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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St John the Baptist. Axbridge, Somerset.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Truth Lies Somewhere. Is there such a thing as absolute truth, and if there is, are humans capable of comprehending it? Mark Tully ponders. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

Meeting people who live the country life. producer Fran Barnes


Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Shirley Anne Field appeals on behalf of NCH.
Donations: [address removed], marked NCH 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: Shirley Anne Field
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Sacred Earth. The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev
James Jones , explores what Christian teaching has to say about our relationship to the Earth and the environment. Led by Andrew Graystone. With the Coupland Consort , director of music Marcus Farnsworth : organist Philip Rushtorth.
Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: James Jones
Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Unknown: Coupland Consort
Organist: Marcus Farnsworth
Organist: Philip Rushtorth.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

A fresh approach to the week's news. Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

New series 1/4. Rail Privatisation. Joining Sue MacGregor is the former chief executive of British Rail, John Welsby ; the former transport secretary John MacGregor : the director of Passenger Rail Franchising, Roger Salmon ; former permanent secretary at the Department ot
Transport. Patrick Brown : and rail expert and journalist Roger Ford , to relive one of the most controversial reforms of the Conservative governments of the 1990s: the privatisation of the railways.
Producer Christina Captieux Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Welsby
Unknown: John MacGregor
Unknown: Roger Salmon
Unknown: Patrick Brown
Unknown: Roger Ford
Producer: Christina Captieux

: Just a Minute

9/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the devious panel game from the Pleasance in Edinburgh. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

In the final report on food in America, Jean Snedegar visits Polyface Farm in Virginia, where innovative farmer Joel Salatin produces some of the country s finest beef, chicken and pork based on a unique system he calls "beyond organic".
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Unknown: Joel Salatin
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: The Art of Pop

3/3. In his exploration of the connections between British art schools and pop, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker talks to current art-school students to discover the ways in which artists may impact on the pop industry of the future, and vice versa. Producer Bob Dickinson


Talks: Jarvis Cocker
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Buckinghamshire. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. And at the GOT garden, the team explain how to grow watercress, iris and Japanese onions. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available on CD or audio cassette. Two CDs cost E13.44 (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]
Sensational bulbs offer: page 132


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Rook and Me

1/4. Winter Roosting. At dusk around 40,000 rooks gather in the Yare Valley in Norfolk - a black carpet covering whole fields before they drain into their roosting wood. Mark Cocker follows the life cycle of one of the most familiar but overlooked birds of the British countryside.
Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial: The Ministry of Fear

1/2. Graham Greene 's dark thriller about identity and redemption, dramatised by Sean O'Brien. For Arthur Rowe the charity fête was a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz. Then he correctly guesses the weiaht of a cake and from that moment he's a hunted man.
Producer/Director Gary Brown Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Sean O'Brien.
Unknown: Arthur Rowe
Director: Gary Brown
Rowe: Michael Feast
Willi: James Nickerson
Anna: Fiona Clarke
Mrs Bellairs: Anne Rye
Rennit: David Fleeshman
Mrs Willcox/Miss Pantil: Maggie Fox
Mrs Dermody/Mother: Sue Ryding
Poole/Fullove: Malcolm Raeburn
Rev Sinclair: Stuart Richman

: Bookclub

Matthew Kneale 's English Passengers was Whitbread Book of the Year in 2000. The author joins readers and presenter James Naughtie to discuss this rampant and ambitious piece of writing that deals with big ideas like racial theory, genocide and Darwinism, yet is hilarious too. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm October's Bookclub: Old Filth by Jane Gardam
RT DIRECT: English Passengers by Matthew Kneale 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


Unknown: Matthew Kneale
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: Matthew Kneale

: Adventures in Poetry

New series 1/4. Tennyson - The Lady of Shalott.
Peggy Reynolds explores great and loved poems, their histories, and the lives they have lived down to today. In Camelot, a cursed lady must weave in a tower, but she must never look from the window until Sir Lancelot passes by singing. Why is this poem still intriguing historians, painters, weavers and indie pop singers? Producer Tim Dee Rptd Sat 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Tim Dee

: Privacy in Peril

Identity theft is on the rise. Chris A'Court travels to the USA, where many states have clamped down on the fraudsters, and asks why the UK is so far behind. Repeated from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Kirsty Lang presents her selection of excerpts from
BBC radio over the past seven days. Producer Anne'Marie Cole PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Kirsty Lang

: The Archers

Ruth finds a supportive ear.
For cast see page 25 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 24

: Go 4 It

The children's magazine programme, presented by Barney Harwood. Producer AbiAwojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: A Necklace of Raindrops

2/5. The Lobsters Birthday. Two friends take a day trip to Brighton. By Joan Aiken. Read by Miriam Margolyes. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Joan Aiken.
Read By: Miriam Margolyes.
Producer: Jill Waters

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests on current media trends. Rptd from Fri


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Fri


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

9/9. Victims or Villains? Kenan Malik tackles society's confusion about masculinity, at a time when soft. "caring-sharing" values are threatening traditional male virtues such as decisiveness, honour and bravery. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Gibbon Test
2/3. How is Edward Gibbon 's iconic The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire relevant to Britain today? Matthew Parris looks at the British public through Gibbon's eyes. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan The Gibbon Test is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Edward Gibbon
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Meet the Family

1/2. The Step-Parents. By 2010 there will be more step-families in the UK than birth families. Michael Rosen talks to step-parents and step-children about their lives. Producer Sara Conkey


Talks: Michael Rosen
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Miles Apart

3/3. USA - Harry Shearer. Miles Kington interviews Harry Shearer , probably best known in the UK for his voice work on The Simpsons and as the moustachioed bass player Derek Smalls in This Is Spinal Tap. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Harry Shearer.
Unknown: Harry Shearer
Unknown: Derek Smalls

: News

: News

: World Today

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