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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Augustine's Church, West Monkton, Somerset.

: In the Think Tanks

2/3. Repeated from Sunday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Called to Account. Mark Tully considers the impact of globalisation on our attitudes and responses to the disadvantaged within and beyond our own communities. Is it true that in the wake of the Make Poverty History campaign we are, more than ever before, being called to account? Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

5/8. Yew Tree Farm continues to diversify in a way that captures the spirit of its one-time, pro-diversification owner Beatrix Potter. The programme pays a visit to Caroline and Jon Watson , tenant farmers on what has been voted the most beautiful farm in the north of England.
Producer Nicky Humphries


Unknown: Beatrix Potter.
Unknown: Jon Watson
Producer: Nicky Humphries

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Roy Hudd appeals on behalf of Climb (Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases).
Donations: [address removed], marked Climb on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 926pm, and on Thursday at 327pm


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A Testing Time? As many young people take their exams, Andrew Graystone and the Rev Dr David Wilkinson , Wesley research lecturer at Durham University, seek inspiration from the life of the prophet Daniel, whose education is described in the Old Testament book bearing his name. Has life always been this testing? With the Manchester Chamber Choir. Director of music Gordon Stewart
Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Andrew Graystone
Unknown: Dr David Wilkinson
Music: Gordon Stewart
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: Broadcasting House

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


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

CBI director-general Sir Digby Jones joins Sue Lawley and chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island.
(Repeated on Friday at 9am)


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Sir Digby Jones
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Quote... Unquote

9/9. This 30th anniversary series of the quotations quiz ends with a panel comprising the novelist Simon Brett, comedian Dave Gorman, The Observer critic Stephanie Merritt, and producer of Blackadder, Not the Nine O'Clock News, QI, and the first ever producer of Quote....Unquote, John Lloyd. Hosted by Nigel Rees. Reader William Franklyn.
(Repeated from Monday)


Panellist: Simon Brett
Panellist: Dave Gorman
Panellist: Stephanie Merritt
Panellist: John Lloyd
Presenter: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn

: The Food Programme

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


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Alice Feinstein

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Life after Rover

1/3. In 1905, Herbert Austin produced his first motor car at Longbridge in the south of Birmingham. In 2005, production came to an abrupt end with the closure of MG
Rover. Adrian Chiles charts the fortunes of six thousand redundant workers. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Herbert Austin
Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor at 3pm The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is on BBC2 at 8pm Monday-Friday
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette with free p&p. Two CDs cost £10.99 (rrp 12.99) or 2 cassettes £8.99 (rrp £10.99). To order call [number removed] and quote code RT45
Lavender love affair: page 66


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Shifting Meridians

What a global carve-up! Explorer Benedict Allen heads to 0° longitude to try to solve the riddles of the world time-zone map. More than a hundred years of political intrigue and manoeuvring have left an oddly jagged, vast jigsaw puzzle. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Classic Serial: Memento Mori

1/2. By Muriel Spark. Set in 1950s London, this is a bitingly funny and often touching observation of old age and how the past has a bearing on the present.
Dame Lettie Colston is the first of her circle of friends and relations to be warned by a mystery voice on the telephone,
"Remember you must die!" Dramatised by Diana Griffiths. Featuring Prunella Scales and Elizabeth Spriggs.
With Thomas Wheatley , Anthony Glennon and Kim Wall producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
Recording that authentic Hampstead sound: page 127


Unknown: Muriel Spark.
Unknown: Dame Lettie Colston
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs.
Unknown: Thomas Wheatley
Unknown: Anthony Glennon
Unknown: Kim Wall
Director: Pauline Harris
Godfrey: Geoffrey Whitehead
Charmian: Marcia Warren
Mrs Pettigrew: Prunella Scales
Dame Lettie: Elizabeth Spriggs
Percy: Windsor Davies
Jean: Thelma Barlow
Henry: Trevor Martin
Guy: John Rowe
Mrs Anthony: Frances Jeater
Tempest: Frances Jeater
Olive: Tracy Wiles
Gwen: Tracy Wiles

: Open Book

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about her bad literary habits.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

3/9. Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' favourite poems, including work by Stevie Smith , Tobias Hill and RS Thomas. The readers are Adjoah Andoh , Demetri Goritsas , Lewis Rae and Patrick Romer. Producer Sarah Lanqan Repeated on Saturday at 1130pm
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: Roger McGough
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Tobias Hill
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Unknown: Adjoah Andoh
Unknown: Demetri Goritsas
Unknown: Lewis Rae
Unknown: Patrick Romer.
Producer: Sarah Lanqan

: The Stem Cell Swindle

There is a lucrative trade to be had from using stem cells from umbilical cords to treat sufferers of degenerative illnesses. Medical journalist Matthew Hill investigates the people and the companies offering this costly - and untested - "life-changing" treatment. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matthew Hill

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Russell Davies presents his selection of highlights 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] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Willox

: The Archers

Eddie accepts the inevitable.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 35

: Go 4 It

Ali Sparkes talks about her new book, Finding the Fox, about a boy who can change into a fox. The children's magazine, with a lively mix of music, comedy and competitions, is presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Talks: Ali Sparkes
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Tea with Mr Rochester

2/5. Tea with Mr Rochester. A schoolgirl comes face to face with her literary idol. Read by Romola Garai. Series of stories written by Frances Towers and abridged by Penny Leicester . Producer Emma Harding


Unknown: Mr Rochester.
Read By: Romola Garai.
Written By: Frances Towers
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Producer: Emma Harding

: Feedback

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

7/8. Michael Rosen examines words. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

(Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm)

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/9. Euro Everything. The EU wants its own internet search engine and its own satellite navigation system. Peter Day asks why we need to go it alone. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

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


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

: The Learning Curve

1/8. The guide to learning, with Libby Purves.
(Rptd from Mon)

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Dons and Dragons

Michael Rosen is joined by Philip Pullman , Jonathan Miller and AN Wilson as he tries to explain a conundrum: why has the city of Oxford produced some of the world's most famous fantasy writers for children? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: An Wilson

: Analysis

: News

: News

: Alcohol (4/4)

: World Today

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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