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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's Church. Southampton.

: Working for the Council

2: Novelist Paul Bailey reflects on his experiences in Romania before and after the fall of Communism. Producer Rob Ketteridge (R)


Unknown: Paul Bailey
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Sacred Heart. Mark Tully considers the enduring symbolism of the human heart in life and literature, art and music, myth and faith.
Producer Bevertey McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Bevertey McAinsh

: Living World

New series Red Kites. The nature series returns with a report on a successful bird reintroduction programme. Lionel Kelleway scans the skies above Oxfordshire to see red kites in action. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

The Right Rev Dr Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark, appeals on behalf of the Cued Speech Association.
Donations: Cued Speech Association, [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Dr Tom Butler
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. Producer Norman Winter


Producer: Norman Winter

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. 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.

: TheReunion

Sue MacGregor reunites some of the key figures in the story of Greenpeace's campaigning vessel, the Rainbow Warrior. They recall their successful campaigns as well as the night when the ship was sunk by French secret service agents.
Producer Louise Adamson Shortened at 9.00am


Producer: Louise Adamson

: JustaMinute

Paul Merton , Clement Freud and Julian Claryjoin
Nicholas Parsons in Edinburgh. Repeatedfrom Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Julian Claryjoin
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillonjoins the World Trade Organisation conference in Cancun, Mexico, to see what these talks mean for British producers and consumers. Producer Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: Sleeping with the Enemy

The last in the series about people who have dared to love across social and military divides. 3: Linda
Pressly meets the gay men and women who dared to love across the Protestant-Catholic divide in Belfast during the 1970s. Producer Tanya Datta (R)


Producer: Tanya Datta

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are in the potting shed answering questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Dinosaurs with Feathers

3: Jessica Holm explores the evolution of feathers with the aid of Chinese fossils of an unnamed dinosaur, affectionately known as Fuzzy raptor. Producer Brett Westwood


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: The Three Hostages: 2: I Visit the Fields of Eden

By John Buchan, dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules.

When a gang of international criminals kidnaps three hostages, Richard Hannay is given the job of trying to save them - but he falls into the clutches of an adversary who can control men's minds.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Producer/Director: Bruce Young
Hannay: David Robb
Lady Mary: Haydn Gwynne
Sir Walter: Clive Merrison
Dominick: Michael Maloney
Mrs Medina: Souad Faress
Colonel Arbuthnot: Christian Rodska
Guardian: Andrew Harrison
Lord Mercot: Ben Crowe
General Warcliff: Gordon Reid
Lord Mercot: Ben Crowe
Davey: Emma Callander

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup visits Chelsea Harbour with novelist JG Ballard to talk about his new novel Millennium People, and interviews Alexei Sayle about his first novel Overtaken.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated Thursday 4pm November Bookclub: Junk by Melvin Burgess


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Chelsea Harbourwith
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Producer: Hilary Dunn
Unknown: Melvin Burgess

: Poetry Please

New series Roger McGough returns with a selection of listeners' favourite nature poems, read by Bonnie Hurren and Michael Elwyn. He also celebrates with the winner of BBC Wildlife Magazine's Poet of the Year. Producer VivBeeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Bonnie Hurren
Read By: Michael Elwyn.

: United Nations or Not?: 1: A Difficult and Defining Moment

What is the point of the United Nations? Edward Stourton looks at the role and future of the UN.
The view from inside the UN after the British and Americans began their march on Baghdad. With contributions from Secretary-General Kofi Annan and key players in the British, French, German and American governments and delegations.
Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Edward Stourton

: Learning from Italy

New series Charles Handy meditates on a Tuscan hilltop about lessons to be learned from the Italian way of life. 1: Serious butNot Important
Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Jill and Phil get Competitive. Repeatedtomorrowat2pm 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

This week Barney Harwood goes back in time with Meet the Ancestors archaeologist Julian Richards, and social historian Colin Hynson explains why the weakest glue in the world is such a success. Plus the fifth episode of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, read by Helen McCrory. Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gti@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Julian Richards
Unknown: Colin Hynson
Read By: Helen McCrory.

: Mediterranean Stories

3: Summer Orchestra by Esther Tusquets , read by Zoe Waites. A summer holiday in a French resort brings new emotions for 12-year-old Sara. Producer Chris Wallis (R)


Unknown: Esther Tusquets
Read By: Zoe Waites.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: A World in Your Ear

Emily Buchanan goes back to school to give marks on how teaching is portrayed on English-language radio Stations around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

6: Bak to Skool. Michael Rosen sets out to teach English grammarto 2003's GCSE students. Plus
Topp Marks- a celebration of the arcane spelling of Nigel Molesworth. Repeatedfrom Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Nigel Molesworth.

: Money Box

Repeat of Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Where Are We Now? Autumn is when the experts take a fresh look at the economic and business outlook. Atatime of global uncertainty, Peter Day asks what the future might hold. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: 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 bitterfeud between
Hugh Gaitskell and Aneurin Bevan.
Editor John Evans Not While I 'm Alive, He Ain repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Brian Walden
Unknown: Hugh Gaitskell
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan.
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor isjoined by the author Jane Smiley and comic actress Helen Lederer to discuss their favourite books, including The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark , The Verificationist by Donald Antrim and Crimes of Conscience by Nadine Gordimer. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jane Smiley
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Donald Antrim
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Songs My Mother Taught Me

In the first of two programmes looking at music and childhood, Michael Rosen explores how songs shape our early memories. Producer jimciarke (R)


Unknown: Michael Rosen

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