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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Helen's, Sefton.

: Lying Abroad - How to Be an Ambassador

4/4. Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Sent to Spy. Mark Tully investigates the psychology of espionage and the effects of being kept under constant surveillance, from the dark days of the Cold War to the modern-day reality of CCTV cameras on every corner.
Producers Eley McAinsh and Ronni Davies Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producers: Eley McAinsh
Producers: Ronni Davies Rptd

: Living World

2/4. The Underwater Architects. Lionel
Kelleway visits Lake Windermere to learn about the life cycle of the caddis fly from expert
Ian Wallace , including its ability at the larval stage to construct crazy-paving-type structures out of rocks, debris and twigs. Producer Jody Bourton


Unknown: Ian Wallace
Producer: Jody Bourton

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dr John Sentamu , the Archbishop of York, appeals on behalf of Mercy Ships.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd 9.26pm and Thu 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

From Trinity Church in Sutton, the Rev Martin Camroux reflects on the quest to know the glory of God. Musical director Stephen Haylett. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Martin Camroux
Director: Stephen Haylett.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James

: 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

Ricky Gervais chats to Kirsty Young and selects eight recordings to take to the mythical desert island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated Friday 9am Music choices: page 134


Unknown: Ricky Gervais
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. More inspired nonsense from the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Rob Brydon , with Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Tea millionaires, 80-year old tea vintages, and some of the best teas in the world.
Andrew Jefford visits China to explore its centuries-old tea culture.
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Miss Buttolph's MarveDous Menu Collection

Tim Marlow reports on how one woman's obsession now gives unique insights into long-forgotten tastes and dishes, and inspired an archive that continues to the present day. Producer John Goudie (R;


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: John Goudie

: Gardeners' Question Time

Further coverage of the 60th anniversary Summer Garden Party for the show, held in Sparsholt College in Hampshire. With 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 Shortened rpt Wednesday 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 48 Lavender collections: page 161


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

: Nearer God's Heart

New series 1/4. Anthony Noel discusses the work of specialist garden writers who have changed the way we think about horticulture in Britain, starting with Charles Jencks and the Garden of Cosmic Speculation. producer Alison Vernon-Smith
Spoken word choices: page 135


Unknown: Anthony Noel
Unknown: Charles Jencks
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: Felix Holt, the Radical

New series 1/3. George Eliot 's romance story set against the changes after the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832, which brought new voters and new ideas to the political scene of the Midlands. Abridged by Michael Eaton.
Music by John Tarns ; Producer Nicholas Newton ;
Director Lucy Bailey Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: George Eliot
Abridged By: Michael Eaton.
Music By: John Tarns
Producer: Nicholas Newton
Director: Lucy Bailey
Felix: Elliot Cowan
Mrs Holt: Susan Brown
Rufus: Stephen Moore
Esther: Hayley Atwell
Harold: Jasper Britton
Arabella: Susan Wooldridge
Matthew: Jack Shepherd
Sir Maximus: John Carlisle
Philip: Paul Chahldl
Christian: Ron Cook
Denner: Carol MacReady
The Reverend Lingon: Michael Culkin
Chubb: John Tarns
Johnson: Ken Campbell

: Open Book

Chancellor Gordon Brown talks to Mariella Frostrup about his five favourite books, and reveals what reading means to him.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated Thursday 4pm


Talks: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Oh! Dad

The actor Robert Mitchum defined cool before Hollywood knew what it was. In secret the star of 100 movies was also a poet. Fellow poet Lloyd Robson goes on the trail of his hero in America. producer Jon Gower Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Unknown: Lloyd Robson
Producer: Jon Gower

: File on 4

4/10. Kate Clark reports on the mismanagement of aid in Afghanistan. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Kate Clark

: From Fact to Fiction

5/7. Writer Philip Palmer and composer Nicolai Abrahamsen create a fictional response to a story in the week's news. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm


Unknown: Philip Palmer
Unknown: Nicolai Abrahamsen

: Pick of the Week

Ernie Rea selects highlights from the past seven days on 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: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

It's D-Day on the cricket pitch.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 43

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood discovers which animal makes the best hero - a cat or a dog - with reference to icons like Lassie. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The Pat Hobby Stories

1/5. A Man in the Way. Pat Hobby advises an attractive writer and tries to steal her ideas. A series of short stories by F Scott Fitzgerald following the misadventures of a hack writer trying to keep his career afloat in 1930s Hollywood. Read by Alfred Molina. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Read By: Alfred Molina.
Producer: Martin Jarvis

: Feedback

Roger Bolton presents listeners' opinions on BBC radio programmes and policy. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Obituary series. Rptd from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

8/9. Research Party. Peter Day explores research projects in the USA. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Great Political Myths New series 1/3.
Did President Bush really greet Tony Blair with the words "Yo, Blair"? Did James Callaghan really ask "Crisis? What crisis?"And did Michael Foot really wear a donkey jacket to the cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday? Or are they all just myths? Simon Hoggart finds out on a humorous journey through the jungle of political mythology.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Great Political Myths is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

7/9. A guide to the world of learning. Presented by Liz Barclay. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: Thinking Allowed

Writer Jeffrey Weeks discusses sexual revolutions. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Coming Out

: News

: World Today

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