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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.

Contributors

Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Farming Today

A special programme from South Africa.

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

1/9. This week Radio 4 celebrates the centenary today of poet John Betjeman. His poems are featured throughout the day, beginning with a recording of Betjeman himself reciting Harvest Hymn. Producer Meniyn Hams
RT DIRECT: To order the CD Betjeman: a First-Class Collection for just E7.99 (RRP E12.99) plus free p&p.Call [number removed] (land-line calls cost a maximum of 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to BBC Shop, [address removed], quoting [text removed]

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Meniyn Hams

: Today

With Sarah Montague and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.

Contributors

Unknown: Sarah Montague
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

2/9. Reproof Deserved or After the Lecture read by John Betjeman. See 5.58am for further details

Contributors

Read By: John Betjeman.

: Forging the Union

4/4. Ever Larger Union. Allan Little looks at the future of Europe in the 21st century. How are the founder countries dealing with the enlargement of their once very exclusive club? Producer Jane Beresford Repeated at 9.30pm

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Little
Producer: Jane Beresford

: On Being Inferior

4/4. Michael Rosen examines how inferiority makes itself felt in a variety of public and private situations and asKs what we can do to gain in confidence, producer Paul Kobrak

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Book of the Week: Love and Louis XIV - the Women in the Life of the Sun King: 1/5

The prospect of peace between Spain and France is greatly enhanced by Louis's marriage to the Infanta Mana Theresa. By Antonia Fraser, and read by Lia Williams. Abridged by Robin Brooks. Rptd at 12.30am
RT DIRECT: Love and Louis XIV by Antonia Fraser is available for £22.50 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to: [address removed] Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit [web address removed] UK delivery only

Contributors

Author: Antonia Fraser
Reader: Lia Williams.
Abridged by: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Clive Brill

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham. Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord (Evans). Amos 2, vv4-8; 13-16. 0 Lord, the Clouds are Gathering (Kendrick). The Lord's My Shepherd (Townend). Director of music Andy Silver.

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Burnham.
Music: Andy Silver.

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

3/9. The Cockney Amorist, read by Samuel West. See 5.58am

Contributors

Read By: Samuel West.

: Woman's Hour

Childcare Special. Jenni Murray and guests reflect on me changing fashions and rituals of childbirth and parenting.
10.45 Betjeman's Women 1/5. By Paul Dodgson.
The Woman's Hour drama. For details seedrama repeat at7.45pm

Contributors

Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Paul Dodgson.

: The Archive Hour: Betjeman the Broadcaster

John Betjeman appeared on every kind of radio and TV programme, from earnest literary discussions to the fun of Jim'll Fix It. Miles Kington charts how the changing media world inspired Betjeman's poetry. Producer Richard Bannerman

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: You and Yours

Consumer affairs, with Liz Barclay and Peter White.

Contributors

Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Peter White.

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

4/9. PotPourri from a Surrey Garden, read by Stephen Fry. See 5.58am for further details

Contributors

Read By: Stephen Fry.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.

Contributors

Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

5/9. Meditation on the A30, read by John Betjeman.
See 5.58am for further details

Contributors

Read By: John Betjeman.

: X Marks the Spot

6/6. David Stafford presents another edition of the cryptic radio treasure hunt. Guest panellists Simon Fanshawe , Sue Gaisford and Robin Simon race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure. Producer Sarah Rowlands Rptd on Sat at 11pm

Contributors

Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Unknown: Robin Simon
Producer: Sarah Rowlands Rptd

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Summoned by Bells

John Betjeman 's verse autobiography, voiced by the poet in the 1960s. With a soundscape, and music by Jim Parker played by the Nash Ensemble , producer Susan Roberts

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Music By: Jim Parker
Unknown: Nash Ensemble
Producer: Susan Roberts

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

_ 6/9. Station Syren, read by Susan Jameson. see 5.58am

Contributors

Read By: Susan Jameson.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Summoned by Bells

John Betjeman 's verse autobiography. For details see 1.45pm LW

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman

: International Cricket

Twenty20 International: England v Pakistan
A curtain-raiser for the one-day international series. From Bristol, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew and Arlo White , and comments from Chris Cairns and Shaun Udal.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time

