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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Michael 's, Whichford in Warwickshire.


Unknown: St Michael

: 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

Square Pegs. Mark Tully considers the lot of those who don't quite fit in. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On Your Farm

Elinor Goodman mingles with the buyers and sellers at the Stow Horse Fair in the Cotswolds. producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
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

Harriet Walter appeals on behalf of the Helena Kennedy Foundation. 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: Harriet Walter
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

At the start of Christian Aid Week, a Liturgy of the Word celebrated at Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral, led by Canon Peter Collins. The preacher is the Most Kev Peter Smith ,
Archbishop of Cardiff. Musical director Dominic Neville. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Canon Peter Collins.
Unknown: Kev Peter Smith
Director: Dominic Neville.
Producer: Sian Baker

: A Point of View

Historian and broadcaster Lisa Jardine presents her reflections on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: Broadcasting House

A discussion on the week's headline stories.
Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

New series The actress Joanna Lumley joins Kirsty Young to talk about her life and career and about her choice of music to take to the mythical desert island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Unbelievable Truth

3/6 David Mitchell hosts this game in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they can smuggle past their opponents. Today's combatants are Jeremy Hardy ,
Alan Davies , Jo Brand and Clive Anderson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Clive Anderson.

: The Food Programme

What should be done to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly in care homes and the wider community?
What should older people eat? Sheila Dillon talks to pensioners, nutritionists and decision-makers about the best diet for the very mature.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Talks: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

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


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Transcending the Troubles

Politics in Northern Ireland has found a new compromise, but in a place like Londonderry, has the old power of marching, murals and bitter memories faded? Chris Bowlby revisits Derry, where "the Troubles" first began, to see how the future is being shaped by a fresh approach to history.
Producer Chris Bowlby Repeated on Tuesday at 4pm


Unknown: Chris Bowlby
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bob Fiowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions at Sir William Borlase 's Grammar
School in Marlow. And at the GOT garden at RHS Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire, Chris Beardshaw and Bunny
Guinness discuss methods of building retaining walls. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Fiowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Sir William Borlase
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: National Obsession

5/5. A snapshot of the most private mental lives of the nation. People of all ages from around the country describe their own obsessive routines. This programme delves into the rituals surrounding food, from counting chips to an addiction to cheese rolls. Producer Samuel Bryant


Producer: Samuel Bryant

: Classic Serial: My Cousin Rachel

2/2. At Philip's invitation, Rachel has taken up residence in his home. He finds himself falling in love with her, as his guardian, Ambrose, once did, but he is also finding reasons to suspect her behaviour. Is her real intention to rob him of his property - even his life? Daphne du Maurier 's tale of obsession, paranoia and jealousy is adapted by Robin Brooks.
Producer Clive Brill Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Adapted By: Robin Brooks.
Producer: Clive Brill
Philip: Carl Prekopp
Rachel: Lia Williams
Ambrose: Damian Lewis
Louise: Emily Wachter
Rainaldi: Nicholas Murchie
Geoffrey: Paul Jesson
Mary: Carol MacReady
Seecombe: Hugh Ross
Ludovico/Tamlyn: John McAndrew
Sam/Doctor: John Rogan
Groom/Couch: Robin Brook

: Open Book

Helen Oyeyemi wrote her first novel, The Icarus Girl, while still studying for her A-levels. As her second book is published, she talks to Mariella Frostrup about following up her early success, and coping with the pressures of literary acclaim and media attention at such a young age. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Helen Oyeyemi
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

Marking the 40th anniversary of the death of the former poet laureate John Masef ield, Roger McGough introduces requests for works with a distinctly nautical tang, including a poem by the current poet laureate Andrew Motion about a merman once caught off the Suffolk coast at Orford Ness. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
RT DIRECT: To order the CD Poetry Please: the Anniversary Edition for Eq.99 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per min) or send a cheque payable to BBC Shop to: [address removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


Unknown: John Masef
Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Turning Right

As the dust settles on May's local elections, Gerry Northam traces the rise of the Far Right and investigates its claims to Christian roots and respectability. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Edward Stourton makes his selection from the last seven days Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: potwiSbbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The cricket team gets a run for its money. For cast see page 31 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 30

: Go 4 It

Kirsten O'Brien meets Caroline Lawrence , author of the Roman Mysteries series. Producer VibekeVenema


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Caroline Lawrence

: Live from Durham

5/5. The Great Big Book Exchange. Paul Magrs reads his enchanting story about a woman and her grandson's obsession with novels. The woman begins to exchange books via a book shop and develops a unique relationship with the owner. The last in a series of readings by contemporary writers performed live at the 2005 Durham Literary Festival. Producer Pauline Harris


Unknown: Paul Magrs
Producer: Pauline Harris

: The Message

6/6. Steve Hewlett and his guests discuss current media trends and how they affect everyday life. 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

: In Business

2/9. Generation Next. Peter Day finds out how teenage tastes are shaping businesses all over the world. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

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

10.45 Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador
1/4. Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador in Washington, examines what it takes to do the job, reveals the tricks of the trade, and explores the role of diplomacy in a rapidly changing world.

(Lying Abroad is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm)


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor discusses a scholarly study of Esalen, the Californian institute that introduced the West to the spiritual teaching Of the East. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: News

: World Today

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