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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: 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

Enduring Love. Fergal Keane uses poetry, prose and music to reflect on how love between two people can endure the disappointments, betraya and banalities
Of everyday life. Producer Philippa Goodrich Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Philippa Goodrich

: On Your Farm

3/9. Elinor Goodman visits Britain's largest commercial goatherd. Producer Sarah Swadling


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Sunday

A round-up of the week's religious and ethical headlines, introduced by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Introduced By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Timothy Bentinck appeals on behalf of Emmaus.
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: Timothy Bentinck
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

Fr Donal Godfrey SJ, leads a service from the Catholic parish of Most Holy Redeemer, San Francisco, exploring how gay people can find a place in the Christian narrative.
The preacher is the writer and theologian, Fr James Alison. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Fr Donal Godfrey
Unknown: Fr James
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Historian and broadcaster Lisa Jardine reflects on topical issue. 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

4/5. in 1985 the British Antarctic Survey scientists discovered a hole in the ozone layer. Little did they know that their work was to have worldwide impact.
Sue MacGregor brings together the key people who were part of this groundbreaking discovei y. Producer Patricia Lalla Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Patricia Lalla

: The Unbelievable Truth

1/6. David Mitchell hosts this brand-new game in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies ana compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents. With Tony Hawks,
Frankie Boyle , Neil Mullarkey and Marcus Brigstocke. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: The Food Programme

An exploration of he premium brands marketed jy leading food retailers asking what lies behind the labels of such ranges as Tesco Finest, launched almost ten years ago. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Worldwide news and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley.
Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Things We Forgot to Remember

3/4. Magna Carta. Nearly 800 years after it was signed,
Magna Carta is still venerated as he bedrock of English justice and liberty. Yet in truth its impact was a good deal less far-reaching than is popularly believed. Another document, signed two years after Magna Carta, was the true charter for the common man; Michael Portillo goes in search of this forgotten manifesto for English rural life. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Magna Carta.
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by post and email.Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.Producer Trevor Taylor
Alan Titchmarsh solves your gardening problems: p28


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

: National Obsession

3/5. Continuing the series of snapshots of the everyday rituals and routines of the nation, where people of all ages from around the country describe the idiosyncratic obsessions. Today the focus is on fanatical behaviour connected to the world of music. Producer Sam Bryant


Producer: Sam Bryant

: Classic Serial: Down and Out in Paris and London

212. A vivid adaptation of the autobiographical account of George Orwell 's struggles with poverty and homelessness, adapted by Peter G Morgan. Orwell returns to London, whpre he hopes that a new job will improve his fortunes. producer Steven Canny Repeated or I Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: George Orwell
Adapted By: Peter G Morgan.
George Orwell: Samuel Barnett
Boris/Doctor: Stephen Greif
Paddy: Jim Norton
Brenda: Naomi Frederick
Bozo: Trevor Peacock
Pawn shop owner/Roger: Sam Dale
Sailor/Heckler: Anthony Glennon
Russian cook/Heckler 2: Rachel Bavldge
Romanian woman: Jasmine Callan
Romanian man/Gordon: John Dougall
Mani/Minister: Jason Thorpe

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Sebastian Faulks about his new novel Engleby. producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough presents an anthology of poems requested by listeners. Brian Pettifer , Richard McCabe and Eleanor Tremain read poems by Edwin Morgan ,
Philip Larkin and Emily Bronte, and Andrew McNeillie reads his own work. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Pettifer
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Eleanor Tremain
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Andrew McNeillie
Producer: Tim Dee

: I'm a Muslim, Get Me Out of Here!

For nearly two million Muslims living in Britain the legacy of the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks has been one of continuing public suspicion and distrust. The intense media spotlight has led many to question whether their future here is secure. Navid Akhtar meets Muslim families who are contemplating leaving the UK and visits others who have already left for greener Islamic pastures abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Navid Akhtar

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Quentin Cooper 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: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Brian sorts out his priorities.
For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30

: Go 4 It

Are there books that are just for girls? Do boys really hate reading? Kirsten O'Brien talks to authors Anthony Horowitz and Kelly McKain. Producer Vibeke Venema


Talks: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Anthony Horowitz
Unknown: Kelly McKain.

: Live from Durham

4/5. Three Fevers. One man's connection to a novel he's never read takes him back to a lost love affair by the sea and forward to his current relationship. Sean O'Brien reads his own Story. Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Producer: Pauline Harris

: The Message

Steve Hewlett and his guests discuss current media trends. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Hewlett

: Last Word

Obituary series. Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

9/9. I'm So Sorry. Tony Blair has apologised for the Irish
Famine, but has stopped short of saying "sorry" about the slave trade. Why have apologies for past misdeeds become politically fashionable? Kenan Malik considers whether people really bear responsibility for the crimes of their forebears. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Kenan Malik

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 Getting What We Deserve 1/2. Anne McElvoy , executive editor of the London Evening Standard, discusses the idea of meritocracy and its pertinence in today's politics.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Getting What We Deserve is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Anne McElvoy
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Every Port Has a Name for the Sea

2/3. Kasbahs and Corsairs. In this journey along the north coast of Africa, author and former drummer with Genesis Chris Stewart takes a taxi along the Moroccan coast towards Algeria. He also visits the vast Algerian Roman city of Tipaza, with its neglected monuments gradually slipping under the waves, before moving on to Algiers. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Chris Stewart
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Thought-provoking issues. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: News

: World Today

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