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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St John's, Bollington in Cheshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Possessions and Limitations. Tom Robinson reflects on the notion that "possessions are our limitations", with reference to writings by Oscar Wilde , Gandhi and Rumi, and music by Philip Glass , Maurice Greene and Lennon and McCartney. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Music By: Philip Glass
Music By: Maurice Greene
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

4/9. Elinor Goodman visits Greatwood Racehorse Rescue and learns how contact with the animals is helping autistic teenagers. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Stephen Fry presents an appeal on behalf of the BiPolar Organisation. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed]
Credit cards Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service reflecting on Holocaust Memorial Day, with the Rev Kevin Franz. From St John 's Episcopal Church,
Princes Street. Edinburgh, with the Yiddish Song Project and the church choir directed by Stephen Doughty. Organist Peter Horsfall.


Unknown: Kevin Franz.
Unknown: St John
Directed By: Stephen Doughty.
Organist: Peter Horsfall.

: 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

The author and sci-fi novelist Brian Aldiss talks to
Kirsty Young about his life and work, and about his choice of eight favourite pieces of music to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Brian Aldiss
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

4/11. This week's panellists are Alan Cochrane , Paul Merton , Tim Rice and Chris Neil in the veteran panel game, which this week comes from the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Alan Cochrane
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Chris Neil

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the food issues of the day. Producer Kevin Dawson Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Selling the Old School Tie

British public schools are tapping into the vast and lucrative markets up for grabs in modern China. Ruth
Evans goes back to school to hear more about this unholy alliance between British educational elitism and Chinese
Communism. Producer Ruth Evans


Producer: Ruth Evans

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints as John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer queries from gardeners in Surrey. Plus a visit to Highgrove House, home of Prince Charles, where Tony Russell and Peter Gibbs look at the trials that are under way to find an elm resistant to Dutch elm disease. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E12.99 (RRP E15.99) on two CDs. Prices include pSp. To order, send a cheque payable to BBC shop to: [address removed], visit www.bbcshop.com, or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Market Forces

4/5. Plymouth. Gregg Wallace visits the Plymouth
Pannier market, which was destroyed in 1941 and rebuilt after the war - a testament to the locals' determination to keep the market going. But how long can this ancient market survive competition from the larger stores across the road? Producer Neil George


Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Producer: Neil George

: Classic Serial: Germinal

3/3. Etienne has been forced into hiding as the strike continues, and the militia have been called in. The news leaks out that the mining company is recruiting strike-breakers from Belgium and urgent action is need. The concluding episode of Emila Zola 's masterpiece is dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Emila Zola
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Director: Pauline Harris
Narrator: David Bradley
Etienne: Joe Absolom
Catherine: Emily Chennery
Maheu: Charles Dale
La Maheude: Deborah McAndrew
Souvarine: Gary Lewis
Chaval: Leigh Symonds
Captain: Leigh Symonds
Negrel: James Nickerson
La Mouquette: Vicky Binns
Sentry: Freddie MacHin
Jeanlin: Aidan Parsons
Lydie: Daisy Jones

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to novelist Sophie Kinsella about the latest book in her Shopaholic series: Shopaholic and Baby. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Sophie Kinsella
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

6/9. Roger McGough blows away the winter blues with a blast of colour, in a selection of poems about the visual arts. Rupert Wickham , Adjoa Andoh , Jonjo O'Neill and Jim Findley read verses by Miroslav Holub , William Blake , Elizabeth Jennings and WS Graham.
Producer Mary-Ward Lowery Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm Send your requests to Poetry Please, BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR EMAIL: poetry.please@bbc.co.uk Phone [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from land lines)


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Rupert Wickham
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Jonjo O'Neill
Unknown: Jim Findley
Unknown: Miroslav Holub
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Unknown: Ws Graham.
Producer: Mary-Ward Lowery

: The Struggle for Saudi Arabia's Soul

Edward Stourton travels to Saudi Arabia where, along with the first stirrings of democratic change, he finds a deeply conservative country where the war in Iraq is sending potential democrats scurrying for cover. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Mark Lawson makes his selection from the last seven days Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith To contact the programme with your suggestions:
Phone [number removed]; Fax [number removed]; email potw@bbc.co.uk; or visit the website www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Jack shows his dark side.
For cast see page 33; Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 32

: Go 4 It

In Sierra Leone, west Africa, many children were abducted from their families and forced to fight as child soldiers. Now a group of young people have set up a rap group called
Respect to try to educate people about war. Presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Vibeke Venema
Producers: Justine Willett

: Five Stories by Rose Tremain

1/5. Peerless. A man finds a purpose in life after befriending a penguin. Read by Oliver Ford Davies. Producer DiSpeirs


Read By: Oliver Ford Davies.

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

The programme that celebrates the lives of the recently deceased. With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

The latest from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm


Presented By: Paul Lewis.

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

4/8. Not Just for Profit. Social entrepreneurs are taking a businesslike approach to making change, not simply profit, out of enterprises such as leisure centres and loan companies. Peter Day asks what motivates them, and how effective social entrepreneurs can be. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks ahead to the week's political events with a mix of interviews and reports.
10.45 The Brandreth Rules for the Great Offices
New series 1/3. What does it take to get the top of the political ladder? In a new batch of talks former
- MP and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth gives us an insight into the dos and don'ts of reaching high office. He begins with the rules on how to be prime minister. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Brandreth Rules for the Great Offices is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

2/5. Rick Stein presents some memorable pieces of literature, including prose, poetry and some favourite cookery writing. Christian Rodska and Jenny Coverack join him to entertain an audience at the Seafood School in PadStOW. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Jenny Coverack

: News

: News

: Bush and Beyond

what will the Democratic victory in the Congress mean for American foreign and domestic policy?

: World Today

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