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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Christchurch in Radyr.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Deeper than Desire. Einstein wrote that feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavour and creations. Mark Tully asks where longing comes from and whether it can ever be satisfied.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/2. Netting at Snettisham. Lionel Kelleway joins the Wash Wader Ringing Group on one of their shifts to catch and assess waders that stop off and refuel here on their annual migrations. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Hannah Gordon appeals on behalf of the Tuberous Sclerosis Association.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 9.26pm and on Thu at 3.27pm Donations:[address removed], marked TS Association on the back of the envelope; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

Pathways of Prayer: the Call of the Desert
Nicholas Buxton travels to Egypt to meet the monks of the Coptic monasteries and to explore the contemplative path of desert spirituality. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nicholas Buxton
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: 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

r Veteran character actress Liz Smith is
Kirsty Young 's castaway this week, choosing her eight significant records to take with her to the mythical desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am Radio choices: pages 126-127


Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

10/12. Gyles Brandreth , Janey Godley , Tony Hawks and Kit Hesketh-Harvey are the panellists in the veteran game. Nicholas Parsons adjudicates. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Janey Godley
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: The Food Programme

With millions of tonnes of waste being sent to landfills each year by the food industry, Richard Johnson looks at the alternatives. Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Richard Johnson
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Price of Peace

2/3 Dealing with the Big Man. For 50 years,
Dr Ian Paisley led the Unionist protests against power-sharing in Northern Ireland.
But last year, Paisley agreed to form a coalition government with Sinn Fein.
John Ware examines what made Dr No suddenly say Yes to political compromise. producers Mark Alden and Jane Beresford Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Dr Ian Paisley
Unknown: John Ware
Producers: Mark Alden
Producers: Jane Beresford

: Gardeners' Question Time

Peter Seabrook , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew are guests of the Great Notley Gardens Club, near Braintree,
Essex. Tree expert Tony Russell explains the effect of climate change on garden trees and shrubs. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips; page 40
FREE scen climbers and great plant offers: p148


Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

1/4. Who are the worst gossips: men or women? Vivienne Parry and Quentin Cooper go head to head to try and find out. They each take part in an experiment, then question psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar, who has studied gossip for a decade.


Presenter: Vivienne Parry
Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Guest: Professor Robin Dunbar
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial: Mr Standfast

1/2. Richard Hannay is ordered to pose as a pacifist and sent to Glasgow. Along the way he meets a teenage British Secret Service agent who will change the course of his life. John Buchan's First World War spy thriller is dramatised by Bert Coules.
(Rptd Sat 9pm) (FM only)


Author: John Buchan
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Producer/Director: Bruce Young
Richard: David Robb
Sir Walter: Clive Merrison
Moxon: Struan Rodger
Mary: Jasmine Hyde
Peter: Jon Glover
Launcelot Wake: Thomas Arnold
Abel: John Guerrasio
Miss Doria: Briony McRoberts
Miss Claire: Liza Sadovy
Andrew: John Stahl
George: Peter Marlnker
Ted: Ben Crowe

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup invites Justine Picardie to discuss her latest novel Daphne - an exploration of Daphne du Maurier 's obsession with the Bronte family.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Justine Picardie
Producer: Thomas Morris

: John Hegley's Poetry In the Gallery

1/2. John Hegley composes and recites verses inspired by the works of artists such as Rothkoand Picasso. Producer Lucy Armitage Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Rothkoand Picasso.

: File on 4

Allan Urry probes the performance of the nine English devolved regional development agencies. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Brian lands in alien territory.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 35

: Go 4 It

Children discuss their experiences of bereavement with Barney Harwood and children's laureate and author of The Sad Book, Michael Rosen. Producer Ann Charles


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Ann Charles

: A Brush with Fame

4/5. Night after Night. A story exploring the moment when a young woman is touched first by notoriety and then by stardom.
Written by Clare Wigfall. Read by Tracy-Ann Oberman. Producer Jill Waters


Written By: Clare Wigfall.
Read By: Tracy-Ann OBErman.
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

3/6. Doing Our Duty. Investigating the introduction of legally enforced civil responsibilities. David Walker asks whether the state has the right to dictate such expectations in the hope of turning the public into active, responsible citizens. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Walker

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the political week.
10.45 Boom or Bust New series 1/3
Michael White of The Guardian assesses some of the most significant budgets of the past, starting with Denis Healey 's budgets in 1976 when he was under pressure from his Cabinet colleagues, the unions and the IMF. Producer of Boom or Bust Jane Ashley
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Jane Ashley
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Presented by Laurie Taylor. Rptd from Wednesday


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Pirates


: News

: World Today

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