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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Great St Mary's in Cambridge.

: When the Politician Meets the Architect

Repeated from Sunday 27 April

: News Summary

: Something Understood

To Change or Not to Change. Mark Tully explores the difference between changing and adapting, and asks how we can strike a creative balance between staying true to our essential nature and adapting to new needs and circumstances.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Elinor Goodman meets female farmers and artists who have collaborated to produce pictures depicting life on Dartmoor. Producer Sarah Swadling


Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Sunday

With Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Collette Thain presents an appeal on behalf of the PBC Foundation.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked PBC on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Collette Thain
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

Canon Stephen Cherry and the Rev
Peter Sinclair reflect on the ways in which worship of God informs and shapes the daily lives of Christians. With the Durham Cathedral
Consort of Singers, directed by James Lancelot.


Unknown: Canon Stephen Cherry
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Directed By: James Lancelot.

: 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 reunites the cast and director of the British cult movie Withnail and I. Actors Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown and writer and director Bruce Robinson are on the stage of the BFI. Richard Griffiths recorded an interview about his role as Uncle Monty. Producer Kevin Dawson Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Ralph Brown
Director: Bruce Robinson
Unknown: Richard Griffiths
Producer: Kevin Dawson

: The Write Stuff

6/6. James Walton hosts the literary quiz, with guests Peter Kemp and Andrew Davies. George Eliot is the subject for pastiche and Beth Chalmers is the reader. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Peter Kemp
Unknown: Andrew Davies.
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Beth Chalmers

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon looks at the history of elver
(baby eel) fishing around the River Severn. Producer Tamsin Hughes Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Tamsin Hughes

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Bye Bye Lullaby

Ever since the first baby cried, mothers have used song to coax their child to sleep. But isthe lullaby a dying art? This programme is being repeated in tribute to Nigel Acheson who died in March. Producers Nigel Acheson and Kim Normanton


Unknown: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Nigel Acheson
Producers: Kim Normanton

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew are guests of Lorton Vale
Gardening Club near Bassenthwaite in Cumbria. Horticultural journalists
Tim Rumball , Juliet Roberts and Peter Seabrook debate whether the Chelsea Flower Show has lost its way. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday, 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's gardening tips: page 32


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Tim Rumball
Unknown: Juliet Roberts
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Key Matters

3/5. Throughout musical history, different keys have been employed to convey particular moods. This week, Ivan Hewett looks at the key Of B f lat. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Classic Serial: A Dance to the Music of Time

5/6. Peace. Nick Jenkins is drawn into the unpredictable universe of the formidable
Pamela Flitton. Anthony Powell's sequence of novels is dramatised by Michael Butt.
Producer/Director John Taylor Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Anthony Powell
Dramatised by: Michael Butt.
Director: John Taylor
Narrator: Corin Redgrave
Jenkins: Alex Jennings
Pamela: Susannah Harker
Widmerpool: Mark Heap
Templer: Ronan Vibert
Isobel: Zoe Wattes
Norah: Maria Miles
Borrit/Bagshaw: Nathan Osgood
Sillery: Paul Brooke
Stevens: Danny Webb

: Bookclub

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins
James Naughtie and readers to talk about her novel Half of a Yellow Sun.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm June's Bookclub: Venice by Jan Morris


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Jan Morris

: The Josephine Hart Poetry Programme

4/4. Josephine Hart explores the themes of truth, time and moral searching in WH Auden's life and work, with readings by Mark Strong , Joanna David and Dan Stevens.
Producer Madeleine Brolly Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Josephine Hart
Unknown: Mark Strong
Unknown: Joanna David
Unknown: Dan Stevens.
Producer: Madeleine Brolly Rptd

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Britain's first heart-transplant patient regains consciousness. For details see yesterday

: File on 4: A Terminal Failure

Following the chaos at Heathrow's Terminal 5, Julian O'Halloran investigates what went wrong and examines the record of BAA. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Steve Punt 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: Steve Punt
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Will has a crisis of conscience.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 26

: Go4it

Philip Pullman tells Natalie Barrass why he has decided to write a comic strip for his latest venture. And Barney Harwood takes some comic-strip fans to the Dan Dare exhibition at the Science Museum to find out what comic books have done for science. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Philip Pullman
Unknown: Natalie Barrass
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Dan Dare

: The West End by the Sea

2/5. A Stage in Life. Penelope Keith reads Cathy Feeny 's short story about Amy Sedgwick , a thrice-married Victorian actress famed for her dramatic recitations. Continuing the series of theatrical tales introduced by Lynne Truss , commissioned to celebrate last year's bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Cathy Feeny
Unknown: Amy Sedgwick
Introduced By: Lynne Truss
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

: In Business

New series 1/9. Big Spenders. Oligarchs are not the only people making money in the new Russia. The country's new oil and gas prosperity is creating a nation of middle-class consumers for the first time. Peter Day reports on the hopes and fears of the new Muscovites. Producer Caroline Bayley The next programme is on Thursday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Caroline Bayley

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the events in the political week ahead.
10.45 The Sermon on the Mound
Twenty years ago, Margaret Thatcher made a speech to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the Mound in Edinburgh that included a quotation from St Paul - "If a man does not work, he shall not eat", lain Macwhirter tries to make sense of this controversial gaffe, where she tried to use religion to justify Thatcherism.
The Sermon on the Mound is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and next Sunday at 5.45am
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
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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