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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's Church in Tiverton, Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Dignity of Suffering. Mark Tully asks what Pope John Paul ll's courage and determination during his last weeks meant to a world that often rejects, or hides away, the weak, the vulnerable and the suffering. producer EieyMcAinsh Rptdtuopm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Pope John
Producer: EieymcAinsh Rptdtuopm

: On Your Farm

3/8. Farming magazine, with CazGraham. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Jane Little.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Denis Lawson appeals on behalf of Raleigh International. Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Denis Lawson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Songs of Ascents. The Rev Richard Coles and the Rev Canon
John Foskett explore messages of hope and strength that can be found in the psalms. With members of the 2005 Eton Choral Course. Director of music Ralph Allwood. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: John Foskett
Music: Ralph Allwood.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.10

The week's news stories, with Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon __9.55 August 1945 5/12. For details see yesterday at 8.55arn


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second Test at
Edgbaston. Including at 12.35pm News; Call the Commentators and at 3.10 News; At the Bookstall.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Reunion

3/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the campaigners involved in the debate over the 1968 Abortion Act. Producer David Prest Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: David Prest

: Just a Minute

4/9. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Gyles Brandreth and Jenny Eclair try not to repeat, hesitate or deviate from the subject given to them by Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Mon


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Dylan Winter travels to western Canada to explore the foods of the First Nations (indigenous) people and to find out what lumberjacks survive on during their long tour of duty. With Sheila Dillon. Producer Rebecca Wells Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Rebecca Wells Rptd

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Yes Minister - the Viewfrom Whitehall

1/2. Former Tory prime minister William Hague explores the effects of 25 years of Yes Minister on Westminster and Whitehall. Producer Anthony Worrall


Unknown: William Hague
Producer: Anthony Worrall

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from members of the Leigh-on-Sea Horticultural Society, Essex. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm RT DIRECT: Own Gardeners' Question Time on audio cassette for just £999 (RRP £10.99) or CD for £11.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. To order call [number removed] quoting RADT9013 or visit [web address removed]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Sceptical Landscapes

5/5. Today Philip Stott visits the West Midlands and the Thames Gateway to celebrate the biodiversity of our former industrial waterways. Producer Nick Patrick


Unknown: Philip Stott
Producer: Nick Patrick

: Classic Serial: Oblomov

1/2. Gentle, intelligent Oblomov completely fails to deal with life. Never doing today what he can put off till tomorrow, he is a tragicomic hero for a couch-potato generation Written by Ivan Goncharov , dramatised by Stephen wyatt. Singer Olivia Robinson ; Pianist Helen Crayford Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Written By: Ivan Goncharov
Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Singer: Olivia Robinson
Pianist: Helen Crayford
Oblomov: Toby Jones
Zahar: Trevor Peacock
Olga: Claire Skinner
Doctor: Clive Swift
Tarantyev: Gerard McDermott
Stoltz: Nicholas Boulton
Olga's aunt: Richenda Carey

: Bookclub

Michael Dibdin, a crime writer who enjoys a literary reputation, discusses his novel Blood Rain, the ninth in his Aurelio Zen series. Italian detective Inspector Zen gets the posting he has always dreaded - he's sent to Sicily, home of the Mafia, in a nondescript liaison job. Dibdin discusses the book with a group of readers. Presenter James Naughtie. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
September Bookclub: Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier


Guest: Michael Dibdin
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Behind the Book

4/4. The Mersey Sound. Liverpool 8, now commonly known as Toxteth, was the birthplace of this book of poems in 1967. Joan Bakewell takes Roger McGough and Brian Patten , two of the poets responsible for this anthology, back to Brian's attic flat where the book was born, and they revisit the Everyman Theatre, where the two were contemporaries of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Paul McCartney.
Producer: Liz Leonard

: File on 4

10/11. Liz Carney investigates whether increasing hospital-patient choice could increase financial instability and even lead to hospital closures. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney

: Romer's Roaminqs

New series 1/3. Egyptologist John Romer reminisces about his early years as an archaeological artist in the Middle East in the 1960s. Arriving in Egypt, he and his wife Beth were astonished by the sheer scale of the ancient monuments and by the beauty of the artefacts strewn on the desert floor. But having fallen in love with ancient Egypt, could they find a way of staying there?
Producer Libby Cross Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and at 7.45pm


Unknown: John Romer

: Pick of the Week

Kate Adie selects excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potwobbccouk


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Tom is forced to downsize. For cast see page 38 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 37

: Go 4 It

Nine-year-old Mehreen Akhtar is the first ever blind child to reach the British Regional Youth Climbing Series national finals. She tells Barney Harwood all about her challenge. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Mehreen Akhtar
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Departures

4/5. Princess Seraphina and the Cyberlords. Leslie Phillips reads this story about a ravaged actor from a cult sci-fi series attending his final convention. Written by Laura Wilson. Producer Karen Rose


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Written By: Laura Wilson.
Producer: Karen Rose

: A World In Your Ear

1/7. Lucy Ash looks at how radio stations use listeners' stories to make their programmes. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lucy Ash

: Word of Mouth

1/8. Listeners send in their own acronyms that reflect contemporary Britain. With Michael Rosen. Repeated from Fri


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Face the Facts

3/6. After serving time for fraud, a bogus businessman is now running a funeral parlour with an unusual sideline in private ambulance work. Repeated from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/9. BA UK. Frances Cairncross assesses the pros and cons for the United Kingdom of being a leader in the global higher-education market. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The House of Ladies
New series 1/3. The Trailblazers. Political journalist Julia Langdon celebrates the contribution of women members of the House of Lords.
Editor Terry Dignan The House of Ladies repeated Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Editor: Terry Dignan

: A Good Read

3/10. Comedian Steve Punt and writer and political columnist John O'Farrell talk to Sue MacGregor about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Roy Hattersley entertains an audience at the Buxton Festival with some of his favourite prose and poetry, read by Barrie Rutter and David Fleeshman. Repeated from Thu


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Read By: Barrie Rutter
Read By: David Fleeshman.

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Stories

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance
0/5) Gripping collection of short stories by Matthew Kneale that takes a journey around today's uncertain world


Stories By: Matthew Kneale

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