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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Prescot, Merseyside.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Devotion. Mark Tully explores the meaning of devotion. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Martyn Lewis speaks on behalf of a charity which supports the 230 or so local hospices throughout the UK. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Helpthe Hospices, [address removed]
9JG. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Martyn Lewis
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Madog's Church, Llanbadoc,
Monmouthshire, led by the Rev Andrew Morton.
With the Welsh Chamber Singers. Director of music Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson . Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies; When All Thy Mercies, 0 My God; All Hail the Power of Jesus's Name; I Will Love Thee; Rejoice, 0 Nations of the Earth (Mendelssohn); Kyrie; Holy, Holy, Holy.


Unknown: Andrew Morton.
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.30

Eddie Mairwith the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mairwith
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: (or until close of play) Test Match Special

England v Zimbabwe
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the First Cornhill Test at Lord's. Including at 1.16* Call the Commentators and 3.45* At the Bookstall.
Plus News at 1.15 and 3.45.
*Approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Dame Norma Major. In her book on the prime minister's residence Chequers, she revealed how Neville Chamberlain would spend time measuring the girth of his favourite trees. She herself was uncomfortable there, but her charity work helped herthroughthe tOUgh times. Producer Angie Nehring. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Dame Norma Major.
Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Jenni Murray , Claire Rayner , Simon Brett and Terry Wogan. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Terry Wogan.

: The Food Programme

Andrew Jefford talks to some of the finest palates in the land about the elements of taste. Producer Lucinda Montefiore. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Talks: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Right Note

Mary Allen talks to musical experts who attempt to convince her of the finest example of a particular genre of music. 4: The Greatest Hymn Producers Karen Sanders Young and Bruce Hyman Repeated Saturday llpm


Talks: Mary Allen
Talks: Bruce Hyman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by members of the Lustleigh Horticultural Society in Devon. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Christopher's Country

The last in a four-part look at a year in the life of countryman and riding master Christopher Barker. Winter. Christopher and Ronnie go lamping- hunting at night - but a freak accident ends Sadie's hunting Career. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Christopher Barker.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: The Song of Hiawatha

By Henry Wordsworth Longfellow , abridged by Tom Holland. Timothy West tells the legendary story of Native American hero Hiawatha. Music composed and performed by Mia Soteriou, with William Lyons on pipes. Chorus Tom Espiner and Chris Grimes Producers Viv Beeby and Jeremy Howe. Repeated Saturday 9pm Programme of the Week: page 119


Unknown: Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
Abridged By: Tom Holland.
Abridged By: Timothy West
Unknown: William Lyons
Unknown: Tom Espiner
Unknown: Chris Grimes
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Jeremy Howe.
Hiawatha: Chris Garner
Gitche: Burt Caesar
Little Hiawatha: Sam Fry
lagoo: Chris Harris
Chibiabos: Peter Polycarpou
: Pau-Puk-Keewis Garysharkey
Mudjekeewis: Bill Wallis
Nokomis: Mia Soteriou
Minnehaha: Nicole Arumugam

: Open Book

Nick Revell talks to Michelle Roberts about her latest novel The Looking Glass, and Quentin Blake discusses his role as Children's Laureate. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Nick Revell
Unknown: Michelle Roberts
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poetry requests. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Lost Leaders: Great Powers in an Age ofChange

Paul Kennedy assesses the political leadership of three key nations and their impact on the rest ofthe world. 2: This week the focus is on Russia. Kennedy talks to defeated presidential candidate Grigori Yavlinski and to Yeltsin's biographer Lilia ShevstOVa. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Kennedy
Unknown: Grigori Yavlinski
Unknown: Lilia Shevstova.

: Colloquies

The last in the series in which undertaker and poet Thomas Lynch presents lyrical and humane essays about the emotions that underpin daily life. In Defence of Poetry and Funerals. This week he extols the sensuous and acoustic pleasures Of poetry. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Pick of the Week

Martin Jarvis presents highlights from the past week On BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk. WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Sid does a bit of DIY. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement from 7.45

Laurie Taylor presents the series which offers the perfect wayto become a better, wiser person. His panel of guests considers different ways of enrichingthe mind, body and spirit. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Test Match Special Report

L W only
Reviewing the fourth day's play at Lord's.

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Law in Action

Presented by Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Marcel Berlins.

: Quiet Revolution

Six social entrepreneurs - creative people using theirtalents to rejuvenate their local communities -tell their stories.
4: The Doctor and the Nightingale. When DrTiarks first moved to the small isles off the west coast of Scotland, he knew he had a problem on his hands. His patients were spread out on the four islands of Rum, Muck, Canna and Eigg. How was he going to reach them? Dilly Barlow investigates. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: In Business

Korea Break. The system that catapulted Korea close to the front rank of industrial nations is no longer working. Peter Day reports on the efforts the country is making to change. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old
World Simon Hoggart looks at the lighter side of politics. Editor John Evans


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents a guide to the world of learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: My Mistress Music

Lucie Skeaping and guests explore the lives of five notorious but talented mistresses. 5: Mabel
Batten -singer, composer and unorthodox
Edwardian who caught the eye of the Prince of Wales. Producer Clare Csonka


Producer: Clare Csonka

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