From St Mary's, Bishopstoke, Hampshire.
News round-up and analysis.
The Return of the Religious. In conversation with Alister McGrath, Mark Tully considers the argument that science and secularism have not, after all, eliminated the sacred. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm
2/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton
Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox
Peter Sallis presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the Macular Disease Society.
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Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Robin Oake , former chief constable of the Isle of Man joins members of the Christian Police Association and the Greater Manchester Police Band to explore the Bible's s message of forgiveness. Producer Simon Vivian
The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Colin Hancock
Writer Josephine Cox chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Presented by Sue Lawley . Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am
4/7. Exchanging quotations and anecdotes with Nigel Rees are Gillian Clarke, Patrick Hannan, Monica Mahoney and Adrian Mourby. From the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. The reader is Chris Emmett.
(Repeated from Monday)
As the debate about school meals in Britain continues,
Sheila Dillon finds out why MPs and nutritionists in Britain are calling for free school meals across the UK. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated on Monday at 4pm
News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor coiin Hancock
Clive Anderson meets the entrepreneurs who have carved up the solar system to sell. Producer Simon Hollis
Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions by gardeners in Bedfordshire. And Roy Lancaster is in conversation (to be concluded next week) with Geoffrey Smith. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor (Shortened)
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New series 1/4. Winston Churchill 's Toyshop. Delving into the murky world of wartime invention and subterfuge,
Michael Nicholson begins his series with a look at the remarkable unit set up by Churchill to "devise special weapons for irregular warfare". Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
5/9. Lady Manners hears Hari Kumar's account of his interrogation by Ronald Merrick. By Paul Scott, dramatised by Shelley Silas.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)
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On the 20th anniversary of the publication of The House of the Spirits, Mariella Frostrup talks to Isabel Allende about her life and work. Producer Hilary Dunn Rptd Thu 4pm
12/12. Off the Map. The poet laureate Andrew Motion concludes his exploration of the landscape of British poetry by featuring poetry suggested by listeners. With a retelling by Simon Armitage of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
3/4 winter: Turning Point. Israel votes to pull out of the Gaza Strip, Yasser Arafat dies and a re-elected President Bush promises to spend his political capital on the Middle East. Edward Stourton talks to key players in the Middle East conflict during the course of a year. Rptd from Tuesday
New series 1/3. God's Windows. "The sight of rats swimming for their lives in Derry city centre seemed an apt metaphor for the Northern Ireland of today."
Gerry Anderson reflects on the strangely paradoxical nature of life in the province. producer Simon Elmes Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm
Richard Uridge presents his selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: email@example.com
Ian gives some assertiveness training.
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Celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen with a reading of The Emperor's New Clothes. Presented by Barney Harwood.
Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong
1/5. Jack, Internationally. The first story about travels abroad that shed new light on life back home is a tale of a globetrotting clown who gets his comeuppance. By Emily Perkins , read by Claire Skinner. Producer Gemma Jenkins
6/6. This week, Linda Pressly listens to stories of reaHife heroes and heroines. She hears about the bravery of one New Zealander working with the Resistance in France during the Second World War, the courage of the Rwandans who protected their neighbours during the genocide of 1994, and why one Czech hero has captured the nation's imagination. Producer Andrea Protheroe
6/8. Michael Rosen takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. Repeated from Friday
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New series 1/9. Radio Me. Faster than a speeding bullet, radio is facing enormous changes -from the internet.
Just like downloading songs, "podcasting" makes radio available when and where the listener wants it, not merely when the broadcaster puts it out. Peter Day asks whether this marks the death of radio as we know it or the start of something even bigger. Producer Sandra Kanthal
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events,
New series 1/3. When Margaret Thatcher met Mikhail Gorbachev she discovered, over the course of the lunch, that he was a man she could "do business with". Anne Perkins recalls significant political meals.
Power Eating repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm
Alan Titchmarsh on posh dinner parties: page 38
5/6. Broacaster Connie St Louis and journalist Miranda Sawyer discuss their favourite books, which include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson and The Dark Heart of Italy by Tobias Jones , with Sue MacGregor. Repeated from Tuesday
Unemployment and lost faith have taken their toll in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Yet there is also the Eastern Orthodox Church, whose icons tell of a beauty to be found at the heart of decay. Michael Ford reports. Repeated from Thursday
The Surgeon's Mate
(1/10), by Patrick O'Brian