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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter and St Paul, Lingfield, Surrey.


Unknown: St Peter

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Surface Noise. Tom Robinson considers the atmospherics that accompany our lives: the places on the brink of silence where meditation, recollection and prayer are more readily possible. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Alan Hall

: Living World

4/4. The Highland Midge. Lionel Kelleway ventures into the Scottish Highlands to meet midge expert
Dr Alison Blackwell for a close encounter with one of our less popular insects. How have these tiny insects become so spectacularly successful, and what has the latest research revealed about the lives of these tiny pests? Producer Stuart Reading


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Dr Alison Blackwell

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Appeal

Helen Young appeals on behalf of Guillain-Barre
Syndrome Support. Donations: [address removed], marked GBS on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm, and on Thursday at 3.27pm


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Many Grains. A harvest celebration from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, exploring global development in the context of gathering at the Communion table. Led by the Rev Nicholas Holtam. Director of music Nicholas Danks.
Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.
Music: Nicholas Danks.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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.

: Desert Island Discs: Quentin Blake

New presenter Kirsty Young invites the illustrator Quentin Blake to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am.
Young: willing and able: page 18


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Quentin Blake
Producer: Leanne Buckle

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: 75 Years of Desert Island Discs 29 January 2017

: Quote... Unguote

2/8. The quiz based on quotations, hosted by Nigel Rees. The reader is William Franklyn.

(Repeated from Monday)


Chairman: Nigel Rees
Reader: William Franklyn

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the food issues of the day. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Global news, with Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Uncovering Iran: a Revolutionary State

3/3. John Tusa concludes his chronicle of the making of modern Iran with the fall of the last Shah of Iran in 1979 and the unstoppable rise of Ayatollah Khomeini. How has the nation changed now that it is ruled by clerics? Producer Neil McCarthy Repeated on Friday at llam


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini.
Producer: Neil McCarthy

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Droitwich Spa.
Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Matthew Biggs gives advice on keeping plants in the greenhouse over winter, Chris Beardshaw copes with squirrels, and Bob Flowerdew advises on the best time to cut back lavender. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for £13.44 (rrp £15.99) on two CDs or 28.99 (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 November issue of Good Homes Magazine


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank

: No More Yellow Envelopes

For 40 years Kodachrome Super 8 has defined the look of home movie-making, with vibrant colours and a poetic quality that won it an international following. But the film stock is coming to an end, and the last remaining lab in Switzerland is closing. Terry and Roy from Bury Cine Society have one last roll of "gold-dust" to shoot. The programme joins them on their filming trip around Bury town centre in Lancashire and follows the film to the lab in Switzerland, and back to Bury, where they thread it onto the projector to enjoy a special screening. Producer Rashad Omar


Producer: Rashad Omar

: Classic Serial: The Secret Agent

1/2. By Joseph Conrad. When a terrorist bomb explodes in London, killing the bomber, all levels of the establishment and all anarchist circles feel threatened. Conrad's prescient black comedy, written in 1907, takes a wry look at the shabby truth behind the news. Dramatised for radio by David Napthine.
Producer/Director Jessica Dromgoole Repeated on Saturday at 9pm See also The Inextinguishable Fire tomorrow at 2.15pm


Unknown: Joseph Conrad.
Unknown: David Napthine.
Director: Jessica Dromgoole
Chief Insp Heat: Ron Cook
Assistant Commissioner: Robert Glenister
Adolf Verloc: David Calder
Winnie Verloc: Wendy Nottingham
Tom Ossipon: Paul Bazeley
The Professor: Robin Soans
Vladimir: Hugh Ross
Sir Ethelred: Geoffrey Beever
Toodles: Joseph Kloska
George: Paul Michael Biggin
Waiter: Saikat Ahamed

: Bookclub

Jane Gardam joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss her book Old Filth - the life story of a judge from his early years in Malaya to old age and widowhood in Dorset. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
November's Bookclub: Malignant Sadness by Lewis Wolpert


Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert

: Poetry Please

New series 1/7. Roger McGough returns with listeners' requests for favourite nature poems, read by Andrew Sachs , Jenny Coverack and Philip Franks. Plus the winners of BBC Wildlife Magazine's annual poetry competition. Producer VivBeeby Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Read By: Jenny Coverack
Read By: Philip Franks.

: The Future of Drug Trials

On 13 March, at Northwick Park Hospital in London, six healthy men were given a drug that was being tested on humans for the first time. Within hours they were suffering a drop in blood pressure, swellings and excruciating pain, and were soon admitted to intensive care. Graham Easton looks at the future of drug trials following the catastrophe of TGN1412. Will research into such sophisticated drugs be halted because of these adverse effects, or can we learn and adapt future drugs so that events like this never happen again? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Graham Easton

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Rosie Goldsmith 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: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archer

Nigel pays the price of folly.
For cast see page 36 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 35

: Go 4 It

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


Presenter: David McFetridge.
Producer: Abi Awojobi

: Original Shorts

1/5. Pangbourne. Judi Dench reads a touching and witty tale of a woman's obsession with a gorilla in her local zoo, written by novelist Jane Gardam. producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Producer: Martin Jarvis

: Feedback

2/11. 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

4/9. Town And Country. Britain's rural communities are trying to cope with the advances of the 21st century while retaining their ancient characters. Peter Day hears about some strategies that work and some that don't. Rptd from Thu

: The Westminster Hour

Probing analysis of the week's political events.
10.45 Live Free or Die 1/2. "Live free or die" is the official motto of the American state of New Hampshire. Justin Webb asks how free Americans really are in the 21st century. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Live Free or Die is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

3/9. Liz Barclay 's guide to learning. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Liz Barclay

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Comedian, poet and scriptwriter Henry Normal entertains an audience with his favourite poems by Lemn Sissay and John Hegley , extracts from Alan Sillitoe ,
George Orwell and Oscar Wilde , and a song from Paul Simon. Repeated from Thursday


Scriptwriter: Henry Normal
Unknown: Lemn Sissay
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Paul Simon.

: News

: News

: World Today

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