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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter 's Church in Tiverton, Devon.


Unknown: St Peter

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Second Coming. Writer and performer Judith French considers why almost every culture has a legend of a second coming, be it a Messiah, a King Arthur or even Superman. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Ronni Davis

: On Your Farm

2/8. Lucy Lunt visits Ray Watts and his family on their farm in Guernsey, home to one of the few dairy herds left on the island. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Lucy Lunt
Unknown: Ray Watts
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Sunday

Religious and ethical headlines, presented by Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Richard Briers appeals on behalf of Sense.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 9.26pm and Thu 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked Sense on the back of the envelope: Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]: online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Richard Briers
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship ,.

The Rev Nigel Hartley is joined by Bishop Nigel Stock to lead a service at Aldeburgh Parish Church in Suffolk during the arts festival there. With the Britten-Pears Chamber Choir, directed by Ralph Woodward and David Briggs. Producer Stephen Shipley


Unknown: Nigel Hartley
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Directed By: Ralph Woodward
Directed By: David Briggs.
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. 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 RTD179, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

The cartoonist Posy Simmonds talks to Kirsty Young, selecting her eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical island.


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Posy Simmonds
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

2/6. Another edition of the comedy panel game from 2000, broadcast in tribute to Humphrey Lyttelton. Repeatedfrom Monday


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon investigates why so many butchers have closed in recent years and explores schemes that aim to boost the profession by introducing a new generation to some long-forgotten skills.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Global news with Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Garibaldi's Grand Scheme

1/2. Misha Glenny travels to Sicily, Rome, Sardinia and Milan in pursuit of Giuseppe Garibaldi , the Italian nationalist, soldier and romantic superstar born 200 years ago in Nice. Among the people he meets is
Anita Garibaldi , great-granddaughter of Garibaldi himself. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unknown: Anita Garibaldi
Producer: Miles Warde

: Gardeners' Question Time

Further coverage from last week's annual
Summer Garden Party at the programme's garden at Sparsholt College in Hampshire. On hand to answer questions were Bob Flowerdew , Pippa Greenwood and Anne Swithinbank , with Peter Gibbs and Eric Robson. Including at 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 50


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

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

1/5. Matthew Sweet explores parts of Britain's s landscape used in TV and film, beginning with Beachy Head, chosen as a stand-in for the White Cliffs Of Dover. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Classic Serial: The Ring and the Book

1/2. Robert Browning 's poetic masterpiece of sex, lies and murder, set in late 17th-century Rome. Rome is rife with speculation in the aftermath of a triple stabbing. Adapted by Martyn Wade.
Producer/Director Abigail le Fleming Rptd on Sat at 9pm


Unknown: Robert Browning
Adapted By: Martyn Wade.
Director: Abigail Le Fleming
Robert Browning: Anton Lesser
Guido: Roger Allam
Pompilia: Loo Brealey
Caponsacchi: Dominic Rowan
Pietro: Andrew Sachs
Violante: Frances Jeater
Paolo: Dan Starkey
1st Roman: Stephen Critchlow
2nd Roman: Ben Crowe
Conti: Chris Pavlo
Margherita: Joan Walker
Judge: John Rowe

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to the novelist Irvine Welsh, whose books include the bestseller Trainspotting. He talks about his latest novel, Crime, which deals with some of the dark subject matter already explored in his best-known work.
Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

Inspired by the verses of Edgar Allan Poe , Roger McGough introduces requests for poetry with a distinctly gothic flavour. With readers Patrick Romer and Noni Lewis . Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Introduces: Roger McGough
Readers: Patrick Romer
Readers: Noni Lewis
Producer: Mark Smalley

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Missing round-the-world yachtsman Alec Rose makes radio Contact. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Alec Rose

: File on 4

6/9. Last year Afghanistan had a record crop of opium, feeding a trade that bankrolls the Taliban. Kate Clark reports on the efforts of the Afghan and British governments to fight the trade and asks how effective their efforts can be. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Kate Clark

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Pick of the Week

Charlotte Smith makes her selection from the past week Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed], (calls from landlines cost no more than Bp per minute); email [address removed]; or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Charlotte Smith
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

Jazzer answers a call of duty.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 43

: Go4it

Barney Harwood invites actress Georgia
Henley - Lucy Pevensie from the 2005 film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - to discuss working on Prince
Caspian, the latest entry to the Chronicles of Narnia series. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Lucy Pevensie
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Cheating at Canasta

5/5. The Dressmaker's Child. Cahal's plans to make a quick buck from a gullible young couple backfire tragically. 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

Listeners' views on BBC radio programmes. Presented by Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T; phone: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) email: [address removed] Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

9/9. India's Supermarket Sweep. Western-style supermarkets are trying to gain a foothold in the retail sector in India, in the face of organised, vocal opposition from the independent wholesalers, distributors and retailers upon whom more than 40 million workers rely for their livelihoods. Peter Day goes to India to find out who is winning the battle. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the political week ahead.
10.45 Fifty Years before the Masthead 3/4.
Anthony Howard reveals how Harold Wilson banned ministers from speaking to him, prompting him to move to Washington, where he covered a momentous period in American political history.
Fifty Years before the Masthead is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm
Editor of The Westminister Hour Terry Dignan


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (Fifty Years Before the Masthead): Anthony Howard
Editor of The Westminister 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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