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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

' From the church of St Peter and Vincula in Combe Martin, Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: Class Conscious

1/2 Former BBC political editor John Cole offers his views on the declining interest in class issues in British politics, and discusses the subject with Peter Mandelson and Michael Heseltine. Rptd from Wed


Editor: John Cole
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Michael Heseltine.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

If Not Together.
Mark Tully talks to Abbot Christopher Jamison of Worth Abbey about the meaning and nature of community. He reflects on why St Benedict was so adamant that "staying the course with other people is essential to the spiritual path, and asks how his approach can be reconciled with today's transient way of life. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Talks: Mark Tully
Unknown: Abbot Christopher
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

5/9. A look at the lives of people who make their living in the country. Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

A round-up of the week's religious and ethical headlines, with Roger Bolton. producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sandi Toksvig appeals on behalf of Womankind Worldwide, a charity that helps women in developing countries to make their voices heard.
Donations: [address removed], marked Womankind Worldwide 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: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Strengthen for Service. Canon Donald Gray and the Rev
Stephen Shipley celebrate the centenary of one of the most influential hymn books in the worship of the Church of England, the English Hymnal. The choir of Leeds Parish
Church and St Peter 's Singers are conducted by Simon Lindley. With organist David Houlder. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Canon Donald Gray
Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: St Peter
Conducted By: Simon Lindley.
Organist: David Houlder.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: 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

Jazz trumpeter and radio presenter Humphrey Lyttelton chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island. With Kirsty Young. producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am
What Humphrey Lyttelton is watching: page 35


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Kirsty Young.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Quote.... Unquote

7/8 Host Nigel Rees exchanges quotations and anecdotes with celebrities in the light-hearted quiz. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon reports on the best and worst of Britain's food industry.
(Repeated tomorrow at 4pm)


Repsenter: Sheila Dillon
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: The World This Weekend

Brian Hanrahan presents a round-up of the week's news headlines.


Presenter: Brian Hanrahan
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sunday Best: Looking for Middle England

1/3 Castles. Everyone thinks they know Middle England.
The British Press makes assumptions about it all the time: how it is perpetually in a state of outrage and how politicians regularly pander to it. But what is it, really?
Ian Hislop searches for its historical, social and moral landscape in Ludlow, Shropshire. Contributors include
Jeremy Paxman and Polly Toynbee. producer Philip seiiars


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Polly Toynbee.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Worcestershire.
Pippa Greenwood offers tips on houseplant care,
Anne Swithinbank explains how to grow sprouting seeds, and Bob Flowerdew simplifies seed catalogue jargon. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E13 44 (rrp E15.99) on two CDs or E8.99 (rrp E10.99) on two audio cassettes. Prices include p&p. To order, send a cheque payable e to BBC Shop to: [address removed] visit www.bbcshop.com, or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Gardens of Faith

New series 1/5. Islam. Peter France visits an Islamic garden in the middle of London to explore how a garden and the notion of paradise are inextricably linked, and to learn how Islam views its responsibility towards the natural world.
Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: Mary Colwell

: Classic Serial: The Brothers Karamazov

1/5. Russia, 1880. The Karamazovs get together for a meeting with their father to discuss Dmitri's inheritance. But their unpredictable father does not look as if he is going to play the game. By
Fyodor Dostovevskv. Dramatised for radio by Melissa Murray.
Music by David Pickvance ; Producer Marc Beeby
Directors Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Fyodor Dostovevskv.
Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Music By: David Pickvance
Producer: Marc Beeby
Directors: Marc Beeby
Directors: Colin Guthrie
Fyodor Karamazov: Roy Marsden
Dmitri: Paul Hilton
Ivan: Nicholas Boulton
Alyosha: Carl Prekopp
The Elder: Sam Dale
Mrs Khoklakova: Rachel Atkins
Lise: Emma Noakes
Katerina: Juliet Aubrey
Grushenka: Katy Cavanagh
Smerdyakov: Joseph Kloska
Grigory: Desmond McNamara
Monk: Paul Richard Biggin
Katerina's servant: Miranda Keeling

: Bookclub

Under discussion this month is the scientist Lewis Wolpert's account of his experience of depression in Malignant Sadness. It is a mixture of memoir, information about diagnosis and treatment, and quotations from poems by fellow sufferers such as Shelley and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Wolpert joins readers and James Naughtie to discuss his approach to this debilitating disease. Repeated on Thursday at 4pm.
December's Bookclub: Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

6/7. Roger McGough presents some requested poems exploring the complexities of relationships. Poets include RS Thomas, Carol-Ann Duffy and DH Lawrence. The readers are Patrick Romer , Josette Simon and Rupert Wickham. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Carol-Ann Duffy
Unknown: Dh Lawrence.
Unknown: Patrick Romer
Unknown: Josette Simon
Unknown: Rupert Wickham.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: File on 4

5/10. As the former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, recently deposed in a bloodless coup, begins a new life in London, Fran Abrams asks why Britain is still the destination of choice for controversial foreign politicians. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Tom Robinson presents his selection of excerpts from BBC radio over the past seven days.
Phone: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: [email address removed]


Presenter: Tom Robinson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Ruth and Sam have fireworks on Bonfire Night. For cast see page 32 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 31

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood and the children go bird-mad as they visit an owl sanctuary and find time to talk about the humble sparrow and the mighty albatross. Producer Vibeke venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood

: The Time Being

1/5. The White Road. While her customers seek coffee and shelter from the Antarctic cold, Mags makes ready for a change of view. Tania Hershman 's story is read by Liza Ross. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Tania Hershman
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

7/11. Repeated from Friday

: 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

9/9. Taxi! Peter Day hears about a new breed of tiny jet aircraft that may be spawning an affordable air- taxi industry. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Probing analysis of the week's political events.
10.45 Class Conscious 2/2. Former BBC political editor John Cole offers his views on the lack of ideology in contemporary politics and the impact on voter turnout. With contributions from Peter Mandelson and Michael Heseltine. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Class Conscious is repeated Wed 8.45pm and Sun 12 November 5.45am


Editor: John Cole
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Michael Heseltine.
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

8/9. Libby Purves 's guide to learning. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: JP Donleavy and the History of The Ginger Man

Polly Feversham celebrates the life and work of author JP Donleavy, still active at the age of 80. With contributions from friends such as Billy Connolly, Shane McGowan, Professor Terence Brown of Trinity College, Dublin, and Donleavy's archivist Bill Dunn. (Repeated from Thursday)


Unknown: Polly Feversham
Unknown: Jp Donleavy
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Shane McGowan
Unknown: Professor Terence Brown
Unknown: Bill Dunn.

: Analysis

: News

: Talent Scout

a search for basketballers in Africa

: News

: Call That Justice?

(1/3) Vera Frankl investigates children in prison

: World Today

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