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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin's Church, Eynsford, Kent.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Turmoil and Tranquility. Mark Tully considers the most fertile conditions for creativity: in the arts, in nature and in Spiritual life. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

7/8. Topical farming magazine. producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Landmine survivor Stuart Hughes appeals on behalf of MAG - the Mines Advisory Group.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Stuart Hughes
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Songs of Ascents. The Rev Paul Swann and the congregation of All Saints Church, Worcester, celebrate what the Old
Testament says about creation, renewal and new life. With preacher Professor Gordon Wenham. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Paul Swann
Unknown: Professor Gordon Wenham.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: 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 Reunion

7/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the environmental campaigners involved in the battle to save Twyford Down, a chalkland meadow in Hampshire bisected by the M3, in the early 1990s. Producer Emily Williams Repeated on Friday at 9am

: Just a Minute

8/9. With chairman Nicholas Parsons , Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Owen O'Neill and Bill Bailey. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Owen O'Neill
Unknown: Bill Bailey.

: The Food Programme

Lancashire Food. Sheila Dillon discovers how Garstang became the world's first fair-trade town and what links Lancashire hotpot and Ghanaian stew.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Lyse Douchet. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Lyse Douchet.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Nonstop Party People

Paul Gambaccini goes in search of the nonstop party people, to try to understand the enduring appeal of the German band leader James Last. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Leader: James Last.
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood, Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer questions from gardeners in Essex. Roy Lancaster is in conversation with Hugh Johnson, wine expert and accomplished gardener. With Gill Pyrah in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
RT DIRECT: Own Gardeners' Question Time on audio cassette for just
E9.99 (RRP £10.99) or CD for Ell.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. To order call [number removed]3850 quoting RADT9013 or visit www.radiotimes.com/rtdirect Alan Titchmarsh's 30-minute gardener: page 32

: For What It's Worth

4/5. Perfume Bottles. The social history behind favourite antiques. With LarsTharp. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Towards the End of the Morning

1/2. Stuck in a backwater department of a national daily, John Dyson dreams of liberation. When a chance occurs to appear on TV, Dyson prepares to greet the celebrity life. Michael Frayn 's comic 1967 Fleet Street novel, dramatised by Robert Shearman.
Other parts played by Nigel Anthony , Sophie Langham , Kenneth Danziger and John Hudson
Director Martin Jarvis Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: John Dyson
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Dramatised By: Robert Shearman.
Played By: Nigel Anthony
Played By: Sophie Langham
Played By: Kenneth Danziger
Played By: John Hudson
Director: Martin Jarvis
John: James Wilby
Bob: Martin Freeman
Jannie: Serena Evans
Erskine: Tom Ellis
Tessa: Finty Williams
Reg: Clive Francis
Mrs Mounce: Rosalind Ayres
Eddy: Roger Hammond
Lord Boddy: Archie Scotney

: Bookclub

Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier is discussed by novelist and poet Michele Roberts with readers in Paris. Presented by James Naughtie. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
October Bookclub: The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
RT DIRECT: Le Grand Meaulnes by Henri Alain-Fournier is available for £9.99 including p&p. Call [number removed] (national rate). Or visit [web address removed]


Guest: Michele Roberts
Presenter: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Island Voices

New series 1/3. Language. The diverse riches of Jamaican poetry are explored through a tropical journey. Writer and presenter Valerie Bloom makes a literary pilgrimage to the island of her childhood and reveals the pivotal role played by Louise Bennett in popularising poetry in Jamaican patois. Linton Kwesi Johnson and Jean "Binta" Breeze also reflect on how growing up in the Caribbean has informed their work.
Producer Faith Lawrence Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Presenter: Valerie Bloom
Played By: Louise Bennett
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson

: In Failing Health - the Inside Story of the WHO

1/2. The World Health Organisation has an ambitious goal - the highest possible level of health for everyone on the planet. But nearly 60 years after it was formed, how close is it to achieving its aim? Allan Urry reports from Africa on the WHO'S battle against malaria. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Colloquies

2/3. Fits and Starts. As the funeral director in his home town of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch has been burying the dead and comforting the living for 25 years. He's also one of radio's true poets, and in this series of talks he fixes his steady and compassionate gaze on life, death and the dismal trade. Producer Kate McAll Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAll

: Pick of the Week

Stewart Henderson selects 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: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Jack has plans for the future.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

Two of the British and Arab children who took part in a cross-cultural Arctic challenge join Barney Harwood to tell him how much they learnt about survival - and about each Other's cultures. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Same Difference

3/5. The Gang. By Sebastian Beaumont. As disease strikes at the heart of the gay community the kindness of strangers helps one young man struggling to come out of the closet. Read by Tom George. Another in a series of stories marking stages in lesbian and gay experience. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Sebastian Beaumont.
Read By: Tom George.
Director: Richard Wortley

: A World In Your Ear

5/7. This week Rosie Goldsmith looks at how business is reported by radio stations around the world. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

5/8. Michael Rosen with the series that 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

: Analysis

9/9. Goodbye Autocratic Allies. What sort of governments would free and fair elections produce in the Middle East and North Africa? Hugh Miles assesses the risks of replacing autocratic allies with democratic foes. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Hugh Miles

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Brandreth Rules: Party Conferences

2/3. Conquering. Having revealed the art of surviving party conferences, Gyles Brandreth lays down the rules for conquering them.
The Brandreth Rules: Party Conferences repeated on Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: A Good Read

7/10. Sue MacGregor discusses three cherished paperbacks with this week's guests: BBC Arts correspondent Razia Igbal and publisher-turned-writer Judith Flanders. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Razia Igbal
Unknown: Judith Flanders.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Get Rid of That Constable, Wanta Hockney

One of the perks of becoming a Government minister is the access it gives to a treasure trove of British art called the Government Art Collection. Ministers vie with each other for its best canvases to adorn their office walls.
Mark Whitaker explores this fascinating world in which fine art meets politics and diplomacy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Planet of the Apes (1/5)
Pierre Boulle 's sci-fi classic is read by Michael Maloney.


Unknown: Pierre Boulle
Read By: Michael Maloney.

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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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