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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's Church, Benenden, Kent.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

The second of Mark Tully 's explorations of spiritual intelligence. Producer BeverleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Adnan Hoiioway


Producer: Adnan Hoiioway

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Today's appeal is for an organisation which gives sustainable livelihoods to people in developing countries through credit rather than charity.
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm
DONATIONS: Opportunity International UK, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

From StWildrid's Church, Brougham in Cumbria.
As the nation prepares to celebrate the Golden
Jubilee, Ian Bradley explores the spiritual dimension of monarchy.
Producer Stephen Shipley E -MAIL: sunday.worsmp@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. RotfromFri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is theatre director Jude Kelly. Currently based at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Kelly is known for her enthusiasm to bring the arts to everyone and for embracing innovative ideas. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
(Repeated Friday 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


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Jude Kelly
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Quote.... Unquote

Special guests joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite Quotes and anecdotes are Jenny Colgan ,
Simon Fanshawe , Andrew Mueller and Paula Wilcox.
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jenny Colgan
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Andrew Mueller
Unknown: Paula Wilcox.

: TheFoodProgramme

Sheila Dillon investigates new findings that prove the need for a rethink of current theories about the causes of BSE. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended BSE - where are we now?: page 38


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Vicar's Wives: 1: I Don't Do Scones

Edi Stark visits vicarages, rectories and manses throughout the country to talk to women married to the cloth about the pressures on a clergy wife to act as unpaid curate lead a holy life, and be devoted to her husband's calling. Wearing a nose stud is one way to counter the stereotype - another wife happily shops in Asda when her husband is preaching from the pulpit.


Presenter/Producer: Edi Stark

: Gardeners' Question Time

Roy Lancaster , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of Friends' School in Saffron Walden,
Essex. And in the GQT Garden at Sparsholt College,
Hampshire. John Cushnie is re-patching the sedum roof of the potting shed, Bunny Guinness is creating a boggarden and Nigel Colborn is planting hazels. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened Outdoor offers: page 44


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Potted History

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks continue their exploration of the past, present and future of food preservation. Today they take on the Women s Institute to find out aboutjams and chutneys. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


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

: Classic Serial: The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris

By Leon Garfield. Dramatised by Roy Apps.
Young Harris decides to give his baby sister every chance in life. The results are devastating.
Producer Celia de Wolff


Unknown: Leon Garfield.
Dramatised By: Roy Apps.
Dramatised By: Young Harris
Producer: Celia de Wolff
Narrator: David Westhead
Bostock: Hugh Vlney
Harris: Nick Robinson
Mr Brett: Martin Parr
Dr Bunnion: Phillip Barnes
Ralph: Tom Bevan
Maj Alexander: Gavin Mulr
Mr Raven: Peter Gunn
Tizzy: Deborah Berlin
Mrs Alexander: Liz Morgan
Mrs Bonney: Jean Trend

: Bookclub

James Naughtie talks to one of South Amenca's leading writers Mario Vargas Llosa about his remarkable novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Repeated Thursday 4pm. June's Bookclub: Headlong by Michael Frayn


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Mario Vargas Llosa
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney visits Emily Dickinson 's house in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a college where Robert Frost served as poet-in-residence. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated Saturday 11.30pm LETTERS: Poetry Please. BBC Bristol BS8 2LR,
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL poetry.please@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Unknown: Robert Frost
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: The Vatican Scientists

The Catholic Church is currently facing such big challenges to its doctrines - including the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe and controversial new developments in reproductive biology-that the Vatican is now conducting its own research.
Geoff Watts meets Vatican scientists and explores how their work translates into the policies of the Church. Producer Paul Arnold Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Paul Arnold

: They Should Know Better

Gerry Anderson continues his series of reflections on the deeds of the famous and not-so-famous in Northern
Ireland. 2. How to Avoid Becoming a Penguin Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Geeta Guru-Murthy presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Editor Philip Sellars PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geeta Guru-Murthy
Editor: Philip Sellars

: The Archers

Jolene's determined that the show must go on. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 38


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

A visit to Newcastle for a special book club with Eva Ibbotson who talks about her popular Journey to the River Sea. A report on National Pet Week, which this year focuses on pets in schools. Plus the second episode of Barlett and the Ice Voyage by Odo Hirsch , read by Brian Bowles. E-MAIL:gfi@bbc.co.uk
Producer Jane Chambers Series producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Eva Ibbotson
Unknown: Odo Hirsch
Read By: Brian Bowles.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1957. Harold Macmillan becomes PM, and a dog goes into space. Christopher Lee 's series is 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: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan with another diverse selection of radio programmes from around the globe. Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Word of Mouth

4: Bishop to C4. He was a mere pawn on the chequerboard of life until he happened upon the bishop and the queen together in the castle. He threatened to tell the knight - checkmate! Michael Rosen compares the language of chess with the language Of life. Producer Marya Burgess Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Money

BOX Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

Brave New Work?Ros Gill asks whether job security is a thing of the past and whetherthe brave new world of work should be the cause for celebration or alarm. Repeated from Thursday

: 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 2: Tony Howard looks at one-time prime ministers who have enjoyed an Indian summer, serving in later administrations in a different job. 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

James Fox and Dr Ato Quaysonjoin Rosie Boycott to recommend three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: James Fox

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Changing Brass

Another chance to hear Peter Stead 's three-part examination of the social and musical history of the British brass band. Part 2. ProducerPauiEvans


Unknown: Peter Stead

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