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: World News

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes: the Third Test
Commentary on the closing stages of the third day's play. For details see yesterday * Approximate time

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin in the Bull Ring, Birmingham.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Briefing

: Something Understood

Can't Get No Satisfaction. Mark Tully asks why, when all the research shows that we've never had it so good, there's a widespread and growing sense of dissatisfaction. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Colin Baker appeals on behalf of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
DONATIONS: FSID. [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Colin Baker
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Chapel of Eton College on Advent Sunday. Led by the Rev Charles Mitchell-Innes . Director of music Ralph Allwood. Organist Alastair Sampson. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Charles Mitchell-Innes
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: Alastair Sampson.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the actor John Malkovich. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
(Shortened rpt on Fri 9am)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: John Malkovich
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From the Festival Theatre, Malvern, with Andy Hamilton , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer , Humphrey Lyttelton , and Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2002
Sheila Dillon and the judges announce the winners of this year's awards.
Producers Paula McGinley and Dixi Stewart Extended rpt tomorrow 4prr


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Paula McGinley
Producers: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Soldier, Soldier

Continuing the six-partdrama documentary series that explores the life of the British soldier over the centuries. 3: The Surgeon's Mate. By Mike Dorrell. Ian Taggart (John Mackay ) tends a dying soldier in Philadelphia, 1777. With historical background to the American War of Independence by Toby McLeod and Madge Dresser. ProducerSaraDavies


Unknown: Mike Dorrell.
Unknown: Ian Taggart
Unknown: John MacKay
Unknown: Toby McLeod
Unknown: Madge Dresser.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster answer questions posed by gardeners in West Yorkshire. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: New Shoots, Old Tips: 3: The Fruits of Your Labour

Garden historian Caroline Holmes plucks the juiciest tips from the past on how to grow bumper fruit crops in your garden. Producer Mukti Jain Campion


Unknown: Caroline Holmes
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion

: Classic Serial: My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell 's classic story of his boyhood among his eccentric upper-class English family, whose antics persist in disrupting his natural history escapades on 1930s Corfu. Dramatised in two parts by Janys
Chambers. 1: Meet the Family... Plus a Few Animals.
Director Polly Thomas
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available as a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation on audio cassette at good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Director: Polly Thomas
Gerry: Adam Usden
Adult Gerry: Will Tacey
Mother: Celia Imrie
Larry: Toby Jones
Margo: Anna Klrke
Leslie: Paul Hunter
Spiro: Andreas Markos
Dr Androuchelli: Graeme Hawley
Dr Stephanides: Graeme Hawley
Lugaretzia: Katia David

: Bookclub

At Beaufort Polo Club, James Naughtie and a group of readers talk to bestselling author Jilly Cooper about her racy novel Polo.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Jilly Cooper
Producer: Karen Holden

: Adventures in Poetry

3: The Farmer's Bride. Charlotte Mew's haunting tale of unrequited rural longing was first published in 1912 but still has powerful echoes 90 years later, as Peggy Reynolds discovers when she explores its background, effect and lasting appeal.
Producer Sara Davies Repeated Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Sara Davies

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Talking to Myself

The first of a three-part series in which writers who have published memoirs compose and read a letter to themselves when young. This week Diana Athill looks back six decades and writes to herself aged 23, when she was trying to come to terms with the desertion of her lover, Paul.
Producer Erin Riley Repeated Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Diana Athill
Producer: Erin Riley

: Pick of the Week

Humphrey Carpenter presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Neil's furious. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 46


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 K

Barney spends a day with a mountain rescue team and picks up a few survival tips. We've the last, thrilling episode of our story Dial a Ghost by Eva
Ibbotson, and we'll hearfrom some French authors at the Youth Festival at the Institut Français in London. Producer Jane Chambers E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk

: This Sceptred Isle: The 20th Century

1993-4: The Death of John Smith, Maastricht, and the Balkans. Written by Christopher Lee. 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.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan is back with a new winter collection of the programme that allows British listeners the chance to sample the best foreign English language radio stations not found on the domestic dial. Repeated from Friday 1.30pm


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Radio Roots

Russell Davies looks back at the early careers of our most popular performers before they were famous. 4: Eamonn Andrews. The readers are Jon Glover and Sally Grace. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Richard Edis

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

The UndeadlySin. Recent corporate scandals have been fuelling more public alarm than ever about business ethics. But does greed as an economic motivating force deserve to be universally condemned, and where should we draw the line?
Diane Coyle asks whether we could manage without some forms of avarice in a truly enterprising and risk-taking society. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley takes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at:
10.45 In the Think-tanks Dennis Sewell visits the leading think-tanks in London and Washington to find out what makes the policy experts, or "wonks", tick. Editor John Evans In the ThinkJanks: ProducerZillah Watson
Repeated Wednesday8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Moral Notes

Simon Brett explores how aspects of morality are reflected in popular song. 2: Demon Drink and Drugs Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Simon Brett

: Test Match Special

Australia v England for the Ashes
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Third Test at Perth. For details see yesterday 5.43am

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