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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Helen's Church, Sefton, Liverpool.

: In the Think Tanks

1/3. Repeated from Sunday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Perfect Pleasure. Is pleasure, as Epicurus suggested, the beginning and the end of a life of happiness? Mark Tully explores the double-edged nature of pleasure. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

4/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. ProducerAmanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.

: The Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of Deafblind UK.
Donations: [address removed] marked Deafblind on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Andrew 's Church, Ballingan, County Down. Led by the Rev John Bowley. Preacher Canon Noel Battye , with the Balligan Consort directed by David McKnight. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: John Bowley.
Unknown: Canon Noel Battye
Directed By: David McKnight.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point of View

Professor Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine

: Broadcasting House from 9.30

The week's news. With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Sri Lanka
Live coverage of the fourth day's play in the First Test.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

The prima ballerina Darcey Bussell talks to Sue Lawley about her career, motherhood and the pieces of music that are special to her. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd Friday 9am


Talks: Darcey Bussell
Producer: Anne Peacock Rptd

: Quote.... Unquote

8/9. Exchanging favourite quotations and anecdotes this week are Anna Ford , The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's s Arthur Dent , otherwise known as actor Simon Jones , Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis and comedian Mark Steel. Hosted by Nigel Rees , with reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Unknown: Mark Steel.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

Exploring the food issues of the day. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Producer Alice Feinstein Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presented By: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor coim Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Sunday Best: The Boy Who Bought a Field

Archaeologist and broadcaster Francis Pryor explores the remarkable story of young archaeology graduate Stuart Wilson, who has bought a field for a considerable sum of money, convinced that he has just discovered a lost medieval town.
Producer Martin Kurzik


Presenter: Francis Pryor
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Carol Klein answer questions at a garden centre in Whitminster near Stroud in Gloucestershire. With Eric Robson in the chair. And at the GOT garden, Bob Flowerdew explains why now is an ideal time to grow pineapples, Pippa Greenwood sets up a trial to see which compost for patio containers gives the best results and Carol Klein reveals how scented plants can be used in patio containers to provide evening fragrance.
Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Shortened at 3pm
Alan Titchmarsh: page 32
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost £10.99 (rrp £12.99); two audio cassettes cost E8.99 (rrp £10.99). Prices include p&p. To order call [number removed] and quote code RT45


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Carol Klein
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Carol Klein
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Fabulous Fables

4/4. The Gnat and the Bull. Aesop wrote more than 600 fables, but how do they stand up to modern moral dilemmas? Retirement can be like living in Siberia - there are no landmarks as far as the eye can see. Fables read by Paul Ewina. Reporter Jo Morris. producer Matt Thompson


Read By: Paul Ewina.
Reporter: Jo Morris.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Classic Serial: Kipps - the Story of aSimple Soul

2/2. By HG Wells. For the sake of Helen, Kipps tries to adapt himself to the baffling ritual of a Folkestone tea, where the middle-class residents play an anagram parlour game, and where an unexpected encounter shatters everything. Dramatised by Mike Walker. Producer/Director John Taylor Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Director: John Taylor
Kipps: Bryan Dick
Helen: Lesley Vickerage
MrsWalshingham: Deborah Findlay
Ann: Sinead Matthews
Coote: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Chitterlow: Robert Whitelock
Sid: Simon Balfour
Uncle: Donald Sumpter

: Open Book

Bernard MacLaverty , author of Grace Notes, talks to Mariella Frostrup about his fifth volume of short stories. And historians Alison Weir and Jason Goodwin discuss why they've given up on facts to write fiction. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Alison Weir
Unknown: Jason Goodwin
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

2/9. In the company of poets William Cowper , Robert Browning and CP Cavafy, Roger McGough travels hopefully and arrives at some interesting poetry destinations. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm BBC AUDIO: A special CD celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: William Cowper
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Christine Hall

: Back to the Drawing Board: Modernising Morecambe

Last year more than a hundred architects entered a competition to redesign Morecambe's seafront. The judging meetings produced much argument about what constitutes good design. John Wilson eavesdropped on the selection process and interviewed local residents.
(Repeated from Tuesday)


Presenter: John Wilson

: From Fact to Fiction

(Repeated from yesterday 7pm)

: Pick of the Week

Quentin Cooper presents his selection of highlights from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] Email: [email address removed]


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Ian Willox

: The Archers

Lynda hits on a good idea. For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 35

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine presented by Barney Harwood.
Featuring the next instalment of Diana Hendry 's story Harvey Angell. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Unknown: Diana Hendry
Unknown: Harvey Angell.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Tea with Mr Rochester

1/5. Violet. The Titmus family's new maid appears to have an uncanny knack for predicting the future. By Frances
Towers, read by Susannah Harker and abridged by Penny Leicester. Producer Emma Harding


Read By: Susannah Harker
Producer: Emma Harding

: Feedback

1/12. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments and queries and redirects them towards BBC radio programme and policy makers. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

6/8. 1 a science fiction special, Michael Rosen takes a crash course in Klingon, hears from a comic book novelist, and learns the art of talking to aliens both in galaxies far far away and a little closer to home. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/9. Opportunity Knocks. What is life like for the immigrants for whom Britain seems to be a land of opportunity? Peter Day investigates. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 In the Think Tanks 2/3. Dennis Sewell looks at the work of think tanks concerned with the environment.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
In the Think Tanks is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm andonSunat 5.45am


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister celebrates the life stories of the recently deceased. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Piano Man

The story of Paolo Fazioli , who 25 years ago redesigned the grand piano, creating what some say is the finest instrument in the world. Presented by Philip Pope. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Paolo Fazioli
Presented By: Philip Pope.

: Analysis

: News

: Battle for Babylon


: Heart and Soul

The Buddhist
Monks of Drepung

: News

: Alcohol


: World Today

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