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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Mary, Lamberhurst in Kent.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Lumos. Mark Tully considers literal and metaphorical light which can bring sudden understanding, insight and recognition of previously hidden truth. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The topical farming programme, producer Adrian Holloway


Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Uz Leonard


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Uz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

This week's appeal is for a charity which provides advice and support for people with kidney disease.
Producer Laurence Grissell
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm DONATIONS: The National Kidney Helpline, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]


Producer: Laurence Grissell

: Sunday Worship

From St Martin's Church, Belfast. Presented by the Rev Derek Boden with the Grosvenor Chorale and directed by Edward Craig.
Producer Rev Bert Tosh E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Derek Boden
Directed By: Edward Craig.
Producer: Rev Bert Tosh

: Letter from

America With Alistair Cooke. Rptfrom Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: 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 one of our best-loved and most versatile actresses, Sue Johnston. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Miranda Birch Repeated Friday 9am
CD BOXED SET: A SCD boxed set. The Very Best of Desert Island Discs, is on sale through all good music retailers priced £14.HH


Producer: Miranda Birch

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The perennial antidote to panel games begins its
30th anniversary series with a recording from the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford. Sandi Toksvig joins regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , under the auspices of reluctant chairman and popular octogenarian, Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell accompanies on the piano. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the world of secret food and secret eating with psychotherapist Susie Orbach. Producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeattomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Susie Orbach.
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: On the Ebola Frontline

What would you do if your colleagues were struck down by a deadly virus? Jonathan Dimbleby presents a documentary exploringthe courage and self sacrifice of the health workers in Uganda in 2000 who battled against the first Ebola virus outbreakto hit a densely populated region. Producer Virginia Crompton


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Virginia Crompton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness , Bob Rowerdew and Roy Lancaster answer some of the questions posed by gardeners from Cambridgeshire. Plus a review of the Chelsea Flower Show. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Bunny Guinness
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Potted History

Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks conclude their exploration of the past, present and future of food preservation. Today they examine different ways Of keeping milk. Producer Rebecca Nicholson


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

: Classic Serial: The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupery . The popular French classic is translated and dramatised by Bonnie Greer. An aviator believes he is alone in the Sahara Desert until he meets an unusual space traveller, a wise little boy. The child has some fantastical tales to tell about his amazing inter-planetaryjourney.
With Natasha Pyne , Stephen Thorne , Gemma Saunders. MUSIC composer Keith Waithe Director Pam Fraser Solomon RptedSat BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Little Prince is available on audio cassette at good retail outlets or www.bbcshop.com Call0122544340


Unknown: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Dramatised By: Bonnie Greer.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Gemma Saunders.
Unknown: Keith Waithe
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
The aviator: Robert Powell
The little prince: Garrett Moore
The king: Bernard Cribbins
The rose: Susannah Corbett
The snake: Colin Salmon

: Open Book

Charlie Lee-Potter meets the highly acclaimed American writer whose work depicts violent and disturbing reality: Hubert Selby Jr, author of the controversial Last Exit to Brooklyn. And there's a roundup of the week's best audio books with Gilda O'Neill. Producer Sarah Johnson
(Repeated Thursday 4pm)
June's Bookclub: Headlong by Michael Frayn


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Hubert Selby Jr
Unknown: Gilda O'Neill
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Poetry Please

Frank Delaney has recently moved to New York and this week, in a special edition recorded in his new home, he explores the work of Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman , and the poem that residents have adopted as their own to commemorate the events of 11 September last year.
ProducerPaul Dodgson Repeated Saturday
LETTERS: Poetry Please, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR,
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAILpoetry.please@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: Walt Whitman

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe reports on the major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Editor David Ross Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Editor: David Ross

: Working for the Council

The second in a series of talks by writers who have travelled abroad with the British Council and formed strong links with authors in other countries. Today the novelist Paul Bailey reflects on his experiences in Romania before and after the end of the communist system.
(Repeated on Saturday)


Speaker: Paul Bailey
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Pick of the Week

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


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Editor: Philip Sellars

: The Archers

Ben's big day. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 35


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week the 12 year old comic, Crystal McLaren, attempts to raise a laugh, and a group of young classical musicians show off their talent.
The Really Wild Show presenter, Nick Baker, continues his special mini series of stories about some of the stranger things creatures get up to. And Brian Bowles reads the fifth episode of Bartlett and the Ice Voyage by Odo Hirsch. Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: [email address]


Presenter: Nick Baker
Presenter: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Odo Hirsch.

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1960. The Wind of Change. Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's series. Producer Pete Atkin
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb boxed sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books. www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Roger Bolton dips into the mailbag and airs your views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Send your comments and questions to: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak. Michael Rosen assesses the language of assessments at one's place of employment. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Peter Day asks why Britain is prospering when (apparently) nobody else in the world is? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

r Andrew Rawnsleytakes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 Triumphs and Disasters The first in a new four-part series about by-elections which have changed political history,
Steve Richards examines the dramatic Orpington by-election in 1962. Editor John Evans Triumphs and Disasters producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsleytakes
Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

: A Good Read

Matthew Parris and guests discuss their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: He Who Pays the Piper

Alyn Shipton presents the second part of a three-part series tracing the history of music publishing. Producer Paul Evans


Producer: Paul Evans

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