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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From All Saints' Church, Fawley, Southampton.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Courage and Cowardice. In conversation with Lieutenant-General Satish Nambiar of the Indian army, Mark Tully considers the borderline between fear and cowardice. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: General Satish Nambiar
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

5/8. A special edition from Flander's Field, Belgium. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday .

With Edward StourtonProducer Amanda Hancox


Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sandy Toksvig appeals on behalf of Everychild. Donations: [address removed]: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44 Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.55pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Sandy Toksvig
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Joys of Freedom. On Remembrance Sunday, from the International Church Music Festival, in Bern, Switzerland Led by the Rev Roger Hutchings , with David Willcocks and choirs from around the globe. Director of music Paul Leddington Wright. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Unknown: David Willcocks
Music: Paul Leddington Wright.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Ceremony of Remembrance from the Cenotaph

Fergal Keane sets the scene in London's Whitehall as the nation remembers the sacrifice made by so many in the wars. HM the Queen lays the first wreath. Including the March Past. The Last Post and two minutes' silence. With the memories of the veterans themselves. The Bishop of London leads a short service. Producer Stephen Shipley


Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Kipling's Son

"Send my love to Daddo." John, the 18-year-old son of Rudyard Kipling , was killed in France in 1915. Writers Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee reflect on the poignant correspondence between father and son. Read by David Haig and Jamie Parker. producer Robyn Read See also today at 12.15am and Thursday at 11.30am


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Read By: David Haig
Read By: Jamie Parker.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition

: Quote.... Unquote

9/9. Swapping quotations are John Mortimer , Lynne Truss, Matthew Parris and Jeff Green. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Jeff Green.
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: William Franklyn.

: Radio and the Artist

4/8. Norman Ackroyd. For details see yesterday Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Norman Ackroyd.

: The Food Programme

Mushrooms. It's the British wild mushroom season, and Sheila Dillon visits the UK's centre of commercial mushroom-production in Northern Ireland to find out why producers are under threat. Producer Paula McGinley Rptdtomorrow4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Padre Skinner's War

Captain Leslie Skinner , a chaplain in the Second World War, saw his duty as never to have to report a soldier missing. Here, extracts from his diary - read by his daughter Annette and two serving chaplains - are interwoven with memories of the padre by three of his comrades. producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Captain Leslie Skinner
Producer: Alan Hall

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Carole Baxter answer questions put by gardeners in Cumbria. The chairman is Eric Robson. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Alan Titchmarsh/Tropic 1000 Greenhouse heater offer: p34


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Carole Baxter
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Georgian Giants

5/5. William G Stewart visits south London, where 200 years ago an extraordinary game of cricket took place between a team of one-armed men and a team, as The Times report put it, "with each a wooden leg". It attracted massive crowds and serious gambling, and caused a riot. Producer Tom Aiban


Unknown: William G Stewart
Producer: Tom Aiban

: Classic Serial: Father and Son

2/2. "Faith is like love; it does not let itself be forced." As he grows up, lonely boy Edmund is torn between love for his charismatic father and the terrible secret in his heart.
Memoir by Edmund Gosse. Dramatised by Nick Warburton.
Other parts played by Delroy Brown , Nick Sayce , Ayesha Antoine , Sophie Roberts and members of the cast
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Edmund Gosse.
Dramatised By: Nick Warburton.
Played By: Delroy Brown
Played By: Nick Sayce
Played By: Ayesha Antoine
Played By: Sophie Roberts
Director: Jonquil Panting
Edmund Gosse: Derek Jacobi
Philip Henry Gosse: Roger Allam
Young Edmund: Steven Williams
Miss Marks: Colleen Prendergast
Eliza: Jane Whittenshaw
Brother Fawkes: Gerard McDermott
Mrs Brown: Ella Smith
Preacher: Wayne Foskett
Teacher: John Cummins

: Open Book

Philip Ardagh talks to Kate Mosse about his passion for Sherlock Holmes. Producer Nicola Holloway Rptd Thursday 4pm


Talks: Philip Ardagh
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Radio and the Artist

3/8. Katie Clemson. For details see yesterday Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Katie Clemson.

: Poetry Please

8/8. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems that remember the past, and past conflicts. Including poems by Wilfred Owen , Emily Bronte and Andrew Motion. The readers are Kate Littlewood and Bill Wallis.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A special edition celebrating 25 years of Poetry Please is available on CD from all good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Andrew Motion.
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

5/10. After reports in the summer of starving children in Niger there's concern that other famines are on the way. Jenny Cuffe investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Air Mail

9/15. Journalist Kwaku Sakyi-Addo reflects on the latest political, cultural and social developments in his native Ghana. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

: Pick of the Week

A selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Mabel and Satya get tactical.
For cast see page 40 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 39

: Radio and the Artist

2/8. Joyce Gunn-Cairns . For details see yesterday Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Joyce Gunn-Cairns

: Go 4 It

Every year, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, is overrun by scarecrows. Katherine Freeman takes a look. Plus another instalment of Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Katherine Freeman
Unknown: Adeline Yen Mah.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: When Memory Dies

- In the First World War 39 men from Hawkshaw near
Manchester lost their lives. Jonathan Ali visits the village, where a memorial listing the names of these men was erected, and asks whether the locals remember who the men were and why they died. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Jonathan Ali
Producer: Neil George

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Laughter from the Edge

1/2. Simon Fanshawe returns to South Africa to take a fresh look at the comedy circuit there and how it has evolved Since the early 1960s. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Koran and Country: How Islam Got Political - an Analysis Special

Frank Gardner traces the rise of political Islam in Britain, and its roots around the world. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frank Gardner

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Honest Politics 3/3. Who, or what. brings about decisive change in politics? Geoff Mulgan investigates.
Editor Terry Dignan Honest Politics is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Radio and the Artist

1/8. Raymond Briggs. For details see yesterday Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Raymond Briggs.

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Rptd from Tue


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Kipling and France

1/2. "Rather a Motorious Letter". Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee look at the way motoring shaped Rudyard Kipling 's view of England and France in his writings. Reader David Haig. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Reader: David Haig.

: World Today

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Test Match Special

Pakistan v England
The third day's play in the First Test from Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan. including 7.15-7.21 News and Papers.
9.45 Daily Service.
Produ cer Peter Baxter roximate time


Unknown: Peter Baxter

: Off the Shelf

A Suitable Boy (6/20)

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