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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Exeter Cathedral.

: Working for the Council

3: South African children's writer Beverley Naidoo reflects on her trip to Ghana. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Beverley Naidoo
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Weaving Dreams. Mark Tully considers the colourful history, symbolism and fantasy that carpets and tapestries hold within theirthreads.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: Living World

Ladybirds Behaving Badly. Lionel Kellewayjoins
Mike Majerus to take a look at the seedier side of the gardener's friend and children's favourite. Producer Joanne Stevens


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjoins
Unknown: Mike Majerus
Producer: Joanne Stevens

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Juliet Stevenson appeals on behalf of One World
Action. This international development charity works with communities, helping people to solve problems and speak for themselves.
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service from St Michael's Church, Aberystwyth, led by Canon Stuart Bell.


Unknown: Canon Stuart Bell.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is bass-baritone
Bryn Terfel. Producer Lisa Jenkinson Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: Quote ... Unquote

Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees this week are Christopher Lee , Roy Hudd ,
Kate Adie and Mary-Ann Sieghart. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Mary-Ann Sieghart.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Food Programme

Itcan be found in two-thirdsot all manufactured foods, has been at the centre of the genetic modification row and is the subject of numerous health claims.
This week Sheila Dillon examines the soya bean.
ProdtcefsueTodd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm Tips of the week: page 33


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Sunday Best: The Witness

Another chance to hear a programme first broadcast in the It's My Story slot. Last year, the Damilola Taylor murder trial collapsed after a crucial witness, a 14-year-old girl, had her evidence torn to shreds in court. Now branded a "grass" by her peers and disowned bythe police, she lives in hiding. She tells her story to John Waite. Producer sue Mitchell


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Unknown: John Waite.

: Gardeners'QuestionTime

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests ofihe Comber and District Horticultural
Society in Northern Ireland. Matthew Biggs and Bob Aowerdew get a glimpse behind the scenes at
John Cushnie 's garden. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Aowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Dinosaurs with Feathers: 4

Jessica Holm explores the evolution of feathers with the aid of fossils of small dinosaurs found in China a few years ago.
The possible origins of flight, from ground-up to trees-down.


Presenter: Jessica Holm
Producer: Brett Westwood

: Classic Serial: The Real Charlotte

By Somerville and Ross, dramatised in two parts by Anne Haverty A satire on Anglo-Irish society in 19th-century Ireland. 1: When respectable spinster
Charlotte Mullen is reluctantly obliged to look after her penniless young cousin, she decides she must marry her off to a rich man as soon as possible.
However, Francie is extremely pretty and wilful.
Director Tanya Nash Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Anne Haverty
Unknown: Charlotte Mullen
Director: Tanya Nash
Charlotte: Sorcha Cusack
Norrie: Doreen Keogh
Francie: Elaine Symons
Roddy: Lorcan Cranitch
Lucy: Maria McDermottroe
Sir Christopher: Peter Hanly
Pamela: Tina Kellegher
Gerald: Richard Dormer
Miss Drummond: Jo Donnelly
LadyDysart: Stella McCusker

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Helen Dunmore about her new novel MourningRuby, a meditation on grief, and finds out more about the internationally loved stories ofthe "wise fool", Nasrudin.
Producer Ann Marie Cole Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Producer: Ann Marie Cole

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces a selection of listeners' favourite poems, read by David Collins ,
Sally Cookson and Phyllida Nash. He also pays tribute to Kathleen Raine , who died earlierthis year. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Read By: David Collins
Read By: Sally Cookson
Read By: Phyllida Nash.
Unknown: Kathleen Raine
Producer: Kate McAii

: United Nations - or Not?

Edward Stourton looks at the role and future ofthe UN. 2: The Lessons of History. A look at the history and relationship between the UN and the US, from the founding of the UN, through the paralysis of the Cold War, to the crises in Somalia and Kosovo. With contributions from former US secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and James Baker , former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali and US Ambassadorto the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Unknown: Madeleine Albright
Unknown: James Baker

: Learning from Italy

Charles Handy meditates on a Tuscan hilltop about the lessons to be learned from the Italian way of life. 2: Small Is Personal.
Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm

: Pick of the Week

Graeme Garden with his 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: Graeme Garden
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Joe has a birthday bash.
Repeated tomorrow at 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

This week Barney Harwood visits his old primary school near Blackpool. Children's comedian James Campbell teaches Barney a thing or two about comedy, and ape expert Pete Ellis explains how he is paid to monkey about with the stars. Plus the next episode of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis, read by Helen McCrory.
Producer Jane Chambers EMAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: James Campbell
Unknown: Pete Ellis
Read By: Helen McCrory.

: Mediterranean Stories

4: Medical Ethics by Panos Karnezis , read by John Rowe. Peasant life on a Greek island is a little more complicated than it might appearto the passing holidaymaker. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Panos Karnezis
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Chris Wallis

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on what they've heard on BBC Radio.
Letters: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Producer Brian King Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

The programme about words and the way we speak. 7: Pillow Talk. Michael Rosen is in the bedroom, this week. Will he know his valance from his candlewick? Producer Marya Burgess Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Money BOX

Repeat from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

New Russia. From brand-conscious Moscow and the heavily industrial provincial city of Nizhny Novgerod, Peter Day reports on business life in the new Russia. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Presented by Andrew Rawnsley at the Liberal Democrat conference in Brighton. Including at
10.45 Triumphs and Disasters. In the first of a new series on famous by-elections, Steve Richards looks back to the battle for Oxford in 1938. Editor John Evans Triumphs and Disasters repeated Wed 8.45pm


Presented By: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Steve Richards
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Sue MacGregor isjoined by geneticist Steve Jones and broadcaster Fi Glovertodiscusstheirfavourite literature. Producer John Byrne Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Fi Glovertodiscusstheirfavourite
Producer: John Byrne

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Songs My Mother Taught Me

The second of two programmes looking at music and Childhood, with Michael Rosen. Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jim Clarke

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