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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hanbury.

: Stop the World

Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Something Understood

Fear and Compassion. Mark Tully explores the assertion that fear is the root cause of cruel and unjust behaviour, and that by overcoming it one can rediscover compassion and empathy. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/4. Fieldfares in a Winter Orchard. On a frosty winter morning Lionel Kelleway takes part in a survey of the numbers of fieldfares in an orchard in Worcestershire. These large, colourful thrushes depend on the insects attracted by apple windfalls to get them through the Winter. Producer Sheena Duncan


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Sheena Duncan

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

An appeal on behalf of the National Eczema Society. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.42pm
Donations: Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, marked National Eczema Society on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Our Fears and Sins Release Us. The third line of the hymn, Come, Thou Long-
Expected Jesus, is the theme for this Advent service, marking the 300th anniversary of Charles Wesley 's birth. From Trinity
Methodist Church, Penarth, led by the Rev Dr Stephen Wigley. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Charles Wesley
Unknown: Dr Stephen Wigley.
Producer: Sian Baker

: A Point of View

With Professor Lisa Jardine. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine.

: 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 visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Paul Weller , "the Modfather", talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and choice of music.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Spoken word choices: page 131


Unknown: Paul Weller
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

5/6. The antidote to panel games. With guests Andy Hamilton and Jack Dee. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jack Dee.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon presents a celebration of the Christmas markets of Vienna.
Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: It's My Story: Where Are YouReally From?

Black, Irish and Catholic, for half his life journalist Tim Brannigan was told he was adopted but discovers that his mother was, in fact, his real mother and his father was a doctor from Ghana. He travels to Accra in Search Of his father. Producer Tony Phillips


Unknown: Tim Brannigan
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Wiltshire. The gardening fundamentals series continues with a definitive guide to soil types. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3.15pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 40


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

: Christmastime

New series 1/4. The fun and frenzy of the holiday preparations. The Bethlehem post office in Carmarthenshire prepares for the Christmas rush. Producer Bethan Bell


Producer: Bethan Bell

: Classic Serial: Dr Zhivago

6/6. The revolutionary events that brought Yuri and Lara together are finally pulling them apart. But there is one more meeting to come. By Boris Pasternak , dramatised by Jonathan Myerson.
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Dramatised By: Jonathan Myerson.
Director: Jonquil Panting
Narrator: Ian McDiarmid
Yuri: Tom Goodman-Hill
Lara: Eve Best
Komarovsky: Henry Goodman
Pasha: Don Gilet
Misha: Carl Prekopp
Yevgraf: Stuart McQuarrie
Vassya: Alex Lanipekun
Markel: John Dougall
Marina: Anna Bengo
Lena: Joannah Tincey
Katya: Skye Bennett

: Open Book

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


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Poetry of History

4/4. Death of King George V. John Betjeman's poem captures not just the death of a king but a shift in the culture in which the poet had grown up. Jonathan Bate examines the poem and the man, with the help of Betjeman's daughter, Candida Lycett Green. Producer Tom Alban Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: George V. John
Unknown: Jonathan Bate
Unknown: Candida Lycett Green.
Producer: Tom Alban

: The Real Spooks

2/2. What We Feared. An insight into the world of Britain's security services. Rptd from Tuesday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sarah Montague 's pick of the past week on BBC radio. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute); Fax: [number removed] email: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sarah Montague
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Archers

The Grundys have all the fun of the fair. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 35

: Go 4 It

A listener interviews Michael Morpurgo about his writing, and Natalie Barrass asks him about the stage version of his book War Horse. David McFetridge speaks to one of the puppet makers involved in this National Theatre production. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Unknown: Natalie Barrass
Unknown: David McFetridge

: Movie Matinees

5/5. Zorba the Greek. Literary passages that have inspired iconic movie moments.
In the Cretan countryside, Zorba dances for the sheer joy of living. Read by Alex Jennings. Producer Lisa Osborne


Read By: Alex Jennings.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: The Message

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

8/8. Africa's Chance. The boom in prices for raw materials means countries like Kenya and Mozambique are among the world's fastest-growing economies. Richard Dowden asks if they can turn this windfall into a long-term path to development. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Dowden

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week ahead.
10.45 Stop the World 2/3. The writer Kamran Nazeer talks to people whose views are at odds with the Zeitgeist. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Stop the World is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


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

: Off the Page

2/6. A Little Bit of What You Fancy Does You Good. Dominic Arkwright invites Nick Cohen , Sian Berry and Charlie Lee-Potter to talkabout the so-called New Puritans. Rptd from Wednesday


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright
Unknown: Nick Cohen
Unknown: Sian Berry
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Press for Freedom


: News

: Making News


: World Today

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