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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Eadburgha's, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Sixth Extinction. There have been five naturally occurring extinctions in the life of the planet. Mark Tully considers the prospect of a man-made sixth.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

4/4. Gothic Bats. Six of Britain's native species of bat inhabit Woodchester mansion, a fine example of high Victorian Gothic in Gloucestershire. Here Lionel Kelleway is joined by bat expert Roger Ransome. Producer Katy Hubbard


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Roger Ransome.
Producer: Katy Hubbard

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news presented by Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Derek Jacobi appeals on behalf of Afasic. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 10.56pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Jennifer Macrae leads the morning service from Broomhill Parish Church,
Glasgow. Preacher the Rev Bill Ferguson. Musical director Ian Anderson. Producer Mo McCullough


Unknown: Jennifer MacRae
Unknown: Bill Ferguson.
Director: Ian Anderson.
Producer: Mo McCullough

: 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.

: Desert Island Discs

New series George Michael talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Spoken word choices: page 145
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, & 4: p33


Talks: George Michael
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

11/11. Nicholas Parsons hosts the comedy panel game from Hastings, where the panellists are Paul Merton , Gyles Brandreth ,
Jenny Eclair and Julian Clary. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julian Clary.

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes talks to celebrated cook and champion of healthy eating, Prue Leith.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Talks: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Prue Leith.
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: From Sussex to Wakhan - a Doctorin the Hindu Kush

Alastair Leithead travels high into the Hindu Kush mountains to the Wakhan Corridor, a forgotten but peaceful corner of Afghanistan, to meet a British doctor and his family, who are helping some of the world's poorest people. Producer Jatinder Sidhu


Unknown: Alastair Leithead
Unknown: Hindu Kush
Producer: Jatinder Sidhu

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Bunny Guinness and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Durham University. With Pippa Greenwood on pond maintenance and Matthew Biggs on perfumed autumn plants Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday 3pm The GOT team answer readers' questions in Gardens Illustrated magazine, out now, price E3.85 Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 56
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1,2,3 & 4: p33


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

: The Preposterous Files

2/5. Death by Beer. How many pints of beer did it take to kill a woman in Manchester in 1900? Julian Putkowski finds out about this bit of poisonous history by distilling files held in the National Archive. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Julian Putkowski
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Classic Serial: The Waves

2/2. Terence Davies 's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's novel charting the lives of six friends from childhood to middle age. Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after Percival. As secrets are uncovered, what he really meant to each of them is revealed.
Producer Polly Thomas ; Director Terence Davies Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Terence Davies
Producer: Polly Thomas
Director: Terence Davies
Narrator: Janet Suzman
Bernard: Jon Cartwriqht
Susan: Geraldine James
Rhoda: Anna Massey
Neville: Peter Guinness
Jinny: Jane Lapotaire
Louis: Don Warrlnqton

: Open Book

Presenter Mariella Frostrup talks to Michael Ondaatje about his new book Divisadero. Plus a look at illustrated novels for adults. Producer Hilary Dunn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Societies

4/4. The Friends of the Dymock Poets. Judith Palmer meets a group of enthusiasts from Gloucestershire to discuss the work of the small group of poets who gathered there just before the First World War.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Judith Palmer
Producer: Christine Hall

: File on 4

2/10. Michael Robinson leads a discussion on unchecked borrowing. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Robinson

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Tom Robinson makes his selection from the past week Of 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: Tom Robinson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Nigel and Elizabeth discover the truth. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 50

: 4 at 40

Eddie Mair presents a birthday celebration of Radio 4, born 40 years ago today in 1967. Studio guests include broadcaster Dame Liz Forgan , journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and critic Miranda Sawyer , and the programme features Jeremy Hardy in search of the soul of Radio 4, Ian Peacock 's Reduced Archers, the network's "hits and turkeys", and a quartet of controllers discussing the pleasures and pains they have experienced. Producers Simon Elmes and Paul Kobrak
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, & 4: p33


Unknown: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Dame Liz Forgan
Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: Miranda Sawyer
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Ian Peacock
Producers: Simon Elmes
Producers: Paul Kobrak

: Radio 4: This Is Your Life

Hosted by Stephen Fry and Matt Lucas , this is an irreverent romp through Radio 4's broadcasting history, with writers from Dead Ringers, The News Quiz and The Now Show, and performers Sue Perkins, Michael Fenton Stevens, Dave Lamb , Richie Webb and a host Of Radio 4 Stars. Producer Julia McKenzie
A day in the life of BBC Radios 1, 2, & 4: p48


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Michael Fenton
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Richie Webb
Producer: Julia McKenzie

: The Most Valuable Notes in History

Vincent Graff explores the lucrative world of those unforgettable four-note bing-bongs - corporate musical signatures - and meets the people who write them. Producer Simon Hollis


Unknown: Vincent Graff
Producer: Simon Hollis

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.42 The Buzz of Politics
Gerry Northam examines the use of the beehive as a political metaphor.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
The Buzz of Politics is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: The Learning Curve

3/9. Libby Purves presents a guide to the world Of learning. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood


: News

: Thinking Allowed

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: News

: World Today

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