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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Tewkesbury Abbey. Gloucestershire, ringing Stedman Caters.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully mines the writings of Walt Whitman and Isaac Asimov to see if the gulf between the arts and the sciences still exists.
Repeated at 11.30pm


Presenter: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: The Living World

Sailing the Biscay. Lionel Kelleway joins the Bay of Biscay dolphin research project, whose aim is to prove that this rich habitat needs special scientific study and protection. Producer Helen Thomas


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Helen Thomas

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news. Producer Abigail Saxon
WRITE TO: Sunday. Room 5031. BBC North, PO Box 27. Manchester. M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Raymond Baxter speaks on behalf of a charity which'provides holidays for severely disabled people, their carers and families.
DONATIONS: RAF and Dependants Disabled Holiday Trust. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated tomorrow 11pm


Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: News

: Sunday Worship

From Emmanuel Church, Didsbury, Manchester. Led by Nigel Swinford , with the help of the Daily Service
Singers and poet Michael O'Siadhail. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Unknown: Nigel Swinford
Unknown: Michael O'Siadhail.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare 's subject is Steven Berkoff. The actor, playwright and director reflects on his feelings of being an outsider. See Friday's radio choice on page 141. Producer Michael Ember Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Steven Berkoff.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Christina in the Perfumed Isles

Brides, Djinns and Birds of III Omen.
The last of three programmes in which explorer Christina Dodwell unravels the mysteries of the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Frank Muir - a Kentish Lad Remembered

The Hunt for the Wild Guffaw (Part 1) Frank Muir 's one-man show, recorded in 1983 at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Frank Muir

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke presides over radio's most fiendish quiz. This week, the Midlands takes on Northern Ireland. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Nigel Colborn and John Cushnie are guests of Brian Donohoe MP and North Ayrshire Council. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Brian Donohoe
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Pippa's Pests

Pippa Greenwood unearths the secret world of moles.
Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Classic Serial: A Painful Case

Written by James Joyce. Dramatised by Christopher Rtz-Simon .
Mr Duffy 's only luxury is classical music concerts. At one such concert he meets Mrs Sinico , who changes his life. with Christopher Rtz-Simon , Doreen Keogh. Angeline Ball , Jim Norton , Dermot Crowley and Mark Lambert. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated Saturday 9pm


Written By: James Joyce.
Dramatised By: Christopher Rtz-Simon
Dramatised By: Mr Duffy
Unknown: Mrs Sinico
Unknown: Christopher Rtz-Simon
Unknown: Doreen Keogh.
Unknown: Angeline Ball
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Unknown: Mark Lambert.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Mr Duffy: Kevin Flood
Mrs Sinico: Marion O'Dwyer
Deputy Coroner: Tp McKenna

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter talks to biographer Lyndall Gordon about the private life of Henry James. Jay Raynor explores the changing styles of fashion writing. Producer Robyn Read. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Lyndall Gordon
Unknown: Henry James.
Unknown: Jay Raynor
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Trading Lines

Judith Palmer tracks down some half-remembered fragments of verse and links them to contemporary work with the help of poet Selima Hill. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Unknown: Selima Hill.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: File on 4

Major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' letters. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Pick of the Week

Peter Donaldson presents extracts from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Grey Gables goes to the dogs. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
+ Soaps with Alison Graham : page 10


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests explore the art of self-improvement. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Spangles V Tights

A comedy series by Christopher Fitz-Simon . 3: A Folk Song for EuropeWith David Kelly and Pauline McLynn. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: David Kelly
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen explores words and the way we speak.
Wol Wantok (One World Talk) Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Connect: Where People Meet Technology

Quentin Cooper looks at the tools now available to facilitate the restoration of churches and monuments.
Producer John Tuckey Repeat


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Tuckey

: In Business

The Price of Health. Who decides how much a drug costs? Peter Day finds out. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

The political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster.
Including 10.45 My House Diana Madill talks to Senator Tana de Zulueta of Italy and asks if two houses of parliament can have equal power. Editor John Evans


Talks: Diana Madill
Editor: John Evans

: Brain of Britain 1998

With Robert Robinson.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Quiet Enough to Hear the Big Bang

A search for silence with a scientist, a clairvoyant and others, including Kate Adie and former MP Lord Ashley. Producers Simon Elmes and Sara Parker


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producers: Simon Elmes
Producers: Sara Parker

: The Late Story: Ivy Day in the Committee Room

Read by TP McKenna . Part 2. For details see yesterday


Read By: Tp McKenna

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