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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the parish church of St Peter , South Petherton in Somerset.


Unknown: St Peter

: From Our Own Correspondent

World Service analysis. Producer Mike Popham


Producer: Mike Popham

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Poet's Inspiration. The Asian "poet laureate"
Roshan Doug looks at how poets find inspiration and explores the many connections between inspiration and religious belief. He also asks how poetry can move us spiritually and so bring us closer to God. Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meets a Herefordshire farmer who s making a mint from his crisps. Producer Maggie Ayre


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Maggie Ayre

: Sunday

Edward Stourton with religious and ethical news. Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Janet Suzman presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the Haemophilia Society.
DONATIONS' [address removed] Credit-cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Outside the Walls. Examining the life of 17th-century Catholic visionary Mary Ward , who wanted to take women's religious life outside the convent walls. From the Bar Convent, York. Leader Sister
Mary Walmsley. Preacher Dr Judith Champ. With the Radio 4 Pilgrim Choir directed by Gordon Stewart. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Mary Ward
Unknown: Mary Walmsley.
Unknown: Dr Judith Champ.
Directed By: Gordon Stewart.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. RptdfromFri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Pink Floyd guitarist David GiImore. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened rpt Fri 9am


Guitarist: David GiImore.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees is joined by Nick Higham , Julian Fellowes ,
Matthew Parris and Lynne Truss , who exchange favourite quotations. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Nick Higham
Unknown: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Food Programme

Butter. Sheila Dillon celebrates butter in all its forms, from ghee and buttermilkto beurreblanc. Producer Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: It's My Story - Shared Care

A programme that follows a homeshare initiative, which links homeless young people with pensioners who have theirown accommodation but need live-in support. Producer Sue Mitchell


Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robson , John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions from gardeners in Coventry. Producer TrevorTayior Shortened 3pm


Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs

: Run with Animals

Chris Sperringtakes a close look at short-eared owls on the island of Skomer off the Pembrokeshire coast. With his knowledge of the behaviourand senses of these birds, he's able to be part of their activities without them even knowing he is there. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Chris Sperringtakes
Producer: Julian Hector

: Classic Serial: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated by H.T. Willetts and dramatised by Mike Walker.
Starring Neil Dudgeon as Denisovich.
Following the routine of a single day in the camps, Solzhenitsyn's story is a dynamic demonstration of human resilience.
(Repeated on Saturday)


Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Translated by: H.T. Willetts
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ivan Denisovich: Nell Dudgeon
Tiurin: Philip Jackson
Alyoshka: Paul Chan
Fetuikov: Jonathan Tafler
Pavlo: Ben Onwukwe
The Captain: Bruce Purchase
Tsezar: Matthew Morgan
Kolya: Marty Rea
The Tartar: Stephen Critchlow
Dovchenko: Ben Crowe
Guard 1: Seun Shote
Zee: Peter Darney

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and an audience of readers meet the distinguished novelist Beryl Bainbridge to discuss her novel An Awfully Big Adventure, which draws on her days as an actress in the Liverpool Playhouse. Repeated Thursday at 4pm.
May's Bookclub: Original Sin by PD James


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: Beryl Bainbridge
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please: The Poet and the General

Don Taylor tel Is the true story of 17th-century poet Andrew Marvell 's two years in literary seclusion at
Nun Appleton House, Yorkshire, with the retired Lord General of the New Model Army, Sir Thomas Fairfax. Director Ellen Dryden Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Marvell
Unknown: Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Director: Ellen Dryden
Marvell: Anton Lesser
Fairfax: Edward Petherbridge

: The Caste Divide

For many of the one million Britons of Indian origin, the caste system continues to exert a powerful influence. Naresh Puri hears from some of the estimated 20,000 "untouchables" living in Britain and from those who still believe in the virtues of caste. Repeatedfrom Tuesday


Unknown: Naresh Puri

: The Human Face of God

5: John Polkinghorne argues that both chance and divine purpose lie behind the evolution of the human face. Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: John Polkinghorne

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Kenton can't believe his eyes.
Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 37


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood asks some of the competitors of the Sahara Marathon why they put themselves through swollen feet, dry mouths and sunstroke. Plus the fourth episode of Dream Master: Nightmare by Theresa Breslin. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Theresa Breslin.

: Lord Emsworth Entertains

Classic Blandings stories by PG Wodehouse , abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury and read by Alan Titchmarsh. 4: Go Getter. The romance between Gertrude and Beefy Bingham is endangered by a Crooning Tenor. Producer Fiona McLean


Stories By: Pg Wodehouse
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Beefy Bingham
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan with a selection of the best of English-language radio around the globe. She talks to journalist Michele Montas about her husband's death at the radio station they ran together and about her fight for a free media in Haiti. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Michele Montas

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak. Stars, Bars and Blighty. With President Bush
"huntin' down" terrorists and "smokin' 'em out", what's next for the great Atlantic language divide? Repeatedfrom Friday

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Home Time. Working parents and the government think we need a better work/life balance. Enlightened employers say that giving staff more flexibility helps their businesses, so why isn't everyone doing it?
Frances Cairncross asks what's driving the fashion for flexible working, whether it's a good idea and whether it Will survive a recession. Repeatedfrom Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: 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 Wednesday8.45pm


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

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott asks novelist Helen Dunmore and actress Diana Quick to recommend their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Unknown: Diana Quick

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Musical Side of the Family

Another chance to hear Jamie Bernstein , daughter of Leonard Bernstein , talk candidly about the joys and challenges of having a father who could be both a musical genius and a monster, a secret homosexual and an ecstatically happy family man. Producer Bill uoyd


Unknown: Jamie Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

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