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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints' Church, Daresbury. Cheshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

On Easter Day, Mark Tully considers the meaning and mystery of grace. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Sunrise Service

A live celebration for Easter morning from Beacon Hill in Leicestershire.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Quentin Seddon breakfasts with the hill farmers of New South Wales. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes presents religious news.
8.00 News 8.10 Sunday Papers Producer Rosemary Dawson PHONE: (0161) [number removed]
WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5031. BBC North, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Simon Weston

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a charity which gives support to young people from deprived areas. DONATIONS: The Weston Spirit, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: (0181) [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Easter Morning Service

A celebration for Easter morning with the congregation of the United
Church, Pontypridd, and Cambrensis, led by the Rev Dr Mary Cotes.
Director of music Kelvin Thomas. Organist Jeffrey Howard.


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.
Organist: Kelvin Thomas.
Organist: Jeffrey Howard.

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Dame Judi Dench.
(Repeated Friday 9am)

Andrew Duncan interviews Dame Judi Dench: page 18


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Dame Judi Dench
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Hunting for Heidi

Dilly Barlow goes in search of the myth and the creator of Switzerland's best-known export.
Producer Eleanor Garland


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: The Best of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The first of three compilations of flights from recent series. With Humphrey Lyttelton, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton and guests. Musical accompaniment by Colin Sell.
(Repeated from Monday)


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the famous quiz. Repeated from Monday

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter bank holiday edition from the island of Madeira. Nigel
Colborn, Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions from residents and holidaymakers and tourthe island's gardens. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor
Revised 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial:Cider with Rosie

Laurie Lee 's childhood in the Gloucestershire countryside inspired one of the best-loved autobiographies of the century. It is dramatised in two parts by Nick Darke. 1: The Lee family arrive in their new home. with Jennifer Compton. Paul Currier , Bnony Fforde. Daniel Clifford , Lisa Kay ,
Laura Strachan , Jed BlacKlock , David Goodland, Constance Chapman. Val Lorraine.
Chris Grimes. June Barrie, James Lawton and pupils of Rodborough Primary School. Music
Paul Burgess. Directors Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe Repeated next Saturday
♦ Settle down with a good book: pl3


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Nick Darke.
Unknown: Jennifer Compton.
Unknown: Paul Currier
Unknown: Bnony Fforde.
Unknown: Daniel Clifford
Unknown: Lisa Kay
Unknown: Laura Strachan
Unknown: Jed Blacklock
Unknown: Constance Chapman.
Unknown: Val Lorraine.
Unknown: Chris Grimes.
Unknown: James Lawton
Music: Paul Burgess.
Directors: Viv Beeby
Directors: Jeremy Howe
Laune: Tim McInnerny
Mother: Niamh Cusack
Young Loll: Sunny Leworthy

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter presents a magazine looking at books of all types. An engaged couple road-test a selection of wedding guides. And novelist Rachel Cusk asks why some writers have abandoned traditional narrators in favour of talking objects. Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Rachel Cusk
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Radio Poems

The first of an occasional series of specially commissioned poems from the finest writers in English today. Eddie's Other Lives by Ken Smith.
Ken Smith the English poet could once have become Ken Smith the American poet. This poem imagines that he did. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Ken Smith.
Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: Ken Smith
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

Reporter Fionnuala O'Connor. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Fionnuala O'Connor.

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Fnday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

Nick Clarke presents extracts from the past week's BBC radio.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

: The Archers

Susan wears a top hat. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: The Beaton Generation

Alistair Beaton hosts a satirical comedy discussion programme from Ronnie Scott 's in London's Soho. This week's guest is Mark Steel.
Producers Mana Esposito and Craig Swan


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Producers: Mana Esposito
Producers: Craig Swan

: My Uncle Freddie: 1: A Flying Visit

Alex Ferguson's six-part comedy series set on Tyneside.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Writer: Alex Ferguson

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the programme about words. 1: It's a Cert! Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Negotiators: 1: The South Moluccan Train Siege 1977

In a four-part series, Dr Raj Persaud reveals the secretive world of hostage negotiation.


Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Sally Flatman

: In Business

Changing Channels. Peter Day reports on the digital television revolution. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Casting an eye over the next week's news, The Westminster Hour reports live on the headline-makers and big political issues. Including at 10.45
Resign! Resign! Michael Portillo asks why Michael Heseltine quit as Defence Secretary over the Westland affair. Producer John Evans


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Producer: John Evans

: Hidden Treasures

Lars Tharp presents an antiques quiz. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Lars Tharp

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: ExperimentalFeature: Heated Air

Ben Albu narrates a journey through airwaves swollen with radio traffic. Producer Piers Plowright
Sound and music production Lance Dann and Rohan Kriwaczek


Unknown: Ben Albu
Producer: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Lance Dann
Unknown: Rohan Kriwaczek

: Late Story:Cartier-Bresson's Europeans

Glass (The First Paid Holidays. France 1936). By Adam Thorpe. Read by Nigel Anthony. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Adam Thorpe.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

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