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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas, Durweston in Dorset.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Mark Tully explores the complex nature of shame. Why are we so obsessed with naming and shaming and why is the fear of shame so powerful that it can split families for ever? Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series Alex James , bass player with Blur and owner of 200 acres of Cotswold farmland, asks how armers will benefit from the re-opening of the Cotswold Way. Producer Steve Peacock See also Ramblings on Friday at 3pm


Bass: Alex James
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

Fergal Keane appeals on behalf of Peace Direct. Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 9.26pm and Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

Members of the St Pixels community, who normally worship online via their computer screens, gather for a service at Emmanuel Church, south Manchester, led by Andrew Graystone. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Andrew Graystone.
Producer: Janet McLarty

: A Point of View

With historian Lisa Jardine. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine.

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

2/5. Sue MacGregor goes back to 1985 and the start of the popular soap, EastEnders. She reunites some or the original cast members, writers and producers, including Anna Wing (who played matriarch Lou Beale); Wendy Richard (Pauline Fowler); Leslie Grantham (aka Dirty Den); scriptwriter Bill Lyons; and casting director Jonathan MacKleish. Repeated Friday 9am


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Speaker: Anna Wing
Speaker: Wendy Richard
Speaker: Leslie Grantham
Speaker: Bill Lyons
Speaker: Jonathan MacKleish
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: The Write Stuff

5/6. 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 F Scott Fitzgerald , 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: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillion investigates the growing problem of food fraud, and discusses the issue with scientists who are determined to devise new ways of catching out the Cheats. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillion
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor coiin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

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1/4. Jack the Ripper. Michael portillo uncovers the events that are often concealed by the famous moments of history.
London in the late 1880s was stalked by a knife welding psychopath, but Londoners were more afraid of revolution and the collapse of a way of life. Producer Philip Sellars


Producer: Philip Sellars

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from visitors to he White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. And a the GOT garden near Winchester, Pippa Greenwood sets up a trial to look at the habits of the carrot root fly, and Anne Swithinbank finds out whether houseplants do better in clay or plastic pots. Including at 2.25 Gardeninq Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor
RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Seasons is available £5.99 (RRP £15.99) on two CDs, including p&p. To order send a cheque payable to BBC shop to: [address removed], visit [web address removed], or call [number removed], quoting [number removed]
Alan Titchmarsh solves your gardening problems: p28


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Cricket World Cup

Bangladesh v Ireland
Another Super Eights match.Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins .
Producer Peter Baxter time Highlights of today's play are on BBCl tonight


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Peter Baxter

: National ObsessionNew series

1/5 People of all ages from around the country describe their own obsessive routines. Today's programme explores the routines and rituals surrounding sleep and bedtime. Producer Sam Bryant


Producer: Sam Bryant

: Classic Serial: The Anatomy of Melancholy

Aided by his friend Anton, King James I sets out to discover a remedy for melancholy in this cock and bull story's worth of glorious, life-affirming digression and surreal silliness, which is very, very, very loosely based on the Jacobean tome by Robert Burton. Dramatised by Lavinia Murray. Producer Gary Brown ; Director Polly Thomas


Unknown: King James
Unknown: Robert Burton.
Dramatised By: Lavinia Murray.
Producer: Gary Brown
Director: Polly Thomas
King James: Derek Riddell
Antor: Paul Hunter
Robert: Mark Chatterton
Ann: Carla Henry
Elizabeth: Christine Brennen
Fortune teller: Ann Rye
Courtier Paul: David Gouqh

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Booker Prize-winning novelist Graham Swift , whose latest book explores parenthood and family life. Plus a look at the American bestseller lists. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Graham Swift
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

3/9. Roger McGough introduces poems about writing poetry and being a poet, with works by Emily Bronte , Sophie Hannah and RS Thomas. The readers are Adjoa Andoh, Cian Murchu and Trevor Peacock. Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm Send your requests to: Poetry Please, BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR Phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute from landlines) email: poetry.please@bbc.co.uk


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Unknown: Cian Murchu
Unknown: Trevor Peacock.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery

: The Summer War in Lebanon:a Tragedy of Errors

2/2. Edward Stourton uncovers what really went on during the Israeli-Lebanon conflict last year. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Dr Mark Porter makes his selection from the last seven days Of BBC radio. Producer Tamsin Hughes 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: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

Jennifer puts on a brave face. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood meets two brothers - one in his twenties, the other 11 - who've written a novel together about an invention gone horribly wrong. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


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

: Live from Durham

1/5. A Short Walk on the Cutting Edge. Written by Pat Barker , this story explores a young British Muslim boy's experience of travelling from Yorkshire to London to watch the cricket with his father. Read by Ace Bhatti. Producer Pauline Harris


Written By: Pat Barker
Read By: Ace Bhatti.
Producer: Pauline Harris

: The Message

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

7/9. Miserable Children. A recent Unicef report prompted accusations that the UK is failing its children. Is Britain breeding a uniquely unhappy youngest generation? Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 Foreign Studies 1/2. Ann Treneman finds out what election campaign techniques political parties in Britain have adopted from abroad. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan Foreign Studies is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Ann Treneman

: Kith and Kin

4/4. The Greatest Grandmothers. Historians and weavers come together at a Burnley mill to discuss the Lancashire grandmother. Producer Peter Everett


Producer: Peter Everett

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Picasso's Fallen Women

A hundred years after Picasso unveiled his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon for the first time, Richard Cork explores the history of this seminal work. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Cork

: News

: Feeding the World


: News

: World Today

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