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: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints' Church, Daresbury, North Cheshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Denis Tuohy finds inspiration at the year's lowest ebb.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon and children's writer Richard Farrall share breakfast. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Richard Farrall
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Religious news with Colin Morris.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Colin Morris.
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Suenos

- World Spanish
Robert Elms looks at journeys. Producer Mick Webb
Francophonie Cinq programmes qui presentent le francais au delà de la France.
2: Le Quebec Avec Alan Wilding. Producer Merilyn Harris
9.15 Short Stories in Spanish The first of four stories.
El Libro Talonario by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon. Read by Yolande Vozquez. Producer Iris Sprankling
9.30 Writer's Weekly
Novelist Louise Doughty with a five-part series for writers. 2: Writing Poetry Producer Clare Csonka


Producer: Mick Webb
Producer: Francophonie Cinq
Producer: Merilyn Harris
Unknown: Pedro Antonio de Alarcon.
Read By: Yolande Vozquez.
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Jill Dando

speaks forthe Week's Good Cause about a charity which supports suffers of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. DONATIONS TO: ASBAH, [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

For the Feast of Epiphany from the Church of St Oswald and St Edmund, Ashton-in-Makerfield. The first Nowell; Lourdes Gloria (JearvPaul Lecot); Isaiah 60, w 1-6; Psalm 71, w 1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3, w 2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2, w 1-12; Bethlehem! of noblest cities
(Stuttgart); The shepherds'farewell (Berlioz); We three kings. Celebrant and preacher the Rev Brian Newns. Deacan the Rev John O'Brien. Conductors Terry Rogan and Pauline Murphy. Organist Richard Lea.


Unknown: Brian Newns.
Conductors: John O'Brien.
Conductors: Terry Rogan
Conductors: Pauline Murphy.
Organist: Richard Lea.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Roy Greenslade presents a special edition from Ireland, featuring Jack Charlton , Chris de Burgh and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.
Producer Ana Leddy. RptdTue 11.00pm


Unknown: Roy Greenslade
Unknown: Jack Charlton
Unknown: Chris de Burgh
Unknown: Seamus Heaney.
Producer: Ana Leddy.

: Foreign Correspondence

4: Calcutta. Mark Tully compares different views towards his birthplace. Producer Kate Whitehead


Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Desert Island Discs

With castaway Christopher Hampton. Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Unknown: Christopher Hampton.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners'Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Nigel Colborn and Geoffrey Smith at Longcroft School, Beverley, North Humberside. A Taylor Made production
* Reader Offer: page 130


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: The Classic Serial: The Barchester Chronicles

Barchester Towers
The second in a series of dramatisations of all six of Anthony Trollope 's Barchester books. Adapted in three episodes by Martyn Wade. With Alec McCowen as Septimus Harding , Juliet Aubrey as Eleanor Bold, Simon Russell Beale as Slope and Rosemary Leach as Mrs Proudie. 3: The romantic goings on at Barchester reach fever pitch at a garden party. with Belinda Lang , Michael Cochrane , Margaret Courtenay , Jilly Bond , Jonathan Keeble , Zulema Dene , Patience Tomlinson, Stephen Critchlow , Geoffrey Whitehead and Roger May.
Director Cherry Cookson. Rptd Fri 2.00pm.
CASSETTE: The Warden and Barchester Towers are available in the BBC Radio Collection.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Martyn Wade.
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Septimus Harding
Unknown: Juliet Aubrey
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Mrs Proudie.
Unknown: Belinda Lang
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Dr Grantly: Stephen Moore
Dr Proudie: David Horovitch
Mr Arabin: Clive Francis

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Asia Gold

More Precious than Freedom in China Edward Stourton on the political price the Chinese pay for their rising fortunes. Repeated from Thursday

: Crimescapes

Leslie Forbes stalks the meaner streets of various European cities. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Poetry Please!

In the week that Elvis would have been 61, Gareth Owen introduces some of the poetry he inspired. Producer Felicity Goodall
E-MAIL: Radsouth@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Letters from Ireland

Author Bruce Arnold considers the quality of Irish writers and writing. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Bruce Arnold

: In Search of the National Interest

Is the end of the Cold War the dawn of a new era? Or will it be one of history's missed opportunities? Sir Charles Powell asks five leading statesmen about the nature of national interest in the modern world.
1: The Uncertain Giant. General Colin Powell , former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and National Security Adviserto President Reagan, discusses his view of America's future role. Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: General Colin Powell

: Tales from the Perilous Realm: Farmer Giles of Ham: Part 2

Six J R R Tolkien stories, dramatised by Brian Sibley.

First broadcast on Radio 5


Dramatised by: Brian Sibley
Director: John Taylor
Tolkien: Sir Michael Hordern
Farmer Giles: Brian Blessed
Chrysophylax: Stephen Thorne

: A Good Read

Susan Hill and guests Jocasta Innes and Rory Stuart discuss three books. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Jocasta Innes
Unknown: Rory Stuart

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Strong Impressions

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: First Person Plural

Four audio diaries. Repeated from Thursday

: Flashpoints

Professor John Durant looks at what sparked off scientific ideas of ourtime.' Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor John Durant

: News

: Medicine Now

Repeated from Tuesday

: Not at Dorking

Simon Rae takes an off-glance at the events that have shaped cricket. Producer Viv Beeby Rpt


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producer: Viv Beeby Rpt

: In Committee

Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer David Browne


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

The first of three programmes exploring wisdom in the Bible.
1: The Three Wise Men.
Rosemary Hartill looks at how this story might have been written with Zoroastrians in mind. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: The Late Story: The Chiropodist

By Ivy Bannister , read by Jack Klaff. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Rpt


Unknown: Ivy Bannister
Read By: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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