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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

St Nicholas's Church, Durweston in Devon.

: Maps for the Future

Inspirational graduation speeches by Peter Ustinov and Helena Kennedy. Producer Cheryl Gabriel


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Helena Kennedy.
Producer: Cheryl Gabriel

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Silent Witness. Composer and choral director
Antony Pitts listens out for the silent moments in music, poetry and life.
Producer Matt Thompson Repeated at 11.30pm


Director: Antony Pitts
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith visits a farm in Argentina that has successfully embraced genetically modified crops. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: 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

Jenni Murray appeals on behalf of Women's Aid. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Metropolitan Cathedral ofSt David, Cardiff, led bythe Dean, Fr Peter Collins. The preacher is the Most Rev Peter Smith , Archbishop of Cardiff. Psalm 21.1 John 3, wl8-24; John 14, wl-8. Kyrie (Little Organ Mass) (Haydn); Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem; Firmly I Believe and Truly; This Joyful Eastertide. Director of music David Neville. EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Fr Peter Collins.
Unknown: Peter Smith
Music: David Neville.

: 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 castaway this week is the Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli. Producer Lisa Jenkinson


Director: Franco Zeffirelli.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations are Jennie Bond , Naomi Gryn , Deborah Bull and Bonnie Greer. The reader is Meryl O'Keeffe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jennie Bond
Unknown: Naomi Gryn
Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Bonnie Greer.

: The Food Programme

Self-sufficiency. Could we grow our own food? Sheila Dillon considers self-sufficiency on an individual and a national scale.
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

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

Peter White presents a portrait of two participants in a homeshare initiative linking young people who need accommodation with pensioners who have their own flats and houses, but who need support to continue livinginthem. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , Pippa Greenwood , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank are at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, home of the Gardeners' Question Time garden, forthe programme's annual roadshow. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Eat Your Garden

4: Wiz Clift joins garden writer Kathy Brown for a Colourful lunch of edible flowers. Producer AlasdairCross


Unknown: Wiz Clift
Unknown: Kathy Brown

: Classic Serial: Tender Is the Night

By F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for radio in two parts by Michael Hastings. Starring Michael Maloney.
The tragic romance of young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver, set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s.
Producer Nicholas Newton
Director Sebastian Graham-Jones
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
See also Four Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tue-Fri at 3.30pm


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Michael Hastings.
Unknown: Michael Maloney.
Unknown: Rosemary Hoyt
Unknown: Nicole Diver
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Sebastian Graham-Jones
Rosemary: Rebecca Hall
Mrs Speers: Lorelei King
Dick: Michael Maloney
Nicole: Jennifer Lee Jellicorse
Tommy: Andrew Scott
Mr McKisco: Trevor Ray
Mrs McKisco: Lynne Miller
Abe: Colin Stinton
Collis: Dan Fredenburgh
Jules: Joseph Mydell
Beth: Kyra Williams

: Open Book

The novelist Sue Miller explains to Mariella Frostrup why she felt driven to write a memoir about her father's Alzheimer's. And Esther Freud champions Tove Jansson , best known forthe Moomin books. Producer Erin Riley 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


Unknown: Sue Miller
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Esther Freud
Unknown: Tove Jansson
Producer: Erin Riley
Unknown: Sally Beauman
Unknown: Coraghessan Boyle

: Poetry Please

"All a poet can do today is warn," wrote Wilfred Owen during the First World War. In today's programme
Roger McGough presents a selection of war poetry requested by listeners.
Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday


Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Kate McAii

: File on 4

Allan Urry investigates the extent of the links between government and the defence industry. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Sod's Law

More from Phil Smith on the real world of gardening. 2: Planners and Other Bad Odours. It appears that beneath the surface of Phil's garden there is too much of the wrong kind of soil-but that's not enough to stop the long tentacles of the bureaucrats. Producer Harry Parker Repeated on Saturday at 7.45


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Harry Parker

: Pick of the Week

Kate Adie presents her 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: Kate Adie
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Alistair's batting on a sticky wicket. Rptd tomorrow 2pm Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 36


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood presents the programme from Boskenwyn Primary School in Cornwall, with quizzes, reports and the third episode of Brooksie by Neil Arskey , read by Ralph Little.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Neil Arskey
Read By: Ralph Little.

: William's Crowded Hours

Martin Jarvis chooses and performs the first of five Richmal Crompton stories featuring the immortal schoolboy, William. 1: The Outlaws and the Tramp
William Brown and his faithful Outlaws are unusually concerned with making provisions for their future careers. But attempting to raise money has unforeseen consequences. Producer Rosalind Ayres


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: William Brown
Producer: Rosalind Ayres

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan looks at the battle to liberate the airwaves, and at how foreign radio stations fought their own media war in the Gulf. Was truth a casualty Of the coalition? Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

Do Yer Know What I Mean? Democratic speech:
Arthur Smith defends a noble filler phrase and Pete Atkin has a bugbear about those of us who have linguistic bugbears. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Pete Atkin

: Money Box

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Talking Turkey. What's it like doing business in an enormously promising country with an economy that is often on the edge of plunging into chaos?
Peter Day finds out in Turkey; a place that is on the edge of the European Union, the new Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Iraq.
Producer Richard Berenger Editor Stephen Chilcott Repeated from Thu


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Richard Berenger
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Strictly
Speaking. Christopher Silvester investigates the secret world of political speech writing, revealing the real stories behind key speeches of recent times. Editor John Evans Strictly Speaking repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Christopher Silvester
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Tueday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Gospel Train

Another chance to hear singer-songwriter
Mal Pope 's three-part history of modern gospel music. Producer Paul Evans


Singer-Songwriter: Mal Pope
Producer: Paul Evans

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