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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

from St David 's, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Unknown: St David

: When the Politician Meets the Architect

Repeated from last Sunday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

View from Above. Felicity Finch reflects on how the space above us and the heights we strive to reach can affect how we perceive ourearthbound lives below.
Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Felicity Finch
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith learns why fishermen are dropping off pregnant crustaceans at the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, Cornwall. Producer Sarah Swadling


Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Sophie Andrews presents an appeal on behalf of Samaritans.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and Thu at 327pm Donations: [address removed], marked
Samaritans on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Sophie Andrews
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Roy Jenkins leads a service at Arara. Baptist Church in Cardiff. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Producer: Sian Baker

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor brings together former inmates and wardens to recall the 25-day riots at Manchester's Strangeways Prison m April of 1990. Producer Deborah Dudgeon Repeated on Friday at 9am


Producer: Deborah Dudgeon

: The Write Stuff

5/6. James Walton hosts the literary quiz, with captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh joined by guests Jane Thynne and Mark Billingham. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Jane Thynne
Unknown: Mark Billingham.

: The Food Programme

Brittany is Europe's largest producer of scallops. Simon Parkes goes there in the company of Manx fisheries experts who want to learn from the French how to benefit scallop production back home.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Searching for Madeleine

It's one year since Madeleine McCann disappeared from her holiday apartment in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz, and still her fate remains unknown. It has been a story of claim and counter-claim being fought out in the newspapers of Portugal and Britain. BBC correspondent
Steve Kingston looks back at a year of searching for Madeleine. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Steve Kingston

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew visit Barton Mills and District Gardening Club in Suffolk. With garden centres closing, magazines folding and TV gardening audiences collapsing, horticulture is in crisis, Juliet Roberts , Tim Rumball and Peter Seabrook discuss the future of gardening. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday, 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 36


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Juliet Roberts
Unknown: Tim Rumball
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Key Matters

2/5. Throughout musical history particular keys have been employed to create specific moods. Ivan Hewett looks at the saddest of keys - D minor. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Classic Serial: A Dance to the Music of Time

4/6. When Nick Jenkins joins his regiment in Wales, old acquaintances reappear in unexpected roles. Anthony Powell 's novel cycle is dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Nick Jenkins
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Dramatised By: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Narrator: Corln Redgrave
Jenkins: Alex Jennings
Widmerpool: Mark Heap
Stringham: Timothy Watson
Bithel: Martyn Ellis
Gwatkin: Steffan Rhodri
Liddament: Jonathan Keeble
Isobel: Zoe Waltes
Maureen: Felicity Rhys

: Open Book

William Sutcliffe talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Whatever Makes You Happy and explains his fascination with men who refuse to grow up.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: William Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: The Josephine Hart PoetryProgramme

3/4. Josephine Hart explores the dramatic monologues of Robert Browning at the British Library. Robert Hardy and Greg Wise bring life to Browning's characters.
Producer Madeleine Brolly Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Greg Wise
Producer: Madeleine Brolly Rptd

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Martin Luther King 's widow makes known her husband's views on Vietnam. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martin Luther King

: Could I Stop Being a Muslim?

Death is the penalty for apostasy according to all the main schools of Islamic law. Former Muslim radical Shiraz Maher asks whether such an extreme punishment is really justified by the Koran. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Shiraz Maher

: From Fact to Fiction

1/8. Bettina Gracias creates a fictional drama based on a story in the week's news. Repeated from yesterday at 7pm


Unknown: Bettina Gracias

: Pick of the Week

Ernie Rea makes his selection from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed], (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute); email [address removed]; or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Alan and Usha find themselves in the spotlight. Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 31

: Go4it

Barney Harwood and the team visit the Bank of England to find out about brass, dough, bread, dosh, lolly, spondulicks - money, that is. How can it be worth a lot one day and nothing the next? Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The West End by the Sea

1/5. The Road to Ruin. It's 1813, and the stage doorman has a tale to tell of backstage lust and treachery. The first of a series of theatrical short stories introduced by Lynne Truss , specially commissioned to celebrate last year's bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton. John Peacock's story is read by Bernard Cribbins. Producer David Blount


Introduced By: Lynne Truss
Read By: Bernard Cribbins.
Producer: David Blount

: The Message

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

10/10. War on the Professions. Medicine, law and architecture - the old, independent and self-regulated professions - are under increasing pressure, as public trust in them declines, to become more open and accessible, and to accept outside regulation. Alison Wolf hears critics and defenders about whether the professions should accept change. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Alison Wolf

: The Westminster Hour

Presented by Carolyn Quinn.
10.45 When the Politician Meets the Architect 2/2. Economics, Grand Designs and Vanity Construction. Jonathan Glancey argues that political will as much as economics shapes the skylines of capital cities. Why do politicians continue to seethe best way upwards economically is upwards architecturally? When the Politician Meets the Architect is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and next Sunday at 5.45am Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Presented By: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Omnibus edition.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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