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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Bridlington Priory.

: The Game's Up

Lynne Truss confirms sporting prejudices.
2. Those Two Impostors.... triumph and tragedy. Over the moon to sick as a parrot in one easy step. Producer Kate McAII


Producer: Kate McAii

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Seventh Commandment. Joan Bakewell examines the consequences of adultery. Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Living World

Sand Lizards and the Bootle Organ. Brett Westwood heads off to the sand dunes of the Sefton Coast to find Britain's rarest reptile and rarest amphibian. Producer Caroline Williams


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Caroline Williams

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc co uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Barry Cryerappeals on behalf of the National Eczema Society.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Barry Cryerappeals
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the International Church Music Festival, Berne. Producer: Philip Billson EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke.

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: International Cricket

England v Pakistan
From Lord's, the concluding game of the three-match series of one-day internationals. With commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , and expert comments from Angus Fraser and Mike Selvey.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofeld
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is the Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev Dr John Sentamu. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened 9am


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From Buxton, home to the famous Opera House, mineral water and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Tim is joined by Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Harry Hill , Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair. Repeatedfrom Monday


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

: The Food Programme

El Sheila Dillon takes to the riverbank to savourthe PS delights of freshwaterfish. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Kiss

Dr Gillian Rice explores the origin of the kiss, its physiology and cultural significance, and why that first romantic kiss is such a powerful memory. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Gardeners' Question Time

Tony Russell , Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in Surrey. Chaired by Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm


Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Hidden Treasures

Lucinda Lambton finds magical sights in unlikely places. 4. Mr Straw 's House. An ordinary-looking house in Worksop has an interior that has remained unchanged since the 1930s. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Mr Straw
Producer: Peter Everett

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers: The Corridors of Power

C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment continues with further books, dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Roger Quaife is a rising star of the Conservative government who enlists Lewis's help to formulate a policy that may be political suicide.
(Repeated Saturday at 9pm)


Author: C.P. Snow
Dramatised by: Jonathan Holloway
Producer: Sally Avens
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Lewis: David Haig
Roger: Iain Glen
Margaret Eliot: Juliet Aubrey
Osbaldiston: David Leonard
Sir Hector Rose: John Carlisle
Brodzinski: Christopher Rozycki
Carol Quaife: Julia Watson
Lord Gilbey: John Woodvine
Lord Collingwood: Ronald Pickup
Francis: Geoffrey Whitehead
Walter Luke: Jeremy Swift
David Rubin: Rolf Saxon
Diana Skidmore: Avril Clark
Phillips: Richard Firth

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup asks whetherwriting about northern childhoods can ever completely avoid stereotypes. And veteran American novelist Paula Fox explains the joy of being rediscovered - again Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm July's Bookclub: The Tortilla Curtain by T Coraghessan Boyle


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Paula Fox
Producer: Erin Riley
Unknown: Coraghessan Boyle

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces listeners'choices of poems for the new-born and for the recently dead. Readings by Stephen Rea , Jill Balcon , Helen Sheals and new fatherMichael Maloney. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Helen Sheals
Unknown: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: File on 4

With murder rates up by more than 20 percent in the last five years, Allan Urryasks if the police are losing the fight against the most serious of all crimes Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urryasks

: Candles and Loaves

Robert Rietti , actor, writer, rabbi and scion of an ancient Italian-Jewish family, begins a three-part series with a meditation on the Sabbath and the Friday night prayer that precedes it Producer Nicola Barranger Repeated on Saturday at 7 45


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: Pick of the Week

(until 6 30pm) Olivia O'Leary presents her 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: Olivia O'Leary
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Tony relives his lost youth. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap lanne with Alison Graham : page 42


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week, Jacqueline Wilson talks about her book about young carers, The Illustrated Mum,
Barney Harwood goes sailing, and there's a quirky short story from Paul Jennings 's 13 Unpredictable Tales
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Paul Jennings

: Beggar's Banquet: Facing the Music: Part 1

A re-run of readings of short stories by the crime writer Ian Rankin.
Read by James MacPherson.
Inspector John Rebus investigates the theft of some valuable equipment from an Edinburgh hi-fi shop. But it's not quite as straightforward as it appears.


Author: Ian Rankin
Reader: James MacPherson
Producer: David Jackson Young

: 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]
2800. Telephone: [number removed]. EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: First Draft

In the last of this re-run series, Harry Thompson talks to writers, producers, performers and managers about the labyrinthine process of getting
9 a comedy script from VDU to Video. ProducerTom Alban


Talks: Harry Thompson

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12 04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Fixing Capitalism. The husband-and-wife team of Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin think that we need a new kind of capitalism to replace the male-dominated 20th-century model. Peter Day asks what the new sort of organisations might be like.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Shoshana Zuboff
Unknown: James Maxmin

: The Westminster Hour

A look at the politics of the next seven days with Andrew Rawnsley. Including at 10.45 Culture and Anarchy. Simon Heffer draws lessons forthe present day from Matthew Arnold 's Culture and Anarchy. 2: Doing As One Likes
Editor John Evans culture andanarchy repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Editor: John Evans

: The Learning Curve

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


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Distant Chords

Migrant communities reflect on the role that music plays in bridging the cultural divide between their new lives in Britain and their homelands.
2. Kiribati. Producer Tony Phillips


Producer: Tony Phillips

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