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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist. Egham in Surrey.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Sacrifices on the Altar of Love. The writer Bel Mooney explores the sacrifices people make during their lives - for children, for partners and for God. Producer Libby Spurrier Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Producer: Libby Spurrier

: Living World

3/4. Lichens of the Hazel Wood. Lionel Kelleway visits the hazel woodland of Ballachuan, which boasts over 250 species of lichen and some unusual fungi. He discovers why this woodland has become a very special habitat, almost unique to western Scotland. Producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Hazel Wood.
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Zoe Wanamaker appeals on behalf of Tree Aid.
Donations: [address removed], marked Tree Aid 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: Zoe Wanamaker
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Calvary Baptist Church, Canton, Cardiff, with the Rev Dr Craig Gardiner and the Cambrensis Choir. Heaven and Earth; Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs;
All My Days; Empty, Broken, Here I Stand; When in Our
Music God Is Glorified; Meekness and Majesty; We Lay Our Broken World; Let All the World in Every Corner Sing. Psalm 33. Matthew 7, vv21-27. Colossians W15-23.
Director of music Kelvin Thomas. Pianist Jonathan Davies.
Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Dr Craig Gardiner
Pianist: Kelvin Thomas.
Pianist: Jonathan Davies.
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

4/4. The Marchioness. Sue MacGregor brings together survivors and relatives of those involved in the Marchioness riverboat disaster. lain Philpott, Jonathan Phang and Magda Allani were on the boat, and Eileen Dallaglio , Margaret Lockwood Croft and Judy Wellington lost children in what was the worst disaster on the Thames for Over 100 years. Producer Kate Taylor Repeated on Fri at 9am


Unknown: Jonathan Phang
Unknown: Magda Allani
Unknown: Eileen Dallaglio
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood Croft
Unknown: Judy Wellington
Producer: Kate Taylor

: Quote.... Unquote

1/8. Quiz based on quotations, hosted by Nigel Rees. With guests Boris Johnson , Clive Anderson , Shappi Khorsandi and Mary Kenny , and reader William Franklyn. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Boris Johnson
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Unknown: Mary Kenny
Reader: William Franklyn.

: The Food Programme

In Iran, food plays a central role in family life, through festivals, feasts and elaborate hospitality. The cuisine traces its heritage back to the Persian Empire, combining local ingredients like saffron, grapes and pomegranates with exotics brought in on the Silk Road, such as rice, aubergines and lemons, to create unique and enduring flavours. Sheila Dillon explores Iran's food culture. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Uncovering Iran: a Revolutionary State

2/3. John Tusa continues his chronicle of the making of modern Iran with a look at the oil crisis of the 1950s, when the country went head to head with the British over oil nationalisation. The resulting overthrow of a democratically elected government and its replacement by a dictatorship was to change relations between Iran and the West for ever. Producer Neil McCarthy Repeated on Friday at 11am


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Biggs and Bob Flowerdew answer questions sent in by post. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E13.44 (rrp E15.99) 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 Maaazine


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: The Rook and Me

4/4. Autumn - Roosting, Again. The summer's scattering of rooks is over and their communal urges bring them together again: black threads of bird-life stitch up the countryside. Mark Cocker concludes his profile of a year in the lives of a flock of his favourite birds. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Mark Cocker
Producer: Tim Dee

: Classic Serial: The River

- Rumer Godden 's classic autobiographical novel, dramatised by Judy Allen. Beside the river in India,
- near the family home, Harriet writes poems to preserve eternally the summer of a blissful childhood. But when
Captain John returns injured from the Great War, she senses that ineluctable forces are taking hold of all their lives.
Producer/Director John Taylor


Unknown: Rumer Godden
Dramatised By: Judy Allen.
Director: John Taylor
Narrator: Phyllida Law
Harriet: Gemma Padley
Capt John: Nicholas Rowe
Mother: Suzanne Burden
Bea: Emily Hamilton
Nan: Leena Dhinqra
Father: Lyndam Gregory
Valerie: Victoria Shalet
Victoria: Alexandra Thomas-Davies
Bogey: Jordan Theis

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup with news and guests from the worlds of books, writing and publishing.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Adventures In Poetry

4/4. Adrian Henri - Tonight at Noon. On examining the opening poem of the ground-breaking 1967 collection The Mersey Sound, Peggy Reynolds uncovers a piece of aural pop art, an exercise in reversals, a surrealist work and a love poem. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Christine Hall

: Muslims and the Met

Given the terrorist threat, how do the police strike a balance between community sensitivities and early intervention to prevent atrocities? Simon Cox investigates the relationship between Muslims and the Met. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Cox

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

John Wilson presents a 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: John Wilson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Jazzer gets a spiritual side.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 33

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine programme, with guest presenter David McFetridge. Producer Abi Awojobi


Presenter: David McFetridge.
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: A Necklace of Raindrops

5/5. The Mysterious Barricades. A civil servant goes in search of his destiny. Written by Joan Aiken , and read by Miriam Margolyes. Producer Jill Waters


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

: Feedback

1/11. Roger Bolton with listeners'comments. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/9. Plug-in Car. Tesla Motors has designed an electric car with sports-car performance. Peter Day meets the Silicon Valley enthusiast behind the US company challenging conventional ideas about car-making and finds out why this striking new vehicle is being made in England. Rptd from Thu

: The Westminster Hour

Probing analysis of the week's political events.
10.45 An Anthropologist in the House of Lords
2/2. Social anthropologist Dr Emma Crewe studies the cultural practices of the peers in the House of Lords. This week she unravels the crucial and sometimes hidden role of the "usual channels" in the political process. Editor The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
An Anthropologist in the House of Lords is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Dr Emma Crewe
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

2/9. Libby Purves 's guide to learning. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

1/5. The Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks , presents some of his favourite prose and poetry, including extracts from the Torah and the writings of Isaiah Berlin and Amos Oz , and poems from Ogden Nash and WH Auden. He's joined by Alice Arnold , Michael Fenton Stevens , John Moraitis and Andrew Sachs. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Jonathan Sacks
Unknown: Amos Oz
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: Wh Auden.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: John Moraitis
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.

: News

: News

: Forging the Union

(2/4) Allan Little talks to the builders of the EU

: World Today

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