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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Augustine's, West Monkton in Somerset.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The Play Ethic. A look at the joy of creativity that comes from play and artists' games, celebrating effortlessness over hard graft and the child-like spontaneity characteristic of the genius of a Robert Louis Stevenson or a Benjamin Britten. Presented by Bonnie Greer. Producer Alan Hall. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Presented By: Bonnie Greer.
Producer: Alan Hall.

: On Your Farm

Topical farming programme. Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anne Fine speaks on behalf of a charity which provides education, treatment and care for more than 200 young people with complex epilepsy.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: St Piers, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Anne Fine
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

God's Great New Day. Canon Tom Wright and Paul Spicer reflect on the meaning of Jesus's Resurrection, with music from their Easter Oratorio sung by the Lichfield Cathedral Chamber Choir and Choristers directed by the composer. Soloists Andrew Kennedy , Joanne Lunn , and DamianThantrey. Organist Robert Sharpe. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Canon Tom Wright
Unknown: Paul Spicer
Soloists: Andrew Kennedy
Soloists: Joanne Lunn
Organist: Robert Sharpe.

: Letter from America

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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 television and radio personality Chris Tarrant. Presented by Sue Lawley . Producer Miranda Birch.


Unknown: Chris Tarrant.
Presented By: Sue Lawley
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's first quality weekend newspaper features
Alexander Armstrong , Alice Arnold , Ewan Bailey ,
Rebecca Front, Simon Greenall , Melanie Hudson , Emma Kennedy , Chris Langham , Tracy-Ann Oberman , Vicki Pepperdine and Andy Taylor. Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Ewan Bailey
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Emma Kennedy
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine
Unknown: Andy Taylor.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper visits the stallholders of London's
Borough Market to find out what effect the current foot-and-mouth outbreak is having- and might have in the future-on small, specialist food producers. And Sheila Dillonjoins Gerard Bakerto gather in the harvest of springgreens.
Producer Rebecca Moore. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Gerard Bakerto
Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: At Home with Healey

Two Little Political Songsters. Tim Healey concludes the series by exploring his parental home, where his parents, Lord and Lady Healey, recall and sing the songs of their youth and songs from the war years. They reflect on the changing nature of political songs and communal singingduring their lifetime. Producer Dilly Barlow. Repeated Saturday llpm


Songsters: Tim Healey
Producer: Dilly Barlow.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood are the guests of Village Greenfingers, Goring-on-Thames. Plus the definitive guide to combating aphids in the garden. With chairman Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: Beautiful Visions

Two programmes celebrating the centenary ofthe garden city movement. This week, Bournville, the village built by one ofthe early pioneers, George Cadbury , around his chocolate factory outside Birmingham. Presented by Allan Beswick. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Editor David Ross


Unknown: George Cadbury
Presented By: Allan Beswick.
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite.
Editor: David Ross

: Classic Serial: Little Dorrit: 1

Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment is dramatised in five parts by Doug Lucie.
Arthur Clennam returns from China, fearful of a wrong committed by his parents, and meets Little Dorrit, a young seamstress. Curious and protective towards her he follows her to her home, the Marshalsea debtor's prison, and is introduced to her extraordinary family.

Repeated Saturday 9pm
Recording the serial on location: page 11


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Doug Lucie.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Music: Mia Soteriou
Violin: Steve Bentley-Klein
Dickens: Ian McKellen
Arthur: Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam: Margaret Tyzack
William: John Wood
Little Dorrit: Jasmine Hyde
Fanny: Indira Varma
Frederick: Peter Tuddenham
Flora: Sophie Thompson
Flintwinch: Ioan Meredith
Affery: Jennie Stoller
Tite Barnacle: Gordon Reid
Barnacle Jnr: Kenny Blyth
Maggy: Helen Ayres
Pancks: Philip Joseph
Plornish: Jonathan Keeble

: Open Book

Irish novelist and Whitbread-award winner
Maurice Leitch discusses his new novel, The Eggman 's Apprentice, with Charlie Lee-Potter . Producer Tom Alban. Repeated Friday 4pm


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Producer: Tom Alban.

: Poetry Please

In honour of Shakespeare's birthday, poetry to celebrate the life and work of the most famous poet in the world. Readers Elizabeth Bell, David Collins and Geoffrey Palmer. Presented by Frank Delaney. Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.
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

Alain de Botton plucks ancient philosophers from obscu rity and asks what they can teach us today.
This week Seneca, the philosopher whose views on anger sprang directly from his experience with two of the most violent men in history- Emperors Caligula and Nero. 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 Kate Adie.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Kate Adie.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Roy plans a getaway. Rptd tomorrow 2pm
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

A series for children featuring stories, jokes, events and competitions, presented by Matt Smith. This week Gerry Anderson , creator of Thunderbirds, is interviewed by a fan; Matthew Sweeney and young friends review Faber's new children's poetry collection; and Philip Pullman readsthe second episode of Clockwork. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Presented By: Matt Smith.
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
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. The Family from One End Street. How life with the Ruggles family was a pioneering but controversial portrayal of working-class life. Producer Matthew Dodd (R)


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: A World in Your Ear

Repeated from Friday

: Changing Places

Sherwood Outlaws C02. Within hours of the local pit closing, the former mining community of Ollerton, near Sherwood Forest began the fight to buy the 90-acre site. Howard Stableford looks at their success.
Repeated from Thursday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

The GreasyPole. Historian Felipe Fernandez -
Armesto investigates ambition. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Mark Mardell. Including 10.45 It's a Funny Old World
Editor John Evans. It's a Funny OldWoridrptd Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Mark Mardell.
Editor: John Evans.

: A Good Read

Phil Hogan and George Monbiot discuss three favourite books with Louise Doughty. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Phil Hogan
Unknown: George Monbiot
Unknown: Louise Doughty.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Tormented Genius

The first of two programmes examining the relationship between mental illness and musical genius, presented by John Florance. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Presented By: John Florance.
Producer: Paul Evans

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