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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Church, Lymm, Hampshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Hubris of Science. Mark Tully explores the tensions that arise when the boundaries of scientific knowledge are pushed beyond existing moral, ethical and religious frameworks for deciding what is right and wrong. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

4/6. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Jane Little. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Honor Blackman appeals on behalf of Young Minds.
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

Frances Gumley-Mason , headmistress of a leading girls'
Catholic school, explores the different attributes of motherhood in a service for Mothering Sunday from Leeds Cathedral. Led by the Dean, Father Michael McCreadie. Director of Music Ben Saunders. producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Frances Gumley-Mason
Unknown: Father Michael McCreadie.
Music: Ben Saunders.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Editor: Peter Rippon

: Desert Island Discs

The vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, Alison Richard , talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Leanne Buckle


Talks: Alison Richard
Unknown: Sue Lawley.

: Just a Minute

6/11. With Clement Freud , Pam Ayres , Tony Hawks and Julian Clary. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons. RptdfromMon


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Julian Clary.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Pig farmers Peter Gott and Jimmy Doherty of Jimmy's
Farm join Sheila Dillon when she visits Italy to find out why
Italian pork producers make more money from their herds. Producer Rebecca Wells


Unknown: Peter Gott
Unknown: Jimmy Doherty
Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: James Cox.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Indian Particle Man

The story of Professor Satyendra Nath Bose , the Indian
Physicist after whom the Bosun particle has been named.
Saeed Jaffrey plays Bose, a man who was a multilinguist a musician and a friend of the poet Tagore. Dr Sharon-Ann Holgate asks why his hame has been forgotten outside the world Of science. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Professor Satyendra Nath Bose
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Dr Sharon-Ann Holgate
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by members of Welwyn Garden
City Horticultural Society. Eric Robson is in the chair. And 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 wwwbbcshopcom. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Streetlife

4/5. Matthew Parris continues his exploration of London's wildlife with a look below the capital's streets. He discovers rare bats in disused London Underground tunnels, takes a closer look at the lives of the mice he's spent many hours watching from Tube platforms and learns that the Underground also has its own unique species of mosquito. Producer Jeremy Grange


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: In Search of Lost Time

5/6. The Prisoner and the Fugitive.
Holidaying in Venice away from his turbulent love affair with Albertine, Marce receives a devastating telegram.
From the series of novels by Marcel Proust , dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Written By: Marcel Proust
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Proust: James Wllby
Marcel: Jonathan Firth
Gilberte: Harriet Walter
Baron de Charlus: Corin Redqrave
The Duchess: Sara Kestelman
Marcel's mother: Deborah Findlay
Francoise: Rachel Atkins
Albertine: Zoe Waites
Robert: Julian Ovendon
Andree: Rebecca Smart
Jupien: Kim Wall
Morel: Simon Treves
Mrs Verdurin: Lynn Farleiqh
Gilberte, a girl: Penny Rawlings
Doctor: Paul Goodwin

: Bookclub

Stephen Fry meets readers to discuss his darkly comic novel The Hippopotamus. It's the story of Ted, an old, sour, whisky-sodden poet and drama critic who loses his job and seeks a few months' repose and free drink at the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. Presented by James Naughtie.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm April's Bookclub: Independence Day by Richard Ford


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Richard Ford

: A Map of British Poetry

3/12. Landscapes of the Mind. From lost roads in the woods to fruity goblins tricking innocent girls, the landscape of British poetry is as much made-up as real. Why are we drawn to these make-believe places? Presented by Andrew Motion , with contributions from Marina Warner and Jonathan Ree , and poems by Christina Rossetti ,
Gerard Manley Hopkins , Lewis Carroll , ST Coleridge and Rudyard Kipling. Readers include Tom Courtenay , Kenneth Cranham , lain Glen, Richard Holmes and Juliet Stevenson. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Presented By: Andrew Motion
Presented By: Jonathan Ree
Unknown: Christina Rossetti
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Readers: Rudyard Kipling.
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Producer: Tim Dee

: File on 4

5/9. What happens when members of the armed forces stand accused of crimes? Fran Abrams investigates military justice and asks why some victims have no confidence in Britain's 300-year-old court martial system. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Lent Talks

4/6. Wish You Were Here. Miriam Margolyes is Miss
Munday in Charlotte Cory's short story about the desire for revenge. Another monologue for Lent on the subject of temptation. ProducerClairJaquiss Repeated Saturday 5.45am


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: Pick of the Week

Connie St Louis introduces her 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


Introduces: St Louis
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Oliver gets a reality check.
For cast see page 48 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 47

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme heads for Brighton to visit the new Jubilee Library in celebration of World Book Day. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: A Bit on the Side

2/5. Solitude. By William Trevor. A child's impetuous act is finally resolved on a shabby Italian sea-front 50 years later. Abridged by Sally Marmion and read by Penelope Wilton. Producer DiSpeirs


Unknown: William Trevor.
Abridged By: Sally Marmion
Read By: Penelope Wilton.

: Feedback

7/10. Listeners' comments, with Roger Bolton. Rptd from Fri ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk.


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Mine's an Art

Marc Riley presents a tribute to Albert Modley , one of the top names of northern comedy in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, who in his day was as famous as his contemporaries Al Read, Frank Randle and Norman Evans. Playwright Alan Bennett , film director Stephen Frears and TV producer William G Stewart are among those recalling their experiences of working with Modley. Producer Libby cross


Unknown: Marc Riley
Unknown: Albert Modley
Unknown: Frank Randle
Unknown: Norman Evans.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Director: Stephen Frears
Producer: William G Stewart

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

1/9. Bill of Frights? Felipe Femandez-Armesto asks if there is a fundamental incompatibility between European and British conceptions of politics. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Femandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Week According to

2/4. Kevin Maguire takes a humorous look back at the week in politics.
Editor Terry Dignan The Week According to repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Kevin Maguire
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

3/7. A guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurveS. Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Soul Music

2/5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot was a spiritual sung by slaves in America's Deep South. What is the song's appeal and why does its popularity continue to grow? Producer Lucy Lunt


Producer: Lucy Lunt

: News

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Words on the Night
Breeze (1/5) True stories from women across China

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