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: World News

: Sells on Sunday

From St Chad's Church, Farndon, Chester.

: The Game's Up

Lynne Truss confirms sporting prejudices.
3: And They're Off.... How sport can be just a teensy-weensy bit repetitive. Producer Kate McAll


Producer: Kate McAll

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Nordic Light. Mark Tully celebrates the light of high summer and reflects on this mostjoyous offestivals of the Nordic church year.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Living World

The Woodman's Follower. Brett Westwood heads to a coppiced woodland in Wiltshire to spot the brightest
J and most endangered of Britain's butterflies.
Producer Caroline Williams


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Caroline Williams

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox EMAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fergal Keane appeals on behalf of RedR - Engineers for Disaster Relief.
Donations: R[address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: George St
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Sunday Worship

Choral Mass forthe feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, from Brentwood Roman Catholic
Cathedral in Essex.
Producer Norman Winter EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Norman Winter

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

( from 9.15) Mark Mardell presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Mark Mardell
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: International Cricket

Zimbabwe v South Africa
From the St Lawrence ground in Canterbury With commentary by Peter Baxter , Simon Mann and Mark Saggers , and expert comments from Vic Marks ,
Allan Donald and HenryOlonga. *Approximate time Producer Peter Baxter


Commentary By: Peter Baxter
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Mark Saggers
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Allan Donald
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the architect Daniel Libeskind. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Shortened repeat Fnday 9am


Unknown: Daniel Libeskind.
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The godfather of all panel shows comes this week from the Princess Theatre in Torquay. Regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by Jeremy Hardy. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

This week Sheila Dillon explores the taste tor bitter-flavoured foods. Producer Paula McGinley Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Its MY Story - Tinu

Once upon a time, Tinu-Adeniji-Adele was a 16-year-old wondering out loud on R4's Fresh Air about faith, survival and her absent Nigerian prince of a father. Now, she'sayoung woman heading for Lagos to find the father she cannot remember. Producer Mark Burman


Producer: Mark Burman

: Gardeners' Question Time

Tony Russell , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens n Burford, near Oxfordshire. Sue Cook is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Hidden Treasures

Lucinda Lambton finds magical sights in unlikely places. 5: Sinclair Seamen's Church. Close by the M3 flyover in Belfast is a Victorian church with a nautical interior. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Producer: Peter Everett

: Classic Serial: Strangers and Brothers: The Choice

The final episode of C.P. Snow's epic novel sequence about the English Establishment, dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.

Roger Quaife stakes his political destiny on the outcome of one parliamentary debate in the House of Commons. Producer Sally Avens and Jeremy Howe
(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: Juliet Aubrey
Caro: Julia Watson
Ellen: Emma Brown
Sir Hector Rose: John Carlisle
Osbaldiston: David Leonard
Francis: Geoffrey Whitehead
David: Rolf Saxon
Monteith: Paul Venables
Trafford: Stephen Critchlow

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup visits an all-male reading group in Bristol. Are their reading choices shaped by their gender? And Alison Lurie talks about writing for boys and girls. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm July's Bookclub: The Tortilla Curtain by T Coraghessan Boyle


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Talks: Alison Lurie
Producer: Hilary Dunn
Unknown: Coraghessan Boyle

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces listeners' choices of poems about yearning for other times and places. Readings by Stephen Rea , Lorelei King , Jill Balcon , Helen Sheals and Michael Maloney. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


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

: File on 4

Gerry Northam investigates claims that the mercury in some vaccines given to babies is linked to the rise in autism. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Candies and Loaves

Accept My Health and Other Wondrous Tales Robert Rietti , scion of an ancient Italian-Jewish family, actor, writer and rabbi, meditates on the Jewish festivals, including Yom Kippur. Producer Nicola Barranger Repeated on Saturday at 7.45


Unknown: Robert Rietti

: Pick of the Week

Lynne Truss presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] Email: [address removed]

(FM only until 6.30 pm)


Presenter: Lynne Truss
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

A blast from the past at Glastonbury. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 40


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood takes the show to Lunnasting Primary School, Shetland. Featuring the comic
James Campbell and local wildlife expert Harry Rose. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: James Campbell
Unknown: Harry Rose.

: Beggar's Banquet

Facing the Music (part 2). James Macpherson reads the concluding part of Ian Rankin 's story. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views and opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy.
Producers Penny Vine and Kathleen Griffin Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London. W1A 1QT FAX: [number removed]. PHONE: [number removed]. EMAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: Take it from the Chorus

Caroline Quentin explores life in the chorus through the decades. 1: Early Stages. The earliest choruses were contrived as a ruse to lure auiences with a glimpse of leg. By the 1930s, every town had its own pantomime with chorus dancers. But the cramped conditions and low pay fostered an enduring camaraderie among the members of the chorus. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Money BOX

Repeat of yesterday 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Here Comes the Bribe. International business is still smeared by corruption even though companies deny it. Peter Day asks what it will take for international business to Clean up its act. Repeated from Thursday

: 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 for the present day from Matthew Arnold 's Culture and Anarchy. 3: Our Liberal Practitioners
Editor John Evans Culture and Anarchy repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Matthew Arnold

: 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 lives in Britain and their homelands. Presented by Reem Kelani. 3: Portugal. Producer Tony Phillips


Presented By: Reem Kelani.
Producer: Tony Phillips

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