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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's Church, Dunster. Somerset.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Weeping and Tears. "Jesus wept" is the shortest verse in the Bible. Mark Tully considers what happens when we cry - bitter tears, crocodile tears or tears of joy. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

8/8. Topical farming magazine. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Lord Tebbit appeals on behalf of the RAF Association.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 327pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay and Anna Magnusson , with the Cathedral Choir directed by Fridrik Walker. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Unknown: Anna Magnusson
Directed By: Fridrik Walker.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.10

The week's news stories, with Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
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 Fifth Test at the Oval. 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

8/8. Sue MacGregor reunites some of the founders and leading performers from the Edinburgh Fringe. Producer Kate Taylor Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Kate Taylor

: Just a Minute

9/9. Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Rhod Gilbert and John Sergeant try not to hesitate, deviate or repeat when they talk for a minute on a subject chosen by host Nicholas Parsons. This edition comes from Edinburgh. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Rhod Gilbert
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Sufi Food. What does a Whirling Dervish eat? Claudia Roden and Turkish cook and author Nevin Halici join Sheila Dillon to explore the food culture of the mystical sect. Producer Rebecca Wells Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Claudia Roden
Unknown: Nevin Halici
Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Wells

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Stephen Sackur. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Scars of Evolution

1/2. David Attenborough explores the conflicting theories Of the evolution Of man. Producer Richard Collins


Unknown: David Attenborough
Producer: Richard Collins

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Cheshire, and Roy Lancaster talks to Carol Klein. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened Secateur set offer: page30


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Talks: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Carol Klein.
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor Shortened

: For What It's Worth

5/5. Parlour Instruments. The legacy of the Victorian vogue for making music in the parlour - from genteel bagpipes to badly made pianos. With Lars Tharp. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Lars Tharp.
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Classic Serial: Towards the End of the Morning

2/2. Journalist John Dyson is relieved to find that his TV appearance was deemed a success - mainly because almost no-one had seen it. Now a death in the office creates a vacancy for an ambitious young graduate. Michael Frayn's comic Fleet Street 1967 novel, dramatised by Robert Shearman. Director Martin Jarvis Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: John Dyson
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Dramatised By: Robert Shearman.
Director: Martin Jarvis
John: James Wilby
Bob: Martin Freeman
Jannie: Serena Evans
Erskine: Tom Ellis
Tessa: Finty Williams
Reg: Clive Francis
MrsMounce: Rosalind Ayres
Samantha: Jane Goddard
Lake/Receptionist: Alexandra Mannion
Starfield/The editor: Kenneth Danziger
Norman: Nlqel Anthony
Floor manager: John Hudson

: Open Book

Fay Weldon talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel She May Not Leave, which explores questions of marriage and motherhood through the story of a young couple and their new au pair. Producer Nicola Holloway Rptd Thursday 4pm


Talks: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway Rptd

: Island Voices

2/3 The diverse riches of Jamaican poetry are explored through a tropical journey as writer and presenter Valerie Bloom makes a literary pilgrimage to the island of her birth The lush, fertile landscape has inspired her work, but Valerie is keen to know what part it has played in the imagination of her fellow poets. Producer Faith Lawrence Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Presenter: Valerie Bloom

: In Failing Health - the Inside Story of the WHO

2/2. Since its creation in 1948, the World Health Organisation has been striving to achieve the highest possible level of health for everyone in the world. Allan Urry asks how well it's measuring up to the new Challenges of a new century. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Allan Urry

: Colloquies

3/3. Death Comes to the Young Curate. Poet and funeral director of Milford, Michigan, Thomas Lynch reads his account of the death of his great-uncle,
Father Thomas Lynch , who died at the age of 31, serving in his New Mexico parish. From Lynch's collection of essays: Booking Passage - We Irish and Americans. producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Unknown: Father Thomas Lynch
Producer: Kate McAii

: Pick of the Week

Lynne Truss presents her 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: Lynne Truss
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Hazel pushes fora decision.
For cast see page 35 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 34

: Go 4 It

Another record gets flushed away in Dump the Disc and there's more drama in episode 4 of Michelle Paver 's Wolf Brother. Hosted by Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Michelle Paver
Unknown: Wolf Brother.
Unknown: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Same Difference

4/5. A Country Dance. An account of a nightmarish instance of rural homophobia when two women attend a local dance. By Mary Dorcey , read by Clare Cathcart.
Another in a series of stories exploring lesbian and gay experiences. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Mary Dorcey
Read By: Clare Cathcart.
Director: Richard Wortley

: A World In Your Ear

6/7. Religion is this week's theme as Rosie Goldsmith finds out how to download a sermon from Down Under on to your iPod, how you can serve as an imam in the US army and brush up on your Latin verbs with the Vatican's Latin master. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

6/8. Michael Rosen takes a look at words, their use and where they come from. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money

BOX Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

1/9. But Wait, There's More! A look at the wonderful world of infomercials, those compelling sales pitches disguised as television shows. Peter Day hears from the pioneers who invented the industry 20 years ago, an industry now worth more than$200 billion. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Dignan
10.45 The Brandreth Rules: Party Conferences
3/3. Put two politicians together and there's bound to be a plot. Gyles Brandreth offers up the benefit of his experience of plotting at conference time.
The Brandreth Rules: Party Conferences repeated on Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: A Good Read

8/10. Comedian Simon Evans and poet Matt Harvey join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about their three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Matt Harvey
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Hobo Heaven

The hobos of America convene on the town of Britt in Iowa for an annual celebration of their nomadic way of life. Gerry Anderson joins the party. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Stories by Somerset Maugham (1/5) The Wash Tub


Stories By: Somerset Maugham

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