From St Edward's, Stoworvthe-Wold, Gloucestershire.
World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham
A Trouble Shared. Mark Tully considers the wisdom of the saying: "A trouble shared is a trouble halved". Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm
Three new episodes of the nature programme. 3: Grasshoppers and Crickets. In a Hampshire meadow underthe heat of the midday sun, the sounds of grasshoppers and crickets fill the air.
Lionel Kellewaytunes in to find out more about the lives of these vibrant songsters.
Producer Caroline Williams. E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: www.bbb.co.uk/nature/programmes/radio
With Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox
Libby Purves appeals on behalf of a charity looking after the welfare of seafarers and their dependents from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and fishing fleets. Producer Jane Egerton. DONATIONS: King George's Fund for Sailors, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm
The 100 Radio 4 listeners conclude their pilgrimage to Rome by forming the choir in a service led by secretary general of the Dominican Order Thomas McCarthy from the fifth-century Roman basilica of Santa Sabina, where the archives of the order are housed. Readings from Thomas Aquinas ,
Bartolome de Las Casas, Catherine of Sienna and Meister Eckhart illustrate the richness of Dominican spirituality. The choir is directed by Gordon Stewart. Producer Philip Billson. Organist Jeffrey Makinson E-MAIL: email@example.com
With AliStairCOOke. Repeated from Friday
Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh
Gardening: page 26; Soap and Flannel: page 29
To mark the 20th anniversary of his award-winning series, Professor Anthony Clare recalls eight of his most memorable interviews. This week he reviews his encounter with RD Laing and talks to the controversial psychiatrist's son and biographer about its unforseen consequences.
Producer Michael Ember. Repeated on Friday at 9am
Quiz. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Quote... Unquote is available on cassette at all good retailers and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].
Sheila Dillon hosts a debate entitled Beyond Fast Food: a Menu for the 21st Century at the Abergavenny Food Festival.
Producer Dixi Stewart. Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm
With James Cox.
John Waite talks to Lee, who made the headlines as the 14-year-old from Sheffield whose 12-year-old girlfriend became pregnant. (R)
Roy Lancaster , Bunny Guinness and Bob Rowerdew answer questions sent in by post from the potting shed. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm
In the second of four programmes, Jessica Holm visits London's Natural History Museum to meet the owner of a foot- long claw found in a Surrey brickpit and discovers whetherthis is the mysterious predator scientists have been looking for. Producer Brett Westwood
David Storey's key novel of sixties Northern realism is dramatised in two parts by Gary Brown. 2: On
Christmas Eve 1960, Arthurdozes in a bedroom at a party, remembering his rise to fame and love for Valerie, his landlady. His friend and rival Maurice disappears with Judith, who becomes pregnant.
Weaver, the boss, suspects either Maurice or Arthur.
Director Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 9pm
Literary magazine. Beryl Bainbridge , author of According to Queeney, a fictionalised book on Dr
Johnson, visits Johnson's London house to discuss his legacy with biographer Adam Sisman. Helen Lederer chooses the best new paperbacks and writer Lee Langley talks about her new novel Distant Music, in which the protagonist is reincarnated through different centuries. With Suzi Feay.
Producer Dymphna Flynn ; Series Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated
Thursday 4pm. October's Bookclubis is Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis and Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope. November's Bookclub is We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
Martin Jarvis and Harriet Walterjoin Frank Delaney to present listeners' favourite poems, including Miss Thompson Goes Shopping and a much-requested sonnet by Edna St Vincent Millay. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm
Harriet Walterjoin Frank
Edna St Vincent
Last in a series looking at the relationship between religion and government in three countries.
3: Russia - Lost Symphony. Repeated from Tuesday
In July 1942 two Dutch Jewish families, both called Frank, went into hiding from the Nazis, one in Amsterdam, the other in the Hague. In the second of two talks, Gordon Sander , the grandson of the family in the Hague, tells of the dangers and near-discoveries as the Nazis flushed out the Jews. Producer Richard Bannerman. Repeated next Saturday
Highlights from BBC radio with Garry Richardson.
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Helen has a prior engagement. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Children's magazine. Poet Roger McGough reads his work and reveals how listeners can vote for their favourite children's poem of all time. And Jan Francis reads the third episode of The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. With Matt Smith. Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: email@example.com. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfl
Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series of the history of Britain. Reader Robert Powell.
Episode 19: 1932-33. Hitler Becomes Chancellor and the Bodyline Tour, Producer Pete Atkin Revisedrepeat
Repeated from yesterday 12 noon
Andrew Rawnsley reports live from the Liberal
Democrats' conference in Bournemouth. Including at 10.45 In the Think Tanks With Dennis Sewell. Editor Sheila Cook. Producer Susan Marling
In the Think Tanks is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45
A four-part series about the wives of famous composers. 3: Helene Nahowski. Douglas Jarman , Anthony Pople and Patricia Hall ask whether
Alban Berg 's wife Helene felt responsible for his death and how she reacted to knowledge of his illegitimate child. Producer Rosie Boulton