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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the parish church ofSt Leonard, Bledington, in Gloucestershire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis.


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

A Broken Spirit. Forthe beginning of Lent, Mark luliy considers the meaning of spiritual bankruptcy: the pain it inevitably involves and the healing it can bring. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme.


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Mark Tully appeals on behalf of a charity that works in the world's poorest countries restoring sight to children and adults who are needlessly blind.
Producer Laurence Grissell.
DONATIONS: Sightsavers International, Freepost,[address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Laurence Grissell
Unknown: Haywards Heath

: Sunday Worship

Church, Belfast. Conductor Rev
From St George's Church, Belfast. Conductor
Rev Brian Stewart Organist and masterofthe choristers Charles Harrison.
Producer Bert Tosh. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Conductor: Rev Brian Stewart
Unknown: Charles Harrison.
Producer: Bert Tosh.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Sunday morning's fresh approach to news. Presented by Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers Ormnibusedition

Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 32


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is tne general of science forthe charity Cancer Research
UK Sir Paul Nurse. Thanks to his work on the genes controlling the division of cancercells, Nurse was one ofthree scientists to share the Nobel prize for medicine last year.
Producer Miranda Birch. at 9am
CD BOXED SET: A 3-CD boxed set, The Very Best of Desert Island
Discs, is on sale through all good music retailers priced £14.99


Unknown: Sir Paul Nurse.
Producer: Miranda Birch.

: Just a Minute

Panellists Graham Norton , Tony Hawks, Jenny Eclair and Tim Rice pit theirwordy wits against each other underthe watchful eye of chairman Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: VolumeS ofJustaMinuteisavaiiableon audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Oysters followed by lobster followed by chocolate pudding- a classic menu for lovers but can the contents ofthe kitchen help inthe bedroom?
Today's programme considers aphrodisiac foods - do they deliver or is the link between what we eat and sexual prowess nothing more than a fallacy? Producer Paula McGinley. 4pm


Producer: Paula McGinley.

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Inside the Judiciary

Another chance to hearthe first of a three-part series in which Clive Anderson is given unprecedented access to the judiciary, including the controversial "mock trials" fortrainees. Judges of every level talk aboutthe sensitive issues of judicial appointments, training and practice. Producer Michael Waldman


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Michael Waldman

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Roy Lancaster are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. The chairman is Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. 3pm.
Send your gardening questions to: Gardeners' Question Time, PO Box 100, Woodstock, 0X20 1XE


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

: The Border Ballads

In this new two-part series Michael Tickell explains the history and significance ofthe Border ballads. The Battle ofOtterburn is one ofthe very earliest, relating how Harry Hotspur , Duke of Northumberland, took revenge on James Douglas of Scotland in 1388. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Michael Tickell
Unknown: Harry Hotspur
Unknown: James Douglas
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Classic Serial: The Weather in the Streets

Rosamond Lehmann's novel, dramatised by Hattie Naylor. Olivia is living a faintly bohemian life in London in the early thirties. When she meets up again with Rollo, the handsome and unhappily married son of Lord and Lady Spencer, they embark on a passionate and secret affair.
With Paul Dodgson, Joshua Boyden and Olivia Crook
Repeated Saturday 9pm


Author: Rosamond Lehmann
Dramatised By: Hattie Naylor
Kate's son: Joshua Boyden
Kate's daughter: Olivia Crook
Director: Sara Davies
Olivia: Eve Best
Rollo: Jonathan Firth
Lady Spencer: Diana Quick
Kate: Jenny Coverack
Anna: Dee Sadler
Simon: Ben Tinniswood
Mrs Curtis: Jacqueline Tong
Marigold: Rachel Lewis

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Pottertalks to the Whitbread shortlisted author Michel Faber about his new and darkly humorous novel The Courage Consort. Producer Sarah Johnson. Repeated Thursday 4pm
March's Bookclub: Music and Silence by Rose Tremain
April's Bookclub: The Remains of the Dayby Kazuo Ishiguro


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Pottertalks
Unknown: Michel Faber
Producer: Sarah Johnson.
Unknown: Dayby Kazuo Ishiguro

: Fine Lines

Christopher Cook talks to the Nigerian poet and Nobel prize-winner WoleSoyinka, whose poetry addresses his experience of solitary confinement in prison. Producer Felicity Goodall. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Talks: Christopher Cook
Producer: Felicity Goodall.

: File on 4

The Sarah Payne murder case exposed major gaps in the way Britain deals with sex offenders. But, ten years after the Home Office recommended more treatment forthose convicted, why is so little being done to try to reduce re-offending rates? With Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Payne
Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.

: Sod's Law

3: Spring Fever. Phil Smith concludes his gardening battle with the wilderness.
Producer Harry Parker. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Harry Parker.

: Pick of the Week

Simon Hoggart presents BBC radio highlights. Producer Neil George.
PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Neil George.

: The Archers

A cosy foursome. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

This week Matt Smith announces the winners of the latest poetry competition to write a new year's resolutions poem. e-mail: gfi@bbc.co.uk
Producer Jo Daykin. Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Matt Smith
Producer: Jo Daykin.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: Dynasties

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series that explores the important role certain powerful families have played in British history. 2: The Godwins. The second look at this noble family whose ambition was fulfilled in Harold Godwinson. Producer Pete Atkin
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This new series is now available on two volumes of audio cassettes and compact discs, and a hardback book to accompany the series has been published by BBC Books. Available from all good retailers and from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed] Family fortunes: page 32


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Harold Godwinson.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Law in Action

Celebrities and those only briefly in the news are asserting new rights to privacy. Marcel Berlins asks if this finally spells the end of dubious stories that ruin lives and careers, orwhetherthe courts might be used to endangerthe freedom of the press and limit the public's right to know. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Marcel Berlins

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Power Mad. Peter Day asks Robert Gaskins , the inventor of PowerPoint, if what started off as a useful tool has now become a management tyrant. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Robert Gaskins

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 Tales from the Cutting Room Enoch Powell. Michael Cockerell tells of his encounters with the controversial politician. Editor John Evans , rates from the Cutting Room: Producer Manisha Vadhia. Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Manisha Vadhia.

: The Learning Curve

Presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Ruth Deech selects herfavourite prose and poetry.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ruth Deech

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