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As One Who Serves. Jesus described himself as coming as one who serves - a constant theme in many of the world's major faiths. But are all attempts to understand ourselves as servants doomed to end in either pride or self-pity? For Easter Day, Mark Tully considers images of service and servanthood. Producer EleyMcAinsh Rptdat11.30pir

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Tully

As Easter Day dawns in the garden graveyard of Wells
Cathedral in Somerset, Canon Patrick Woodhouse leads meditation in words and music on the mystery of the Resurrection. With the cathedral choir, and director of music Matthew Owens. Producer Stephen Shipley

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon Patrick Woodhouse
Music:
Matthew Owens.
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

Aaron Phipps appeals on behalf of the Meningitis Trust.
Donations: Freepost Radio 4 Appeal, marked Meningitis Trust on the back of the envelope Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Aaron Phipps
Producer:
Sally Flatman

The triumph of Easter is celebrated in a joyous Eucharist in the glorious setting of Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
Mozart's Mass in C, K317 (Coronation Mass) is sung by the cathedral choir. Celebrant: the Very Rev John Clarke ,
Dean of Wells; preacher: the Rt Rev Peter Price, Bishop of Bath and Wells. Director of music Matthew Owens and assistant Organist Rupert Gough. Producer Stephen Shipley

Contributors

Unknown:
John Clarke
Music:
Matthew Owens
Organist:
Rupert Gough.
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

9/11. Linda Smith , Tony Hawks, Chris Neill and Tim Rice try not to hesitate, repeat or deviate. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. From the Mermaid Theatre, London.

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Smith
Unknown:
Chris Neill
Unknown:
Tim Rice
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons

Your postcode says more about you than you'd like to think. Alan Dein finds out how, since its introduction 30 years ago, the postcode has become the chosen weapon for junk mail companies, consumer researchers, insurance brokers and others. Producer Norman Winter

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Dein
Producer:
Norman Winter

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Floral Guernsey Council for this Easter special. Roy Lancaster talks to Christopher Lloyd. Plus, the definitive guide to dianthus. Gill Pyrah is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
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:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Pippa Greenwood
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Talks:
Roy Lancaster
Unknown:
Christopher Lloyd.
Unknown:
Gill Pyrah
Producer:
Trevor Taylor

1/2. Recounting the high adventures and low behaviour of that renowned bounder Sir Harry Flashman VC. By George MacDonald Fraser. It is 1848 and Flashman is considering a career in politics. But a calamitous game of pontoon with Disraeli plunges our hero into hair-raising involvement with a homicidal sea captain, the West
African slave trade, and Congressman Abraham Lincoln.
- Producer/Director Patrick Rayner Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Harry Flashman
Unknown:
George MacDonald Fraser.
Unknown:
Abraham Lincoln.
Director:
Patrick Rayner
Old Flashman:
Joss Ackland
Young Flashman:
Rhys Meredith
Crixus:
Nigel Anthony
Capt Spring:
Christian Rodska
Lincoln:
William Hope
Messalina:
Ndidi Del Fatti
Fanny:
Emily Wachter
Morrison:
Jamie Newall
Lt Comber:
Robert Hastie

David Baddiel suggests books for the broken-hearted in the Reading Clinic, and Mariella Frostrup reads an innovative biography of Billie Holiday, based on transcripts of interviews with those who knew her. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
David Baddiel
Unknown:
Mariella Frostrup
Producer:
Erin Riley

6/12. Coasts and Edges. How has our island character found its way into our poetry? Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscapes of British poetry, with contributions from Barry Cunliffe and Adam Nicolson and poems by Matthew Arnold , Ezra Pound, John Masef ield, Stevie Smith , Coleridge, Sylvia Plath and Tennyson. Readers include Philip Madoc and John Nettles. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Motion
Unknown:
Barry Cunliffe
Unknown:
Adam Nicolson
Unknown:
Matthew Arnold
Unknown:
John Masef
Unknown:
Stevie Smith
Unknown:
Sylvia Plath
Unknown:
John Nettles.
Producer:
Tim Dee

1/2. The Ties That Bind. American satirist
PJ O'Rourke makes his UK radio debut with frank and funny insights into Anglo-American relations.
Producer Andrie Morris Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Pj O'Rourke
Producer:
Andrie Morris

Simon Hoggart presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Maire Devine
PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Hoggart
Producer:
Maire Devine

From the history of toothpaste to Eminem, the children's magazine programme covers the lot. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong

Contributors

Presented By:
Barney Harwood.
Producers:
Abi Awojobi

5/5. Graillis's Legacy. Dermot Crowley reads a touching and compassionate story of a man's love, by William Trevor , abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs

Contributors

Unknown:
Dermot Crowley
Unknown:
William Trevor
Abridged By:
Sally Marmion.

2/2. Actor Bernard Cribbins describes how Castle picked himself up after the disappointment of America, and returned to the UK to resume his career. A lucky break led to his being offered the chance to present a new television show - Record Breakers - which ran for more than 20 years. After being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 1992, Roy went public about his disease with a long campaign on the dangers of passive smoking. Producer Stephen Garner

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Cribbins
Producer:
Stephen Garner

4/9. The Tiger or the Tank? Action on climate change is the new political imperative. But, post-Kyoto, are radical steps to halt degradation of the environment consistent with our hopes of getting richer? Dieter Helm asks if economic growth can be made globally sustainable or if our way of life is too precious to sacrifice. Rptd from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Dieter Helm

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Scottish Political Village
Alan Cochrane of The Daily Telegraph lifts the lid on the the worlds of politics and the media north of the Border. Editor Terry Dignan The Scottish Political Village repeated Wed 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Alan Cochrane
Editor:
Terry Dignan

Bob Dylan's tune became the anthem of a generation and shattered all preconceptions of what a record could achieve. Robbie Robertson, Al Kooper, Greil Marcus and Paula Radice muse on a song that changed lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard

Contributors

Unknown:
Robbie Robertson
Unknown:
Al Kooper
Unknown:
Greil Marcus
Unknown:
Paula Radice
Producer:
Lindsay Leonard

Commonwealth Stories (1/5) A series of winning stories from this year's Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Competition: The Photograph by Sefi Atta ; The Kite Maker by Anu Kuma and Going Home by Juliane Okot Bitek

Contributors

Unknown:
Sefi Atta
Unknown:
Anu Kuma
Unknown:
Juliane Okot Bitek

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