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: Bells on Sunday

From Tonbridge Parish Church, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

In the season of Ramadan and the run-up to Lent, Denis Tuohy considers the theme of self-sacrifice.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Denis Tuohy

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Richard Parry recounts his bike ride through the farms of Africa's Rift Valley. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Richard Parry
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Religious news with Trevor Bames.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Rachel Hawkes


Unknown: Trevor Bames.
Producer: Rachel Hawkes

: Julie Christie

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which promotes the right of tribal peoples across the world to decide their own future.
DONATIONS TO: Survival International, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

From the Collegiate College Church of St Mary, Warwick. Sung Eucharist according to the Book of Common Prayer. Celebrant the Rev Mervyn Roberts. Preacher
Canon David Brindley. Setting of the Eucharist:
Ireland in C. Communion motet: Tantum ergo (Deodat de Severac). Romans 13, w 1-7; Matthew 8, w 23-24; Psalms 133 and 134. 0 praise ye the Lord; Hail Thou source of every blessing; Christ is our cornerstone; Glorious things of Thee are spoken. Director of music Mark Shepherd. Organist Kevin Bowyer.


Unknown: Mervyn Roberts.
Unknown: Canon David Brindley.
Organist: Mark Shepherd.
Organist: Kevin Bowyer.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Producer Undsay Leonard. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Producer: Undsay Leonard.

: Sentimental Journey

Arthur Smith presents a six-part series on personal travel experiences.
2: Imagine the small, school-uniform-clad figure of director Alex Cox , head full of cowboys and film stars, taking a train to the desert landscape of southern Spain.
Producer Sarah Jane Hall


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Director: Alex Cox
Producer: Sarah Jane Hall

: Desert Island Discs

With novelist Julian Barnes.
Producer Olivia Seligman Rptd Fri 9.05am


Unknown: Julian Barnes.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith take questions from the members and friends of the Little
Aston Afternoon Women's Institute in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
ATaylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Classic Serial: Sunset Song

The conclusion of Brian McCabe 's two-part dramatisation of Lewis Grassic
Gibbon's novel about a girl growing to womanhood in Kincardineshire. With
Vicki Masson as Chris Guthrie. with Ann Scott-Jones , Rose McBain. Derek Anders and Isabella Jarrett. Music played by Norman Chalmers (melodeon) and lain Fraser
(fiddle). Director Patrick Rayner. Rptd Fri 2.00pm


Unknown: Brian McCabe
Unknown: Lewis Grassic
Unknown: Vicki Masson
Unknown: Chris Guthrie.
Unknown: Ann Scott-Jones
Unknown: Rose McBain.
Unknown: Derek Anders
Unknown: Isabella Jarrett.
Played By: Norman Chalmers
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Ewan: Kevin McKidd
John Guthrie: Bill Riddoch
Chae: Peter Raffan
Long Rob: John Buick
Will: Keith Hutcheon

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Asia Gold

Lights the Way for Vietnam and Eclipses the West. The last of the series examining the impact of the rise of Asia. Repeated from Thursday

: Crimescapes

The meaner streets of Frankfurt. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen presents a celebration of Scottish poetry old and new from a traditional ceilidh in Ullapool, northwest Scotland. Read by Liz Lochead and Kenneth Bryans. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Read By: Liz Lochead
Read By: Kenneth Bryans.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: In Search of the National Interest: 4: The Rise of the East

Sir Charles Powell asks five leading statesmen how governments will define and pursue their national interests.

Lee Kuan Yew, Senior Minister, Singapore, discusses whether the Asia-Pacific will become the new cockpit of international affairs.


Interviewer: Sir Charles Powell
Interviewee: Lee Kuan Yew
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Tales from the Perilous Realm

The stories of J R R Tolkien, dramatised in six episodes by Brian Sibley ,
5: The Adventures of Tom Bombadil with Ian Hogg and Sorcha Cusack. Director John Taylor. First broadcast on BBC Radio 5


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Ian Hogg
Unknown: Sorcha Cusack.
Director: John Taylor.
Tolkien: Sir Michael Hordern
FrodoBaggins: Nigel Planer

: A Good Read

With Edward Blishen and guests. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Edward Blishen

: Suenos - World Spanish

Guerrilla. In the last of the series, Robert Elms discusses the language of politics. Producer Mick Webb
See Holiday Supplement: page 61

8.45 Francophonie
Cinq programmes qui presentent le francais au delà de la France.
5: La Belgique. Avec Alan Wilding. Producer Merilyn Harris

9.15 Short Stories in Spanish
The last of four Spanish stories. Non Han Dado la Tierra by Juan Rulfo. Read by Guillermo Leon-Ruiz . Producer Iris Sprankling

9.30 Writer's Weekly
Novelist Louise Doughty concludes her series with a look at writing for laughs. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Robert Elms
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Francophonle Cinq
Unknown: Alan Wilding.
Producer: Merilyn Harris
Unknown: Juan Rulfo.
Read By: Guillermo Leon-Ruiz
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Producer: Clare Csonka

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: First Person Plural

Last in the series of audio diaries.
Repeated from Thursday

: Flashpoints

Professor John Durant presents the last of the series.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor John Durant

: News

: Medicine Now

Repeated from Tuesday

: The Final Frontier

Repeated from yesterday 4.30pm

: In Committee

Presented by Tim Fenton. Producer David Browne


Presented By: Tim Fenton.
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

God, the Self and I. Jane Lapotaire begins a six-part spiritual quest in which she meets people who have influenced her religious thinking. Tonight, she talks to the Rev
Elisabeth Arnold , a childhood friend. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: I. Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Elisabeth Arnold
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: The Late Story: From Marrakech

By Catherine Linstrum.
Read by Gareth Armstrong. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Catherine Linstrum.
Read By: Gareth Armstrong.

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