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The Present Moment. Mark Tul ly talks to Sarah Settelen about the death of herfour-year-old daughter Ellie, and about all she learned from her daughter of the vital importance of living in the present moment.
Producer Beverley McAinsh. Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tul
Unknown:
Sarah Settelen
Producer:
Beverley McAinsh.

The Ways of the Wasp. Lionel Kellewaydiscovers that far from being picnic spoilers, wasps are in reality fast and efficient garden predators with a complex social life. And their construction skills are second to none. Producer Brett Westwood

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kellewaydiscovers
Producer:
Brett Westwood

Roger Bolton presents the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectives on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.
E-Mail: [email address removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger Bolton
Producer:
Louise Cocker

Sir Ranulph Fiennes speaks on behalf of a charity which offers courses of adventurous outdoor activities to people with disabilities.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: The Calvert Trust, [address removed]. CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Producer:
Anne Downing.
Unknown:
Graham Road

As harvest festival takes place in churches throughout the land, John Bell of the Iona Community considers the goodness of God, the work of God's people and the responsibility of humanity. With music of the Iona Community, sung by the Reading Phoenix Choir under their musical director Norman Morris. Organist Christopher Enston.

Contributors

Presenter:
John Bell
Singers:
Reading Phoenix Choir
Musical Director:
Norman Morris
Organist:
Christopher Enston

Nicholas Parsons is joined, at the Pleasance in Edinburgh, by Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Clement Freud and Greg Proops for the comedy panel game. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Graham Norton
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Greg Proops

Emily Buchanan invites some of Britain's most distinguished foreign correspondents to remember the music that evokes the unforgettable events which they found themselves reportingto the world. This week John Simpson , BBC World Affairs editor, recalls Louis Armstrong on a wind-up gramophone in Baghdad, South African apartheid victim Steve Biko commemorated in song-and the tuneful Marx Brothers. Producer Simon Elmes

Contributors

Unknown:
Emily Buchanan
Unknown:
John Simpson
Unknown:
Louis Armstrong
Unknown:
Steve Biko
Producer:
Simon Elmes

Bob Flowerdew, Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithinbank are guests of the Central Council for British Naturism. Presented by Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Presented By:
Eric Robson.
Producer:
Trevor Taylor.

By Doris Lessing , dramatised by Tina Pepler. By appointing Moses - the native Mary whipped - as their houseboy, Dick unknowingly seals herfate. Final part.
Director Manon Nancarrow. Repeated Saturday 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Doris Lessing
Dramatised By:
Tina Pepler.
Director:
Manon Nancarrow.
Mary:
Alison Pettitt
Mary 2:
Tracy-Ann OBErman
Charlie:
Miles Anderson
Phoebe:
Estelle Kohler
Dick:
Andrew Wlncott
Moses:
Nicholas Beveney
Tony:
Tom George
Denham:
Don McCorklndale

Charlie Lee Potter talks to Muriel Spark about her latest novel, Aiding and Abetting, based on Lord
Lucan's story- and currently Radio 4's Book at Bedtime - and he meets Dick Francis whose new novel celebrates the Queen Mother's 100th birthday. Producer Fiona McLean. Repeated Friday 4pm

Contributors

Talks:
Charlie Lee Potter
Unknown:
Dick Francis
Producer:
Fiona McLean.

Frank Delaney presents poetry on a musical theme, from JS Bach to Elvis Presley. Readers Alice Arnold , Alan Howard , Tim Piggot-Smith and Maggie Steed. Producer Kate McAII. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Delaney
Readers:
Elvis Presley.
Readers:
Alice Arnold
Readers:
Alan Howard
Readers:
Tim Piggot-Smith
Readers:
Maggie Steed.
Producer:
Kate McAii.

A four-part series exploring the I ives of native North Americans today. Gail Robinson met
Charlie Crowfoot at Calgary's annual Stampede. He calmed an injured horse simply by pointing his finger at its nostrils. But Charlie, from the Blackfoottribe, has away with horses that few can match. He breaks them in, but hates the phrase - or the thought- of breaking the spirit of anything.
Producer Sharon Banoff. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Gail Robinson
Unknown:
Charlie Crowfoot
Producer:
Sharon Banoff.

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion, featuring a mix of fresh talent and established names.
7: Neighbourhoods and the Idea of CommunityWith Ike Eze-Anyika, Peter Reading and Tim Lott. Producer Miriam Newman

Contributors

Introduces:
Chris Bigsby
Unknown:
Peter Reading
Unknown:
Tim Lott.
Producer:
Miriam Newman

West Is Best?The developed western economies are the most successful civilisations ever- so they say. But are western self-appraisals supported by our present knowledge of the civilised standards attained in other cultures? Presented by Felipe Femandez-Armesto . Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Presented By:
Felipe Femandez-Armesto

Christopher Cook presents a series exploring the influence of war and conflict on music. 4:The Napoleonic Wars.
Beethoven dedicated his third symphony- Ero/ca-to his hero Napoleon, only to retract it in disgust when he crowned himself emperor. Producer Helen Garrison (R)

Contributors

Producer:
Helen Garrison

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