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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Marythe Virgin, Hanbury, Worcestershire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Sacred Beads. Mark Tully considers the symbolism of sacred beads and asks why their use has been such a powerful and enduring rite across the world's religions. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Living World

3/4. Woodland Butterflies. Brett Westwood goes to the woods on the trail of butterflies. In the warm woodland rides he finds clouds of silver wash fritillaries and keeps an eye out in the treetops for the most regal of woodland butterflies, the purple emperor and the smaller but equally beautiful purple hairstreak. producer sheena Duncan


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

Religious news and ethical news, with Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Baroness Kathleen Richardson appeals on behalf ot Methodist Homes forthe Aged.
Donations: Methodist Homes, Freepost 499, Derby DEI 9BR Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Baroness Kathleen Richardson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship ,

From the Charles Wood Summer School, St Patrick's s
Cathedral, Armagh. Led by the Very Rev Herbert Cassidy.
Director of music Barry Rose , organist Nigel McClintock. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Herbert Cassidy.
Organist: Barry Rose
Organist: Nigel McClintock.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: State Of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Patrick O'Connell with the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Patrick O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

4/6. When Henry Vlll's Mary flosewas raised from the sea bed in 1982, it was a triumphant moment tor a dedicated team of marine archaeologists, divers and engineers. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the members ofthatteam, including actor and longbow expert Robert Hardy and project director Margaret Rule. Producer David Prest


Unknown: Robert Hardy
Director: Margaret Rule.
Producer: David Prest

: Just a Minute

7/10. Nicholas Parsons chairs the panel game in Edinburgh, where panellists Paul Merton and Clement Freud are joined by two performers from the Fringe. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud

: The Food Programme

Agricultural Workers. Sheila Dillon considers changing
Patterns of farm labour and assesses the extent to which ourfood system today relies on immigrant workers. Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sunday Best: Letters from Iraq

Day-to-day stories of life in Iraq. Hugh Sykes looks back over a year of power cuts, water shortages, bombs, kidnappings and murder, as revealed in the letters, journals and emails of American soldiers, British Officials and Iraqi Civilians. Producer Mark Savage


Producer: Mark Savage

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Cheshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. With GardeningWeather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Question Time is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets orfromwww.bbcshop.com Call [number removed] Free spring bulbs offer: page 106


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bunny Guinness
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: On the Beach

5/5. Father and son Mike and James Hendy are
Passionate surfers. Their beach, St Agnes in Cornwall, is one of the best surfing beaches in Britain but has been threatened by raw sewage pumped into the sea. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: James Hendy
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Classic Serial: The Odyssey

3/3. Homer's epic poem, dramatised by Simon Armitage , concludes with the homecoming of Odysseus, disguised as a beggar by Athena until he is ready forthe final confrontation with the suitors and can be reunited with his wife Penelope.
Music by Gary Yerson Musicians Keith Thompson , Martin Allen , Robin Jeffrey , Chris Lacey , Elspeth Cowey and Phil Hopkins Director Janet Whitaker
Simon Armitage on Homer's mythic world: page 107


Dramatised By: Simon Armitage
Music By: Gary Yerson
Music By: Musicians Keith Thompson
Music By: Martin Allen
Music By: Robin Jeffrey
Music By: Chris Lacey
Music By: Elspeth Cowey
Music By: Phil Hopkins
Director: Janet Whitaker
Director: Simon Armitage
Odysseus: Tim McLnnerny
Penelope: Amanda Redman
Eurycleia: Mary Wimbusn
Antinous: Danny Webb
Telemachus: Benedict Cumberbatch
Athena: Janet McTeer
Zeus: John Wood
Eurymachus: Jonathan Keeme
Amphinomus: Chris Pavto
Eumaeus: Loan Meredith

: Open Book

Erin Riley talks to writer Margaret Drabble about her new book and celebrates the 20th anniversary of Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being with a look at Czech writing.
Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Erin Riley
Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: Rites of Passage

3/6. Ian McMillan travels the length and breadth of the country, meeting people who turn to poetry for inspiration or solace at key moments in their lives.
Hindu Wedding. McMillan travels to Bhaktivedanta Manor in Hertfordshire (made famous in the 70s when George Harrison donated it to the Hare Krishna Movement) for a Hindu wedding. He talks to the newlyweds about the place of poetry in their lives and to a Hindu priest about the poetic nature Of Sanskrit. Producer Liz Leonard Rptd Sat 11.30pm


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: George Harrison
Producer: Liz Leonard Rptd

: Dirty Wars

2/2. Allan Urry reports from the USA on a disturbing catalogue of blunders and security lapses within the biological weapons defence programme. RptdfromTuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Congo Story

1/2. Over the last six years the war in the Democratic
Republic of Congo has claimed more lives than any other conflict since the Second World War, and the Nyankunde massacre is its worst documented atrocity. Ndrundo Timothe , a nurse who stayed to look afterthe patients on his ward during those events, tells his remarkable Story of Survival and hope. Producer Anna Fowler RptdonSat


Unknown: Ndrundo Timothe
Producer: Anna Fowler

: Pick of the Week

Gyles Brandreth presents his selection of excerpts from BBC Radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Presenter: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: The Archers

Clarrie comes back down to earth.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 34

: Go 4 it

A look at the alpaca and howto save dolphins. Plus the third episode of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot , read by Teresa Gallagher. Presented by David McFetridge. Producer Jane Chambers


Unknown: Meg Cabot
Read By: Teresa Gallagher.
Presented By: David McFetridge.

: Five Tales by RK Narayan

3/5. Dodu. Eight-year-old entrepreneur Dodu is having serious cash flow problems, but he comes up with an inventive scheme to make some money. Read by Paul Bhattacharjee. Producer Caroi Bayne


Read By: Paul Bhattacharjee.
Producer: Caroi Bayne

: A World in Your Ear

3/6. Emily Buchanan with delights from English-language radio stations around the world. Rptdfrom Friday


Unknown: Emily Buchanan

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Michael Rosen presents the programme that celebrates words and language. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Face the Facts

6/6. John Waite investigates cases in which police officers have been deliberately targeted and injured by people driving speeding cars, and the legal loophole that sees those responsible punished for a far less serious offence, such as dangerous driving. Shortened repeat from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

8/9. Catch Them Young? Kenan Malik asks whether the scientific evidence is reliable enough to justify policymakers' preoccupation with catching children young to save society trouble later on. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Winning the Peace
1/2. Military historian John Keegan examines how the peace was won afterthe Second World War.
Producer Terry Dignan Editor John Evans Winning the Peace rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: John Keegan
Producer: Terry Dignan
Editor: John Evans

: A Good Read

Lord Carrington and author Clare Francis talk to Sue
MacGregor about theirfavourite books. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Clare Francis

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. American poet Mark Doty shares with listeners the verses that have helped shape his life. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Mark Doty

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