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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Eastham, Wirral.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Just Like the Resurrection. An exploration ofthe meaning of the Resurrection in words and music, drawing on the work of writers and composers from a wide range of faiths, cultures and traditions. Presented by Mark Tully.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Presented By: Mark Tully.
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Sunrise Service

"On Good Friday, Marythe mother of Jesus had watched her son die the cruelest of deaths, but early on Easter Day another Mary, Mary Magdalene , was the first to see the risen Christ." Canon Noel Vincent leads an act of worship for Easter Day, including the carol Now the Green Blade Riseth and an aria from Handel's Messiah- 1 Know that My Redeemer Liveth. The St Michael's Singers, directed by Professor Ian Tracey , are joined by soloist Gillian Winstanley.


Unknown: Mary Magdalene
Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Directed By: Professor Ian Tracey
Soloist: Gillian Winstanley.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

In a special edition for Easter Day, this programme assesses the current state of Christianity. With reports from BBC correspondents, and a panel of experts in the studio, Roger Bolton looks at what the future holds forthe world's largest religion and why it is growing in some countries while rapidly declining in others. 7.55 Radio 4 Appeal
Dame Judy Dench speaks on behalf of a charity which is dedicated to saving tigers, elephants and other critically endangered mammals.
DONATIONS: The David Shepherd Conservation Foundation, [address removed]CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]
Radio 4 Appeal repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm Sundayseries producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Unknown: Dame Judy Dench
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Letter from America

With veteran commentator Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Letterfrom America ate available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com


Commentator: Alistair Cooke.

: Sunday Worship

From Liverpool Cathedral for an Easter Sunday
Eucharist. With the preacher, the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Rev James Jones. The Choir of Liverpool Cathedral, directed by Ian Wells , sing Schubert's joyful Mass in G. Organist Professor Ian Tracey.


Unknown: James Jones.
Directed By: Ian Wells
Organist: Professor Ian Tracey.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

This week's castaway is observer and chronicler of rural life, Ronald Blythe , perhaps best known for his "oral histories" - Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village and The View in Winter. Presented by Sue Lawley. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Quote ... Unquote

Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Don Black , Claire Caiman , Krishnan Guru-Murthyand Pam Rhodes. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Don Black
Unknown: Claire Caiman
Unknown: Murthyand Pam Rhodes.

: The Food Programme

Earlier this year the Indian state of Gujarat was devastated by an earthquake which killed at least 30,000. Simon Parkes finds out how aid agencies provide food for a sector that has lost everything. Producer Rebecca Wells. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: At Home with Healey

John Clare - Country Fiddler. A Northamptonshire poet with a passionate love of the countryside,
John Clare is also remembered for his tragic end in an asylum. Yet the son of a renowned ballad singer was also a fiddler and a pioneer collector of folk songs. Tim Healey talks to poet Tom Paulin and musicians Gordon Tyrrall and GeoffBowen about the musical side of Clare.
Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Saturday 11pm


Unknown: John Clare
Talks: Tim Healey
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Musicians: Gordon Tyrrall
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special Easter edition of the programme from Versailles, with John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness, and chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Classic Serial: The Red Badge of Courage

Stephen Crane 's classic, set during the bloodiest period of the American Civil War, is dramatised by James Saunders. Will Henry Fleming , a raw Union recruit, earn his badge of courage (a visible wound), or will he prove to be a coward? with Phil Atkin , Michael Copeman , Shaun Mathieson , Chris Redman. Dylan Trowbridge and Wayne Ward. Music Kevin Bright and Andy McNeill. Producers James Roy and Colleen Woods Director Martin Jenkins. Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Stephen Crane
Dramatised By: James Saunders.
Unknown: Henry Fleming
Unknown: Phil Atkin
Unknown: Michael Copeman
Unknown: Shaun Mathieson
Unknown: Chris Redman.
Unknown: Dylan Trowbridge
Unknown: Wayne Ward.
Music: Kevin Bright
Music: Andy McNeill.
Producers: James Roy
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Fleming: Matthew Ferguson
Conklin: Michael Mahonen
Wilson: Shaun Smyth
Narrator: Alison Seal-Smith

: Open Book

Charles Webb , author of The Graduate, talks to
Charlie Lee-Potter about New Cardiff, his first book in 25 years. Producer Dymphna Flynn. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Charles Webb
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.

: Poetry Please

Religious spirit in the poetic consciousness, from the fabric of the church to the mystery of the Easter story, presented by Frank Delaney.
Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Presented By: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: Black Market Britain

An examination of Britain's informal economy, presented by Allan Urry. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Allan Urry.

: Wise Guys

In a three-part series Alain de Botton plucks ancient philosophers from obscurity and asks what they can teach us today. This week Epicurus, the philosopher who got a reputation for loving luxury and pleasure. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Producer: Sue Davies.

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio overthe past seven days, with Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Eleanor Oldroyd.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Janet gets support. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

A new series for children featuring stories, jokes, events and competitions, presented by Matt Smith. This week young people interview Sir Steven Redgrave , Philip Pullman reads from his novel Clockwork and the new Easterfilm Spykids is scrutinised by eight-year-old Sam and his granny.
Special guests are chart-topping pop stars Hearsay. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman WESITE: [Web Address Removed] E-MAIL: [Address Removed]
Are you listening children? Then we'll belon ... p42


Presented By: Matt Smith.
Interviewee: Sir Steven Redgrave
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Shaking Up the Library

The story of ground-breaking children's books that inspired shelves of imitators, presented by Michael Rosen. Emil and the Detectives
How a gang of sleuths from Berlin were the first famous child detectives. Producer Matthew Dodd (R)


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: A World in Your Ear

The best English language radio from around the world, with Emily Buchanan. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.

: Changing Places

On the eve of the opening of the National Forest Milliennium Discovery Centre near Moira in Leicestershire, Howard Stableford meets locals who are transforming thousands of acres of derelict land into WOOdS. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Howard Stableford

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Do It Yourself?What should we share responsibility for and what should we do for ourselves? Why do we compensate farmers but not victims of flooding?
Bridget Rosewell investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Bridget Rosewell

: The Westminster Hour

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


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Misha Glenny and Anne Marie Huby discuss three paperbacks with Louise Doughty. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Anne Marie Huby
Unknown: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Under African Skies

Johnny Clegg , originally from England, went to South
Africa in the mid-seventies to form a multi-racial band. Robin Denselow hears how despite harassment by the authorities he became a major Star. Producers Ronni Davis and Alison Vernon-Smith (R)


Unknown: Johnny Clegg
Unknown: Robin Denselow
Producers: Ronni Davis
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

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