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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas, Durweston, in Dorset.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service colour and analysis from BBC correspondents worldwide. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Bad Stars. This week a look at what happens physically, psychologically and spiritually in the wake of a natural disaster such as the recent Gujurat earthquake. Presented byMarkTully. Producer Alan Hall. Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Alan Hall.

: Living World

The Hen Harrier. Once common, the hen harrier is today among our rarest breeding birds of prey. Brett Westwood and ornithologist lolo Williams travel to Wales in search of this spectacular raptor. Producer Sarah Blunt. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WESITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Trevor Barnes with the religious and ethical news of the week. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Ben Kingsley speaks on behalf of a charity which supports the care of pregnant women and newborn babies throughout the United Kingdom.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Baby Lifeline Ltd, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Producer: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

A seaside service with the congregation of St John 's Methodist Church, Llandudno, and the Llandudno Festival Singers, led by the Rev Keith Garner. Director of music Nigel Shaw. Organist J Meirion Davies. Psalm 121; Mark 1, wl4-20. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Keith Garner.
Organist: Nigel Shaw.
Unknown: Meirion Davies.

: Letter from America

Presented byAliStairCooke. 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.
Soap and Flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Desert Island Discs

Businessman and chairman of Dixons pic, Sir
Stanley Kalms , is Sue Lawley's guest this week. Producer Miranda Birch. Shortened 9am


Unknown: Stanley Kalms
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Comedy panel game from the Theatre Royal, Norwich, with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and a special guest. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell on the piano. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: There are six different I'm Sorry I Haven't 't a Clue audio cassettes available now from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Why is drinking water so rare in schools when vending machines supply soft drinks? And should that water be fluoridated? Sheila Dillon investigates. Producer Paul Kobrak. Extended 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paul Kobrak.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: These You Have Loathed

Two leading cultural figures discuss music they just cannot bear. This week former director of the Royal Opera House, Mary Allen , and writer
Philip Hensher , consider crimes committed in the name Of music. With PetrOCTrelawny. Producer Martin Smith


Unknown: Mary Allen
Unknown: Philip Hensher
Producer: Martin Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week there is a preview of the Hampton Court Flower Show, and Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster are guests of Rhuddlan Castle
Women's Institute. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Batman and Rosie

Lights inXhe Night Sky. Henry puts tiny lights on the bats so he can see where they are in the dark. On the final day of the study will Henry and Rosie find the bat they have lost? Producer Cheryl Gabriel (R)


Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: Classic Serial: My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell 's comic classic about his eccentric upper-class English family whose antics persistently disrupt his enthralling natural history escapades on the sunny Greek island of Corfu in the thirties. Dramatised in two parts by Janys Chambers. 1: Meet the Family.... plus a Few Animals
Director Polly Thomas. Repeated Saturday 9pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: My Family and Other Animals is available now from retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Director: Polly Thomas.
Gerry: Adam Usden
Adult Gerry: Will Tacey
Mother: Cella Imrie
Larry: Toby Jones
Mamo: Anna Kirke
Leslie: Paul Hunter
Spiro: Andreas Markos
Lugaretzia: Katla David
Dr Androuchelli/Dr Stephanides: Graeme Hawley

: Bookclub

Chinese-American author Amy Tan discusses her acclaimed novel The Kitchen God's Wife with James Naughtie and a group of readers.
The next Bookclub on 5 August will be The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing. To take part in a Radio 4 Bookclub recording.
Phone: [number removed]. Repeated Thursday 4pm


Guest: Amy Tan
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Karen Holden

: Fine Lines

Poetry and conversation with Paul Muldoon , Oxford Professor of Poetry, who looks back over his writing as he reaches his 50th birthday. With Christopher Cook. Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad, presented by Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Julian O'Halloran.

: From Our Special Correspondent

The conclusion of three programmes about how the most unlikely people graced the pages of great newspapers. Presented by Ian Christie. Writing the Reich. William Randolph Hearst had a long history of standing up for Germany. He opposed the Versailles Settlement so vehemently that this became an obsession, and helps to explain why he published Hitler and Goering in his flagship newspaper. Producer Clare Csonka. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Presented By: Ian Christie.
Unknown: Reich. William Randolph Hearst
Producer: Clare Csonka.

: Pick of the Week

The week's BBC radio highlights with MarkWhittaker. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

MeetGingerthe hen. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

This week on the children's programme Matt Smith visits the new National Space Centre in Leicester; there's a look at two new films, Shrek and Pokemon 3; and Sam George reads from Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Plusjokes and competitions. E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi Producer Jo Daykin. Series producerOlivia Seligman


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Sam George
Unknown: Michael Morpurgo.
Producer: Jo Daykin.

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's history series of the story of Britain. Reader Robert Powell. 1910-11. A New King, Commons Versus Lords and Industrial Unrest. Producer Pete Atkinflewsed repeat
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb box sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Reader: Robert Powell.
Producer: Pete Atkinflewsed

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: 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

: In Business

It's a Giveaway. Peter Day investigates the rules of the new philanthropy. Repeated from Thursday

: 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 repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Editor: John Evans.

: The Learning Curve

Presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Patrons

Sound Investment. The final programme in the series considers the patrons of new music in Britain today such as the Sound Investors who buy L100 shares in new pieces of music which are then performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Presented by Gerard McBurney. Producer Frances Byrnes (R)


Presented By: Gerard McBurney.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

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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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