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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Winchester Cathedral.

: Maps for the Future

Another chance to hear a series that celebrates inspiring and entertaining graduation speeches. Producer Rebecca Moore


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Deeds Not Dared. Mark Tully explores ourfear of giving up our securities. Why do we allow fear and lack of daring to stop us livinglife more fully? Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Caz Graham takes to the hills with a champion sheepdog trai ner. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Caz Graham
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Roger Bolton with religious and ethical perspectives on the stories of the week.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dennis Sewell appeals on behalf of the Catholic institute for International Relations, an international charity working forthe eradication of poverty
DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Shirley Methodist Church, Solihull. The service is led by the Rev Peter Bates and the preacher is the Rev Professor Frances Young of Birmingham
University. With the Paul Leddington Wright Singers. ProducerPhilipBillson EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Bates
Unknown: Professor Frances Young
Singers: Paul Leddington Wright

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's s castaway today is sociologist Professor AH Halsey. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees this week are are Dr Simon Thurley ,
Mitchell Symons , Simon Brett and Michael Coveney. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Dr Simon Thurley
Unknown: Mitchell Symons
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Michael Coveney.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Food and Landscape. How do the processes of food production in Britain affect the look of our countryside? Sheila Dillon explores the role of the farmer and the consumer in shaping the landscape. 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: Law of the Amazon

Clive Anderson leaves the comfort of the English legal system to journey up the Amazon river in the company of a judge to see howjustice is brought to some of the most remote places in Brazil. First of two programmes. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Warwickshire. And at the GQTgarden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Bunny Guinness plants marginals in the pool, John Cushnie shows how to get water lilies forfree and Bob Flowerdew concocts a plant feed from weeds. Chaired by Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened repeat on Wed 3pm


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

: Eat Your Garden

2: Wiz Cl ift creates a feast from the Forest of Dean Orchards Of Bill Swinley. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Bill Swinley.

: Classic Serial: Precious Bane

By Mary Webb. Dramatised in two parts by Beatrice Colin. MaryWebb's heart-rending love story, set in Shropshire in the early 19th century. 1: Prue Sam is born "hare shotten" and it is this hare lip that is her "precious bane". She is torn between loyalty to her recklessly ambitious brother, Gideon, and a deep unexpressed love forthe weaver Kester Woodseaves.
Music by Kate Rusby and John McCusker
Director Gaynor Macfarlane Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mary Webb.
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Unknown: Prue Sam
Unknown: Kester Woodseaves.
Music By: Kate Rusby
Music By: John McCusker
Director: Gaynor MacFarlane
Jancis: Louise Breckon-Richards
Ti wy: Laura Doddington
Kester: Owen Teale
Prue: Julia Ford
Gideon: Tom Goodman-Hill
Mrs Beguildy: Helen Schlesinger
Mother: Maggie Steed
Beguildy: Nigel Terry
Grimble: Timothy Watson

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and an audience of readers meet crime writer PD James to discuss her novel Original Sin. Recorded at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
June's Bookclub: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
July's Bookclub: The Tortilla Curtain by T Coraghessan Boyle


Presenter: James Naughtie
Guest: PD James
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces more requests for much loved poems, including sonnets by the Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti , whose 175th birthday is this week. Peter Marinker, Claire Skinner and Philip Franks also read poems by Auden, Rumi, and Wendy Cope. Producer Mark Smalley
(Repeated Saturday)


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Philip Franks
Unknown: Wendy Cope.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Fallout at Maralinga

After half a century, the Australian Aborigines of Maralinga get their land back. Professor John Keane explores how the British commandeered their land from 1957 to 1963 as a test site for the atom bomb and how far the Aborigines and the servicemen - as well as the environment - were put at risk in the name Of the Cold War. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Professor John Keane

: The Last Hitch-hiker

3: Kevin Connolly concludes his attempt to hitch-hike across Europe and in the process endures freezing weather and the contempt of other road users. Producer Tony Grant Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: Pick of the Week

John Waite 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 Waite
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Agony Aunt Brenda. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 32
Ambridge's golden years rediscovered: page 33


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood finds out what makes
Anthony Horowitz 's Alex Rider books so realistic, and nature reporter Caroline Williams tracks down some bats in Bristol. Plus the first episode of a new story, Brooksie by Neil Arksey , read by Ralph Little. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Reporter: Caroline Williams
Unknown: Neil Arksey
Read By: Ralph Little.

: Magic

Fourtales of magic, miracles, mystery, romance and humour. 3: Flamenco. By Andrea Ashworth. Read by Gillian Kearney. Emmy is the new girl in town.
Anxious to fit in at school she joins the school gang and so must hide her feelings for the piano-playing boy who finds himself the butt of the gang's bullying. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Andrea Ashworth.
Read By: Gillian Kearney.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents an audio guide to marriage around the world, including cross-tribal weddings in South Africa; the Zambian who married his bicycle; famous couples in Egyptian history and the pastor who dispenses no-nonsense marriage guidance on the Jamaican airwaves. Producer Lucy Ash Rptd from Fri Originally scheduled for transmission on 25 and 28 April


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Word of Mouth

Speaking with Forked Tongue. Michael Rosen looks at the language of flattery. Plus a look at the private vocabulary Of couples. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis: With Friends Like These

Bruce Clark looks at how European hopes for a common foreign and security policy have suffered as a result of the war in Iraq.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Reporter: Bruce Clark

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Writing Down the House. Nick Utechin charts the 200-year history of Hansard parliamentary reports. Part 1 of two. Editor John Evans Writing Down the House repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Nick Utechin
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Rosie Boycott is joined by Aminatta Forna and Tim Healey to discuss their favourite books. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Aminatta Forna
Unknown: Tim Healey

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: A Little of What You Fancy!

Another chance to hearthe first ofTim Healey's two-part history of how the music hall dominated Victorian and Edwardian popular culture. Producer Paul Evans


Producer: Paul Evans

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