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The Hen Harrier. Once common, the hen harrier is today among our rarest breeding birds of prey. Brett Westwood and ornithologist lolo Williams travel to Wales in search of this spectacular raptor. Producer Sarah Blunt. E-MAIL: nature@bbc.co.uk WESITE: www.bbc.co.uk/nature

Contributors

Unknown:
Brett Westwood
Producer:
Sarah Blunt.

Ben Kingsley speaks on behalf of a charity which supports the care of pregnant women and newborn babies throughout the United Kingdom.
Producer Mohini Patel. DONATIONS: Baby Lifeline Ltd, [address removed] CREDIT CARDS: Freephone [number removed]. Repeated at 9.25pm and Thursday 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Ben Kingsley
Producer:
Mohini Patel.

A seaside service with the congregation of St John 's Methodist Church, Llandudno, and the Llandudno Festival Singers, led by the Rev Keith Garner. Director of music Nigel Shaw. Organist J Meirion Davies. Psalm 121; Mark 1, wl4-20. E-MAIL: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
St John
Unknown:
Keith Garner.
Organist:
Nigel Shaw.
Unknown:
Meirion Davies.

Comedy panel game from the Theatre Royal, Norwich, with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and a special guest. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell on the piano. Repeated from Monday
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: There are six different I'm Sorry I Haven't 't a Clue audio cassettes available now from all good retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Colin Sell

Two leading cultural figures discuss music they just cannot bear. This week former director of the Royal Opera House, Mary Allen , and writer
Philip Hensher , consider crimes committed in the name Of music. With PetrOCTrelawny. Producer Martin Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Allen
Unknown:
Philip Hensher
Producer:
Martin Smith

This week there is a preview of the Hampton Court Flower Show, and Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Roy Lancaster are guests of Rhuddlan Castle
Women's Institute. With chairman Eric Robson.
Producer Trevor Taylor. Shortened 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Colborn
Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Eric Robson.
Producer:
Trevor Taylor.

Gerald Durrell 's comic classic about his eccentric upper-class English family whose antics persistently disrupt his enthralling natural history escapades on the sunny Greek island of Corfu in the thirties. Dramatised in two parts by Janys Chambers. 1: Meet the Family.... plus a Few Animals
Director Polly Thomas. Repeated Saturday 9pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: My Family and Other Animals is available now from retail outlets and www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerald Durrell
Director:
Polly Thomas.
Gerry:
Adam Usden
Adult Gerry:
Will Tacey
Mother:
Cella Imrie
Larry:
Toby Jones
Mamo:
Anna Kirke
Leslie:
Paul Hunter
Spiro:
Andreas Markos
Lugaretzia:
Katla David
Dr Androuchelli/Dr Stephanides:
Graeme Hawley

Poetry and conversation with Paul Muldoon , Oxford Professor of Poetry, who looks back over his writing as he reaches his 50th birthday. With Christopher Cook. Producer Susan Roberts. Repeated Saturday 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Muldoon
Unknown:
Christopher Cook.
Producer:
Susan Roberts.

The conclusion of three programmes about how the most unlikely people graced the pages of great newspapers. Presented by Ian Christie. Writing the Reich. William Randolph Hearst had a long history of standing up for Germany. He opposed the Versailles Settlement so vehemently that this became an obsession, and helps to explain why he published Hitler and Goering in his flagship newspaper. Producer Clare Csonka. Repeated Saturday 7.45pm

Contributors

Presented By:
Ian Christie.
Unknown:
Reich. William Randolph Hearst
Producer:
Clare Csonka.

This week on the children's programme Matt Smith visits the new National Space Centre in Leicester; there's a look at two new films, Shrek and Pokemon 3; and Sam George reads from Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Plusjokes and competitions. E-MAIL: gfi@bbc.co.uk. WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/gfi Producer Jo Daykin. Series producerOlivia Seligman

Contributors

Unknown:
Matt Smith
Unknown:
Sam George
Unknown:
Michael Morpurgo.
Producer:
Jo Daykin.

Anna Massey narrates Christopher Lee 's history series of the story of Britain. Reader Robert Powell. 1910-11. A New King, Commons Versus Lords and Industrial Unrest. Producer Pete Atkinflewsed repeat
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb box sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed].

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Massey
Unknown:
Christopher Lee
Reader:
Robert Powell.
Producer:
Pete Atkinflewsed

Sound Investment. The final programme in the series considers the patrons of new music in Britain today such as the Sound Investors who buy L100 shares in new pieces of music which are then performed by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Presented by Gerard McBurney. Producer Frances Byrnes (R)

Contributors

Presented By:
Gerard McBurney.
Producer:
Frances Byrnes

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