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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael's Church, Whichford, Warwickshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Enthusiasm. Mark Tully considers whether
2nthusiasm, meaning "God-possessed", should be rehabilitated. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Sunrise Service ...

Presented by the Dean of York, the Very Reverend
Keith Jones who, from his garden in the grounds of York Minster, considers the significance of the garden containing Christ's tomb. The York Chapter House Choir, directed by Stephen Williams , sing traditional Easter hymns and carols. Producer Philip Biiison


Unknown: Keith Jones
Directed By: Stephen Williams
Producer: Philip Biiison

: Easter Sunday Hymn

Jesus Is Risen Today

: Sunday

Religious news, with Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Chef Giorgio Locatelli appeals on behalf of the Anaphylaxis Campaign.
Donations: [address removed]. marked AC 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: Giorgio Locatelli
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

In a communion celebration for Easter Day, the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev Dr John Sentanu, joins the congregation of St-Michael-le-Belfry in York.
Introduced by the vicar of St Michaels, the Rev Roger Simpson.


Presenter: Roger Simpson
Musican Director: Joel Payne
Producer: Philip Billson

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

3/5. Film-maker Paul Watson and cameraman Philip Bonham-Carter are reunited with members of the Wilkins family who were the subject of the first fly-on-the-wall documentary series The Family in 1974. With Sue
MacGregor. Producer Christina Captieux Repeated Wednesday 8pm


Unknown: Paul Watson
Unknown: Philip Bonham-Carter
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Quote.... Unquote

4/9. This week's guests areJeremy Beadle , Valerie Grove ,
Lisa Jardine and Christopher Brookmyre. The reader is William Franklyn. Presented by Nigel Rees , from the British Library. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Christopher Brookmyre.
Unknown: William Franklyn.
Presented By: Nigel Rees

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon gives in to the pleasures of chocolate, celebrating a complex and delicious food. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Things We Forgot to Remember

2/4 The Spanish Armada. Michael Portillo investigates the real history of the Armada and asks why so much has of it has been forgotten. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Gardeners' Question Time

The traditional image of allotments of old boys tending their brassicas is giving way to young mothers growing organic exotic vegetables to feed the family.
Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs are in Birmingham answering questions from the Walsall Road
Allotments group. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
2.25 Gardeninq Weather Forecast, producer Trevor Taylor Shortened
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette with free p&p. Two CDs cost EIO.99 (rrp E12.99) or 2 cassettes £8.99 (rrp £10.99). To order call [number removed] and quote code RT45.
Anne Swithinbank answers readers' gardening questions in the May issue of Good Homes magazine, on sale now


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Classic Serial: The Code of the Woosters

2/2. Bertie Wooster's strict adherence to the code of the Woosters ("Never Let a Pal Down") has lured him and Jeeves to cursed Totleigh Towers. By PG Wodehouse, dramatised by Judith French.
(Repeated Sat 9pm)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Dramatised by: Judith French
Music: David Pickvance
Producer: Jonquil Panting
Bertie: Marcus Brigstocke
Jeeves: Andrew Sachs
Stephanie: Tracy Wiles
Gussie: Jeremy Swift
Aunt Dahlia: Carolyn Pickles
Sir Watkyn: Jon Glover
Madeline: Flaminia Cinque
Roderick: Jack Klaff
Harold: Kim Wall
Constable Oates: Anthony Glennon

: Open Book

Writers Marion Keyes , Deborah Moggach and James Hawes talk to Mariella Frostrup about the novels they j read time and time again, in a special edition devoted to re-reading books.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Marion Keyes
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: James Hawes
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Poetry of History

3/4. In a series that investigates the connections between historical events and the poems they inspired, Jonathan Bate visits Westminster to work on Andrew Marvell 's
An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland, in which the poet wrestles with his loyalty to the recently beheaded King Charles I and his respect for the energy of Oliver Cromwell. Producer Tom Alban Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Andrew Marvell
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Street Solutions

What's the best way to tackle anti-social behaviour among young people? Marian Fitzgerald , visiting professor of criminology at the University of Kent, and Shaun Bailey , a youth and community worker from west London, pool their different perspectives to investigate. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Marian Fitzgerald
Unknown: Shaun Bailey

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Arthur Smith presents his 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: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Matt sinks to new depths.
For cast see page 52 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 51

: Go 4 It

For this Easter Sunday the programme pays a visit to the Wetlands Centre in Barnes. Barney Harwood meets wildlife presenter Nick Baker , author of The Habitat Explorers series of books, to discover some fun and fascinating things for children to do outdoors this spring. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presenter: Nick Baker
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Second Generation

2/5. The importance of Having Warm Feet. The new girl with a strange-sounding name finds herself taking centre stage. By Marina Lewycka , read by Zhivila Roche. A series of short tales celebrating the diversity of contemporary British fiction. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Marina Lewycka
Read By: Zhivila Roche.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: The Message

Repeated from Friday

: Word of Mouth

2/8. in a special Easter edition, Michael Rosen considers the unique contribution of the King James Bible to the richness of the English language. He also hears from Humanist, Muslim and Christian speakers about how religious language is updated and made accessible to all. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: King James Bible

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/9. Politics for Plumbers? "I don't believe in 'isms'," said David Cameron. "We're beyond ideology," said Tony Blair. Are we? Bob Tyrrell examines the apparent convergence of political parties, asking we face a contest of competence. is this politics for mechanics and technocrats? If so, is the lack of explicit ideology a good thing? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Cameron.
Unknown: Tony Blair.
Unknown: Bob Tyrrell

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley looks ahead to the big political events of the coming week. Including at:
10.45 The Gentleman Usher
The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod must rank as one of the most unusual job titles in Britain today. In a rare interview, the previous holder of the post,
Sir Edward Jones , recalls the tights, the trappings and the trials, as he kept the House of Lords in order.
Editor Terry Dignan The Gentleman Usher is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Black Rod
Unknown: Sir Edward Jones
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Last Word

John Wilson presents the obituaries programme in which he celebrates the life stories of people who have recently died. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Wilson

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: I'm Afraid You'll Have to GiveThat Back

Mark Whitaker tells the story of how a precious early 12th-century Italian manuscript ended up in the British Library and why it's been decided it should now be returned. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: Analysis

: News

: Heart and Soul

Making Sense of Easter

: World Today

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