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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Lymm, in Cheshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Is it really possible to talk with God? Mark Tully investigates.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Kingfishers. Lionel Kelleway has a rare encounter with one of the most beautiful yet elusive of British birds. Producer Sandra Sykes


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sandra Sykes

: 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

An appeal on behalf of a charity which gives emotional and practical support to people affected by HIV/Aids.
DONATIONS: The Riverhouse Trust[address removed]
CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]44 Repeated Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Finian's Church, Belfast. Conducted by Canon Noel Battye.


Conducted By: Canon Noel Battye.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday 8.45pm

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare talks to
Dr Margaret Cook , who reflects on her life before, during and after her marriage to the present Foreign Secretary.
Producer Michael Ember. Repeated Friday 9am # Dr Margaret Cook 's Kind of Day: page 122


Talks: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Dr Margaret Cook
Producer: Michael Ember.
Unknown: Dr Margaret Cook

: Just a Minute

Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: A View from Abroad

Personal journeys. 6: Still in Saigon Rupert Miles travels to Vietnam to come to terms with his younger brother's accidental death on a country road outside Saigon. Producer Hilary Field


Producer: Hilary Field

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Music for a While

Five musicians explore treasures at
British musical museums or collections.
2: Violinist Tasmin Little visits the birthplace of Edward Elgar. Melanie Weatherteyand Catherine Sloan provide a tour of the Elgar Birthplace Museum at Lower Broadheath near Worcester. Producer Andrew Green Repeat


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Edward Elgar.
Producer: Andrew Green

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer questions sent by post. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Rptd Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings

Jeremy Jessel joins geologist Hazel Pritchard to walk across Unst - the most northerly island of Shetland. For a factsheet send a large sae to
[address removed]. E-MAiL: [address removed] See OS Landranger 1. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Jeremy Jessel
Unknown: Hazel Pritchard
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Lady Audley's Secret

The last in a three-part dramatisation by Bryony Lavery of Mary Elizabeth
Braddon's book. Robert Audley finally uncovers Lady Audley's secret, but he now faces a terrible choice. with Terrence Hardiman , Jonathan Firth Trevor Peacock,
Marcello Magni , Elizabeth Mansfield , Jo Kendall , Robert Bowman , Gabrielle Reidy and Gary Lilburn. Music composed and performed by Olga Thomas Bosovskaya. Director Annie Castledine. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Bryony Lavery
Unknown: Mary Elizabeth
Unknown: Robert Audley
Unknown: Terrence Hardiman
Unknown: Trevor Peacock,
Unknown: Marcello Magni
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Robert Bowman
Unknown: Gabrielle Reidy
Unknown: Gary Lilburn.
Unknown: Olga Thomas Bosovskaya.
Director: Annie Castledine.
Lady Audley: Francesca Annis
Alicia Audley: Leonie Mellinger

: Bookclub

James Naughtie visits Cumbria, where he and author Margaret Forster talk to a group of readers in Cockermouth library about her novel Private Papers.
Repeated Friday 4pm + This month's Bookclub: page 118


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Margaret Forster
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of listeners' requests in praise of autumn. Producer Sara Davies. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Sara Davies.

: India's Dambusters

George Arney investigates the project to dam the waters of the sacred
Narmada river in India. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: George Arney

: We've Got Mail

Three e-mail conversations. 1: Two years ago Amanda Clunes started researching astral collisions for her novel. She met
Robert McMillan , head of Spacewatch in Tucson, Arizona, via the internet. Since then they have e-mailed each other several times a week. Producer Rosie Boulton
Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Amanda Clunes
Unknown: Robert McMillan
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Pick of the Week

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


Presented By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Bob Carter.

: The Archers

It is time to cultivate crops and relationships.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
+ Soap and flannel: page 12

: Pillories of the State

Dr Phil Hammond examines common perceptions of British institutions.
5: Brian Sewell and Nick Wilty discuss the armed forces.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Nick Wilty
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Open University

8.00 The New Curiosity Shop 8.30 There Is No Discipline Any More 9.00 The BSE Saga: Science or Politics 9.20 Talking about the Enlightenment 9.40 American Conversations: Noam Chomsky.


Unknown: Noam Chomsky.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts the cryptic quiz. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Word of Mouth

Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Tuning into Children

Kirsty Wark looks at child development, from birth to five years. 2: Being Who You Are. How children develop a healthy sense of their own identity. Producers Angie Mason and Merilyn Harris For details of the accompanying BBC book phone: [number removed]0400 Repeat


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Producers: Angie Mason
Producers: Merilyn Harris

: In Business

Presented by Peter Day. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Peter Day.

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 The Business of Politics Tina Knight , owner of Nighthawk Electronics Ltd, makes a call for government to listen more to the voice of small businesses.
Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Tina Knight
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

With Sarah LeFanu and guests. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Lefanu

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Conversation beneath the Waves

The extraordinary conversations between the creatures of the deep. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat

: The Late Story: Scraping the Sky

Virtue and Mercy. By Julia Darling , read by Barbara Marten. People who spend much of their life high above the ground. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Julia Darling
Read By: Barbara Marten.

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