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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints, Wyke Regis in Dorset.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Wings of the Morning. This week Mark Tully explores the enduring human quest to fly like a bi rd. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: On Your Farm

The topical farming series returns for a new series. Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: 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. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard.

: Radio 4 Appeal

The Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd speaks on behalf of a charity which works to improve the lives of older people on low incomes.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: National Benevolent Fund for the Aged. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From the St Stephen's Centre, Edinburgh.
Presented by David Tennant , with the St Andrew Camerata directed by Vincent Wallace. Organ Douglas Mcllwraith.
E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: David Tennant
Directed By: Vincent Wallace.
Unknown: Douglas McLlwraith.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Afresh approach to news, with conversation about the big stories of the week, presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is vice-chancellor ofthe University of Cambridge, Sir Alec Broers. As a professor of electrical engineering at the forefront of research into microchip technology, he says of his work, " If cars had made the same progress as electronics have in the past decade, then you would be able to drive from Cambridge to Londoninhalfa second With Sue Lawley. Producer Miranda Birch. Roland White 's radio review: page 55


Unknown: Sir Alec Broers.
Producer: Miranda Birch.
Producer: Roland White

: Quote.... Unquote

Bill Oddie and Claire Gorham are among the guestsjoining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Claire Gorham
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: The Food Programme

Can a new initiative to bring recipes designed by top chefs to hospital wards help reduce patient recoverytimes? 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.

: At Home with Healey

The Town Waits. Every sizable town in Britain had its municipal band or "waits". They were the watchmen at the gates who played shawms, sackbuts and lutes to signal the hours. They also entertained distinguished visitors and became the town's official band with their own liveries. In a four-part series Tim Healey explores the history and sound of the old town waits.
Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Tim Healey
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners from East Sussex. And the team comes up with some effective suggestions to keep crime out of the garden. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: Gardening Gurus

Conversations with three of the country's leading gardeners, presented by Monty Don. Joy
Larkcom, doyenne of vegetable gardening, has revived unusual vegetable and salad crops in her productive yet ornamental organic potager. Producer Felicity Goodall (R)


Presented By: Monty Don.
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Classic Serial: The White Guard

Mikhail Bulgakov 's classic Ukrainian novel is dramatised in two parts by DJ Britton. 1: Betrayal In the winter of 1918, the citizens of Kiev wait for the city to fall, either to the Bolsheviks orto the nationalists. The Turbin family, supporters of the tsar, take refuge in their family home.
Director Alison Hindell. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Mikhail Bulgakov
Director: Alison Hindell.
Alexei: Paul Hilton
Nikolka: James Loye
Elena: Manon Edwards
Myshlaevsky: Gerry Lepkowski
Shervinsky: Patrick Brennan
Shpolyansky: Tlm Kirkus
Julia: Melanie Walters
Bolbotun: Rhodri Hugh
Rusakov: Simon Ludders
Sergeant: Dorien Thomas
Colonel: Simon Armstrong

: Bookclub

Margaret Drabble discusses her novel, The Witch of Exmoor - a searing portrait of English middle-class life - with James Naughtie and guests.
The next Bookclub on 6 May will be James Ellroy 's Black Dahlia. PHONE: [number removed] to take part in a recording of the programme. Repeated Friday 4pm


Guest: Margaret Drabble
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Humorous poetryfrom Bellocand Betjemanto the humble limerick, to celebrate April Fools' Day. Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bellocand Betjemanto
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events, with Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe.

: Faith in Mind

Well-known psychologists offer new insights into the experiences of biblical characters.
Dorothy Rowe reflects on the rich young man who wanted everything. Producer Rosie Dawson. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Dorothy Rowe
Producer: Rosie Dawson.

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days. with Chris Serle.
Editor Richard Bannerman. PHONE: [number removed]
FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Editor: Richard Bannerman.

: The Archers

Jennifer is caught bending. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 40 Roland White 's radio review: page 55


Unknown: Alison Graham
Unknown: Roland White

: A Prairie Home Companion

Another chance to hear last year's sell-out visit to the Queen's Hall in Edinburgh of the American radio variety show. Garrison Keillor hosts the first of two evenings of music, comedy and storytelling. With Tim Russell and Sue Scott , and guests the Battlefield Band and crime writer Ian Rankin.
Producers Patrick Rayner and Christine Tschida. Sound effects Tom Keith. Piano Richard Dworsky. The Guy's All-Star Band (R)


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Tim Russell
Unknown: Sue Scott
Unknown: Ian Rankin.
Producers: Patrick Rayner
Producers: Christine Tschida.
Piano: Tom Keith.
Piano: Richard Dworsky.

: Feedback

Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes and policy, With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Changing Places

Home - but Not Alone. Two years ago five families built "earth homes" in Hockerton, Nottinghamshire, in orderto live sustainable lives within a community. Their successes include cheaper bills and low-cost transport. Howard Stableford visits the project with a group of "self builders" who hope to embark on a similar project in Bristol. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Howard Stableford

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Taming the Globe. People travelled from all over the world to protest in Seattle and Prague, demanding greater participation'in decisions that affect life in the globalised economy. Mary Kaidor asks if these demonstrations were signs of an emerging global society. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mary Kaidor

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's Funny Old World Editor John Evans. It's a Funny Old World rptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Solicitor Anthony Julius and independent MP
Martin Bell discuss three favourite paperbacks with presenter Louise Doughty. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Anthony Julius
Unknown: Martin Bell
Presenter: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Under African Skies

Three programmes in which African musicians talk about the development of their music. This week Robin Denselow talks to Femi Kuti , son of Fela Kuti, the founder of Afrobeat and himself a renowned musician.
Producers Ronni Davis and Alison Vernon-Smith (R)


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Femi Kuti
Producers: Ronni Davis
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

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