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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Sheffield Cathedral.

: The Other Heartlands

2/2. Susan Hulme concludes her examination of how history and landscape can shape political allegiances with a visit to Caernarfon. Producer Susan Hulme


Unknown: Susan Hulme
Producer: Susan Hulme

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Tradition and Reform. Mark Tully considers how tensions between traditionalists and reformers are played out in the main faiths. He talks to Rabbi Miriam Berger about a new gender-inclusive Jewish prayer book and hears how she hopes it will allow people to reconsider their concepts of God.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Miriam Berger
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

6/8. Food and Farming Awards. Alex James makes the first of three visits to the finalists in this year's Farmer of the Year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards. He begins by talking to Mary Mead of Blagdon in Somerset, who founded the Yeo Valley dairy business. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Alex James
Unknown: Mary Mead
Unknown: Yeo Valley
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

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


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Joanna Lumley appeals on behalf of Children in Crisis. Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed], marked
Children in Crisison the back of the envelope; Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]; online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Staff and residents of the St Monica Trust care home near Bristol reflect on the spiritual aspects of ageing. Led by Lyn Horscroft. Preacher the Rev Margaret Goodall. Producer ClairJaquiss


Unknown: Lyn Horscroft.
Unknown: Margaret Goodall.

: 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
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Love Triangles CD for £9.99 (RRP E12 99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landlme calls charged at standard rate) quoting code RTD179, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

- Randy Newman , the Oscar-winning singer/songwriter. pianist and composer of film scores such as Toy
Story, talks to Kirsty Young about his life and career, and the eight recordings that he would take with him to the mythical island. Producer Jane Thurlow Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Randy Newman
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Jane Thurlow

: The Write Stuff

2/6. Writer and broadcaster Sue Limb and poet laureate Andrew Motion join host James Walton and team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh in the literary panel game. The subject for pastiche is Seamus Heaney and the reader is Beth Chalmers. Rptd from Mon


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Beth Chalmers.

: The Food Programme

The Fife Diet. For the last year, people in Fife in Scotland have been living purely on locally produced food. How have they fared and should we all follow suit? Sheila Dillon reports. Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Fife Diet.
Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Brian Hanrahan. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Free Cinema

Simon Hoggart tells the story of Free Cinema, a series of documentary films shown at the National Film Theatre, London, in 1956-9. With its informal style and focus on ordinary people, it kick-started the careers of several directors who became known as the British
New Wave and included Tony Richardson and Lindsay Anderson. Producer Susan Marling


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Tony Richardson
Unknown: Lindsay Anderson.
Producer: Susan Marling

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Chris Beardshaw and Tracy Wilson are guests of Penwith Organic Gardeners and Growers in St Ives. Leading tree expert Tony Russell gives tips about growing evergreen trees. Chaired by Peter Gibbs. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpton Wednesday at 3pm Alan Titchmarsh 's tips: page 35


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Tracy Wilson
Unknown: Tony Russell
Unknown: Peter Gibbs.
Producer: Trevor Taylor
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: An Engima I Will Not Explain

Writer Ruth Padel explores the music and the stories behind Elgar's Enigma variations to see what they tell us about the composer. She examines the female influences in the composer's life and the mystery of the three asterisks. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial: Robinson Crusoe and his Further Adventures

1/2. Everybody knows about the adventures of Robinson Crusoe on a remote island. But what about his adventures in the wastes of Siberia? Andy Barrett's dramatisation of Daniel Defoe's sequel tells of conflict, danger, isolation and companionship as Crusoe travels the world in search of happiness and fulfilment.
Producer/Director Peter Leslie Wild
(Rptd on Saturday at 9pm)


Unknown: Andy Barrett
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Robinson: Tim McLnnerny
Merchant: Jonathan Taller
Prince: Adrian Grove
Barnes: Stephen Critchlow
Father: David Timson
Mary: Alison Pettitt
Friday: Ben Onwukwe
Wells: Ben Onwukwe

: Open Book

Thomas Keneally talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new book, Searching for Schindler: a Memoir, in which he recalls the writing of Schindler's Ark in 1982 and the effect its subject matter had on him. Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm Searching for Schindler: a Memoir is this week's Book of the Week See tomorrow 9.45am and 12.30am


Talks: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

6/7. Roger McGough has a bit of a laugh at the Cheltenham Literature Festival as he introduces funny poems about poetry readings, mathematics, oranges and cats, read by Pippa Haywood and Bill Hope.
Producer Sarah Langan Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Read By: Pippa Haywood
Read By: Bill Hope.
Producer: Sarah Langan

: The Crash: File on 4

Michael Robinson investigates the truth about the efficiency of global banking systems. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Robinson

: From Fact to Fiction

Rptd from yesterday, 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Liz Barclay makes her selection from the past week of BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: [address removed]


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Lilian's prayers are finally answered. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 43

: Go41t

Did you know that children used to wear corsets? Kirsten O'Brien and the team try some old-fashioned children's clothes at the Top to Toe exhibition at the Museum of Childhood. Producer VibekeVenema


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien

: A Welsh Anthology

2/4. Making Perfume. In Laura Morris 's story, a child's fantasies turn sour in a single day.
Read by Caryl Morgan. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Laura Morris
Read By: Caryl Morgan.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Feedback

5/11. 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

8/8. Promised Land. Peter Day investigates the downside of Israel's economic boom. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the political week.
10.45 Classrooms to Power
1/2. Michael Dobbs looks at the school
- days of prime ministers, discovering how far Winston Churchill 's prep school did - and didn't - foresee the future politician in the boy from Blenheim Palace.
Classrooms to Power is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm Editor The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan Radio features: pages 126-127


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

Rptd from Monday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor explores new research on how society works. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

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