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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's, Headingley in Leeds.

: Bernard and Betty Speak Out

1/2. Mandy Baker talks to former Speakers of the House of Commons the late Lord Weatherill and Betty Boothroyd. Producer Peter Mulligan


Talks: Mandy Baker
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd.
Producer: Peter Mulligan

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Stolen Identity. Mark Tully considers the current concern with what has become known as identity theft - a recurrent theme in myth, literature, film, history and even scripture - and how our fascination with the idea has taken on a more urgent, sinister and personal dimension. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/9. At his organic farm in Dorset, former Blur bassist-turned-farmer Alex James talks to conductor John Eliot Gardiner. Producer Steve Peacock


Talks: Alex James
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Fay Weldon appeals on behalf of the children's charity ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence).
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: Fay Weldon
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Led by the Very Rev Dr Ken Newell from Fitzroy Presbyterian
Church, Belfast. For more than 20 years the congregation of the Fitzroy church have been involved with the Clonara
Monastery. They meet in a service to mark the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Dr Ken Newell
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

A discussion of the week's major stories. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary from Lord's on the fourth day's play.
For commentators and further details see yesterday 'approximate time TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm

: Desert Island Discs: Greg Dyke

Former director-general of the BBC Greg Dyke talks to Kirsty Young about his life, career and choice of music.
Repeated on Friday at 9am


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Greg Dyke
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: The Unbelievable Truth

4/6. David Mitchell hosts the 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. With Sandi Toksvig , Dara O'Briain , Jo Caulfield and Graeme Garden. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Jo Caulfield
Unknown: Graeme Garden.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon visits the National Fruit Collections in Brogdale, Kent - the largest collection of fruit trees in the world. Created after the war it contains more than 2,000 varieties of apples alone. Now there are questions over its future. So what do we need from this national collection in the future? Producer Dan Saladino Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino Rptd

: The World This Weekend

Shaun Ley with global news and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Insider's Guide to Writing a PrimeMinisterial Memoir

"What should the Prime Minister put in his own account of the Downing Street years?" Rory Bremner and his guests provide some helpful hints. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Rory Bremner

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank answer questions sent in by listeners. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Five Gardens of Germany

New series 1/5. Worlitz, the Enlightenment Garden, East Germany. Susan Marling explores the German nation through its gardens. The garden at Worlitz is is a monument to the Enlightenment. Laid out from 1768 by Prince Franz of Anholt-Dessau, it is a monument to his Enlightened views. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: Tom Jones

1/3. One night, wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets. Henry Fielding's epic comic adventure about the life and adventures of one of English literature's most rharminq rascals is dramatised here by Stephen Wyatt. Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Squire Allworthy
Unknown: Stephen Wyatt.
Henry Fielding: Simon Russell Beale
TomJones: Michael Leqqe
Blifil: Adrian Scarborough
Squire Western: Trevor Peacock
Miss Western: Margaret Tyzack
Squire Allworthy: James Laurenson
Black George: Sam Dale
Sophia: Clare Corbett
JennyJones: Rachel Bavidqe
Partridge: Charles Barnecut
Mrs: Seagrim Lizasadovy
Honour: Jasmine Callan

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Owen Sheers about his new novel a counterfactual history in which the Germans successfully invade Britain in 1944. And she investigates the skills of the blurb writer. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Owen Sheers
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

Roger McGough introduces requests for verse that mark those rites of passage that help calibrate life's journey. Poems by Thorn Gunn , Kahlil Gibran and Helen Dunmore celebrate the hatches, matches and despatches. Read by Amanda Horlock , lain Mitchell and Duncan Bonner. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm RT DIRECT: To order the CD Poetry Please: the Anniversary Edition for E9.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (calls from landlines 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


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: Kahlil Gibran
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Read By: Amanda Horlock
Unknown: Duncan Bonner.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: Gridlocked

Using barges to carry goods through congested cities is one of the best ways to cut pollution, so why do small waterways businesses feel they are no longer wanted? Gerry Northam reports. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: From Fact to Fiction

1/8. Playwright Colin Teevan creates a fictional response to a Story in the week's news. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm


Unknown: Colin Teevan

: Pick of the Week

Matthew Parris 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: potw@bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The truth hurts for Brian and Elizabeth.
For cast see page 34 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap and Flannel: page 33

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood hears winning poems about horrid brothers and moody sisters - and some nice ones, too. producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Puppets through America

1/5. Let Us Go to America! Puppeteer Walter Wilkinson 's account of his adventures in America in the 1930s with his travelling peep-show, beginning with his recollections of setting sail for New York with his wife. Read by David Timson and abridged by Roy Apps. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Walter Wilkinson
Read By: David Timson
Abridged By: Roy Apps.
Producer: David Blount

: Feedback

1/12. Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

Obituary programme. Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/9. Peter Day reports on the latest developments in the worlds of business and industry. Editor Stephen chiicott

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks ahead to the week's political events.
10.45 Bernard and Betty Speak Out
2/2. In his last interview before his recent death, Lord Weatherill and another famous former Speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd , tell Mandy Baker how they kept 650 MPs in order.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Bernard and Betty Speak Out is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Betty Boothroyd
Unknown: Mandy Baker
Unknown: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Betty Speak Out

: The Learning Curve

2/9. A guide to the world of learning. Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears how Amazonian Indians make friends. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: For Richer, for Poorer

exploring the divide between the rich and the poor (1/2)

: News

: Armies for Hire


: World Today

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