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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The sound of the bells of St Vedast Foster Lane, London.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Making Space for Others. The Hindu scholar Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad talks to Mark Tully about the strengths and weaknesses of India's historical approach to its religious and cultural pluralism. What can be learned from the way in which the country allows space for diversity to flourish? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Talks: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

5/9. Blur bass guitarist Alex James visits the headquarters of the renewable energy company responsible for the world's biggest wind farm. Producer Chris Impey


Guitarist: Alex James
Producer: Chris Impey

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news

: Radio 4 Appeal

Hugh Ouarshie presents an appeal on behalf of Anti-Slavery International.
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 926pm and on Thursday at 327pm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Hugh Ouarshie
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Canon Noel Battye leads the morning service from St Finnian's Church in Belfast. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye
Producer: Bert Tosh

: 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

Pet Shop Boy and former music journalist Neil Tennant talks to Kirsty Young about the eight pieces of music he would choose to take the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Neil Tennant
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

5/10. Tony Hawks, Neil Mullarkey , Paul Merton and Sue Perkins are the panellists in this week's edition of the devious panel game. Nicholas Parsons is in charge of the stopwatch. From the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the health benefits of rapeseed oil, the homegrown, cold-pressed oil at the heart of the bright yellow fields that have become part of the summer landscape. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis with Mark Mardell. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Mark Mardell.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Prescott at Your Service

In 1957 Anthony Eden took a voyage to New Zealand to recover from the Suez crisis and his resignation as prime minister. On that voyage his waiter was none other than John Prescott. Naomi Grimley tells the story of a remarkable political coincidence. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Anthony Eden
Unknown: John Prescott.
Unknown: Naomi Grimley

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Bunny Guinness answer questions put by gardeners in Lincolnshire. Tree expert Tony Russell shares his knowledge of the ginko biloba tree, now recognised as an important source of medicine, with Peter Gibb. With Gill Pyrah. Including at 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
RT Direct: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for £12.99 (RRP £1599) on two CDs, including p&p. To order, send a cheque payable to BBC shop to: [address removed], visit [web address removed], or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Peter Gibb.
Unknown: Gill Pyrah.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Market Forces

5/5. Brighton. Gregg Wallace assesses what form the much-needed regeneration of Brighton's Open Market should take. He asks whether closure will be the only option if no one provides money for a face-lift. Producer Neil George


Producer: Neil George

: Classic Serial: The Mahabharata

1/3. Genesis. A divided family fight over their inheritance and destroy the very thing they seek most - a peaceful and harmonious land. The ancient
Indian epic, which is said to contain all that is known about human passions, is dramatised by Jatinder Verma and Claudia Maver.
Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 9pm India's epic story of gods and power page 117


Dramatised By: Jatinder Verma
Dramatised By: Claudia Maver.
Yudhishtra: Paul Bhattacharjee
Krishna: Nitln Ganatra
Bhishma: Raad Rawl
Dhirtrashtra: Sam Dale
Duryodhana: Zubln Varia
Arjuna: Paul Bazely
Bhima: Danny Sapani
Draupadi: Sasha Behar
Gandhari: Sudha Buchar
Kunti: Indira Joshi
Shakuni: Jude Akuwudlke

: Bookclub

Val McDermid weaves webs of psychological terror in her crime fiction. She joins James Naughtie and a group of readers to discuss The Mermaids Singing, the story of a serial killer who stalks the gay subculture of a northern town. It's the first book to feature her character Tony Hill , the psychological profiler, and is not for the squeamish. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
March Bookclub: Eleanor ofAquitaine by Alison Weir April Bookclub: What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe


Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Tony Hill
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Alison Weir
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: Poetry Please

7/9. Roger McGough truffles through the extraordinarily rich poetry collection held by the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Requests for works by John Donne ,
George Herbert , Thomas Hardy , Larkin and others are read by Jamie Glover and Claire Skinner.
Producer Mark Smalley 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: John Donne
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Jamie Glover
Read By: Claire Skinner.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

1/9. As Britain's top military brass says more should be done to support British troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jenny Cuffe investigates the way the MoD treats soldiers who have been badly injured and the families of those killed in action. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Christopher gets a makeover.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 33

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine, 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

2/5. Loves Me, Loves Me Not. A man confronts his past 60 years after his hopes were dashed on the New York quayside. Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Di Speirs


Read By: Dermot Crowley.
Producer: Di Speirs

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Obituary series. Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

5/8. Private Grief. The new breed of private equity funds control huge resources, earn big money and are very secretive. Now there are worries that they may destabilise the world economy and bring previously sound companies to their knees. Reporter Peter Day investigates. Repeated from Thursday


Reporter: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 The Brandreth Rules for the Great Offices
2/3. How to Be Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sometime this year, if, as expected, Gordon Brown succeeds
Tony Blair , there's going to be a vacancy at Number 11 Downing Street. Gyles Brandreth , himself a former MP and Treasury whip, lays down his rules for how to be Chancellor. 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: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

2/8. A guide to the world of learning. Presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: With Great Pleasure

3/5. Lynne Truss revisits a time between school and university spent working in a library, and tells of those early literary passions that would shape her as a writer. Repeated from Thursday

: News

: News

: World Today

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