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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Paul's Cathedral, London.

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A range of teachers tell their reasons for staying in a low-paid, low-status job. 1: Stephen Kaczmarckyk. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Stephen Kaczmarckyk.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Love Like a Gypsy. Mike Wooldridge explores the history and culture of Europe's Gypsy peoples and asks why they have been romanticised, evangelised and demonised. Producer BeverleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge

: On Your Farm

Paul Heiney with another slice of real country life. Producer Jonathan Aspinwall


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Jonathan Aspinwall

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jonathan Ross appeals for donations to buy a caravan for the Family Holiday Association.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Sunday Worship

From the summer course of the National Youth Choir of Wales atTrinityCollege, Carmarthen. Preacherthe
Rev Dr Mary Cotes. Director of music David Rowland.
Producer Roy Jenkins EMAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Mary Cotes.
Music: David Rowland.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

( from 9.15am) Eddie Mair presents a fresh approach to the news. Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fourth's day play at Edgbaston.
Producer Peter Baxter Approxi^ time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion

It's 25 years since the birth of Louise Brown , the world'sfirsttest-tubebaby. In the first of the new series, Sue MacGregor reunites the groundbreaking team that made it possible to consider the achievements and the new developments in IVF. Producer Louise Adamson Repeated on Fnday at 9.00am Stories of success: page 109


Unknown: Louise Brown
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Louise Adamson

: Just a Minute

From Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, with Nicholas Parsons and panellists Tony Hawks, Jenny Eclair , Ross Noble and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the role of food and dnnk in children's literature. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.

: Taking Note

The series in which musicians reinterpret familiar pieces of music through their personal experience. 1: Conductors Roger Norrington , Leonard Slatkin and biographer John Suchettalk about Beethoven s Fifth Symphony. Producer Rosie Boulton


Conductors: Roger Norrington
Conductors: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: John Suchettalk
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

Tony Russell , Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdeware in Burford near Oxford. Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood visit Tony Russell 's Gloucestershire garden. Sue Cook is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdeware
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Tony Russell
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Philosopher, the Fish and the Dove

r To mark the 350th anniversary of the publication of The Compleat Angler, fly fisherman Geoffrey Palmer presents the first in a series celebrating the life and work of its author, Izaak Walton. 1:Trout. Angler and historian Tony Bridgett reflects on the art of angling and the skills required to outwit a wild brown trout. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Izaak Walton.
Unknown: Tony Bridgett

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

The Arena. The second of three plays by Mike Walker drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius. Octavian was 19 when Julius Caesar was killed. As Caesar's appointed heir, he had some formidable adversaries, including Mark Antony , but his political skill was unparalleled. Contains strong language. Producer/director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Mark Antony
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Augustus Caesar: Richard Johnson
Octavian: Adam Levy
Marcus Agrippa: Ben Crowe
Mark Antony: Clive Russell
Livia: Jasmine Hyde
Lepidus: Bruce Purchase
Senator: Gerard McDermott
Instructor: Stephen Critchlow

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents a programme devoted to summer holiday reading and explores vacations in fiction with Sally Vickers , whose new novel is called Mr Golightly 's Holiday. Producer Anne-Mahe Cole Repeated on Thursday at 4pm August Bookciub: Georgians. Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Sally Vickers
Unknown: Mr Golightly
Unknown: Amanda Foreman

: Adventures in Poetry

4: Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Peggy Reynolds goes out among the slithy toves and braves the frumious bandersnatch as she goes in search of Lewis Carroll 's mythical creature, the Jabberwock. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: File on 4

Liz Carney investigates Britain's casual labour market and reveals evidence of the increasing control being exercised by organised criminal gangs. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney

: The African Space Programme

3: ShootingStars in the Desert. John Matshikiza is cast in a film in Namibia which stars Angelina Jolie. Namibia is all about space - endless vistas of desert - but whose space is it? Producer Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 7.45


Unknown: John Matshikiza
Unknown: Angelina Jolie.

: Pick of the Week

Michael Rosen presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presenter: Michael Rosen
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

A dilemma for Marjorie. Rptd tomorrow 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 36 Fancy The Archers theme tune on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com for more information


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

From Worsley Bridge Junior School in Kent. Joining Barney Harwood are ex-pupil and Arsenal ladies' team member Leanne Sanderson , and stunt woman Dani Biernat. Plus the fourth episode of Jeremy Strong 's drama What Do You Think You fre Doing? Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfl@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Leanne Sanderson
Unknown: Dani Biernat.
Unknown: Jeremy Strong

: A Light in the Hills

A re-run of contemporary stories set in Wales. 1: A Mother-in-Law Story by Sian James. Alex is surprised to discover that her mother-in-law isn't as bad as she seems. Read by Melanie Walters. Producer Geri Hall-Kenny


Story By: Sian James.
Read By: Melanie Walters.
Producer: Geri Hall-Kenny

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on BBC radio. 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

: Aynuch and Ayll

Josie Lawrence concludes her exploration of the history of Black Country comedians from Dolly Allan to Frank Skinner. Producer Chris Green


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Dolly Allan
Unknown: Frank Skinner
Producer: Chris Green

: Face the Facts

Shortened repeat from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7 55am

: Analysis

The Numbers Game. Asylum and migration continue to be hotly debated. David Walker asks why both public and policy-makers have allowed questions of rights, identity and collective choice to be obfuscated. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Mark D'Arcy with the latest political headlines.
Including at 10.45 Brandreth Rules. 4: In the last in his series, Gyles Brandreth offers advice on how to avoid scandal as well as how to recover from it.
Editor John Evans Brandreth Rules Repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: John Evans Brandreth

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor invites agony aunt Claire Rayner and humorous writer Miles Kington to discuss three of theirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Miles Kington

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Real History of Opera

4: Otello. Huw Edward examines the political backdrop to Verdi's s setting of Shakespeare's tragedy. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Huw Edward
Producer: Kerry Chapman

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