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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

: World Report

News round-up and analysis.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Old Souls. Originally an Eastern concept, Old Souls are frequent figures in new-age belief systems. Who are they, how can we recognise them and what is their role? With MarkTully. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeatad at 11.30pm


Producer: Eley McAinsh Repeatad

: On Your Farm

10/10. Testing for TB in Herefordshire. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

John Simpson appeals on behalf of the charity Prisoners of Conscience. Donations: [address removed], marked Prisoners of Conscience on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Light Encounters Darkness. The second in a Lent series exploring the paradoxes of faith in John's Gospel. Today's service marks the tenth anniversary of the Dunblane tragedy. The minister of Dunblane Cathedral, the Rev Colin Mclntosh , joins Alison Elliot , former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. With the Cathedral Choir. Musical director Fridrik Walker. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Colin McLntosh
Unknown: Alison Elliot
Director: Fridrik Walker.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news. With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The actor Terence Stamp talks to Sue Lawley about his career and about his choice of recordings to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Terence Stamp

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
(11.42-12.57 LW only)

: Just a Minute

10/11. Nicholas Parsons attempts to keep control of Paul Merton , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck and Chris Neill. From the Shaw Theatre, London. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Chris Neill.

: The Food Programme

Exploring today's food issues, with Sheila Dillon. Producer Alice Feinstein Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: The World This Weekend

National and international news and analysis, presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editors Nick Sutton and Juliette Dwyer


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editors: Nick Sutton
Editors: Juliette Dwyer

: Sunday Best: The Longest Road

1/3. St Petersburg to Moscow. A new road, opened in 2004, stretches from St Petersburg to Vladisvostok, covering a distance of 6,600 miles. Peter Day travels the road and talks to the people he meets along the way about their changing lives. He soon encounters difficulties when he meets a map maker who tells him the road doesn't exist! Producers Neil Koenig and Sue Davies


Producers: Neil Koenig
Producers: Sue Davies

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Humphrys chairs a special edition of the horticultural hints programme from the Houses of Parliament where Carol Klein , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the All-Party Gardening Group. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners is available for £22.50 (RRP E25.00). Send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to [address removed] call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. Prices include p&p. UK delivery only.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Extreme Britain

5/5. The Biggest Tide. Mike Dilger experiences the Severn Bore at first hand as he discovers the wealth of wildlife that feeds and flourishes, courtesy of the highest tidal range in Britain, producer Brett westwood


Unknown: Mike Dilger

: Classic Serial: Passing

1/2. Novelist Nella Larsen 's mixed parentage gave her a profound insight into racial issues in 1930s America. This story deals with those issues in the context of the passions and ambitions of middle-class black families, and the remarkable phenomenon of "passing" for white. Dramatised by Annie Caulfield.
Saxophonist Adam Waldmann ; Producer/Director Marina Caldarone Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Nella Larsen
Dramatised By: Annie Caulf
Unknown: Adam Waldmann
Narrator: Bonnie Greer
Irene: Andrea Harris
Brian: Paterson Joseph
Clare: Nicole Charles
John: Martin McDouqall
Hugh: Robert Jezek
Gertrude: Tanya Moodie

: Open Book

Children's author Philip Reeve joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about A Darkling Plain, the fourth and last book in his Mortal Engines series.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
April's Bookclub: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman


Unknown: Philip Reeve
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway
Unknown: Malorie Blackman

: Poems on the Range

You Ain't a Sissy if You Write Poetry. Elko, in Nevada, plays host to the remarkable annual Cowboy Poetry gathering, dedicated to reinvigorating this verse genre. Ian McMillan travels to this home on the range. producer Gary Brown Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Gary Brown

: File on 4

6/9. With the number of reported rapes continuing to rise, BBC correspondent Danny Shaw asks why so few end in a successful prosecution. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Danny Shaw

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Kate Adie presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potwiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Kate Adie
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Will and Emma reach stalemate.
For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 31

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme, presented by Barney HarwOOd. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: The Sculptor's Daughter

2/5. The Bays. There is a whole strange, magical world around the edge of the island - a universe to a small child. Claire Skinner reads from Tove Jansson 's autobiographical stories. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Tove Jansson
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Howaay the Laughs

1/2. A celebration of the comedy of Tyneside, presented by comedian Richard Morton. Producer Paul Bajoria


Unknown: Richard Morton.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/9. China's Challenge. The growth in China's economic potential has been spectacular, and the West is rushing to adjust. But is it inevitable that China's growth will continue at such a rate? Diane Coyle asks whether it's just as likely that the Chinese mix of communism and capitalism will prove increasingly volatile. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 How to Write a Political Diary
New series 1/3. The Lessons of History. How do you achieve success and even immortality as a political diarist? Former MP and dedicated diarist Gyles Brandreth educates us in the ways of Westminster with this look at the ingredients of a successful political diary - a mixture of the small things of everyday life peppered with the odd bit Of sex and intrigue. Producer Chris Bond ; Editor Terry Dignan


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Chris Bond
Editor: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

4/7. The world of learning, with LibbyPurves. RptdfromTue

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Pinocchio - the Story of a Marionette

Luigi Chiappini offers an Italian perspective on the enduring appeal of his country's best-loved fictional hero. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Luigi Chiappini

: World Today

: News

: The Interview

: News

: World Today

: News

: Have Your Say

: Test Match Special

India v England: Commentary on the fifth day's play in the Second Test at Mohali. Producer Peter Baxter


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Off the Shelf:

Amadeus (6/8) F Murray Abraham reads this version of Peter Shaffer 's play about Salieri's rivalry with Mozart
5.00 World Briefing 5.20 World Business Report


Unknown: Murray Abraham
Unknown: Peter Shaffer

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