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Unbending Belief. What drives fundamentalism and rigid religious orthodoxy? Do fundamentalists in all traditions have more in common with each other than they do with liberals and reformers in their own communities?
Mike Wooldridge reports. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated 11.30pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Wooldridge

3/4. Corn Buntings and Tree Sparrow. Lionel Kelleway visits the RSPB reserve at Blacktoft Sands, East Riding of Yorkshire, where warden Pete Short and ornithologist
David Harper discuss the fates and fortunes ot corn buntings and tree sparrows. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway
Unknown:
Pete Short
Unknown:
David Harper

Jeremy Hardy appeals on behalf of the Centre for Corporate Accountability.
Donations: [address removed], marked CCA 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:
Jeremy Hardy
Producer:
Sally Flatman

"Pray without ceasing" is a call to Prayer across the Methodist Church. Readings: Matthew 25 vv14-30;
Romans 12, vvi-8. From Eccleston Methodist Church,
Chorley, Lancashire. Leader the Rev Hilary Howarth.
Preacher the Rev David King. Director of music
Susan Guenault. Producer Philip Billson

Contributors

Unknown:
Hilary Howarth.
Unknown:
David King.
Music:
Susan Guenault.
Producer:
Philip Billson

6/6. With regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer , guest Rob Brydon and chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
Graeme Garden
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Rob Brydon
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown:
Colin Sell

3/3. Giles finds himself tangling with a six-foot World Cup suit a bushel of potatoes, his mother-in-law-to-be and Ainsley Harriott. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsbv. with additional material by Graeme Garden
Repeated from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Ainsley Harriott.
Written By:
Marcus Brigstocke
Written By:
Jeremy Salsbv.
Giles:
Marcus Briqstocke
Puffy Tom:
Goodman Hill
Greta:
Debbie Chazen
Ainsley Harriott:
Himself
Herr Schmidt:
Sieven Rvynman
Mrs Wells:
Rlchenda Carey
Herr Parzel:
Steffan Boje
Ulrika:
Fiona Carew

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie , and Bob Flowerdew answer some of the questions posed by gardeners in South Yorkshire. Chaired by Eric Robson. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
RT direct- Gardeners'Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost E13.44 (rrp £15.99) or 2 audio cassettes cost E:8.99 (rrp £10.99). Prices include p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com. or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Alan Titchmarsh solves your problems: page 26

Contributors

Unknown:
Matthew Biggs
Unknown:
John Cushnie
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Eric Robson.
Producer:
Trevor Taylor
Unknown:
Alan Titchmarsh

New series 1/4. Four old British trades that help to give Britain its unique appearance are in danger of dying out through lack of willing apprentices. How can they be kept alive? Clare Jenkins hears about plaster possums and backward-looking macaws from Suffolk pargeter Bill Sargent, who's teaching his son Kenny the ancient skill of decorative plasterwork. producer Clare Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown:
Clare Jenkins
Unknown:
Bill Sargent
Producer:
Clare Jenkins

1/2. By H Rider Haggard. Hattie Naylor's adaptation of the 19th-century bestseller set in a mysterious African kingdom. Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind the legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa, where they find Ayesha, 2,000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.
Music by Elizabeth Purnell ; Director Sara Davies Repeated Saturday 9pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Hattie Naylor
Unknown:
Ludwig Holly
Music By:
Elizabeth Purnell
Director:
Sara Davies
Ludwig:
Tim McInnerny
Leo:
Oliver Chris
Ayesha:
Mia Soteriou
Job:
Howard Coggins
Billali:
Ben Onwukwe
Amenartas/Ustane:
Janice Acquah
Vincey:
Tom Sherman
Agarah:
Damian Lynch
Young Leo:
Oliver Baynham

9/9. "Summer's lease hath all too short a date". Verse inspired by summer, including poems by Shakespeare,
Philip Larkin and Ros Barber. With readers David Collins , Catherine Harvey , Bonnie Hurren and Bill Wallis. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
RT DIRECT: A special CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Larkin
Readers:
David Collins
Readers:
Catherine Harvey
Readers:
Bonnie Hurren
Readers:
Bill Wallis.
Producer:
Paul Dodgson

6/11. With parts of Britain still in the grip of drought, Julian O'Halloran asks whether the regulators are doing enough to force the water companies to protect the environment and live up to their commitments. Repeated from Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Julian O'Halloran

Michael Rosen presents a selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Rosen
Producer:
Jacqueline Smith

Ian lays down the law.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29
RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Book is available for £8.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi

Contributors

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

3/5. Bouvard and Pecuchet. An extract from
Gustave Flaubert 's unfinished novel in which two retired Parisian clerks embark on adventures in gardening. Read by novelist Julian Barnes. Producer Jill Waters

Contributors

Unknown:
Gustave Flaubert
Unknown:
Julian Barnes.
Producer:
Jill Waters

9/9. Plane Truth. Peter Day reports on a dogfight in the aviation industry between Airbus's super-jumbo A380 and Boeing's yet-to-fly 787, the Dreamliner. Rptd from Thursday

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Day

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 How to Succeed at Summits
1/2. Sir Christopher Meyer , former British ambassador to the US, looks behind the closed doors when world leaders get together and explores the keys to success with fellow summiteers, including Madeleine Albright , former US secretary of State. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan How to Succeed at Summits is repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sun 5.45am

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Sir Christopher Meyer
Unknown:
Madeleine Albright
Unknown:
Terry Dignan

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