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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Lawrence, Alton, Hampshire.

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A range of teachers tell their reasons for staying in a low-paid, low-status job. 2: Gerry Wardle. Producer Beaty Rubens (R)


Unknown: Gerry Wardle.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Cloud of Unknowing. Mark Tully considers the way clouds affect our lives.
Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill presents another slice of real country life. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Nettles appeals on behalf of Talk Adoption.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: John Nettles
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Keswick Convention. With the Manchester Gospel Choir. Directors of music Colin Webster and AndySilver. Producer Philip Billson


Music: Colin Webster
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

( from 9.15) 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 Lord's.
12.45 Call the Commentators. 3.30 At the Bookstall. Producer Peter Baxter Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor reunites actors Nigel Havers and Ben Cross with producer David Puttnam, writer Colin Welland and director Hugh Hudson to find out what made Chariots of Fire such a runaway success.
(Shortened at 9.00am)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Nigel Havers
Guest: Ben Cross
Guest: David Puttnam
Guest: Colin Welland
Guest: Hugh Hudson
Producer: David Prest

: Just a Minute

From London, with Nicholas Parsons and panellists Paul Merton , Sheila Hancock , Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Clement Freud Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Clement Freud

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon celebrates the peach. Producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Taking Note

2: Pianists Peter Donohoe and Howard Shelley and Rachmaninov expert Ron Beech talk about that composer's Second Piano Concerto. Producer Rosie Boulton (R)


Pianists: Peter Donohoe
Pianists: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Ron Beech
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Roy Lancaster are guests of the Friends of Kirkley Hall at Northumberland College in Ashington. Eric Robson is in the Chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened repeat Wed 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Rowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Kirkley Hall
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Philosopher, the Fish and the Dove

To mark the 350th anniversary of the publication of The Compleat Angler, Geoffrey Palmer continues the series celebrating the life and work of author Izaak Walton. 2: Barbel. Angler and writer John Bailey reflects on the cunning creature that presents the anglerwith Such a challenge. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Izaak Walton.
Unknown: John Bailey

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

Peeling Figs for Julius. The last of three plays by Mike Walker drawing on Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius. Was Caligula the evil man history has painted him? Growing up in the poisonous atmosphere of Tiberius's court, the only person he could really trust was his sister, Drusilla. Contains strong language. Producer/director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Gaius Caligula: David Tennant
Caligula as a boy: Joe Prospero
Drusilla: Priyanga Elan
Cassius Chaerea: Neil Dudgeon
Mnester: Stephen Critchlow
Macro: Andrew Harrison
Tiberius Caesar: George Baker
Livia Augusta: Susan Engle
Agrippina: Liza Sadovy
Germanicus: Bruce Purchase
Gemellus: Ben Crowe
Doctor: Scott Brooksbank

: Bookclub

Amanda Foreman joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to talk about her biography of the 18th-century socialite, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
September Bookclub: Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally.


Guest: Amanda Foreman
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Word on the Street

New series In the first of six programmes on poetry and place Jackie Kay visits Bangor Public Library, where she meets the librarians - avid poetry enthusiasts - and three new local poets, Pamela Greene , Moyra Donaldson , and Stephen Hanson. Producer Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Pamela Greene
Unknown: Moyra Donaldson
Unknown: Stephen Hanson.
Producer: Polly Thomas

: Raising Ham

Given the alarming statistics weighted against African-Caribbean boys growing up in the UK, black mothers need hope, inspiration and support. In a story which is also her own, Connie St Louis meets black women who are raising their sons. Repeated from Tuesday

: The Trouble with Men

New series Gardens of Violence. Malachi O'Doherty , writer and commentator on Northern Irish affairs, draws from his own experiences of seeing men fighting in Belfast, in an English town and nearthe Red Fortin Delhi. First of three programmes. Producer Bert Tosh Repeated on Saturday at 7.45


Unknown: Malachi O'Doherty

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio overthe past seven days.
Producer Nicky Barranger PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Archers

A new vicar for St Stephen's. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Go 4 It

David McFetridgefrom BBC 7's Big Toe Show checks out Philip Ridley 's play at the National Theatre, which is all about a boy called Daffodil and his bossy mum, and he talks to Terry Deary about his Horrible Histories. Plus the fifth episode of Jeremy Strong 's drama, What Do You Think You're Doing? Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David McFetridgefrom
Unknown: Philip Ridley
Unknown: Terry Deary
Unknown: Jeremy Strong

: A Light in the Hills

A re-run of contemporary stories set in Wales.
2: Theresa's World byCelia Bryce. Theresa is called special and treated like a child by grown-ups but this summer she reveals hidden strengths. Read by lestyn Jones. Producer Geri Hall-Kenny (R)


Read By: Lestyn Jones.
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

: Just Like That!

Milton Jones celebrates the comic genius of Tommy Cooper. Fans, friends and family help recall the magical mayhem of the nation's favourite clown. Producer Geoff Ballinger (R)


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Tommy Cooper.
Producer: Geoff Ballinger

: Face the Facts

Shortened repeat from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

The Rain in Spain. Diane Coyle considers how and why the weather can cause major market and price changes and affect long-term economic development. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Mark D'Arcywith the latest political headlines.
Including at 10.45 The MPs Road Show. New series Dinah Lammiman joins MPs for a night of stargazing at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
Editor John Evans The MPs Road Show repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Mark D'Arcywith
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor and guests Esther Rantzen and Oliver James discuss theirfavourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Oliver James

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Barry Norman entertains an audience at the Pump
House in Aldeburgh with some of his favourite pieces Of literature. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Barry Norman

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