson. Requests may be sent to Poetry Please! BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: In Business

Out of the Copper Cage. The globalisation of the business world requires a seamless web of telecommunications. Peter Day asks if the existing telephone companies can provide what people demand. Producer Paul Dwyer


Producer: Paul Dwyer

: Children's BBC Radio 4: We Are Mesquakie We Are One

A three-part drama by Hadley Irwin tells the story of a native American girl growing up in the Mesquakie tribe. 2: The Land of Promise with Colin McFarlane , Eric Meyers , Andrew Wincott , Steve Hodson , David Thorpe , Kate Binchy and Sandra James Young
Dramatised by Michael Butt. Music by Stephen Faux. Director Nandita Ghose First broadcast on Radio 5


Unknown: Hadley Irwin
Unknown: Colin McFarlane
Unknown: Eric Meyers
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: David Thorpe
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Music By: Stephen Faux.
Director: Nandita Ghose
Grey Gull: Patricia Hayes
The Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Hidden Doe: Nish Anayer

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Ray Connolly and Lynda Myles discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Ray Connolly
Unknown: Lynda Myles

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 Artworks Live with David Self
8.30 The State of Welfare 9.00
Caribbean and Asian Workers 9.20
Reformers and Secular Authority 9.40 Sovereignty Revisited: Neil Ascherson in conversation


Unknown: David Self
Unknown: Neil Ascherson

: Leviathan

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Out of the Fire

John Simpson investigates the lives of people forced into exile.
5: Nan DM. Wealthy landowner turned servant of the Khmer Rouge. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: John Simpson
Unknown: Nan Dm.
Producer: Marc Jobst

: If You're So Smart....

Johnny Vaughan asks why we still don't know where the human race originated. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Johnny Vaughan

: News

: Dear Diary

2: Professor Lewis Wolpert introduces a selection of diaries exploring science, including entries from Newton, Faraday, and Darwin. Producer Sally Marmion Rpt


Introduces: Professor Lewis Wolpert
Producer: Sally Marmion Rpt

: New Spies for Old?

The role of secret intelligence services in the post-Cold War world. 1: Whatever Happened to the KGB?
Christopher Andrew visits the Lubyanka. Producer Dennis Sewell Rpt


Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Dennis Sewell Rpt

: Must Confess

"Mr Apology" is a New York artist who explores the border between fantasy and reality with his Apology Line project. Repeated from Monday

: Seeds of Faith

Laughing in the Spirit. Canon John Gunstone compares the "Toronto
Blessing" with earlier experiences of Pentecostal revival.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Canon John Gunstone
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

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