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2/4. Newt in a Pit. At Hampton Nature Reserve, Peterborough, Jules Howard of Froglife shows
Lionel Kelleway one of the largest colonies of great crested newts and explains why flooded clay pits make such a good wildlife habitat. Producer Stuart Reading

Contributors

Unknown:
Jules Howard
Unknown:
Lionel Kelleway

Bel Mooney appeals on behalf of Act. a charity that provides palliative care for children.
Donations: [address removed], marked ACT on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] I
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm

Contributors

Producer:
Sally Flatman

Five years on from the events of 9/11 in New York and Washington, Canon Chris Chivers of Blackburn Cathedral and Anjum Anwar of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, reflect on today's barriers to peace. Director of music
Richard Tanner ; organist James Davy. Producer Philip Billson

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon Chris Chivers
Unknown:
Anjum Anwar
Organist:
Richard Tanner
Organist:
James Davy.
Producer:
Philip Billson

3/4. TV-am. Sue MacGregor re-unites key members of the launch team for Britain's first ever commercial breakfast
TV station: former TV-am chairman Peter Jay ; David Frost one of the Famous Five presenters; shareholder
Jonathan Aitken ; Nick Owen , who began on the sports desk; ana
Greg Dyke , the man credited with turning the station around. Producer Emily Williams Repeated on Friday at 9am

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Jay
Unknown:
David Frost
Unknown:
Jonathan Aitken
Unknown:
Nick Owen
Unknown:
Greg Dyke

11/11. With Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Ross Noble , Tim Rice , and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptd from Monday

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Merton
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Ross Noble
Unknown:
Tim Rice
Unknown:
Nicholas Parsons.

New series 1/3. John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran since the constitutional revolution of 1906 and reveals an ancient society whose frequent struggles for freedom and democracy seem to be continually thwarted. producer Neil McCarthy Rptd on Friday at 11am

Contributors

Unknown:
John Tusa
Producer:
Neil McCarthy Rptd

Chris Beardshaw
Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire Eric Robson is in the chair. And Chris Beardshaw helps Paul Brice and Beth Clougher prepare their Birmingham allotment for the winter. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E13 44 (rrp £15.99) on two CDs or E8.99 (rrp £10.99) on two audio cassettes Prices include p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed], visit www.bbcshop.com. or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Anne Swithinbank answers gardeners' questions in the October issue of Good Homes MaGazine

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Beardshaw
Unknown:
Bob Flowerdew
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank
Unknown:
Eric Robson
Unknown:
Chris Beardshaw
Unknown:
Paul Brice
Unknown:
Beth Clougher
Producer:
Trevor Taylor
Unknown:
Anne Swithinbank

3/4. Summer - Eating. As summer warmth dries out the earth, young rooks have a hard time finding enough to eat. Mark Cocker continues his profile of one year in the lives of a flock of his favourite birds. Producer Tim Dee

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Cocker
Producer:
Tim Dee

The first radio production of this classic story, set in 1958 on a northern Pennine hill farm. Twelve-year-old Kathy finds a criminal on the run hiding in her barn, but because of his profane exclamation of shock on being discovered, she and her siblings believe him to be Jesus Christ.
Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from the book by Mary Haley Bell and from Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall 's screenplay for the 1961 film.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Diana Griffiths
Book By:
Mary Haley Bell
Unknown:
Keith Waterhouse
Unknown:
Willis Hall
Director:
Pauline Harris
The Man:
Paul Copley
Kathy:
Rachel Ibbotson
Nan:
Poppy Rush
Charlie:
Alexander Slater
Aunty Dolly/Mrs Reeves:
Becky Hindley
Dad:
Stephen Critchlow
Eddie:
Ben Crowe

Mariella Frostrup talks to Victoria Glendinning about her biography of Leonard Woolf , and considers the role of the writer's notebook in writing fiction.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm

Contributors

Talks:
Mariella Frostrup
Unknown:
Victoria Glendinning
Unknown:
Leonard Woolf
Producer:
Hilary Dunn

3/4. Edna St Vincent Millay - First Fig. This single-stanza poem has had an extraordinary life. Peggy Reynolds traces its journey from the bohemia of Greenwich Village in New York, where it was written nearly a hundred years ago. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm

Contributors

Producer:
Tim Dee

Barbara Myers presents a selection of excerpts from
BBC radio Over the past seven days. Producer Tamsin Hughes
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@>bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Tamsin Hughes

Children's magazine programme, presented by Barney Harwood. Ahmet Zappa , son of Frank, talks about his new book, The Monstrous Memoirs of Mighty McFearless. Plus stories, music, jokes and competitions. Producer Abi Awojobi

Contributors

Presented By:
Barney Harwood.
Presented By:
Ahmet Zappa
Producer:
Abi Awojobi

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 An Anthropologist in the House of Lords
1/2. Social anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe spent three years studying the cultural practices of a unique group of individuals - the peers in the House of Lords. This week Dr Crewe introduces the natives and reveals how ritual is central to the political process of the second chamber. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
An Anthropologist in the House of Lords is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown:
Dr Emma Crewe
Unknown:
Terry Dignan

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