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: World News

: BellsonSunday

From St Leonard's Church, Bledington, Gloucestershire,

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: SomethingUnderstood

dum and Twins. From Castor and Pollux to Tweedledum and Tweedledee, or even Jesus and Thomas, what does twinship symbolise? Mark Tully explores the special features and relationships of the twin. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: LivingWorld

6.35 Spring Hawthorn. Lionel Kelleway visits a Lincolnshire woodland to discover the natural and cultural history of Spring hawthorn. producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

of the charity Survivors
Trisha Goddard appeals on behalf of the charity Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide. bark of the Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44 Thursdayat 3.27pm
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at


Unknown: Trisha Goddard
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

From Leighton Park School, Reading, founded by the Society of Friends in 1890. The school is home to over 430 young people who come from more than 20 drffereni nationalities and a variety of faith traditions. The service is lead by headmaster John Dunston. Tony Stoller speaks on the theme of inclusivity and tolerance. Music director Rosemary Scales. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: John Dunston.
Unknown: Tony Stoller
Director: Rosemary Scales.
Producer: Janet McLarty

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor coim Hancock


Unknown: Fi Glover.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs: Jarvis Cocker

Pulp frontman and lead singer Jarvis Cocker is this week's castaway, talking to Sue Lawley.
Repeated on Friday at 9am.


Castaway: Jarvis Cocker
Presenter: Sue Lawley
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Quote.... Unquote

with Nigel Rees
2/7. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Ken Campbell , Dr Peter MacDonald , Ruth Padel and Mary Ann Sieghart. Reader William Franklyn. Rptd fromMon


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Ken Campbell
Unknown: Dr Peter MacDonald
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Reader: Mary Ann Sieghart.
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

New series Sheila Dillon examines the growing popularity of vegetable-box schemes.
Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated on Monday at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. EdrtorCoim Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Unknown: Edrtorcoim Hancock

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Anne Swithinbank and John Cushnie answer questions posed by gardeners in the West
Midlands. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast.

BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardene
Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call Gardening gift pack offer: page 36

: FiveGardensofFrancengvisitsan

4/5.Le Jardin de /'Imaginaire.Susan Marling visits an inspiring contemporary garden cut into the hills above Terrasson in Perigord. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet

3/9. The Jewel in the Crown. The rape in the Bibighar
Gardens brings Daphne and Han's relationship to a painful conclusion. Paul Scott 's four novels charting the last days of the British Raj in India. This episode is dramatised by John Harvey.
Other parts played by Shiv Grewal and Rob Hastie
Producer/Director Sally Avens Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Paul Scott
Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Played By: Shiv Grewal
Played By: Rob Hastie
Director: Sally Avens
Miss Crane: Phyllida Law
Poulson: John Rowe
Lily: Josephine Welcome
Merrick: Mark Bazeley
Daphne: Anna Maxwell Martin
Sgt Singn: Ravin J Ganatra
Sgt Sinqh: Ravin J Ganatra
Aunt Shalini: Nina Wadia
Hari Kumar: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Sharma: Ronny Jhutti
Reid: Stephen Hogan
Dr Klaus: Susan Jameson

: OpenBook

Mariella Frostrup considers whether women over the age of 45 are neglected by the publishing market and also talks to Tim Lott about his new novel The Seymour Tapes. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Tim Lott
Producer: Erin Riley

: A Map of British Poetry

10/12 Exile and Rootlessness. This week's theme centres on thoughts of home when abroad, and Britain as a home for the exiled of other cultures. Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscape of British poetry, with contributions from Tom Phillips and Abdulrazak Gurnah.
The readers are Simon Russell Beale , lain Glen, Kenneth Cranham , Tom Courtenay and Jamie Glover. Producer Tim Dee Rptd Sat 11.30pm
ADDRESS: BBC, Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR email: poetrymap<5bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Tom Phillips
Unknown: Abdulrazak Gurnah
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Producer: Tim Dee Rptd

: A Year in the Arab/Israeli Crisis

1/4 For the past year, Edward Stourton has been talking to k°y players involved in the Middle East conflict.
Summer: Worse Than Misery as Usual. The peace process is paralysed, the Palestinian authority is in meltdown and the Israelis are going it alone. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: A Brush with the Bottle

1/2 Drinking with Cowboys. Andy Mayer , recovering alcoholic, tells the story of his love affair with drink and how he survived it. He traces his descent into alcohol-dependence, from his childhood fascination with saloon-bar cowboys at the movies to the isolation and desperation he faced as an addicted adult. producer Julian May Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Andy Mayer

: Pick of the Week

Sarah Montague presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co,uk


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Angst for Shula at the Stables.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39 Grapevine: page 15

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood puts on his football kit and heads off to Chelsea Football Club, where he talks to Anthony Horowitz about his new novel Ark Angel, which features an exciting match at the author's favourite club. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Producers: Abi Awojobi
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Tales from East Anglia

4/5. Breast Meat. A widow, recently bereaved after a lifetime of coming second, takes a trip to Las Vegas paid for by her late husband's secret hobby. By Ann Gander and read by Eileen Ryan. Stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howiett


Unknown: Ann Gander
Read By: Eileen Ryan.
Producer: Ivan Howiett

: A World In Your Ear

4/6. While eavesdropping on the English-speaking radio stations, Rosie Goldsmith 's taste buds are tempted by programmes about food. She hears why the banana is the world's most successful fruit; what students in Texas feel about their school's new healthy eating policy; and why a competitive eating champion thinks her hobby should be a recognised sport. Producer Andrea Protheroe


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Andrea Protheroe

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Michael Rosen looks at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis: The Godless Continent?

8/9. Europe is supposedly the cradle of Western Christianity, yet the EU's Constitution omits any reference to God. Quentin Peel asks if secularism is now Europe's defining characteristic and whether it is a growing cause of division with the United States and the developing world.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Presenter: Quentin Peel

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events, covering the election campaigns. Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Party Election Broadcast

On behalf of Plaid Cymru.

: A Good Read

3/6. Dan Pearson and Anna Pavord talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Dan Pearson
Unknown: Anna Pavord

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Tom Jenkins and the Grand Hotel

Simon Townley goes in search of violinist Tom Jenkins , whose light music broadcasts from Eastbourne's Grand
Hotel drew up to ten million listeners until his death in 1957. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Simon Townley
Violinist: Tom Jenkins

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Wrong About Japan
(1/5) The story of author Peter Carey 's journey to Tokyo with his 12-year-old son Charley


Unknown: Peter Carey

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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