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: Test Match Special Sri Lanka v England

Commentary continues on the opening day of the Second Test in Colombo, from Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Roshan Abeysinghe , with summaries by Vic Marks , Angus Fraser and Simon Hughes. ..
Producer Adam Mountford 'approximate times
The Archers omnibus edition follows at 12.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Roshan Abeysinghe
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Angus Fraser
Unknown: Simon Hughes.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: News

: Bells on Sunday

From St Augustine's Church in West Monkton.

: Power and the Web

Rptd from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Path of the Convert. Madeleine Bunting explores the reasons and consequences of changing faiths with Yahya Birt , who became a Muslim. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Madeleine Bunting
Unknown: Yahya Birt
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

New series 1/4. Wintering Warblers. Lionel Kelleway joins Greg Conway to discuss how milder winters are helping some species or birds survive. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Greg Conway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Eric Robson appeals on behalf of Garden Africa. Producer Sally FlaSan Rptd at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.27pm Donations:[address removed]; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Sally Flasan Rptd

: Sunday Worship

Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields London led by Rev Nicholas Holtam. Todays preacher. the Rev Richard Carter , was chaplain to he Melanesian Brotherhood through the period of political insurgency and the martyrdom of seven members of their community. Producer MarkOBnen


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam.
Unknown: Richard Carter

: A Point of View

Rptd from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon Podcast available for download at wwwbbc.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 visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Alec Jeffreys , the pioneer of genetic fingerprinting, talks to Kirsty Young. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Alec Jeffreys
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

4/6. Jeremy Hardy is this week's quest in the famous antidote to panel games. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jeremy Hardy

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
12.30 The Food Programme
Sheila Dillon explores Mexican food, visiting restaurants in both Mexico and London. producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm
1.00 The World This Weekend
Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Producer: Margaret Collins
Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Kiss at 100

Rowan Pelling visits Vienna to unearth the enduring appeal of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, which has become one of the world's most reproduced paintings. Producer Vicky Shepherd


Producer: Vicky Shepherd

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie, Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in North Yorkshire. And Pippa and Bob Flowerdew give advice on how to eradicate weeds. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 2.25pm Gardeners Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
Shortened repeat on Wednesday 3pm
Alan Titchmarsh's tips: page 44


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Einstein's Fiddle

Albert Einstein once said that the most joy in his life had come from his violin. Physicist Brian Foster explores the role of music in the great man's life. Producer Matt Silver


Unknown: Albert Einstein
Unknown: Brian Foster
Producer: Matt Silver

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

5/6. 1921: Yuri is forced to serve as a doctor for Red partisan troops, with no news of Tonya or Lara. After two years there is at last a chance of escape back to Yuryatin. By Boris Pasternak , dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd on Sat at 9pm


Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.
Narrator: Ian McDiarmid
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Komarovsky: Henry Goodman
Tonya: Clare Corbett
Liberiy: Darrell D'Silva
Pamphil: Malcolm Storry
Kubarikha: Kathryn Hunter
Lidochka: Sam Dale
Sivobluy: John Lloyd
Angelar: Anthony Glennon
Pelageya: Rachel Atkins
Agatha: Katy Cavanaqh
Terenty: Lloyd Thomas
Seryozha: Greqq Sulkin

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup presents a review of some of the year's best fiction.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Poetry of History

3/4. Annus Mirabilis - the Year of Wonders Jonathan Bate examines John Dryden 's unquenchable enthusiasm for the events of 1666, which include an inconclusive naval war with the Dutch, plague and finally the Great Fire of London. producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: John Dryden
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Real Spooks

1/2. An insight into MI5 and the world of Britain's security services. Rptd from Tuesday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Charlotte Smith . Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute); Fax: [number removed] Email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Professor Lloyd gets in with the locals. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 39

: Go 4 It

Philip Pullman talks about his latest project and gives his views on The Golden Compass, the film based on his novel Northern Lights. Presented by Natalie Barrass. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Talks: Philip Pullman
Presented By: Natalie Barrass.
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Movie Matinees

4/5. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
Literary passages that have inspired iconic movie moments. It's the morning after the ball and the young Mrs de Winter is determined to confront Mrs Danvers.
Read by Emma Fielding . producer Lisa Osborne (R:


Unknown: Mrs Danvers.
Read By: Emma Fielding
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: The Message

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/8. The Beginner's Guide to Separation
Chris Bowlby asks how any unstitching of the union between Scotland and England could be achieved. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn on the political week ahead.
10.45 Stop the World New series 1/3. The writer Kamran Nazeer talks to people whose views are at odds with the current orthodoxy. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Stop the World is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and on Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Talks: Kamran Nazeer
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: OH the Page

1/6. Failure. Repeated from Wednesday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Presented by Laurie Taylor. Rptd from Wednesday


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: News

: World Today

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