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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Canterbury Cathedral.

: Maps for the Future

Inspirational graduation speechs by Martin Luther King and Carryl Phillips. Producer Vibekevenema


Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Carryl Phillips.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

His Ancient Tenderness. Mark Tully explores the meaning of tenderness as an aspect of God. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
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

Lord Weatherill, former Speaker of the House of Commons, presents an appeal on behalf of the Graham Layton Trus[address removed], Credit-card donations: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Graham Layton
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

All the People Rejoiced. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation from
St George's Church, London. With Andrew Green and the Very Rev Dr Wesley Carr. Dean of Westminster. Director of music Simon Williams. Producer Stephen Shipley EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk The day that changed our lives: page 32


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Dr Wesley Carr.
Music: Simon Williams.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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 writer and actress Meera Syal.
Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened repeat on Fnday 9am


Unknown: Meera Syal.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The famous "antidote to panel games begins a new series from the Civic Theatre. Darlington, where Tony Hawks joins Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor , with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: The Food Programme

Milk. is the low price of a pint of milk costing us our dairy industry? Sheila Dillon investigates the future of the British dairyfarm.
Producer Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With Mark Mardell.


Unknown: Mark Mardell.

: Sunday Best: The Park

Another chance to hear two programmes charting a year in the life of that ubiquitous urban feature, the park. This portrait was built up over the course of a year from the funny, exotic and erotic stories to be found among the trees and flowers. 1: Summer Jazz and Conkers. As summer turns to autumn, Keith carves Lin's name on a tree and a tragic love story begins. Producers Simon Elmes and Sara Parker


Producers: Simon Elmes
Producers: Sara Parker

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Rowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Bunny Guinness answer questions sent in by post. Chaired by Eric RobSOn. Producer Trevor Taylor 3pm


Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Hidden Treasures

In the first of five programmes Lucinda Lambton finds some magical sights in unlikely places.
1: The Kedermister Library. Concealed inside the walls of a church in Slough is a gorgeously decorated Jacobean library. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers: The New Men

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English establishment continues with further books from the series, dramatised by Jonathan Holloway. Starring David Haig.

Lewis gets involved in the race for the atom bomb.

(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: C.P. Snow
Dramatised by: Jonathan Holloway
Producer: Sally Avens
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: David Haig
Walter: Jeremy Swift
Martin: Tim McInnerny
Sawbridge: Adrian Scarborough
Sir Hector: John Carlisle
Irene: Claire Skinner
Capt Smith: Sean Baker
Edgar: Andrew Wincott
Rubin: Rolf Saxon

: Bookclub

Sally Beauman, the author of the story of the first Mrs De Winter in Rebecca's Tale, joins James Naughtie and a group of readers at the Daphne du Maurier literary festival in Cornwall to discuss Rebecca. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
July's Bookclub: The Tortilla Curtain by T Coraghessan Boyle


Guest: Sally Beauman
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Kings and Queens

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the coronation, Julian Glover , Isla Blair and Stefan Bednarczyk perform poems from Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon 's anthology Kings and Queens- an irreverent but accurate history of English monarchs. Anne Harvey reveals how it shaped the lives of eminent historians and still influences young minds today.
Producer Julian May Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm The day that changed our lives: page 32


Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Isla Blair
Unknown: Stefan Bednarczyk
Unknown: Herbert Farjeon
Unknown: Anne Harvey

: File on 4

The Government has invested hundreds of millions of pounds in the reform of cancer services. So why are doctors still saying there's been no improvement in treatment? Julian O'Halloran reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Postcards from Paradise

The first of three postcards in which anthropologist Nigel Barley explores the idea of the exotic, beginning with the coconut and how it has become a repository of some of our most cherished and romantic ideas about the world.
Producer Daniel Tetlow Repeated on Saturday at 7.45


Unknown: Nigel Barley
Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: Pick of the Week

Quentin Cooper presents a selection of excerpts 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: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

An unusual customer in the Bull. Repeated tomorrow 2pm Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 38


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood sends two Go 4 It reporters off to Wales to check out the Hay Book Festival. Plus the fifth episode of Neil Arskey 's Brooksie, 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

3: William and the Begging Letter. A chance visitorto the Brown household cracks open one of the mysteries of the financial world, with a startling impact on the love life of William's older brother.
Richmal Crompton 's story is told by Martin Jarvis. Producer Rosalind Ayres Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Told By: Martin Jarvis.

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London. W1A 1QT. Fax: [number removed]. Telephone: [number removed]. Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Laughing All the Way to the Ballot Box

Another chance to hear two programmes in which John Sergeant rummages through the archives of political comedy. 1: And I Look Up to Him. The 1960s saw an explosion of political comedy, yet in the 1970s it almost disappeared - why? John Sergeant explores how political comedy is unique to the social and political conditions of its time and talks to
Ian Hislop about what effect satire has - or hasn't- had. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Graham Frost

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Conference Call. Peter Day reports from last week's conference on the mood of the multinationals at a time Of great uncertainty. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: 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 and reveals the real stories behind key speeches of recent times. Editor John Evans Strictly Speaking repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


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

: The Learning Curve

The wide world of learning, with Libby Purves. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Gospel Train

The conclusion of singer-songwriter Mal Pope 's history of modern gospel music. Producer Paul Evans


Singer-Songwriter: Mal Pope
Producer: Paul Evans

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