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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Leonard's Church in Hythe, Kent.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Library of Secrets. The American writer
Dmae Roberts reflects on the allure of secret places and the tension that exists between the secret and the private. With music by Philip Glass , Victoria Bergsman and Curtis Stigers and readings from Sylvia Plath , Lisa See and Frances Hodgson Burnett. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Dmae Roberts
Music By: Philip Glass
Music By: Victoria Bergsman
Music By: Curtis Stigers
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Lisa See
Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

A report on the work of Oathall Community College's farm. Producer Bethan Bell


Producer: Bethan Bell

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Diane Louise Jordan appeals on behalf of the Sickle Cell Society. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27 pm
Donations: [address removed], marked Sickle Cell Society on the back of the envelope; Credit cards.
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Diane Louise Jordan
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

How Shall I Sing that Majesty. A service from Derby Cathedral for the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, led by Canon Nicholas Henshall with Bishop Humphrey Southern. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Canon Nicholas Henshall
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Patrick O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon
I Podcast available for download at I www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/bh


Unknown: Patrick O'Connell.
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] (landlme 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

The conductor Simon Rattle talks to Kirsty Young about his life, career and choice of music to take to the mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

2/12. Trying to answer without hesitation, repetition or deviation are Paul Merton ,
Clement Freud , Chris Neill and Josie Lawrence. Nicholas Parsons is in the chair. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Chris Neill
Unknown: Josie Lawrence.
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon with the food issues of the day. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

With JoCobum. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: Guilty Pleasure: a Hundred Years of Mills and Boon

To mark the centenary of the romantic publishing house, Lucy Porter looks at its history and examines the secret of its success. Contributors include Helen Fielding and Fay Weldon.


Presenter: Lucy Porter
Interviewee: Helen Fielding
Interviewee: Fay Weldon
Producer: Susie Matthews

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Chris Beardshaw and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Wadhurst Gardening
Association in East Sussex. Pippa and Bob Flowerdew explain how to deal with the most common pests and diseases in the gardening fundamentals series. Hosted by PeterGibbs
And at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Wide Awake at Bedtime

2/4 Stewart Henderson continues his series exploring sleepover events for children. This week he joins a group of year-nine students staying over in Birmingham's Science Museum. Producer Eve Streeter


Unknown: Stewart Henderson

: Classic Serial: The Age of Innocence

2/2. Despite Newland Archer's marriage to May he is still obsessed with thoughts of Ellen Olenska. Edith Wharton's novel about the stifling restrictions of society in 1870s New York is dramatised by Jane Rogers.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Newland Archer
Unknown: Ellen Olenska.
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Dramatised By: Jane Rogers.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Newland: Ryan McCluskey
Ellen: Susan Lynch
May: Mile Bright
Catherine: Eleanor Bron
Augusta: Lorelei King
Sillerton: Kerry Shale
Julius: Conrad Nelson
Lawrence: Martin T Sherman

: Open Book

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the first writers of detective fiction and an early exponent of science fiction. He has also had an enduring influence on literature and the cinema.
Kathryn Hughes reassesses the life and work of one of the great American writers, with the help of Peter Ackroyd.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Unknown: Kathryn Hughes
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

New series 1/6. Roger McGough opens this series with a selection of wildlife poetry, including DH Lawrence's encounter with a snake, Elizabeth Bishop 's observations of The Fish and Edwin Morgan 's satirical poem The Starlings in George Square. The readers are John Mackay and Bonnie Hurren.
Producer Sarah Langan Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Elizabeth Bishop
Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Unknown: George Square.
Unknown: John MacKay
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren.
Producer: Sarah Langan Rptd

: Desperate Dreams

Jenny Cuffe travels to Africa to follow the personal journeys of some of those migrants to Europe who risk all in pursuit of a dream. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Winifred Robinson makes her selection from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p a minute); Fax: [number removed] Email: [address removed]


Unknown: Winifred Robinson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Kenton shows his vain side.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 29

: Go 4 It

Fee, fi, fo, fum. Barney Harwood hosts a special on giants, including Roald Dahl 's BFG, making a guest appearance. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Literary Misfits

4/4. Casaubon in the Catacombs. Leaving the town of Middlemarch, the scholarly Mr Casaubon and his wife Dorothea embark on a trip to Dublin. Anne Haverty's story is read by Aidan McArdle. Producer Heather Larmour


Unknown: Mr Casaubon
Read By: Aidan McArdle.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: The Message

6/6. Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money Box

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

4/9. Hello Sunshine! Germany has taken the lead in the sustainable renewable energy industry with the world's biggest solar power station. Peter Day discovers the secret of German SUCCeSS. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

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


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Simon Hefferof
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Off the Page

6/6. Now Wash Your Hands. Nicky Taylor , Val Curtis and Phil Hammond discuss whether the current obsession with personal hygiene is positive or negative. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Nicky Taylor
Unknown: Val Curtis
Unknown: Phil Hammond

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: A Dollar a Day


: News

: Debt Threat


: World Today

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