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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Mary with St Faith and St Francis in Alverstoke, Hampshire.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Where Is Fancy Bred? Joan Bakewell ponders
Shakespeare's question in The Merchant of Venice: "Where is fancy bred.... in the heart or in the head?" Is it right to distinguish thought from feeling? Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

The programme that gets to the heart of country life. Producer Adrian Holloway


Producer: Adrian Holloway

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Liz Leonard E-mail: 5unday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: Radio 4 Appeal

Kevin Whately appeals on behalf of acharity that offers information and advice to people affected by epilepsy.
Donations: Epilepsy Action. [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Kim Normanton
Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Kevin Whately
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Sunday Worship

Beverley Humphreys joins the Pontarddulais Male
Choir at Ebenezer Congregational Church, Gorseinon, to explore the religious tradition of the Welsh male voice choir. Conductor Clive Phillips. Accompanist
David Last. ProducerRoy Jenkins E-mail: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Beverley Humphreys
Conductor: Clive Phillips.
Accompanist: David Last.
Accompanist: Producerroy Jenkins

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. RptofFri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Between Ourselves

Olivia O'Leary talks to two sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


Presenter: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Sera Lefroy Owen

: Just a Minute

Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Ross Noble and Greg Proopsjoin chairman Nicholas Parsons to do battle for verbal supremacy.


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Greg Proopsjoin
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper presents the last in a series featuring four outstanding food philosophers. This week Sir
Terence Conran -design guru, retailer and restaurateur - who for more than 40 years has exerted a powerful influence over the way we prepare and eat our food. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Terence Conran
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Presenter: James Cox

: Sunday Best: The Long Search

An investigation into the roots of spirituality in Britain. 2: The Voyage of the Coracle. In the sixth century, Irish monks brought Christianity to lona and north-east England. William Dalrymple traces their links with the desert fathers in Egypt and discovers their enduring appeal to modern-day "Celtic Christians". Producer Rosemary Dawson See also 4pm


Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Monmouthshire. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Seychelles Seashore

5: All Good Things Must Come to an End. In the last of the series, Stuart Blackman squeezes in a final bit of sightseeing and "twitching" among the unusual collection Of wildlife On Aride. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Stuart Blackman
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Classic Serial: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: Part 2

Muriel Spark's novel set in a girls' school in Edinburgh during the 1930s.
Dramatised in two parts by Patricia Hannah.
The Brodie set have moved on to the senior school but Miss Brodie maintains her influence over her girls while the headmistress is still in pursuit of evidence against her most troublesome teacher.
(Repeated Saturday 9pm)


Author: Muriel Spark
Dramatised by: Patricia Hannah
Director: Bruce Young
Narrator: Eileen McCallum
Jean Brodie: Gerda Stevenson
Miss McKay: Carol Ann Crawford
Miss Gaunt: Ann Scott Jones
Sandy (as Nun): Irene MacDougall
Teddy: Gregor Powrie
John: James Bryce
Sandy: Vicki Liddelle
Jenny: Frances Thorburn
Monica: Hannah Thornton
Mary: Jenny Shaw
Rose: Gemma Stroyan
Eunice: Kirsty MacKay
Andrew 1: Callum Stewart
Andrew 2: Keith McCleish

: Bookclub

James Naughtie talks to travel writer William Dalrymple about his gripping account of his journey around Christian Byzantium: From the Holy Mountain. Repeated Thursday 4pm.
October: A Dark Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: William Dalrymple
Producer: Karen Holden

: Into Africa

A celebration of African poets and poetry, introduced by Ato Quayson. This week featuring poets from southern Africa, including protest poet Dennis Brutus , who, as a prisoner on Robben Island, broke stones alongside Nelson Mandela , and Zimbabwean poet
Chenjerai Hove. ProducerKateMcAlI Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Introduced By: Ato Quayson.
Unknown: Dennis Brutus
Unknown: Nelson Mandela

: With Us or against Us

Edward Stourton tells the story behind the coalition set up in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 11 September. 1: Friends and Enemies Repeated from Tue


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Talking to My Family

How does it feel to present news about your home country, knowing yourfriends and family are listening and living through those events? Three distinguished presenters from the BBC World
Service tell their own stories, exposing the raw and deeply personal dilemmas that their ambiguous position forces them to confront on a daily basis.
1: Laurent Ndayuhurume from Burundi: a Long Way from Home Producer Emily Kasriel Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Laurent Ndayuhurume
Producer: Emily Kasriel

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] E-mail: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Kenton's standing in for Nigel. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 32


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 it

Barney Harwood meets 13-year-old Luke Jackson who has written a book about Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, and explains that he's not a freak butjust sees the world in his own unique way. Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Luke Jackson

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1977-8: Jubilee, Devolution and a Polish Pope
Written by Christopher Lee , 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 boxed sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Written By: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

A selection of the best English language radio from around the globe, with Emily Buchanan. This week a gaggle of agony aunts from around the world try to solve all your problems in one go.
Producer Leonida Krusheinycky Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan.
Producer: Leonida Krusheinycky

: Word of Mouth

Hungerford's Burden. Fifteen years after a man killed 14 people in Hungerford, Michael Rosen visits the town to discuss the language of tragedy and examines how communities heal when their name is forever associated with grief and loss. Producer Laurence Grissell Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Laurence Grissell Rptd

: Money BOX

Rptd from Sat 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

The Curse of the Zero Era. For decades rising prices were seen as the main economic problem. Suddenly we've been pitched into a world where low or almost no inflation iscausingall kinds of trouble-to pensions, investments and company profits. Peter Day asks, Where will it end? Editor Stephen Chilcott Rpt of Thur 8.30pm


Editor: Stephen Chilcott Rpt

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 How to Win a Referendum In the first of a new series, Huw Edwards looks back at the first European referendum in 1975. Editor John Evans
How to Win a Referendum: Producer Chris Bond Rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Huw Edwards
Editor: John Evans
Producer: Chris Bond Rptd

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott 's guests discuss their three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Anne Owers , chief inspector of prisons, chooses her favourite pieces Of writing. Producer Jolyon Jenkins RptofThu


Unknown: Anne Owers
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins Rptofthu

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