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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From York Minster.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Love of Good Alone. Mark Tully considers whether humans are driven blindly by selfish genes or evolving to strive for goodness. He talks to Professor Keith Ward who claims that humans are distinct from other animals in that we can choose to act for the love of good alone. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Professor Keith Ward
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series 1/8. Charlotte Smith meets people who live the country life. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Derek Jacobi appeals on behalf of Living Paintings Trust.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship ,

From the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, led by the Rev Robert Paterson , with the National Youth Choir of Wales, conductor Islwyn Evans. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Robert Paterson
Conductor: Islwyn Evans.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Live coverage of the fourth day's play at Lord s.
Producer PeterBaxter*approximate time
Producer PeterBaxter

: The Reunion

New series 1/8. Sue MacGregor reunites members of the British Olympic team who took part in tne Moscow games of 1980. Producers Chris Green and David Prest


Unknown: David Prest

: Just a Minute

2/9. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Linda Smith and Kit Hesketh-Harvey try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons. From the Rex Cinema, Berkhamsted. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

How small tea growers in India are taking on global corporations. Simon Parkes investigates. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Cox. EditorColin Hancock


Unknown: James Cox.
Unknown: Editorcolin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Cashier Number Six, Please

Automated voices are everywhere: on railway stations, in the post office, on the phone, around the home. Meet the talking kitchen, and the speakers who reach a captive audience of millions every month, producer Peter McHugh


Producer: Peter McHugh

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Floral Committee of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including 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 www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]19


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Sceptical Landscapes

3/5. Philip Stott continues his journey explaining his argument that humans and animals will always adapt to a changing environment. Today he reveals that. contrary to what we hear, the bird population is doing better than expected. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Philip Stott
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

2/3. The Glass Ball Game. Dramatist Mike Walker shows how the historian Suetonius is drawn into Hadrian's private life when he befriends the Emperor's young lover, Antinous, and travels with them into the heart of Egypt. With Jason Chan and Nicholas Boulton ; Music by David Pickvance Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatist: Mike Walker
Unknown: Jason Chan
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Music By: David Pickvance
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Antinous: Andrew Garfield
Suetonius: Jonathan Coy
Julia: Emily Wachter
Hadrian: Jonathan Hyde
Sabina: Amanda Root
Pachrates: Stephen Hoqan

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup visits the Parati literary festival in Brazil and talks to Peter Robb about his new book A Death in Brazil. Producer Sally Spurring Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Peter Robb

: Behind the Book

2/4. A new "poetry detective" series in which Joan Bakewell uncovers the places and story behind the publication of a particular book of poetry. The Waste Land. Joan Bakewell discovers that the present owners of the flat TS Eliot lived in, and where he wrote his famous poem, are Eliot enthusiasts. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Liz Leonard

: File on 4

8/11. The big drought nine years ago spelt out the need to cut water demand and conserve supplies. So what measures were taken, and why haven't they worked? Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: A Gun for Christmas

1/2. After the controversial trial of the boys accused of killing Damilola Taylor , BBC television reporter Esther Armah went to the South London estate where Damilola lived. But nobody wanted to talk.
Here she recalls how hard it was to win the trust of people who felt they had been savaged by the tabloid press. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Damilola Taylor
Reporter: Esther Armah
Producer: Tom Alban

: Pick of the Week

Russell Davies 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: Russell Davies
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

The countdown begins for Tom. For cast see page 42 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 41

: Go 4 It

Find out how to set up your own children's book club as author Rhian Tracey talks to Barney Harwood about top tips on reading and reviewing.
Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Talks: Rhian Tracey
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Departures

2/5. Gnomes. A group of friends reunite to send off
Robbo, who is joining the army. By Matthew Kneale , read by Paul Ritter. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Matthew Kneale
Read By: Paul Ritter.
Producer: Karen Rose

: Feedback

Roger Bolton , with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy. Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Should We Be Laughing?

2/2. Comedy by Disabled People. Are there any taboos disabled comedians are not prepared to touch on? Prepare to laugh, nervously. With Francesca Martinez. Producer Turan Ali


Unknown: Francesca Martinez.
Producer: Turan Ali

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates the global battle being waged over precious water sources. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeai

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

3/9. The Theology of Terrorism. In the wake of the London bombings, Edward Stourton reveals a fierce debate within Islamic thinking on the use of violence. While some young Muslims are being drawn into support for terrorism, a number of former jihadists now regard their old beliefs as un-Islamic. Even within the militant camp, there are deep divisions. Could Islamic scholarship succeed where Western anti-terrorist tactics have failed? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The Lords Spiritual

1/2. How do the 26 bishops that sit in the House of Lords see their role at the heart of the legislature?
Editor Terry Dignan The Lords Spiritual repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

1/10. Actor Charles Collingwood and Kate Mossejoin Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Kate Mossejoin Sue

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Political Bollywood

2/2. Hindi films have always been about politics, social mores and moral principles. This first programme deals with events reflected in the industry after Independence. Presented by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . Repeated from Thursday


Presented By: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Stories

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Night Windows (1/10) Psychological thriller by Jonathan Smith , read by Christian Rodska , about a headmaster who is framed as a paedophile


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Read By: Christian Rodska

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