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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael and All Angels, Great Cumberton, Worcestershire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Spools of Time. Canadian broadcaster Chris Brookes reflects on how mundane objects enshrine memories of Past events. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Chris Brookes
Producer: Alan Hall

: Living World

4/4. The Vernal Lantern Fish. Lionel Kelleway goes in search of a once rarely sighted species that now appears more frequently around the British coast because of rising sea temperatures. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

Religious and ethical headlines, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jeremy Irons appeals on behalf of Child Welfare Scheme. 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: Jeremy Irons
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

For Palm Sunday, from St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, with the Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev Dr Houston McKelvey. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Dr Houston McKelvey.
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

Kirsty Young invites castaway Ben Helfgott , chair of the '45 Aid Society of Holocaust Survivors, to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Ben Helfgott

: The Write Stuff

3/6. Literary quizmaster 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 Tom Stoppard , and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Wendy Holden.
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

Takeaway Food. Given the public's growing demand for nutritious fast food, Sheila Dillon explores the new style of take-away that provides quick and easy food that's also healthy and locally sourced. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, presented by Jo Coburn. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Jo Coburn.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Battle for Birth

1/2. The UK's maternal mortality rate is one of the worst in the developed world. Penny Marshall looks back at the key decisions that have been made over the last century that have produced the maternity services in the NHS today. Producer Paula McGrath


Producer: Paula McGrath

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew respond to queries from gardeners in Hertfordshire. And at the GOT garden, Bob Flowerdew sets up a pea trial to find out if the perceived wisdom of pre-soaking makes any difference to germination. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available for £12.99 (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] --Alan Titchmarsh answers gardening questions: page 50


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

: Cricket World Cup

Another Super Eights match. Commentators include
Christopher Martin-Jenkins , Tony Cozier and Kevin Howells , With further input from Colin Croft and Ranjit Fernando.
Producer Peter Baxter 'approximate times
Highlights of today's play are on BBC 1 tonight


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Kevin Howells
Unknown: Colin Croft
Unknown: Ranjit Fernando.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Page Turners

A look at the professional life, the hopes, mistakes and failures, stresses and musical loves of that most invisible of musician's aides - the professional page-turner. ^Producer Simon Hollis


Producer: Simon Hollis

: Classic Serial: The Making of a Marchioness

1/2. Michelene Wandor's dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's delightful and occasionally dark romance about a 34-year-old who supports herself helping the well-to-do ladies of Mayfair with their shopping and other chores, and whose life changes when she gives a hand at a country house party. Narrated by Joanna David. Music by Richard Taylor ; Producer/Director Chris Wallis

Imagine that Emily Bronte has sat down with Oscar Wilde to write a novel for Mills and Boon, and you'll have an idea of the flavour of this two-part Classic Serial dramatisation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's book. Only on radio could Charles Dance (above) be cast as an unattractive, painfully dull man - but he makes a convincing job of it as wealthy landowner, the Marquis of Walderhurst. Pursued by every unmarried woman in the land (or so it seems) he settles upon our heroine, Emily Fox-Seton, the plain 34-year-old paid companion to the nation's most comically hideous old bag, Lady Bayne. Lucy Briers (Richard's daughter) plays Emily with a sharp edge of wit that lifts her out of being an old-fashioned, mawkish do-gooder, while Miriam Margolyes is like Edith Evans's Lady Bracknell on high-dosage venom pills in her role as Bayne. It's over the top, ridiculously romantic and an utterly perfect listen for a melodramatic Sunday afternoon.


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Joanna David.
Music By: Richard Taylor
Director: Chris Wallis
Lord Walderhurst: Charles Dance
Lady Maria: Miriam Marqolyes
Emily: Lucy Briers
MrsCupp: Amelda Brown
jane: Charlie Brooks
Mrs Brook: Lorelei King
Cora: Antonia Bernath
Lady Agatha: Amara Karan
Cook: Jenny Lee
Batch: Nicholas Collett
Alec: Colin Tierney
Hester: Anjali Jay

: Bookclub

Jonathan Coe is one of Britain's leading writers of comic fiction. He answers questions from an audience and from James Naughtie , the presentere, about the 1994 novel that made his name, What a Carve Up! Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm May's Bookclub: My Sister's Keeper byJodi Picoult Jonathan Coe on NF Simpson: page 143


Unknown: Jonathan Coe
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Picoult Jonathan Coe

: Poetry Please

New series 1/9. Trevor Peacock reads a selection of comic poems by Roald Dahl , Wendy Cope and Ogden Nash as requested by listeners. Plus classic archive recordings by John Betjeman and Stanley Holloway. Presented by Roger McGoUgh. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd 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: Trevor Peacock
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Ogden Nash
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Stanley Holloway.
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd

: 1707: the Birth of Britain

Allan Little presents a tale of espionage, corruption and financial ruin, as he relates how the tempestuous alliance between England and Scotland was the beginning of the creation of what is now known as Britain. John Sessions portrays the writer Daniel Defoe , acting as a guide through the story. Producer Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Pick of the Week

Claudia Hammond 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: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Eddie does his bit for international relations. For cast see page 53 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 52

: Go 4 It

Authors Francesca Simon and Jeremy Strong join Barney Harwood for a prank-filled April Fools' Day edition. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Unknown: Francesca Simon
Unknown: Jeremy Strong
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producers: Vibeke Venema
Producers: Justine Willett

: Lent Talks

5/6. Douglas Hurd reflects on how Pontius Pilate was forced to choose between the sacrifice of an innocent man and a mass uprising. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Pontius Pilate

: Last Word

Obituary series. Rptd from Friday

: Money

Box Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/9. Le Malade Imaginaire? Quentin Peel examines whether France's low economic growth and diminished role in the EU represents a need for radical reform. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Quentin Peel

: The Westminster Hour

FM only until 10.45
Carolyn Quinn looks ahead to the week's political events.

10.45 Plus Ca Change
2/3. Nick Fraser continues his series of personal talks on France, assessing what the French fear; what they want to throw out; and what they want to preserve.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (Plus Ca Change): Nick Fraser
Producer (Plus Ca Change): John Murphy
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: Kith and Kin

2/4. The Real Fanny Price. Jane Austen 's favourite of all her heroines was Fanny Price in Mansfield Park - a poor girl adopted by wealthy relatives to be half-servant, half-daughter. There was just such a girl in Jane's own life and Amanda Vickery tells her story. Producer Peter Everett


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Amanda Vickery
Producer: Peter Everett

: News

: Philip Pullman and Miss Jones

Ex-Python Terry Jones presides over a conversation between author Philip Pullman and his former school teacher, Miss Enid Jones. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Miss Enid Jones.

: News

: Feeding the World

how the world could avoid famine in the future (1/3)

: News

: World Today

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