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Book of the Week: The Farm

BBC Radio 4 FM

From Albany Road Baptist Church, Cardiff. With the Rev
Roy Jenkins and the Welsh Chamber Singers. Musical director Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson Dickson.

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Jenkins
Organist:
Avril Harding.
Organist:
Andrew Wilson Dickson.

New series 1/4. My Land Is Kenya. As country after country gained independence from Britain after 1947, thousands of Britons returned home. But not all. Aidan Hartley finds out what happened to those who stayed on in the newly independent countries. He starts with the white farmers of Kenya who. in colonial days, were given the prime agricultural land but were moved to less fertile ground after independence. He asks why they stayed and whether they have become true Kenyans or if they still look to Britain for their identity. Producer Jolyon Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Aidan Hartley
Producer:
Jolyon Jenkins

2/4 Peppone Goes Back to School. The mayor's attempts to modernise the Mundo Piccolo education system are hampered by his own lack of formal education. And what will it do to his hopes of becoming an MP? By Giovanni Guareschi , dramatised by Peter Kerry. Producer/Director Chris Wallis

Contributors

Unknown:
Mundo Piccolo
Unknown:
Giovanni Guareschi
Dramatised By:
Peter Kerry.
Director:
Chris Wallis
Don Camillo:
Ian Hogg
Peppone:
Shaun Prendergast
God:
Joss Ackland
Smilzo:
Donald McBride
Brusco:
Trevor Fox
Mrs Peppone:
Becky Hindley
Moretta:
Charlie Hardwick
Leggio:
Michael Eaves
Invigilator:
David Thorpe

Having an imaginary friend is great fun when you re six, but when you're 46 it can lead to trouble. A comedy by Catherine Smith. Producer/Director David Blount

Contributors

Comedy By:
Catherine Smith.
Director:
David Blount
Tim:
Brian Bowles
Jellybelly:
Paul Kissaun
Karen:
Joan Walker
Tasha:
Charlie Hill
Lorraine:
Eve Dallas
Steve:
Chris Stanton
Teacher:
Nicola Barber
Young Tim:
Robbie Winters
Young Jellybelly:
Alfred Chambers
Michael:
Sam Yeomans

Listeners' personal finance questions, answered by Vincent Duggleby and guests. producer Jessica Dunbar PHONE: [number removed]0444 Lines open from 1.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Duggleby
Producer:
Jessica Dunbar

1/5. Growing. Kathy Page is the first of five writers to give a contemporary twist to Alice in Wonderland. Alice's summer is already complicated by the prospect of a holiday with dad and his new partner. Then there's her homework and she has a headache. It's enough to make anyone feel dizzy. Read by Susan Jameson. Producer Christine Hall

Contributors

Unknown:
Kathy Page
Read By:
Susan Jameson.
Producer:
Christine Hall

1/5 Whiteley Village and William Whiteley. In a series in which David McKie explores some of Britain's most evocative spots and their local heroes, he visits the model village of Whiteley, Surrey, that was built for deserving pensioners by the merchant William Whiteley. McKie tells the extraordinary story of both the village and its philanthropist. Producer Amanda Hargreaves

Contributors

Unknown:
William Whiteley.
Unknown:
David McKie
Unknown:
William Whiteley.
Producer:
Amanda Hargreaves

Lager. With UK sales of lager outstripping ale, Andrew Jefford goes in search of the perfect pint and finds out whether British brewers can compete with the classic lagers brewed in Germany and the Czech Republic. Repeated from Sunday at 12.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Jefford

10/13. The discussion programme that debates issues that unite and divide people across the globe. Introduced by Gavin Esler. Producer Anne Brown

Contributors

Introduced By:
Gavin Esler.
Producer:
Anne Brown

2/6. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Tim Brooke -Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer for more inspired nonsense under the reluctant chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. From the Regent
Theatre, Ipswich. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday 12.04pm BBC AUDIO: Highlights from over 21 years of this award-winning quiz show, including the newly released I'm Sorry I Haven't a
Christmas Clue, are available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed].

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Hardy
Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.

Mark Lawson presents the arts magazine and meets the actor Gene Wilder , who is about to publish an unusual autobiography. Producer Nicola Holloway

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Lawson
Unknown:
Gene Wilder
Producer:
Nicola Holloway

1/5. Frank tried to propose to Marjorie in Live Alone and Like It, then last year, they went upriver in Three Women and a Boat. This was when Frank discovered he was really in love with Judith, after all. Now all they have to do is organise a wedding.... By Mary Cutler.
(Repeated from 10.45am)

Contributors

Writer:
Mary Cutler
Producer/Director:
Chris Wallis
Marjorie:
Serena Evans
Judith:
Celia Imrie
Sylvia:
Sylvestra Le Touzel
Frank:
Michael Maloney
Harvey:
James Fleet

4/4. Think of France in 1789 and we recall the guillotine, the tumbrels and the Paris mob. But could it be that generations of French historians have helped us to forget the most bloody and morally inconvenient saga of the Revolutionary period? Michael Portillo travels deep into rural France to dig up some difficult memories that have nothing at all to do with liberty, equality or fraternity. producer Tom Alban An Open University free booklet accompanies this series and can be obtained by calling [number removed]44

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Portillo
Producer:
Tom Alban

4/8. Restoring Spring. A look at current initiatives to restore the wildlife of spring - nightingales, skylarks, bumblebees, bluebells and woodland flowers - to its former glory. With Brett Westwood.
Producer Grant Sonnex Repeated tomorrow at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
Brett Westwood.

6/10. As Leo (Warren Mitchell ) remembers the girl he has always loved, his lonely life comes in to focus.
Nicole Krauss 's intriguing and compassionate new novel of three interweaving stories all born from the same words. Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di speirs

Contributors

Unknown:
Warren Mitchell
Unknown:
Nicole Krauss
Abridged By:
Sally Marmion.

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