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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's Church, Benenden, Kent.

: Profile

6/17. An insight into the personality of one of the week's headline-makers. Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Nor Any Drop. Madeleine Bunting explores the practical, cultural, economic and spiritual significance of water, one of the planet's most abundant natural resources. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Madeleine Bunting
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. Caz Graham visits a farm where rare breeds are re-created. Producer Nicola Humphries


Unknown: Caz Graham
Producer: Nicola Humphries

: Sunday

Jane Little offers a round-up of the week's religious and ethical headlines. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Jane Little
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Barbara Windsor appeals on behalf of the Theodora Children's Trust.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 9.26pm and Thu at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed], marked Theodora Children's Trust on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

The Archbishop of Canterbury preaches at this Lambeth Conference service, live from St Dunstan's Church, Canterbury. Led by Canon Chris Chivers. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Canon Chris Chivers.
Producer: Philip Billson

: 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.
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: Desert Island Discs

The biographer and author Antonia Fraser talks to Kirsty Young.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Kirsty Young.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

6/6. Final archive edition, from the London Palladium in 2005, featuring panellists Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair, and Colin Sell is at the piano. Repeated from Monday

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Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell

: The Food Programme

English Sparkling Wine. Andrew Jefford looks at the growing popularity of English sparkling wine and how it matches up to champagne. Producer Dilly Barlow Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Children of the Olympic Bid

2/3. Peter White follows London's young swimmers who are hoping to compete in the city's Olympics in 2012. With the closure of the only eight-lane 50-metre racing facility in the region, their lives have become increasingly difficult, involving long journeys to training sessions and no real sense of when things will improve.
Producer Sue Mitchell Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Peter White

: Gardeners' Question Time

Matthew Biggs , John Cushnie and Bunny
Guinness answer questions from gardeners in Buckinghamshire. And Chris Beardshaw and Anne Swithinbank look at the second largest plant family - the orchids. Eric Robson is in the chair.
At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 34


Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Lights, Camera, Landscape

5/5. Matthew Sweet explores the waterfalls, hills and woods that have made a star of the Yorkshire Dales on the small and the big screen, from All Creatures Great and Small to Robin Hood , Prince of Thieves and Calendar Girls. Producer Amanda Hargreaves


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Unknown: Robin Hood
Producer: Amanda Hargreaves

: Classic Serial: The Portrait of a Lady

3/3. Truth. Lovelier than ever. Isabel has been married to the handsome
Gilbert Osmond for three years. Like a sparkling and brilliant jewel, she is part of his collection of beautiful things, but she is about to discover a startling truth. Henry James 's novel is dramatised by Rachel Joyce.
Pianist Duncan Walsh AtkinsProducer/Director Tracey Neale Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Gilbert Osmond
Unknown: Henry James
Dramatised By: Rachel Joyce.
Director: Tracey Neale Rptd
Isabel: Anna Maxwell Martin
Gilbert: Colin Stinton
Madame Merle: Haydn Gwynne
Ralph: Paul Venables
Lord Warburton: Robert Bathurst
Henrietta: Laurel Lefkow
Mrs Touchett: Gayle Hunnicutt
Countess Gemini: Barbara Barnes
Caspar: Corey Johnson
Edward: Nyasha Hatendi
Mother Catherine: Joan Walker
Narrator: William Hope

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Irish novelist Deirdre Madden. She also considers how the world of art is presented in fiction. Producer Thomas Morris Rptd on Thu at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Deirdre Madden.
Producer: Thomas Morris Rptd

: Poetry and the Russian Soul

I/2. And Poetry Awakes in Me
Martin Sixsmith grapples with the - tortured and passionate history of Russian poetry and asks what it says about the Russian heart and mind.
Producer Mark Burman Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Martin Sixsmith
Producer: Mark Burman

: 1968: Day-by-Day

Preliminary peace talks between Nigeria and breakaway Biaf ra end inconclusively. For details see yesterday

: How Crime Took on the World

1/2. Misha Glenny charts some of the elements in the growth of global organised crime. He begins in Canada, where the production of marijuana on an industrial scale is posing a profound challenge to the "war on drugs". Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Misha Glenny

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Carolyn Quinn presents her selection of highlights from BBC radio over the past Seven days.

Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] or email [address removed]


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Archers

Oliver has an announcement to make. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 27

: Go4it

Barney Harwood and a group of youngsters meet Emily Gravett , author of Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Emily Gravett
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Scottish Shorts

4/4. A Breath of Air. An inmate finds unexpected refuge from prison life when some important guests pay a visit. By Fiona Thackeray. Read by Gary Lewis. Producer Kirsty Williams


Unknown: Fiona Thackeray.
Read By: Gary Lewis.
Producer: Kirsty Williams

: Feedback

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

Rptd from Friday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

4/8. Bad Elections. Is the seriously flawed election in Zimbabwe evidence of a dangerous trend for autocratic regimes to seek legitimacy through the ballot box?
Zareer Masani asks if elections are really the key to democracy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Zareer Masani

: The Westminster Hour

Mark D'Arcy looks at the political week ahead.
10.45 Bowing Out Gracefully - the Brandreth Rules on Standing Down
New series 1/3. Former MP Gyles Brandreth investigates whether it is possible to step down from a political career with one's dignity intact.
Bowing Out Gracefully - the Brandreth Rules on Standing Down is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Mark D'Arcy
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
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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