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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St John the Baptist, Loughton.

: The Jobseeker's Guide to Parliaments

Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Cantus Firmus. Mark Tully explores the notion of a cantus firmus, a structural device for musical composition, used by the former dean of Westminster, Michael Mayne , as an analogy for the "enduring melody" of a life ... "that definable spiritual hinterland that does not change with passing fashion".
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Michael Mayne
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

8/9. The judges visit the final contender for Farmer of the Year, lain Tolhurst, who is a vegan organic farmer. producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Andrew Marr appeals on behalf of the International Development Enterprise. Producer Linsey Cornwall-Jones
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: Andrew Marr

: Sunday Worship k,

Most Vulnerable Victor. The Very Rev Nicholas Bury explores the kingship of Jesus in a service live from Gloucester Cathedral. With Canon Neil Heavisides. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Nicholas Bury
Unknown: Canon Neil Heavisides.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: 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.
RT DIRECT:Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £8.99
(RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting [number removed], or visi www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs: Armistead Maupin

Author Armistead Maupin talks to Kirsty Young about his life and about his choice of music to take to the island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am.
Spoken word choices: page 139


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Armistead Maupin
Producer: Sarah Crawley

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6 With Rob Brydon , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon and her guests review some of the best recipe books of the year, along with ideas for culinary Christmas presents.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: The People's Plinths

Jolyon Jenkins discovers what s behind the boom in public art and why people prefer statues of dolphins. Producer Jolyon Jenkins


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Jolyon Jenkins

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Chris Beardshaw and Pippa Greenwood are at the University of Kent. The editor of Amateur Gardening,
Tim Rumball , and the editor of Gardens Illustrated, Juliet Roberts , continue their guide to the best gardening books for Christmas. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at
2 25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 48


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Tim Rumball
Unknown: Juliet Roberts
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Highland Hip

4/5 Orcadian guitarist Kris Drever , who has made a name for himself in the UK folk scene accompanying artists like Kate Rusby , talks to Sally Magnusson about the influence of Orkney's traditional music. Producer Claire White


Guitarist: Kris Drever
Talks: Kate Rusby
Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Claire White

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

3/6. 1917: Yuri struggles to adapt to post-revolutionary family life in Moscow. With the Bolsheviks on the rampage and the constant threat of typhus, his only safe option is to flee the city and go east. But that's where
Lara is. Boris Pasternak 's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Producer Jonquil Panting; Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.
Director: Alison Hindell
Narrator: Ian McDiarmid
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Tonya: Clare Corbett
Alexander: Alan David
Misha: Carl Prekopp
Galliulin: Kulvinder Ghir
Yevgraf: Stuart McOuarrie
Olya: Katy Cavanagh
Pritulyev: Ben Crowe
Pelageya: Rachel Atkins
Vassya: Alex Lanipekun
Voronyuk: Sean Baker

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Russo about his new novel Bridge of Sighs.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Richard Russo
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Poetry of History

New series 1/4. Jonathan Bate looks at poetry inspired by historic events. He begins on the Essex coast where the valiant Anglo-Saxon leader Byrhtnoth failed to stop a Viking invasion in 991, a struggle remembered in The Battle ofMaldon.
Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Producer: Tom Alban

: File on 4

10/10. How research into cancer treatments may be held back by failure to take basic precautions in the laboratory. Rptd from Tuesday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Stewart Henderson select his highlights from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute); Fax: [number removed] or email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The temperature drops for Kathy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 43

: Go 4 It

As part of Liverpool's recent Free Thinking festival, Kirsten O'Brien visits the city to ask local children whether they think they have enough freedom. Producer Philippa Law


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien

: Movie Matinees

2/5. Ice Cold in Alex, by Christopher Landon Passages from literature that inspired iconic movie moments, continuing with Ben Miles reading Christopher Landon 's Ice Cold in Alex. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Christopher Landon
Unknown: Ben Miles
Unknown: Christopher Landon
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

5/8. The Blessing of Marriage. Camilla Cavendish asks what role, if any, the Government should take regarding our relationship choices. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Camilla Cavendish

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Power and the Web 1/2. Matthew d'Ancona explores the internet's potential to change society, exactly as the printing press did more than five centuries ago.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Power and the Web is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: With Great Pleasure

Broadcaster Anna Raeburn selects some of her favourites pieces of writing. She is joined at the Hay festival by Diana Quick and Richard Mitchley. Producer Christine Hall


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Richard Mitchley.
Producer: Christine Hall

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Taxing Questions


: News

: Can America Go Green?


: World Today

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