From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Mark Tully examines the place of rules in our lives, from playing fields and classrooms to the monastic rules of St Francis and St Benedict.
Producer Beverley McAinsn. Repeated at 11.30pm
Another topical episode of the farming programme.
Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar.
Christopher Timothy speaks on behalf of a charity which works in underpriviteged countries to prevent suffering and hunger by improving animal welfare and husbandry. Producer Anne Downing
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The Marks of Christianity. Canon Martin Shaw explores the basic elements of what it means to be a Christian. With the choir of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, directed by James Thomas. Organist Michael Bawtree .
By Alistair Cooke. Insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators. Repeated from Friday
Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week and the weekend. Editor kevin Marsh
Sue Lawley's guest this week is Peter Melchett. As executive director of Greenpeace, he has recently hit the headlines for his active opposition to genetically modified crops. See the choice on page 124. Repeated Friday 9am.
Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio Theatre, London, by Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Maria McErlane and Stephen Fry for radio's most devious panel game. Repeated from Monday
Ian Wisniewski explores the pros and cons of selling food over the net.
Producer Min Raisman. Repeated tomorrow 4pm
With James Cox.
Stephanie Hughes presents a six-part series exploring the mysteries and mechanics of writing music.
1: Anthony Payne. who made a performing version of Edgar's third symphony from the composer's sketches, compares notes with television and film composer Christopher Gunning. ProducerAlan Hall. Repeated Saturday llpm
Brian Kay on the inside story of composing music: page 41
John Cushnie , Bob Fiowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests ofTameside
Metropolitan Borough Council. Manchester. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer TrevorTay!or. Repeated Wednesday 3pm
Monty Don in conversation with some of the country's leading gardeners.
4: This week Beth Chatto, who has transformed an inhospitable East Anglian field into a garden which attracts thousands of visitors a year. Producer Felicity Goodall
Oscar Wilde's famous novel is dramatised in two parts by Nick McCarty.
"If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old... I would give my soul for that." The story of a gilded and spoilt hedonist who, Faust-like, makes a foolish wish - the granting of which destroys him.
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James Naughtie and a group of readers are joined by author Isabel Allende to discuss her famous novel The House OffDe Spirits. Producer Olivia Seligman
Frank Delaney talks to anthology editors Christopher Ricks and Jo Shapcott and introduces listeners' requests for favourite poems from the volume they have compiled. Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm
Jenny Cuffe reveals disturbing evidence of brutality by staff in some of Britain's prisons. Repeated from Tuesday
The last of four philosophical adventures in the anthropology of everyday life by Steven Connor.
Sweets. All magical objects are objects out of time. Sweets are intensely anachronistic and always belong to our past. Why and how do they hold time up? Producer Tim Dee. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm
Jenni Murray presents her selection from the past week on BBC radio, Producer Ian Gib/ear PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
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Sid gets Kathy mobile. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
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Stuart Maconie hosts an entertaining, intelligent discussion looking at what effect the big stories of today will have on all our tomorrows. How is now different from the future we were told to expect? And what will it really be like in the future?
With Roger Bolton . Repeated from Friday
With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday
Raj Persaud introduces another programme from the Bethlem Royal hospital in Kent which explore the realities and myths of life on three psychiatric wards. Repeated from Tuesday
Making Scents. Peter Day explores the smells industry - flavours and fragrances and how they influence our lives. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines, including 10.45 There Should Be a Law against it. Max Cotton reports on an attempt by a backbench MP to improve conditions for Britain's 600 million chickens. Editor John Evans
With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday
The last of four talks by women writers on the subject of clothes. Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm
By Tommy Frank O'Connor, read by Frank McCusker. A young, macho rugby player finds himself being drawn to a painting and a painter. (R)