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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The morning bells of the church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wambrook, Somerset.


Unknown: Virgin Mary

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Running Away. Mark Tully considers the human need to break free from everyday life occasionally, and asks if religion can offer that escape. Producer Nigel Acheson Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Nigel Acheson Rptd

: Living World

3/4. Water Voles. Lionel Kelleway joins
Louise Wells of the London Wildlife Trust to examine how the water vole - once a creature of rural riverbanks - is now choosing to dwell in cities. He discovers how their growing population may encroach on the 2012 Olympics. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Louise Wells
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

Willard White appeals on behalf of the International Children's Trust.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd 926pm and Thursday at Wpm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Willard White
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

On This Rock is the theme for the morning service led by the Rev John S Smith from Milton
Baptist Church in Weston-super-Mare. Musical director Paul Harrison. producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: John S Smith
Director: Paul Harrison.
Producer: Janet McLarty

: 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

5/5. Sue MacGregor meets a group of former Bhagwan Rajneesh sannyasins to reflect on the rise and fall of the cult.
Producer Katrina Fallon Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Katrina Fallon

: Just a Minute

10/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game that challenges guests to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. From the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, where the panellists include Clement Freud. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: The Food Programme

Over the next three weeks Simon Parkes profiles individuals who have made a difference to our understanding of food. He begins by speaking to Lord Haskins, the former chairman of Northern Foods and Express Dairies.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: For One Night Only: Three Tenors inRome

On 7 July 1990 in Rome, the three most popular tenors in the world - Jose Carreras , Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti - sang together for the first time.
Paul Gambaccini goes behind the scenes of the Three Tenors concert to discover the truth about the trio. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Jose Carreras
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew, Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood answer questions sent in by post and email. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 38


Panellist: Bob Flowerdew
Panellist: Matthew Biggs
Panellist: Pippa Greenwood
Chairman: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Preposterous Files

New series 1/5. Metropolitan Police: the Tardis. Historian Julian Putkowski investigates documents stored in the National Archives. He begins by delving through files debating issues regarding the police telephone box. Producer Matt Thompson Pick of the week: page 128


Presenter: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Classic Serial: The Waves

1/2. Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's novel charting the lives of six friends from early childhood through to middle age. Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda look back on their childhood.

(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Virginia Woolf
Dramatised by/Director: Terence Davies
Producer: Polly Thomas
Narrator: Janet Suzman
Bernard: Jon Cartwright
Susan: Geraldine James
Rhoda: Anna Massey
Neville: Peter Guinness
Jinny: Jane Lapotaire
Louis: Don Warrington

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to children's author Geraldine McCaughrean about her new book Tamburlaine's Elephants.
Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Geraldine McCaughrean
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Societies

3/4. The Pushkin Club. Judith Palmer discovers how an organisation formed in 1953 for emigres and lovers of Russian culture is still home to the best of the country's poetry.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Christine Hall

: File on 4

1/10. Allan Urry investigates the conditions of some of the UK's worst residential homes. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Andrew McGibbon selects his personal highlights of the past seven days of BBC radio programmes. 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: Andrew McGibbon
Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The Archers

Kathy faces a tough decision.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 33

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood investigates the heart. Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Justine Willett

: Jimmy Swan, the Joy Traveller

4/5. Dignity. Stanley Baxter reads
Neil Munro 's story about a travelling salesman.
Jimmy reveals the secrets behind his success, claiming there is as much art in selling soap, butter and poetry as there is in making them. Producer/Director Neil Cargill


Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Neil Munro
Director: Neil Cargill

: Feedback

1/11. Roger Bolton presents listeners' views and reviews of BBC radio. Repeated from Friday ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T; phone: [number removed] (calls cost no more than 8p per minute) email: feedbackUbbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Presented by Matthew Bannister. Rptd from Friday


Presented By: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

4/8. Peter Day reports on the latest developments and trends in the worlds of business and industry. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn takes a look at the political week ahead.

10.45 The Callaghan Factor
Michael White recalls 1976 when James Callaghan succeeded Harold Wilson as prime minister.
(The Callaghan Factor is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm)


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (The Callaghan Factor): Michael White
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

2/9. A guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views. Presented by Libby Purves. Rptd from Monday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor leads the discussion on topical items and issues arising from the academic and research world. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Top of the Class

the merits of academic selection (2/2)

: News

: The Clinton Years


: World Today

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