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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The bells of St Mary the Virgin, Fordingbridge.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Religion Good? Religion Bad? Mark Tully enters the current debate about the nature of religion. Is religion dangerous, even a "force for evil", as Richard Dawkins has claimed, or would the human race be considerably worse Off without religion? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

3/4. The Miniature World of Slitt Wood. Lionel Kelleway visits botanist Phil Gates at his open-air laboratory in Slitt Wood in Weardale. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Phil Gates

: Sunday

Religious headlines, with Roger Bolton. producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Patricia Greene appeals on behalf of Grandparents Plus. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm Donations:[address removed]; Credit cards Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Patricia Greene
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Set All Free! On the 200th anniversary of the act abolishing
Britain's slave trade, the Rt Rev James Jones , Bishop of Liverpool, and Dr Tani Omideyi , pastor of the Liverpool
Lighthouse, reflect on the legacy of slavery for a city whose fortunes and success rested on the slave trade. With the Love and Joy Gospel Choir, directed by Alexander Douglas. Producer Philip Billson See also Five Live Report at 11am on Radio Five Live


Unknown: James Jones
Unknown: Dr Tani Omideyi
Directed By: Alexander Douglas.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects 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

Raymond Tallis , professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Manchester, is this week's castaway. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Raymond Tallis

: The Write Stuff

2/6. James Walton presides over team captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with guests Jane Thynne and Wendy Holden. The author of the week and subject for pastiche is John le Carre and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Rptdfrom Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Wendy Holden.
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the science of maturation and transformation in food and drink. When the Worthington White Shield brewery underwent some renovations recently, they discovered in the old cellars a cache of bottled beers, including some perfectly preserved 1869 celebration ale. Andrew Jefford and Oz Clarke join in for the tasting of a unique vintage.
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, with Stephen Sackur. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Stephen Sackur.

: The Road to Rome

To mark its 50th anniversary, Allan Little tells the story of the tortured birth of the Treaty of Rome. When in 1954 the French Assembly threw out the idea ot a European army, dreams of a "new Europe" seemed to have stalled. But driven by the Belgian Prime Minister Paul-Henri Spaak , a new plan emerged.
Producer Jane Beresford Repeated on Tuesday 3 April at 4pm


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Paul-Henri Spaak
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood respond to queries posed by gardeners in Oxfordshire. And at the programme's garden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, Anne Swithinbank explains how to choosethe right container for seedlings and Bob Flowerdew sets up a trial to determine the best time to sow tomato seeds for the most prolific crops. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. 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] Perennials offer: page 56


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson

: A Dog's Tale

5/5. Clare Balding concludes her examination of endangered dog breeds with a look at the Otterhound. producer Karen Gregor


Producer: Karen Gregor

: Classic Serial: Loving

2/2. In the absence of Mrs Tennent , the servants have enjoyed a free run of the castle. But the peace of the household is about to be disrupted when an insurance man arrives enquiring about Mrs Tennent 's missing diamond ring. Conclusion of John Banville 's dramatisation of Henry Green's fairytale set in an Irish country house in 1941. Prod jeer/Director Gemma McMullan Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Mrs Tennent
Unknown: Mrs Tennent
Unknown: John Banville
Director: Gemma McMullan
Raunce: Martin Kemp
Edith: Leanne Rowe
Miss Welch: Pauline Ouirke
Mrs Tennent: Joanna David
Violet: Claudia Harrison
Miss Burch: Amanda Root
Kate: Zoe Tapper
Capt Davenport: Mark Straker
Bert: Harry Eden
Albert: Johnny Brennan

: Open Book

Frances Hodgson Burnett is best remembered for her children's books such as The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy. But today, Mariella Frostrup takes a look at her little-known adult novel, The Making of a Marchioness (1901), and discusses historical fiction for young readers. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm The Making of a Marchioness begins in Classic Serial next Sunday at 3pm


Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Landlocked in Krakow

Every February the city of Krakow hosts a shanties festival. But why, given that it is 800 miles from the sea? Poet John Hegley tries to fathom out the popular appeal of shanties and the Polish love affair with them. Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Hegley

: File on 4

8/9. Seven years ago, the Government introduced a tough new policy to protect vulnerable adults from physical, sexual, psychological and financial abuse. But Gerry Northam reveals a number of cases where the system has failed to protect elderly or mentally infirm patients. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter Curran selects personal highlights of the past seven days' BBC radio programmes. 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: Peter Curran
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Play gets dirty at Home Farm.
For cast see page 30 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 29

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood and the team celebrate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of Britain's slave trade with author Malorie Blackman and the winners of the show's
Freedom competition. Producers VibekeVenema and Justine Willett


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Malorie Blackman
Unknown: Justine Willett

: Lent Talks

Repeated from yesterday at 12.30am

: 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

4/5. Officially Ignorant? We're convinced the state is more intrusive than ever. But amid the deluge of modern information, how well can top policy makers really grasp what's happening in our society and economy? Frances Cairncross investigates the black holes in Official knowledge. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 Plus Ça Change France is approaching its most important presidential elections in decades, with some calling for a structural revolution in the way France works and is governed. The country boasts a shorter working week but has twice the UK's unemployment level. In a series of three personal talks, journalist Nick Fraser , who is half-French, assesses the fears and concerns of the French, including what they want to throw out and what they Want to preserve. Editor of the Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Nick Fraser
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Budget Statement

By Plaid Cymru.


Unknown: Plaid Cymru.

: Kith and Kin

1/4. You Are to Know That I Am Your Father. Amanda Vickery traces the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Peter Everett

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Angels Don't Swear: Marty Feldman Revisited

Gene Wilder with a tribute to his friend Marty Feldman, one of Britain's most creative comedians. Repeated from Thursday

: News

: News

: World Today

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