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The Hero's Journey. This week Eileen Campbell explores the hero'sjourney of fairytale and myth. How do stories of Odysseus and Lancelot shed light on our own journey to wholeness and enl ightenment? Producer Beverley McAinsh. Rptd at 11.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Beverley McAinsh.

Roger Bolton with the religious and ethical news of the week, moral arguments and perspectivies on stories, familiar and unfamiliar.
Producer Norman Winter. E-MAIL: sunday@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton
Producer:
Norman Winter.

John Humphrys speaks on behalf of a charity which helps communities cope with the impact of drug misuse.
Producer Anne Downing. DONATIONS: Compass. [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: [number removed] Repeated at 9.25pmand Thursday 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Humphrys
Producer:
Anne Downing.

Hope Springs Eternal. Celebrating the 130th anniversary of the founding of Duke Street
Baptist church, set in the centre of the London suburb of Richmond. Led by the Senior Minister Liam Golligher. Preacher Dr David Cook. With the Sound Foundation Choir directed by Victor Kee.

Contributors

Unknown:
Liam Golligher.
Unknown:
Dr David Cook.
Directed By:
Victor Kee.

Joining Nigel Rees to exchange quotations and anecdotes this week are Jenny Eclair , Kathryn Flett , Tracey MacLeod and Gay Search. Reader Patricia Hughes. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Jenny Eclair
Unknown:
Kathryn Flett
Unknown:
Tracey MacLeod
Reader:
Patricia Hughes.

Emily Buchanan invites some of Britain's most distinguished foreign correspondents to remember the music that evokes the unforgettable events which they found themselves reporting to the world. This week Fergal Keane with stories and music from his postings in the Far East and Africa. Producer Simon Elmes

Contributors

Unknown:
Emily Buchanan
Unknown:
Fergal Keane
Producer:
Simon Elmes

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners from north Kent. With chairman Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor. Repeated Wednesday 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Eric Robson.
Producer:
Trevor Taylor.

A four-part series exploring the changing character of British birdsong over the course of a year as a backdrop to the life of Britain's longest-serving foreign secretary and field naturalist Edward Grey. Ornithologists, historians and politicians reflect on his writing.
The song of the mistle thrush and the curlew anticipate spring. A young Grey enters politics and embarks on two enduring love affairs - one with his future wife Dorothy, the other with nature. Narrated by Anthony Hyde.
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Contributors

Subject:
Edward Grey
Narrator:
Anthony Hyde
Reader:
Julian Glover
Reader:
Maureen O'Brien
Producer:
Jules Wilkinson

The conclusion of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 's novel set in post-independence Delhi, dramatised in two parts by Nandita Ghose. Shakuntala has joined Esmond's tour of the Taj Mahal and Har Dayal 's dilemma over his daughter's proposed marriage deepens.
Director Alison Hindell. Repeated Saturday 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown:
Nandita Ghose.
Unknown:
Har Dayal
Director:
Alison Hindell.
Shakuntala:
Nlna Wadla
Har Dayal:
Roshan Seth
Esmond:
Simon Armstrong
Ram Nath:
Nadim Sawalha
Gulab:
Mina Anwar
Uma:
Yasmln Sldhwa
Indira:
Sakuntala Ramanee
Madhuri:
Jamila Massey
Lakshmi:
Shlreen Shah
Betty:
Lesley Rooney
Amrit:
Lyndam Gregory

Frank Delaney introduces requests for poetry by WB Yeats and William Blake , featuring an interview and readings from their greatest living commentator, Kathleen Raine.
Producer Sara Davies. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm

Contributors

Introduces:
Frank Delaney
Introduces:
William Blake
Commentator:
Kathleen Raine.
Producer:
Sara Davies.

Radio 4's series on modern warfare and the consequences for global peace.
4: The New Peace Makers. Edward Stourton looks at two war-torn parts of the world - Sierra Leone and the Balkans - and investigates the powerful new instruments that might be deployed in the fight for peace. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward Stourton

In a new series, four leading figures reflect on the nature of happiness. 1: Peter Ustinov. Author, actor and raconteur extraordinaire, Ustinov discovers happiness to be a tricky customer as well as a master of disguise.
Producer Lynette Quinlan. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm

Contributors

Producer:
Lynette Quinlan.

Peter White presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Neil George. PHONE: [number removed] FAX: [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White
Producer:
Neil George.

Chris Bigsby introduces a series of programmes of new writing and discussion, featuring a mix of fresh talent and established names. 10: The
Price of Everything, the Value of Nothing. Is it true that nowadays we know the price of everything, but the value of nothing? With Jonathan Ree , Toby Litt and Susannah Clapp. Producer Tim Dee

Contributors

Introduces:
Chris Bigsby
Unknown:
Jonathan Ree
Unknown:
Toby Litt
Unknown:
Susannah Clapp.
Producer:
Tim Dee

The best way to get news in the Caribbean was with a song - elegant and amusing calypsos told of vivid events and scurrilous behaviour of politicians and their ilk. Philip Nanton investigates.
(R)

Contributors

Presenter:
Philip Nanton
Producer:
Matt Thompson

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