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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George, Benendon, Kent.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully looks at the balance of opposites in a healthy lifestyle.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Time for Bed. Lionel Kelleway goes down to the woods to find out how mice prepare for the winter hibernation. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents religious news from home and abroad. Producer Liz Leonard
WRITE TO: Sunday, Room 5063, BBC North. PO Box 27, Manchester. M60 1SJ E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

James Naughtie speaks on behalf of a charity which promotes high standards of adoption and fostering. DONATIONS: BAAF. [address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated tomorrow llpm


Unknown: James Naughtie

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From Clifton Roman Catholic
Cathedral, Bristol, celebrating World Mission Sunday. Led by the Rt Rev Mgr William Mitchell. Organists
Richard Jeffrey-Gray and Mark Holt. Director of music David Ogden.


Organists: Mgr William Mitchell.
Organists: Richard Jeffrey-Gray
Organists: Mark Holt.
Music: David Ogden.

: 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 today is crime novelist Ed McBain. Producer Michael Ember. Rptd Friday 9am


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ed McBain.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Sentimental Journey

Baroness Castle of Blackburn, once
Barbara Castle , returns to her childhood home of Pontefract with Arthur Smith. Producer Michael Ember. Rptd Friday 9am


Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Frank Muir - a Kentish Lad Remembered

The Hunt for the Wild Guffaw (Part 2) Frank Muir 's one-man show. Repeated from Monday Repeat


Unknown: Frank Muir

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke chairs round four of this year's competition. This week, Wales takes on the North of England. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from Oxfordshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Free Spirits

Six programmes for people who are at last free to do what they have always wanted to do. In this first edition, Edward Enfield plans a visit to Poland and the Waspes borrow their daughter's backpack and see the world.
Producers Nicola Banning and Lucy Willmore


Unknown: Edward Enfield

: The Classic Serial: Things Fall Apart

By Chinua Achebe, adapted in two parts by Biyi Bandele. 1: Okonkwo is a respected tribal leader in the Ibo village of Umuofia, Nigeria. Following tribal custom, he agrees to take part in the killing of a young boy, a hostage of war from a neighbouring village who has been placed in his care.
Okonkwo's life begins to fall apart. with Anthony Ofoegbu , Janice Acquah , Jeillo Edwards , Rufus Orisayomi , Tunde Euba ,
Antonia Kemi Coker. and Josephine Inoniyegha Director Ralph Rolls


Unknown: Biyi Bandele.
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Unknown: Janice Acquah
Unknown: Jeillo Edwards
Unknown: Rufus Orisayomi
Unknown: Tunde Euba
Unknown: Antonia Kemi Coker.
Okonkwo: Patrice Naiambana
Obierika: Femi Elufowoju Jr
Ikemefuna: Freddie Annobildodoo

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter reads the story of a giraffe for an insight into French history and asks why there are so many books on Egyptology.
Producer Robyn Read. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Robyn Read.

: The Colour of Words

Who are today's black poets? Do they like being colour-categorised? Lemn Sissay hears the poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson , Labi Siffre and Patience Agbabi. Producer Kirsten Lass


Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Labi Siffre
Producer: Kirsten Lass

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe questions the effectiveness of major international relief efforts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Feedback

With Chris Dunkley. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Pick of the Week

With Mark Whittaker.
Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Alistair has reservations. 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 'n' Tights

A comedy by Christopher Fitz-Simon . 4: Medieval Banquet. With David Kelly , Pauline McLynn and Frank Kelly. Repeated from Thursday


Comedy By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: David Kelly
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Unknown: Frank Kelly.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins investigates how the law treats air-crash victims' families.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Connect: Where People Meet Technology

Quentin Cooper looks at the future of cash as smart cards, internet trade and electronic purses take over. Producer John Tuckey Repeat


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: John Tuckey

: In Business

Nice Work. Peter Day asks if nice work places mean good business. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

The political headlines of the next week, live from Westminster.
Including 10.45 My House Diana Madill concludes her series about upper houses by looking at the US Senate, a body which has extraordinary powers to act as a check on the role of the president. Editor John Evans


Unknown: 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

: Experimental Feature: Conversation beneath the Waves

Eavesdrop on the bizarre conversations between the creatures of the deep. Producer Sarah Blunt

: The Late Story: The Time of My Life

By Richard Brown , read by Stephen Critchlow.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Brown
Read By: Stephen Critchlow.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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