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: News Briefing

: Balls on Sunday

From St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford.

: 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. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Mystery of Belief. Mike Wooldridge considers the nature of belief, asking if faith is a matter of the head or the heart, and exploring the traits secular and religious believers have in common.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Elinor Goodman visits the estate of David Fursdon , president of the Country Land and Business Association. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Unknown: David Fursdon
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

This week's religious and ethical headlines, with Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Bernard Cribbins appeals on behalf of Africa Now. 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: Bernard Cribbins
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Stephen Shipley leads a meditation to mark the 150th anniversary of Edward Elgar 's birth, from the composer's native
Worcestershire. He reflects on Elgar's quest for spiritual truth expressed particularly in his sacred music. With Mark Elder and Stephen Hough. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Stephen Hough.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Historian and broadcaster Lisa Jardine reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: Broadcasting House

A discussion on the week's major headlines, with Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Desert Island Discs

Scientist Tom Blundell , who holds the William
Dunn Chair of Biochemistry and is head of the department of biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC mythical desert island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Tom Blundell
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Unbelievable Truth

6/6 David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible 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 meets dredgers and goes fishing with a diver who hand-picks scallops off the Devon coast as she explores the management structure relating to the area. She also hears views on what the Government should be considering for the Marine Bill. producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Rover Two Years On

2/2. The Rover car plant in Longbridge, Birmingham closed in 2005. Since then Adrian Chiles has been tracing the stories of those who lost their jobs. He concludes this second series by finding out how the wider community has adapted over the past year.


Presenter: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Gardeners' Question Time

From the Hay Festival, with panellists
Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Chris Beardshaw. Bunny Guinness discusses the merits of different hard surfaces for the garden and Pippa Greenwood explains the importance of checking strawberries to prevent pests and diseases. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm Titchmarsh's tips/Cordless hedge wand offer p30


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Five Gardens of Germany

'3/5 Underhof. Susan Marling travels to the Alpine fantasy garden of mad King Ludwig in Bavaria. Producer Kate Bland


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: Tom Jones

3/3. Tom follows his true love, Sophia, to London, and receives an invitation to a masked ball. The conclusion of Henry Fielding's epic comic adventure, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.
Producer/Director Claire Grove Repeated Saturday 9pm


Dramatised By: Stephen Wyatt.
Henry Fielding: Simon Russell Beale
Tom Jones: Michael Legge
Squire Western: Trevor Peacock
Mr Allworthy: James Laurenson
Miss Western: Margaret Tyzack
Lord Fellamar: Adrian Scarborough
Fitzpatrick: Sam Dale
Sophia: Clare Corbett
Jenny: Rachel Bavldge
Partridge: Charles Bamecut
Harriet: Liza Sadovy
Lady Bellaston: Christine Kavanagh

: Bookclub

David Mitchell joins James Naughtie and an audience at the Hay Festival to answer questions about his book Cloud Atlas. The book explores slavery in a collection of six stories that move from the remote South Pacific in the 19th century to the far future after a nuclear apocalypse. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated Thursday 4pm
July's Bookclub: The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Germaine Greer

: The Poem of the Cloak

In Birmingham a group of Muslim women have been creating personal tributes to one of the greatest Islamic poems - the Qasidah Burda (The Poem of the Cloak). Presented by Shamshad Khan. Read by Nadeem Sawalha.
Producer Nicola Humphries Repeated Saturday 11.30pm


Presented By: Shamshad Khan.
Read By: Nadeem Sawalha.
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: File on 4

1/10. Allan Urry asks if the Royal Navy is still an effective fighting force. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Simon Parkes makes his selection from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed](calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Fax: [number removed] email: potw@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The secrets take their toll on Jennifer.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 25

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood examines the enduring appeal of Enid Blyton and asks if she has anything to say to children today. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Enid Blyton
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Puppets through America

3/5. The City of Puppets. David Timson reads from Walter Wilkinson 's recollections of touring America with his travelling puppet show. Producer David Blount


Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Walter Wilkinson
Producer: David Blount

: Feedback

Listeners' comments. 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

: In Business

5/9. Managing Eden. Peter Day talks to Tim Smit , famous for creating the Eden Project in Cornwall and for his idiosyncratic management philosophy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tim Smit

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week's political events.

10.45 Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador
2/4. Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador in Washington, examines what it takes to do the job.
(Lying Abroad is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm)


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Speaker (Lying Abroad): Sir Christopher Meyer
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Human behaviour, institutions and conventions come under the microscope as Laurie Taylor leads the discussion. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: News

: World Stories

: World Today

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