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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St James the Less, Dorney, Buckinghamshire.


Unknown: St James

: The Lloyd George Papers

1/2. With Trevor Fishlock. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Trevor Fishlock.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Deadlier than the Male. The writer and broadcaster
Shazia Khan considers the allure and power of female beauty and exlores the place of modesty in religion. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Shazia Khan
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

2/8. Retired teacher Paul Murphy returns to his old school, where the city farm he started 25 years ago is about to Close. Producer Benjamin Chesterton


Unknown: Paul Murphy
Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Kevin Whately appeals on behalf of APT Enterprise Development in the developing world.
Donations: [address removed], marked APT on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Kevin Whately
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From the Memorial Chapel, University of Glasgow. The
Rev Johnston McKay reflects on the Gospel story about the two friends of Jesus and their strange encounter on the road to Emmaus. With the Rev Jennifer Macrae and the University Chapel Choir, musical director James Grossmith. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Unknown: Jennifer MacRae
Director: James Grossmith.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

A fresh look at the week's news, presented by Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion ,

5/5 Sue MacGregor reunites some of the organisers of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981: the Queen's press secretary at the time,
Sir Micnaei Shea ; the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, the Rt Rev
Alan Webster ; dress designer Elizabeth Emanuel ; Lt Col Sir
John Johnston ; photographer Arthur Edwards , and the musical director of the wedding, Sir David Willcocks. Producers Chris Green and David Prest


Unknown: Lady Diana Spencer
Unknown: Sir Micnaei Shea
Unknown: Alan Webster
Designer: Elizabeth Emanuel
Designer: Lt Col Sir
Unknown: John Johnston
Unknown: Arthur Edwards
Unknown: Sir David Willcocks.
Unknown: David Prest

: Quote.... Unquote

6/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes are Celia Haddon , Natalie Haynes , Ruth Padel and Brian Sewell. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Natalie Haynes
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Unknown: Brian Sewell.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Raw Food. Sheila Dillon tries out a raw-food diet and appraises the benefits of uncooked eating. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Things We Forgot to Remember

4/4. Michael Portillo travels deep into rural France to dig up some difficult memories of the 1789 Revolution hat have nothing at all to do with liberty, equality or fraternity. Producer Tom Alban <R)


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions from gardeners in Berkshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Carol Klein explains how to take basal cuttings from perennial plants and Pippa Greenwood tells why biological controls are so effective for eradicating red-spider mite and whitefly. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast, producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette with free p&p. Two CDs cost E10S9 (rrp £12.99) or 2 cassettes E8.99 (rrp £10.99). To order call [number removed] and quote code RT45.


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Fabulous Fables

2/4. The Young Man and the Lady of the Night. Norman was fleeced by a woman he loved, but he has no regrets. Is he a fool? An adaptation of a fable attributed to Aesop to test how it stands up to a modern moral dilemma. Reader Paul Ewing , plus interviews, conducted by Jo Morris , with people whose lives are just like fables. Producer Matt Thompson


Reader: Paul Ewing
Conducted By: Jo Morris
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Classic Serial: Dead Souls

2/2. In disgrace, Chichikov is arrested but escapes to another part of Russia. He's determined to become an honest man. However, his past is about to catch up with him. A comic tour de force about human folly, and one of the jewels of Russian literature, written by Nikolai Gogol , and dramatised by Dan Rebellato , starring Michael Palin and Mark Heap.
Producer/Director Polly Thomas Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Written By: Nikolai Gogol
Dramatised By: Dan Rebellato
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Mark Heap.
Director: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Michael Palin
Chichikov: Mark Heap
Tenteknikov: Toby Hadoke
Kostanzhoglo: David Fleeshman
Koshkaryov: Wyllie Lonqmore
Selifan: Graeme Hawley
Korabochka: Judith Davis
Ulinka: Rina Mahoney

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to author Michael Collins about his latest book, a story of literary intrigues, warring novelists and hidden manuscripts set on a US college campus. producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Michael Collins

: Cuba Libre: a Look at Cuba's Poetry

Poet Roshan Doug travels to Havana to talk to Cuban poets to see how their work has reflected the politics and culture of this fascinating island after 47 years of Fidel Castro 's Communist regime.
Producer Laura Parfitt Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roshan Doug
Unknown: Fidel Castro
Producer: Laura Parfitt

: A New Axis of Power

2/2. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is attempting to build alliances to curtail the role of the USA in South America by tapping into anti-US sentiment in parts of Latin America. Emilio San Pedro visits the region and the USA to see if Washington is losing influence in what it historically considered to be "the backyard". Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Hugo Chavez
Unknown: Emilio San Pedro

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Edward Stourton presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Ian Willox
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] emaitpotw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Ian Willox

: The Archers

Matt lays down the law.
For cast see page 33 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 32

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme. Plus a new story, Harvey Angell by Diana Hendry. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and AbiAwojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Harvey Angell
Unknown: Diana Hendry.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong

: Second Generation

4/5. Pirates. What is it about the ear-and-brain mechanism that makes us react to music in the way we do? And how does music affect those with synaesthesia, for whom every note has its own vibrant colour? Continuing the series celebrating the diversity of contemporary British fiction. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests discuss current media trends. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Word of Mouth

Repeated from Tuesday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

9/9. Wasted on the Young? From disrespect to the anarchic use of technology and the fetishism of brands,
British youth today maintains the honourable tradition of alarming, perplexing and disappointing its elders. But just how wide is the generational gap when the whole family attends the same gig? And who's narrowing it? Richard Weight asks if the middle-aged and even older are shamelessly colonising youth culture. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Weight

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Lloyd George Papers
2/2. Trevor Fishlock examines the private letters and journals of the great political leader. Editor Terry Dignan ;
The Lloyd George Papers repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Trevor Fishlock
Editor: Terry Dignan

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituary programme, that celebrates the lives of people who have recently died. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha

John Sessions analyses the ways in which comedians have tackled the world of mental health head on. Is it ever possible to laugh at mental illness? Repeated from Thursday

: Analysis

: News

: Heart and Soul

The Spirit of Voodoo

: News

: Alcohol (1/4)

: World Today

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