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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Thomas the Martyr in Oxford.

: For Whom the Division Bell Tolled

Repeated from Sunday 25 May

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Chalice of Being. Mark Tully considers the meaning of Dag Hammarskjold's famous mantra that "each morning we must hold out the chalice of our being - to receive, to carry, to give back".
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

2/4. Salisbury Plain Honey Bees. Lionel Kelleway gets up close and personal with honey bees on the British Army's training ground on Salisbury Plain. producer Julian Hector


Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

The week's religious and ethical headlines, with Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Ian McKellen appeals on behalf of the Prostate Cancer Charity. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked the Prostate Cancer Charity on the back of the envelope. Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Producer: Sally Flatman

: News; Sunday Papers

8.10 Sunday Worship
The Rev Dr Roger Puree leads a service from Groomsport Presbyterian Church in Down, under the musical direction of JohnEkin. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Dr Roger Puree
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point of View

Lucy Kellaway reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Lucy Kellaway

: Broadcasting House

A discussion on the week's headline stories, with Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT- Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £ 8.99 (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

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites former Lord Chief Justice Harry Woolf to select his eight favourite recordings to take to the BBC's mythical island. Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Unknown: Harry Woolf
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Unbelievable Truth

4/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which Adam Buxton , Ed Byrne , Lee Mack and Tim Vine are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon explores the world of the restaurant waiter, from recent revelations about who keeps the tips to concerns over standards of service.
Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Sex in the City Shanghai Style

Shanghai is in the midst of a sexual revolution. Resident Shenshen reveals a neon-lit world of cocktail bars, designer clothes and exclusive clubs in which young, professional women enjoy a sexually liberated lifestyle that owes more to Sex and the City than Chairman Mao. Producer David Stenhouse


Producer: David Stenhouse

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , Bunny Guinness and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Suffolk, and Bunny Guinness visits the garden of chef Antony Worrall Thompson. Peter Gibbs is in the chair.
At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt Wednesday 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips/Multiflora pansy: p42


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Antony Worrall
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: A Guide to Woodland Birds

2/5. Common Warblers. Brett Westwood joins birdwatcher Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson in the Forest of Dean to identify the songs of the chiffchaff, the blackcap and the willow and garden warblers. Producer Sarah Blunt
RT DIRECT: To order A Guide to British Garden Birds for E5.99 (RRP EB.99) inc p&p, call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting RTD241, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD241 at the checkout


Unknown: Brett Westwood
Unknown: Stephen Moss
Unknown: Chris Watson
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Classic Serial:The Mayor of Casterbridge

3/3. The concluding part of Helen Edmundson 's adaptation of Thomas Hardy 's tragic Wessex novel. As Henchard sets about rebuilding his life, the arrival of a stranger in Casterbridge threatens to tarnish his redeemed reputation.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Helen Edmundson
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Director: Nadia Molinari Rptd
Michael: John Lynch
Elizabeth-Jane: Ruth Wilson
Donald: Paul Higgins
Lucetta: Emma Fielding
Furmity woman: Maggie Steed
Abel: Burn Gorman
Jopp: Conrad Nelson
Newson: Jonathan Keeble
Solomon: Russell Dixon
Christopher: David Fielder
Mother: Cuxsom Sueryding
Martha: Vashti MacLachlan
Phoebe: Lorna Lewis

: Bookclub

Writer Jan Morris joins James Naughtie and readers to talk about her book Venice, a portrait of that city written nearly 50 years ago. Producer Dymphna Flynn Rptd Thursday 4pm July's Bookclub: The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad


Unknown: Jan Morris
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn Rptd
Unknown: Asne Seierstad

: Poetry Please

3/10. Roger McGough visits the annual Hay Festival of Literature and Arts in Wales, where he is joined by poet Gwyneth Lewis to introduce listeners' requests, read by Richard Mitchley and Manon Edwards.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Gwyneth Lewis
Read By: Richard Mitchley
Read By: Manon Edwards.
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Peace talks collapse in Biaf ra. For details see yesterday

: File on 4

2/9. Allan Urry reports from Liverpool, where the city council is struggling amid mounting debts. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Allan Urry

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Dominic Arkwright 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: Dominic Arkwright
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Success doesn't come easy at Grundy's Field. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 34

: Go4it

Author Rick Riordan answers questions about his fantasy adventure novels, which feature demi-god Percy Jackson. Presented by Barney HarWOOd. Producer LucindaMontefiore


Unknown: Rick Riordan
Unknown: Percy Jackson.
Presented By: Barney Harwood.

: Cheating at Canasta

1/5. FolieaDeux. A chance meeting in Paris revives powerful memories of a childhood act of folly on an Irish beach long ago. William Trevor reads the first story from his recent collection, abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs


Unknown: William Trevor
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs

: 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

5/9. Hot Stuff. Peter Day hears from start-up companies who have found business opportunities in tackling the issues of global warming, and appear to have few fears about embarking on projects that could have a huge impact on the world - or could simply fizzle out. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the political week ahead.

10.45 On Closer Inspection
1/2 Comedian Marcus Brigstocke takes a tour of Westminster, guided by Mandy Baker. Armed with his cynicismometer, Marcus's entire comedy act hangs in the balance as he reassesses his own prejudices about the character of politicians.
(On Closer Inspection is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and next Sunday at 5.45am)


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (On Closer Inspection): Marcus Brigstocke
Guide (On Closer Inspection): Mandy Baker
Editor of The Westminster Hour: 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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