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: Bells on Sunday

From Howden Minster, East Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Trees have always been a rich source of religious imagery. Mark Tully examines this fascination and love for one of nature's most long-lasting creations. A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Mark Tully

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Donald John McLennon describes life as a vet on the Isle of Skye. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Donald John McLennon
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Religious news with Trevor Barnes.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers
Producer Phil Pegum. PHONE: (0161) [number removed]. WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5031, BBC North, PO Box 27, Manchester


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Anna Ford

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which aims to relieve the isolation of lonely elderly people. DONATIONS TO: Contact the Elderly, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

A5,000-strong congregation of children, young helpers, doctors, nurses and priests meet in St Bernadette's Chapel, Lourdes, for a special Mass to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust. The annual pilgrimage gives children aged 7-18, with many types of disability, the opportunity to experience an exciting group holiday. Celebrant and preacher His Eminence Cardinal Basil
Hume OSB, Archbishop of Westminster.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Mediumwave

Mark Lawson presents a Mediumwave special on the future of British television drama. A behind-the-scenes report follows the production team of Dennis Potter 's final two plays Karaoke and Cold Lazarus, and Channel 4 controller Michael Grade joins writers Paula Milne and Alan Plater in a studio discussion. Producer Fiona Bailey. Rptd Tue 11.00pm


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Paula Milne
Unknown: Alan Plater
Producer: Fiona Bailey.

: Books and Company

An eight-part series about books, their writers and readers.
7: Reading the Internet. John Walsh , literary editor of the Independent, flicks through cyberspace. With Lynne Truss. Producer Ned Chaillet. Rptd Tuesday 2.00pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Producer: Ned Chaillet.

: Desert Island Discs

With Viscount Rothermere.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Fri 9.05am


Unknown: Viscount Rothermere.
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Geoffrey Smith , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from friends of the Gardens of Easton
Lodge in Great Dunmow, Essex.
A Taylor Made production. Rptd Wed 11.30am


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew

: The Classic Serial: The Constant Nymph

By Margaret Kennedy , dramatised in two parts by Louise Paige.
1: Sanger's Circus. Tessa, the daughter of bohemian composer Sanger, has given her heart to childhood friend Lewis. with Steve Hodson , Lucy Davies ,
Anna Keaveney , Justin Webb , Danielle Del Guidice Music by Errollyn Wallen , played by Guy Cowley (clarinet), Joanne May (percussion), Stephanie Rees (horn) and Joseph Spooner (cello) Director Nandita Ghose. Rptd Fri 2.00pm


Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Unknown: Louise Paige.
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Lucy Davies
Unknown: Anna Keaveney
Unknown: Justin Webb
Music By: Errollyn Wallen
Played By: Guy Cowley
Horn: Stephanie Rees
Horn: Joseph Spooner
Director: Nandita Ghose.
Tessa: Maria Miles
Rorence: Suzanna Hamilton
Lewis: Alan Cox
Sanger: John Stride
Charles: Richard Hope
Birnbaum: Jamie Glover
Antonia: Lena Headey
Kate: Sarah Redmond

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Richard Cockett questions the links between education, jobs and wealth. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Cockett

: Venom

Afour-part history of venomous animals. Repeated from Tuesday

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen introduces listeners' poetry requests, read by Timothy West and June Barrie. Producer Sara Davies


Introduces: Gareth Owen
Read By: Timothy West
Read By: June Barrie.
Producer: Sara Davies

: African Harvest

Producer Tony Grant. Rptd from Fri


Producer: Tony Grant.

: In Business

Byte-Sized. The new world of digitalisation threatens to revolutionise business. Peter Day seeks out the British companies who are charting a course through the digital revolution. Editor Neil Koenig


Editor: Neil Koenig

: Craddock and Co

Three tales of an urbane Victorian detective, by Chris Thompson. 1: The Crompton Canvas with Stephen Thorne , Lyndam Gregory , John Evitts and Gareth Armstrong. Director Chris Thompson. Producer John Taylor First broadcast on Radio 5


Unknown: Chris Thompson.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory
Unknown: John Evitts
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Director: Chris Thompson.
Producer: John Taylor
Charles Craddock: Martin Jarvis
Lucy Greenwood: Emma Tate
Grout: Struan Rodger

: Reading Aloud: Growing Up

Seven writers recall theirformative years. 2: The Liars' Club. By Mary Karr. Mary has an eighth birthday she'll never forget. Read by Lorelei King. Producer Angela Dalton


Unknown: Mary Karr.
Read By: Lorelei King.
Producer: Angela Dalton

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 God's Houses 8.30 Maths
Miscellany: One of Our Scientists Is Missing 9.00 Child Abuse and Neglect 9.20 American
Conversations: Gloria Steinem 9.40 Jewish Enigma: the Waiting People


Unknown: Gloria Steinem

: Working History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Relatively Speaking

Six programmes in which two close family members give an insight into the relationship that exists between them. 1: Comedian Jo Brand and her mother Joyce Brand. When the family moved to Hastings, Jo rebelled, leaving home and turning her back on her education. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Joyce Brand.
Producer: John Holmes

: Costing the Earth

Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: All in the Mind

With Professor Anthony Clare. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare.

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: In Committee

Norman Smith reports on the work of Parliament's public spending watchdog. Producer David Browne


Unknown: Norman Smith
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

In the first of two programmes, Keith Clements meet South African
Christians who have drawn strengh from the Gospels.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Keith Clements
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: The Late Story: Miss Motion Did Not Believe in Magic

By Dina Mehta. Read by Vayu Naidu. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Dina Mehta.
Read By: Vayu Naidu.

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