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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From Wells Cathedral, Somerset.

: Around Whicker's World

Alan Whickerwas once awarded the rare privilege of spending a week within a convent of the enclosed Order of Poor Clares. What is it that attracts these extraordinary women to a life of poverty and silence? Producer Clare Csonka (R)


Unknown: Alan Whickerwas
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Mark Tully talks to David Lodge about the best insights into the nature of human consciousness. Are they in the explorations of science, philosophy, psychology, theology or literature? Producer Eley McAinsh Rptd at 11.30pm


Talks: Mark Tully
Unknown: David Lodge
Producer: Eley McAinsh Rptd

: On Your Farm .

Caz Graham joins dairy farmer Nick Allen as he prepares to sell up and move on from his Gloucestershire farm. Producer MoiraHickey


Unknown: Caz Graham
Unknown: Nick Allen

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Nicholas Parsons , himself dyslexic, appeals on behalf of the British Dyslexia Association
Donations: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service for Bible Sunday from St Martin in the Fields,
London, led by the Rev Liz Griffiths with the Rev
Nicholas Holtham reflecting on how God creative word is expressed in scripture. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Liz Griffiths
Unknown: Nicholas Holtham
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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 is Liberal Democrat leader
Charles Kennedy. He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened at 9am


Leader: Charles Kennedy.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Ben Moor ,
Magnus Linklater , Jo Caulfield and Joyce McMillan. With reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Magnus Linklater
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Joyce McMillan.
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Malt. Andrew Jefford looks at the simple ingredient that provides the life and soul of every great beer and all malt whiskies, and which adds a comforting sweet tangto breads, cakes and hot drinks - malt.
Producer Rebecca Moore Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: Pipeline Politics

In the first of two programmes that examine the role played by oil in American foreign policy,
Maurice Walsh reports from the Caspian on how a new pipeline has helped shift the strategic balance in the region. Producer Andy Denwood (R)


Unknown: Maurice Walsh
Producer: Andy Denwood

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Rowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions from listeners. Chaired by Eric Robson. producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm


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

: Moving On

4: The Basking Shark. Where do the basking sharks that cruise along our coasts in the summer go in the winter? For centuries they've been hunted forthe precious oil contained in their livers, but nowadays they're pursued by naturalists keen to solve this migratory puzzle. Producer JeremyGrange

: Classic Serial: Hadji Murat

By Leo Tolstoy , dramatised by Michael Butt. Tolstoy's last work of fiction is set in Chechnya in the 1850s
2: Chechen warrior Hadji Murat 's anger grows as the Russians argue about what to do with him.
Other parts played by Declan Wilson , Stephen Critchlow and Chris Moran
Director Marc Beeby
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Novel By: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: Marc Beeby
Tolstoy: Derek Jacobi
Hadji: Burt Caesar
Tsar: Edward Petherbridge
Count Vorontsov: David Calder
Shamil: Jude Akuwudike
Jemal: Ray Shell
Eldar: Maynard Eziashi
Chernyshov: John Rowe
Mary: Jasmine Hyde
Butler: Stuart Bunee
Ivan: Ben Crowe
Yusuf: Damian Lynch
Played By: Declan Wilson
Played By: Stephen Critchlow

: Open Book

Redmond O'Hanlon tells Mariella Frostrup about the terrifyingjourney that features in his new book,
Trawler, and Ben Schott explains the appeal of trivia. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Redmond O'Hanlon
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Ben Schott
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces a miscellany of favourite children's poems.
Producer Kate McAll Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Producer: Kate McAll

: File on 4

Afterthe recent blackout in London,
Julian O'Halloran investigates the state of Britain's electricity supply and distribution network. With increasing strains on an ageing system, are we heading for a winter of power cuts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Testing Times

New series The first of three programmes in which
Michael Rosen looks at exams, explores alternative ways of monitoring achievement and hears from pupils, past and present, who think he should keep his nose out of it because exams are wonderful and easy-peasy. 1: Sats, GCSEs and the 11-Plus.
Alan Titchmarsh explains why failing his 11-plus was one of the best things that ever happened to him. Producer Jane Ray Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Producer: Jane Ray

: Pick of the Week

ArthurSmith presents 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


Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Pat tries to build bridges.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 42
Fancy The Archers theme tune on your mobile? Visit www.radiotimes.com for more information


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Halloween Special. Peter J Murray talks about his new book, Mokee Joe Is Coming!, based on a story he told his niece about bogey men, and folklorist Jan Gendall explains where Halloween traditions like apple bobbing come from. Plus the next episode of The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson. Producer Jane Chambers


Talks: Peter J Murray
Unknown: Mokee Joe
Unknown: Jan Gendall
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson.

: The Time Being

Continuing the series of original stories by unpublished writers. 4:CarryingOnby Jo Verity , read by Tony Rohr. Ted, aged 90, in hospital and thoroughly bored with his lot, casts about him for ways to spend his time. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Jo Verity
Read By: Tony Rohr.
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

4: Tony Hancock. Barry Cryer looks at the character of Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock, who epitomised bachelorhood in the 1950s. Producer Angela Sherwin (R)


Unknown: Tony Hancock.
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

Not Made in Britain. Is Britain really the place to manufacture goods when India and China are poised to take over as global production giants? Peter Day reports on a battle for survival of industrial Britain. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Props of Power. This week Michael White , political editor of The Guardian, finds out why the practice of pairing can be a matter of life and death.
Editor John Evans Props of Power repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Michael White
Editor: John Evans Props

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Armitage and Moore's Guide to Song

The first of a three-part guide to popular recorded songs, presented by poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore. Tonight they consider narrators, characters and personae, from Bowie's Ziggy Stardust to Natalie Merchant's Henry Darger. And singer Barb Jungr performs and discusses her version Of a Bob Dylan Song. Producer Robert Ketteridge (R)


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore.
Unknown: Ziggy Stardust
Unknown: Henry Darger.
Singer: Barb Jungr
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Producer: Robert Ketteridge

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