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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Edward's Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

: In the Think Tanks

3/3. Repeated from Sunday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Into the Unknown. Mark Tully considers the Hencn medical scientist Claude Bernard 's claim that we can learn nothing except by going from the known to the Unknown. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Claude Bernard
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious news, with Edward Stourton.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Monty Don appeals on behalf of Harvest Help.
Donations: [address removed], marked Harvest Help on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27 pm


Unknown: Monty Don
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship ..

Waiting on God. Bishop Martin Shaw visits Paris and Solesmes and talks to author Sara Maitland as he reflects on the life and writings of the 20th-century philosopher and political thinker, Simone Weil. producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Martin Shaw
Unknown: Sara Maitland
Unknown: Simone Weil.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: 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 Second est.
Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

David Cameron , leader of the Conservative Party, talks to Sue Lawley about his life, career and choice Of music. Producer Anne Peacock Repeated on Friday at 9am


Leader: David Cameron
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Producer: Anne Peacock

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/6. The panel game comes from the Bristol Hippodrome, where Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Arthritis. Can a change in diet alleviate the symptoms or arthritis? Introduced by Sheila Dillon. Producer Alice Feinstein Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Introduced By: 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

2/3. When MG Rover closed last year, more than six thousand workers at Longbridge were made redundant. Adrian Chiles has been charting their progress as they go back into the labour market. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions posed by gardeners in Birmingham. And at the GOT garden, Anne Swithinbank explains why controlling herbaceous perennials gives a longer flowering season. With Eric Robson in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost E13.44 (rrp E15.99) or 2 audio cassettes cost EB.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 by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Five Gardens of Spain

New series 1/5. The return of the series that celebrates visionary gardens of the world. Susan Marling explores the courtyard gardens of the Alhambra in Granada and unlocks their secret meaning. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: Memento Mori: 2/2

by Muriel Spark.
Set in 1950s London, this is a funny and often touching observation of old age and how the past has a bearing on the present. Mrs Pettigrew is blackmailing Godfrey; and the mystery telephone caller persists in his warnings of "Remember you must die!" These calls soon become widespread, defying all speculation and the efforts of the police. Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Muriel Spark.
Dramatised by: Diana Griffiths.
Producer/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
Tony: Kim Wall
Bill: Anthony Glennon
Mrs Anthony: Frances Jeater
Olive/Gwen: Tracy Wiles
Eric: Thomas Wheatley

: Open Book

When novelist Jane Smiley found she had writers' block she set herself the task of reading and studying 100 great novels. She talks to Mariella Frostrup about what her epic reading journey taught her, and how it will affect her own writing. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at4pm


Unknown: Jane Smiley
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

4/9 Poems about the cinema, including offerings from Brian Patten and Carol Ann Duffy , and a new poem by the programme's presenter, Roger McGough. The readers are Adjoah Andoh , Demetri Goritsas and Patrick Romer. Producer Sarah Langan 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]


Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Presenter: Roger McGough.
Unknown: Adjoah Andoh
Unknown: Demetri Goritsas
Unknown: Patrick Romer.
Producer: Sarah Langan

: File on Four

1/11. Iraqi security forces have been supplied with weapons in complex arms deals involving the US and UK. Allan Urry examines concerns that guns destined for soldiers and police are being diverted to insurgents, for use against British and US troops. Repeated from Tuesday

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay presents her selection of highlights from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer jo coombs
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: The Archers

Jennifer finds a friend in need. For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 31 RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Book is available for EB.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Lilian Bellamy: Sunny Ormonde
Jolene Perks: Buffy Davis
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Hayley Tucker: Lorraine Coady
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Shula Hebden Lloyd: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tom Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Fallon Rogers: Joanna van Kampen
Adam Macy: Andrew Wincott
Brenda Tucker: Amy Shindler
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Oliver Sterling: Michael Cochrane
Matt Crawford: Kim Durham
Jazzer: Ryan Kelly
Bert Fry: Eric Allan
Sam Batton: Robin Pirongs
Ian Craig: Stephen Kennedy
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harris

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood visits Zippo's Circus and meets some of the performers and animals. Plus music, stories and competitions. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: Tea with Mr Rochester

3/5. The Little Willow. Lisby lives in the shadow of her two glamorous sisters, but a new visitor to the house perceives her true worth. Read by Emilia Fox. Series of stories written by Frances Towers and abridged by Penny Leicester . Producer Emma Harding


Read By: Emilia Fox.
Written By: Frances Towers
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Producer: Emma Harding

: Feedback

Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Word of Mouth

8/8. Michael Rosen looks at words. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

4/9. Life on the Nile. Is the Middle East ready for globalisation? Peter Day reports from Egypt. Producer Richard Berenger


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Richard Berenger

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dispatch Box
Are our politicians funny or just plain laughable?
Stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke assesses their performance and lets us into some of the secrets of making people laugh. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dispatch Box is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm andonSundayat 5.45am
Marcus Brigstocke on what makes him laugh: page 119


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: The Learning Curve

The guide to learning, with Libby Purves. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: I Too Soft?

Pianist and writer Susan Tomes explores the role of the pianist in chamber music duos. She feels it is high time that pianists are recognised for what they are - not accompanists, but pianists. Producer Andrea Kidd


Unknown: Susan Tomes
Producer: Andrea Kidd

: Analysis

: News

: Give Me Land

(1/4) What land means to the millions who need it to survive

: News

: Faultlines

(1/4) Exploring the reasons why some places are always "at war" in one way or another

: World Today

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