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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas, Sandhurst, in Berkshire.

: Great Political Myths

2/3. Simon Hogqart takes a humorous journey through politics to investigate the truth behind the myths. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Simon Hogqart

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Keep On Running. Mark Tully considers the spiritual aspects of exercise and sport. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Living World

4/4. In Search of Sea Lampreys.
Lionel Kelleway visits the River Ure in Yorkshire in search of the sea lamprey. To achieve his goal he enlists the help of naturalist Brian Moreland. Producer JodyBourton


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Brian Moreland.

: Sunday

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


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Dr Mark Porter appeals on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd 9.26pm and Thursday 3.27pm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Dr Mark Porter
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: News; Sunday Papers

8.10 Sunday Worship
From North Shore Methodist Church, Blackpool, and led by the Rev Peter Whittaker. The preacher is the incoming president of Conference, the Rev Martin Atkins. With the Good News Singers, director Sue Guenault. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Peter Whittaker.
Unknown: Martin Atkins.
Director: Sue Guenault.
Producer: Philip Billson

: 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

Actor Simon Russell Beale talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career and selects eight recordings to take to the mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. Jeremy Hardy joins regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Presented by Humphrey Lyttelton , with Colin Sell at the piano. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Presented By: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

An investigation into the underlying causes and consequences of "colony collapse disorder" and the potential harm to beekeeping all over the world. Producer Margaret Collins Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins Rptd

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Death to America: Anti-AmericanismExamined

2/3 Justin Webb discovers how leaders such as Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez have harnessed anti-US feelings and used them in the political arena. Producer Bill Law


Unknown: Justin Webb
Unknown: Hugo Chavez

: Gardeners' Question Time

Eric Robsdn chairs the forum from the RHS garden at Harlow Carr in Harrogate, with panellists Anne Swithinbank , Bunny
Guinness and Bob Flowerdew. Including at 2 25 Gardening Weather Forecast. producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's garden jobs: page 44


Unknown: Eric Robsdn
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew.
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Nearer God's Heart

3/4 As one of the four garden writers who have influenced British horticulture, landscape designer Christopher Bradley-Hole talks to Anthony Noel about the minimalist garden. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Talks: Christopher Bradley-Hole
Unknown: Anthony Noel
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Classic Serial: Felix Holt, the Radical

3/3. Following the riots on Election Day, Felix has been thrown into prison, accused of attempted murder, but Esther is determined to save him. George Eliot 's romance, set against the upheavals in the wake of the Reform Act of 1832, is adapted by Michael Eaton.
Producer Nicholas Newton : Director Lucy Bailey Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Michael Eaton.
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 Tams
Johnson: Ken Campbell

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to John Harvey , the winner of this year's Diamond Dagger Award for crime writing. Plus a report on why writers are choosing to publish their novels online.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: John Harvey
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

New series 1/8. Roger McGough presents verse by Edwin Morgan , May Swenson, John Gay Carole Satyamurti and Kenneth Steven , and considers two very well-known reflections on art - Keats's Ode on a Grecian Urn and Wallace Stevens 's Anecdote of the Jar. Read by Hayley Doherty and John Telfer. Producer Sarah Langan


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Carole Satyamurti
Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Unknown: Wallace Stevens
Read By: Hayley Doherty
Read By: John Telfer.
Producer: Sarah Langan

: File on 4

6/10 Allan Urry asks whether the UK and its European allies are doing enough to prevent Western companies from trading sensitive technologies with Iran. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Rosie Goldsmith presents her highlights of the past week of BBC radio. Producer Dilly Barlow To contact the programme with your suggestions:
PHONE: [number removed]. (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); Fax: [number removed] email potwiSbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: The Archers

Lilian's in the mood for dancing.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 39

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood talks to children's laureate Michael Rosen about the works of Charles Dickens and why they are still so popular today. Producer Vibeke Venema


Talks: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Pat Hobby Stories

3/5. Pat Hobby and Orson Welles. Pat is convinced that the young Orson Welles is stealing his thunder at the studio and gets
(literally) taken for a ride. By F Scott Fitzgerald , read by Alfred Molina. Producer Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Orson Welles
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

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

1/8. Changing Charity. As politicians promise a greater role for charities in delivering public services, Alison Wolf investigates the difference they can make. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alison Wolf

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Great Political Myths 3/3. Simon Hoggart continues to explode some of the most famous examples of political mythology. This week's selections fit under the heading "I never said that!", including Gordon Brown and the Arctic Monkeys, as well as David Cameron and hoodie-hugging. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Great Political Myths is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: David Cameron
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

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


Presented By: Liz Barclay.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor hears surprising tales from a Peruvian anthropologist. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: News

: World Today

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