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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From the church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in London.

: Profile


: News Summary

: Somtthlng Underitood

Happy Talk. Following Education Secretary Ed Balls 's announcement that classes in happiness and well-being are to be added to the curriculum in state secondary schools, Mark Tully asks how teachers can help students to enjoy a happy life. Producer EleyMcAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Ed Balls
Unknown: Mark Tully

: On Your Farm

Alex James meets a Worcestershire pickled onion magnate who's turned to farming Highland cattle. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Alex James
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Michael Morpurgo appeals on behalf of Disability and Development Partners.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 327pm Donations: [address removed], marked DDP on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Michael Morpurgo
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

The first in a series of services for Lent explores the holiness tradition. From the Salvation Army, Bromley, Kent, with preacher Betty Matear , Salvation Army Commissioner and Moderator of the Free Churches. Led by Major Andy COX. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Betty Matear
Unknown: Major Andy Cox.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point Of VltW

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting Housa

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

: Tha Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: AmbrMge 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

Kirsty Young invites the former spy Oleg Gordievsky to choose eight records to take to the mythical desert island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Oleg Gordievsky

: Just a Minute

6/12. Nicholas Parsons hosts from the Greenwich Theatre, where the contestants are Clement Freud , Jack Dee , Liza Tarbuck and Paul Merton. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Paul Merton.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon considers how small children's eating habits are formed and looks at the quality of nursery school food. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: Uncovering Pakistan: a Leap of Faith

' 2/2 Owen Bennett examines the rise of the holy warriors in Pakistan, from the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan through to last summer's siege of Islamabad's Red Mosque. Producer Bill Law Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Owen Bennett

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners in East Sussex. And
Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood give advice on feeding plants. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpton Wednesday at3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 40 Half-price begonias: page 40


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Drawings on the Wall

2/5 Graffiti Gorge. Why are the Iron Age carvings of beasts and warriors in northern
Portugal's Coa Valley engraved directly on top of earlier art in dangerous places? And why do today's graffiti artists risk their lives to the same end? Archaeologist George Nash attempts to find an answer while risking vertigo to see the carvings. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: George Nash
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

3/6 With the war upon them, Harriet and Guy realise that their time in Bucharest is drawing to a dangerous close. By
Olivia Manning , dramatised by Lin Coghlan.
Producer/Director Marc Beeby Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Dramatised By: Lin Coghlan.
Director: Marc Beeby Rptd
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalld Abdalla
Yakimov: James Fleet
Inchcape: Jonn Rowe
Professor Plnkrose: Nigel Anthony
Clarence: Altx Wyndham
Dobson: Sam Dale
Galpin: John Dougall
Bella: Carolyn Pickles
Drucker: Peter Marlnkir
Sasha: Joseph Arklay
Toby Lush: Simon Treves
Dubedat: Ben Crowe
Clarence: Alex Wyndham

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Joanna Trollope about her novel, Friday Nights, which looks at the friendships of a group of single women.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

5/6 Not Love Perhaps. Roger McGough with requests for poems that take a wry look at love and relationships, including works by Wendy Cope and RS Thomas. The readers are
Mark Meadows , Kate Littlewood and Gabriel Woolf. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Rs Thomas.
Unknown: Mark Meadows
Unknown: Kate Littlewood
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

3/10 Investigating Network Rail's performance on track maintenance. Repeated from Tuesday

: Pick of the Week

Peter Curran selects his personal highlights of the past seven days' BBC radio programmes. Producer Jacqueline Smith
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landllnes cost no more than 8p per minute)
Email: [address removed] or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Peter Curran
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Sid and Jolene limit the damage.
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

Children's magazine programme presented by Barney Harwood.
Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Presented By: Justine Willett

: More Untold Stories

4/4. Staring out of the Window.
Alan Bennett muses about what being a writer actually means. Producer Gordon House


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Feedback

Roger Bolton digs in the mailbag for BBC radio listeners' comments. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister and guests reflect on the lives of notable people who have recently died. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Money

BOX Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

8/10. Team Spirit. In an age of global and virtual business worlds, Peter Day looks at what it takes to build and manage effective teams. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Steve Richards looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Politically Charged 3/3.
Clive Anderson re-examines the seven-year-long McLibel case, in which environmental activists Helen Steel and David Morris campaigned to enlighten the public on the ethical shortcomings of the McDonald's fast food chain.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dlgnan


Unknown: Steve Richards
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: David Morris
Unknown: Terry Dlgnan

: The Learning Curve

3/8. A guide to the world of learning, with practical advice, features and listeners' views. Presented by Libby Purves. Rptd 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

: Pain


: News

: World Today

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