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3/4. The Stirring Trees. Brett Westwood travels to a wood and arboretum in Durham to discover what has kept the buds dormant through the winter and what's happening under the surface to allow the first flush Of green to appear. Producer Sheena Duncan

Contributors

Unknown:
Brett Westwood
Producer:
Sheena Duncan

An appeal on behalf of Sue Ryder Care, a charity that provides specialised neurological and hospice care. Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.2Spm

Contributors

Producer:
Sally Flatman

Words in the Wilderness. A celebration of Mothering Sunday, with themes explored by the Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, live from the Holy Trinity Church, Dalston, London. With the London Adventist Chorale, director Ken Burton. Producer Claire Campbell Smith

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Director:
Ken Burton.
Producer:
Claire Campbell Smith

Nicholas Parsons is in London, where the panellists are Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Julian Clary and Stephen Fry. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Julian Clary
Unknown:
Stephen Fry.

Bob Flowerdew , Matthew Biggs and Tony Russell answer questions from gardeners in Oxfordshire.
Matthew Biggs tells the story of George Forrest s first trip to China 100 years ago. Gill Pyrah is in the Chair. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened repeat on Wed at 3pm
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question Time is available on audio cassette and CD from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Tony Russell
Unknown:
George Forrest
Unknown:
Gill Pyrah
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

9/12. By Anthony Trollope , dramatised by Martyn Wade. As Plantagenet Palliser wrestles with the difficulties of government and the problems created by his own wife, Emily Wharton and Ferdinand Lopez 's new marriage hits trouble from the start. Music by Elizabeth Parker Director Marc Beeby Repeated Saturday9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Trollope
Dramatised By:
Martyn Wade.
Unknown:
Plantagenet Palliser
Unknown:
Emily Wharton
Unknown:
Ferdinand Lopez
Music By:
Elizabeth Parker
Trollope:
David Troughton
Palliser:
Ben Miles
Glencora:
Miles Xthompson
Frank:
Michael Higgs
Lopez:
Greg Wise
Duke of St Bungay:
Geoffrey Whttehead
Arthur:
Jonathan Keeble
Parker:
Gerard McUermon
SirOrlando:
Peter Marlnker
MrWharton:
James Laurenson
Emily:
Emily Bruni
Mrs Parker:
Lynne Verrall
Sprugeon:
Declan Wilson
Policeman:
Damian Lynch

Nathaniel Phibrick talks to Mariella Frostrup about his epic account of the US expedition to Antarctica in Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the US Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842. Producer Karen Holden Repeated on Thursday at 4pm April Bookclub: Falling by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Contributors

Talks:
Nathaniel Phibrick
Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup
Producer:
Karen Holden
Unknown:
Elizabeth Jane Howard

5/6. Jackie Kay visits St Andrews in Scotland to talk to poet Kathleen Jamie and professor of modern Scottish literature at University of St Andrews, Robert Crawford , who have both made the city their home. Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jackie Kay
Unknown:
St Andrews
Unknown:
Kathleen Jamie
Unknown:
Robert Crawford
Producer:
Liz Leonard

Two years ago, File on 4 revealed details of a police investigation into the way HM Customs had handled major drugs cases. Now, Gerry Northam examines new claims of even more serious misconduct and asks whether this once-great agency can survive further scandals. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerry Northam

4/6. " My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me". In anothertalkfor Lent, Rabbi Dan Cohn -
Sherbok, professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, Lampeter, reflects on this cry of abandonment in the light of the Holocaust.
Producer Norman Winter Repeated on Saturday at 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rabbi Dan Cohn

Humphrey Carpenter presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed]
email: [address removed]

Contributors

Presenter:
Humphrey Carpenter
Producer:
Kate Murphy

5/5. Writer's Block by Julian Simpson. Read by Mark Heap and William Hootkins. A writer stares at the empty page and wishes for words. Perhaps a walk will give him inspiration.... and where is
Aristotle When you need him? Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian Simpson.
Read By:
Mark Heap
Read By:
William Hootkins.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

1/2. The inside story of the events that took
America into Iraq and divided the rest of the world. Edward Stourton talks to world players from King Abdullah of Jordan to the United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan.
Producers Sarah Harrison and Mark Savage

Contributors

Talks:
Edward Stourton
Unknown:
Kofi Annan.
Producers:
Sarah Harrison
Producers:
Mark Savage

Andrew Rawnsley previews the new week's political events. Including at 10.45 The Week According to Letts. Quentin Letts presents a humorous take on the political week.
EditorJohnEvans The Week According to Letts rptdWed 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley

Christopher Cook looks at the extraordinary life of Rudolf Laban , the dancerwho was born in Bratislava in 1879, and considers the ways in which his legacy continues to thrive nearly 50 years after his death. Producer Rachel Hopkin

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Cook
Unknown:
Rudolf Laban
Producer:
Rachel Hopkin

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