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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Chad's in Headingley, Leeds.

: For Whom the Division Bell Tolled

Repeated from Sunday 18 May

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Committees. Committees: are they an efficient way of making decisions or an excuse for postponing or avoiding difficult problems. Presented by Mark Tully. Producer Libby Spurrier Repeated at 11.30pm


Presented By: Mark Tully.
Producer: Libby Spurrier

: Living World

New series 1/4. Adders. Naturalist Lionel Kelleway meets adder watcher
Sylvia Sheldon on her home turf in Worcestershire and observes the creatures she so admires. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Sylvia Sheldon
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

Roger Bolton presents a round-up of the week's religious and ethical headlines, featuring moral arguments and alternative perspectives on the key stories. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

David Jacobs appeals on behalf of International Childcare Trust Producer Sally natman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked International Childcare Trust on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Sunday Worship

Angela Tilby visits Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Minsmere on the Suffolk coast to reflect on our uneasy relationship with the sea. With the writer Kevin Crossley-Holland and Clive Young , the Bishop Of Dunwich. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Angela Tilby
Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Clive Young
Producer: Norman Winter

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell catches up on events at the annual arts and culture festival being held at Hay-on-Wye. Editor Peter Rippon


Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for E8.99 (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

: Jest Match Special

England v New Zealand
Commentary on the third day of the Second Test at Old Trafford. For commentators see yesterday * approximate times
TV highlights are on Five at 7.15pm

: Desert Island Discs

Composer Howard Goodall chats to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC's mythical island. Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Unbelievable Truth

3/6. Adam Buxton , Ed Byrne , Lee Mack and Tim Vine , with host David Mitchell. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Adam Buxton
Unknown: Ed Byrne
Unknown: Lee MacK
Unknown: Tim Vine
Unknown: David Mitchell.

: The Food Programme

Increasing food yields in Africa has long been an objective of food-aid agencies. So can an Ethiopian project provide some useful lessons? Sheila Dillon finds out. Producer Rebecca Moore Repeated tomorrow at 4pm on FM


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Tibet: the Story of a Feud

Tibet has been part of China since the 13th century according to the Chinese, but Tibetans dispute the claim. Rob Gifford , former China correspondent for the American National Public Radio, assesses the chances for a peaceful resolution of the long-running feud. Producer Arlene Gregorius Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Rob Gifford
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Pippa Greenwood and John Cushnie answer questions from members of Kingsley Garden Club near Frodsham in Cheshire, and Bunny Guinness visits the garden of food critic Prue Leith. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh's tips/Dwarf lilacs: page 42 Oak planthouse, water butt and binoculars: p31


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Prue Leith
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: A Guide to Woodland Birds

New series 1/5.

Brett Westwood presents the guide to help identify your local woodland birds. He begins in the Forest of Dean where he is joined by bird watcher Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson as they find such woodland birds as nuthatches and tree creepers.

RT Direct: To order Guide to British Garden Birds for just £5.99 (RRP £8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT241, or visit [web address removed]

A Guide to Woodland Birds

2.45pm Radio 4 FM The quality of the sound recording in this series is so good that if you shut your eyes you could be in the Forest of Dean. Chris Watson is the man responsible for the sound, while presenter Brett Westwood offers the poetical, evocative descriptions of the birds he spots. An interactive webpage to accompany the series is available this week via [web address removed].


Presenter: Brett Westwood
Contributor: Stephen Moss
Contributor: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial:The Mayor of Casterbridge

2/3. By Thomas Hardy. Dramatised by Helen Edmundson. Henchard struggles to hold his life together despite painful revelations and the unexpected arrival of someone from his past. Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd Saturday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Hardy.
Dramatised By: Helen Edmundson.
Director: Nadia Molinari
Michael: John Lynch
Elizabeth-Jane: Ruth Wilson
Donald: Paul Higgins
Lucetta: Emma Fielding
Furmity woman: Maggie Steed
Susan: Olwen May
Abel: Burn Gorman
Jopp: Conrad Nelson
Solomon: Russell Dixon
Mother Cuxsom: Sue Ryding
Phoebe: Lorna Lewis

: Open Book

Joining Mariella Frostrup on stage from the Hay festival is screenwriter Andrew Davies.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Andrew Davies
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

2/10. Carol Ann Duffy 's poem, conjuring up a twin-sister for Elvis Presley as a nun rocking in her wimple, is one of the works introduced by Roger McGough. Patrick Romer and Eva Bryer read requests for other poems by Anna Akhmatova , Peter Porter and Douglas Dunn. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Introduced By: Roger McGough.
Introduced By: Patrick Romer
Introduced By: Eva Bryer
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Douglas Dunn.
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 1968: Day-by-Day

The aftermath of violent street battles across France. For details see yesterday

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

John Wilson makes his 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]; or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Brian learns to pay more attention.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm on FM Soaps: page 35

: Go4it

The Joshua Files: Invisible City is an adventure inspired by the ancient Mayan beliefs and technologies. Did the Mayans come from space? Barney Harwood and the team meet the book's author Maria Harris. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Maria Harris.

: The West End by the Sea

5/5. Nell's First Night. What better way for Nell to give her 13-year-old goddaughter a treat, than to take her to a "proper" theatre? Thelma Barlow and Clare Corbett read Roy Apps'S story. Producer David Blount


Unknown: Thelma Barlow
Unknown: Clare Corbett
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

4/9. What's in Store? Peter Day asks what happens to shops and malls in the era of internet commerce. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 For Whom the Division Bell Tolled 3/3. Michael Portillo explores the history and peculiarities of the back-bencher. He concludes the series by asking: "Have back-benchers always been more interested in keeping their job than changing the world?" 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 Ouinn
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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