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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St David 's Church, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Meaning of Mantras. What are the techniques and benefits of meditation and why is there, in some of the traditional churchs, an enduring suspicion of the practice? Mark Tully explores the use of mantras and meditation. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. A look at country life. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Terry Wogan appeals on behalf of Children in Need. Donations: [address removed]Phone: [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 327pm


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Laughter in Heaven. Ken Dodd joins Canon Noel Vincent and the Manchester Chamber Choir to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King from Emmanuel Church, Didsbury. Ken explores laughter and humour in the Bible and in everyday life. Director of music Christopher Stokes. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent
Music: Christopher Stokes.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

A fresh look at the week's news stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is the philosopher Mary Midgley. P roducer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9pm


Unknown: Mary Midgley.

: The Archers

L Wonly Omnibus edition.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/7. The famous "antidote to panel games" returns for its 46th series, from the London Palladium. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke -Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Soup. Sheila Dillon tucks in to the great tradition of the British SOUp. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Look Back at Power

1/2. What goes on behind the black door at Number 10? Steve Richards talks to former advisers to Tony Blair about their time in Downing Street. Producer Peter Mulligan


Talks: Steve Richards
Unknown: Tony Blair
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions put by gardeners in east Devon. The chairman is Peter Gibbs. A guide to the best gardening books. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for E22.50 (RRP E25.00). Send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed], call [number removed]042 (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.
Alan Titchmarsh solves your problems: page 42


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Composers in the Countryside

New series 1/5. Elgar's Caractacus. Elgar wrote
Caractacus when his mother gave him the idea while they were walking in the Malverns. Simon Halsey visits British Camp to discover the story behind the piece and whether we can hear the landscape in the music. Producer Sara Conkey See also Imagine at 10.40pm and Elgar: Piano Concerto at 11.35pm on Wednesday on BBC1


Unknown: Simon Halsey
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Classic Serial: The Glittering Prizes

New series 1/4. Frederic Raphael adapts and narrates his own novel that follows the fortunes of a group of friends at Cambridge during the early 1950s.
Director Pete Atkin Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Director: Pete Atkin
Adam: Jamie Glover
Barbara: Jemma Redgrave
Donald: Damian Lewis
Alan: Robert Bathurst
Dan: Benedict Cumberbatch
Mike: Dominic Hawksley
Henry/Ken/Denis: Rupert Degas
Bill: Anton Lesser
Lady Frances: Lynsey Baxter
Lionel: Henry Goodman
Estelle: Elaine Claxton
Kenneth: Malcolm Sinclair
Francesca: Tara Summers

: Open Book

Jeremy Mercer talks to Kate Mosse about his memoir of living and working in an eccentric Parisian bookshop. Plus a visit to Canterbury Cathedral to explore the history of the rose window.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Jeremy Mercer
Unknown: Kate Mosse
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Adventures In Poetry

New series 1/6. Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Peggy Reynolds returns with the series that explores a well-known poem. She begins with Shelley's early
19th-century poem about the ruins of empires and the transience of power. Contributors include Shelley biographer Richard Holmes and BBC foreign correspondent Rageh Omar. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Rageh Omar.
Producer: Frances Byrnes

: File on 4

6/10. After the controversy over the breast cancer drug Herceptin, Gerry Northam examines the way in which
Britain approves new drugs for use in the NHS and asks whether patients' lives are being put at risk by needless bureaucracy. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Air Mail

10/15. This weekend journalist Vinod Mehta reflects on political, social and cultural events in Asia. Repeated from Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm


Unknown: Vinod Mehta

: Pick of the Week

Ned Sherrin presents his 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: potw8ibbc.co.uk


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Emma makes contingency plans.
For cast see page 49 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 47

: Go 4 It

Featuring more of Adeline Yen Mah 's Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Tales from Firozsha Baag

3/5. Of White Hairs and Cricket. A 14-year-old boy realises for the first time that his father may not live for ever.
By Rohinton Mistry , read by Nitin Ganatra and abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths . Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Rohinton Mistry
Read By: Nitin Ganatra
Abridged By: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

: Feedback

With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: Laughter from the Edge

2/2. Simon Fanshawe revisits South Africa's comedy circuits to chart how the death of apartheid had dramatic effects on the comedy scene. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Money Box

Repeated from Saturday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

1/7. The Colour-Coded Prescription. The American authorities have just licensed a drug to be used solely on African-Americans. Kenan Malik asks what the medical and social consequences will be. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: The New Powers That Be

New series 1/3. How much do we know about the regulators who watch over our daily lives?
Kirsten Lass meets David Bell who heads Ofsted, the body that regulates state schools.
Editor Terry Dignan The New Powers That Be is repeated Wed 8.45pm


Unknown: Kirsten Lass
Unknown: David Bell
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Tuesday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Kipling and France

2/2. "Their Name Liveth for Evermore". After the First
World War, Rudyard Kipling became an inspector of war cemeteries in France. He had a personal interest because his son was buried there. With Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee. Readings by David Haig. Repeated from Thursday


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

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Talking Point

: Off the Shelf

A A Suitable Boy (11/20) by Vikram Seth


Unknown: Vikram Seth

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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