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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold,

: The Last Hitchhiker

2: Kevin Connolly realises his dream of hitch-hiking to the shores of the Black Sea may have been OVer-ambitiOUS. Producer TonyGrant (R)


Unknown: Kevin Connolly

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Tempest Tossed. Mark Tul ly considers the ways we cope with spiritual, emotional and physical storms. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tul
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm ..

Anna Hillgoes to Surreyto visit the country s largest pick-your-own farm. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hillgoes
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Billy Connolly makes an appeal on behalf of Vetaid.
Donations: Vetaid, [address removed] Credit Cards [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.27pm


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Members of churches in Wrexham are joined at Trinity Presbyterian Church by the Sirenian Singers for a service led by the Rev Brian Mathews. Preacher the Rev Elfed ap Nefydd Roberts. Director of music Jean Stanley-Jones . Accompanist Tim Stuart. Organist Bryan Evans. Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Brian Mathews.
Unknown: Nefydd Roberts.
Accompanist: Jean Stanley-Jones
Accompanist: Tim Stuart.
Organist: Bryan Evans.

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Broadcasting House

With Mark Mardell.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: Mark Mardell.
Editor: Richard Clark

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the writer and broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson.
Producer Leanne Buckle


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson.

: Quote.... Unquote

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange favourite quotations and anecdotes are Gervase Phinn ,
George Layton , Louise Doughty and Kathryn Flett. The reader is Peter Jefferson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Gervase Phinn
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Kathryn Flett.
Unknown: Peter Jefferson.

: The Food Programme

Shropshire. In the latest of an occasional series on Britain's diverse food cultures, Sheila Dillon looks at contrasting culinary traditions in Shropshire with the help of the team from BBC Radio Shropshire. Producer Sam Thorn Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Sam Thorn

: The World This Weekend

With James Cox.
Editor Richard Clark


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Richard Clark

: Sunday Best: The Generalisimo

Miles Kington continues his examination of the life and career of the Generalisimo, Francisco Franco Bahamonde, with a look at the legacy of Franco s civil wartriumph: the soup kitchens and shanty towns of the 1940s and the years when Spam starved, Hitler came calling and Franco wavered on the brink of a second war. producer JuliaAdamson (R)


Unknown: Francisco Franco

: Gardeners' Question Time

Carole Baxter , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Scotland.
And there's a disagreement over two cherry trees in the GQT garden between Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Producer Trevor Taylor


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

: Clever Trees

2: Richard Uridge travels to Australia to investigate a tree that'swet when it'sdry, and the clever idiot tree. Producer Sandra Keating


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Sandra Keating

: Hard Times

Charles Dickens 's classic about struggles in the industrial north, dramatised by Doug Lucie.
3: Stephen has disappeared, blamed forthe robbery at Bounderby's Bank, and Harthouse sets his sights on Bounderby's wife, Louisa.
L Director Janet Whitaker Music by Nina Perry Repeated Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Dramatised By: Doug Lucie.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Music By: Nina Perry
Gradgrind: Kenneth Cranham
Bounderby: Philip Jackson
Mrs Sparsit: Eleanor Bron
Louisa: Helen Longworth
Harthouse: Guy Henry
Tom: Richard Firth
Sissy: Lydia Tuckey
Mrs Gradgrind: Thelma Barlow
Bitzer: Declan Wilson
Guard: Chris Moran
Jane: Soumaya Keynes

: Open Book

As Helen Fielding's new novel Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination is published, Mariella Frostrup talks to the author about plucky female spies, how to plot a thriller and novel-writing before and after the Bridget Jones phenomenon.
(Repeated on Thursday at 4pm)


Interviewee: Helen Fielding
Interviewer: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

Fiona Shaw reads one of the greatest epic poems of the 20th century-TS Eliot's The Waste Land, which follows thejourney of the human soul in search of redemption. Producer Kate McAII Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Kate McAii

: File on 4

When Jarvis pic pulled out of its railway track maintenance contracts last month it said it was doing so because of the risk to public confidence in the company. Gerry Northam looks at how good the company's reputation is in its other huge contracts underthe Private Finance Initiative. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Yours Faithfully

In an exchange of heartfelt, and often uncomfortably frank letters from around the world, those on opposite sides of conflict explore the situations in which they find themselves and ask how much religion is a contributing factor. Can there be any point of mutual agreement or not? 1: An Orthodox Jewess living in an Israeli settlement corresponds with a Palestinian Muslim woman living in north Jerusalem. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm


Producer: Liz Leonard

: Pick of the Week

Peter White presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (24 hours) Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Kate Murphy

: The Archers

Disaster at St Stephen's.
Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel with Alison Graham : page 41


Unknown: Alison Graham

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood presents a selection of quizzes, jokes and competitions, Caroline Williams visits an otter sanctuary in Dartmoor, and Mari-Claire Turley reads the sixth instalment of Jacqueline Wilson 's The Lottie Project. Executive producer Chris Wilson


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Caroline Williams
Unknown: Mari-Claire Turley
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Lottie Project.
Producer: Chris Wilson

: Love and Loss

Five stories of the bitterness of love by Amanda Smyth and Hanan al-Shaykh .
1: A Season of Madness. By Hanan al-Shaykh .
A Lebanese wife goes to extraordinary lengths to escape from a loveless marriage. Read bySirineSaba. Producer Lisa Osborne (R)


Unknown: Amanda Smyth
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh
Unknown: Hanan Al-Shaykh
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 Producer Sue Bonner Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave

The first of two programmes in which
Nicholas Parsons meets the comedians and musicians who earn a living by entertaining cruise passengers and discovers that the show must go on whateverthe sea Conditions. Producer Paul Bajoria (R)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Money BOX

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeat of 7.55am

: Analysis

Europe's Slow Lane. Frances Cairncross . investigates the causes of Europe's poor economic health and asks whether the Euro is part of the problem or part of the solution. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Slow Lane.
Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 Hoggart's Week. Simon Hoggart , political sketch writer of The Guardian, looks at the week's events in Westminster.
Editor John Evans Hoggart 's Week repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Editor: John Evans Hoggart

: The Learning Curve

The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning, With LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Out of Tune

Robert Sandall investigates musical tuning and asks composers and musicians why different systems should have evolved in different parts of the world. Producer John Watkins (R)


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: John Watkins

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