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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Giles Horspath, Oxfordshire.

: Profile

Friends, family and colleagues provide an insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood .

Dust Yourself Off. The food writer Marguerite Patten , who is now in her 90s, looks back on a lifetime of love and loss, reflecting on her wartime experiences as a home economist, the deaths of her parents, her marriage of more than five decades, and her abiding passion for nature. She draws on the writings of AE Housman, Victoria Hislop and RD Blackmore, with music by Puccini, Ivor Gurney and the Japanese traditional melody Sakura (cherry blossom). Producer Sara Parker Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Marguerite Patten
Unknown: Victoria Hislop
Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Producer: Sara Parker

: On Your Farm

9/9. Blur bassist Alex James meets a rare beast, a happy dairy farmer. Producer Sarah Swadling


Bassist: Alex James
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Sunday

Religious news with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Clive Anderson appeals on behalf of Genetic Interest Group. 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: Clive Anderson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Set All Free! In the second of a series commemorating the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, the Rev Dr Karen Smith , who was brought up among the children of slaves in the American Deep South, reflects on the nature of Christian freedom, from Bethany Baptist Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff. Led by the Rev Phil Dunning.
Featuring the Welsh Chamber Singers conducted by Avril Harding , with organist John Cheer , Producer Roy Jenkins


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith
Unknown: Phil Dunning.
Conducted By: Avril Harding
Organist: John Cheer
Producer: Roy Jenkins

: 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

Irish-American author JP Donleavy 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


Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

9/10. Gyles Brandreth , Marcus Brigstocke , Clement Freud and Pauline McLynn are the panellists this week in the fiendish game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. From the Mermaid Theatre, London. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Pauline McLynn
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the tradition of orange growing in Sicily and finds out why the unusual citrus varieties found close to Mount Etna could be the saviour of a struggling industry. Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis with James Landale. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: James Landale.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The E Generation at 40

Has the drug ecstasy bred a generation of depressed, forgetful 40-somethings? Psychologist John Marsden assesses the scientific evidence and hears from members of the first generation to ride the clubbing explosion of the early 1990s. Plus a look at ecstasy as a treatment for post-traumatic Stress disorder. Producer David Prosser


Unknown: John Marsden
Producer: David Prosser

: Gardeners' Question Time

More horticultural hints as John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer guestions from gardeners in Chipping Norton. And Bunny Guinness and Chris Beardshaw make a start on the programme's new northern garden. Eric Robson is in the chair, Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for E12.99 (RRP E15.99) 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] Dwarf flowering shrubs: page 56


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: A Dog's Tale

2/5. Clare Balding meets the endangered native dog breeds of Britain and Ireland, including the Skye terrier, made famous by Greyfriars Bobby. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Greyfriars Bobby.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

2/3. The Maker of All Things. 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. Constantine had the strength and determination to re-unite the Empire, and to give it a new state religion - Christianity. But what sacrifices must he make when he feels threatened by his own son? By Mike Walker.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Constantine: Sam Dale
Crispus: Joseph Kloska
Licinius: Mark Straker
Helena: Margot Leicester
Fausta: Christine Kavanagh
Constantius: Trevor Martin
Rufus: Struan Rodger
Arrius Paul: Richard Biqqln
Athenasius: Saikat Ahamed

: Bookclub

Mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John, wife to kings of England and France, Eleanor of Aquitaine was the most powerful and enigmatic woman of her age. Historian Alison Weir discusses her biography with James Naughtie and a group Of readers. Producer DymphnaFlynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm April's Bookclub: What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe


Unknown: Alison Weir
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Jonathan Coe

: The Great Libraries

2/4. The Bodleian Library. Joan Bakewell finds the most treasured poetry in some of Britain's great libraries. She travels to Oxford's Bodleian Library to look at precious manuscripts by poets with an Oxford connection. With contributions from Richard Ovenden , Chris Fletcher and Bruce Barker-Benf ield. Andrew Motion reads the poetry. Producers Charlotte Riches and Susan Roberts Repeated Sat 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Ovenden
Unknown: Chris Fletcher
Unknown: Bruce Barker-Benf
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

5/9. Further to previous explorations of the diamond trade, Fran Abrams reports from one of the world's most unstable countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Ed insists on sticking to his roots.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30

: Go 4 It

With African music group Chaconne Brass, who teach Barney Harwood to play the African drums. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


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

: Lent Talks

Repeated from yesterday at 5.45am

: 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

: Analysis

1/5. Clipping Our Wings? An examination of how concerns over the state of the environment will impact on people's mobility. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 The Letters Pages 2/3. Anthony Howard examines episodes in British political history that have been sparked, and shaped by, letters to the Press. Today he rewinds to May 1930, when Oswald Mosley resigned from the Conservative party, after which Harold Macmillan sent a letter of support to The Times. Rab Butler and three other MPs then sent a crushing reply suggesting that Macmillan should "seek a pastime more suited to his talent". Macmillan never forgave Butler and the two remained at odds. Producer Neil George
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Oswald Mosley
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Rab Butler
Producer: Neil George
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Art of Directing

1/2. Through interviews with eminent directors, including Sam Mendes and Sir Peter Hall , and actors Juliet Stevenson and Simon Russell Beale , psychoanalyst and former England cricket captain Mike Brearley identifies the skills, the challenges to be overcome, the ground rules, the pitfalls and the triumphs of the director's work. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Sam Mendes
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Captain Mike Brearley

: News

: Rice Bowl Tales (


: News

: Ghana - Winds of Change

journalist Kwaku Sakyi-Addo guides us through 50 turbulent years since Ghana's independence (1/2)

: World Today

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