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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St David's, Moreton in Marsh,

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

On Easter Day, Mark Tully explores the responsibility of those who bear witness. Producer Beverly McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverly McAinsh.

: Sunrise Service

Live from the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Oxford, a service to celebrate the dawn of Easter Day.
Led by the Rev Angela Tilby. Music by Voces Sacrae , directed by Judy Martin.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.
Music By: Voces Sacrae
Directed By: Judy Martin.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents a report from
Ireland on the successful books about
Celtic spirituality by John O'Donohue. Producer Abigail Saxon


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Unknown: John O'Donohue.
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Professor Anthony Clare speaks on behalf of a charity which helps those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. DONATIONS: Obsessive Action.[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Easter Morning Service

Dr Colin Morris asks: "Do you think it incredible that God should raise a man from the dead?" From Hove
Methodist Church, with the Brighton Silver Band and the boys' choir from St Christopher's School, Hove.
Director of music Michael Maine.


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris
Music: Michael Maine.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair with the week's big stories. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the jockey Richard Dunwoody. See page 135.
Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am A double CD or cassette collection Desert Island Discs - Opera for Castaways is available now.


Unknown: Richard Dunwoody.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Quote, Unquote

Nigel Rees with the popular quiz. Repeated from Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Sentimental Journey

First in a four-part series about personal travel experiences. Arthur Smith escorts actress Miriam Margolyes in her quest to trace the history of her Jewish family in the former Soviet republic of Belarus. Producer Rebecca Moore
* Miriam Margoyies 's Questionnaire: page 31


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Rebecca Moore
Producer: Miriam Margoyies

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: All the Rage

Musical anecdotes from decades past. The 1720s were a time of corruption and satire. In the first of a four-part series, David Owen Norris and guests explore how the decade was reflected in popular songs. Singing by Lucie Skeaping.
Producer Emily Kasriel. Rptd Saturday llpm


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Lucie Skeaping.
Producer: Emily Kasriel.

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter edition from University College, Dublin, in which the team goes out and about to report on the fight to save Irish peat bogs and gives advice on which flowers to use in the kitchen.
With Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and chairman Eric Robson. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Classic Serial: Villette

Charlotte Bronte's remarkable story of a woman growing in self-knowledge, utterly modern in its understanding of love and obsession. Dramatised in three parts by James Friel. 1: Lucy Snowe with Sheila Reid, Benedict Rodbourne, Keira Knightley , Julie Cox, Mary Wimbush, Paul Jesson, Nancy Carroll, Elizabeth O'Brien,
Joanna Page and James Laurenson. Music composed and performed by Jamie McCarthy. Directors Catherine Bailey and James Friel. Repeated Saturday 9pm
* Everybody's talking about Joseph Fiennes : page 23


Unknown: James Friel.
Unknown: Lucy Snowe
Unknown: Sheila Reid
Unknown: Benedict Rodbourne
Unknown: Keira Knightley
Unknown: Julie Cox.
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Paul Jesson
Unknown: Nancy Carroll
Unknown: Elizabeth O'Brien
Unknown: Joanna Page
Unknown: James Laurenson.
Unknown: Jamie McCarthy.
Directors: Catherine Bailey
Directors: James Friel.
Unknown: Joseph Fiennes
LucySnowe: Catherine McCormacK
Graham Bretton: Joseph Fiennes
Madame Beck: Harriet Walter

: Bookclub

James Naughtie is joined by Joseph Heller , author of Catch 22, and a group of readers, to discuss the book that captivated a generation.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Rptd Friday 4pm
♦ This month's Bookclub: page 145


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Joseph Heller
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: Adventures in Poetry

Sonnet 43 from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. "How Do I Love Thee?" Peggy Reynolds assesses the ways in which the nation's favourite love poem has echoed through the years.
Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Waite

: A Mathematician Reads the Newspapers

In four talks, Professor John Allen Paulos explains how, when faced with statistics, innumerate journalists and readers jump to the wrong conclusions. Part 1. Producer Teresa Watkins


Unknown: Professor John Allen Paulos
Producer: Teresa Watkins

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Songs of praise at St Stephens. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
# Soap and flannel: page 16

: The Copysnatchers

Guests from around the world observe, parody and dissect topical British stories from foreign perspectives. With David Aaronovitch. Producer Mairi Russell


Unknown: David Aaronovitch.
Producer: Mairi Russell

: The Irish Play

By Michael Butt. A long-forgotten English playwright resets his old Essex plays in Kerry.
With Freddie Jones. Dillis Keane , Nicholas Boulton , Tony Rohr and Victoria Carling Poducer Peter Kavanagh Repeat


Unknown: Michael Butt.
Unknown: Freddie Jones.
Unknown: Dillis Keane
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Tony Rohr
Unknown: Victoria Carling
Unknown: Poducer Peter Kavanagh

: Nice Work

Issues that shape our working lives. Repeated from Thursday

: The Big Game Hunter

The Making and Breaking of Ralph Isham. Ralph Isham 's incompetent spies helped create the myth of potential Bolshevik revolution in the British Army. With Julian Putkowski. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Ralph Isham.
Unknown: Ralph Isham
Unknown: Julian Putkowski.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Analysis

Does Britain needs new policies to be more effective in the world?
Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley presents the political headlines of the next week, live from
Westminster. Including 10.45 Joining the Club. Four programmes exploring the experiences of Northern Ireland MPs at Westminster. 4: The Lords
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sarah LeFanu and guests discuss their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Market Forces

From fish to futures, black pud to bonds -the rhythms of the market place. Producer Andrew Johnston


Producer: Andrew Johnston

: The Late Story: Black Walls

By Liu Xin-Wu , translated by Alice Childs. Mr Zhou is painting his walls a worrying colour. Read by Paul Courtenay Hyu. Producer Jocelyn Boxall Repeat


Unknown: Liu Xin-Wu
Translated By: Alice Childs.
Translated By: Mr Zhou
Read By: Paul Courtenay Hyu.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

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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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