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: News Briefing

: Bells

on Sunday From All Saints Church in Cheshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Well Lost. Mark Tully explores uncharted territory as he wonders what it means to be "well lost", challenging the claims of writer
Rebecca Solnit that "never to get lost is not to live". Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Rebecca Solnit
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

New series 1/4. Wild Boar. Lionel Kelleway goes to the Forest of Dean in search of wild boar, which were wiped out in the 13th century but now re-established. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jane de Selincourt appeals on behalf of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd 926pm and Thursday at 327pm Donations: [address removed]: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website.


Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

A service on Racial Justice Sunday from St
Patrick's Church, Oldham with Fr Phil Sumner and Margaret-Ann Fisken , chair of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice. producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Fr Phil Sumner
Unknown: Margaret-Ann Fisken
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon
Podcast available for download at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.

: The Reunion

3/5. Sue MacGregor meets British veterans of the Korean War and finds out just how close we came to a third world war between 1950 and 1953. Producer Adam Fowler Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Adam Fowler

: Just a Minute

8/11. From the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye, where the panellists are Marcus Brigstocke , Paul Merton , Maureen Lipman and Pam Ayres.
Nicholas Parsons awards the points. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Pam Ayres.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores one of the most enduring flavour combinations - sweet and sour. From exotic Thai recipes through to the Italian version called "agro-dolce", Sheila finds out why sweet and sour foods are so irresistible.
Producer Dan Saiadino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saiadino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Return to Norris Green

Liverpool's Norris Green estate is notorious for the activities of group of gun-toting youths. Yet when Winifred Robinson moved there in 1962 it was a golden opportunity to escape a slum.
Here she returns to Liverpool to find out how the dream turned into a nightmare.
Producer Susan Mitchell Repeated on Mon at 8pm


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners on the Isle of Wight. And Chris Beardshaw explains how to encourage more birds into your garden. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 40


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Songs Everlasting

2/3. CwmRhondda. Bryn Terfel examines the iconic Welsh hymn tune Cwm Rhondda , arguably one of Britain's best-known tunes, described as the second Welsh national anthem. Better known as Bread of Heaven to rugby and football fans, it is the embodiment of hwyl - the Welsh love of homeland and culture. Producer Llinos Jones


Unknown: Cwm Rhondda
Producer: Llinos Jones

: Classic Serial: The Heart of Midlothian

1/2. Two sisters are caught up in political revolt and a charge of infanticide in Sir Walter Scott 's novel, dramatised by the actress
Gerda Stevenson. Edinburgh , 1737: the mob breaks into the Tolbooth Prison where young Effie Deans awaits trial.
Producer/Director Bruce Young Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Gerda Stevenson.
Unknown: Effie Deans
Director: Bruce Young
Jeanie: Gerda Stevenson
Davie: Tom Fleming
Effie: Irene Allan
Reuben: Robin Lalng
Dumbiedikes: John Buick
Ratcliffe: James Bryce
Sharpitlaw: Laurie Ventry
George: Simon Donaldson
Meg: Ann Louise Ross
Madge: Pauline Knowles
Porteous: Simon Tart

: Open Book

Novelist Jonathan Coe talks to
Mariella Frostrup about his new book, The Rain before
It Falls - an account of a Shropshire family in the last half of the 20th century.
Producer Nicola Holloway Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Jonathan Coe
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Nicola Holloway

: Poetry Societies

New series 1/4. The John Harris Society Judith Palmer meets poetry enthusiasts across the country beginning with the John Harris Society. The undervalued poetry of a Cornish miner is brought to light by a small but dedicated group of admirers.
Producer Christine Hall Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Christine Hall Rptd

: Twice Saved or Twice Stolen?

Last year Charles Wheeler returned a stolen painting to Berlin and entered the wortd of politics surrounding works of art looted by the Nazis, and then plundered by the Soviets as compensation in 1945. He is joined by Anne Webber from the Commission for Looted Art to discuss the Story. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Anne Webber

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Northam 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: Gerry Northam
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Sid gets a better offer at the cricket.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 35

: Go 4 It

What's it like to be an explorer?
Barney Harwood finds out. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

2/5. On the Road. As one of the last of the dying breed of travelling salesmen, Jimmy Swan must use every trick in the book to survive - luckily, he wrote the book. Stanley Baxter reads Neil Munro 's story, abridged Neil Cargill. Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Jimmy Swan
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro
Unknown: Neil Cargill.
Producer: Neil Cargill

: The Message

5/6. Guests join Steve Hewlett for lively conversation on media trends. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Steve Hewlett

: Last Word

Presented by Matthew Bannister. Rptd from Friday


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Rptd from yesterday 12.04pm FM

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

2/8. Computer Chipped. Peter Day investigates whether Gordon Moore 's famous road map for the computer-chip industry has set a trap at the heart of the way business works. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Gordon Moore

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Not My Words, Mr Speaker 1/2. Matthew Parris takes a humorous canter around the arid badlands of political language. Joined by senior Parliamentarians, he asks why politicians persist in using cliches and outmoded language. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Not My Words, My Speaker is rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Mr Speaker
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Recipe of Hope

Peter White visits Dr B's in North Yorkshire, a restaurant set up 20 years ago by Barnardo's to train disadvantaged young people, and meets some former trainees. Producer Sue Mitchell


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Sue Mitchell

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Politicians David Willetts and Frank Field join presenter Laurie Taylor to consider the attainment gap: why the children of professionals generally have more success than others. Repeated from Wednesday


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

: News

: News

: The Clinton Years


: World Today

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