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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Peter's Church, South Petherton, Somerset.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Family Ties. From becoming a parent to losing one's parents - Mark Tully looks at how family relationships and responsibilities shift between generations, and how people cope with these changes.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

5/8. Bluetongue in France. Adam Henson visits Paula and Graham Grant and their five children four years after they moved to
France's Massif Central region to start a new life farming, and discovers how they're dealing with bluetongue, the animal disease that's now endemic there. Producer Chrislmpey


Unknown: Adam Henson
Unknown: Graham Grant

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

David Mitchell makes an appeal on behalf of the British Stammering Association.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 327pm Donations: [address removed], marked British Stammering Association on the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: David Mitchell
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

On the anniversary of Vaughan Williams 's birth, the Rev Stephen Shipley visits Down Ampney in Gloucestershire to explore the depth of affection the composer had for John Bunyan 's allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. With contributions from journalist Michael Kennedy , conductor Richard Hickox , singer Roderick Williams and the Rev Annette Woolcock , rector of Down Ampney. Producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Unknown: John Bunyan
Conductor: Michael Kennedy
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Singer: Roderick Williams
Unknown: Annette Woolcock
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

With Professor Lisa Jardine. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine.

: 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

Comedian, actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar chats to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to Radio 4's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Write Stuff

1/6. Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham are the guests in the literary panel show. James Walton presides over teams led by captains
Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh. The subject for pastiche is Raymond Chandler and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh.
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

Organic. With economic turbulence unfolding around the globe, Sheila Dillon asks if organic food will fall victim to current events. producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dancing with the Russian Bear

2/2. The Bear Unbound. In this updated version of last year's series, the BBC's former Moscow correspondent Tim Whewell traces the story of how the Kremlin's relationship with the West went sour. Today he looks at how Russia recovered the confidence and strength to reassert its power against the West. producers Kate Peters and Mark Savage (Revised rpt)


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producers: Kate Peters

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw are guests of Knowbury Golden Jubilee Group, and Tony Russell explains the fundamentals of growing trees, beginning with deciduous varieties. 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 36


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: Lennon's Private Passion: Cape Wrath

Sarfraz Manzoor visits the Scottish Highlands to meet people who remember seeing John Lennon on holiday there as a child. Producer Mark Rickards


Unknown: Sarfraz Manzoor
Unknown: John Lennon
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Classic Serial: The Experiences of anIrish RM

2/2 Having been Resident Magistrate for ten years in West Cork, Major Sinclair Yeates has become accustomed to the eccentricity of his position and of those around him - except for his nemesis, Flurry Knox.
Comedy drama by Somerville and Ross, dramatised by Christopher Fitz-Simon .
Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Major Sinclair Yeates
Unknown: Flurry Knox.
Dramatised By: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Major Yeates: Alex Jennings
Philippa: Rebecca Saire
Anthony: Robbie Gilmore
Flurry: Mark Lambert
Sally: All White
LtLarpent: Anthony Glennon
Peter: Mlche Doherty
Mrs Cadogan: Marion 0'Dwyer
Dr Frazer: Inqrid Craiqie
Miss Longmuir: Cathy Belton
MrCantillon: Kevin Flood
DrFahy: John Hewitt

: Open Book

Misha Glenny presents an edition of the books programme from the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

5/7. Brigid Zengeni , Richard McCabe and Jonjo O'Neill join Roger McGough to read an autumnal love poem by Gillian Clarke and verses about sleep and waking by Keats and Robert Frost. Producer Sarah Langan Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Brigid Zengeni
Unknown: Richard McCabe
Unknown: Jonjo O'Neill
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Robert Frost.
Producer: Sarah Langan

: Is Al-Qaeda Winning?

2/2. Owen Bennett-Jones assesses Al-Qaeda's military and financial capabilities in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Owen Bennett-Jones

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Joan Bakewell makes her selection from the past week Of BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

The stress takes its toll on Peggy.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 42

: Go4it

Kirsten O'Brien and the team meet some of the people who work on Blue Peter as they investigate its enduring appeal, to discover how the longest-running children's programme in the world has survived for 50 years.


Presenter: Kirsten O'Brien
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: A Welsh Anthology

1/4. Mad Dog and Englishwoman. By Dahlian Kirby. A woman takes up residence in the Welsh countryside to recover from the atrocities she witnessed in war-ravaged Grozny but discovers she cannot escape horror even there and must find a way to move on. Read by Eiry Thomas. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Dahlian Kirby.
Read By: Eiry Thomas.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Feedback

4/11. Roger Bolton fields listeners' questions and criticisms for BBC radio. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

Matthew Bannister presents the obituaries programme. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister

: Money Box

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

7/8. Whistling in the Dark. What happens when co-workers blow the whistle on what appear to be dirty dealings by companies and organisations? Peter Day finds out and asks whether real whistleblowers ought to be rewarded for their activities. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Other Heartlands 2/2. Susan Hulme concludes her examination of how history and landscape can shape political allegiances with a visit to Caernarfon, where radical Welsh nationalism is prevalent.
The Other Heartlands is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Susan Hulme
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

2/8. Libby Purves presents the guide to the world of learning. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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