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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter ad Vincula, Combe Martin , Devon.


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Combe Martin

: Postcards from Paradise

Travelling back in time to a vanished England when the reality of industrialisation was denied for a romantic countryside Vision. Producer Daniel Tetlow (R)


Producer: Daniel Tetlow

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Pet Theories. Walking his labrador in a Delhi park, Mark Tully considers what we can learn from the behaviour of domestic animals - and what they can learn from US. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

Caz Graham meets farmers both modern and traditional at their annual ploughing match. Producer Moira Hickey


Unknown: Caz Graham
Producer: Moira Hickey

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Pam Ferris appeals on behalf of the Crohn's in Childhood Research Association.
Donations: Crohn's in Childhood Research Association,
[address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Pam Ferris
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

Harvest - Mysteries of the Kingdom. From Heythrop
College. Father James Hanvey explores some of the familiar metaphors used at Harvest. With the choirs of Our Lady of the Victories and the Cardinal Vaughan
Memorial School. Director of music Jeremy Summerly. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Father James Hanvey
Music: Jeremy Summerly.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: Letter from America

WithAlistairCooke. Repeated from Fnday

: Broadcasting House

With Eddie Mair.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs: Herbert Kretzmer

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is journalist and lyricist Herbert Kretzmer.
Shortened at 9am.


Castaway: Herbert Kretzmer
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Quote. . . Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees are Jasmine Birtles ,
Christopher Brookmyre , Sir David Steel and Dilllie Keane. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Jasmine Birtles
Unknown: Christopher Brookmyre
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Unknown: Dilllie Keane.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: TheFoodProgramme

Food and Communism. Sheila Dillon examines the food legacy of the former Soviet Union and explores its impact on the diet of those who used to live behind the Iron Curtain.
Producer Sue Todd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Ken Clarke's Jazz Greats

Ken Clarke explores the music and turbulent life of virtuoso bass player, band leader and prolific composer, Charles Mingus. with his widow Sue MingUS. Producer Paul Evans (R)


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Unknown: Charles Mingus.
Unknown: Sue Mingus.
Producer: Paul Evans

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Matthew Biggs are in Blackpool and the Fylde College to answer audience questions. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm


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

: MovingOn

Matthew Parris continues his exploration of the lives of five migratory species. 2. The Manx Shearwater
On the cliffs of Skomer Island off Pembrokeshire,
Parris meets an extraordinary migrant, the oldest of which has, in its long life, flown the equivalent of to the moon and back ten times. producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: Under the Net: 2: Wonders of the World

By Iris Murdoch, dramatised in two parts by Nick Fisher
Jake's attempts to gain money from the dognapping of Mister Mars, the canine superstar, fail, and his love life becomes yet more complicated. Jake loses the girl, gets the dog and ponders the wonders of the world.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Iris Murdoch
Dramatised by: Nick Fisher
Music: Howard Davidson
Director: Maria Aitken
Jake: Simon Day
Finn: Lloyd Hutchinson
Lefty: Adrian Scarborough
Hugo: Hugh Bonneville
Dave: Roger Allam
Madge: Janie Dee
MrsTinck: Sarah Badel
Daniel: Tom George
Barman: David Shaw-Parker
Matron: Clare Clifford

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup explores the world of science fiction with Stephen Baxter , Doris Lessing and Francis Spufford , and looks at how writers have tackled the genre in different ways.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Stephen Baxter
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Francis Spufford
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

There is a medical theme to the poems as Roger McGough introduces requests for works by Rudyard Kipling , Dannie Abse , Keats and Simon Armitage. The readers are Peter Marinker and Alice Arnold. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Simon Armitage.
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

With relations between the US and Saudi Arabia already under strain, a worldwide investigation by leading American lawyers is now alleging Saudi complicity in financing terrorism. Gerry Northam tests the strength of their evidence and assesses its impact on the diplomatic tension between Washington and Riyadh. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Amongst the Unbelievers

In this second programme in the series in which three writers explore how their atheism has been shaped by their religious upbringing, Liverpool-born writer Linda Grant considers her Jewish heritage. Producer Dominic Black Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Linda Grant

: Pick of the Week

Linda Smith presents her selection of excerpts from BBC Radio overthe past seven days.
Producer Kate Murphy PHONE: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Family ties are tested for Susan.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel: page 43
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: Go 4 It

This week sees the semi-final of the Talk the Talk competition and the start of a new story, The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Lottie Project
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson.

: The Time Being

Continuing the series of original stories by unpublished writers. 2: Flamingos by Jake Elliot , read by Jenna Russell. A photographer and his friend journey to a remote village to photograph the flamingos that are said to migrate there every year. But is the local Story true? Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Jake Elliot
Read By: Jenna Russell.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' views on BBC Radio. ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT Phone: [number removed] email feedback@>bbc. co.uk Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

2: Educating Archie. Barry Cryer looks at the character of Archie Andrews , the ventriloquist dummy of Peter Brough. Producer Angela Sherwin (R)


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Archie Andrews
Unknown: Peter Brough.
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Odd Jobs. As students gain ever more qualifications, companies are complaining about the wideninggap between what educators teach and what employers want from their recruits. Peter Day investigates. Producer Sandra Kanthal


Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley reports on the latest political headlines. Including at 10.45 Triumphs and Disasters. In the last of the series on famous by-elections, Steve Richards looks back to the campaign fought at Eastbourne in 1990 after the Conservative MP Ian Gow was killed by the IRA.
Editor John Evans Triumphs and Disasters repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Ian Gow
Editor: John Evans Triumphs

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning with Libby Purves , including practical advice, features and listeners' views. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Reporter's Notes

Emily Buchanan presents the series in which foreign correspondents reveal the music that marked their most memorable assignments. 3: Veteran war correspondent Robert Fox remembers the attack on Port Stanley. Producer Paul Kobrak (R)


Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Robert Fox
Producer: Paul Kobrak

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