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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct, London.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A Turn in the South. In his Ode to a Nightingale Keats speaks forthe generations of artists, writers and explorers who have come under the exotic spell of southern climes. This week Mark Tully considers the siren call of the south. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: The Living World

Swifts. Lionel Kelleway braves the top of one of Oxford's spires as he enters the high-speed world of the swift. These summer visitors spend most of their lives in the air scooping up aerial plankton and can even sleep on the Wing. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Brett Westwood

: 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

June Whitfield speaks on behalf of a charity which gives a holiday to carers and people with physical disabilities. Producer Anne Downing
DONATIONS: Winged Fellowship Trust, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the Methodist Conference in Huddersfield, with a sermon by its new president, the Rev Inderjit Bogle. Introduced by the Rev Peter Whittaker.


Unknown: Inderjit Bogle.
Unknown: Peter Whittaker.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

from 9.30 Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

(or until close of play) England v West Indies
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Cornhill Test at Lord's. Including at 1.18* Call the Commentators and News at 1.15 and 3.45.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castawaythis week is playwright Peter Nichols whose new play So Long Life will be produced in Bristol later this year. Producer Miranda Birch. Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Peter Nichols
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games, chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

This week top athletes discoverthat a vegetarian diet can give them stamina as well as street cred. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: 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. 4: Liverpool. A walk down Hope Street takes Trelawny from the Catholic cathedral to the Anglican. Along the way he explores the city's important musical legacy, from Max Bruch to the Beatles and from Merseybeatto a mysterious busker. Producer Andy Cartwright. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Max Bruch
Producer: Andy Cartwright.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners from Cumbria. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

The final programme in this series exploring great historic walking routes in the British Isles. 6: The Pilgrim's Way. GP Catherine Humphrys guides Clare Balding from church to church, starting at St Martha on the Hill, near Guildford, and ending at St James in Shere. See OS Explorer Map 145. Producer Lucy Lunt. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Catherine Humphrys
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Classic Serial: Moby Dick

Oscar-winning actor F Murray Abraham stars in David Zane Mairowitz 's three-part adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel. The epic struggle between man and beast becomes a compelling tale of camaraderie, fate and megalomania. 1: Ishmael's adventure begins in the eerie seafaring town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he encounters the enigmatic Queequeg and embarks on a remarkable friendship. Music composed and performed by Rohan Kriwaczek Producer Lance Dann. Director Bill Raymond. Rptd Saturday 9pm RT SHOP: Moby Dick is available as a double audio cassette and costs f,8.99 inc p&p. To order call the credit card hotline on [number removed]. or send a cheque payable to RT Shop to [address removed]


Unknown: Murray Abraham
Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz
Unknown: Rohan Kriwaczek
Producer: Lance Dann.
Director: Bill Raymond.
Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Moby Dick
Ishmael F: Murray Abraham
Ahab: Fritz Weaver
Queequeg: Oliva Leavanae
Starbuck: Thomas Gilroy
Stubb: John Rothman
Flask: Michael P Moran
Coffin: Christopher McCann
Bildad: Ed Setrakian
Mapple: Kevin Conway
Elijah: Bob Adrian

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to Anita Desai about her novel Fasting, Feasting. Repeated Friday 4pm RT SHOP: Fasting, Feasting is available as a double audio cassette and costs £8.99 inc p&p. To order call the credit card hotline on [number removed]. or send a cheque payable to RT Shop to [address removed]


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Anita Desai
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation presented by Christopher Cook , featuring Jean Binta Breeze and Michael Donaghy. Producer Lindsay Leonard. Rptd Saturday 11.30pm


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Presented By: Michael Donaghy.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard.

: File on 4

With Jolyon Jenkins. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Letters from the Morning of the World

In 1992 English composer Robert Walker emigrated to the village of Karangasem on the Indonesian island of Bali. In two programmes supplementing his earlier series, he describes the life he now leads. 1: Rowers, Feasts and a Funeral. At the Hindu temple festivals, one can take in centuries-old rituals, bet on cockfights or buy knickers. Producer Andrew Green. Rptd Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Robert Walker
Producer: Andrew Green.

: Pick of the Week

John Waite presents his 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: John Waite
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Eddie is homeward bound. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham " page 35


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

: Test Match Special Report

L W only
News and views from Lord's on the fourth day of the Second Cornhill Test.

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Shopping Heaven, Shopping Hell

Paradise Regained. Once shopping was about fulfilling basic needs. Now it's everything: therapy, community, entertainment, escapism and religion. Another chance to hearthe first of two programmes in which Tony Tborne asks if shopping is our only certainty. Editor Mary Price (R)


Unknown: Tony Tborne

: In Business

Peter Day investigates Singapore's new strategy for economic Survival. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines, with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old World Simon Hoggart takes a light-hearted look at the week in Westminster.
Editor John Evans. It's a Funny Old World rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


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

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Poetry and prose chosen by the distinguished poet RS Thomas. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rs Thomas.

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