from St Mary's Church, Penwortham, near Preston, Lancashire.
News round-up and analysis.
Encountering the Desert. Considering how an encounter with the desert affects the human spirit, with BBC world affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm
New series 1/4. With the arrival of spring, peacock
I butterflies hibernating in disused Second World War bunkers on the south coast of Devon are just about to wake up. Lionel Kelleway takes a look. Producer Stuart Reading
Jane Little with the religious and ethical news of the week. Producer Amanda Hancox
Professor Lesley Regan appeals on behalf of the Miscarriage Association.
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Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Laughter in Heaven. Ken Dodd joins Canon Noel Vincent and the Manchester Chamber Choir for a joyful celebration of Eastertide from Emmanuel Church,
Didsbury, in Manchester. Dodd explores the laughter and humour in the Bible and in everyday life as an expression of the Easter joy at the heart of Christian faith. Director of music Christopher Stokes. Producer Philip Billson
The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon
The conductor Lorin Maazel talks to Sue Lawley about his life, career and choice of music.
Producer Leanne Buckle Shortened
'0/11. With Clement Freud. Tony Hawks, Pam Ayres and Julian Clary. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. From the New Theatre, Oxford. Repeated from Monday
4/6. Oz Clarke and Andrew Jefford celebrate the Pleasures of the grape and invite listeners to join them for an interactive tasting. Extended repeat from Monday
News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock
Take a huge wooden drum and ride a vintage motorbike around its walls at 40 miles an hour while carrying out a series of gravity-defying stunts. The Wall of Death is a spectacle that has enthralled funfair audiences in Britain for75 years and it still draws in the crowds today.
Andy Kershaw explores the history of this most spectacular of all fairground Shows. Producer Jeremy Grange
Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in Warwickshire. And Roy Lancaster talks to nurseryman Peter Catt , who has been responsible for cultivating some of the most
Popular plants in Britain today. Eric Robson is in the chair. deluding at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
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I New series 1/5. Chantilly. Susan Marling explores extraordinary gardens that tell of their creators' fantasies, their political aspirations, their sense of humour and their scholarship. In this first programme, she visits the grandeur of Chantilly, created by Andre Le Notre in the 17th century. Producer Kate Bland
2/2. The high adventures and low behaviour of the renowned bounder Sir Harry Flashman VC. Dramatised by George MacDonald Fraser from one of his celebrated novels. Now a reluctant agent of the Underground Railroad - a secret organisation dedicated to helping escaped slaves - Flashman finds himself fleeing for dear life up the Mississippi River.
Producer/Director Patrick Rayner Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
American writer Richard Ford joins a group of readers to discuss his novel, Independence Day. Presented by James Naughtie. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
May's Bookclub: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged Thirteen and Three Quarters by Sue Townsend
7/12. Not England. Much of British poetry is made up of poems that are nourished by a landscape that is decidedly not England. How have these places come into our poetry and what have they brought? With contributions from Neal Ascherson and Joyce Macmillan , and poems by Gwyneth Lewis , Linton Kwesi Johnson , Dylan Thomas , Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Robert Burns. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
9/9. An investigation into whether patients are being put at risk by family doctors no longer having to be "on call" after hours. With reporter Matthew Hill. Rptd from Tuesday
2/2. The Binds That Chafe. American satirist
PJ O'Rourke skewers perceptions of Britain and America with his potent mix of candour and razor-sharp wit. Producer Andrie Morris Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am
A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil Macleod
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Children's magazine programme presented by Barney Harwood. The drama Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell continues, with Fergus having a visit from a magical flying horse. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong
1/5. Boat Burning. A funeral on the coast, recalling ancient traditions, serves to remind a family of what once brought them together. Written and read by Raffaella Barker. The first in a series of stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howlett <R)
1/6. More radio gems from around the world, with Rosie Goldsmith. She samples Soviet muzak and the delights of the theremin, and also provides an introduction to the latest radio craze - podcasting. Repeated from Friday
1/8. The series that takes a close look at the words we use, with Michael Rosen. Repeated from Friday
5/9. Going to the Blogs? In last year's US election the internet was a key political battlefield, with thousands debating the issues on their own web pages, or "blogs". With a general election imminent. Kenan Malik explores the world of blogs and looks at how it might change journalism, political debate and even democracy itself. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
As the political parties prepare for the electoral struggle, Robin Denselow looks at Things Can Only Get Better and other party tunes.
Editor Terry Dignan Party Tunes repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm
7/7. The guide to the wide world of learning, with LibbyPurves. Repeated from Tuesday
How hip-hop found a home in Bristol. Producer Paul Dodgson
Ripley's Game (1/10) by Patricia Highsmith , read by Stanley Tucci