Contributors

Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Arlo White
Unknown: Chris Cairns
Unknown: Shaun Udal.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Yours till Death

A selection of John Betjeman 's letters to the people he worked with in BBC Radio from the 1920s to the 1950s. Written and presented by Stephen Games , with David Collins as John Betjeman. Producer Christine Hall

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Presented By: Stephen Games
Unknown: David Collins
Unknown: John Betjeman.
Producer: Christine Hall

: The Madeleine Effect

1/5. The Most High Tea. By CandiaMcWilliam. An unusual family visit their favourite sweet shop and leave with far more than just a pleasant taste in their mouths. Read byTamara Kennedy. Producer Kirsty Williams.

Contributors

Producer: Kirsty Williams.

: Water Song

A soundscape based on recordings of water, composed by wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Watson.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

7/9. Westgate-on-Sea, read by Samuel West. See 5.58am for further details

Contributors

Read By: Samuel West.

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday at 12.30pm

: Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and his guests explore the place of faith in today's world. Producer Janet McLarty

Contributors

Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Janet McLarty

: PM

With Eddie Mair.

: Just a Minute

9/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Pleasance in Edinburgh.
Producer Claire Jones Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Claire Jones

: The Archers

David has a blast from the past.
For cast see page 28 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

8/9. Senex, read by Derek Jacobi. See 5.58am for further details

Contributors

Read By: Derek Jacobi.

: Front Row

Mark Lawson reports on this year's Edinburgh
International Television Festival. Producer Robyn Read

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Robyn Read

: Betjeman's Women

1/5. In a Bath Teashop. A series of plays by Paul Dodgson inspired by the women in John Betjeman 's poems. Dolly looks destined for a life on the shelf until a smooth-talking stranger walks through the door of her corner shop.
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated from 10.45am

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Dodgson
Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Viv Beeby
Dolly: Clare Corbett
Harry: Jamie Foreman
Dad: John Telfer
Reader: Clive Swift

: Doubts and Demons - the Inner John Betjeman

Behind his carefully cultivated teddy-bear image, John Betjeman wrestled with doubts and demons. AN Wilson talks to people who knew him in an attempt to get to the heart Of this most complex of men. Producer Merilyn Harris

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: Keeping Up with the Joneses

Trevor Fishlock finds out how the Welsh get around having comparatively few surnames. Producer Llinos Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Trevor Fishlock
Producer: Llinos Jones

: A Life with....

3/3. Lemurs. in the 1970s Patricia Wright left her life as Brooklyn housewife to begin a journey that now sees her as one of the world's leading lemur experts. Gabrielle Walker travels to Madagascar to visit Pat and the lemurs, and meets Mother Blue , one of the oldest animals in the forest. Producer Jody Bourton

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Wright
Unknown: Gabrielle Walker
Unknown: Mother Blue
Producer: Jody Bourton

: Forging the Union

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Belonging

6/10. Jack confronts Therese about her secret liaison. Read by Simon Donaldson. Written and abridged by Ron Butlin. Producer Kirsty Williams
RT DIRECT: Belonging by Ron Butlin is available for £7.99 including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to RT Direct Book Offers to:[address removed]. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RT, or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only

Contributors

Read By: Simon Donaldson
Abridged By: Ron Butlin
Producer: Kirsty Williams
Unknown: Ron Butlin

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Michael Rosen investigates words and the way we speak. Producer Peter Everett Repeated tomorrow at 4pm

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Peter Everett

: We Interrupt This Programme

1/4. Bob and Ray. Mark Thomas profiles American double act Bob Elliot and Ray Goulding , pioneers of the spoof radio Show. Producer Paul Bajoria

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Thomas
Unknown: Bob Elliot
Unknown: Ray Goulding
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: News

: Book of the Week: Love and Louis XIV - the Women in the Life of the Sun King

1/5. By Antonia Fraser. Repeated from 9.45am

Contributors

Unknown: Antonia Fraser.

: A Little Bit of Betjeman

9/9. Goodbye, read by John Betjeman. see 5.58am for details

Contributors

Read By: John Betjeman.

: News

: Culture Shock

: News

: Outlook

: World Today









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