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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin's, Eynsford, in Kent.

: Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador

3/4. Sir Christopher Meyer presents an insider's guide to being an ambassador, drawing on his experiences of the post in Washington. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Sir Christopher Meyer

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Things We're Handed Down. On Father's Day, Fergal Keane considers how we can instil in our children a sense of value for what matters in a world of cynicism and materialism - a world in which we will frequently fail.
Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

New series 1/4. The Dormouse and the Vet
Lionel Kelleway joins Sue Tatman from Cheshire Wildlife Trust and a group of volunteers on a day out looking for dormice. The reintroduced population in the county is being monitored in order to learn more about dormouse ecology. Producer Beatrice Fenton


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Beatrice Fenton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Libby Purves appeals on behalf of the Family Holiday Association. 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: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A celebration of the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley 's birth, from Wesley's Chapel in central London. Led by the Rev Cynthia Park and the Rev Simon Losaba. The preacher is the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Charles Wesley
Unknown: Cynthia Park
Unknown: Simon Losaba.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Broadcaster Lisa Jardine reflects on a 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 Archers

Omnibus edition.

: Test Match Special

Commentary on the third day's play in the Fourth Test at the Riverside, Chester-le Street, Durham. Producer Peter Baxter *approximate time For commentators see yesterday
TV highlights of today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Producer: Peter Baxter

: Desert Island Discs

Irish folk musician Christy Moore joins Kirsty Young. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Musician: Christy Moore
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. With Stephen Fry , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

In the run up to the annual Flavour of Shetland festival, Sheila Dillon samples local quality produce, including seaweed lamb, black potatoes and mussels, and finds out about an experimental project in which mutton is air-dried to suit Faroese tastes. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Malvinas: the Open Wound

Argentine historian Federico Lorenzojourneys to the Falklands to consider the impact the conflict had on his nation, gathering stones and memories from ex-soldiers and their families. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Federico Lorenzojourneys
Producer: Mark Burman

: Gardeners' Question Time

A special 60th anniversary edition from the GOT garden in Hampshire, where listeners put questions to Chris Beardshaw, John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood , Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Peter Gibbs , Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast-Producer Trevor Taylor Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 46


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Producer: Alan Titchmarsh

: Five Gardens of Germany

5/5 Sanssouci. Susan Marling visits the gardens of Sanssouci, the former summer garden of Frederick the Great. Situated in he historic town of Potsdam, just outside Berlin, here she finds the pleasure ground for rulers from Frederick to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Kaiser Wilhelm Ii.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Classic Serial: No Name

2/2 Magdalen Vanstone and her sister Norah a penniless, having been tricked out of their inheritance by their cousin Noel. With the help of conman Captain Wragge, Magdalen has traced Noel to Aldeburgh. Now she can put her plan into action. Wilkie Collins 's tale of disguise, deceit, and sacrifice is dramatised hv John Fletcher. _ Producer/Director Kate McAll


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: John Fletcher.
Director: Kate McAll
Magdalen: Jalmi Bartakoff
Captain Wragge: Ron Cook
Madame Lecount: Diana Quick
Noel: Richard Nichols
Norah: Manon Edwards
Miss Garth: Jacqueline Tong
Sophie: Bethan Walker
The Doctor: Richard Mltchley
George: Dick Bradnum
Captain Kirke: Steffan Rhodri

: Open Book

Novelist Penelope Lively talks to Mariella Frostrup about her long writing career and about her latest book, Consequences. Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Malcolm Lowry: the Lighthouseinvites the Storm

When Malcolm Lowry died 50 years ago, he left behind two memorable novels: Ultramarine, based on his experiences at sea as a young man, and Under the Volcano, concerning the last alcohol-fuelled 24 hours of an English ex-consul in Mexico. As novelist and playwright Trevor Hoyle explains, Lowry's own demons lay behind much of his fiction. Featuring archive clips from contemporaries and extracts from his works. Producer Bob Dickinson


Unknown: Trevor Hoyle
Producer: Bob Dickinson

: File on 4

3/10. Gerry Northam presents a report on the effectiveness of Gordon Brown 's Private Finance Initiative. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Gordon Brown

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Hardeep Singh Kohli makes his selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith To contact the programme with your suggestions:
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: Hardeep Singh Kohli
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Brian faces his family's wrath. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 41

: Go 4 It

From Keeper to The Kick-Off, Barney Harwood celebrates books about the beautiful game. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Puppets through America

5/5. Puppets Return East. Puppeteer Walter Wilkinson begins the journey back across America. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Walter Wilkinson
Producer: David Blount

: Feedback

Listeners' comments. Rptd 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

7/9. Caught in the Web. Peter Day takes a look at new computer services being delivered on demand over the internet. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week's political events.
10.45 Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador 4/4. Christopher Meyer presents an insider's guide to being an ambassador. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Lying Abroad is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Christopher Meyer
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Repeated from Monday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: News

: Winning the Peace


: World Today

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