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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's Church, Farndon, Chester.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Remembrance of Love. Whether romantic or familial, remembered love can easily differ from what actually existed. With the help of music and literature,
Fergal Keane explores the memories of love we carry within us. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

3/7. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Edwina Currie appeals on behalf of the charity, Clubs for Young People.
Donations: Freepost Radio 4 Appeal-Clubs Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Fiatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Producer: Sally Fiatman

: Sunday Worship

The Long Road to Heaven. In the baroque magnificence of Santiago's cathedral. At the end of a week-long journey to Santiago de Compostela the Rev Dr Ian Bradley, Clair Jaquiss and Manuel Mallo Dorado reflect on the spiritual dimension of pilgrimage and look at the motives and aspirations of pilgrims over the ages. Director of music Marcus Farnsworth.


Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley
Unknown: Clair Jaquiss
Unknown: Manuel Mallo Dorado
Music: Marcus Farnsworth.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: State of the Union

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Wildlife campaigner and actress Virginia McKenna , best known for her role in Born Free, is Sue Lawley's s guest. Producer Usa Jenkinson Shortened at Mam


Unknown: Virginia McKenna

: Just a Minute

10/10. With Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Liza Tarbuck and Julian Clary. The show comes from London and Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Manyselections of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Quinces. Sheila Dillon finds out why the quince has fallen from favour in the British kitchen.
Producer Sarah Tempest Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

Introduced by James Cox from the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Editor Peter Rippon


Introduced By: James Cox
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sunday Best: Fabulous Flops

4/4. Paul Roseby concludes his trawl through musical theatre's glorious failures with the unbelievably bad taste of Out of the Blue, a musical about the bombing of Nagasaki; Fields of Ambrosia, the hilarious tale of a travelling executioner; and the sad story behind
Leonardo, a musical funded by the island of Nauru, the entire economy of which is based on the guano industry. Producer Elizabeth Freestone


Unknown: Paul Roseby
Producer: Elizabeth Freestone

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs are guests of Whalton in Bloom, Northumberland. In the GQT garden, Matthew sets up a trial to find the best method of storing tomatoes, Bunny is sowing winter salad crops and John reveals how to get free pelargoniums for next year. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Question Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]


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

: Five Gardens of Italy

4/5. Villa le Baize, Fiesole. Susan Marling discovers how, in the early 20th century, rich expatriates hired English garden designers to revive the Italianate tradition. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Fiesole. Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: The Spire

1/2. William Golding 's novel portrays the struggle between one man and his ambition. Dean Jocelin has set himself an impossible task: to add a 400ft stone spire to his foundationless cathedral, regardless of the conseauences. Dramatised by Gary Brown.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Dean Jocelin
Dramatised By: Gary Brown.
Director: Susan Roberts
Jocelin: Oliver Cotton
Roger: John McArdle
Rachel: Kathryn Hunt
: Goody/angeldeborah McAndrew
Pangall: Russell Dixon
Jehan/Demon: Deka Walmsley
Father Anselm: David Reeshman
Chansellor/Commissioner/Gilbert: Rob Pickavance
FatherAdam: Lloyd Peters
Lady Alison/Woman: Bright Forsyth
Young Goody: Rosie Fleeshman

: Open Book

AS Byatt talks to Maev Kennedy about the lure of fairytales. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm October Bookclub: How the Dead Live by Will Self


Unknown: Maev Kennedy
Producer: Erin Riley

: Poetry Please

New series 1/6. Roger McGough presents a selection of favourite poems inspired by the animal kingdom, including the winners of the BBC Wildlife
Magazine Poetry Competition 2004. The readers are Miriam Margolyes and David Collins.
Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: David Collins.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Who Runs the Police?

The Government is promising a revolution in policing, with local communities being granted the powerto set priorities fortheir local bobbies. But can we really expect the police to hand over decision-making powers to lay people? Former BBC home affairs correspondent Jon Silverman asks who will end up giving the orders. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jon Silverman

: It Can't Go On

3/3. The World Is Our Lobster. Lynne Truss continues to vent her spleen on an aspect of modern life that has been dressed up as a freedom - the burden of choice. Producer Kate McAll Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Producer: Kate McAll

: Pick of the Week

Miriam O'Reilly presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio Over the past seven days. Producer Nicola Barranger PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: The Archers

Clarrie and Susan get a big surprise.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 38

: Go 4 it

This week, a meeting with one of the rising stars of big-band swing- Neville Skelly - and the final episode of The Princess Diaries by Theresa Gallagher. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producer JaneChambers


Unknown: Neville Skelly
Unknown: Theresa Gallagher.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: Poste Restante

2/5. Letters from the Rich Cradle. When Nancy moves to a village in Mongolia, it is the letters from her boyfriend in Africa that sustain her. Written by Louisa Waugh and read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Gaynor Macfarlane


Written By: Louisa Waugh
Unknown: Bytamara Kennedy.
Producer: Gaynor MacFarlane

: Feedback

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen presents the programme that celebrates words, language and the way we speak. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business: What's in a Name?

3/9. Inflation may be dead, but not in the world of job titles. Over the past 20 years job-title inflation has run rampant. Peter Day looks at how a new name on your business cards can change the way you work.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Presenter: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley sets the scene at the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
10.45 The New Powers That Be
3/3. Dinah Lammiman meets the Nice (National
Institute for Clinical Excellence) guys, who make critical decisions on drugs and treatment prescribed by the NHS. Editor Terry Dignan The New Powers That Be repeated Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dinah Lammiman
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

Actor Simon Callow and author Alexander McCall Smith talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Operation Desert Song

The Sultan of Oman has created a private symphony orchestra in a country that has transformed itself from a medieval backwater in just 30 years. It's the world's last surviving court orchestra. Bill Lloyd reports from Muscat on an epic musical experiment.


Producer: Bill Lloyd

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