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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Poet Professor Douglas Dunn won the Whitbread prize with Elegies. He wonders why we remember some poems - or moments in movies, novels and plays - rather than others.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Professor Douglas Dunn
Producer: Matt Thompson

: The Living World

Estuary. Lionel Kelleway explores the habitat of a river estuary in Devon. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of the Rape Crisis Federation. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Dr Gordon Gray reflects on the life and influence of St Patrick. With the Grosvenor Chorale, directed by Edward Craig. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray
Directed By: Edward Craig.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptdfrom Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the photojournalist Nick Danziger.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened 9am


Unknown: Nick Danziger.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined in Aldeburgh by Bill Bailey ,
Clement Freud , Chris Neill and Linda Smith. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Linda Smith.

: The Food Programme

Traditional British Beers. Andrew Jefford wonders why our national drink has yet to capture the gourmet imagination.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: A Is for Absent

A view from the sickbed of childhood. Dons spent a year in bed in the 1940s, while Gerald lay awake in the early hours waiting forthe first blackbird to sing. These experiences marked them for life. Their reflections are set against those of Jodie's today- a nine-year-old living through a childhood of hospital appointments with grace and perception.
Producers Sara Conkey , Stephen Douds , Lindsay Leonard and Hugh Levinson


Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Stephen Douds
Producers: Lindsay Leonard
Producers: Hugh Levinson

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of the Snitterfield and Bearley Garden Club, nearStratford-upon-Avon. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Behind the Taverna

3: Portugal. Brett Westwood looks forwildlife in the resorts Of Portugal's Algarve. Producer Caroline Williams


Producer: Caroline Williams

: Classic Serial: Brideshead Revisited: 2

By Evelyn Waugh. Adapted for radio in four parts by Jeremy Front.

Friendship with the ebullient Sebastian Flyte continues to open up new vistas for Charles. But for Sebastian, the family is closing in.
(Repeated on Saturday)

Reader Offer: The new dramatisation of Brideshead Revisited can be purchased from the RT Shop for £11.99 for the audio cassette and £13.99 for the CD. To order your copy send a cheque payable to RT Shop, stating which format you require, to [address removed] or call [number removed] (national rate).


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Adapted by: Jeremy Front
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Charles: Ben Miles
Sebastian: Jamie Bamber
Mr Ryder: Benjamin Whitrow
Lord Marchmain: Edward Petherbridge
Lady Marchmain: Eleanor Bron
Julia: Anne-Marie Duff
Rex/Policeman: William Hope
Cordelia/Effie: Abby Ford
Cara/Ma Mayfield: Liza Sadovy
Mr Samgrass/Waiter: Thomas Arnold
Brideshead: Toby Jones
Boy Mulcaster: Tom Smith
Nanny: Ann Beach
Death's Head: Emma Woolliams
Sickly child: Laura Doddington
Sergeant/Commissionnaire: Martin Hyder
Wilcox: Andrew Wincott

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to writer Donna Leon about her Venice-based mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti , and the biographer Victoria Glendinning explains the links between her latest novel and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4 pm Aprils Bookclub: An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Donna Leon
Unknown: Guido Brunetti
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Producer: Erin Riley
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: Word on the Street

Jackie Kay travels to her home town of Glasgowto meet poets Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Edwin Morgan.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

With the inquest system under radical review, Allan I Irry examines the case for reform and asks why so many coroners' courts fail to deliver answers for bereaved families. Repeated from Tuesday

: The Human Face of God

2: The earliest images portraying Jesus and his story come from Roman times: the Christians' God could now be seen in picture form. Neil McGregor , director of the British Museum, is the second speaker in this series of talks for Lent exploring the central themes of Christian belief.
Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Neil McGregor

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio overthepast seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) FAX: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

The Grundys get back to the land.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap and flannel with Alison Graham : page 36


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week the author Pete Johnson gives listeners advice from his new book, Howto Train Your Parents. And nature reporter Caroline Williams finds out how to take the perfect wildlife photo. Plus, part one of a new story, Dream Master Nightmare by Theresa Breslin. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Pete Johnson
Reporter: Caroline Williams
Unknown: Theresa Breslin.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: Lord Emsworth Entertains

Classic Blandings stories by PG Wodehouse , abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by AlanTitchmarsh. 1: The Custody of the Pumpkin
Lord Emsworth attempts to bring the first prize for pumpkins at the Shrewsbury Show home to Blandings Castle. Producer Fiona McLean


Stories By: Pg Wodehouse
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Feedback

Roger Bolton airs listeners' views and opinions on BBC Radio programmes and policy. Write to: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Fax: [number removed] Phone: [number removed] Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk
Producer Penny Vine Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: How Tickled Am I?

A re-run of the series profiling Northern comedians of the past. 2: Gracie Fields. Mark Radcliffe presents a tribute to the woman once described as "the British nation's favourite big sister". Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Producer: Libby Cross

: Money Box

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Strange Bedfellows. Margaret Doyle asks why, in a climate of laissez-faire, we are still so keen forthe state to interfere in our private relationships. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Margaret Doyle

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Hoggart's
Week. Simon Hoggart presents a light-hearted look behind the political events of last week.
Editor John Evans Hoggart 's Week repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans Hoggart

: The Learning Curve

Libby Purves presents the intelligent guide to the wide world Of learning. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Opening Nights

The last in the series in which Russell Davies looks at the stories behind the opening nights of well known musicals. 5: Oliver.Based on the Charles Dickens story, Lionel Bart 's musical opened at the New Theatre, London, in June 1960. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Lionel Bart
Producer: Neil George

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