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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St John's, Bollington, Cheshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Being Mum. On Mothering Sunday,
Fergai Keane considers what makes a good mother. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergai Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

1/2. Mud Matters. Lionel Kelleway finds out why the vast expanse of mud exposed on the Wash during low tide is such a mecca tor migrating birds every year. producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

The week's religious and ethical news with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Krishnan Guru-Murthy appeals on behalf of Homeless International. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed], marked Homeless International on the back of the envelope; Credit cards. Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Sacramental Tradition. Another in the series for Lent. Led by the Dean of St David s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, the Very Rev Wyn Evans. Preacher, Bishop of St Davids, the Rt Rev Carl Cooper. Producer Sian Barker


Unknown: Wyn Evans.
Unknown: Carl Cooper.
Producer: Sian Barker

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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: Desert Island Discs

Singer Michael Ball is Kirsty Young 's castaway this week.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Singer: Michael Ball
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

9/12. Paul Merton , Clement Freud ,
Josie Lawrence and Chris Neill are the panellists at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Nicholas Parsons is in the Chair. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon looks at what makes a successful food market serving capital cities. Producer Dilly Barlow Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dilly Barlow

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Price of Peace

New series 1/3. Dealing with Gerry. As the tenth anniversary of the Good Friday Peace Agreement approaches, John Ware looks at the price that has been paid for peace in Northern Ireland. He asks why it took Sinn Fein seven years to deliver the decommissioning of IRA weapons and examines the effect of Sinn Fein's procrastination on moderate Unionism. Producers Mark Alden and Jane Beresford Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: John Ware
Producers: Mark Alden
Producers: Jane Beresford

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chris Beardshaw, Bob Flowerdew and Anne Swithinbank are guests of Chipping Sodbury
Wl in Gloucestershire. And Peter Gibbs begins a new series on how climate change is affecting the UK's gardens. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 46


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: The Drawings on the Wall

5/5. Architecture of Death. Archaeologists
George Nash and Adam Stanford document the Neolithic carvings at Barclodiad y Gawres on Anglesey and make a tantalising discovery on the mainland. Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: George Nash
Unknown: Adam Stanford
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Classic Serial: Fortunes of War

6/6. The threat of war has receded but life is still not safe for Harriet in Egypt. It may be time to go home. Olivia Manning's novel is dramatised by Jonathan Holloway.
(Repeated on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Olivia Manning
Dramatised by: Jonathan Holloway
Producer: Colin Guthrie
Director: Marc Beeby
Old Harriet: Joanna Lumley
Harriet: Honeysuckle Weeks
Guy: Khalid Abdalla
Professor Pinkrose: Nigel Anthony
Dobson: Sam Dale
Angela: Alison Pettitt
Bill: Phillip Jackson
Mona: Carolyn Pickles
Simon: Sam Pamphilon
Mortimer: Katy Cavanagh
Philips: Laura Molyneux
Helal: Bljan Daneshmand
Edwina: Joannah Tlncey
Arnold: Lloyd Thomas
Marion: Emily Wachter
Newsreader: John Dougall

: Bookclub

William Hague joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss his biography of William Pitt the Younger, Britain's youngest prime minister in 1783, aged 24.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm April's Bookclub: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: William Pitt
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Translated By: Simon Armitage

: Freedom Song

When the African-American contralto Marian Anderson was refused permission to sing at Washington's Constitution Hall in 1939, the result was a free concert at the Lincoln memorial at which 75,000 people heard her solo recital. Tony Phillips tells the story of this remarkable event. Producer Ekene Akalawu Rptd Sat 11.30pm


Contralto: Marian Anderson
Unknown: Tony Phillips
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: File on 4

6/10. With attention focused on Islamist extremism, Amardeep Bassey asks whether the authorities are doing enough to counter the activites of UK-based Sikh groups in support of the violent campaign for an independent homeland in the Punjab. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Amardeep Bassey

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter White selects his highlights from the past week Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Email: [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Mother's Day has a hollow ring for Jennifer. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 40

: Go 4 It

Author Terry Deary talks about his The Fire Thief trilogy, and Barney Harwood and the team discuss ancient Greek myths and decide which god they would be. Producer Laura Northedge


Talks: Terry Deary
Talks: Barney Harwood
Producer: Laura Northedge

: A Brush with Fame

3/5. Dinah. Maureen Lipman reads her own story on the subject of brief encounters with fame and celebrity. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Jill Waters

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/6. India, the Reluctant Tiger. India's economy is growing at triple the rate of Western nations. In the last seven years, its middle class has doubled. Dr Zareer Masani travels to his homeland to find out if this prosperity is filtering down to the masses or just creating a larger gap between rich and poor. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Dr Zareer Masani

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Bugging the Nats: the SNP and M15 lain MacWhirter explores claims that members of the Scottish National Party have been bugged by British security forces for more than 25 years. Producer David Stenhouse Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Producer: David Stenhouse
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Rptd from Monday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Presented by Laurie Taylor. Rptd from Wednesday


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: News

: Assignment

: World Today

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