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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints' Church, Daresbury, North Cheshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis, producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Becoming Jimmy. Former used-car salesman Professor
GusMcGrouthertalksofhisjourneytobecommga leading plastic surgeon. With poems by Dannie Abse. Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Dannie Abse.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme. Producer Adrian Holloway


Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Liz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Yasmin Alibhai Brown appeals for a charity that provides holidays for women in need of a period of rest due to social or economic circumstances.
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm DONATIONS: Mary Macarthur Holiday Trust, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai Brown
Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

Disentangling Peace from Pain. On National Nurses
Day from the chapel of Harrogate District Hospital, led by the Chaplain, the Rev David Hoskins , with the Rev Emma Louis and the choir of St Aidan's Church of England High School, directed by Cathy Roberts.
Producer Stephen Shipley E MAIL: sunday.worsmp@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Hoskins
Unknown: Emma Louis
Directed By: Cathy Roberts.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.RptfromFri

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Producer Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

This week Sue Lawley's castaway is Nobel Prize winning scientist and former president of the Royal
Society, Sir Aaron Klug. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Producer Miranda Birch Repeated Friday9am
CD BOXED SET: A 3-CD boxed set, TheVery Best of Desert Island Discs, is on sale through all good music retailers priced £14.99


Unknown: Sir Aaron Klug.
Producer: Miranda Birch

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees are Juliet Stevenson , Ruth Brandon ,
Paul Gambaccini and Marcel Bertins. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Ruth Brandon
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Marcel Bertins.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon considers the role of recipes in determining how we cook and finds out whether our
- overreliance on written instructions has led to uniformity and a lack of imagination in the kitchen. Producer Paula McGinley Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Vicar's Wives

2: The Prison of Respectability. Edi Stark concludes her series by looking at the crises faced by clergy families, who are often expected to bury their true experiences beneath a facade of living a happy, faithful and fulfilling family life. producer Edi stark

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Pippa Greenwood and Nigel Colborn answer questions posed by members of the Milton-under-Wychwood Allotments and Gardens
Association, Oxfordshire. And in the GQTGarden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Nigel Colborn is planting up containers while Bunny Guinness and John Cushnie tackle espaliers. The chairman is Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Potted History

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks continue their exploration of the past, present and future of food preservation. Today they discover how shrimps get potted and beans get tinned. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


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

: Classic Serial: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

By Thornton Wilder. Dramatised by Judith Adams.
The finest bridge in all Peru collapses and five people plunge to their deaths. An eyewitness sets himself the task of explaining why it was their fate to die.

(Repeated Saturday)


Writer: Thornton Wilder
Dramatist: Judith Adams
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Madre Maria: Annette Badland
Uncle Pio: Michael Feast
Jaime/Boy: Frederick Forge
Brother Juniper/Capt Alvarado: Robert Glenister
Esteban/Mauel: Tom Goodman-Hill
Pepita/Dona Clara: Jasmine Hyde
Camila, la Perichole: Helen McCrory
Marquesa de Montemayor: Sian Phillips

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter looks at what's happening in the world of books. Joanna Trollope looks backto her novel The Choir. And Maggie O'Farrell makes her pick of the week's best paperbacks.
Producer Sarah Johnson Repeated Thursday 4pm June's Bookclub: Headlongby Michael Frayn


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Maggie O'Farrell
Producer: Sarah Johnson
Unknown: Headlongby Michael Frayn

: Poetry Please

Presenter Frank Delaney recently moved to New York. In a special edition of the programme, recorded in and around the city, he explores his new home through its poetry, including work by Alan Ginsberg and Walt Whitman. Plus, the poem that residents have adopted as their own, to commemorate the events on USeptember last year. Producers Paul Dodgson Repeated Saturday LETTERS: Poetry Please, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR.
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL poetry.please@bbc.co.uk


Presenter: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Alan Ginsberg
Unknown: Walt Whitman.
Producers: Paul Dodgson

: A Lobby to Reckon with

The pro-Israel lobby is possibly the most powerful influence group in Washington. Stephen Sackur explores how the lobbyists work. Repeated from Tuesday

: They Should Know Better

The last of Gerry Anderson 's wry reflections on the deeds, misdeeds and mess-ups of the famous and not-so-famous in Northern Ireland. 3. Obfuscation and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Editor Philip Sellars PHONE: [number removed](24hours) FAX: [number removed] EMAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle
Editor: Philip Sellars

: The Archers

A bedside vigil. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

The Really Wild Show presenter Nick Baker introduces a special mini-series of stories about the stranger things animals get up to. Plus an encounter with Atomic Kitten. And Brian Bowles reads the second episode of Bartlett and the Ice Voyage by Odo Hirsch. E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Nick Baker
Reader: Brian Bowles
Producer: Jane Chambers

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1958. CND, Cyprus, and the End of National
Service. 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: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World In Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents a kaleidoscope of excerpts from the best English language radio programmes from around the globe. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak. 5. Zoom. Michael Rosen is in pole position looking at the changing English language. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business: Inside Google

Five years old, Google is the Silicon Valley company that has made sense of the internet for 100 million people all over the world. On a visit to the "Googleplex", Peter Day asks its twenty-something founders how they will turn a brilliant idea into a viable business.


Reporter: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: 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 3: Tony Howard tells the stories of those prime ministers who died an early death.
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

Mike Phillips and Joan Bakewell join Rosie Boycott to recommend their favourite books, including a history of Romania, Time Will Darken It by William Maxwell , and a bOOk about COd. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mike Phillips
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: William Maxwell

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Changing Brass

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


Unknown: Peter Stead

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