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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully investigates karma.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Bats along the River Bank. Lionel Kelleway joins naturalist
Phil Richardson for a night of bat magic. Producer Sarah Blun t


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Phil Richardson
Producer: Sarah Blun

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week.
Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Radio 4 Appeal

Annette Crosbie speaks on behalf of a charity which offers support and information to anyone concerned about someone elderly in a residential or nursing home.
DONATIONS: The Relatives and Residents Association, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Annette Crosbie

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

/ Hope in Nothing but God. The message of the gargantuan motet for eight choirs of five voices each, from the Spiritual Festival at Clifton Cathedral, Bristol. Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis will be sung live. With the Rev Robert Corrigan and writer and broadcaster
Maggie Roux. Director of music David Ogden.


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Robert Corrigan
Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Music: David Ogden.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

from 9.15 The news stories of the week, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: The Archers

: The Cricket World Cup

The World Cup Final
An international panel of commentators is at Lord's for the culmination of the seventh Cricket
World Cup. Including at 2.15* News * Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway guest is the inventor James Dyson. See page 125. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: James Dyson.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Hosted by Humphrey Lyttelton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: Itchy Feet

Travel writer Rory MacLean experiences farming in the windswept Falklands, cracks open the vodka in Russia and finally relaxes on a Caribbean cruise. Editor Miriam Newman


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Editor: Miriam Newman

: The World This - Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opening Nights

Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well known musicals. 4: Me and My Girl Noel Gay 's son Richard Armitage wanted to update his father's hit from the thirties, but the producers, director, writer and leading lady had never done a musical before - and there was no script. Producer Harry Parker. Repeated Saturday 11 pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Noel Gay
Unknown: Richard Armitage
Producer: Hany Parker.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are guests of the Shadwell Horticultural Society, Leeds. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Herbs: Pure and Simple

Jekka McVicar concludes her exploration of the delights of herbs. Producer Sarah Davis. PHONE: [number removed]0400


Unknown: Jekka McVicar
Producer: Sarah Davis.

: The Classic Serial: The Plutocrat

Leslie Caron , Stacy Keach and Elizabeth McGovern star in this adaptation of Booth Tarkington's 1920s novel. Dramatised in two parts by Michael Hastings. 1: Outward Bound with Alan Cox , Rachel Pickup , Francois-Xavier Noah . Jasper Britton. John Standing. Vemon Dobtcheff , Oliver Cotton. David Collings , James Ellis and Robert Oates. Music and editing John Tarns and Sebastian Graham Jones Director Bill Bryden. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Leslie Caron
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Elizabeth McGovern
Unknown: Michael Hastings.
Unknown: Alan Cox
Unknown: Rachel Pickup
Unknown: Francois-Xavier Noah
Unknown: Jasper Britton.
Unknown: John Standing.
Unknown: Vemon Dobtcheff
Unknown: Oliver Cotton.
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Robert Oates.
Unknown: John Tarns
Unknown: Sebastian Graham Jones
Director: Bill Bryden.
Aurelei de Momoro: Leslie Caron
Earl Tinker: Stacy Keach
Honey Tinker: Elizabeth McGovern

: Open Book

How well is country life portrayed in fiction? Philippa Gregory investigates the return of the rural and turns to Goethe for advice for the would-be writer. Producer Lawrence Pollard. Rptd Friday 4pm


Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Producer: Lawrence Pollard.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney celebrates Fathers' Day with a selection of your poetry requests on the subject of fathers and sons. Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies.

: File on 4

Presented by Jolyon Jenkins. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Jolyon Jenkins.

: How the Twins Got Out

By Yolanda Pupo-Thompson and Matt Thompson. Two talks contrasting the experiences of parents-to-be.
2: I'm Afraid She's 's near Breaking Point Producer Rex Brough. Rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Yolanda Pupo-Thompson
Unknown: Matt Thompson.
Producer: Rex Brough.

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Francine Stock. Producer Bob Carter. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: [address removed] WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Francine Stock.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

Lynda gets Danish inspiration. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
♦ Soap and flannel: page 12

: Room for Improvement

Professor Laurie Taylor advises on how to improve mind, body and soul. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: A Century of Gardens

Presented by Eric Robson. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Eric Robson.

: Law in Action

Repeated from Thursday

: Ground Control

Angela Lamont reports on the runway being built at Manchester Airport. Producer Ian Gilvear Repeat


Unknown: Angela Lamont
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: In Business

Repeated from Monday

: Open University

10.00 Pacific Studies - Living on the Edge
10.30 Figures from History - Elizabeth I
11.00 Images of America and Ireland
11.20 Changing Identities 11.40
American Conversations- Henry Waxman.


Unknown: Henry Waxman.

: The Westminster

Hour Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Valedictory Despatch Carlo Ungaro traces the opening up of Uzbekistan to the world's diplomats. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Carlo Ungaro
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves goes globetrotting. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: The Rot

A hauntingjourney in sound following the processes of ageing, rot and decay. Producer Sarah Blunt

: The Late Story: Sirens

By Jane S Flynn , read by Pat Laffan. Two French tourists in a Clare town create a riotous fantasy for a local bachelor. Producer Pam Brighton Repeat


Unknown: Jane S Flynn
Read By: Pat Laffan.

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