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By Their Fruits. The ancient festival of Lughnasadh, or Lammas, marks the time of the corn harvest when pagans celebrate the mystery of nature. Mark Tully draws on this background and on New Testament teaching to ask how we distinguish between true and false spiritualities. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully

Richard Baker appeals on behalf of the British Council forthe Prevention of Blindness.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards. [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.28pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Baker
Producer:
Sally Flatman

From the Keswick Convention. Exploring the sovereignty of God in an age of uncertainty. Led by the Rev
Keith White. Preacher: the Rt Rev Michael Baughen. Producer Simon Vivian

Contributors

Unknown:
Keith White.
Unknown:
Michael Baughen.
Producer:
Simon Vivian

3/10. The venerable panel game comes from the Grand Theatre in Swansea. Repeated from Monday BBC RADIO COLLECTION : Many selections of Just a Minute are available on audio cassette from good retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie are guests of Upton-by-Chester Horticultural Society. With Gardening Weather Forecast. Chaired by Eric Robson. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm BBC RADIO COLLECTION: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Question Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com Call [number removed]

Contributors

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

1/5 A series in which people tell the stories of their favourite beaches and why they do like to be beside the seaside Writer and filmmaker Roger Deakin spends a day at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton, on the Essex coast. Producer Jane Greenwood

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Deakin
Producer:
Jane Greenwood

By Herman Melville, dramatised by Martyn Wade. The strange behaviour of a man employed as a copyist in a law firm begins when he announces that there are aspects of his work that he would "prefer not to" do.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Author:
Herman Melville
Dramatised by:
Martyn Wade
Director:
Cherry Cookson
The Lawyer:
Ian Holm
Bartleby:
Adrian Scarborough
Turkey:
David Collings
Nippers:
Jonathan Keeble
Huff:
Philip Fox
Norton:
John Rowe
Prison officer:
Stephen Hogan

4/5. Tam Lin. This ancient Scottish ballad has fairies, casual sex, shape-shifting, human sacrifice and a heroine with an attitude, not to mention its own website. Peggy Reynolds talks to folk singers, ballad experts and Ian McShane to discover why this dramatic tale has haunted imaginations since the Middle Ages. Producer Peter Everett Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Tam Lin.
Talks:
Peggy Reynolds
Talks:
Ian McShane
Producer:
Peter Everett

The Bichard inquiry into the murder of Soham schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman revealed grave blunders by Humberside police. But, as Julian O'Halloran reports, it also found huge deficiencies in the keeping of police records nationwide. Now the Home Office is in a race against time to plug the gaps that could allow other child-killers to strike. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Holly Wells
Unknown:
Jessica Chapman
Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran

2/2. Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the compilation of the Sikh holy scriptures, these programmes feature young British Sikhs talking about the challenges to their faith and identity in 21st-century Britain. This week, the Singh Twins: artists Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh.
Producer Liz Leonard Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am and 7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Rabindra Kaur Singh.
Producer:
Liz Leonard

Barney Harwood hosts the children's magazine show from the Isles of Scilly. Plus, the seventh part of The Girl from the Sea by James Aldridge , read by Paul Ready. Producer Jane Chambers

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Unknown:
James Aldridge
Read By:
Paul Ready.

Roger Bolton with listeners' opinions and comments on BBC radio programmes and policy.
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 1QT
Phone: [number removed] email: feedback@bbc.co.uk Rptd from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton

Humphrey Lyttelton explores the close relationship between jazz and comedy in the UK and America. With contributions from Spike Milligan , Marty Feldman and Woody Allen. Producers Stephen Garner and Paul Bajoria

Contributors

Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Spike Milligan
Unknown:
Marty Feldman
Unknown:
Woody Allen.
Producers:
Stephen Garner
Producers:
Paul Bajoria

4/9. Who Owns Culture? Kenan Malik asks whetherthe clash between cultural identity and scientific rationality could spell the end for our museums and their role as custodians of the common inheritance of humanity. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenan Malik

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The MPs Road Show
3/3. Dinah Lammiman shadows the science and technology committee at the start of its inquiry into human reproduction. Producer Dinah Lammiman
Producer Terry Dignan The MPs Road Show rptd Wed 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Dinah Lammiman
Producer:
Dinah Lammiman
Producer:
Terry Dignan

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