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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's, Bishopstoke, Hampshire.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

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


Unknown: Ahster McGrath
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

2/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Peter Sallis presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the Macular Disease Society.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Peter Sallis
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

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


Unknown: Robin Oake
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

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


Unknown: Josephine Cox
Presented By: Sue Lawley

: Quote.... Unquote

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)


Chairman: Nigel Rees
Panellist: Gillian Clarke
Panellist: Patrick Hannan
Panellist: Monica Mahoney
Panellist: Adrian Mourby
Reader: Chris Emmett

: The Food Programme

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


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Planet Pirates

Clive Anderson meets the entrepreneurs who have carved up the solar system to sell. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Simon Hollis

: Gardeners' Question Time .

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)
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 [web address removed]. Call [number removed]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Winston Churchill's Toyshop and Other Stories

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


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: The Raj Quartet: The Day of the Scorpion

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)


Author: Paul Scott
Dramatised by: Shelley Silas.
Producer/Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah: Lia Williams
Mildred: Geraldine James
Susan: Alex Tregear
Teddie: Nicholas Boulton
Ronald: Mark Bazeley
Lady Manners: Irene Sutcliffe
Barbie: Marcia Warren
Mabel: Margaret Tyzack
Count Bronowski: Gary Waldhorn
Fenny: Selina Griffiths
The Nawab: Raad Rawi
Ahmed: Shiv Grewal
Aunt Shalina: Nina Wadia
Nigel: Benedict Cumberbatch
Hari: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Gopal: Bhaskar Patel
Other parts played by: Amit Shah

: OpenBook

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


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Isabel Allende
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: A Map of British Poetry

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


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Tim Dee

: A Year in the Arab/Israeli Crisis

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


Unknown: Yasser Arafat
Talks: Edward Stourton

: The Road to Nowhere

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


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pick of the Week

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: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Uridge
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Ian gives some assertiveness training.
' For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Soap & Flannel: page 43

: Go 4 It

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


Unknown: Hans Christian
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Getting Away from It

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


Unknown: Emily Perkins
Read By: Claire Skinner.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: A World In Your Ear

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


Unknown: Linda Pressly
Producer: Andrea Protheroe

: Word of Mouth

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


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

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


Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events,


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: Power Eating

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


Presenter: Anne Perkins
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

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


Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Hunter Thompson
Unknown: Tobias Jones
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Windows Into Heaven

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


Unknown: Michael Ford

: World Today

: News

: News

: Slavery Today

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point 4^5 Off the Shelf

The Surgeon's Mate
(1/10), by Patrick O'Brian


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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