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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The bells of Christchurch, Radyr. in Cardiff.

: 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

The Fruits of Failure. Mark Tully considers our current obsession with success at all costs and suggests there can be a genuine value in experiences of failure. Is it true, as columnist Jane Shilling has written, that a lack of modest failure is a grim preparation for life outside the walls of an educational institution"? Producer Eley McAinsh Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Jane Shilling
Producer: Eley McAinsh Rptd

: Living World

New series 1/4. Brownsea Island. it has been 100 years since Baden-Powell held his experimental scout camp on Brownsea Island on the Dorset coast. Lionel Kelleway finds that along with its history, the island hosts a treasure trove of wildlife, including red squirrels. Producer Jody Bourton


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Jody Bourton

: Sunday

Jane Little offers a round-up of the week's religious and ethical headlines. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Patricia Routledge appeals on behalf of Friends of the Elderly.
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: Patricia Routledge
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Set All Free! In the week in which Ghana celebrates 50 years of independence, and to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the Slave Trade Act, Richard Reddie travels to Elmina to worship at the Anglican Church with Canon Kobina Ben-Smith , Uzo Kumi , and the Bishop of Cape Coast, the Rt Rev Daniel Allotey. producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Richard Reddie
Unknown: Canon Kobina Ben-Smith
Unknown: Uzo Kumi
Unknown: Daniel Allotey.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

6/8. Clive James offers his reflections on a topical issue.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James

: 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

Broadcaster, DJ and champion of world music
Anoy Kershaw is Kirsty Young 's guest castaway this weeK. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Music: Anoy Kershaw
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute , ,

10/10. Tony Hawks, Neil Mullarkey , Paul Merton and Sue Perkins are the panellists in the comedy panel game.
From the Theatre Royal in Brighton. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon reports from the North Highlands on a food venture inspired by Prince Charles and his initiative to boost the economy of the region. Profits are ploughed back into the generation and support of the producers in Caithness and Sutherland. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with James Robbins. Editor coim Hancock


Unknown: James Robbins.

: The Big Man

With his booming voice and strident views,
Ian Paisley 's political career has never been far from controversy. Whereas most politicians in their 80s are settling down to write their memoirs, his most important hour is yet to come. The BBC's Ireland correspondent,
Kevin Connolly talks to family, friends and critics to hear the many different voices of The Big Man. producer Rachel Hooper


Unknown: Ian Paisley
Talks: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Rachel Hooper

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Berkhamsted Gardeners' Society. Bunny
Guinness and Chris Beardshaw continue work on the new Northern garden. Peter Gibbs 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 BBC shop to: [address removed], visit www.bbcshop.com, or call [number removed], quoting [number removed] Alan Titchmarsh answers gardening questions: page 36


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: A Dog's Tale

3/5. Clare Balding looks at the black-and-tan Gordon setter, a gun dog of great intelligence. Producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Classic Serial: Caesar!

3/3. An Empire without End. As the Empire in the West begins to fall, attacked by the forces of Atilla the Hun, it is left to an unlikely coalition of kingmakers to select the last Roman emperor. Can Romulus Augustus survive? The final play in Mike Walker 's trilogy.
Producer/Director Jeremy Mortimer Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mike Walker
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Romulus: Tom Hiddleston
Priscus: David Collings
Barbaria: Adjoa Andoh
Emperor Leo: George Baker
Maximinus: Sam Dale
Attila: Victor Sobchak
Orestes: Mark Straker
Odo: Joseph Kloska
Ricimer: Christian Rodska

: Open Book

Tracy Chevalier , who fictionalised the life of the painter Vermeer in her book Girl with a Pearl Earring, talks to
Mariella Frostrup about her new novel Burning Bright, the story of two children in 18th-century London who befriend the visionary poet and artist William Blake. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Tracy Chevalier
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Artist: William Blake.
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: The Great Libraries

3/4. The National Library of Wales. Joan Bakewell goes to Aberystwyth to look at some of the oldest Welsh poetry in existence. With Rhidian Griffiths , Dr Maredudd ap Huw and Nia Mai Daniel. The poetry is read by Gwyneth Lewis. Producer Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Rhidian Griffiths
Unknown: Nia Mai Daniel.
Read By: Gwyneth Lewis.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: File on 4

6/9. Stephen Grey provides an insider's view on Britain's dirty war against drugs. He wonders why a controversial policy of using major dealers as informants has done so little to stem the flow of drugs onto the streets. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Stephen Grey

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Kirsty Lang 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: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Eddie is forced to toe the line.
For cast see page 39 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 38

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood and the team meet a dream robot and visit a Robocup heat, where children's own robots take part in dancing competitions. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


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

: Lent Talks

2/6. Advertising guru Chas Byf ield takes the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple to ask questions about the relationship between God and commerce, and the true nature of religion. Repeated from yesterday at 12.30am


Unknown: Chas Byf

: 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

2/5. Faith in the State. The row over gay adoption has raised questions about the relationship between faith and the state. David Walker asks whether the state, in enshrining the rights of mutually antagonistic groups, has created more problems than it can solve. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 The Letters Pages 3/3. Anthony Howard concludes his examination of episodes in British political history that have been sparked and shaped by letters to the newspapers. Following The Times leader of 11 June 1963 criticising John Profumo and his involvement with a prostitute, a flood of letters were published, resulting in a Commons debate a week later. But how important were these letters in forcing the debate, ending Profumo's career, and bringing down the Conservative government? Producer Neil George Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John Profumo
Producer: Neil George
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: The Art of Directing

2/2. Psychoanalyst and former England cricket captain
Mike Brearley identifies the skills required, the challenges to be overcome, the ground rules, the pitfalls and the triumphs Of the director's work. Repeated from Thursday

: News

: Rice Bowl Tales

Thailand's rice industry (2/4)

: News

: World Today

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