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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Holy Trinity Church, Skipton in Yorkshire.

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Vengeance and Retribution. Bonnie Greer considers the attitudes of artists and thinkers towards vengeance and retribution and their impact upon victim, perpetrator, scapegoat and bystander.
Producer Alan Hall. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Producer: Alan Hall.

: On Your Farm

Another topical episode of the farming programme. 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


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Stella Clarke speaks on behalf of a charity which helps people on low incomes build theirown homes. Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: The Community Self-Build Agency. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Stella Clarke
Producer: Anne Downing.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

From St Michael's Church, Aberystwyth, led by the Rev Stuart Bell. John 8, w3-ll; Matthew 13, w44--46. I Know You Will Answer; Here Is Love; Lord I Come to You; My Hope Is Built on Nothing
Less; Jesus, All for Jesus; How Good Is the God We Adore. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stuart Bell.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Two volumes of Alistair Cooke's Letter from America are available on audio cassette from all good retail outlets and [web address removed]


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: 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

Violinist Tasmin Little is Sue Lawley's castaway this week. Producer Miranda Birch.


Violinist: Tasmin Little
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: The Sunday Format

Radio's firstquality weekend newspaper, complete with copious living pull-out sections, 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

This week a look at why drinking water is such a rare commodity in schools where vending machines supply constant soft drinks. And should that water be fluoridated?
Producer Rebecca Moore. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Invisible Trumpets

Bernard Shaw was a memorable music critic, using his wit, compendious knowledge and passion for the art to write a series of trenchant, provoking and influential pieces of music journalism. Pianist
Penelope Thwaites introduces some extracts and the music that inspired them.
Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday llpm (R)


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Introduces: Penelope Thwaites
Producer: Sara Davies.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are the guests ofthe John I nnes Centre, Norwich. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor.


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

: Beautiful Visions

The concluding programme celebrating the centenary ofthe garden city movement.
Letchworth, the first garden city, was established in 1903. Was it a blueprint for healthier living, orwere critics closer to the mark when they described its houses as cramped? Presented by Allan Beswick. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite. Editor David Ross


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

: Classic Serial: Little Dorrit: 2

Charles Dickens's masterpiece of social satire and imprisonment is dramatised in five parts by Doug Lucie.
Arthur Clennam still believes his parents have wronged someone, but he can't get any help from the Circumlocution Office.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Doug Lucie
Music: Mia Soteriou
Violin: Steve Bentley-Klein
Director: Janet Whitaker
Dickens: Ian McKellen
Arthur: Julian Wadham
Mrs Clennam: Margaret Tyzack
William: John Wood
Little Dorrit: Jasmine Hyde
Fanny: Indira Varma
Frederick: Peter Tuddenham
Flintwinch: Loan Meredith
Mrs Merdle: Jennie Stoller
John: Ben Crowe
Barnacle Jnr: Kenny Blyth
Maggy: Helen Ayres
Mr Doyce: Jonathan Keeble
Mr Meagles: Gordon Reid
Pet Meagles: Clare Corbett

: Open Book

Science fiction writer Terry Pratchett talks to
Charlie Lee-Potter about Thief of Time, his 26th novel in the Discworld series.
Producer Dymphna Flynn. The next bookclub on 6 Maywill be James Ellroy 's Black Dahlia. Repeated Friday 4pm


Talks: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Producer: Dymphna Flynn.
Unknown: James Ellroy
Unknown: Black Dahlia.

: Poetry Please

This week's poems explore the world of work, from flirtatious office friendships to the providers of our daily bread. Presented by Frank Delaney. Readers Elizabeth Bell, David Collins and Geoffrey Palmer. Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Presented By: Frank Delaney.
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer.
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: Lost Orders?

The Christian Brothers educated John Birt ,
Roger McGough and every Irish Taoiseach. Peter Stanford reports on how the order is facing up to a decline in vocations. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: John Birt
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Peter Stanford

: Wise Guys

Alain de Botton plucks ancient philosophers from obscurity and asks what they can teach us today. In n this concluding programme he examines
Montaigne, the philosopherwho had read every book ever written in his time, yet considered most scholars blockheads and most books boring. Producer Sue Davies. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Producer: Sue Davies.

: Pick of the Week

A selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days, with Mark Whittaker.
Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

Caroline comes to the rescue. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 28


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week a look at rehearsals forthe new stage version of Roald Dahl 's The Twits. Matt Smith examines the future of children's radio and there is an array of jokes and competitions. Also, Philip Pullman reads the third episode of Clockwork. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Shaking Up the Library

The story of ground-breaking children's books, presented by Michael Rosen. The King of the Golden River. How the art critic John Ruskin wrote a fantasy tale for children - a decade before the Victorian craze for fantasy books. Producer Matthew Dodd (R)


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Golden River.
Unknown: John Ruskin
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.

: Law in Action

With Marcel Berlins. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Of Mice and Men. John Kampfner looks at whether politicians have as much power as they would like us to believe. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Kampfner

: The Westminster Hour

Next week's political headlines with Andrew Rawnsley. Including 10.45 It's a 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

Phillipa Pearce and Ben Gill discuss three favourite books With Matthew Parris. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Phillipa Pearce
Unknown: Ben Gill
Unknown: Matthew Parris.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Tormented Genius

In this concluding programme investigating the relationship between mental illness and musical genius, John Rorance focuses on composers Ivor Gurney and Dmitri Shostakovich. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: John Rorance
Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich.
Producer: Paul Evans

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