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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter ad Vincula in Combe Martin, Devon.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Spiritual Emergency. Mark Tully explores the concept of spiritual emergency, a term coined by Stanislav Grof to describe a rapid and intense change in a person's emotional state and consciousness. Producer EleyMcAinsh Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Stanislav Grof

: Living World

2/4. Dragonflies. Lionel Kellewayjoms the Dragonfly Project's Ruary Mackenzie Dodds at Thursley Common in Surrey, where he learns about the lives of these insects, which can spend up to seven years under water before emerging as adults. Producer Grant sonnex


Unknown: Lionel Kellewayjoms
Unknown: Ruary MacKenzie Dodds

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news presented by Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sarah Lancashire appeals on behalf of Action on Elder Abuse. 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


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Debbie Dewes leads a Choral Mattins service from Bath Abbey, with the Prebendary Edward Mason. Music director Peter King. Organist Marcus Sealy. producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Debbie Dewes
Unknown: Edward Mason.
Organist: Peter King.
Organist: Marcus Sealy.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. 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

4/5. For more than 50 years the NME has been at the forefront of music journalism, enjoying its heyday in the 1970s, spearheading a pithy, intelligent commentary on popular culture.
Sue MacGregor brings together five of NME's talented writers to recall its glory days. Producer Kevin Dawson Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Kevin Dawson

: Just a Minute

Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Tony Hawks and newcomer Dave Gorman try to avoid hesitation repetition or deviation. Nicholas Parsons awards the points. Rptd from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon visits Abergavenny in Wales, where she debates the purpose of food festivals throughout the autumn calendar. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: God of War, God of Peace

2/2. Nigeria. John McCarthy reports from
Nigeria, a trouble spot where religion is seen as being at the heart of the conflict and therefore crucial in the search for peace. Producers David Coomes and Yaba Badoe


Producers: David Coomes
Producers: Yaba Badoe

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in North Yorkshire. Pippa Greenwood gives the definitive guide to autumn lawn maintenance and Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 32


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Songs Everlasting

3/3. Bugeilio'rGwenithGwyn. Bryn Terfel looks at the widespread popularity and the truth behind the tale of the 18th-century Welsh folk song Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn , which tells the story of a tragic love affair. Producer Llinos Jones


Unknown: Gwenith Gwyn
Producer: Llinos Jones

: Classic Serial: The Heart of Midlothian

2/2. Jeanie decides to walk to London, determined to plead for the life of her sister, who is awaiting execution in the Tolbooth prison. Dramatised by Gerda Stevenson from the novel by Walter Scott.
Producer/Director Bruce Young Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson
Novel By: Walter Scott.
Director: Bruce Young Rptd
Jeanie: Gerda Stevenson
Effie: Irene Allan
Madge: Pauline Knowles
Meg: Ann Louise Ross
Queen Caroline: Joanna Tope
Duke of Argyle: Ralph Riach
George: Simon Donaldson
Frank: Robin Laing
Tom: Joseph Arkley
Dumbiedikes: John Buick
Mrs Glass: Rose McBain

: Open Book

Peter Ackroyd talks to Mariella Frostrup about his book Thames Sacred River, exploring the river's history. Plus a report on the enduring appeal of books about the Second World War. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Societies

2/4. The East Coker Poetry Group. In the village of East Coker, where TS Eliot's ashes are laid to rest, a vigorous poetry group has sprung up. Judith Palmer joins its members at the local pub for an evening of floral poetry but finds none of Eliot's work on the programme. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Christine Hall

: After the Floods

Following one of the wettest summers on record in England, Simon Cox reports on the Government's plans to build millions of new homes, even on flood plains. Is this just storing up trouble for the future? Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Cox

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay makes her selection from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Tamsin Hughes PHONE: [number removed], (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute); Fax: [number removed] email potw@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

Lynda's prayers are answered at St Stephen's. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 27

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood and Lauren Child celebrate the children's character Pippi Longstocking whose creator, Astrid Lindgren , was born a century ago. Producer VibekeVenema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Lauren Child
Unknown: Pippi Longstocking
Unknown: Astrid Lindgren

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

3/5. The Fatal Clock. Stanley Baxter reads Neil Munro 's story, in which a canteen of cutlery becomes the ideal wedding gift when Jimmy decides misery, ruin and despair would be the inevitable outcome of giving a clock. Abridged by Neil Cargill. Producer/Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro
Abridged By: Neil Cargill.
Director: Neil Cargill

: The Message

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


Unknown: Steve Hewlett

: Last Word

Presented by Matthew Bannister. Rptd from Friday


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

Back on the Map. Big country, few people, extravagant oil and mineral reserves. After two centuries of being a blank hole on the map, Kazakhstan is trying to make a name for itself. With Peter Day. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Jenny Scott looks at the political week ahead.
10.45pm Not My Words, Mr Speaker
2/2. Matthew Parris concludes his humorous canter around the arid badlands of political language. He takes a damning view of the management-speak of New Labour. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
NotMy Words, Mr Speaker rptd on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Jenny Scott
Unknown: Mr Speaker
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Terry Dignan
Unknown: Mr Speaker

: The Learning Curve

1/9. Libby Purves presents the guide to the world Of learning. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads a discussion on academic and research topics. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Top of the Class


: News

: The Clinton Years


: World Today

: World Today

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