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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Bartholomew's, Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

True North. Mark Tully explores the deepest craving in the human spirit for knowledge of the right direction- for orientation. He asks why this longing is universal and whether or not true orientation in life can ever be found. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series 1/9. Adam Henson visits the cow protection project at Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hertfordshire. Producer Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Adam Henson
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Sunday ...

Religious and ethical headlines, presented by Jane Little. Producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Jane Little.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Tony Robinson appeals on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked
Alzheimer's Society on the back of the envelope; Credit cards. Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

We Saw His Star in the East. On the feast of Epiphany, Fr James Hanvey visits the Vatican Space Observatory to understand how God can speak through space and science. Preacher Dr Guy Consolmagno. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Fr James Hanvey
Unknown: Dr Guy Consolmagno.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

The week's main news stories. Editor Peter Rippon
Podcast available for download at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £8.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD179, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD179 at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

John Humphrys talks to Kirsty Young about his style of interviewing and about his choice of music to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday at 9am


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd

: Just a Minute

1/12. Nicholas Parsons introduces a special programme celebrating 40 glorious years Of the panel game. Repeated from Monday


Introduces: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Winning ways with leftovers - Sheila Dillon celebrates the art of eking out unused food. She also asks if thriftiness can save the planet. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: God and the Gun

Former BBC correspondent Martin Bell explores the role of religion on the battlefield in the 21st century. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Chris Beardshaw and Pippa Greenwood answer questions from gardeners in Kent. And in the gardening fundamentals series, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank tackle the chemical-versus-organic debate. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Including at
2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened 3pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Wide Awake at Bedtime

1/4. Stewart Henderson joins children at sleepover events around the UK. He joins a Brownie troop from Manchester on a visit to the Deep, a huge aquarium in Hull. What is it like to snuggle up next to the sharks?
Spoken word choices: page 119


Presenter: Stewart Henderson
Producer: Eve Streeter

: Classic Serial: The Age of Innocence

1/2. Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a passionate lifelong love affair that breaks all the rules of high society in 1870s New York. Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland but his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets May's unconventional cousin, Countess Ellen Olenska. Dramatised by Jane Rogers.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)
Spoken word choices: page 119


Author: Edith Wharton
Dramatised by: Jane Rogers
Producer: Nadia Molinari
Newland: Ryan McCluskey
Ellen: Susan Lynch
May: Kellie Bright
Catherine: Eleanor Bron
Augusta: Lorelei King
Adeline: Barbara Barnes
Janev: Sarah Goldberg
Sillerton: Kerry Shale
Julius: Conrad Nelson
Lawrence: Martin T Sherman
Medora: Margaret Robertson
Ned: John Guerassio

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and an audience of readers meet author Alice Sebold to discuss her novel The Lovely Bones - the most successful US debut since Gone with the Wind.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm February's Bookclub: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Alice Sebold
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: A Poet's Song

Are lyrics harder to write than poems? Poets Paul Farley and Jo Shapcott have a go at writing lyrics for two very different artists: the rapper Doc Brown and the jazz-influenced Jamie Cullum. The programme asks if musicians can learn from poets and vice versa. producer Ella-Mai Robey Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Farley
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Doc Brown
Unknown: Jamie Cullum.
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Where's the Femur?

Clare English examines the state of medical training in Britain amid fears that the next generation of consultants will have significantly less experience. Rptd from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Claudia Hammond 's pick of the past week on BBC radio. Producer Jo Coombs
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute); Fax: [number removed] Email: [address removed]


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Jo Coombs

: The Archers

Jim raises the stakes for Daniel.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 27

: Go 4 It

Morris Gleitzman talks to Natalie Barrass about his latest book Doubting Thomas. With music by Rainer Hersch. Presenter Barney Harwood. Producer Vibeke Venema


Talks: Morris Gleitzman
Unknown: Natalie Barrass
Music By: Rainer Hersch.
Presenter: Barney Harwood.

: Literary Misfits

3/4. A Vampire Vaudeville. Lady Bracknell is very surprised when an unexpected visitor, Count Dracula, calls to ask for the hand of her daughter, Gwendolen. Niall Buggy reads Kerry Lee Crabbe 'S Story. Producer Oonagh McMullan


Unknown: Kerry Lee Crabbe
Producer: Oonagh McMullan

: The Message

With Jenni Murray. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Last Word

Presented by Jane Little. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Jane Little.

: Money Box

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/9. How to Be Top. Peter Day gets some unorthodox advice on how to inspire awe and become a corporate leader. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week ahead.
10.45 Do Nothing 1/2. Simon Heffer puts the case for political minimalism.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Do Nothing is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

5/6. Fatherhood. A discussion on the challenges of modern fatherhood with Dominic Arkwright. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Dominic Arkwright.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday

: News

: Press for Freedom


: News

: Debt Threat


: World Today

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