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After the Wave. Six weeks on from the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Mike Wooldridge reflects on the questions we are asking in the wake of such devastating events. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Wooldridge
Producer:
Eley McAinsh

4/4. Mountain Hares. Sarah Pitt visits the Peak District with expert Derek Yalden to see England's only mountain hare population. Producer Julian Hector

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Pitt
Unknown:
Derek Yalden
Producer:
Julian Hector

Roger McGough appeals on behalf of Education Action
International, which helps educate those affected by conflict. Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger McGough
Producer:
Sally Flatman

Keith Getty - who has fused traditional techniques with contemporary and folk styles to create modern hymns - reflects on his work. From St Martin's Church, Belfast, with the Rev Dr Bert Tosh and the New Irish Chamber Choir, directed by Jonathan Rea. Producer Bert Tosh

Contributors

Unknown:
Keith Getty
Unknown:
Dr Bert Tosh
Directed By:
Jonathan Rea.
Producer:
Bert Tosh

2/11. With Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Graham Norton , Ross Noble and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Sue Perkins
Unknown:
Graham Norton
Unknown:
Ross Noble
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons.

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Matthew Biggs answer questions posed by gardeners in Worcestershire. Eric Robson is in the chair. including at:
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
BBC AUDIO: 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:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Eric Robson

A 400-year-old library, collected by the Browne family of the Lake District, is being catalogued for the first time.
The library's contents reveal a vivid and uplifting portrait of the lives of Westmorland yeoman farmers and their families in the 17th and 18th centuries. producer isobel Williams

New series
1/6. Swann Way.
A writer embarks on a retrospective journey through his early years, recalling his own childhood loves and the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy. Series of novels by Marcel Proust, dramatised by Michael Butt.
Music composed by Jacob Shirley, performed by the composer with Perdie Gibson and Ellie Loaring
Producer/Director John Taylor
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Written By:
Marcel Proust
Dramatised By:
Michael Butt
Music composed and played by:
Jacob Shirley, Perdie Gibson, Ellie Loaring
Director:
John Taylor
Proust:
James Wilby
Charles:
Julian Wadham
Odette:
Imogen Stubbs
Marcel, as a boy:
Steven Williams
Marcel's father:
Nicholas Farrell
Marcel's mother:
Deborah Findlay
Francoise:
Rachel Atkins
Mrs Verdurin:
Lynn Farleigh
Gilberte:
Penelope Rawlins
Vinteuil:
David Schofield
Grandmother:
Margaret Tyzack
Forcheville:
Paul Goodwin

9/9. A selection of poems about wonder, including Raymond Carver 's Happiness, introduced by Roger McGough. With guest reader Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon. Readers Brigid Zengeni , Jamie Glover and Sean Barrett. Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated Saturday 11.30pm BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Raymond Carver
Introduced By:
Roger McGough.
Readers:
Henry Sandon.
Readers:
Brigid Zengeni
Readers:
Jamie Glover
Readers:
Sean Barrett.
Producer:
Frances Byrnes

1/9. Following the elections in Iraq, Gerry Northam investigates allegations that much of the country's oil wealth has been squandered during American and British rule. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerry Northam

3/3. Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explains what happened after a round-the-world sailing trip was cut short when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Producer Penny Arnold Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Gwyneth Lewis

David Aaronovitch presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw®bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
David Aaronovitch
Producer:
Torquil MacLeod

This week Barney Harwood finds out about World Class Month, which is all about school twinning around the world, and meets Narinder Dhami , author of a new book - Bhangra Babes. Narinder reads an excerpt from the book and reveals what she liked reading as a child. Plus another episode from the drama Secret Undercover Vets on Ice. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Unknown:
Narinder Dhami
Producers:
Rebecca Armstrong
Producers:
Abi Awojobi

2/4. Hence. A chapter from Carol Shields's last novel, Unless, chosen by Deborah Moggach and read by Lorelei King. Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Unknown:
Deborah Moggach
Read By:
Lorelei King.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

3/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback. PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]400 Fax: [number removed]email: feedback@>bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton.

2/2. Comedian and Goodies aficionado Phill Jupitus talks to Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie about the enduring popularity of The Goodies, more than 20 years after the last episode was made. Producer Libby Cross

Contributors

Talks:
Phill Jupitus
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Bill Oddie
Producer:
Libby Cross

5/8. Framed. Britain is a global leader in creating and selling modern art. Peter Day examines the current boom as well as the threat to the London art market posed by big changes in the rules about arts sales in Europe. Repeated from Thursday

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Progress? What Progress?
New series 1/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail examines the contemporary relevance of Herbert Butterfield 's The Whig Interpretation of History.
Editor Terry Dignan Progress? What Progress? rptd on Wed at 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Simon Heffer
Unknown:
Herbert Butterfield
Editor:
Terry Dignan

9/10. Historian Andrew Roberts and actor Henry Goodman join Sue MacGregor to talk about their favourite books. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Roberts
Unknown:
Henry Goodman
Unknown:
Sue MacGregor

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