From St Leonard's, Bledington, Gloucestershire.
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Fantasy and Imagination. The difference between fantasy and imagination, explored by Mark Tully. is it true, as the Dominican Timothy Radcliffe has recently written, that fantasy is a form of despair that flees from reality rather than seeking to reshape it? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated 11.30pm
2/4. Dawn in a Reed Bed. England's largest tidal reed bed is Blacktoft Sands in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Lionel Kellaway goes there to enjoy a spring dawn chorus. Producer Sarah Blunt
Religious news, with Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox
Prunella Scales appeals on behalf of the Haemophilia
Society. Donations: [address removed], marked HS on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 926pm, and on Thursday at 3.Z7pm
The Burden of Faith. Dr James Hanvey SJ travels to the tombs of St Peter and St Paul in Rome to explore why the contemporary saints and martyrs staked their hves on the truth of the Gospels. Preacher: Father Michael Paul
Gallagher, dean of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Producer Mark O'Brien
The week's news. With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon
Sue Lawley's guest is the artist Maggi Hambling. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle
5/6. Special guest Rob Brydon joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday
Lamb and Mutton. As the barbecues start firing up for the summer, Sheila Dillon celebrates new season lamb, and discovers why mutton is enjoying a renaissance. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
Global news, with GutO Harri. Editor Colin Hancock
2/3. Giles Wemmbley Hogg is off in the world of World Cup corporate entertainment, which involves a little hike in the Black Forest, a friendly owl and a deadly laptop. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Repeated from Thursday
The team answer questions from gardeners in Monmouthshire. As part of Radio 4's week looking at drought, Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank ,
Pippa Greenwood , John Cushnie and Chris Beardshaw explain how to deal with the hosepipe ban. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
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Alan Titchmarsh solves your problems: page 26
5/5. Susan Marling visits Madrid's newly restored botanical garden and talks to Fernando Caruncho , one of Spain's most famous contemporary gardeners, who has made a modern addition to the new garden.
Producer Susan Marling
2/2. After a bloody fight, Mannion is hospitalised and disfigured, and swears to hunt Basil down. By Wilkie Collins, in an adaptation by Robin Brooks.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)
Ralph/Doctor 1/Doctor 2:
Bob Geldof joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about his account of his travels through Africa. Producer Nicola HollowayRptdThu 4pm
8/9. Catherine Harvey reads Isabella; or The Pot of Basil by John Keats - a tale of love, betrayal and gory horticulture. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
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5/11. Who should be accountable for the failure of the new rural payments scheme? Miriam O'Reilly investigates. Repeated from Tuesday
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Stewart Henderson presents a selection of highlights from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw®bbc.co.uk
Brian steps into the breach.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29
RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Booh is available for E8.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi
2/5. Through the Looking Glass - The Garden of Live Flowers By Lewis Carroll. Jenny Uglow discusses the role of gardens in children's literature, and Carroll's quirky reversal of the idea of talking to plants. Readings by Patience Tomlinson. Abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill Waters
4/4. Scribes, Scribblers and Telephone Callers. Characters in radio or TV series who never make an appearance but have fully formed characters are explored by Tony Hawks This week, he investigates the letters and telephone conversations from absentee characters, including the most prolific letter writer of all - Mrs Trellis from I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Producer Angela Sherwin
Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
8/9. Hive of Innovation. The Honeybee network, which helps village inventors in India to share their ideas with a global audience, is now forging an alliance with the Massachusetts institute of Technology. Peter Day says the results could change the world. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 How to Beat the Audience
2/2. Appearing on Any Questions? or BBCl's Question Time is one of the hardest challenges for any politician.
It's the live audience that can make it really difficult. Well-informed and educated, they won't put up with political platitudes. Steve Hewlett explains the rules for beating the audience. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
How to Beat the Audience is repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sun 5.45am
6/8. The guide to learning, with LibbyPurves. RptdfromMon
1/4. Big Brother and the Brave New World. Francis Spufford , author of The Child That Books Built, explores how British science-fiction writers have engaged with the hopes, fears and big ideas of their times. Repeated from Thursday