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: World News

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's Church, Benenden, Kent.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Other Great Leveller. Rabbi Julia Neuberger considers how spirituality can provide a new sense ot meaning for people with mental health problems.
Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

New series 1/8. A visit to an animal hospital in Egypt.
Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Penelope Keith appeals on behalf of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.
Donations: [address removed], marked CCL on the back ot the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Rejoice 0 Land, in God Thy Might. On St George Day , the Rev Dr Ian Bradley celebrates all four of the UK s Patron saints and explores the spiritual roots and identities that make up Britishness. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: George Day
Unknown: Dr Ian Bradley
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

L W only from 9.30
The week's news. With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Queen at 80: A Service ofThanksgiving from Windsor

Her Majesty the Queen and members of the royal family gather in St George 's Chapel, Windsor, for a service to celebrate the Queen's 80th birthday. Introduced by Nicholas Witchell. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: St George
Introduced By: Nicholas Witchell.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: The Reunion

4/5. From the 1966 World Cup-winning squad,
Sue MacGregor reunites Geoff Hurst. Martin Peters and George Cohen with BBC commentator Alec Weeks and team liaison officer Alan Leather.
Producers Chris Green and David Prest PapeatpdWednesday 8pm FM/LW


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Geoff Hurst.
Unknown: Martin Peters
Unknown: George Cohen
Commentator: Alec Weeks
Unknown: Alan Leather.
Unknown: David Prest

: First Taste

The Flavours of Childhood. Writers explore the link between taste and memory. Joanne Harris remembers about her grandmother's buckwheat pancakes, and Sean O'Brien recalls bacon fried by his father in an unwashed pan. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Joanne Harris
Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Quote.... Unquote

5/9. Swapping quotations and anecdotes are Anna Ford , Simon Jones , Gwyneth Lewis and Mark Steel. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Mon


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Exploring food issues of the day. With Sheila Dillon. Producer Alice Feinstein Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: 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

3/4. Michael Portillo argues the case for remembering
Apollo 8, the first manned mission to orbit the Moon and the moment at which many claim the space race was won. With Apollo 8 pilot Jim Lovell. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Jim Lovell.
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints as Pippa Greenwood ,
Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions sent in by post. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Gardening Weather Forecast,

producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette with free p&p. Two CDs cost E10.99 (rrp £12.99) or 2 cassettes E8.99 (rrp E10.99). 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


Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: Fabulous Fables

1/4. The Donkey and the Horse. How do Aesop's fables stand up to modern moral dilemmas? This story, read by Paul Ewing , looks at what fate might have in store for us. Plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris , with people whose lives are just like fables. Producer Matt Thompson


Read By: Paul Ewing
Conducted By: Jo Morris
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Classic Serial: Dead Souls

1/2. A comic tour de force about human folly, one of the jewels of Russian literature, written by Nikolai Gogol and dramatised by Dan Rebellato.
Charmer Chichikov arrives in town with the Narrator (an omnipresent figure who becomes an integral character in the story) in tow, and starts touting for dead serfs.
Why? Suspicions come to a head at the Governor's Ball, the highlight of provincial Russian society. Starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Mark Heap on why he agreed to play the fool: page 119


Written By: Nikolai Gogol
Dramatised By: Dan Rebellato.
Dramatised By: Charmer Chichikov
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Mark Heap.
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Michael Palin
Chichikov: Mark Heap
Manilov: David Fleeshman
Korabochka: Judith Davis
Sobakevich: Wyllie Longmore
Nozdryov: Toby Hadoke
Selifan: Graeme Hawley

: Open Book

Richard E Grant talks to Mariella Frostrup about his book The Wah Wah Diaries. She also considers the ways in which the mentally ill have been presented in fiction. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Wah Wah Diaries.
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: The Poetry of History

4/4. TS Eliot and the Blitz. Concluding the series that investigates the connections between historical events and the poems they inspired, Jonathan Bate visits the sleepy village of Shamley Green and the roof of St Paul's Cathedral to uncover the links between TS Eliot's Four
Quartets and the raging fires of the Blitz.
Producer Martin Smith Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Bate

: A New Axis of Power

1/2. Emilio San Pedro travels to Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina to investigate the rhetoric and the reality of Latin America's swing to the left and the continent's moves to integration. Repeated from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter Day presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potwisbbc.co.uk


Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: The Archers

Will and George have a homecoming.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 33

: Go 4 It

Jinx the Magical Cat is a children's book written by a group of girls from Oxford who chat to Barney Harwood about the inspiration for their loveable creation and how they wrote, designed and produced the book, right down to its "purrfect" ending. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Second Generation

3/5. Sticks and Stones. Something about Paul Fry 's vulnerability reminds Lewis of the torment of a half-forgotten nightmare. Written by Trezza Azzopardi , read by Ben Miles. Celebrating the diversity of contemporary British fiction. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Paul Fry
Written By: Trezza Azzopardi
Read By: Ben Miles.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: The Message

Repeated from Friday

: Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen takes a close look at words in use and they way people play with them. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money

Box Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

8/9. Atomic Ayatollahs. Iran's Islamist regime is perceived as aiming to become a nuclear power that would dominate the Middle East. Zareer Masani assesses the realities behind the rhetoric and considers whether the dispute could escalate into military conflict. Rptd from Thu


Unknown: Zareer Masani

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Lloyd George Papers
1/2. Trevor Fishlock examines the private letters and journals of one of the 20th-century's greatest political leaders. Editor Terry Dignan
The Lloyd George Papers repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Trevor Fishlock
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: When Studs Meet Fortune

The American broadcaster Studs Terkel talks to
John Fortune about the intervening four decades since their original meeting in 1962. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: John Fortune

: Analysis

: News

: Heart and Soul

Inside Allah's School

: News

: World Today

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