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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The bells of Tonbridge Parish Church, Kent.

: For Whom the Division Bell Tolled

Repeated from Sunday 11 May

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Animal Inside. The poet
Christie Dickason asks what we owe to animals and whether we acknowledge our shared past. With poems by David Grubb and Simon Armitage and music by Taraf de Haidouks , Messiaen and Flanders and Swann. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Christie Dickason
Unknown: David Grubb
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Music By: Taraf de Haidouks
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

7/7. Adam Henson joins a group of farm-animal veterinary students as they venture into the field and acquaint themselves with the challenges that face modern farm vets. Producer Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Adam Henson
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, with Trevor Barnes. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Paul McGann appeals on behalf of Whizz-KidZ. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked
Whizz-Kidz on the back of the envelope; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: Paul McGann
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Led by the Rev Jane Lucas from Clyst St Mary Church, Devon, a mainly farming community. The Rt Rev Michael Langrish , the Bishop of Exeter, explores the connections between faith, food and farming. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Jane Lucas
Unknown: Michael Langrish
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Clar e Balding. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers


: The Archers

Omnibus edition. RT DIRECT:Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for EB.99 (RRP E12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting code RTD179. or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the fourth day's play in the First Test at Lord's.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times

: Desert Island Discs

MP Diane Abbott talks to Kirsty Young about her life, career and choice of music. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Unbelievable Truth

2/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show, with panellists Alan Davies , Simon Evans , Tony Hawks and Phill Jupitus. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Phill Jupitus.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates how the diversity of street food in all parts of the world is being threatened by city planners. Producer Margaret Collins Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins Rptd

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Amis, Amis and Bond

Comedian Charlie Higson talks to Martin Amis about his father's obsession with James Bond and the writings of Ian Fleming. Producers Lucy Dichmont and Barney Rowntree


Talks: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: James Bond
Unknown: Ian Fleming.
Producers: Lucy Dichmont

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bunny Guinness and Pippa Greenwood answer questions in north Wales. Bunny Guinness begins a new feature in which she visits the gardens of some of Britain's best-known chefs. Today she talks to Raymond Blanc , who reveals the biggest pests in his garden are the chefs! Eric Robson is in the chair. At 2.25pm Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor 3pm Chelsea Flower Show: pages 28-30 Free BBC Gardeners' World magazine offer: p27


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Raymond Blanc
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Key Matters

5/5. In the last of the series that look at keys and their specific musical moods, Ivan Hewett looks at E flat major. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Classic Serial:The Mayor of Casterbridge

New series 1/3. Thomas Hardy 's tragic story dramatised by Helen Edmundson , of a man who spends his life trying to atone for the terrible action that led to the loss of his wife and child. But his past refuses to be buried no matter how hard he tries to conceal it. Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Helen Edmundson
Director: Nadia Molinari Rptd
Michael: John Lynch
Elizabeth-Jane: Ruth Wilson
Donald: Paul Higgins
Furmly woman: Maggie Steed
Susan: Olwen May
Abel: Burn Gorman
jopp: Conrad Nelson
Newson: Jonathan Keeble
Solomon: Russell Dixon
Christopher: David Fielder
Mother Cuxsom: Sue Ryding
Martha: Vashti MacLachlan

: Open Book

The Irish playwright and novelist Sebastian Barry talks to Mariella Frostrup about his book, The Secret Scripture. Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Sebastian Barry
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

New series 1/10. Roger McGough revisits readings by actor Paul Scofield who died in March. Recorded in 1998, with Juliet Stevenson , they include a selection of ancient Chinese lyrics, epics by WH Auden and some classics by Walter de la Mare. Producer Sarah Langan Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Walter de la Mare.
Producer: Sarah Langan

: 1968: Dayby-Day

Forged tickets cause havoc at the FA Cup final. For details see yesterday

: Divided Britain:Teaching Tolerance

Gerry Northam travels to Pendle in Lancashire to judge the success of a radical reorganisation of education there, designed to improve community cohesion. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Clive Coleman 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: Clive Coleman
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Forgiveness doesn't come easily for Usha. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 37

: Go4it

Barney Harwood meets the boy who found a dinosaur fossil and also visits a school that was allowed to borrow whatever it wanted from its local museum for its fossil collection. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood

: The West End by the Sea

4/5. Marlene and Me. A suicidal manservant's life is transformed after seeing
Marlene Dietrich on stage in 1965. Struan Rodger reads Eric Pringle 's tale. Introduced by Lynne Truss , in celebration of last year's bicentenary of the Theatre Royal, Brighton. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Struan Rodger
Unknown: Eric Pringle
Introduced By: Lynne Truss
Producer: David Blount

: Feedback

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

3/9. Survivors. For more than a decade
Britain's shrunken manufacturing industry has been battered by the strength of the pound. Now manufacturers may be staring recession in the face. Peter Day hears how maverick manufacturing companies plan to Survive against the Odds. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 For Whom the Division Bell Tolled 2/3. Michael Portillo explores the history and peculiarities of the back-bencher, asking historians whether these traits have been present since the very first Parliaments in the 1300s. He continues by digging into the parliamentary archives in search of the back-benchers' good and noble works from the past. For Whom the Division Bell Tolled is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and next Sunday at 5.45am Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Michael Portillo
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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