From St George's Church in Poynton, Cheshire.
Repeated from Wednesday
Weaving. Mark Tully explores weaving as a metaphor for how we should live our lives. Gandhi believed weaving was a necessary spiritual discipline and, surprisingly perhaps, many Western poets and musicians echo this view. With verse by William Blake ,
Henry Vaughan , Walt Whitman and DH Lawrence , and music by Jan Garbarek.
Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeated at 11.30pm
Charlotte Smith meets Beate Kubitz , who gave up her life as a high-flying executive working with charities in London to become a sheep farmer and to run a knitwear firm in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Producer Perminder Khatkar
With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox
Betty Boothroyd appeals on behalf of the National Benevolent Fund for the Aged, the charity tackling the problems that leave older people feeling excluded from society. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations:[address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website
The morning church service from Wesley's Chapel in the City of London seeks to find
Christian hope in the current economic crisis. Philip Robinson , the FSA's director of financial crime and intelligence, gives an address. With the Rev Dr Fiona Stewart-Darling and the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Producer Philip Billson
Presented by Clive James. Repeated from Friday
Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr
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Sue MacGregor brings together former hostages John McCarthy, Brian Keenan and Terry Waite, who were kidnapped in Beirut during the 1980s and held for a combined total of more than 5,000 days. They discuss their shared experiences for the first time with contributions by Jill Morrell, who was McCarthy's girlfriend at the time of his abduction. Repeated on Friday at 9am
6/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show, with panellists Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay , Jack Dee and Will Self. Repeated from Monday
Sheila Dillon visits Brogdale, Kent, the home of the National Fruit Collection.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus
1/2. As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to visit Israel, Edward Stourton takes a look at the history of the complex relationship between Catholics and Jews. He examines claims that Christian theology paved the way for anti-Semitism, visiting Rome and Poland as he explores an often violent relationship. Producer Helen Grady
Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of Tunstall
Gardeners' Society in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Plus news of a new trial to see if it is possible to grow olives in the UK. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Includes at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday
2/5. Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin has not seen any inmates since 1924, but Matthew Sweet discovers how the prison has been used since the 1960s as a setting in films. producer Esme Kennedy
2/2. By Geoffrey Chaucer. Criseyde's uncle Pandarus has brokered the match between herself and the Trojan hero Troilus, and they are desperately in love. What will happen when Criseyde is handed over to the Greeks at the gates of Troy to join her traitor father? Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts Rptd on Saturday at 9pm
James Naughtie and readers meet Xiaolu Guo to discuss her novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. It is a story of discovery, language and understanding, and explores the enormous strains cultural differences can put on a relationship. Producer Dymphna Flynn Rptd on Thu at 4pm
Poet Kenneth Steven tells the story of one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of poetry. James MacPherson 's apparent discovery of the ancient poems of Ossian in the 1760s transformed the image of Highland Scottish life and inspired the Romantic movement, but very soon doubts were being voiced about the authenticity of the verse.
Producer Turan Ali Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
Jolyon Jenkins infiltrates the hacking world to show how criminals are openly trading in hacked bank details that can be bought for a fiver. Repeated from Tuesday
Repeated from yesterday at 7pm
Sheila McClennon makes her selection from the past seven days of BBC Radio. Producer Cecile Wright
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It is wrong place, wrong time for Will. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridqe diary: page 119
Are you a sore loser? Barney Harwood talks tactics and fair play with a young go-karter and a young cricketer. Producer Vibeke Venema
2/5. AL Kennedy entertains the audience at the Latitude Festival with a comedy on the subject of troublesome teeth. Producer Jane Greenwood
Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm
5/8. Network News. What happens to leading hi-tech companies when their customers are plunged into recession? Peter Day finds out. Repeated from Thursday
Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.
Jon Ronson wonders how the ability for people to petition Downing Street directly via its website fits in with notions of democracy. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Petitioning the Modern Way is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and again next Sunday at 5.45am
With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday