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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, Bridgwater, Somerset.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Growing Old Wisely. Dr Tina Beattie considers the challenges and opportunities Of ageing. Producer Libby Spurrier Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Dr Tina Beattie
Producer: Libby Spurrier Rptd

: Living World

2/4. Newt in a Pit. At Hampton Nature Reserve, Peterborough, Jules Howard of Froglife shows
Lionel Kelleway one of the largest colonies of great crested newts and explains why flooded clay pits make such a good wildlife habitat. Producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Jules Howard
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

6/10. More short features shedding light on Iran.
Producer Stan Was Rptd on Fri at 7.15pm and Mon 25 September at 9.02am


Producer: Stan Was

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Bel Mooney appeals on behalf of Act. a charity that provides palliative care for children.
Donations: [address removed], marked ACT on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] I
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Five years on from the events of 9/11 in New York and Washington, Canon Chris Chivers of Blackburn Cathedral and Anjum Anwar of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, reflect on today's barriers to peace. Director of music
Richard Tanner ; organist James Davy. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers
Unknown: Anjum Anwar
Organist: Richard Tanner
Organist: James Davy.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and its People

7/10. Repeated on Friday at 6.29pm and Monday 25 September at 10.02am

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell looks at this week's news. Editor Peter R.ppon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter R.Ppon

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its people

8/10. Repeated on Friday at 129pm and Monday 25 September at 6.29pm

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

3/4. TV-am. Sue MacGregor re-unites key members of the launch team for Britain's first ever commercial breakfast
TV station: former TV-am chairman Peter Jay ; David Frost one of the Famous Five presenters; shareholder
Jonathan Aitken ; Nick Owen , who began on the sports desk; ana
Greg Dyke , the man credited with turning the station around. Producer Emily Williams Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Peter Jay
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Jonathan Aitken
Unknown: Nick Owen
Unknown: Greg Dyke

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

9/10. Repeated on Friday at 10.02am

: Just a Minute

11/11. With Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Ross Noble , Tim Rice , and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Ross Noble
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Two families have committed to eating seasonal foods all year. Simon Parkes finds out how they are faring. Producer Dave Battcock Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Dave Battcock

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Uncovering Iran: the Country and Its People

10/10. Repeated on Friday at 9.02am

: Uncovering Iran: A Revolutionary State

New series 1/3. John Tusa chronicles the making of modern Iran since the constitutional revolution of 1906 and reveals an ancient society whose frequent struggles for freedom and democracy seem to be continually thwarted. producer Neil McCarthy Rptd on Friday at 11am


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Neil McCarthy Rptd

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw
Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in Hampshire Eric Robson is in the chair. And Chris Beardshaw helps Paul Brice and Beth Clougher prepare their Birmingham allotment for the winter. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E13 44 (rrp £15.99) on two CDs or E8.99 (rrp £10.99) on two audio cassettes 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 October issue of Good Homes MaGazine


Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Paul Brice
Unknown: Beth Clougher
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: The Rook and Me

3/4. Summer - Eating. As summer warmth dries out the earth, young rooks have a hard time finding enough to eat. Mark Cocker continues his profile of one year in the lives of a flock of his favourite birds. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial: Whistle down the Wind

The first radio production of this classic story, set in 1958 on a northern Pennine hill farm. Twelve-year-old Kathy finds a criminal on the run hiding in her barn, but because of his profane exclamation of shock on being discovered, she and her siblings believe him to be Jesus Christ.
Dramatised by Diana Griffiths from the book by Mary Haley Bell and from Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall 's screenplay for the 1961 film.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris


Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths
Book By: Mary Haley Bell
Unknown: Keith Waterhouse
Unknown: Willis Hall
Director: Pauline Harris
The Man: Paul Copley
Kathy: Rachel Ibbotson
Nan: Poppy Rush
Charlie: Alexander Slater
Aunty Dolly/Mrs Reeves: Becky Hindley
Dad: Stephen Critchlow
Eddie: Ben Crowe

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Victoria Glendinning about her biography of Leonard Woolf , and considers the role of the writer's notebook in writing fiction.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Leonard Woolf
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Adventures in Poetry

3/4. Edna St Vincent Millay - First Fig. This single-stanza poem has had an extraordinary life. Peggy Reynolds traces its journey from the bohemia of Greenwich Village in New York, where it was written nearly a hundred years ago. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Producer: Tim Dee

: Bugging the Boardroom

2/2. Looking at industrial espionage, Allan Urry investigates alleged attempts by China to systematically steal the latest industrial and military secrets. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Barbara Myers presents a selection of excerpts from
BBC radio Over the past seven days. Producer Tamsin Hughes
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

The waiting's over for Ian and Adam.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme, presented by Barney Harwood. Ahmet Zappa , son of Frank, talks about his new book, The Monstrous Memoirs of Mighty McFearless. Plus stories, music, jokes and competitions. Producer Abi Awojobi


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Presented By: Ahmet Zappa
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: A Necklace of Raindrops

4/5. A Jar of Cobblestones. By Joan Aiken. Read by Miriam Margolyes. A young writer meets a mermaid. Producer Jill Waters


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

: The Message

Jenni Murray and guests on current media trends. Repeated from Friday


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

: In Business

2/9. Passport to Europe. Peter Day asks if Bulgaria and Romania are ready to join the EU, and what difference their membership will make. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 An Anthropologist in the House of Lords
1/2. Social anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe spent three years studying the cultural practices of a unique group of individuals - the peers in the House of Lords. This week Dr Crewe introduces the natives and reveals how ritual is central to the political process of the second chamber. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
An Anthropologist in the House of Lords is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Dr Emma Crewe
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

1/9. Libby Purves's guide to learning. Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Bertolt Brecht's East Berlin

David Edgar returns to the ruins of postwar East Berlin to tell the story of playwright Bertolt Brecht's triumphant but troubled last years in Communist East Germany. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Edgar

: News

: Heart and Soul

a look at a gay and lesbian church in the heart of Bible-belt Texas 3.00 News

: Forging the Union (1/4)

Allan Little talks to the builders of the EU


Talks: Allan Little

: World Today

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