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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin's in the Bullring, Birmingham.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Metamorphosis. An exploration of our enduring fascination with the idea of metamorphosis - from ancient myth to contemporary science fiction. With Mark Tully. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully.
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm ...

New series Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

John Cleese appeals on behalf of BIBIC (British Institute for Brain Injured Children). Donations: [address removed], marked BIBIC on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 9.26pm, and on Thu at 3.27pm


Unknown: John Cleese

: Sunday Worship

Festival Eucharist from St John's Church, Buxton, sung by the Buxton Madrigal Singers and festival soloists to
Mozart's Missa Brevis, K259 (solo organ). The preacher is Nicholas Buxton. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nicholas Buxton.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. 11.15 Desert Island Discs Crime writer Ian Rankin is Sue Lawley's guest today, choosing eight of his favourite records to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Anne Peacock Rptd on FM at 9am


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Ian Rankin
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Pakistan

Commentary on the fourth day's play in the First lest, from Lord's. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
_ Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Just a Minute

2/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Shaw Theatre, London, with panellists Paul Merton, Chris Neill, Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Lisa Tarbuck. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Hesketh-Harveyand Lisatarbuck.

: The Food Programme

Organics. Organic food is big business. Sheila Dillon investigates whether standards are still being maintained as the market increases. producer Paula McGinley Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Paula McGinley

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Brian Hanrahan. Editor coim Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Sunday Best: Here Is a Box, a Musical Box

In January 1966 a new series began on children TV. Featuring characters whose names have passed into popular culture, Camberwick Green was the first or the Trumptonshire trilogy. Phill Jupitus goes behind the scenes of this popular children's TV series. With contributions from Brian Cant , creator and producer Gordon Murray , and animator Bob Bura. Producer Libby Cross


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Brian Cant
Producer: Gordon Murray
Unknown: Bob Bura.
Producer: Libby Cross

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by gardeners in Nottinghamshire. Chaired by Eric Robson. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened repeat on Wed at 3pm RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Quest/on Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost E13.44 (rrp £15.99) or 2 audio cassettes cost £8.99 (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]


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Apprentice to the Past

3/4. What can be done to keep four of Britain s ancient trades alive? Today Clare Jenkins talks to three generations of the Somerset Willow Company about pigeon-carriers, picnic baskets - and coffins. Producer Clare Jenkins


Talks: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Clare Jenkins

: Classic Serial: The Name of the Rose

1/2. Umberto Eco's enigmatic murder mystery chart: seven fateful days in the life of a medieval abbey in Italy. As monks from all over Europe gather to resolve the Dower struggle between the Pope and the Holy Roman Emperor, a young monk is found dead. The Abbot fears either murder or witchcraft and asks William nf Raskprvillp to investiaate. Dramatised by Chris Dolan. Other parts played by members of the cast Producer/Director Bruce Young Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
William of Baskerville: David Hayman
Old Adso: Andrew Sachs
Young Adso: Nick Underwood
Abbot: Crawford Logan
Jorge: Jim Norton
Bernard: Christian Rodska
Severinus: Brian Pettifer
Nicholas: Sean Scanlan
Malachi: Neil McKinven
Salvatore: Mark McDonnell
Berengar: Cara Kelly
Benno: John Kielty
Adelmo John: Paul Hurley
Venantius: Simon Talt

: Open Book

Louise Welsh talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel The Bullet Trick, a thriller set in the burlesque clubs of Soho, Berlin and Glasgow. Plus recommendations for summer reading. Producer Fiona McLean Repeated Thursday 4pm


Talks: Louise Welsh
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Weary Blues: Langston Hughes'sBittersweet Poems

Kevin Le Gendre heads to Harlem to celebrate me nrst book of poems written by African-American poet Langston Hughes. With contributions from Nikki Giovanni , Traci Morris , Byron Wallen , Michael Horowitz and Sue Mingus. Producer Nicky Birch Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Le Gendre
Unknown: Langston Hughes.
Unknown: Nikki Giovanni
Unknown: Traci Morris
Unknown: Byron Wallen
Unknown: Michael Horowitz
Unknown: Sue Mingus.
Producer: Nicky Birch

: File on Four

8/11. As the police inquiry into loans and honours continues, Fran Abrams looks at the activities of some of the Government's other business friends. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sue MacGregor presents a selection of excerpts 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


Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Joe shares his expertise. For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 24 RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Book is available for £8.45, including pSp, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting[number removed]

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme presented by Barney Harwood , featuring Isabelle Allende 's story Kingdom of the Golden Dragon. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Isabelle Allende
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: A Garden of Stories

5/5. The Selfish Giant. By Oscar Wilde. John Cushnie reflects on how frost affects the life of a garden as an introduction to Wilde's touching story. Abridged by Jill Waters and read by Andrew Sachs. Producer Jill waters


Unknown: Oscar Wilde.
Unknown: John Cushnie
Abridged By: Jill Waters
Read By: Andrew Sachs.

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Obituary programme, with Jane Little. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jane Little.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/9. Yankee Doodle Dandy? Opposition to US policies and Washington political trends has been growing, yet consumption of American culture continues unabated abroad. In a studio discussion, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto explores why there is so little anti-Americanism beyond the political and if Britain wins or loses by it. Producer Simon coates


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 Join the Union - to Get ahead
Andrew Neil reveals the political secrets of Glasgow University Union.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Join the Union - to Getahead is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page: My Brilliant Baby

1/7. Are you a hothouse parent? Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the magazine The Idler and author of a recent guide to lazy parenting, tackles the modern parent's obsession with Gymboree, Tumble Tots and Baby Einstein tapes. Amanda Mitchison and Caroline Oulton square up in general opposition, and presenter Dominic Arkwright owns up to being a Competitive dad.


Unknown: Tom Hodgkinson
Unknown: Amanda Mitchison
Unknown: Caroline Oulton
Presenter: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Miles Warde

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Imagining Albion: the GreatBritish Future

4/4. Starmakers. Why have a new generation of British sci-fi writers gone where Albion has rarely gone before - to the stars? Introduced by Francis Spufford. Rptd from Thu


Introduced By: Francis Spufford.

: News

: News

: World Today

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