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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's Wimbledon, London.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

A Place within. Fergal Keane explores the concept of "home" and considers whether it is a geographical place or a feeling within oneself. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

8/9. Elinor Goodman discovers how Dorset is catching up with Germany in the race for alternative energy. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
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

Clive Anderson appeals on behalf of Sound Seekers.
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 926pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations:[address removed]: Credit cards Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu , leads a service from St John's College, Cambridge, where he explores the lives and work of reformers William Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson , in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade Act. With the London Adventist Chorale and the choir of St John 's, directed by Ken Burton and David Hill. producer Simon Vivian The March edition of BBC History Magazine, on sale 27 February, contains a slavery abolition special


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu
Unknown: William Wilberforce
Unknown: Thomas Clarkson
Unknown: St John
Directed By: Ken Burton
Directed By: David Hill.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

4/8. Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell presents a discussion of the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

The broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and about his selection of music to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

8/10. Clement Freud , Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Maria McErlane and Paul Merton are the panellists in the quick-witted quiz which this week comes from the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Tunbridge Wells.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon visits the football club in Scotland that is promoting a new healthy-eating plan for its young fans and the wider community.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Jo Coburn. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Jo Coburn.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Sound the Horne: The 100th Anniversary of Our Ken

When Kenneth Horne died, aged 61, he was described as "the last of the truly great radio comics". Comedian Jimmy Carr pays tribute to the legacy of laughter left by Horne in programmes such as Round the Horne. Including archive of Horne in conversation, along with contributions from author Barry Johnston, actor Bill Pertwee, and comedy writer Mollie Millest. Repeated Tuesday 11.30am


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Barry Johnston
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Mollie Millest.
Producer: Stephen Garner

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints as John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions from gardeners in the North Downs. The team reveals the location of GOT's new northern garden. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Repeated on Wednesday at 3pm
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E12.99 (RRP £15 99) on two CDs. including 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]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: A Dog's Tale

New series 1/5. Clare Balding meets the endangered native dog breeds of Britain and Ireland. This week, she visits a pheasant shoot, where a brace of Irish water Spaniels are "picking up". Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

1/3. Empress in the West. This new and final series of Caesar! takes the story of the rulers of Rome through to the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West in AD 475. As the Empire begins to fall apart,
Victoria Poppea sees an opportunity to wield the power that her gender has always denied her. Mike Walker 's plays draw on a number of sources, notably Suetonius and later Roman historians.
Producer/Director Steven Canny Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Victoria Poppea
Unknown: Mike Walker
Victoria: Barbara Flynn
Postumus: Danny Webb
Marius: Stephen Hogan
Gallienus: David Troughton
Victorinus: Sam Troughton
Saloninus: Nick Boulton
Gaul (Atraxis): Tim Treloar
Polydorus: Paul Richard Biggin
Envoy: Paul Richard Biggin
Messenger: Joseph Kloska
General: Sam Dale
Voice 1: Sam Dale
First Slave: Sam Dale
Second Slave: Emma Noakes
Centurian: Salkat Ahamed
Soldier: Salkat Ahamed
Driver: Salkat Ahamed

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Booker Prize shortlisted novelist and poet Gerard Woodward about his new book, A Curious Earth, the last of a trilogy of stories based on members of his family. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Gerard Woodward
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Great Libraries

New series 1/4. The Wordsworth Trust. Joan Bakewell finds the most treasured poetry in some of Britain's great libraries. She begins with a visit to William Wordsworth 's Dove Cottage in the heart of the Lake District to view rare manuscripts by Wordsworth and his fellow Romantic poets. Ian McKellen is the reader. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

4/9. The Government has been spending billions of pounds trying to equip young people with the skills industry says it needs to stay competitive. So why is there still a shortage of plumbers and plasterers? Presented by Allan Urry. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Allan Urry.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sandi Toksvig makes her selection from the last seven days of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
To contact the programme with your suggestions: PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute); email potw@bbc.co.uk; or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Tom's romantic night is put on ice.
For cast see page 37 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 36

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood learns all about the science of spying - from see-in-the-dark goggles to face-modification masks. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Vibeke Venema
Producers: Justine Willett

: Five Stories by Rose Tremain

5/5. How It Stacks Up. A poignant portrait of a man's 46th birthday dinner, 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

8/8. Walk to Wisdom. Twice a year, Professor Anil Gupta leads a group of followers on a "Shodhyatra", a walk across rural India in search of local knowledge and inventions that are in danger of being lost to the world. Peter Day joined him to report on a vision of India far removed from the technology boom on which the country is placing such high hopes for the future. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Professor Anil Gupta
Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 The Letters Pages New series 1/3.
Anthony Howard examines episodes in British political history that have been sparked, and shaped by, letters to the press. He begins with a 1955 biography of Asquith, which described how the prime minister kept a visiting Bonar Law waiting while he finished playing bridge, a disclosure that ignited furious letters to the Times. Producer Neil George Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Neil George
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Being a Tree: the Story ofMargaret Morris

Mary Brennan traces the career of the dance pioneer who launched an innovative form of physical training through movement. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Mary Brennan

: News

: News

: Nuclear Detectives


: World Today

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