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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Selby Abbey, North Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Dark Night of the Soul. For Palm Sunday Mark Tully considers our "dark night" experiences and discovers how the darkness can yield untold riches. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Alex Brodie with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jane Asher speaks on behalf of a charity which places people with managerial and professional skills as volunteers with voluntary organisations. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Reach, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Albert Embankment

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

On Palm Sunday from the BigTop at Spring Harvest's Word Alive festival, Skegness, where thousands of Christians are gathered for a celebration of faith. The service begins with the description of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem, seated on a donkey. Preacher Nigel Lee. Leaderthe Rev Ian Coffey.


Leaderthe: Nigel Lee.
Unknown: Ian Coffey.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

News and conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Sir Anthony Caro , widely regarded as the grand old man of British sculpture. In the fifties his mentor
Henry Moore taught him that artistic rules were there to be broken. Caro rejected the traditional materials of bronze, marble and wood for girders, nuts and bolts. Even parts of ships, cars and kitchen equipment have been incorporated into his work. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Sir Anthony Caro
Unknown: Henry Moore
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Edward Woodward , Michael Grade , LibbyPurves and Peter McDonald. Reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Michael Grade
Reader: Peter McDonald.
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper explores new scientific claims forjunk food. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm The Food Programme Awards: page 32
The best cookery websites: Websites, page 41


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Musical Dynasties

The series of programmes in which Jane Glover explores the legacy of the founders of great musical dynasties. While the name of violinist Ivan Galamian may not spring readily to mind, members of the dynasty he founded are more familiar- Pinchas Zukerman , Kyung-Wha Chung and Itzhak Perlman were all taught bythe master whose influence touches virtually every violinist in the world. With Tasmin Little, Robin Stowell and critic Rob Cowan.
Producer Paul Evans. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Jane Glover
Violinist: Ivan Galamian
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Robin Stowell
Unknown: Rob Cowan.
Producer: Paul Evans.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from , south Oxfordshire. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: The Trouble with Sheep

A cautionary tale involving foot rot, maggots, broken fences and astonomical vets' bills. If you dream of a cottage in the country, a few acres and some sheep to keep the grass down, this is essential listening. Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: Cousin Bette, the PoorRelation

By Honore de Balzac, dramatised in three parts by James Friel. 2: Spinning the Web. Bette's niece has married Wenceslas and is about to be betrayed by him. Valerie Marneffe 's Brazilian paramour returns to throw hertwo other rival lovers into jealous despair. Bette weaves a web to trap them all and to secure a wealthy marriage settlement for herself.
Music Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya . Producer Catherine Bailey Director Marilyn Imrie. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: James Friel.
Unknown: Valerie Marneffe
Music: Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya
Producer: Catherine Bailey
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Bette: Alison Steadman
Baron: Leslie Phillips
Adeline: Lindsay Duncan
Valerie: Frances Barber
Count: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Crevel: Kenneth Cranham
Marneffe: Jeremy Clyde
Hortense: Alexandra Gilbreath
Victor/Enrico: Ifan Meredith
Celestine: Cathy Sara
Fischer/Marshall: Loan Meredith

: Open Book

Nick Revell discovers what is happening in the world of boo ks. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Nick Revell
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: A Las Barricadas

Mike Gonzalez presents the second of two programmes of Hispanic poetry readings.
Revolutionary Poets of Latin America. For the whole of Latin America the 20th century was a century of revolutions. Few were successful politically, but they inspired rich and passionate poetry.
Readings by Paul McGann and Juliet Stevenson. Producers Mick Webb and Elaine Walker. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Gonzalez
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producers: Mick Webb
Producers: Elaine Walker.

: The Whitehall Village

Romola Christopherson explores the future of the civil service. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Romola Christopherson

: Home for the Holidays

Three letters reflecting on the meaning of home for those who have left it. 2: Foreign correspondent
Allan Little spent his childhood dreaming of places beyond his village home in Scotland. Having lived most of his adult life in extreme situations around the world, what meaning does he still find in this beautiful but isolated place?
Producer Nicola White. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Nicola White.

: Pick of the Week

David Aaronovitch presents his selection from the pastweekon BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Helen is propositioned at her party. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 30


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

Laurie Taylor presents the series which offers the perfect way to become a better, wiser person. Guests Iain Sinclair, Brenda Maddox and Michael Bywater consider different ways of enriching the mind, body and Spirit. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Brenda Maddox
Unknown: Michael Bywater
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Food Court

John Humphrys investigates aspects of the food Chain. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen presents the series about words and the way we speak. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Inside Track

Blood Runners. Reporter Ronit Knoble follows passionate biker Dave Coppin who, in his spare time, uses his motorbike to rush emergency blood and organ between hospitals across south-east England. Producer Simon Elmes (R)


Reporter: Ronit Knoble
Unknown: Dave Coppin
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Analysis

Peace in OurTime?Brendan O'Leary asks if we have yet managed to resolve the global problem of national and ethnic conflicts. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Brendan O'Leary

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines.

Including 10.45 Kebabbed: the Story of the Political Interview
Ian Hargreaves concludes his examination of how political interviewing has changed over the decades. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Ian Hargreaves
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty and guests discuss three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Louise Doughty

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Lent Talks

Repeated from yesterday 7.45pm

: The Late Story: Fine Feathers

4: Miss Carlton and the Pop Concert by Penelope Lively , read by Vanessa Rosenthal. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Penelope Lively
Read By: Vanessa Rosenthal.

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