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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, llmington, Warwickshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Spoilt for Choice. Mark Tully explores the possibility that the freedom to choose is as much a burden as a boon. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/4. Essex Geese. Brent geese are among our rare winter visitors. Peter France penetrates the wilderness of the Essex marshes to find them. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Peter Snow appeals on behalf of Iraqi Community Development.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Survivors. From the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre,
Laxton, Nottinghamshire. Stephen Smith and Rabbi David Goldberg reflect on the many examples of dignity and fortitude to be found in the stories of survivors of both the Holocaust and recent human tragedies. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Stephen Smith
Unknown: David Goldberg
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A View from...

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Broadcaster and polymath Dr Jonathan Miller chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical island. Presented by Sue Lawley.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. More homespun hilarity when Jeremy Hardy joins Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday
BBC AUDIO: Selections from the award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, are now available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

Investigating the world of food and the stories behind what we eat. With Sheila Dillon.
Executive producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Dixi Stewart

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Return of the Buddha

During the British invasion of Tibet 100 years ago, Captain Arthur Hadow looted a bronze Buddha statue, which he later bequeathed to his granddaughter Celia. Now she sets off to the Himalayas in the company of John Nightingale to return the stolen statue to the Dalai Lama. Along the way she reads her grandfather's letters from the front. Producer Tim Malyon


Unknown: Arthur Hadow
Unknown: John Nightingale
Unknown: Dalai Lama.
Producer: Tim Malyon

: Gardeners' Question Time

Garden designer Beth Chatto talks to Roy Lancaster while Tony Russell , Anne Swithinbank and Matthew Biggs are guests of Chedworth and District Horticultural Society. With Gill Pyrah in the chair.
And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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]


Talks: Beth Chatto
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Cookbooks That Changed the World

4/5. The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Simple
Ben Rogers considers this seminal British cookbook, one of the first to aim at the woman of the household and to put British food on the map. With readings by Jean Trend. Producer Dave Battcock


Unknown: Ben Rogers
Producer: Dave Battcock

: Classic Serial: Fontamara

1/2. For years, the villagers of Fontamara have suffered in silence but when their only source of water is diverted to irrigate the fields of a Fascist landowner, they decide to take action. One of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, portraying the bitter struggles and rebellion of the peasant farmers of southern Italy during the 1930s.
By Ignazio Silone , translated by Eric Mosbacher and adapted by Andrew Farrell Readman.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Ignazio Silone
Translated By: Eric Mosbacher
Adapted By: Andrew Farrell Readman.
Giova: David Horovitch
Matale: Ellle Haddlnqton
Romolo: Ben Crompton
Berardo: Adrian Bower
Scarpone: Matthew Dunster
Baldissera: Christopher Wilkinson
Maria Rosa: Denise Black
Elvira: Rina Mahoney
Don Circostanza/Teofilo: Robert Pickavance
Hon Pelino/lnnocenzo: Will Tacey
Filippo II Bello: Craig Cheetham

: Open Book

Richard Mabey , author of Nature Cure: How Nature and the Imagination Can Banish Depression, talks to Mariella Frostrup. Producer Karen Holden Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup.
Producer: Karen Holden

: Poetry Please

7/9. Listeners' requests, including poems by Edwin Muir and Thomas Warton the Elder, with Roger McGough. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Edwin Muir
Unknown: Thomas Warton
Unknown: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Heritage Lottery

Twenty years after the phrase "the heritage industry" first emerged, Patrick Wright investigates our changing ideas about what we value from our past, including the views of Britain's first conservation officer, campaigners hoping to save the Suffolk Punch horse, and Liz Forgan , chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Liz Forgan

: Sailing without a Boat

n New series 1/3. Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explains what happened after a round-the-world sailing trip was cut short when her husband was diagnosed with cancer.
Producer Penny Arnold Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am


Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis

: Pick of the Week

A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Alan feels the need for speed.
For cast see page 41 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood visits a wild-bird reserve in west Sussex. Plus, Horrible History: the Vile Victorians by Terry Deary. Producer Rob Carter


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Terry Deary.
Producer: Rob Carter

: Jigs and Reels

5/5. Fule's Gold. A creative writing teacher, overcome by his own failed ambitions and greed, decides to pass off his pupil's masterpiece as one of his own. By Joanne Harris , read by Stephen Moore. Producer Katherine Beacon


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Read By: Stephen Moore.
Producer: Katherine Beacon

: Feedback

1/10. Roger Bolton with listeners' comments and queries on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

7/7. Opening the door on words, language and the way we speak. Presented by Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Michael Rosen.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/8. Patents Make Perfect. The grant of patents to protect new ideas has vastly increased in recent years. Peter Day finds out why and hears from the critics who say that the patent system no longer functions. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Brandreth Rules for Ministers

RT 1/2 At last, you're a Minister, but what now?
Gyles Brandreth explains the do's and don'ts of ministerial life - how to arrive, how to survive and how to thrive.
Editor Terry Dignan The Brandreth Rules for Ministers rptd Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

7/10. Baroness Amos and actor Peter Egan talk to Sue
MacGregor about their favourite paperbacks. Rptd fromTue


Unknown: Peter Egan

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

1/5. Shazia Mirza , the UK's only female Muslim stand-up comedian, introduces some of the prose, poetry and songs that have inspired her. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Shazia Mirza

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Posfe Restante (1/2)

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