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Jeremy Vine appeals on behalf of the charity HopeHIV which gives children orphaned by Aids in sub-Saharan Africa the foundations on which to build theirfuture.
DONATIONS: HopeHIV, [address removed] Credit-card donations: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Repeated 9.25pm and Thursday 3.28pm

The Rev Ruth Scott is joined in Manchester by the inspiring 140-voice sound of the National Youth
Training Choir of Great Britain for a service of music, poetry and prayer, celebrating the theme "past and present in harmony". The organist is Peter Gunstone and the director of music is Deborah Catterall. Producer Julia Powell Email: sunday.worship@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Ruth Scott
Unknown:
Peter Gunstone
Unknown:
Deborah Catterall.
Producer:
Julia Powell

Nigel Rees exchanges favourite quotations with Frances Fyfieid , Donna McPhail , Alan Plater and Terry Waite. The reader is Tim Gudgin. Producer Carol Smith Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Frances Fyfieid
Unknown:
Donna McPhail
Unknown:
Alan Plater
Unknown:
Terry Waite.
Unknown:
Tim Gudgin.
Producer:
Carol Smith

From Welsh Taffy to Irish Yellowman, Yorkshire treacles to Chinese toffee apples, Sheila Dillon examines how this simple mix of butter and sugar has earned a place in world cuisine.

(Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm)

[Photo caption] Chew it, suck it, lick it or scrunch it - toffee, made from the simplest of ingredients, is enjoyed all over the world.

The Food Programme 12.30pm R4
Why I can't cook for toffee is a mystery although, thankfully, no one has ever accused me of being toffee-nosed. Both expressions show what a central place the sticky sweet holds and yet it's not just a British treat. Sheila Dillon reports on how a cheap and cheerful mix of sugar, water and fat appeals the world over. And toffee is topical at this time of year as the Halloween gift is supposed to sweeten the souls of the dead. Britain's biggest name in toffee, Macintosh (as part of Rowntree-Macintosh), was swallowed up by Nestle in 1988, and this programme highlights how the world's largest food manufacturing group has gone on to become the power behind Yorkshire's long-standing sweet industry.

Contributors

Presenter:
Sheila Dillon
Producer:
Rebecca Wells

On IlkleyMoorBahfAt. What spell does this famous West Yorkshire song hold over authors Blake Morrison and Arnold Kellett , the participants in the Ilkley Moor fell race, a couple who courted there over 65 years ago, a man looking for aliens, and a Sikh family who regularly Visit the moor? Producer Ruth Hickman

Contributors

Unknown:
Blake Morrison
Unknown:
Arnold Kellett
Producer:
Ruth Hickman

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness are guests of the Lord Chancellor in the distinguished setting of the House of Lords with questions posed by peers and MPs - members of the All Party Gardening Club. The chairman is Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wed at 3pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Eric Robson.
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

Isabel Clouter continues her epic quest around the globe in search of disappearing sounds. This week she's in Russia hearing about painted sound experiments and why some of the earliest musical inventors were forced to be criminals. Producer Sarah Taylor

Contributors

Producer:
Sarah Taylor

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatised in four parts by Melissa Murray.
2: Prince Myshkin arrives at Nastasya's birthday party full of anticipation and yet fearful that the excitement will provoke an epileptic fit.
Director Cherry Cookson Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Writer:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dramatist:
Melissa Murray
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Prince Myshkin:
Paul Rhys
Rogozhin:
Roger Allam
Ganya:
Alex Jennings
Nastasya:
Lia Williams
GenYepanchin:
David Swift
Gen Ivolgin:
Stephen Moore
Lebedev:
Gerard McDermott
Mrs Yepanchin:
Paula Jacobs
Aglaya:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Kolya:
Carl Prekopp
Alexander:
Jemma Churchill
Concierge:
Martin Hyder

Roger McGough presents listeners' requests, including poems by Danny Abse and Paul Durcan. Plus a report on a major exhibition at the Imperial
War Museum featuring the life and work of the First
World War poets. Producer PaulDodgson Rptd on Sat at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Unknown:
Danny Abse
Unknown:
Paul Durcan.
Producer:
Pauldodgson Rptd

In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. Jeremy Vine concludes his assessment of the state of the Church of England by focusing on the bottom end of the establishment: the churches and congregations. Is the tension over human sexuality and women bishops likely to tear it apart? Producer Amanda Hancox Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Unknown:
Jeremy Vine
Producer:
Amanda Hancox

Three talks by Thomas Lynch. 3: Full Circle at Loop
Head. Over 100 years ago Thomas Lynch left Ireland for America. Now his descendant, the Michigan undertaker and poet of the same name, returns to West Clare for a family funeral, and a new chapter begins in the life of the ancestral cottage in Moveen. Producer Kate McAII Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Lynch.
Unknown:
Thomas Lynch
Producer:
Kate McAii

Barney Harwood spends a day with some sea cadets. Plus a look at what Children in Need has in store and episode one of The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, read by Jessica Wilcocks.
Producer Jane Chambers
Email: gfi@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Unknown:
Roald Dahl
Read By:
Jessica Wilcocks

1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, and Tiananmen
Square. Written byChristopherLee. Producer Pete Atkin BBC RADIO COLLECTION: This series is available on a series of individual audio cassettes and compact discs, as well as superb boxed sets. Two books to accompany the series have been published by BBC Books, www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]

Contributors

Producer:
Pete Atkin

Roger Bolton rifles through BBC Radio's mailbag. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT, Phone:
[number removed], Fax: [number removed], or Email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Repeated from Friday 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

United but Falling Apart? Europe wants Washington to use the United Nations to advance its aims. But the EU looks too divided on Iraq, Israel and the International Criminal Court to carry weight with determined Americans. Quentin Peel asks whether the perception of Europe's splits matches the reality, and how the EU can keep itself together and the US On board. Producer Simon Coates Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Quentin Peel
Producer:
Simon Coates

Andrew Rawnsleytakes a look at the politics of the next seven days. Including at 10.45 Hoggart's Week. Simon Hoggart presents a behind-the-scenes review of the week's political events.
Editor John Evans Hoggart Week. Producer Martin Rosenbaum Repeated on Wednesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsleytakes
Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Editor:
John Evans Hoggart
Producer:
Martin Rosenbaum

Emily Buchanan invites foreign correspondents to remember the music that provided the soundtracks to the events they reported to the world. 6:
Bridget Kendall recalls her life in Moscow. Producer Simon Eimes

Contributors

Unknown:
Emily Buchanan
Unknown:
Bridget Kendall
Producer:
Simon Eimes

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