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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Blessed Virgin Mary , Somerset.


Unknown: Virgin Mary

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mark Tully examines happiness.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill explores a Sussex maze. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Steve Peacock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Caron Keating speaks on behalf of a charity which promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children.
DONATIONS: National Council for One Parent Families, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Caron Keating

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

God Our Pilgrimage. On St James 's Day, Canon Martin Shaw leads a service from St Edmundsbury Cathedral. Director of music James Thomas.


Unknown: St James
Music: James Thomas.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The Second Test at Lord's.
Commentary on the fourth day's play. Including at 1.00* News Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is actor
Rod Steiger. See Friday's choice, page 111. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Rod Steiger.
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Monday

: Gorilla Hunt

Stephen Fry searches for the endangered mountain gorilla in Uganda. Producers Dymphna Flynn and Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producers: Dymphna Flynn
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to composers, conductors and performers who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 2: The Greatest Tenor Aria Producer Karen Sanders Young Repeated Saturday llpm


Talks: Mary Allen

: Gardeners' Question

Nigel Colbom , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from west Yorkshire. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


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

: The Green Detectives

Anna Pavord looks for the clues which date a garden, and for traces of the great designers. 5: William Robinson Flower meadows and wild gardening. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Anna Pavord
Designers: William Robinson

: The Classic Serial: The Dragon Can't Dance

Written and adapted in three parts by Earl Lovelace. 2: Mardi Gras. Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad, is at its height on the day before Lent begins. Pariag, the Indian, causes an uproar in the Yard on Calvary Hill by buying a bicycle. with Martina Laird , Dona Croll , Stefan Kalipha , Joan-Ann Maynard , Marva Alexander.
Victor Romero Evans , Jim Findley , Clare Perkins and John Brobbey. Music Felix Cross
Director Ralph Rolls. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Earl Lovelace.
Unknown: Martina Laird
Unknown: Dona Croll
Unknown: Stefan Kalipha
Unknown: Joan-Ann Maynard
Unknown: Marva Alexander.
Unknown: Victor Romero Evans
Unknown: Jim Findley
Unknown: Clare Perkins
Unknown: John Brobbey.
Philo, the Calypsonian: Rudolph Walker
Aldrick Dragon maker: Malcolm Frederick

: Open Book

David Stenhouse talks to
Benjamin Zephaniah , whose novel for young people centres around ajoyriding accident. Producer Paul Quinn. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Christopher Cook , whose guests are Poet
Laureate Andrew Motion , and Frieda Hughes , whose first book of poems carries a dedication to a previous laureate - her father Ted Hughes .Producer Susan Roberts
Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Frieda Hughes
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Apollo Factor

Thirty years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the lunar surface.
Anthony Howard recalls the iconic significance of the 1969 landing. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Neil Armstrong
Unknown: Buzz Aldrin
Unknown: Anthony Howard

: Blocked

Stephen Smith investigates the story of Joseph Mitchell , a writer at The New
Yorkerfor 58 years who lost his byline after the mid-sixties. What happened? Producer Tim Dee Repeat
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Stephen Smith
Unknown: Joseph Mitchell
Producer: Tim Dee

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

An uncomfortable meeting for Elizabeth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
* Soap and flannel, page 12:
Face behind the Voice, page 117

: Room for Improvement

Professor Laurie Taylor advises on how to improve mind, body and soul. Producer Chris Wilson
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Open University

8.00 Children and Bereavement 8.30 Gender and Music - the Macho and the Virtuoso 9.00 Kitsch and the Avant Garde 9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.40 American Conversations: Tom Bradley.


Unknown: Tom Bradley.

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen with the programme about English and the way we speak. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Costing the Earth

Depleted Uranium. British Gulf War veterans have tested positive for uranium poisoning, yet both the Ministry of Defence and the United States military have denied that depleted uranium has any detrimental effects. This programme investigates the truth about depleted uranium. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeat


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Analysis

The meaning of nature today. Repeated from Monday

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45
Allegories for the Present Day In the second of four personal recollections of major figures of the 20th century, Michael Chariton reflects on his meeting with Andrei Sakharov. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Michael Chariton
Unknown: Andrei Sakharov.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Presented by Sara LeFanu. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Sara Lefanu.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Experimental Feature: Night Sight

An exploration of the night life of the badger using music, poetry and the voice of the late Johnny Morris. Producer Chris Berthoud Repeat


Unknown: Johnny Morris.
Producer: Chris Berthoud

: The Late Story: Tales We Tell

Holy by Bidisha, read by Amita Dhiri. A successful young writer looks back on how she met and fell in love with Luca.
Five years on she questions why. Producer Liz Taylor Repeat


Read By: Amita Dhiri.
Producer: Liz Taylor Repeat

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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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