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: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints Church, Daresbury, North Cheshire.
Repeated at 12.20am

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the language and symbolism of flowers, in conversation with floral artist Beverley Parkin. Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Mark Tully
Artist: Beverley Parkin.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer Alasdair Cross


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

: Sebastian Coe

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a neuro-degenerative disease for which there is no known cure or effective treatment.
DONATIONS TO: Progressive Supranuclear
Palsy Association, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Morning Service

From the Ecumenical Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes. The service is led by the Rev David Moore. Preacher the Rev Stephen Lynas , the Archbishop of Canterbury's Officer for the Millennium. Director of music
Adrian Boynton.
Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Unknown: David Moore.
Unknown: Stephen Lynas
Music: Adrian Boynton.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: The Archers

: Mediumwave

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


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Books and Company

The fifth of eight programmes gets under the skin of James Bond.

Email: [email address removed]
(Repeated Tuesday 2.00pm)


Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Desert Island Discs

With Prof Colin Blakemore.
Producer Olivia Seligman Repeat


Unknown: Prof Colin Blakemore.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of Bembridge Horticultural Society, Isle of Wight. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 11.30am


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Classic Serial: Beside the Ocean of Time

George Mackay Brown 's last novel, dramatised for radio by Stewart Conn , is set in Norday, Thorfinn's home in the Northern Isles.
1: Thorfinn the Dreamer
Other parts played by members of the cast Harpist Charlotte Petersen.
Director Hamish Wilson. Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: Stewart Conn
Harpist: Charlotte Petersen.
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Sergeant: Paul Morrow
Ragnarson: Billy Riddoch
Harcourt-Smithers: Michael MacKenzie
Thorfinn: Tom Smith
Mr Simon: Martyn James
Matthew: Bob Docherty
Tina: Grace Glover
Isa: Wendy Seager
Bella: Eliza Langland
Sigrid: Katherine Connolly
Jock Seatter: Robin Thomson
Ben Hoy: Raymond Short
Greenay: Anthony Donaldson
Howie Ayre: Simon Scott
Sir James: John Buick
Rev Drummond: John Yule
Sophie: Deirdre Davis

: Pick of the Week

With Wally K Daly. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Wally K Daly.

: Analysis

Peter Kellner chairs a discussion with a panel of experts on the issues on which the election will be fought. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Kellner

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Martin Wainwright meets former pupils and looks at the history and legacy of open-air schools. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Poetry Please!

Gareth Owen celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of the Earl of Rochester with a selection of his many voices. Reader David Westhead. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Gareth Owen
Reader: David Westhead.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: In Business

Bosses in Revolt
Sweden's biggest companies are up in arms about the way the country is run. Peter Day finds out why. Producer Niel Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Niel Koenig

: Nobody Was Here

The final part of Alan Gilbey 's play.
A Roof under Your Feet. Lisa is hot on the trail of the bag lady. with Gerard McDermott , Sean Baker , Carolyn Jones and Linda Polan. Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Alan Gilbey
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Linda Polan.
Director: Sally Avens
Lisa: Lucy Speed
Spider: Stephen Lord
Polly: Alison Pettitt

: Dancing for a Living

In the first of six conversations about the dance world, Lynne Walker talks to Wendy Toye , a prodigy who became a successful dancer, choreographer and film director of dazzling diversity. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Wendy Toye

: The Natural History Programme

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 Maths Miscellany - Equal Opportunities 8.30 Managing
Intellectual Capital Tomorrow's
Wealth? 9.00 Giorgi 9.20 Oral History and Family Relationships 9.40 Leading from the Front: Facilitating from Behind

: Witnesses

Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm

: Soundings

Jonathan Raban introduces the final part of his personal anthology of the greatest writing on the sea. From Paradise to Toilet. Has the human race become like Coleridge's Ancient Mariner? Producer Tim Dee Repeat


Introduces: Jonathan Raban
Producer: Tim Dee Repeat

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 2: Packaging Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Medicine Now

Repeated from Tuesday

: Breakaway

Repeated from yesterday 9.30am

: Masterbrain

Chairman Robert Robinson invites
Brain of Britain 1996 Kevin Ashman with runner-up Ingram Willcox , and Mastermindchampion 1996 Richard Sturch with runner-up Richard Heller to take part in an invitation challenge. The programme includes specialist rounds on subjects chosen by the contestants - Gilbert and Sullivan,
Rodgers and Hart, the Modern
Olympic Games, and Lewis Carroll. Producer Richard Edis Repeat See also tomorrow 12.25pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Kevin Ashman
Unknown: Ingram Willcox
Unknown: Richard Sturch
Unknown: Richard Heller
Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Producer: Richard Edis Repeat

: Seeds of Faith

Mike Ford journeys by steam train to Ephesus in Turkey, meeting pilgrims travelling in the footsteps of St Paul. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: St Paul.
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Bells on Sunday

Repeated from 5.50am

: Late Story: Fool's Gold

By Gerry Brennan , read by Mark Mulholland.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Brennan
Read By: Mark Mulholland.

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