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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Margaret's, Westminster.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Mystic Rose. Eileen Campbell celebrates the rich and varied symbolism of the rose. From ancient Sufi and Mayan cultures, and the esoteric world of alchemy and the Rosicrucians, to mainstream Catholicism, what truths do the velvet petals of the rose enfold?
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Eileen Campbell
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

Anothertopical 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, moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.
Producer Liz Leonard. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Richard Branson speaks on behalf of a charity which educates the children of poor widows in India. Producer Anne Downing.
DONATIONS: The Loomba Trust. [address removed]CREDIT CARDS:[number removed]
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Richard Branson
Producer: Anne Downing

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Swords into Ploughshares. The first of a special series for Advent. With Sister Geraldine Smyth OP. From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College Belfast.


Unknown: Geraldine Smyth

: Letter from America

ByAlistairCooke. insight, anecdote and history from the doyen of commentators. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to news, 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 Lawiey's castaway is editor of Talk magazine, Tina Brown. Her reputation as a formidable magazine editor spans both sides of the Atlantic -with the revamp of Tatler, Vanity Fairand The New Yorkerraising eyebrows as well as circulation figures.
Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Tina Brown.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

PM Tony Hawks joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton at Coventry's Belgrade theatre forthe antidote to panel games.With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

What is the real price we pay when the old luxury foods are made affordable to all? Producer Sheila Dillon
Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Soul Music

A series about music that makes the hairs stand up on the back of our necks.
2: Abide with Me. An exploration of why Henry F Lyte 's words and William H Monk 's tune have so much significance for the people of Malawi, a railway chaplain, a miner's daughter and a vicar in India. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Henry F Lyte
Unknown: William H Monk
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners from South Wales. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Ramblings with Clare Balding

This week Balding follows the routes that inspire artists. She walks the South Devon coast from
Thuristone in the company of video artist Malcolm Le Grice. The route can be found on OS Outdoor
Leisure map 20.
Producer Lucy Lunt. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 PHONE: [number removed]


Artist: Malcolm Le Grice.
Producer: Lucy Lunt.

: Classic Serial: Emma

The conclusion of Jane Austen 's sparkling comedy of love and marriage, dramatised in two parts by April de Angelis . Emma's composure is threatened by two new arrivals in Highbury-
Mr Elton 's new wife and MrWeston's handsome son.
Starting tomorrow at 10.45am, the Woman's Hour Serial presents a five-part portrait of Jane Austen 's world through her letters and novels.
Music Martin Souter. Director Jonquil Panting. Rptd Saturday 9pm Jane Austen adaptations: page 72


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: April de Angelis
Unknown: Mr Elton
Unknown: Jane Austen
Music: Martin Souter.
Unknown: Jane Austen
Emma: Eve Best
Frank: Tom Hollander
Mr Weston: Andrew Wincott
Mrs Weston: Patience Tomlinson
Miss Bates: Marcia Warren
Jane: Beth Chalmers
Mr Woodhouse: Norman Rodway
Harriet: Ellie Beaven
Mrs Elton: Josie Lawrence
Mr Knightley: Robert Bathurst
Mr Elton: David Bamber
Servant: Helen Ayres

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and audience meet Booker Prize-winning novelist Graham Swift to talk about Waterland, his acclaimed novel of love, loss and madness in the Fens.
Repeated Friday 4pm
The next Book club on 7 January will be Tony Parsons's Man and Boy


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Graham Swift
Producer: Karen Holden

: Writing Poetry

The Sonnet. In the first of three programmes, poets Wendy Cope and Jo Shapcottjoin poet laureate Andrew Motion to discuss writing sonnets, with examples which range from Shakespeare to their own work.
Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Jo Shapcottjoin
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on 4

With Allan Urry. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry.

: Test Match Special Report

Jonathan Agnew looks back at the conclusion of the Second Test in Faisalabad, Pakistan.


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: A Samba for Saro-Wiwa

Babalu's World. Concluding two recollections, Zina Saro-Wiwa , the 24 year-old daughter of the executed Nigerian activist Ken, revisits in her mind the place where she found solace and a sense of belonging- not in her native Nigeria, nor in Britain where she has lived most of her life, but in Salvador da Bahia, the old Brazilian capital where West African culture is everywhere apparent. Producer Nigel Acheson. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Zina Saro-Wiwa
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Pick of the Week

Russell Davies presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Jennifer Steps forward. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap Stars behind Bars: page 26
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 47


Unknown: Jennifer Steps
Unknown: Alison Graham

: Room for Improvement

The series which offers you the perfect way to become a better and wiser human being. Laurie Taylor and guests consider different ways of enriching the mind, body and spirit.
Producers Rebecca Nicholson and Jane O'Rourke


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producers: Rebecca Nicholson
Producers: Jane O'Rourke

: Wireless Wise

David Hatch presents a quiz that delves into the BBC sound archives. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: David Hatch

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Euro 2000. John Kampfner asks whether we would miss the EU if it was quietly dissolved. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Kampfner

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including It's a Funny Old World
Editor John Evans. It's a Funny Old Wtortdrptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

AM The film director Stephen Frears chooses some of his favourite pieces of poetry and prose. Readers Stephen Moore and Eve Matheson. Rptd from Thursday


Director: Stephen Frears
Readers: Stephen Moore

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