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: Bells on Sunday

From St Eadburgha, Ebrington Gloucestershire.
Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Travel writer William Dalrymple in conversation with Mark Tully. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: William Dalrymple
Unknown: Mark Tully.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon meets shepherd and storyteller John Randall. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: John Randall.
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes presents religious news.
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 E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Tim Rice

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity that works to improve understanding of neurological disorders. DONATIONS TO: British Brain and Spine Foundation. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0171) [number removed]. FAX: (0171) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

From Croydon Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Croydon SDA Choir,
Kinsman, and local group Resurrection. Preacher Pastor H Williams. Director of music Ken Burton.


Unknown: H Williams.
Music: Ken Burton.

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Repeated Tuesday at 11.00pm

: Cricket

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the third Texaco Trophy one-day international by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Plus at 1.00-1.20 The World This Weekend as FM Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Books and Company

John Walsh from the Independentwith the programmme dedicated to books. This week, a short history of reading. Producer Enn Riley. Repeated Tuesday 2.00pm


Unknown: John Walsh
Producer: Enn Riley.

: Desert Island Discs

With designer Sir Terence Conran. Producer Olivia Seligman Repeated Friday at 9.05am


Designer: Sir Terence Conran.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This

Weekend With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question

Time Geoffrey Smith , Pippa Greenwood and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in Dublin. With Eric Robson in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated Wednesday at 11.30am


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial: Dombey and Son: 1: A Funeral and a Christening

Michael Bakewell's six-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens's story about a man undone by pride.
With Robert Lang, Douglas Livingstone, Jane Whittenshaw, Avril Elgar, Rowena Cooper, Stephen Thorne, Deborah Berlin, Alexander Massey, Brett Usher, David Bannerman, Mark Straker, Alison Reid and pupils of Dulwich College.
Director Jane Morgan.
Repeated Friday at 2.00pm
See This Week: page 10


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatist: Michael Bakewell
Director: Jane Morgan
Mr Dombey: Ian Hogg
Louisa Chick: Nichola McAuliffe
Miss Tox: Angela Pleasence
Paul: Edward Michie
Florence: Lucy Whybrow
Florence as a child: Anna Lukis
Walter Gay: Samuel West
Solomon Gils: Robert Lang
Captain Cuttle: Douglas Livingstone
Polly Toodles (Richards): Jane Whittenshaw
Mrs Brown: Avril Elgar
Mrs Pipchin: Rowena Cooper
Mr Chick: Stephen Thorne
Susan Nipper: Deborah Berlin
Mr Toodles: Mark Straker
Charles Dickens: Simon Russell Beale
[Actor]: Alison Reid
[Actor]: Alexander Massey
[Actor]: Brett Usher
[Actor]: David Bannerman
[Actors]: Pupils of Dulwich College

: Cricket

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the third Texaco Trophy one-day international by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . Plus at 1.00-1.20 The World This Weekend as FM Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Out of Africa

The last of three interpretations of journeys out of Africa by leading writers. Africa to Britain - a Journey of Religion. Poet Benjamin Zephaniah , traces the influence of Christianity on his poetry and Rastafarianism. Producer Constance St Louis Repeat


Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

: Heavenly Bodies

Dr Kristen Lippincott takes a tour around the Vatican's observatory. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Dr Kristen Lippincott

: Poets' Poetry Please!

Dannie Abse presents a selection of work from poet Edward Thomas. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Edward Thomas.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Patriotic Money

Kevin Jackson presents a history of four currencies as national symbols. 3: Between Franc Fort and Frankfurt The French plan for global influence. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Mr Jones and the Pig

By George Tarry. Farmer Jones awakes to find himself an unwelcome guest of Snorter the pig. with Frances Jeater , Peter Kenny and Kenneth Shanley. Producer Peter Hutchings Repeat


Unknown: George Tarry.
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Peter Kenny
Unknown: Kenneth Shanley.
Producer: Peter Hutchings
Mr Jones: Edward Kelsey
Snorter: Douglas Blackwell

: First Person Singular

Six presenters with an anthology on themes of their choice.
5: A Woman's Guide to Health and Beauty. Julie Welch reveals all. Producer Amanda Mares Repeat


Unknown: Julie Welch
Producer: Amanda Mares

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 The Hastings Rarities 8.30 Diamonds, Rust and a Handful of Sand 9.00 American Conversation: Jeane Kirkpatrick 9.20 American
Conversation: Henry Kissinger 9.40 Educating Immigrants - A Dutch View


Unknown: Jeane Kirkpatrick
Unknown: Henry Kissinger

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Fourth Column Revisited

Peter Tinniswood casts an eye over favourite columns from the past series. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Brian King

: Companion to the Cosmos

John Gribbin traverses the universe and explores scientific conundrums. 1: The Riddle of the Dark Night Sky Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: John Gribbin

: News

: Medicine Now

Repeated from Tuesday

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: In Search of the National Interest

Former foreign affairs adviser Sir Charles Powell asks five leading statesmen how governments will pursue their national interests.
4: The Rise of the East. With Lee Kuan Yew, Senior Minister, Singapore. Producer Gwyneth Williams Repeat


Unknown: Charles Powell
Unknown: Lee Kuan

: Seeds of Faith

The late evening office of Compline sung in Latin by the monks of Pluscarden Abbey, Moray. Producer Phillip Billson


Producer: Phillip Billson

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: The Late Story: Dying to Tell You

By Tony Warren.
Read by Jean Alexander. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Tony Warren.
Read By: Jean Alexander.

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