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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

In the Beginning Was the Word. Writer Judith
French considers literacy, an ability she considers one of humanity's greatest intellectual gifts. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

7/8. Elinor Goodman meets a group of Sussex farmers who are turning their land back to nature. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Benjamin Zephaniah appeals on behalf of the Prison Phoenix Trust. 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: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Live from St Paul's Cathedral, London. Canon
Lucy Winkett and the Rev Nicholas Holtam lead a service exploring the significance of memory. Music director Huw Williams. Organist Tom Winpenny. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Lucy Winkett
Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Organist: Huw Williams.
Organist: Tom Winpenny.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon
Podcast available for download at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

New series 1/5. Jeremy Isaacs , Deborah Bull and Chris Smith are some of the key players in the furore surrounding Royal Opera House funding in the 1990s. Reunited by Sue MacGregor , they relive the experiences they shared.
Producer Eleanor Thomas Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Eleanor Thomas

: Just a Minute

6/11. From the Pieasance Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Clement Freud and Paul Merton are the panellists, and Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon hears stories of farmers and growers who have been directly affected by the recent floods, and explores the wider issues raised about the food supply chain.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A Talent to Muse

Simon Fanshawe examines the art of "creating a comic performer" and analyses the writers behind some of the best-loved figures of the comedy world. Producer Frank Stirling


Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Producer: Frank Stirling

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood answer listeners' gardening queries in Derbyshire, and Anne Swithinbank reveals how the proper use of plants can enliven large areas of paving. Eric Robson is in the chair.
Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened repeat on Wed at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips/Tulips offer: page 32


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Grasping the Nettle

Every summer, the Bottle Inn in Dorset hosts the World Nettle-Eating Championships. Adam Lusekelo reports. Producer Ruth Evans


Unknown: Adam Lusekelo
Producer: Ruth Evans

: Classic Serial: To Sir with Love

1/2. Rick Braithwaite is a handsome, ex-RAF pilot who gets a job as a teacher in a radical school in postwar London's East
End. The students are tough, foul-mouthed and angry but he inspires them as they inspire him. By ER Braithwaite, dramatised by Roy Williams.
Producer/Director Claire Grove Rptd on Saturday at 9pm Pick of the week: page 120


Unknown: Rick Braithwaite
Dramatised By: Roy Williams.
Director: Claire Grove
Rick: Kwame Kwel-Armah
Gillian: Sasha Behar
Weston: Simon Treves
Clinty: Liza Sadovy
Florian: Sam Dale
Denham: Steven Webb
Pamela: Clare Corbett
Seales: Ashley Chin
Potter: Freddy White
Babs: Leanne Rowe

: Open Book

Nature writer Robert Macfarlane talks to
Mariella Frostrup about his quest to discover
Britain's unspoilt wilderness. And Adrian Chiles reveals his five all-time favourite books.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Robert MacFarlane
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Please

8/8. Roger McGough presents listeners' request for poems about harvest time and the challenges of starting school.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Christine Hall

: The Shadow of the Dragon:China and the New Arms Race

2/2. Maurice Walsh gauges Beijing's military ambitions to reclaim Taiwan and Washington's anxieties about them. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Maurice Walsh

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday

: Pick of the Week

Peter White selects his highlights of the past week's BBC radio programmes. 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: Peter White
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Hayley takes matters into her own hands.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm on FM Soaps: page 29

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood takes a look at books about dinosaurs, and one lucky fan is given the chance to meet the author of Astrosaurs, Steve Cole. Producer Philippa Law


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Steve Cole.

: 101 Dalmatians

5/5. A miracle is found. Pongo, Missis and 97 puppies will soon be home again - that is, if they can convince the Dearlys to take them all in. But first they must wreak their revenge on Cruella de Vil. Christmas, it seems, has come at last. By Dodie Smith. Producer Lu Kemp


Unknown: Cruella de Vil.
Unknown: Dodie Smith.
Producer: Lu Kemp

: The Message

3/6. Steve Hewlett and his guests debate current media trends. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Steve Hewlett

: Last Word

John Wilson reflects on the lives of notable people who have died recently. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: John Wilson

: Face the Facts

6/6. John Waite finds out whether children are being put up for adoption in order to meet Government targets.
Producer Sarah Tempest Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Waite

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

8/8. The Will to Power? Felipe Fernandez -Armesto investigates moves by the Government to impose sanctions on socially harmful self-indulgences such as gambling and smoking. He asks whether the passing of self-discipline is to be regretted and if it can be recovered. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Is That a Deal? 2/2. Michael Cockerell considers the failure of the negotiations designed to bring about a coalition government involving Tony Blair's Labour Party and Paddy Ashdown 's Liberal Democrats.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Is That a Deal? is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

6/7. Neither a Borrower Nora Lender Be
Writers William Leith, Rosie Millard and Terence Blacker , who have experience of these matters, discuss debt and lending money to friends. Dominic Arkwright holds the purse strings. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Rosie Millard
Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Dominic Arkwright

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

The first of three editions examining the social divides in modern Britain. Here, politicians David Willetts and Frank Field join presenter Laurie Taylor to consider Britain's residential inequalities by exploring statistics and questioning specialists. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Frank Field
Presenter: Laurie Taylor

: News

: News

: World Today

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