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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

The morning bells from St Helen's in Sefton.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

All the Rage. Mark Tully looks at anger - the causes of it, and how it can be reined in. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

New series 1/8. Elinor Goodman finds out what life is really like for a couple of expat British farmers trying to make a living from fruit farming in SOUth-west France. Producer Baljit Sidhu


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Baljit Sidhu

: Sunday

Religious and ethical headlines, presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Rageh Omaar appeals on behalf of the Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 327pm Donations: Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, marked PENHA on the back of the envelope; Credit cards; Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Rageh Omaar
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

As choirs assemble in Coventry at the 2008 International Church Music Festival, hymn writer and director of studies for the Congregational Federation the Rev Dr Janet Wootton presents an exploration of Jesus's message of salvation, with musical direction by Paul Leddington. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Dr Janet Wootton
Unknown: Paul Leddington.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
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 [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Pioneering surgeon Ara Darzi chooses eight records to take to the mythical island, and chats to Kirsty Young.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Ara Darzi
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

1/6. A classic edition broadcast as a tribute to chairman Humphrey Lyttelton , who died in April. Recorded at the Theatre Royal in Windsor in 1994, with panellists Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton. Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monriav


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon discovers just how much royal feasts have changed since the days of George IV's lavish coronation banquet as she joins Gordon Ramsay , Hugh Fearnley-Whittenstall and an array of chefs, cooks and charities in preparing for the Queen's reception for the British hospitality industry.
Producer Rebecca Moore
Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Gordon Ramsay
Unknown: Hugh Fearnley-Whittenstall
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

News and analysis, presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to former sprinter Linford Christie about his time as a champion athlete and the drugs test that resulted in a life ban from the Olympic Games. Produced by Steve Peacock.
Producer Steve Peacock Repeated on Tuesday at 9.30pm


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Linford Christie
Produced By: Steve Peacock.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank , with Peter Gibbs and Eric Robson , answer questions posed by visitors to the GOT summer garden party at Sparsholt in Hampshire. Including at
2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 40 Hardy geraniums offer: page 40


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: A Guide to Woodland Birds

5/5 The Big Stuff! Brett Westwood ,
Stephen Moss and Chris Watson identify the sounds of jays tawny owls, sparrowhawks and other larger woodland birds. Producer Sarah Blunt
RT DIRECT: To order A Guide to British Garden Birds for £5.99(RRP £8.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p per minute), quoting [number removed] or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code [number removed] at the checkout


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

: Classic Serial: The RaggedTrousered Philanthropists

3/3 Ruth goes missing when her husband, Easton deserts her to go out with his workmates on their annual jolly. Meanwhile, an unexpected revelation could change Frank Owen 's life for ever. Robert Tressell 's socialist masterpiece is dramatised by Andrew Lynch.
Nora Raquel Cassidy
Producers Rebecca Pinfield and Johnny Vegas
Director Dirk Maggs Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Frank Owen
Unknown: Robert Tressell
Dramatised By: Andrew Lynch.
Dramatised By: Johnny Vegas
Director: Dirk Maggs
Owen: Andrew Lincoln
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Crass: Timothy Spall
Hunter (Old Misery): Paul Whitehouse
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Barrington/Rev Starr: Tom Goodman-Hill
The Policeman: John Prescott
Nora: Raquel Cassidy
Sweater/Dawson: Rupert Deqas
Linden: Philip Jackson
Philpot: Tony Haygarth
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Sawkins: Andrew Lanqtree
Bert: Des O'Malley
Frankie: Robert Madge
Mary: Emma Fryer
Elsie: Yasmin Garrad
Charlie: Jake Pratt

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup meets the American 'misery memoir' writer Dave Pelzer. The novelist Adam Thirlwell discusses one of his favourite books, Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables".
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Guest: Dave Pelzer
Guest: Adam Thirlwell
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

6/10. Listeners' poetry requests, with Roger McGough and guest Fleur Adcock. The readers are Rebecca Smart and Mark Meadows.
Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Fleur Adcock.
Unknown: Mark Meadows.
Producer: Christine Hall

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Romantic novelist Barbara Cartland offers a solution to the UK's productivity crisis. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Cartland

: File on 4

5/9. Gerry Northam investigates reports that thousands of elderly dementia patients are being given powerful psychiatric drugs. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gerry Northam

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Laurie Taylor 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: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Mike and Eddie uncover a dark mystery. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 33

: Go4it

Authors Annemarie Young and Anthony Robinson discuss their book Gervelie's
Journey - the story of a girl who became a refugee to escape conflict in the Congo. Presented by Barney Harwood.
Producers Vibeke Venema and Justine Willett


Unknown: Annemarie Young
Unknown: Anthony Robinson
Presented By: Barney Harwood.
Producers: Vibeke Venema
Producers: Justine Willett

: Cheating at Canasta

4/5. The Children. Connie fights to honour a love as important as her father's. Written and read by William Trevor. Producer Di Speirs


Read By: William Trevor.
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

8/9. Happy Go Lucky. Happiness is a factor that economists have struggled to account for in their calculations. Peter Day assesses the counterproductivity of ignoring the happiness of the workforce. Rptd from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn presents a preview of the week to come at Westminster. Including at
10.45 Fifty Years before the Masthead 2/4. Political journalist Anthony Howard 's autobiography continues. The aspiring reporter begins work at Reynolds News. Fifty Years before the Masthead is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and next Sunday at 5.45am Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Anthony Howard
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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