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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Andrew 's Church, Hurstbourne Priors, Hampshire.


Unknown: St Andrew

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood .

The Pleasure of Work. In a society that defines people by what they do, those who enjoy their job are fortunate indeed. Mark Tully considers the pleasures of working, whether it be digging the garden or writing a script. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

3/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Edward Stourton.
Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Gervaise Phinn appeals on behalf of the charity ClearVision. Donations: [address removed] marked ClearVision 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: Gervaise Phinn
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

This year's service from the Keswick Convention in the Lake
District focuses on the renewing power of the Holy Spirit.
Service leader the Rev Steve James. Preacher the Rev ur
Chris Wright. Directors of music Ray Monk and Andy Silver. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Steve James.
Unknown: Chris Wright.
Unknown: Andy Silver.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news. With Fi Glover. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Fi Glover.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's guest is playwright David Edgar. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: David Edgar.

: Just a Minute

4/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game. This week's panellists are Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Charles Collingwood and Tony Hawks. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Charles Collingwood

: The Food Programme

Experience Food and Memory. As part of Radio 4's Memory Expenence season, Simon Parkes discovers how our food preferences are linked to the past and cooks up a memorable dish with food writer Nigel Slater. Producer Paula McGinley Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Nigel Slater.
Producer: Paula McGinley Rptd

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the Second lest, from Old Trafford. With News at 1.30pm and 3.40.
Producer Peter Baxter .approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Tim Franks. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Tim Franks.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Ferry across the Mekong

1/2. The Return Ticket. In 1979, Blue Peter launched an appeal to buy a ferry for the people of Cambodia. Former Blue Peter presenter Simon Groom returns to track down the fate of both the boat and the country, once ravaged by the Khmer Rouge. producer Jane Ray


Presenter: Simon Groom
Producer: Jane Ray

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Port Sunlight Residents and Conservation Society, Wirral. Chaired by Eric Robson. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost £13.44 (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]visit www.bbcshop.com. or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Men of Stone

Newseriesl/5 Portland -the Jurassic Park. Investigating Mesolithic masonry in the company of geologists and archaeologists. Julian Richards tells the story of Portland stone and the men who quarried it. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nick St George

: Classic Serial: Great Expectations: 1: The Common Boy

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised by Martyn Wade.
1/3 Young Pip is an orphan living with his shrewish sister and her kindly blacksmith husband. One Christmas Eve he is surprised by a convict and forced to steal for him.
This single good deed of Pip's leads him to the pursuit of expectations of wealth, a better position in life, and happiness; but he has many hard lessons to learn before he achieves that.
(Rpd Sat 9pm)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Martyn Wade
Music: Harvey Brough
Producer/Director: Marilyn Imrie
Pip: Oliver Milburn
Young Pip: Angus Imrie
Joe: Jim Carter
Mrs Joe: Pam Ferris
Biddy: Robin Weaver
Magwitch: Ken Campbell
Miss Havisham: Janet Suzman
Young Estella: Ellie Beaven
Young Herbert: Milo Clare
Jaggers: Roger Allam
Pumblechook: Christopher Benjamin
Orlick: Ben Crowe
Compeyson: Harry Myers

: Open Book ,

Mariella Frostrup talks to Jon McGregor about his new book, So Many Ways to Begin, and, 50 years after its publication, she considers Sam Selvon 's patois novel The Lonely Londoners. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Jon McGregor
Unknown: Sam Selvon
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Societies

2/4. The Gujarati Writers Forum. As part of a series looking at groups that meet to celebrate their love of poetry, Judith Palmer goes to Batley, West Yorkshire, to join in a lively meeting of Gujarati poets who love to celebrate their literary heritage but want to make it relevant for the younger generation. Producer VivBeeby Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer

: File on 4

10/11. How well are victims of crime currently treated by prosecutors? Gerry Northam examines some disturbing stories. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his 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


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Clarrie shows some restraint. For cast see page 29 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 28 RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Book is available for £8.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com, or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed]

: Go 4 It

To celebrate the launch of the Secret Agent Exhibition in Leeds, Barney Harwood speaks to writer
Anthony Horowitz about his literary teenage super-spy Alex Rider. And the story Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende continues. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Alex Rider.
Unknown: Isabel Allende
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Island Tales

2/5. Lucy Wildhair. Girls of the All-Island Hairdressing Club fall for a shipwrecked man. By Annamaria Murphy. Read by Mary Woodvine. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Lucy Wildhair.
Unknown: Annamaria Murphy.
Read By: Mary Woodvine.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

John Waite looks at the situation of the eastern Europeans working in Britain's building trade. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/9. Searching Questions. Ever more sophisticated search engines and smarter websites promise endless new benefits. Diane Coyle investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Diane Coyle

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: A Burst of Freedom

2/2. An extreme brand of free-market ideology called libertarianism took over the Conservative Party's student wing in the mid-1980s. The Times columnist Tim Hames investigates how an insatiable desire to shock and irritate senior figures in the party led to the radicals' downfall. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
A Burst of Freedom is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Tim Hames
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

3/7. Schadenfreude. Envy has one sweet consequence, and that's schadenfreude - the joy of seeing your rivals fail. Joining presenter Dominic Arkwright are agony aunt
Anna Raeburn , economist Andrew Oswald , and stand-up comedian Simon Evans , who claims: "sex and drugs and schadenfreude, that's all my body needs". Producer Miles warde


Presenter: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Andrew Oswald
Unknown: Simon Evans

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Laurel and Hardy on Tour

Glenn Mitchell examines the impact made by comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy during their various tours of Europe between 1932 and 1954. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Glenn Mitchell
Unknown: Stan Laurel
Unknown: Oliver Hardy

: News

: News

: World Today

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