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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Feet of Clay. This phrase has always implied fallibility. Yet spiritual writer John O'Donohue finds in clay a positive and creative image of our humanity. Sheena McDonald considers the meaning of the term. Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: John O'Donohue
Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Beverley McAinsh.

: Living World: 2: Ponds

Four new episodes of the nature programme.
Ponds appear to be calm and peaceful places but, as Lionel Kelleway discovers, ponds are miniature battlefields, complete with border patrol and snipers ready to use stealth, radar and camouflage in the fight for survival.
E-MAIL: [email address removed] WEBSITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Caroline Williams

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday

Religious and ethical magazine with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anneka Rice appeals on behalf of the National
Playbus Association, which delivers services and support to excluded or isolated families.
Producers Jayne Egerton and Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: National Playbus Association, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Rptd at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Anneka Rice
Producers: Jayne Egerton
Producers: Mohini Patel.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Sunday Worship

This week's programmes follow 100 Radio 4 listeners as they follow the steps of the saints on a pilgrimage to Rome. Today, they form the choir in a service from Rome's Venerable English College, in which Monsignor Patrick Kilgarriff and Dr Judith
Champ explore the relationship between the Italian capital and England, and meditate on the "little martyrdom" which is often part of the experience of pilgrimage. Director of music Gordon Stewart. Producer Philip Billson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Monsignor Patrick Kilgarriff
Music: Gordon Stewart.
Organist: Philip Billson.
Organist: Jeffrey Makinson

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley meets Timothy Clifford ofthe National Galleries Of Scotland. Producer Miranda Birch (R)


Unknown: Timothy Clifford
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Quote, Unquote

First in a new nine-part series. Repeated from Monday

: The Food Programme

Farmers' markets arrived in Britain from America four years ago and now there are over 300 of them nationwide. What's next for the concept and can the atmosphere be re-created in a high-street shop? Producer Dixi Stewart. Extended repeat tomorrow4pm


Producer: Dixi Stewart.

: The World This Weekend

With Guto Hari.


Unknown: Guto Hari.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - Face to Face with Demons

Keiko Holmes's controversial life's work is to build bridges between modern Japan and elderly ex-soldiers held captive by the Japanese during the Second World War. Mark Smalley learns that while some survivors of the notorious Burma-Thai railway are able to lay to rest ghosts of the past, others are incensed by Holmes's work. (R)


Subject: Keiko Holmes
Presenter/Producer: Mark Smalley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. The chairman is Eric Robson Producer Trevor Taylor.


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor.

: Commuter Belt Killer

Over 100 million years ago, the Surrey commuter belt was a tropical swamp through which herds of dinosaurs roamed. In the first of a new four-part series, Jessica Holm investigates their extinction, and looks at the find of an amateur fossil hunter. Website: [web address removed]


Presenter: Jessica Holm
Producer: Brett Westwood

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Great British commute 30 January 2018

: Classic Serial: This Sporting Life

David Storey 's key novel of sixties Northern realism is dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown. It charts the ruthless rise of rugby league star Arthur Machin and his efforts to win the heart of embittered young widow Valerie Hammond. 1: On Christmas Eve
Arthur is at the dentist, having broken his teeth in a game. While under anaesthetic, he looks back over his rise to the citv team and his erowins love for Val.
Director Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 9pm (R)


Unknown: David Storey
Unknown: Gary Brown.
Unknown: Arthur MacHin
Unknown: Valerie Hammond.
Director: Susan Roberts.
Arthur: Ian Puleston-Davies
Val: Angela Saville
Johnson: Russell Dixon
Weaver: David Reeshman
Maurice: David Crellin
Wade: Geoffrey Leesley
Slomer: Rob Plckavance
Frank: Alan Geer
Mrs Weaver: Sarah Parks
Judith: Amanda Fairclough
Ian: Daniel Hanbridge
Lynda: Stevie Jones

: Open Book

Harry Ritchie talks to Jim Crace about his latest novel, The Devil's Larder and to first-time novelist Emma Richier about her book SisterCrazy. Plus the week's best paperbacks with Anna Raeburn.
Producer Fiona McLean Rptd Thursday 4pm. October's Bookclub is Malting Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope


Talks: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: Jim Crace
Unknown: Emma Richier
Unknown: Anna Raeburn.
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Wendy Cope

: Poetry Please

In the 17th century, after a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge and two terms as a member of parliament, poet George Herbert was ordained as vicar of the local church in Bemerton, Wiltshire. Frank Delaney goes there to meet the villagers who gather every yearto commemorate Herbert's life and work. Producer Paul Dodgson. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Paul Dodgson.

: Faith and the State

2: Saffron v Secular. Howthe implementation of secularism sowed the seeds of Hindu nationalism in post-imperial India. Presented by Mike Woolridge. Rptd from Tuesday


Presented By: Mike Woolridge.

: The Frank Family That Survived

In July 1942, two Dutch Jewish families, both called Frank, went into hiding from the Nazis, one in Amsterdam, the other in the Hague. The tragic fate of the Amsterdam family is well-known from The Diary of Anne Frank. In the first of two talks, Gordon Sander, grandson of the Hague family, describes the threats and dangers that forced many Jews to "dive under". Repeated on Sunday


Presenter: Gordon Sander
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Pick of the Week

BBC radio highlights presented by Chris Searle. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Presented By: Chris Searle.
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

High noon over the caster sugar. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel: page 31

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine includes a profile of author Dick King-Smith , the creator of Babe, and the second part of The Indian in the Cupboard. With Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi


Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Unknown: Matt Smith.
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series of the history of Britain. Reader Robert Powell.
Episode 18: 1930-31 - Protest in India and National Government. Producer Pete Atkin Revised repeat


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

: A World in Your Ear

Repeated from Friday

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Africa Online. Peter Day on trying to change the way African business works. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

The politics of the next seven days, with Jonathan Beale. Including at 10.45 In the Think Tanks Dennis Sewell previews the latest policy ideas. Editor Sheila Cook. ProducerSusan Marling
In the Think Tanks is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45


Unknown: Jonathan Beale.
Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Editor: Sheila Cook.

: A Good Read

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Married to the Music

A four-part series about the wives of famous composers. 2: Harriet Smithson. The Irish actress who inspired Hector Berlioz to write his Symphonie Fantastique and his opera Romeo et Juliette.
Biographers David Cairns and Peter Raby chart Smithson's tragic life. Producer Rosie Boulton (R)


Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Unknown: David Cairns
Unknown: Peter Raby
Producer: Rosie Boulton

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