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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Bridlington Priory.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood .

Spiritual Intelligence. Scientist Danah Zohar claimed human intelligence can only be completed with a discussion of our "spiritual intelligence". MarkTully explores. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Danah Zohar
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Adrian Holloway


Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton. series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Clive Mantle appeals on behalf of a charity which provides both immediate and long-term support for the victims of road-traffic accidents.
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm
DONATIONS: Roadpeace. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Clive Mantle
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: SundayWorship

From Highfields Free Church in Cardiff led by the Rev
Peter Baker. Producer Roy Jenkins E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Baker.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Rptfrom Fn

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the fashion designer
Betty Jackson , who has dressed style icons as varied as Diana. Princes of Wales, Cherie Blair and pop star
Natalie Imbruglia. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Producer Miranda Birch Repeated Friday9am
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


Designer: Betty Jackson
Unknown: Cherie Blair
Unknown: Natalie Imbruglia.
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Quote ... Unquote

Special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotes and anecdotes this week are
Matthew Parris , Michael Kilgarriff , Robert Lacey and Rosie Millard. The reader is Tim Gudgin. Producer Carol Smith E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Rosie Millard.
Unknown: Tim Gudgin.
Producer: Carol Smith

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon considers the role of food in warfare and finds out how the modern army feeds its troops. Producer Rebecca Nicholson 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Jewish Journey: 1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain: 4: The East End Years

Andrew Sachs concludes his series on England's Jewish history.
Sachs meets Anna Tzelniker, a star of Yiddish theatre, and novelist Howard Jacobson.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Jewish Journey: 1,000 Years of Jewish Life in Britain is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or [web address removed] Call [number removed]


Presenter: Andrew Sachs
Interviewee: Anna Tzelniker
Interviewee: Howard Jacobson
Producer: Nichola West

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster are guests of Capel Manor College in London Enfield.
Producer Trevor Taylor 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Potted History .

The first of a new series in which Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks explore the art and science of food preservation from the Stone Age to the space age. Producer Rebecca Nicholson
Special preserves: page 40


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks
Producer: Rebecca Nicholson

: Classic Serial: Mother and Son

By Ivy Compton Burnett. Dramatised in two parts by Maria Aitken. A dark comedy about the misuse of powerwithin a family. 2: Julius and Son. In dying,
Miranda leaves a son bereft.
Music by Howard Davidson : Director Maria Aitken : Producer Marilyn Imrie Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Maria Aitken.
Music By: Howard Davidson
Director: Maria Aitken
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Miranda: Anna Massey
Julius: Oliver Ford Davies
Rosebery: Bill Nighy
Emma: Joanna David
Hester: Samantha Bond
Miss Burke: Imelda Staunton
Bates: Sarah Badel
Francis: Ed Rice
Alice: Lauren Bird

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world of books plus a rare interview with writer Ursula Le Guin about her new book The Other Wind. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Thursday 4pm
May's Bookclub: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mano Vargas Llosa. June's Bookclub: Headlong by Michael Frayn


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Ursula Le Guin
Producer: Fiona McLean
Unknown: Mano Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Michael Frayn

: Poetry Please

The second programme from the Radio 4 Poetry
Weekend in Manchester. Frank Delaney is joined by poets Simon Armitage and Sophie Hannah , and actors Barbara Jefford and Tom Hodgkins , for a lively selection of poetry requests including some from the GCSE syllabus chosen by local schoolchildren. Producers Sara Davies and Mark Smalley Repeated Saturday
11.30pm LETTERS: Poetry Please. BBC Bristol BS8 2LR, PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL poetry.please@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Tom Hodgkins
Producers: Sara Davies
Producers: Mark Smalley

: Staunching the Flow

In the aftermath of 11 September, the Government promised a financial crackdown which would make it easierto detect flows of illicit money. But Allan Urry uncovers evidence that some institutions and professionals are still being allowed to undermine the global battle against criminals and their finances. Producer David Lewis Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry
Producer: David Lewis

: They Should Know Better

Gerry Anderson returns with a new series of wry reflections on the deeds and misdeeds of the famous and not-so-famous in Northern Ireland. 1: A Sense of National Identity, Squashed Cheeseburgers and Rogue Indians. Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] E-Mail: [address removed]


Presenter: Liz Barclay
Editor: Philip Sellars

: The Archers Kenton's story doesn't add up.

Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 26


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week Matt Smith is off to join the circus. Well, not quite, but he will be perfecting his plate-spinning and diabolo skills at a special workshop. Plus a new story: Bartlettandthelce Voyage by Odo Hirsch. Producer Jane Chambers ; Series producer Olivia Seligman E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Matt Smith
Unknown: Odo Hirsch.
Producer: Jane Chambers
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: the 20th Century

1956. This week Christopher Lee 's series looks at the Suez Crisis. Narrated by Anna Massey. Producer Pete Atkin
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: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan with the best English-language radio from around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

Penguins and Yomping. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Falklands War, Michael Rosen investigates the local language of the sheep farmer, whaler and gaucho. Producer Neil George Repeatedfrom Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Neil George Repeatedfrom

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeatedfrom 7.55am

: Analysis

Piggy in the Middle. As the United States threatens a military crackdown on Iraq, relations with its European allies are coming increasingly under strain, and so is Britain's traditional role bridging the transatlantic divide. Bruce Clark considers how far anyone can restrain a supremely powerful USA from pursuing what it regards as its national interest. Producer ZareerMasani Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Bruce Clark

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 The Later Lives of Prime Ministers 1: What Do You Do after You've Been Prime Minister? Tony Howard discovers that some ex-prime ministers have found retirement more difficult than the job itself.
Editor John Evans The Later Lives of Prime Ministers: Producer Dominic Black Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Tony Howard
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Children's author Jacqueline Wilson and Alice Rawsthorn. the director of the Design Museum in London, join Rosie Boycott to recommend three novels. Producer Peter Everett Repeated from Tuesday 16 April


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Alice Rawsthorn.
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Producer: Peter Everett

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Changing Brass

Another chance to hear Peter Stead 's examination of the social and musical history of the British brass band. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Peter Stead
Producer: Paul Evans

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