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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Sleepless Nights. When you wake in the night and the mind starts to churn, why do life's little problems seem much worse than they really are? Mark Tully contemplates the perspective of the sleepless with writer and journalist Virginia Ironside. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Virginia Ironside.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

4/8. Meeting people who live the country life. Producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday ....

Religious and ethical news, presented by Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Archbishop Desmond Tutu appeals on behalf of TB Alert.
Donations: [address removed], marked TB Alert on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Transfigured Light. The Rev Giles Fraser , vicar of Putney, and the Rev Rosemary Lain-Priestley explore what the Feast of the Transfiguration means to contemporary
Christian spirituality. Live from the chapel of Charterhouse
School. Surrey, with a choir from the Eton Choral Course, directed by Ralph Allwood. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Giles Fraser
Unknown: Rosemary Lain-Priestley
Directed By: Ralph Allwood.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's news. With Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
Commentary on the third day's play in the Third Test.
_ Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

The poet and children's writer Michael Rosen is Sue Lawley's s guest this week. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated Friday 9am


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Just a Minute

5/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game. This week's panellists are Paul Merton , Julian Clary , Clement Freud and Pauline McLynn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pauline McLynn.

: The Food Programme

Exploring the food issues of the day, with Sheila Dillon. Producer David Battcock Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: David Battcock

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with James Robbins. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: James Robbins.

: Sunday Best: Ferry across the Mekong

2/2. Crosscurrents. Simon Groom visits the set of the glamorous Cambodian soap opera Taste of Lite to meet Cambodians who were born after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, and contrasts their outlook with the older generation he met last week. producer jane Ray


Unknown: Simon Groom
Producer: Jane Ray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by members of the Amersham Society in Buckinghamshire. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
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 £8.99 (rrp £10.99). Prices include p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] visit [web address removed], or call [number removed], quoting [number removed] Anne Swithinbank answers gardeners' questions in the September issue of Good Homes Magazine Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 27


Panellist: Chris Beardshaw
Panellist: Bob Flowerdew
Panellist: Anne Swithinbank
Chair: Peter Gibbs.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Men of Stone

2/5. Quarrying, Cruelty and the Crown. A look at the early days of the quarrying industry. Julian Richards tells the Story of Portland stone. Producer Nick St George


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Nick St George

: Classic Serial: Great Expectations

2/3. The Gentleman. By Charles Dickens. Pip arrives in London to meet the lawyer Jaggers, who will play such a vital part in his life. He makes friends with Herbert Pocket and learns how to be a gentleman, although true love and happiness still elude him. Dramatised by Martyn Wade. Music by Harvey Brough ; Producer/Director Marilyn Imrie Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens.
Unknown: Herbert Pocket
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade.
Music By: Harvey Brough
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Pip: Oliver Milburn
Joe: Jim Carter
Biddy: Robin Weaver
Miss Havisham: Janet Suzman
Estella: Anna Maxwell Martin
Herbert: Adrian Scarborough
Jaggers: Roger Allam
Wemmick: Stephen Critchlow
Magwitch: Ken Campbell
Pumblechook: Christopher Benjamin
Mr Pocket: David Thorpe
Aged parent: Sam Beazley
Molly: Maggie McCarthy

: Bookclub

Rum Punch. James Naughtie celebrates the 100th edition of Bookclub with the master of American crime fiction Elmore Leonard. August's book choice is Rum Punch and is a typical Leonard. Set in Florida, it inhabits the world of thieves and guns, thugs and rough bail bondsmen, dangerous eccentrics and the marvellous Jackie Burke , changed into Jackie Brown in the film of the same name by Quentin Tarantino. A studio audience ask the questions. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Elmore Leonard.
Unknown: Jackie Burke
Unknown: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Quentin Tarantino.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Societies

3/4. Ampleforth College. Judith Palmer meets sixth-formers and members of the religious community at Ampleforth as they gather to share their favourite poetry. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Christine Hall

: File on 4

11/11. There are nearly 3,000 teenagers in custody, and a third of young offenders are judged highly vulnerable or mentally ill. The penal system is charged with failing them - with sometimes tragic results. Julian O'Halloran investigates. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

David Stafford 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: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Mike goes a step too far. For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 33 RT DIRECT: The Archers Quiz Book is available for £8.45, including p&p, from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [text removed]

: Go 4 It

Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler , talks about his series of books A Series of Unfortunate Events. Presented by Barney HarwOOd. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Talks: Daniel Handler
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Island Tales

3/5. Locals. A tongue-in-cheek tale of a local man who trains island newcomers in local lore. By Stephen Hall of Scavel an Gow. Read by Charles Barnecut. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Stephen Hall
Read By: Charles Barnecut.
Producer: Claire Grove

: The Message

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

John Waite reports on harbour dredging and beach erosion on the north-east coast of Scotland. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis: Over a Barrel?

5/9. Quentin Peel asks what a seller's market in fuel means for our future security and if Russia, Iran and regimes from Africa to Asia have got us over a barrel of oil and a gas pipeline.
(Repeated from Thursday)


Presenter: Quentin Peel

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 More than Just a Song
New series 1/3. Robin Denselow looks at songs that have made a political impact, beginning with Nkosi Sikelel ' iAfrika (God Save Africa), written in the Eastern Cape in 1897 by Enoch Sontonga and adopted by the African National Congress in the struggle against apartheid. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
More than Just a Song is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Nkosi Sikelel
Unknown: Enoch Sontonga
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

4/7. Bitching. What elevates bitching about other people over mere grouching, whingeing and having a beef? Kathy Lette , Kate Figes and Tom Mitchelson join Dominic Arkwright to revel in a deep pool of dissatisfaction and resentment. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Kathy Lette
Unknown: Kate Figes
Unknown: Tom Mitchelson
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: In Chorus

Robert Thicknesse examines the thrill and power of the chorus, from Ancient Greek drama to 19th-century opera, with the help of opera director Jonathan Miller. Producer Tom Alban


Unknown: Robert Thicknesse
Director: Jonathan Miller.
Producer: Tom Alban

: News

: News

: World Today

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