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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Sepulchre, HolbornViaduct, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A Great Adventure. Mark Tully considers the great adventure that faces us as we embark on life in the 21st century. What are the challenges, responsibilities and rewards that will emerge? Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Farmer Steve Adcock nearly sold his land due to the uncertainty and stress of farming life-then the National Forest Scheme made him an offer he could not refuse. He has now become a forester, planting 1,000 trees, and is growing a crop for future generations to enjoy. Producer Hugh 0'Donnell


Unknown: Steve Adcock

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dr Raj Persaud speaks on behalf of a charity which provides care and rehabilitation services to those suffering from mental illness in developing countries. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Richmond Fellowship International, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Welcome Be Thou Heavenly King. The Rev
Stephen Shipley leads a seasonal meditation from Hawksyard Priory, Staffordshire, based on Britten's A Ceremony of Carols. With the choristers of Lichfield Cathedral directed by Andrew Lumsden and Robert Johnston.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Directed By: Andrew Lumsden
Directed By: Robert Johnston.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week and the weekend. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Dr Jane Goodall. Forty years after she first began to study chimpanzees in Africa, she describes how she now devotes her time to fighting for their survival.
See Choice on Friday, page 144.
(Repeated Friday 9am)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Dr Jane Goodall
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Kit
Hesketh-Harvey, Tony Hawks and Peter Jones for radio's most devious panel game. Recorded at the Theatre Royal, Norwich. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones

: The Food Programme

Justice in the wine and food business - is it possible? Suzie Atkins reports from South Africa. Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Suzie Atkins
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: At Home with Healey

Three programmes in which Tim Healey and fellow musicians from the Mellstock Band re-create the songs of the early Victorians and the stories behind them. 2: Songs of Murder and Mayhem. When public hangings were commonplace, the felon's misdeeds were turned into songs and sold by the balladeers to the huge crowds that gathered at the foot of the gallows. Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Tim Healey
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer 12 of the most frequently asked gardening questions. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Gardening Gurus

LA A new series in which Monty Don is in conversation with six of the country's leading gardeners.
1: Dr DG Hessayon , author ofthe bestselling
Garden Expertbooks. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Dr Dg Hessayon
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: The Classic Serial: The Handmaid's Tale Part 1

Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of 21st-century America is dramatised in three parts by John Dryden. In an age of plummeting birth rates - the result of pollution, nuclear accidents and toxic spillages - this is the diary of a woman recruited for reproductive purposes by a totalitarian regime that uses religion as a tool of state repression.
Director Jane Quill.
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Writer: Margaret Atwood
Dramatist: John Dryden
Director: Jane Quill
Offred: Marsha Dietlein
Luke: Christopher Burns
Serena Joy: Leslie Hendrix
Aunt Elizabeth: Peggity Price
Aunty Lydia: Marian Seldes
Janine: Emma Roberts
Moira: Tasha Lawrence

: Open Book

David Stenhouse explores the power of the bestseller and fast-seller book lists which proliferate in books and magazines. Producer Erin Riiey


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Producer: Erin Riiey

: Poetry 2000

Fiona Shaw introduces the second of three anthologies of new poetry with contributions from Michael Hoffman , Christopher North , Andrew Waterhouse and Paul Durcan. Featuring a specially commissioned sequence written and read by Hungarian-born poet George Szirtes. Producer Tim Dee. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduces: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Michael Hoffman
Unknown: Christopher North
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Unknown: George Szirtes.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: The Bitter Pill

International Drugs Companies and the Poor.
Isabel Hilton confronts the deadly disease kalaazarin Bihar, India. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Rough Magic

Four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor. 1: Bags. If you were to arrive on Earth from another planet, what would strike you most about humans? Our need for bags, perhaps? Producer Tim Dee. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Steven Connor.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection from the past week on BBC radio.
Producer Ian Gilvear. PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ian Gilvear.

: The Archers

It's a busy night in Ambridge. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor and guests suggest ways to improve mind, body and soul.
Producers Chris Wilson and Rebecca Nicholson. WRITE TO: Room for Improvement, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA E-MAIL: room.for.improvement@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Chris Wilson
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs your views. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents four programmes about words and the way we speak. 3: MakingEnds Meet Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Measuring the Mind

In two programmes Dr Raj Persaud examines how we measure intelligence. 1: IQ-the Numbers
Game. Do you know your IQ? If so, what does that number really mean and can it be used to predict yourfuture? Producer Sally Flatman (R)


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Producer: Sally Flatman

: In Business

New Era. Some economists think a new era has dawned in America. Peter Day asks if it could happen Over here. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Challenging
Britannia. Scientist Dr Sheila Ochugboju gives herviews on what our priorities should be in the new millennium. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dr Sheila Ochugboju
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty and her guests scientist Sir Robert May and novelist Pauline Melville discuss three oftheirfavourite paperbacks. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Sir Robert May
Unknown: Pauline Melville

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Talking through Their Hats

With novelist Carol Shields. Rptd from yesterday 7.45pm


Unknown: Carol Shields.

: The Late Story: Colonel Clay -Master of Disguise

Martin Jarvis reads four stories by Grant Allen. 2: The Episode of the Diamond Links. Has Lady Vandrift Spotted a bargain? For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Stories By: Grant Allen.

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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