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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Marythe Virgin in Bowdon, Cheshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Emperor's Clothes. Mark Tully examines an unlikely subject and learns to read the language of Clothes. Producer BeverleyMcAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: The Living World

Dragonflies. Lionel Kelleway explores the high-speed predatory world of our largest insects, searchingthe mud of the River Severn for nymphs and the banks for dragons and damsels. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories familiar and unfamiliar. series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Carrington speaks on behalf of a charity which provides homes for children orphaned, abandoned or separated due to war or disaster. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Hope and Homes for Children, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]. Shortened rpt Thursday 3.28pm

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Coventry International Festival of Church Music, led bythe Rev Roger Hutchings. Human rights campaigner Baroness Caroline Cox speaks of her work around the world forthose who have no voice of their own. With music from international choirs gathered live in the Methodist Central Hall,
Coventry. Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Unknown: Baroness Caroline Cox
Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair with conversation about the big Stories Of the Week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is
Dr Max Perutz. His ambition as a student was to decipher the structure of the protein haemoglobin - in 1962 it was an achievement that earned him and colleague John Kendrew the Nobel Prize for
Chemistry. He has since contributed to the study of blood diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia and Huntington's disease. See page 134. Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Dr Max Perutz.
Unknown: John Kendrew
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Stephen Fry joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton forthe antidote to panel games. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Will genetically-modified foods prove theirworth by ending hunger in the developing world? Derek Cooper investigates.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Cathedral City

Petroc Trelawny explores music making, past and present, sacred and secular, in six British cities. 3: St David 's. A short walk around the country's smallest city becomes a longjourneyfor Trelawny through the history of Welsh music.
Producer Andy Cartwright. Repeated Saturday llpm Roland White 's radio review: page 50


Unknown: St David
Producer: Andy Cartwright.
Unknown: Roland White

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Coiborn , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of gardeners from Dorset. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


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

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

Great historic walking routes of the British Isles. 5: Roundway Down. Clare Balding's equestrian knowledge is of use to military historian Julian Humphrys as they re-enact a Civil War battle on their walk from the Wansdyke path to Oliver's
Castle, near Devizes. Their route can be found on OS Explorer Map 157.
Producer Lucy Lunt. PHONE: [number removed]
For a factsheet send a large SAE to: [address removed] E-MAIL: ramblings@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Julian Humphrys
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Classic Serial: Crime and Punishment

The conclusion of Fyodor Dostoyevsky 's romantic thriller about guilt and redemption, dramatised by Mike Walker. 3: As the policeman
Porfiry Petrovich closes in, a desperate Raskolnikov finds an unexpected source of hope.
Director John Taylor. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Porfiry Petrovich
Director: John Taylor.
Raskolnikov: Barnaby Kay
Sonya: Poppy Miller
Porfiry: Jim Norton
Raskolnikov: Penny Downie
Dunya: Penny Layden
Dmitri: Oliver Milburn
Luzhin: Anton Lesser
Katarina: Frances Jeater
Amalia: Rachel Atkins
Polenka: Sophie Ward
Captain: John Rogan
Polish man: Jonathan Tafler

: Open Book

Nick Revell talks to David Nobbs about his latest book, Going Gently. Producer Jane Ray. Rptd Friday 4pm


Talks: Nick Revell
Unknown: David Nobbs
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Poetry Please

All creatures great and small feature in this week's programme as Frank Delaney makes a selection ofyourfavourite poems about animals. Producer Kate McAll. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature/poetry Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Kate McAll.

: File on 4

Everyone, including the Government, wants to see fewer lorries on the road and more freight being carried by train. Alan Whitehouse investigates why this is not happening. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Alan Whitehouse

: Maps for the Future

The last in the series celebrating speeches of inspiration and entertainment from graduation ceremonies. Internationally famous for his cartoon creation Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau shares his thoughts on political correctness with graduates from Yale University on receipt of his honorary degree.
Producer Rebecca Moore. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Garry Trudeau
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: Pick of the Week

Diana Madill presents her selection of 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: Diana Madill
Producer: Harry Parker.

: The Archers

Meg proves her worth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham

: The Copysnatchers

David Aaronovitch presents the topical chat show in which British-based guests from around the world observe, parody and dissect current stories from a foreign perspective. Producers Julia Fleming and Andrea Kidd


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Producers: Julia Fleming
Producers: Andrea Kidd

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a lively look at the legal affairs Of the moment. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Fifty Not Out

Living and Loving. The baby-boomers of the Swinging Sixties who defied convention and gave youth a new identity are now in their fifties and sixties. What is life like forthem now in a society that, partly through their own efforts, worships youth? In the final programme, Jenny Cuffe finds Out. Producer Ronni Davis (R)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Ronni Davis

: In Business

At Your Service. Companies are spending more and more on service, but customer satisfaction is plummeting. Peter Day looks at how to narrow the gap. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with next week's political headlines. Including 10.45 Hindsight Four polemical columnists reassess their views. Final part. Editor John Evans. Hindsight rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
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

: With Great Pleasure

This week's guest presenter is Canadian novelist
Carol Shields - perhaps best known for her
Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Stone Diaries-who introduces her favouritepieces of poetry and prose. Readers Anthony Hyde and Eleanor Bron. Repeated from Thursday


Readers: Anthony Hyde
Readers: Eleanor Bron.

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