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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, Fordingbridge.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Mazes and Labyrinths. This week Eileen Campbell looks at the history and secrets of mazes and labyrinths, exploring our enduring fascination for them. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


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

Emma Thompson speaks on behalf of a charity which supports vulnerable young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Alone in London. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Emma Thompson
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

Resurrection Now. With the Rev Ken Chippindale and the Moderator of the Free Churches Council, the Rev Tony Burnham. A service from Wylde
Green United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield. Director of music Philip Bellshaw. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ken Chippindale
Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

JeremyVine presents a fresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week. Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is epidemiologist Professor Sir Richard Doll , who with statistician Austin Bradford Hill, offered the first statistical proof of the link between cancer and smoking in 1950. Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Professor Sir Richard Doll
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons hosts the most devious of panel games. This week he is joined by Jenny Eclair , Tony Hawks, Graham Norton and Tim Rice. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Tim Rice.

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food andfoiegrasthe programme that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Rebecca Wells. ACTION LINE: [number removed]
Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Opening Nights: Evita

Russell Davies examines the stories behind the opening nights of well-known musicals.
Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice took their biggest risk to date putting on the musical stage a story of political intrigue, little known outside experts on 20th-century South American history. Davies hears about events that led up to the opening night on 21 June 1978, with memories from Rice and Lloyd-Webber, Joss Ackland, lighting director David Hersey and theatre critic Michael Billington, as well as those recorded at the opening, including Elaine Page, the first Evita.
Repeated Saturday 11pm


Presenter: Russell Davies
Interviewee: Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Interviewee: Tim Rice
Interviewee: Joss Ackland
Interviewee: David Hersey
Interviewee: Michael Billington
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by Lingfield Horticultural Society. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: The Leisure Trail

The last of three programmes in which artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett meets fellow craftsmen and women to talk about their work.
Natural Dyes. This week he cooks with colour when he meets prominent natural colourist Jenny Dean. Producer Sera LefroyOwen


Unknown: Jenny Dean.
Producer: Sera Lefroyowen

: Classic Serial: Summoned by Bells

A new version for radio of the bestselling verse autobiography by John Betjeman. Voiced bythe author from a recording made in the sixties, he remembers his Highgate Hill childhood, Cornish holidays, school in Oxford and the master who inspired his growing love of architecture.
Soundscape and music Jim Parker , played by The Nash Ensemble Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: John Betjeman.
Music: Jim Parker
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Open Book

Charlie Lee Potter speaks to Deidre Purcell , one of Ireland's top journalists, about her new novel Entertaining Ambrose, and looks at a reissue of Elaine Dundy 's classic, The Dud Avocado, this week's Book at Bedtime.
Producer Fiona McLean. The next Bookclubon 4 March will be
Joe Simpson 's Touching the Void. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown: Deidre Purcell
Unknown: Elaine Dundy
Producer: Fiona McLean.
Unknown: Joe Simpson

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook with poetry and conversation, including guest poets Ruth Padel and Carol Rumens. Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Carol Rumens.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe with major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: They Should Know Better

Writer, wit and raconteur Gerry Anderson takes the first of three askance glances at some of the stranger doings of the great, good and not so good in Northern Ireland today.
Pseudo-Intellectual Refuseniks and the Lone
Golfer of the Apocalypse
Producer Simon Elmes. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Elaine Walker.

: The Archers

Jennifer tries a new gambit. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Off the Page

In six programmes Chris Bigsby introduces a mix of fresh talent and established names -writers of fiction and fact - who have been commissioned to write and talk about the ideas and preoccupations ofourtimes. The Pram in the Hall
Are children the enemies of artistic promise? With Liz Jensen , Nicholas Lezard and Lucretia Stewart. Producer Tim Dee


Introduces: Chris Bigsby
Unknown: Liz Jensen
Unknown: Nicholas Lezard
Unknown: Lucretia Stewart.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the programme that tackles big legal issues and everyday ones, without long words, small print or expensive fees. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Decoding Iceland. A company called deCODE plans to map the gene pool of Iceland by studying the medical and genealogical records of the entire population. Huge medical breakthroughs may result from the research, but many Icelandic doctors are deeply worried will the sacred bond of trust between patient and doctor be broken? Peter Day reports from Reykjavik. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 Hacks from the Sticks Max Pearson follows a day in the life of a regional lobby correspondent.
Editor John Evans. Hacks from the Sticks rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Max Pearson
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

With LibbyPurveS. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Playing Hitler's Tune

In three programmes, Valentine Cunningham looks at how music and musicians were manipulated to further the political aims of Hitler's Nazi regime. This week how the seeds of discontent sown in the Weimar Republic generated the quest for the true Aryan successors to Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.
Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Paul Evans

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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