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: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Prescot, Merseyside. Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Last of two programmes. Mark Tully asks how people can find their spiritual home. With Dr Julius Lipner , who describes himself as a Catholic Hindu. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Dr Julius Lipner
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Colcannon and Craic. Last of three programmes. John Rnlay describes the agricultural life of County Laois. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: John Rnlay
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Gerry Northam 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 M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Phil Pegum.

: Dame Thora Hird OBE

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of a charity which helps people who have suffered strokes.
DONATIONS TO: The Stroke Association. [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

Vincent Hanna reviews the media. Editor Leslie Robinson
Repeated Tuesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Books and Company

In the first of eight programmes, John Walsh takes to the road in search of elusive modem first editions; poets
Roger McGough , Adrian Henri and Brian Patten remember the "Merseysound"; and Christina Hardyment asks where a new generation of parents would be without their childcare manuals. Producer Lisa Osborne
Repeated Tuesday 2.00pm
* See Polly Toynbee : page 14


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Christina Hardyment
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: Desert Island Discs: Redmond O'Hanlon

Explorer and travel writer Redmond O'Hanlon talks to Sue Lawley.
Repeated Friday 9.05am


Castaway: Redmond O'Hanlon
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Angie Nehring

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question lime

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions Posed by gardeners from Leamington Spa. With Chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 11.30am


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: The Barchester Chronicles

Framley Parsonage
By Anthony Trollope , dramatised in three parts by Martyn Wade , with David Haig as Mark Robarts and Anna Massey as Lady Lufton. 2: Lady Lufton is displeased about the attention her son is paying to Mark's sister, Lucy. with Selina Cadell , Christopher Scott ,
John Wood. Amanda Root , Gabrielle Lloyd , Shirley Dixon , Jilly Bond , Alice Arnold , Sean Baker , and Ioan Meredith . Director Cherry Cookson Repeated Friday 2.00pm


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: David Haig
Unknown: Mark Robarts
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: John Wood.
Unknown: Amanda Root
Unknown: Gabrielle Lloyd
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Director: Cherry Cookson
Crawley: Kenneth Cranham
Fanny: Olivia Williams
Sowerby: John Carlisle
Lucy: Abigail Docherty

: Pick of the Week

Repeated from Friday

: Analysis

Peter Kellner chairs a studio discussion about the future of Russia. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Kellner

: Novel America

Martin Wainwright visits America on a personal quest for the authentic landscapes and fictional characters of four American novels. In this second programme, he visits the Chippewa Indians of northern
Minnesota, and explores the money-spinning phenomenon of Native
American casinos depicted in Louise Erdrich 's book The Bingo Palace. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Louise Erdrich

: Poetry Please!

Members of the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra discuss their favourite poems.
Producer Julian Wilkinson


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Perspectives

Last of six programmes in which families around Britain give their perspectives on the debate about family values.
The Complete Family. A gay family in Doncaster. A Muslim family in Leicester. Lesley Curwen asks what they have in common and why the traditional family has come unstuck. Producer Anna Parkinson


Producer: Anna Parkinson

: The Last Battle

From The Chronicles ofNarnia by CS Lewis. Dramatised in four parts by Brian Sibley. 2: A train crash in England turns out to have mysterious effects. with Paul Rhys , Marco Williamson , Victoria Shalet , Mary Wimbush , Chris Pavlo , Janet Maw , Tom Piccin , Peter England ,
Ellie Beaven , Keith Drinkel , Stephen Thorne , Christopher Scott and Hugh Dickson.
Music Peter Howell. Director John Taylor


Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: Marco Williamson
Unknown: Victoria Shalet
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Tom Piccin
Unknown: Peter England
Unknown: Ellie Beaven
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Music: Peter Howell.
Director: John Taylor
Shift: John Sessions
Puzzle: Timothy Spall
Rishda: Philip Jackson
Professor: Maurice Denham

: Reading Aloud

Five selections of favourite readings from previous series.
2: The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger. Read by David Holt. Producer Anne Edyvean Repeat


Read By: David Holt.
Producer: Anne Edyvean

: Open University

8.00 South Africa and the End of Apartheid 8.30 In Other Words: Live or Let Die 9.00 Language in Hard Times
9.20 Pissarro - Politics and Painting
9.40 Creative Management: Mind Sets.

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: That's History

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Itchy Feet

Five programmes in which Rory MacLean explores the incurable restlessness we all feel.
4: There's No Place Like Home Everyone who travels does their best to make a home. But is it just a remake of the last one? Producer John Dryden Repeat


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Producer: John Dryden

: Flashpoints

Professor John Durant explores four events that sparked off the great scientific ideas of our time.
4: The Greenhouse Effect Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Professor John Durant

: News

: Medicine Now

Repeated from Tuesday

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: In Committee

Presented by David Wilby. Producer David Browne
E-MAIL: in.committee@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: David Wilby.
Producer: David Browne

: Seeds of Faith

Lenten tales from the fictional monastery of St Elmo's.
1: The Lonely Prince by Brice Avery , read by Martin Oldfield. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Brice Avery
Read By: Martin Oldfield.
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: Late Story: Civil Peace

Read by Ben Onwukwe. Repeated from Friday


Read By: Ben Onwukwe.

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