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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Rochester Cathedral.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Losf and Found. Mark Tully considers the experience of losing and finding. Why do we mind losing things - and being lost - SO much? Producer Eley McAinsh Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh Rptd

: On Your Farm

2/9. Adam Henson follows the fortunes of Worcestershire farmer Julia Evans as her cattle undergo tests for tuberculosis. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Adam Henson
Unknown: Julia Evans
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jeremy Vine appeals on behalf of WellChild.
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 Vine
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Strengthen for Service. On the eve of St George 's Day, service from St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, marking the centenary of the Scout movement. Preacher the Rt
Rev David Conner. Dean of Windsor. Director of music Timothy Byram-Wigfield . producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: St George
Unknown: David Conner.
Music: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Producer: Simon Vivian

: 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.

: The Reunion

3/5. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Britain's last and largest new town,
Milton Keynes became known for its concrete cows and endless roundabouts, but its founders were fired by anidealistic enthusiasm to create new homes for thousands of people who had been living in sub-standard accommodation un the inner cities. Sue MacGregor brings together some of the architects, planners, community workers anu residents who created the town.
Producer Louise Adamson Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Producer: Louise Adamson

: The Write Stuff

6/6. James Walton presides over the literary quiz with guests Peter Kemp and Sue Limb. The author of the week is John Keats. Read by Beth Chalmers. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: John Keats.
Read By: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

Non-violence is the foundation of Jainism and determines its followers' strict vegetarian way of eating and living. Simon Parkes meets Jains in India and in Britain and finds out how difficult it is to adhere to the principles. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Brian Hanrahan presents global news and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

2/4. World War One. The First World War most commonly remembered as a story of mud and misery, with vast numbers of soldiers killed following the orders of incompetent generals. But there were other memories too. Michael Portillo examines the last 100 days of the war and the forgotten victories of 1918. Producer Jul,a Adamson


Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew are back at the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds.
And at GQT's new northern garden at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Bunny Guinness and Chris Beardshaw make a start on the greenfield site. With Eric Robson in the chair.
Including at 2.25pm Gardeninq Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm

RT DIRECT: Gardeners' Question Time: The Four Season is available for
£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 answers your gardening questions: page 28; Large trailing fuchsias offer: page 58


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: National Obsession

2/5. People of all ages from around the country describe their obsessive routines in their own voices. Today s programme looks at fans and athletes' obsessions in the world Of sport. Producer Samuel Bryant


Producer: Samuel Bryant

: Classic Serial: Down and Out in Paris and London

1/2. A vivid adaptation of the autobiographical account of George Orwell 's struggles with poverty and homelessness. The very young Orwell finds himself deeper and deeper in trouble on the colourful streets of Paris. Adapted by Peter G Morgan. Producer Steven Canny Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: George Orwell
Adapted By: Peter G Morgan.
George Orwell: Samuel Barnett
Boris/Reginald: Stephen Greif
Madame Falaise: Claire Vousden
Woman lodger/Russian cook: Rachel Bavidqe
Announcer/Manager: Sam Dale
Pawn shop clerk/Furex: John Dougall
Woman guest: Jasmine Callan
Drunk/Male guest: Anthony Glennon

: Open Book

Anne Enright talks to Mariella Frostrup about her new novel The Gathering, and examines how unusual narrators in novels create different perspectives on story and character. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Anne Enright
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

4/9 Roger McGough introduces poems requested by listeners. Brian Pettifer , Richard McCabe and Eleanor Tremain read poems by Edward Thomas , John Clare and Christina Rossetti. Kathleen Jamie reads her own work. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Pettifer
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Unknown: John Clare
Unknown: Christina Rossetti.
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Producer: Tim Dee

: A Sporting Chance

As London plans for the 2012 Olympics, this programme examines what the capital can learn from the legacy of the Manchester Commonwealth games, where the games were sold as the catalyst that would transform deprivation and halt decline in post-industrial East
Manchester. Can such high-profile initiatives really be expected to change the entire future of local communities? Repeated from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor makes his selection from the last seven days Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
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: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Jennifer starts clutching at straws.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30

: Go 4 It

Children's magazine presented by Barney Harwood. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Vibeke Venema
Producers: Justine Willett

: Live from Durham

3/5. The Street. A comic and poignant tale by Julia Darling about Amy Steel , a tough, elderly woman from the North East, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and has lived in the same street all her life. Read by Madaleine Moffatt. Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Julia Darling
Unknown: Amy Steel
Read By: Madaleine Moffatt.
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

8/9. Secrets and Mysteries. In a rare, extended interview Peter Hennessy talks to David Omand , until recently the Government's top security and intelligence coordinator, about what we know of the terrorist threat and whether
Britain is capable of overcoming it. Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Peter Hennessy
Unknown: David Omand

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks ahead to the week's political events.

10.45 Foreign Studies
2/2. Ann Treneman finds out what election campaign techniques political parties in Britain have adopted from abroad.
Repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (Foreign Studies): Ann Treneman
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: Every Port Has a Name for the Sea

1/3. Sand Stealers and Story Tellers. Chris Stewart , former drummer in Genesis, now a sheep farmer and a bestselling author, travels from his home near Granada in Spain along the coast of North Africa - the forgotten Shoreline Of Maghreb. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Nigeria


: News

: Charlie Gillett's World of Music

contemporary and classic music

: World Today

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