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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Durham Cathedral.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Stacks of Wisdom. In a celebration of libraries, Mark Tully questions the continuing importance of these dusty and mysterious institutions in the face of modern technology. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: Living World

C New series 1/4. Isle of Man - the Natural
History of the TT Race. The natural history programme returns with a visit to the Isle of Man. Lionel Kelleway is joined by a pair of naturalist TT race enthusiasts to explore the island's motorcycle race course, where they discover cave spiders, lampreys and orchids. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
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

Prunella Scales appeals on behalf of the Stroke Association. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 327pm
Donations: [address removed], marked Stroke Association on the back of the envelope: Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Another chance to hear this programme, first broadcast in 2002, in which priest and poet John O'Donohue , who died in January. draws on the spiritual wisdom of the Celtic world. From Glenstal Abbey near Limerick, where the Benedictine monks are joined by singer Noirin Ni Riain. Director of music
Paul Nash. Producer Norman Winter (Revised rpt)


Unknown: John O'Donohue
Singer: Noirin Ni Riain.
Music: Paul Nash.
Producer: Norman Winter

: 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.
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(RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline cans 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

Olivier Award-winning West End star Ruthie Henshall joins Kirsty Young to select the music she'd take to Radio 4's mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Ruthie Henshall
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

3/10. Paul Merton , Tony Hawks, Shappi .
Khorsandi and Ian McMillan are the panellists in this edition, which comes from the Opera House, Manchester. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Ian McMillan

: The Food Programme

The Berry Business. A look behind the scenes of the modern berry business to discover who decides which varieties of strawberry and raspberry the public will be eating in years to come. Producer Dan Saladino Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Dan Saladino Rptd

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: The Frost Collection

2/3. David Frost recalls some of the memorable interviews of his career, including those with evangelist Billy Graham and Nazi war criminal Baldur von Schirach. His studio guests include Max Hastings and Joan Bakewell. Producer Paul Bajora


Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Billy Graham
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Producer: Paul Bajora

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, Bob Flowerdew and John Cushnie answer questions from members of the Collingham and District Gardening
Association, near Newark-on-Trent. And Anne Swithinbank and Pippa Greenwood explore the Liliaceae family. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 27


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen'sHistory of Home

3/10. Llewelyn-Bowen visits a prefab and considers the ways in which the postwar government urged a reluctant public to embrace "good design". Producer Emily Palmer


Producer: Emily Palmer

: Classic Serial: The Black Sheep

1/2. Honore de Balzac's tale of family rivalry is set in 19th-century France.
Philippe Bridau returns from the battle of Waterloo and steals from his mother to finance his gambling habit. It's left to his brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution. Dramatised by Chris Dolan.
Additional parts played by members of the cast producer/Director Bruce Young Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Dramatised By: Chris Dolan.
Director: Bruce Young Rptd
Narrator Monsieur Hochon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Philippe: Thomas Arnold
Joseph: Matthew Pidgeon
Agathe: Briony McRoberts
Madame Descoings: Phyllida Law
Desroches: Jon Glover
Monsieur Hochon: Christian Rodska
Madame Hochon: Colette O'Neil
Max: Alan Cox
Baruch: Nyasha Hatendi
Giroudeau: David Holt
Mariette: Liz Sutherland

: Open Book

In New York, Owen Sheers speaks with writers Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt to discover how Brooklyn has managed to usurp Manhattan as the city's literary heart. Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Owen Sheers
Unknown: Paul Auster
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Retracing Elmet

Donald Crossley , a childhood friend of former poet laureate Ted Hughes , returns to his hometown of Mytholmroyd to revisit old haunts immortalised in the poet's Remains of Elmet. Producers Charlotte Riches and Justine Potter Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Donald Crossley
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Justine Potter

: 1968: Day-by-Day

A BBC programme examines democracy in America. For details see yesterday

: Secrets in the Blood

Matt McGrath looks at the sporting fairness of the Beijing Olympics in the light of a range of allegations, including the level of abuse of performance-enhancing drug EPO. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Matt McGrath

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Gerry Anderson makes his selection from the past week Of BBC radio. Producer Jacqueline Smith PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Archers

The truth hurts for Emma and Will.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 33

: Go4it

With the 2008 Olympics under way,
Barney Harwood and the team interview children who are hoping to compete in the 2012 event.
Two UK schoolchildren provide first-hand commentary from Beijing, and 14-year-old diving sensation Tom Daley speaks about his bid for Olympic Stardom. Producer Laura Northedge


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Tom Daley
Producer: Laura Northedge

: Birds and Beasts

3/5. Hey-Ho Silvo. As Cathleen mourns her much-loved dog, she is visited by her nephew, who is nursing a very different sense of loss. By Ruth Thomas , read by Anne Reid. Producer Lisa Osborne


Unknown: Ruth Thomas
Read By: Anne Reid.
Producer: Lisa Osborne

: For One Night Only

3/7. The Prom of Peace. Reliving the BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 August 1968, which featured a performance by the Soviet State Symphony Orchestra. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Albert Hall

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Face the Facts

Repeated from Friday

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/8. Fair Play? As we enjoy, or endure, another summer of wall-to-wall international sporting competition, why is it that many nations with far fewer resources than Britain often do so much better? Historian Richard Weight talks to those who govern and play Sports to try to find out. Repeated from Thursday


Talks: Richard Weight

: The Westminster Hour

The political week, previewed by Carolyn Quinn.
10.45 Westminster Follies
Michael White of The Guardian pores over 19th-century records and newspapers in order to discover the history of the building of the Palace of Westminster.
Westminster Follies is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn.
Unknown: Westminster Follies
Unknown: Michael White
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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