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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary with St Faith and St Francis at Alverstock in Hampshire.

: On Closer Inspection

Rptd from Sunday 1 June

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Why I Wake Early. Mike Wooldridge reflects on the hopes and fears, prayers and rituals of early morning that take place across the world in the early hours after dawn. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

3/4. Catch the Pigeon. The pigeon has long been admired for its sense of direction and navigation. Lionel Kelleway visits Wytham Woods to meet Chris Armstrong , who is researching the pigeon's homing abilities. Producer Kirsty Henderson


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Wytham Woods
Unknown: Chris Armstrong
Producer: Kirsty Henderson

: Sunday

Religious news, with Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Christopher Biggins appeals on behalf of the Women's Royal Voluntary Service.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 327pm Donations: [address removed], marked WRVS on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Christopher Biggins
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

The Rt Rev Peter Hullah , headmaster of the Northampton Academy, leads his pupils in a service. With music from the choirs of Northampton Academy and Lincoln Cathedral, directed by Aric Prentice. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Peter Hullah
Directed By: Aric Prentice.
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House from 9.30

With Matthew Bannister. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Archers


: 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

: Test Match Special

England v New Zealand
The fourth day of the Third Test at Trent Bridge. For commentators see yesterday *approximate times See also 5 Live Sports Extra at 10.45am Digital only

: Desert Island Discs

Comedian Bill Bailey talks to Kirsty Young about his choice of music to take to the desert island.... among other things! Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Friday at 9am Bill Bailey appears in the Classic Sena/this afternoon at 3pm Radio features: pages 136-137


Talks: Bill Bailey
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Jane Thurlow
Unknown: Bill Bailey

: The Unbelievable Truth

5/6. David Mitchell hosts the truth game show with Graeme Garden , Fred MacAulay , Michael Mcintyre and Lucy Porter. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Michael McIntyre
Unknown: Lucy Porter.

: The Food Programme

Some local communities are challenging the supremacy of the supermarkets by setting up their own community farms producing meat and fresh fuit and vegetables in what they feel is an eco-friendly way. Sheila Dillon visits such enterprises in the US and in Britain and asks how they work and if they really can make a difference. 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

: Hovis Has Left the Building

Mark Radcliffe pays tribute to the Bolton poet and comedian Hovis Presley. With contributions from Johnny Vegas , John Cooper Clarke , John Hegley , Lucy Porter and Badly Drawn Boy. Producers Paul Bajoria and Helen Lee


Unknown: Mark Radcliffe
Unknown: Hovis Presley.
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: John Cooper Clarke
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Lucy Porter
Producers: Paul Bajoria
Producers: Helen Lee

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Anne Swithinbank and Bob Flowerdew answer questions from gardeners in Cumbria. Bunny Guinness visits the garden of chef and food writer Nigel Slater. Eric Robson is in the chair. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 48


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Nigel Slater.
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: A Guide to Woodland Birds

3/5 Do you know a wood warbler from a redstart? Brett Westwood is joined by bird watcher Stephen Moss and wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson. Producer Sarah Blunt RT Dl RECT: To order A Guide to British Garden Birds for E5.99 (RRP E8.99) inc pSp, 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 Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

New series 1/3. Robert Tressell 's socialist masterpiece follows a group of builders, hovering above the poverty line, as they renovate a house in the early 1900s. A shock is in store for the workmen as their boss singles out one of the croup. Dramatised by Andrew Lynch. Producers Rebecca Pinfield and Johnny Vegas Director Dirk Maggs Repeated on Saturday at 9pm Radio features: pages 136-137 Labour of love: page 38


Unknown: Robert Tressell
Dramatised By: Andrew Lynch.
Producers: Rebecca Pinfield
Producers: Johnny Vegas
Director: Dirk Maggs
Owen: Andrew Lincoln
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Crass: Timothy Spall
Hunter: Paul Whitehouse
The Policeman: John Prescott
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Barrington: Tom Goodman-Hill
Slyme: Kevin Eldon
linden: Philip Jackson
Mrs Linden: Gwyneth Powell
Philpot: Tony Haygarth
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Bert: Des O'Malley
Dawson: Rupert Degas
Sweater: Rupert Degas
Sawkins: Andrew Langtree
Mary: Emma Fryer
Newman: Steven Radford
Elsie: Yasmin Garrad
Charlie: Jake Pratt

: Open Book

Susan Hill discusses The Vows of Silence, the latest instalment in her sequence of crime novels. With Mariella Frostrup.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Guest: Susan Hill
Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Poetry Please

4/10. Roger McGough with more listeners' requests, including poems about parenting and friendship. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Martin Luther King 's killer is caught at Heathrow. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Martin Luther King

: File on 4

After the recent High Court ruling that the Government's powers to freeze suspects' assets are unlawful, Fran Abrams asks if the authorities are falling behind in the war against terror. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Fran Abrams

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Barbara Myers makes her 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]


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

There's a fight for glory on the cricket pitch. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 40

: Go4it

Michelle Paver talks about Outcast, the latest addition to her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness novels. Producer Vibeke Venema


Talks: Michelle Paver

: Cheating at Canasta

2/5. Mallory dines in a favourite restaurant in Venice and eavesdrops on the couple at the next table. Written and read by William Trevor. Abridged by Sally Marmion. producer Di speirs


Read By: 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

6/9. Mr Bottom Line. The chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, David Tweedie , talks to Peter Day about how he tries to keep capitalism honest. Rptd from Thu


Talks: David Tweedie
Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 On Closer Inspection 2/2. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke wonders if his political Scepticism is justified. On Closer Inspection is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and next Sunday at
5.45am; Editor of The Westminister Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
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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