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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's Church, Leeds.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Bitterness and Balm. Mark Tully contemplates the corrosive effects of bitterness on a life, and those things that offer balm for that bitterness and open up a future andahope. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

New series 1/4. Discovering the riches of the shores of Strangford Lough , including the electric-bulb sea squirt, are Lionel Kelleway and marine naturalist Pat Boaden. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Strangford Lough
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Pat Boaden.
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Anna Raeburn appeals on behalf of Kidscape.
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Paul the Pilgrim. The beginning of a week of pilgrimage following the spiritual journey of St Paul. with music provided by a choir of Radio 4 listeners. The journey begins at Kavalla (ancient Neapolis) with the story of Paul's conversion and his later imprisonment in nearby Phillipi. Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley , Clair Jaquiss and the Rev Roger Hutchings. Director of music Timothy Rhys-Evans . Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Clair Jaquiss
Unknown: Roger Hutchings.
Music: Timothy Rhys-Evans
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

New series 1/28. Brenda Blethyn is this week's castaway as she talks to Sue Lawley about her life and career, and her choice of desert-island listening.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Brenda Blethyn

: Quote.... Unquote

1/9. Exchanging favourite guotations and anecdotes are Dillie Keane , Christopher Lee , Nick Revell , and Martin Jarvis. The reader is William Franklyn. Hosted by Nigel Rees from the King's Theatre, Southsea. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: The Food Programme

The stories of two urbanites who left the city to start new rural enterprises. Producer Paula McGinley Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Paula McGinley Rptd

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Scars of Evolution

2/2. David Attenborough explores the conflicting theories of the evolution of man. Contributors include
Michael Crawford , Stephen Cunnane , Marc Verhaegen ,
Elaine Morgan and Erica Schagatay. Producer Richard coiiins


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Stephen Cunnane
Unknown: Marc Verhaegen
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Erica Schagatay.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. RT DIRECT: Own Gardeners' Question Time on audio cassette for just
£9.99 (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]
Shortened at 3pm


Panellist: Pippa Greenwood
Panellist: Bob Flowerdew
Panellist: Anne Swithinbank
Chair: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Slate Stories

New series 1/4. Ouarrymen. SianPariHuws explores the significance of slate for the people whose lives are bound up with this ancient rock. Until the 1960s conditions in the slate industry had changed little since Victorian times. Huws meets members of a generation who risked their lives in the mines of North Wales. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Classic Serial: Northanger Abbey

New series 1/3. Jane Austen 's naive, young heroine, Catherine Morland , is launched into the intriguing world of Bath society. Dramatised by Dominic Power.
Director Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
See also Trollope on Austen at 12.15am


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatised By: Dominic Power.
Director: Pam Fraser Solomon
Jane Austen: Amanda Root
Catherine: Emily Wachter
Henry: David Harewood
Mrs Allen: Julia McKenzie
Isabella: Claire Skinner
Eleanor: Saskia Reeves
Mrs Thorpe: Jenny Agutter
John: Jonathan Keeble
James: Shiv Grewal
Mr Allen: John Rowe
Mr Morland: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Morland: Susan Jameson

: Open Book

Leonie Gombrich. granddaughter of the art historian
EH Gombrich , talks to Mariella Frostrup about his A Little History of the World, which he wrote in 1935 and is now being published in English for the first time. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Leonie Gombrich.
Talks: Eh Gombrich
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Island Voices

3/3. The love affair between Jamaican music and poets from the island is celebrated and explored by Valerie Bloom , who explains how the cultural ferment that gave rise to reggae and one of its greatest exponents.
Bob Marley , also stimulated the development of dub poetry. Producer Faith Lawrence Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Valerie Bloom
Unknown: Bob Marley

: Germany's Choice

As Germany prepares to go the polls, Paul Henley assesses the chances of the centre-right CDU candidate, Angela Merkel , of becoming Germany's first female chancellor. What would a Merkel government look like. and is she the woman to rescue Germany's ailing economy? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Henley
Unknown: Angela Merkel

: Air Mail

New series 1/15. Every week, an international writer reflects on the latest developments - political, cultural and social - in their part of the world. This week Kwaku Sakyi-Addo from Ghana reflects on the Millennium Development Summit. Producer Sue Ellis


Unknown: Kwaku Sakyi-Addo
Producer: Sue Ellis

: Pick of the Week

John Wilson 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: John Wilson
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Jill is forced to eat her words.
For cast see page 43 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 42

: Go 4 It

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


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

: Same Difference

5/5. Five stories exploring lesbian and gay themes.
Crossing the Bar. By Mark Sanderson. Does it take one to know one? One young man thinks so, but when he opts for a state-of-the-art approach to the standard dating game. the result undermines all his assumptions. Read by Charlie Simpson. Abridged by Cathy Stewart. Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Mark Sanderson.
Read By: Charlie Simpson.
Abridged By: Cathy Stewart.
Director: Richard Wortley

: A World In Your Ear

7/7. Rosie Goldsmith hears how space exploration is reported and dramatised on English language radio Stations around the world. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith

: Word of Mouth

7/8. 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

2/9. Scared New World. Who do you turn to when you want to steer an honest path through the conflict zone to do business? A veritable army of advisers has grown up to show the way. The programme investigates this new industry Of risk control. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events. Editor Terry Dignan
10.45 The MPs Roadshow
New series 1/3. A series profiling six young MPs, eavesdropping on their understanding of constituency duty, begins with Ed Vaizey and Nia Griffith. The MPs Roadshow is repeated on Wednesday 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Editor: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Ed Vaizey
Unknown: Nia Griffith.

: A Good Read

9/10. Actress Maria Aitken and comedian Hugh Dennis join Sue MacGregor to wax lyrical about their three favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Something Understood

Bitterness and Balm. With Mark Tully. Repeated from 6.05am


Unknown: Mark Tully.

: News

: Trollope on Austen

The novelist Joanna Trollope takes a look at Jane Austen , showing how the jostling for partners, property and power that imbue her novels are as much a result of Austen's own life as a reflection of her time. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Jane Austen

: World Today

: News

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

Animal Farm (1/5)
Bill Nighy reads George Orwell 's classic fable


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: George Orwell

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