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Take My Advice. A reflection on the nature of advice: the needs of those who seek it and the wisdom of those who give it. With Mark Tully. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully.
Producer:
Eley McAinsh

Jon Silverman appeals on behalf of Fair Trials Abroad, which seeks to help EU citizens accused of a crime in a country other than their own.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jon Silverman
Producer:
Sally Flatman

The Cost of Discipleship. On the 60th anniversary of the execution of Dietrich Bonhoeffer , Bishop Martin Shaw visits Berlin to reflect on the Protestant theologian life.
With Tony Benn , he asks whether Christianity should be involved in political dissent. Producer Stephen Shipley

Contributors

Unknown:
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unknown:
Bishop Martin Shaw
Unknown:
Tony Benn
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

4/11. Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Jenny Eclair and Dara O'Briain try not to repeat, deviate or hesitate.
With Nicholas Parsons in the chair. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Jenny Eclair
Unknown:
Dara O'Briain
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons

r Jamie Oliver talks to Sheila Diiion about the quality of school meals...
Producer Rebecca Wells Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Chips are off! page 14

Contributors

Talks:
Jamie Oliver
Unknown:
Sheila Diiion
Producer:
Rebecca Wells

Anne Swithinbank , Matthew Biggs and Tony Kusseii answer questions posed by gardeners in Gloucestershire.
Plus all you need to know about growing clematis.
Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at: 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
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 080O uw Summer bulb and seeds collection: page 150

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
Tony Kusseii
Unknown:
Gill Pyrah
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

2/5. London is built on a huge wetland, as Matthew Parris discovers when he continues his exploration of tne capital's wildlife. He gets an angler's view of the recovery of London's fish stocks and is introduced to the unusual pleasures Of eel-Stroking. Producer Jeremy Grange

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Parris
Producer:
Jeremy Grange

3/6. The Guermantes Way.
The writer's childhood enchantment with the Duchess of Guermantes matures into a passion but, when he eventually engineers a meeting, he is ill-prepared for the staggering gulf between his fantasy and the reality.
From the series of novels by Marcel Proust, dramatised by Michael Butt.
Music Jacob Shirley
Producer/Director John Taylor
Repeated Sat 9pm

Contributors

Written by:
Marcel Proust
Dramatised By:
Michael Butt.
Music composed By:
Jacob Shirley
Director:
John Taylor
Proust:
James Wilby
Baron de Charlus:
Corin Redgrave
Marcel, a young man:
Jonathan Firth
Robert:
Julian Ovendon
Duchess de Guermantes:
Sara Kestelman
Charles:
Julian Wadham
Albertine:
Zoe Waites
Francoise:
Rachel Atkins
Marcel as a boy:
Steven Williams
Duke du Boulbon:
Ian Masters
Jupien:
Kim Wall
Marcel's mother:
Deborah Findlay
Grandmother:
Margaret Tyzack
Marcel's father:
Nicholas Farrell

Baroness Susan Greenfield talks to Mariella Frostrup about books that will inspire a teenager with an interest in science And travelling in the footsteps of Turgenev with Robert Dessaix. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm

Contributors

Talks:
Baroness Susan Greenfield
Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Robert Dessaix.
Producer:
Erin Riley

Jr New series 1/12. The poet laureate
Andrew Motion presents an exploration of the landscapes of i British poetry from its earliest days to the present.
Borders Can poets speak across borders? Including contributions from Declan McGonagle and Dr Rowan Williams , the Archbishop of Canterbury. With poems bv Jackie Kay , Ezra Pound , Seamus Heaney , Edward
Thomas Dylan Thomas and Anne Ridler. The readers are Kenneth Cranham , Tom Courtenay , Simon Russell Beale and Diana Bishop.
Music by Malcolm Lindsay ; Producer Tim Dee Repeated Saturday 11.30pm Rhyme and regions: page 32

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Motion
Unknown:
Declan McGonagle
Unknown:
Dr Rowan Williams
Unknown:
Jackie Kay
Unknown:
Ezra Pound
Unknown:
Seamus Heaney
Unknown:
Dylan Thomas
Unknown:
Anne Ridler.
Unknown:
Kenneth Cranham
Unknown:
Tom Courtenay
Unknown:
Simon Russell
Unknown:
Diana Bishop.
Music By:
Malcolm Lindsay
Producer:
Tim Dee

3/9. In the tiny kingdom of Lesotho, several years of drought. malnutrition and sickness have been largely ignored by the outside world. And, as Julian O'Halloran reports new international trade rules have deepened the crisis by putting thousands out Of work. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran

2/6 Firestarter. Jean Alexander reads Richard Cameron s short story. Another monologue for Lent, inspired by ideas of temptation. Producer Clair Jaquiss Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Jean Alexander
Unknown:
Richard Cameron
Producer:
Clair Jaquiss

Nick Clarke presents his selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past week. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Clarke
Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

Bestselling author Eoin Colfer talks to Barney Harwood about his latest book, The Supernaturalist. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong

Contributors

Talks:
Eoin Colfer
Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Producers:
Abi Awojobi
Producers:
Rebecca Armstrong

4/4. A Conversation with My Father. Novelist Ali Smith chooses this tale in which a successful writer tries to satisfy her dying father's wish for a proper story. Written by Grace Paley. Read by Lorelei King. Producer Lisa Osborne

Contributors

Unknown:
Ali Smith
Written By:
Grace Paley.
Read By:
Lorelei King.
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

5/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]2800 email: feedbackd>bbc.co.uk. Repeated from Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Bolton.

2/2. Squeezed between Appalachian dulcimer players and f inger-in-the-ear traditionalists, the story-telling comic was a welcome respite in the folk clubs of 1970s Britain. David Spikey tells the stories of Max Boyce , Billy Connolly , Mike Harding and friends. Producer David Prest

Contributors

Stories Of:
Max Boyce
Stories Of:
Billy Connolly
Stories Of:
Mike Harding
Producer:
David Prest

7/8. My Old China. Manchuria, in northern China, is struggling to reduce its reliance on huge, state-owned companies that made it the industrial heart of old China. Peter Day discovers new software companies flourishing. Repeated from Thursday

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Progress? What Progress?
3/3. Simon Heffer of the Daily Mail concludes his examination of the contemporary relevance of Herbert Butterfield 's The Whig Interpretation of History.
Editor Terry Dignan Progress? What Progress? repeated Wed 8.45pm

Contributors

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

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (6/10) A thriller about a nine-year-old boy in a coma after a mysterious accident, and the neurologist who hopes to bring him back to consciousness. Read by Andrew Hilton and Jordan Waller

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Jensen
Read By:
Andrew Hilton
Read By:
Jordan Waller

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