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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Desmond Tutu talks to Mark Tully about the experiences, practices and convictions that have underpinned his vision and given him the strength to bring that vision into being. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Talks: Desmond Tutu
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Easter Sunrise Service

As Easter Day dawns, Anthony Hawley , Canon Treasurer of Liverpool Anglican
Cathedral, leads a meditation on the mystery of the Resurrection. With Pastor DrTani
Omideyi and the Love and Joy Gospel Choir.


Unknown: Anthony Hawley

: Easter Sunday Hymn

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today


Unknown: Jesus Christ

: Sunday

Ethical and religious news, presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Baroness Betty Boothroyd appeals on behalf of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (Wagggs). Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked Wagggs on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]: online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Baroness Betty Boothroyd
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones , celebrates the joy of Easter with a special Eucharist from Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The service includes traditional hymns and Mozart's Spatzen mass.


Unknown: James Jones

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECTAmbridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £8.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting code RTD179, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs: Stanley McMurtry

Former Daily Mail cartoonist Stanley McMurtry chats to Kirsty Young.
He chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am.


Castaway: Stanley McMurtry
Presenter: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Just a Minute

12/12. Nicholas Parsons hosts the panel show from the Colston Hall , Bristol, where the panellists are Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Tony Hawks and Graham Norton. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Colston Hall
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Graham Norton.

: The Food Programme

Hardeep Singh Kohli savours the oyster, that succulent bivalve elevated from poor man's food to symbol of affluence by over-f ishing. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm Easter food special: centre pages


Unknown: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

News with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A Dewey Decimal

The Dewey Decimal System has organised books in libraries for 140 years. Shaun Wallace wonders whether, with the advent of the internet search, we are losing something precious.


Presenter: Shaun Wallace
Producer: James Cook

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Sleaford and District Flower Lovers' Club in Lincolnshire. Bob
Flowerdew looks at the effect of climate change on vegetable growing. Eric Robson is in the rhair At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 44 Olive tree offer: page 156


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

3/4 Men read maps, women get lost: sexist myth or scientific fact? Vivienne Parry and Ouentin Cooper try to find out as they try to navigate in Milton Keynes. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Ouentin Cooper
Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour

112. Picaresque romp following the fortunes of Soapey Sponge, a man determined to better himself, no matter what the cost to others Soapey stands accused of selling the same mad horse to a number of respected citizens of Laverick Wells. RS Surtees's novel is dramatised by Scott Cherry.
Violinist Liz Menezes : Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Laverick Wells.
Dramatised By: Scott Cherry.
Violinist: Liz Menezes
Producer: Clive Brill
Judge: Cllve Switt
Mr: Reynolds Pauljesson
Mr Waffles: John Mc Andrews
Benjamin: Trevor Martin
Soapey: Rupert Evans
Lord Scamperdale: David Troughton
MrJawleyford: Philip Jackson
Mrs Jawleyford: Stella McCusker
Amelia: Julie Cox
Jack: Chris Emmett
Peter: David Cardy
Spigot: Trevor Martin
Robert: John McAndrews

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents publishing news.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: The Muse of Rose Street

David Stenhouse explores the tragic life of Stella Cartwright , the femme fatale whose role in Scotland's literary history is only now coming to light. Producer Monise Durrani Extended


Unknown: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Stella Cartwright
Producer: Monise Durrani

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Yippies take over Grand Central Station in New York. For details see yesterday

: File on 4

9/10. Danny Shaw examines the Government's proposals for dealing with prison overcrowding. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Danny Shaw

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 5.45am

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay makes her selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Email: [address removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Sid's asking the questions at The Bull. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 39

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood chats to author Meg Rosoff about Black Beauty and other horsey books. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Meg Rosoff

: Just William Strikes Again

1/5. Violet Elizabeth Takes Control. Martin Jarvis returns with more tales of Richmal Crompton 's 11-year-old hero and his faithful
Outlaws in an adventure that once again pits him against the fearsome wiles of their lisping nemesis, Violet Elizabeth Bott. Producer Rosalind Ayres : Director Pete Atkin


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richmal Crompton
Unknown: Violet Elizabeth Bott.
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Pete Atkin

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Test Match SpecialNew Zealand v England

Commentary on the third day of the Third Test at Napier.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/6. Revealing Religion. Andrew Brown discovers how believers and sceptics view the role of religion in people's daily thoughts. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Andrew Brown

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the political week.
10.45 Boom or Bust 3/3. Michael White of The Guardian assesses the political impact of Norman Lamont 's 1992 pre-election Budget and shadow Budget proposals produced by his opposite number, John Smith. Boom or Bust is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: John Smith.
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1966: Day-by-Day

Omnibus edition.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: Test Match SpecialNew Zealand v England

Commentary on the third day of the Third Test at Napier.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times

: News

: Pirates


: News

: World Today

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