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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Elders and Betters. In a rapidly ageing society, do we accord senior citizens the respect they deserve or are our elders necessarily our betters? Fergal Keane investigates. Producer Frank Stirling. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Frank Stirling.

: 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, 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

Gorden Kaye speaks on behalf of a charity which provides care and support to people with brain injuries.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Headway, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Gorden Kaye
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Swansea Methodists mark the new year with their annual covenant service. The Rev Stephen Wigley leads a renewal of vows at Brunswick Methodist Church. Jeremiah 31, W31-34;
Romans 12, wl-2; John 5, wl-10; Brightest and Best; The Kings; Hail to the Lord's Anointed; Poverty (0 Deued Pob Cristion); Now Let Us Use the Grace Divine, 0 Worshipthe Lord. With the Philomusica Choir. Directors of music
Jennifer Taylor and Angela Morgan. Organist Howard Cooke.


Unknown: Stephen Wigley
Music: Jennifer Taylor
Organist: Angela Morgan.
Organist: Howard Cooke.

: Letter from America

Comment, context and colourfrom the United
States with veteran commentator Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: 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

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the owner of Longleat- Alexander Thynn , the seventh Marquess Of Bath. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9pm


Unknown: Alexander Thynn
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game where celebrities speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation on a given topic. This week he isjoined by Clement Freud , Linda Smith , Ross Noble and Tony Hawks at Buxton Opera House. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Ross Noble

: The Food Programme

Once the preserve of charity organisations, fair-trade products can now be found in most supermarkets and many coffee bars. But who benefits most-the retailers orthe farmers? Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates. ProducerPaul Kobrak. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Unknown: Producerpaul Kobrak.

: 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. Summertime
George Gershwin 's classic lullaby is explored by his biographer Rodney Greenberg and opera singers Harolyn Blackwell and Lesley Garrett. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Rodney Greenberg
Singers: Harolyn Blackwell
Singers: Lesley Garrett.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Roy Lancaster are guests of the Medieval Hall in Salisbury. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Cross Talk

Colin Dexter and guests examine and explain the key elements of the crossword puzzle. The examples used to illustrate this are drawn from crosswords from the previous week's broadsheets. Producer Felix Riley


Unknown: Colin Dexter
Producer: Felix Riley

: Classic Serial: Hawksmoor

The conclusion of Nick Fisher 's dramatisation of Peter Ackroyd 's acclaimed novel. Hawksmoor cannot find the murderer, and Dyer, the 18th-century architect, becomes more steeped in evil. and with Terence Edmond , Andrew Wincott , Clare Corbett and Helen Ayres Director Janet Whitaker. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Nick Fisher
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Terence Edmond
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Clare Corbett
Unknown: Helen Ayres
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Dyer/Hawksmoor: Philip Jackson
Sir Christopher Wren: Norman Rodway
Mirabilis: Richard Johnson
Anne: Miranda Foster
Walter/Pyne: Thomas Arnold
Nat: Ben Crowe
Mrs West/Best: Rlchenda Carey
Boys,: Jordan Clavert
Boys: Bradley Sowter
Boys: Luke Smith

: Bookclub

In a special edition of the programme, James Naughtie visits HMP Coldingley with writer Tony Parsons to discuss his hugely successful book Man and Boy with the prisoners' reading circle.
Repeated Friday 4pm. The next Bookclub on 4 February will be Margaret Drabble's The Witch of Exmoor.


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Tony Parsons
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney presents a selection of poems which contain a moment of epiphany. Barbara Rynn , Don Warrington and Sally Cookson read poems by, among others, Wordsworth, Seamus Heaney and Raymond Carver.
Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Barbara Rynn
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Raymond Carver.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: The Consultants

Edi Stark talks to surgeons, physicians and other consultants working in hospitals in Britain about the pressures Of theirjObS. Repeated from Tuesday

: Fairy-Tale Economics

Jack and the Beanstalk. If in your childhood you never learned that this tale was a guide to entrepreneurial risk-taking in a free-market economy, that is because the storyteller was not Bridget Rosewell. In three programmes, she mischievously reworks fairy tales forthe pantomime season. Producer Michael Blastland. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell.
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Pick

of the Week
Presented by Laurie Taylor.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Brian plays his cards right. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Alison Graham 's Soap and Flannel: page 30; Timothy Bentinck 's Kind of Day: page 122


Unknown: Alison Graham
Unknown: Timothy Bentinck

: Pillories of the State

Phil Hammond returns with a new series of the discussion programme, this time considering our perceptions of various industries. This week Brian Sewell , Professor Dianna Petherbridge ,
Professor Eric Moody and Doris Saatchi discuss the art industry. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Unknown: Phil Hammond
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Unknown: Professor Dianna Petherbridge
Unknown: Professor Eric Moody
Unknown: Doris Saatchi
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Wireless Wise

Presented by David Hatch. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: David Hatch.

: Word of Mouth

Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Dreaming of Whales

Grey Whales from Alaska to California. Mark
Carwardine follows the spectacular migration of gray whales as they travel the west coast of North America. ProducerSarah Blunt(R). E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Tales of the Unexpected?Govemments, companies and individuals tend increasingly to plan financial decisions on the basis of economic forecasts.
Andrew Dilnot questions whether this kind of prediction is an exact Science. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Norman Smith. Including 10.45 Women at the Top
Editor John Evans. Women at the Top repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Norman Smith.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Louise Doughty talks to adventurer Benedict Allen and political commentator Matthew Parris about theirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Benedict Allen
Commentator: Matthew Parris

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Writing Music

Peter Stead explores how music is used in our best-loved novels. Thomas Hardy 's Underthe Greenwood Tree reconstructs the early 19th-century musical world. With musicians Bonny Sartin and Dave Townsend and historian Jo Draper. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Musicians: Bonny Sartin
Musicians: Dave Townsend
Unknown: Jo Draper.
Producer: Paul Evans

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