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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Vedast, Foster Lane, in London.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Reflections. Katy Radford considers the role of reflections and self image in modern society. With extracts from the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. JK Rowling and Sylvia Plath. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Katy Radford
Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer.
Unknown: Sylvia Plath.
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

Adam Henson visits the Irish farm that supplies ducks to most of Britain's Chinese restaurants. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Adam Henson
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Linton Kwesi Johnson presents an appeal on behalf of the charity Inquest, which helps people suffering from sudden bereavement. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed], marked inquest on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From St Luke's Church, Canton, Cardiff. The Rev Edwin Counsell leads a service celebrating the feast of Candlemas. With the Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, directed by Neil Ferris. Organist David Jeffrey Thomas. Producer Sian Barker


Unknown: Rev Edwin Counsell
Directed By: Neil Ferris.
Organist: David Jeffrey Thomas.
Producer: Sian Barker

: 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] (landiine 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

Kirsty Young invites author
Beryl Bainbridge into the studio to select eight of her favourite recordings.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Radio choices: pages 130-131


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: Just a Minute

5/12. Hosted by Nicholas Parsons at the Salisbury Playhouse, where the panellists are Paul Merton , Clement Freud , Marcus Brigstocke and Jenny Eclair.
Rptd from


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: Jenny Eclair.

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes enjoys the flavours of Extramadura, from the luxurious and expensive pata negra cured ham, to the pimenton brought back by Columbus from the New World. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm.


Presenter: Simon Parkes
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Uncovering Pakistan: a Leap of Faith

1/2 Owen Bennett Jones looks at the history of the troubled nation, and attempts to find out why so many of Pakistan's s founders' hopes remain unfulfilled. producer Bill Law Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Owen Bennett Jones

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne swithinbank and John Cushnie answer questions from gardeners ,n
Warwickshire, and Pippa Greenwood providesastep-by-stepguidetoeficient watering. The chairman is Eric Robson.
At 2.25pm Gardening weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm
This week's gardening tips: page 44


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Drawings on the Wall

New series 1/5. The Legless Women of Creswell Craggs. Archaeologist
George Nash investigates five of Europe's most intriguing rock art sites, starting with the strange female forms found at Church Hole Cave in Derbyshire. Producer Chris Eldon Lee See panel


Unknown: George Nash
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

2/6 By Olivia Manning. Harriet and Guy strive to maintain their lives together in Bucharest but as the Second World War approaches they begin to find that their days are about to take a much more difficult turn, and that treachery can be found even in the closest of friends. Dramatised by Un Coghlan .
Producers Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie
Director Colin Guthrie Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Olivia Manning.
Dramatised By: Un Coghlan
Producers: Marc Beeby
Producers: Colin Guthrie
Director: Colin Guthrie
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalld Abdalla
Yakimov: James Fleet
Inchcape: John Rowe
Clarence: Alex Wyndham
Dobson: Sam Dale
Galpin: John Dougall
Bella: Carolyn Pickles
Drucker: Peter Marlnker
Sasha: Joseph Arkley
Toby Lush: Simon Treves
Dubedat: Ben Crowe
Despina: Laura Molyneux

: Book Club

Presenter James Naughtie invites
Sarah Dunant to discuss her latest novel The Birth of Venus, a historical novel detailing the struggles of a young female painter in Renaissance Florence. producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

4/6 Gabriel Woolf and Rosalind Shanks read verses written by Victorian poets Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth Barrett
Browning. Presented by Roger McGough.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

2/10. Allan Urry examines fire safety standards in Britain's hospitals. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Highlights of the past seven days' radio programmes, chosen by Joan Bakewell. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute)
Email: potw@bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Matt stands his ground with Sid.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm
Podcast: episodes available daily at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/podcasts/archers/
Soaps: page 38

: Go 4 It

Barney Harwood looks at some of the mischievous characters in classical children's literature. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: More Untold Stories

3/4. Seeing Stars. Alan Bennett recalls one ui his favourite childhood pastimes - going to the pictures. Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

7/9. Lean, Mean and at Your Service. "Lean manufacturing", developed in Japan by Toyota, takes mass production to extremes by eliminating as much waste as possible. Manufacturers using this method have saved millions, but the service industry has been slow to take it up. Peter Day asks why. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week ahead.
10.45 Politically Charged 3/3.
Clive Anderson looks back at the trial between
McDonald's and two political campaigners. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Politically Charged is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

2/8. A guide to the world of learning.
Presented by Libby Purves. Repeated from Monday


Presented By: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Presented by Laurie Taylor. Rptd from Wednesday


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: A Dollar a Day


: Heart and Soul

the world's main faiths

: News

: Desperate Dreams


: World Today

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