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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Andover.

: Working for the Council

1: Poet Sarah Maguire reflects on her time in the Palestinian territories while with the British Council. Producer Rob Ketteridge (R)


Unknown: Sarah Maguire
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Twilight Time. Mark Tully considers how the fading light of day influences ourthoughts and mood. With a conversation with Indian artist Anjolie Ela Menon. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Artist: Anjolie Ela Menon.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

Anna Hill meets a Cambridgeshire equine vet. Producer Clare Philips


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Clare Philips

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Betty Boothroyd appeals on behalf of Fight for Sight. Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Crediton Parish Church, Devon. Producer Simon Vivian


Producer: Simon Vivian

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke. RptdfromFr Fr


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: 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 Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary on the fourth day's play of the Fifth Test Match at the Oval. Including at 12.45pm Call the Commentators and at 3.30 At the Bookstall.
Producer Peter Baxter * Approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion

In 1968, the women machinists of Ford's Dagenham car plant went on strike over equal pay, an action that paved the way for the Equal Pay Act. Sue MacGregor reunites the women with the former Ford negotiator. Producer Louise Adamson Shortened


Producer: Louise Adamson

: Just a Minute

Paul Merton , Clement Freud and Greg Proopsjoin Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Greg Proopsjoin
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates the so-called "French paradox"- the explanation forthe lower than expected rate of heart disease in a country where the diet is rich in saturated fat. Producer Dave Battcock Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Could moving to France be good for you?: page 34


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dave Battcock

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Sleeping with the Enemy

A series about people who have dared to love across social and military divides. 2: Mississippi in the 1960s saw the worst of racial hatred in the Deep South, yet love flourished. With Linda Pressly. Producer Tanya Datta (R)


Unknown: Linda Pressly.
Producer: Tanya Datta

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in Devon. Eric Robson is in the chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


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

: Dinosaurs with Feathers

2: Jessica Holm looks at Chinese fossils with Dr Angela Milnerof the Natural History Museum. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Dr Angela Milnerof
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: The Three Hostages: 1: I Make the Acquaintance of a Popular Man

By John Buchan , dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules. Some years after his adventures in The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay is approached by the British secret service to help track down the hostages taken by a gang of international criminals. He reluctantly agrees to a mission that will pit him against an adversary who can control men's minds. Producer/director Bruce Young Repeated Saturday at 9pm


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Hannay: David Robb
Sir Walter: Clive Merrison
Lady Mary: Haydn Gwynne
Dominick: Michael Maloney
Dr Greenslade: Struan Rodger
Colonel Arbuthnot: Christian Rodska
Mrs Medina: Souad Faress
General Warcliff: Gordon Reid
Archie: Ben Crowe

: Bookclub

Edna O'Brien joins James Naughtie and a group of readers at the British Library to talk about her book Down by the River. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm November Bookclub: Junk by Melvin Burgess.


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Melvin Burgess.

: Word on the Street

Jackie Kay visits Stevie Smith 's old haunts in Palmers Green, London, drops into a poet-friendly bookshop and meets poet Hugo Williams. Producer Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Hugo Williams.
Producer: Polly Thomas

: The Biraderi

Navid Akhtar learns about the efforts of the biraderi elders to reconnect with some of the errant members of the younger generation by sending them back to Pakistan for "village rehab", with sometimes disastrous consequences. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Navid Akhtar

: The Golden Age of Aid

The final part of the series in which people who have volunteered for overseas aid work later in life tell their stories. The programme features a former teacher who travel led to a remote desert region of China to improve English teaching in schools and a woman who went to work in prisons in Zambia. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Pick of the Week

Roger McGough presents his selection of excerpts from BBC Radio over the past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) i Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Tough times for Susan. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 38 Fancy The Archers theme tune on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com for more information


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood discovers some silly scientific facts with the Naked Scientist, Dr Chris Smith ; children's author Philip Ardagh talks about the first British woman to fly in a hot-air balloon; and Helen McCrory reads the fourth episode of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe byCS Lewis.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfl@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Dr Chris Smith
Talks: Philip Ardagh
Talks: Helen McCrory

: Mediterranean Stories

2: A Thousand Days for Mokhtar by Paul Bowles , read by Patrick Baladi. A visit to the market proves a fatal mistake in this murder story from Morocco Producer Chris Wallis (R)


Unknown: Paul Bowles
Read By: Patrick Baladi.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan reassesses key moments in history as broadcast by English-language radio stations around the world. From the woman who found the first dinosaur bones in New Zealand to the unfinished war in Korea, Buchanan asks can history teach US any lessons? Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen with another programme in the series about words and the way we speak. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money BOX

Repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Safe As Houses? David Walker asks if the Government's plans for reforming the notoriously sensitive world of property will work- and what these plans might mean forthose who own their homes. Last in series. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley with the latest political headlines Including at 10.45 Not While I'm Alive, He Ain't. Brian Walden examines the long-running tensions between Harold Macmillan and Rab Butler.
Editor John Evans Not While I'm Alive, He Ain repeated Wed 8 45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Rab Butler.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor isjoined by the philosopher
Mary Midgley and poet Al Alvarez to discuss their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mary Midgley
Unknown: Al Alvarez

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

From the Eden Project in Cornwall, founder and chief executive Tim Smit presents some of his favourite pieces Of prose and poetry. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Smit

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