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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford.

: Chalkface Lovesongs

A range of teachers tell their reasons for staying in a low-paid, low-status job. 3: Helen Constantine : Wonderland. Producer Beaty Rubens (R)


Unknown: Helen Constantine
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Lost for Words. Mark Tully explores the importance of speech in the light of claims that our verbal skills may be in danger of disappearing.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Presenteed by Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anita Roddick appeals on behalf of Women Link. Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Ratman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.28pm


Unknown: Anita Roddick
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Sunday Worship _,

With people from a variety of faiths, Piers Plownght explores the connection between religious belief andgettingthroughtheday. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Piers Plownght
Producer: Philip Billson

: Letter from America

WithAlistairCooke. Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor reunites Concorde co-pilot
Jonn Cochrane and flight-test engineer John Allen with broadcaster Raymond Baxter , the then minister of aviation Tony Benn and the anti-Concorde campaigner Mary Goldringto talk about the maiden flight of the world's first supersonic passenger aircraftinthespringofl969.
Producer David Prest


Unknown: Jonn Cochrane
Unknown: John Allen
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Mary Goldringto

: Just a Minute

From Malvern, with Nicholas Parsons and Tony
Hawks, Linda Smith , Chris Neill and Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

A Taste of the Times. The first of four programmes exploring the role of food in the social movements of our time. 1: The youth movement and the burger. Producer Nikita Gulhane Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Why catering is cool: page 31


Producer: Nikita Gulhane

: Sunday Best: Taking Note

3: Conductor Mark Elder , choral director Simon Halsey and Verdi expert Roger Parkertalk about Verdi's Requiem. producerRosieBouiton(R)


Conductor: Mark Elder
Director: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Roger Parkertalk

: Gardeners' Question Time

BunnyGuinness.Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank are at the Wharf Art and Entertainment Centre in Tavistock, Devon. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Philosopher, the Fish and the Dove

Geoffrey Palmer continues the series celebrating the life and work of Izaak Walton , author of The
Compleat Angler.3: Grayling. Fly fishing is the art of deception as John Green demonstrates when he shows how to tie a Grayling Witch and reflects on the links that bind him to Walton. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Izaak Walton
Unknown: John Green

: Classic Serial: The Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro , dramatised in two parts by James Friel 1: Darlington Hall. Lord Darlington's butler, Stevens, resolves to make a journey to find and renew his friendship with his former housekeeper, Miss Kenton. During the journey he recalls the momentous events that unfolded at Darlington Hall in the years between the two world wars.
Producer/director Marilyn Imrie Repeated Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Unknown: James Friel
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Stevens: Ian McDiarmid
Miss Kenton: Julia Ford
Lord Darlington: Oliver Ford Davies
Father: Peter Sallis
Dupont: Anton Lesser
Sir David: Anton Lesser
Reginald: Adrian Scarborough
Lewis: Garrick Hagon
Faraday: Ed Bishop
Graham: Tom George
Landlady: Maggie McCarthy
Mechanic: Ben Crowe
Announcer: Tracy Wiles

: Open Book

Jenny Colgan talks to Tobias Hill, explores the troubled history of the cult classic Midnight Cowboy, and, as the summer literary festivals get into full swing, asks well-known writers which questions from the audience they dread most.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
September Bookclub: Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally.


Talks: Jenny Colgan
Producer: Thomas Morris
Unknown: Thomas Keneally.

: Word on the Street

Another in the series on poetry and place comes from Hull, home to Philip Larkin from 1955 to 1985. Jackie Kay talks to Jean Hartley , who published Larkin's first successful collection of poetry.
Producer Katherine Beacon Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Talks: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Jean Hartley

: Pipeline Politics

In the first of two programmes, Maurice Walsh examines the key role that oil plays in American foreign policy. Tonight he reports from the Caspian on how a new pipeline has helped shift the strategic balance in the region. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: The Trouble with Men

Breakup. Continuing his exploration of masculinity, Malachi O'Doherty recalls how at 40 and grievingfor a lost relationship he found himself asking if he was a man at all. Producer Bert Tosh RepeatedonSaturdayat7.45


Unknown: Malachi O'Doherty
Producer: Bert Tosh

: Pick of the Week

Peter Day presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Producer Nicky Barranger PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Nicky Barranger

: The Archers

Greg practises his parenting skills. Repeated tomorrow 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 34 Fancy The Archers theme tune on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com for more information


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme, presented by Barney Harwood. Including the sixth episode of Jeremy Strong 's drama, What Do You Think You're Doing? Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Unknown: Jeremy Strong

: A Light in the Hills

A re-run of contemporary stories set in Wales.
3: Last Nightby Tessa Hadley. Gemma gets a part in a production of Twelfth Night and learns her first lesson in love. Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Geri Hall-Kenny (R)


Unknown: Tessa Hadley.
Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Geri Hall-Kenny

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan presents the best of English-language radio stations around the globe. This week she looks at twins, similarities and coincidences. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen returns with the programme about words and the way we speak. 1: It's All Going
Swimmingly! Rosen heads for the lido to cool off in a time-honoured summertradition. And he looks at the Beatles' lexical legacy. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

Shortened repeat from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Don 't Mention the Neighbours. With next year's enlargement, the European Union's membership will include countries which are poorer, less democratic and stable than us. Kirsty Hughes asks what the EU's plans are forthe new neighbours. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kirsty Hughes

: The Westminster Hour

Terry Dignan with the latest political headlines. Including at 10.45 The MPs Road Show.
Dinah Lammiman follows the Transport select committee to Orkney, where they learn about the problems of depending on expensive air links between the northern isles and mainland Britain. Editor John Evans MPs RoadShowrepeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor and guests actress Carol Drinkwater and broadcaster Peter Stanford talk about their three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Carol Drinkwater
Unknown: Peter Stanford

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Joan Bakewell entertains an audience a t the Aldeburgh Festival with her choice of favourite literature. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

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