From St Olave's Church, Hart Street, London.
News round-up and analysis.
Desert Places. Metaphor for despair or a place to oe nearer to God? Mark Tully explores the desert as place that can be just around the corner or inside ourselves. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm
2/4. The Cat Comes Back. It was once one of the rarest mammals in Britain, confined to the remote Welsh hills. Nowadays, as Brett Westwood finds out, the polecat could be on your doorstep as they ve recolonised large areas of England. Producer Sandra sykes
Religious and ethical news, presented by Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox
Richard Briers presents an appeal on behalf of the Elderly Accommodation Counsel.
Donations: [address removed]- please mark the back of the envelope "EAC" Creditcards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm
Regius Professor of Divinity Marilyn McCord Adams celebrates the contribution to modern political and religious thought of John Locke , who died 300 years ago.
From Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Led by the Very
Rev Christopher Lewis. With the cathedral choir. Musical director Dr Stephen Darlington. Producer Philip BHison
Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon.
Sue Lawley invites another guest to choose the eight records they'd take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened rpt Fn 9am
6/10. Gillian Clarke , Patrick Hannan , Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby exchange quotations and anecdotes.
From the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff. Chaired by Nigel Rees The reader is Chris Emmett. Repeated from Monday
A Tale of Two Factories. Sheila Dillon and KatyWright explore the chocolate-related history and future of York.
Producers Dixi Stewart and Katy Wright Extended repeat tomorrow 4pm
Presented hv James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock
For nearly 50 years Daphne Watts was a virtual slave, working as a farm labourer for her parents. With the death of her father, Daphne has become independent. How Will She manage? Producer Tony Staveacre
John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs and Bunny Guinness answers questions from gardeners in Northumberland. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC AUDIO: 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]
4/5 The Wild Boar. Travelling to the woods of East
Sussex Dylan Winter discovers how a growing population of free-living wild boar, founded from escapees from wild-boar farms in the 1980s, are recolonising their old haunts. Producer Sheena Duncan
3/3 By Emile Zola. A poignant and elegiac conclusion as Coupeau's drinking drives him into hospital and Gervaise falls further into poverty. Translated by Leonard Tancock and dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Director Pauline Harris Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Booker prize-winner Pat Barker discusses Regeneration, her novel about the impact of the First World War on a variety of characters including poet Siegfried Sassoon. his psychiatrist William Rivers and the fictional Billy Prior, a rebel in many ways. With James Naughtie. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
December's Bookclub: The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
6/6. Roger McGough presents poetry to stimulate the senses, including poems by Jenny Joseph ,
DH Lawrence and John Agard. The readers are Alice Arnold , Sean Barrett and Bonnie Hurren.
Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available at www.bbcshop.com and all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
5/10. Sewers. Every year thousands of homes are flooded with evil-smelling sewage. Julian O'Halloran investigates growing concern overthe crumbling state of Britain's sewerage system and the threat it poses to public health. Repeated from Tuesday
3/3. While continuing his attempt to hitch-hike from Miami to New York, Kevin Connolly loses his passport and wallet and is forced to live on the free crackers handed out in motel restaurants. Pockets replenished, he buys and sets off, with damaging consequences, a giant firework in the recreational explosives capital of the US. Producer Tony Grant Repeated on Saturday 5.45am and 7.45pm
A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
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The Grundys get a big surprise.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39
Nature reporter Caroline Williams visits the Eden
Project in Cornwall on the lookout for plants in danger of extinction. Plus a short story by Paul Jennings. Producer Jane Chambers
3/4. Emily's Ring. The discovery of a ring inside a fish spirals this story back 100 years to the tale of the original owner. Read by Gillian Kearney. Producer Katherine Beacon
7/11. Listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. With Roger Bolton. Rptd from Fri ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1/2. Leslie Phillips takes a look at that lovable literary rogue, the cad. With contributions from Linda Smith and Gustav Temple. Producer Simon Nicholls
BOX Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
9/9. Battle of the Chips. Peter Day investigates the extraordinary rivalry between the two American companies that dominate the microchip industry: the giant Intel and the much smaller AMD. Rptd from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Week According To
New series 1/8. Kevin Maguire presents a humorous look back at the political week.
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According To repeated Wed 8.45pm
6/10. The intelligent guide to the wide world of learning with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday
Paul Heineygoesin search of the ancient songs that inspired Vaughan Williams , still thriving in pubs, and Village halls Of the Suffolk Coast. Producer Peter Everett
African-Ukrainian TV presenter Myroslav Kuyaldin struggles to find his father in Africa and his own place in Kiev society
When the Emperor
Was Divine (1/5) By Julie Otsuka ; read by Teresa Gallagher