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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The bells of Manchester Town Hall.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

God's Darling. Rosemary Hartill explores the mysterious, playful, creative and cosmic figure of Sophia - Wisdom in some of her many guises. How does Sophia combine the practical wisdom of women - with the ability o guide and counsel - with universal wisdom and mystical insight? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

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

Daniel O'Donnell appeals on behalf of the Primary Immunodeficiency Association.
Donations: [address removed], marked PIA on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.Z7pm


Unknown: Daniel O'Donnell
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Living Bread. Mass from Clifton Cathedral in Bristol, led by the Dean, the Rev Canon Robert Corrigan. Preacher the Rt
Rev Declan Lang , Bishop of Clifton. Musical director Richard Jeffrey-Gray . Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Declan Lang
Director: Richard Jeffrey-Gray
Producer: Janet McLarty

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.30

The week's news. With Matthew Bannister Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Matthew Bannister
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v Pakistan
The fourth day's play in the Fourth Test at the Oval.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

The writer and critic AA Gill is invited by Sue Lawley to choose eight records that are significant to him. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am

: Just a Minute

7/11. Paul Merton , Sue Perkins , Charles Collingwood and Tony Hawks try to avoid deviation, hesitation and repetition. With Nicholas Parsons in the chair. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon goes to Chicago to look at the history of meat production there. Producer Margaret Collins Rptd tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins Rptd

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Art of Pop

1/3. Pulp frontmanJarvis Cocker explores the connections between British art schools and pop. British pop wouldn't have been so guirky without artists who tried their hand at pop - a process that began with the jazz revivalists Of the early 1950s. Producer Bob Dickinson


Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Fiowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners of the Gosport Allotment Holders and Gardeners' Association in Hampshire. And at the GQT garden, Bob Flowerdew makes winter wildlife habitats in the woodland area, Anne Swithinbank creates an instant hot border and Chris Beardshaw explains how to have fresh herbs throughout the winter. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost £13.44 (rrp E15.99) 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] Anne Swithinbank answers gardeners' questions in the September issue of Good Homes Magazine Alan Titchmarsh answers your gardening queries: p25


Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Men of Stone

4/5. Island Life Then. Julian Richards continues to tell the story of Portland stone and the men who quarried it. A trip through time to uncover some of Portland's social history: pregnant brides, taboo mammals, women's rights and quarrymen's nicknames. producer Nick st George


Unknown: Julian Richards

: Classic Serial: Erewhon

1/2. The traveller Higgs discovers a remote land where the use of machines is forbidden, where having a cold is a punishable offence, and the greatest scholarly achievement is the study of unreason. A classic satire on Victorian society by Samuel Butler. Dramatised by Eamonn O'Neill , Martin Shea and James O'Neill. Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Samuel Butler.
Dramatised By: Eamonn O'Neill
Dramatised By: Martin Shea
Dramatised By: James O'Neill.
Director: Gary Brown
Higgs: Graeme Hawley
Arowhena: Jasmine Hyde
Nosnibor: Jonathan Taller
Mrs Nosnibor: Sue Ryding
Mahaina: Brlqlt Forsyth
Thims: Leigh Symonds
Lord Stafford: David Fleeshman
Judge: Stuart Richman

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie , winner of the Commonwealth Writers Award, about her new book Half of a Yellow Sun - set in Nigeria in the 1960s. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: C.P. Cavafy: Reaching Ithaka

The work of the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy is intimately linked with the Egyptian city of Alexandria where he lived and worked for most of his life. His comparatively small output, no more than 160 poems, has nonetheless brought him an ardent following. In this evocative portrait, Bill Nighy reads some of Cavafy's best-known work, including his most famous poem, Ithaka. Producers Diana Bentley and David Prest Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: David Prest Rptd

: Doomwatching

Max Cotton explores the psychology of the doomwatchers - those whose careers are devoted to thinking up the worst that can happen. Repeated from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Dennis Sewell 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: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

It's Home Sweet Home for Sam. For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 27

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood meets former hip-hop DJ Mr Gee , who gives a poetry and rapping workshop. Plus episode seven of Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende. Producers Rebecca Armstrong and Abi Awojobi


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Mr Gee
Unknown: Isabel Allende.
Producers: Rebecca Armstrong
Producers: Abi Awojobi

: Island Tales

5/5. Selling the Wind. Fishermen turn against a wise woman. By Simon Parker of Cornish writers' group Scavel an Gow. Read by Carl Grose. Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Simon Parker
Read By: Carl Grose.
Producer: Claire Grove

: The Message

With Jenni Murray and her guests. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

Repeated from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/9. What China Wants. As China gets rich, how will it use its economic muscle on the world stage? Carrie Gracie investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Carrie Gracie

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley

: More than Just a Song

3/3. Singer Merle Haggard had a number one country hit in the US in 1969 with Okie from Muskogee. It struck a chord in Middle America, which regarded it as a long overdue backlash against the long-haired, anti-Vietnam hippie culture of the time. Presented by Robert Denselow. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
More than Justa Song is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Singer: Merle Haggard
Presented By: Robert Denselow.
Unknown: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Justa Song

: Off the Page

6/7. Standby Your Man. Loyalty and fidelity are put under the spotlight by Dominic Arkwright with the help of Christine Hamilton , who really did stand by her man, Neil. Psychologist Linda Blair speculates on the evolutionary advantages of fidelity, and novelist Kirsty Crawford wonders what might have happened if her parents had stayed together. Producer Mark Smalley


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Christine Hamilton
Unknown: Linda Blair
Unknown: Kirsty Crawford
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Miles Apart

1/3. Antoine de Caunes. Miles Kington begins a series of interviews with entertainers from a different culture with the actor and presenter of Eurotrash. RptdfromThu


Unknown: Antoine de Caunes.

: News

: News

: World Today

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