Programme Index

Discover 9,870,454 listings and 220,919 playable programmes from the BBC

The Illusion of Progress. In conversation with Professor
John Gray of the LSE. Mark Tully considers the argument that belief in human progress is a secular myth. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Gray
Unknown:
Mark Tully
Producer:
Eley McAinsh

Jenni Murray appeals on behalf of Global Action Plan.
Donations: [address removed]Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]44
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pmand on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Producer:
Sally Flatman

Today, the Orthodox Church celebrates Easter.
Canon Michael Bourdeaux leads a service from the Danilov monastery. With Irina Ratushinskaya and the monastery choir, directed by Georgi Safanov. Producer Stephen Shipley

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon Michael Bourdeaux
Unknown:
Irina Ratushinskaya
Directed By:
Georgi Safanov.
Producer:
Stephen Shipley

3/7. On this week's panel for the quotation quiz are
Germaine Greer , Andrew Davies , Richard Herring and Gervase Phinn. Hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is
William Franklyn. Producer Tilusha Ghelani Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Germaine Greer
Unknown:
Andrew Davies
Unknown:
Richard Herring
Unknown:
Gervase Phinn.
Unknown:
Nigel Rees.
Unknown:
William Franklyn.
Producer:
Tilusha Ghelani

n While visiting Belfast to explore the latest food trends, Sheila Dillon reflects on the impact the Troubles have had on the culinary scene.
Producer Margaret Collings Repeated on Monday at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sheila Dillon
Producer:
Margaret Collings

Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners Oueshon
Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed] Exotic plants offer: page 142

Contributors

Producer:
Trevor Taylor

4/9 The Day of the Scorpion. Sarah Layton s engagement is announced. Her fiance, Teddy Bingham , is stationed with his regiment in Mirat. and sharing his quarters with Captain Ronald Merrick. By Paul Scott , dramatised by Shelley Silas.
Other parts played by Stuart McLouqhlin and Rob Hastie
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Layton
Unknown:
Teddy Bingham
Unknown:
Captain Ronald Merrick.
Unknown:
Paul Scott
Dramatised By:
Shelley Silas.
Played By:
Stuart McLouqhlin
Played By:
Rob Hastie
Director:
Jeremy Mortimer
Sarah:
Lia Williams
Mildred:
Geraldine James
Susan:
Alex Treqear
Teddie:
Nicholas Boulton
Ronald:
Mark Bazeley
Ladv Manners:
Irene Sutcliffe
Count Bronowski:
Gary Waldhom
Fenny:
Selina Griffiths
Pandit:
Nadim Sawalha
Nigel:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Hari:
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Gopal:
Bhaskar Patel

11/12. Rivers. The rivers of Britain run blue on our maps and run like veins through our poetry, offering a metaphor for the journey of our lives. Poet laureate Andrew Motion continues his exploration of the landscape of British poetry, with contributions from Roger Deakin and Peter Randall -Page, and poems by Milton, Ted Hughes , TS Eliot , Marlowe, Wordsworth and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Readers are Kenneth Cranham , Jamie Glover and Simon Russell Beale. Producer Tim Dee
Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm ADDRESS: BBC, Broadcasting House, Bristol, BS8 2LR email: poetrymap@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Motion
Unknown:
Roger Deakin
Unknown:
Peter Randall
Unknown:
Ted Hughes
Unknown:
Ts Eliot
Readers:
Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Unknown:
Kenneth Cranham
Unknown:
Jamie Glover
Unknown:
Simon Russell Beale.
Producer:
Tim Dee

2/2. Tough Call. Andy Mayer , recovering alcoholic, tells the story of his love affair with drink and how he survived it. Detox, group therapy and AA membership: having descended into alcohol dependence, Mayer chronicles his recovery. Producer Julian May Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Andy Mayer

Emily Buchanan presents her selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Torquil MacLeod PHONE: [number removed]0400 Fax: [number removed]email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Emily Buchanan
Producer:
Torquil MacLeod

Will putting the times tables to music make them any easier to learn? Barney Harwood meets the musician who has set them to soul, Bhangra and rap. Plus the last instalment of the drama Fergus Crane. Producers Abi Awojobi and Rebecca Armstrong

Contributors

Unknown:
Barney Harwood
Unknown:
Fergus Crane.
Producers:
Abi Awojobi
Producers:
Rebecca Armstrong

5/5. Overlooked. Out on a bike ride a mother and her teenage daughter come across a disturbing link with a 17th-century witch, drowned in a Suffolk pond. By Nicci
French and read by its co-author Nicci Gerrard. The last in a series of stories by writers for whom being East Anglian is important. Producer Ivan Howlett

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicci Gerrard.
Producer:
Ivan Howlett

5/6. This week's selection from radio stations is themed around crime and punishment. Linda Pressly hears how a prison radio station in South Africa is steering inmates away from a life of crime; the pain and loss of having a parent incarcerated for decades in America; and the extraordinary story of a Japanese tourist arrested for drug smuggling in Australia. Producer Suzie Dietrich

Contributors

Unknown:
Linda Pressly
Producer:
Suzie Dietrich

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events, covering the election campaigns of all the major parties. Editor Terry Dignan
Meet the political editors: page 22 The telegenic cabinet: page 26

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Editor:
Terry Dignan

Film director Alan Parker reflects on the skill and enduring influence of the great master of supsense,
Alfred Hitchcock. With Barry Norman and Peter Bogdanovich. Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Director:
Alan Parker
Unknown:
Alfred Hitchcock.
Unknown:
Barry Norman
Unknown:
Peter Bogdanovich.

BBC Radio 4 FM

About BBC Radio 4

Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More