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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Risk Assessment. Michael Wooldridge explores the modern aversion to taking risks and questions why people don't encourage risky but exciting and creative ventures. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

Rooks and Winter Roost. Lionel Kelleway enjoys one of Britain's best and noisiest wildlife spectacles as tens of thousands of rooks gather to roost for the night. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Sunday

A round-up of the week's religious headlines With Edward Stourton. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Helena Kennedy OC appeals on behalf of Prison Advice and Care Trust. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked PACT on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Charismatic Tradition. Bishop
Basil Richards leads the Palm Sunday service from the Church of God of Prophecy in Birmingham. Preacher Bishop Joe Aldred. Readings: 2 Samuel 6, vv1-23; Matthew 21, wi-11. Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Basil Richards
Unknown: Bishop Joe Aldred.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: 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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(landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting code RTD179, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: 1968: Desert Island Discs

As part of the 1968 season, Kirsty Young 's castaway this week is writer and radical thinker Tariq Ali. He chooses eight recordings to take to the mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Good Friday at 9am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Tariq Ali.

: Just a Minute

11/12. Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch game from the Greenwich Theatre, where the panellists are Paul Merton ,
Clement Freud , Jack Dee and Liza Tarbuck. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Speciality Salt. Salt has influenced eating habits and cultures the world over. Today we worry about eating too much salt but, as Simon Parkes finds, speciality salts have never been more popular. producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

A round-up of national and international news and analysis. Editor Colin Hancock


Editor: Colin Hancock

: The Price of Peace

3/3 A Shared Future. Marking the tenth anniversary of the Good Friday Peace
Agreement, John Ware asks if it has had any effect in bringing down the divisions between the two communities in Northern Ireland. He also talks to a new generation of young politicians in the Assembly and finds comfort in their united belief in a common future. 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 answer questions from gardeners in Gloucestershire. The climate-change reports continue as Anne Swithinbank looks at how it affects fruit-growing. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 41;
"Purple Sensation" plant: page 42


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

: Men Read Maps, Women Gossip

2/4 Are women multitasking queens and men just humble princes when it comes to doing more than one thing at a time?
Quentin Cooper and Vivienne Parry put the old cliche to the test. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Producer: Anna Buckley

: Classic Serial: Mr Standfast

212 John Buchan 's First World War thriller, dramatised by Bert Coules. Richard Hannay pursues the German spy Moxon Ivery to France where Mary Lamington offers herself as a bait in a deadly trap. Producer/Director Bruce Young Rptd Sat 9pm


Unknown: John Buchan
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Dramatised By: Richard Hannay
Unknown: Moxon Ivery
Unknown: Mary Lamington
Director: Bruce Young
Richard: David Robb
Mary: Jasmine Hyde
Sir Walter: Clive Merrison
The Count Von Schwabing: Struan Rodger
Peter: Jon Glover
Emilia: Briony McRoberts
Forbes: Chris Pavlo
Prefect: Ben Onwukwe
Moxon: Struan Rodger

: Open Book

Indian author and mathematician Manil Suri discusses his new novel The Age of Shiva with Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Manil Suri
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: John Hegley's Poetry In the Gallery

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


Unknown: John Hegley

: File on 4

8/10 Julian O'Halloran looks at the compensation scheme for British soldiers wounded in the line of duty. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sue MacGregor makes her selection 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]


Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Ed bites the bullet.
For cast see Good Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 35

: Go 4 It

A look at music and filmmaking. Conductor Chris Gayford teaches Barney Harwood how to conduct an orchestra, and Natalie Barrass reports from an awards ceremony to celebrate young film-makers. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Conductor: Chris Gayford
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Natalie Barrass
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: A Brush with Fame

5/5. Brief Encounter - Starring Humphrey Bogart. The series exploring what happens when lesser mortals encounter fame or celebrity concludes with a story set in a contemporary television studio. Written by Peter Hobbs. Read by Anthony Shuster. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart.
Written By: Peter Hobbs.
Read By: Anthony Shuster.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Test Match Special

; 1.00-4.30*
New Zealand v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day of the Second Test at Wellington.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rptd from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/6. What Are We Fighting for? Five years on from the invasion of Iraq, Edward Stourton asks what the purpose of the modern armed forces is. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Edward Stourton

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the political week.
10.45 Boom or Bust 2/3. Michael White of The Guardian continues his series on significant budgets with a look back to Geoffrey Howe 's 1981 budget. Producer of Boom or Bust Jane Ashley Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Jane Ashley
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

With Libby Purves. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves.

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: AM Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Pirates


: News

: World Today

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