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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Leonard's, Bledington, Gloucestershire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Fantasy and Imagination. The difference between fantasy and imagination, explored by Mark Tully. is it true, as the Dominican Timothy Radcliffe has recently written, that fantasy is a form of despair that flees from reality rather than seeking to reshape it? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully.
Unknown: Timothy Radcliffe
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/4. Dawn in a Reed Bed. England's largest tidal reed bed is Blacktoft Sands in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Lionel Kellaway goes there to enjoy a spring dawn chorus. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kellaway

: Sunday

Religious news, with Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Prunella Scales appeals on behalf of the Haemophilia
Society. Donations: [address removed], marked HS on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 926pm, and on Thursday at 3.Z7pm


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Burden of Faith. Dr James Hanvey SJ travels to the tombs of St Peter and St Paul in Rome to explore why the contemporary saints and martyrs staked their hves on the truth of the Gospels. Preacher: Father Michael Paul
Gallagher, dean of the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Dr James Hanvey
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Father Michael Paul
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: 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

Sue Lawley's guest is the artist Maggi Hambling. She chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle


Artist: Maggi Hambling.
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. Special guest Rob Brydon joins regulars Barry Cryer ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Humphrey Lyttelton. With Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

Lamb and Mutton. As the barbecues start firing up for the summer, Sheila Dillon celebrates new season lamb, and discovers why mutton is enjoying a renaissance. Producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with GutO Harri. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Guto Harri.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Giles Wemmbley Hogg Geht zum Fussballweltmeisterschaft weg!

2/3. Giles Wemmbley Hogg is off in the world of World Cup corporate entertainment, which involves a little hike in the Black Forest, a friendly owl and a deadly laptop. Written by Marcus Brigstocke and Jeremy Salsby , with additional material by Graeme Garden.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Giles Wemmbley Hogg
Written By: Marcus Brigstocke
Written By: Jeremy Salsby
Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Giles: Marcus Briqstocke
Jenny: Rosie Cavallero
Roger: Laurence Howarth
Sebastian: Erich Redman
Petra: Britta Gartner
Hermann: Steffan Boje
Herr Ouindar: Richard Turner

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team answer questions from gardeners in Monmouthshire. As part of Radio 4's week looking at drought, Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank ,
Pippa Greenwood , John Cushnie and Chris Beardshaw explain how to deal with the hosepipe ban. Eric Robson is in the chair. 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. Two CDs cost C13.44 (rrp £15.99) or 2 audio cassettes cost E8.99 (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 call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Alan Titchmarsh solves your problems: page 26


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Five Gardens of Spain

5/5. Susan Marling visits Madrid's newly restored botanical garden and talks to Fernando Caruncho , one of Spain's most famous contemporary gardeners, who has made a modern addition to the new garden.
Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Fernando Caruncho
Producer: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: Basil

2/2. After a bloody fight, Mannion is hospitalised and disfigured, and swears to hunt Basil down. By Wilkie Collins, in an adaptation by Robin Brooks.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Wilkie Collins
Adapted by: Robin Brooks
Producer: Clive Brill
Basil: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Mannion: Robert Glenister
Margaret: Julie Cox
Sherwin: Christopher Etteridge
Mrs Sherwin/Neighbour: Leslie Ash
Ralph/Doctor 1/Doctor 2: Nicholas Rowe
Clara: Charlotte Lucas
Father/Bernard: Simon Chandler
Susan: Kellie Shirley
Usher/Innkeeper: Seb Cardinal
Landlady/Wife: Karen Randel

: Open Book

Bob Geldof joins Mariella Frostrup to talk about his account of his travels through Africa. Producer Nicola HollowayRptdThu 4pm


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Hollowayrptdthu

: Poetry Please

8/9. Catherine Harvey reads Isabella; or The Pot of Basil by John Keats - a tale of love, betrayal and gory horticulture. Producer Paul Dodgson 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: Catherine Harvey
Unknown: John Keats
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: File on Four

5/11. Who should be accountable for the failure of the new rural payments scheme? Miriam O'Reilly investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Stewart Henderson presents a selection of highlights from BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw®bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Brian steps into the breach.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29
RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Booh is available for E8.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


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

: A Garden of Stories

2/5. Through the Looking Glass - The Garden of Live Flowers By Lewis Carroll. Jenny Uglow discusses the role of gardens in children's literature, and Carroll's quirky reversal of the idea of talking to plants. Readings by Patience Tomlinson. Abridged by Jill Waters. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Lewis Carroll.
Unknown: Jenny Uglow
Abridged By: Jill Waters.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Absent Friends

4/4. Scribes, Scribblers and Telephone Callers. Characters in radio or TV series who never make an appearance but have fully formed characters are explored by Tony Hawks This week, he investigates the letters and telephone conversations from absentee characters, including the most prolific letter writer of all - Mrs Trellis from I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Producer Angela Sherwin


Unknown: Mrs Trellis
Producer: Angela Sherwin

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

8/9. Hive of Innovation. The Honeybee network, which helps village inventors in India to share their ideas with a global audience, is now forging an alliance with the Massachusetts institute of Technology. Peter Day says the results could change the world. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 How to Beat the Audience
2/2. Appearing on Any Questions? or BBCl's Question Time is one of the hardest challenges for any politician.
It's the live audience that can make it really difficult. Well-informed and educated, they won't put up with political platitudes. Steve Hewlett explains the rules for beating the audience. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
How to Beat the Audience is repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sun 5.45am


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Steve Hewlett
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

6/8. The guide to learning, with LibbyPurves. RptdfromMon

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Imagining Albion: the GreatBritish Future

1/4. Big Brother and the Brave New World. Francis Spufford , author of The Child That Books Built, explores how British science-fiction writers have engaged with the hopes, fears and big ideas of their times. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Francis Spufford

: Analysis

: News

: News

: World Today

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