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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Mary the Virgin, Chislet in Kent.

: The Last Hitch-Hiker

Kevin Connolly sets out to see how far he can travel in the course of a week hitch-hiking from Calais. Part 1. Producer Tony Grant (R)


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Tony Grant

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Hardest Word. Fergal Keane considers the psychology and politics of saying sorry. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Alan Hall

: Migration

ComingHome. Brett Westwood is at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Welney, with bird flight expert Colin Pennycuick and centre manager Darrell Stevens to welcome home the Whooper and Bewick's swans they have been tracking on their migration from the Arctic. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Colin Pennycuick
Unknown: Darrell Stevens
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton , Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Libby Purves appeals of behalf of the Prisoners' Education Trust. DONATIONS: [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.25pm and on Thurs at 3.28pm


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A reflection for Remembrance Day, live from
Birmingham Cathedral. Led by the Rev Canon Gary O'Neill. With members of the National Network of Pastoral Musicians. Director of music Bill Tamblyn. Organist Christopher Allsop. producer Philip Biiison David Jason 's special role: page 37


Unknown: Canon Gary O'Neill.
Organist: Bill Tamblyn.
Organist: Christopher Allsop.
Producer: Philip Biiison
Producer: David Jason

: Letter from America

With AlistairCooke. RptofFriday

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Ceremony of Remembrance from the Cenotaph

Fergal Keane presents the ceremony from London s Whitehall when the nation remembers the sacrifice made by so many in the two world wars and in other conflicts. The music is played by massed bands and, after The Last Post and Two Minutes' Silence, Her Majesty the Queen lays the first wreath on behalf of nation and Commonwealth. The Bishop of London leads the Service of Remembrance, and then, during the March Past, veterans and those involved in current Conflicts Share theirthOUghtS. Producer Stephen Shipley David Jason 's special role: page 37


Producer: Stephen Shipley
Producer: David Jason

: The Last Pageant

Kit Wright visits the memorial chapel at Sutton House in Hackney, which was once home to the St John's Institute, a recreational club for young men whose activities were curtailed when they went off to fight in the trenches of the First World War. producer vivBeeby (R)

: Quote ... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Jasmine Birtles , Christopher Brookmyre , Sir David Steel and Dillie Keane. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Nutraceuticals. Sheila Dillon explores the market forfoods with added health benefits.
Producer Sue Todd Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Listeners have the chance to put their questions on the subject of functional foods to an expert in Check-Up on Thursday at 3pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clarke


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clarke

: Sunday Best: The Generalisimo

Miles Kington begins a three-part examination of the life and career of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Producer Julia Adamson (R)


Unknown: Francisco Franco.
Producer: Julia Adamson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Pippa Greenwood and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in west Wales. Plus news of developments at the GQT garden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. Chaired by Eric Rob Son. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt Wed 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Rob Son.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Clever Trees

New series Richard Uridge travels to George Washington's country estate in the Virginian countryside to meet a pair of Siamese hollies. And he discovers how trees are bright enough to change the course Of political history. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Hard Times

By Charles Dickens. Dramatised in four parts by Doug Lucie. 2: Six years have passed; Tom is now working for Bounderby in his bank and he claims Louisa in marriage. Stephen Blackpool runs into trouble with the union men.
Music by Nina Perry Director Janet Whitaker Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Doug Lucie.
Unknown: Stephen Blackpool
Music By: Nina Perry
Director: Janet Whitaker
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Mrs Gradgrind: Thelma Barlow
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Tom: Richard Firth
Sissy: Lydia Tuckey
Rachael: Becky Hindley
Stephen: Alan Williams
Bitzer: Declan Wilson
James: Guy Henry
MrsPegler: Marcia Warren
Slackbridge: Loan Meredith
Chairman: Ben Crowe
Waiter: Damien Lynch

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Michael Dobbs about his latest book, Never Surrender, and looks at the various ways writers create chapter headings and why. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Unicorns - Almost

Young poet Keith Douglas wrote a diary during the Second World War, alongside poems that capture the collision between man and machine. Adapted by Owen Sheers and read by Joseph Fiennes. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Keith Douglas
Adapted By: Owen Sheers
Read By: Joseph Fiennes.
Producer: Kate McAii

: File on 4

With Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe.

: Testing Times

3: In the last of his talks about exams
Michael Rosen turns his attention to psychometric testing.
This form of " mind measurement" is thought to have been developed by the Chinese civil service in the Han dynasty over 1,000 years ago. it is now used as a recruitment tool in around 70 per cent of major
British companies. Advocates recommend it as the most effective way to measure aptitude ratherthan attainment. Contributors include Professor Dave Bartram and Dr Mark Parkinson.
Producer Jane Ray Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Professor Dave Bartram
Unknown: Dr Mark Parkinson.
Producer: Jane Ray

: Pick of the Week

Jan Ravens 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: Jan Ravens
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Lynda gets creative.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 44


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

This week Barney Harwood chats with mother-anddaughterwritingteam Louisa Young and Isabel Adomakoh. And Mari-Claire Turley reads episode five of Jacqueline Wilson 's The Lottie Project. Producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Louisa Young
Unknown: Isabel Adomakoh.
Unknown: Mari-Claire Turley
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Lottie Project.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Love and Loss

Five stories of the bitterness of love. 1: Waiting by Amanda Smyth. Secret love is the sweetest thing, but sometimes a girl wants more. Read by Sandra James - Young. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Amanda Smyth.
Read By: Sandra James
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Six Characters in Search of an Answer

Written by Mike Barfield. 6: Victor Me/drew
Barry Cryer looks at the genesis and appeal of this COmic Character. Producer Angela Sherwin (R)


Written By: Mike Barfield.

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: In Business

All Aboard. The world's biggest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, is preparing for its maiden voyage in January 2004. Peter Day reports. Repeatedfrom Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events, Including at 10.45 Hoggart's Week.
Editor John Evans Hoggart 's Week repeated Wednesday8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: John Evans Hoggart

: 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

3: Poet Simon Armitage and musicologist Allan Moore discuss the songs of the Rolling Stones,
Richard Thompson and Talking Heads. Theirguest is British Singer/songwriterTom McRae. Producer Robert Ketteridge (R)


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Musicologist: Allan Moore
Unknown: Richard Thompson

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