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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary the Virgin, Chislet, Kent.

: The Crash: Scotland's Battle for the Bank

Brian Taylor asks why the proposal for a takeover of HBOS caused so much anger and concern in Scotland. Producer Mark Rickards


Producer: Mark Rickards

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Together Alone. Scottish poet
Kenneth Steven reflects on how solitude refreshes the human spirit. Producer Ronni Davis Rptd at 11.30pm


Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Producer: Ronni Davis Rptd

: On Your Farm

8/8. Food and Farming Awards. Alex James meets the third finalist in the Farmer of the Year category of the Food and Farming Awaras. He visits Aberdeen to see how an organic grower harvests crops for a box scheme in the middle of a vegetable desert. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Alex James
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 .

John Sessions appeals on behalf of Bag Books.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and on Thu at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed], marked Bag Books on the back of the envelope: Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]: online via the Radio 4 weusue


Unknown: John Sessions
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

Michael Ford presents a special programme from America exploring the legacy of Thomas Merton , who became one of the most famous monks in the world - despite his desire for solitude - and one of the most prolific spiritual writers of the 20th century. Producer Mark O'Brien


Unknown: Michael Ford
Unknown: Thomas Merton
Producer: Mark O'Brien

: A Point of View

Clive James reflects on a topical issue. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James

: 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 calls charged at standard rate) quoting code RTD179, or visit wwwWshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs: Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to the mythical island.
Repeated on Friday at 9am


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Shami Chakrabarti
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: The Write Stuff

4/6. Lynne Truss and Mark Billingham join team captains Sebastian Faulks and John Walsh with chairman James Walton for another round of the literary quiz. The week's author for pastiche is JK Rowling. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Mark Billingham
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: James Walton

: The Food Programme

The El Bulli Effect. Sheila Dillon explores the influence of world-famous restaurant El Bulli. She considers how, from his base in north-eastern Spain, head chef Ferran Adna has been able to inspire a generation of cooks. Producer Dan Saladino Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon
Unknown: Ferran Adna
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Why Do We Sing?

Why and when did humans start to sing?
Choirmaster Gareth Malone mixes science and cultural history to explore the enormously powerful role that singing has played in our development. Drawing on the latest research suggesting that early man sang possibly even before he spoke, he finds out what this new evidence tells us about human communication. Including contributions from Steven Mithen , author of The Singing Neanderthals (2006). Producer Emma Kingsley


Choirmaster: Gareth Malone
Unknown: Steven Mithen
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw answer questions from gardeners in Shropshire, and Tony Russell explains the fundamentals of growing fruit trees 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 26


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

: The Enigma I Will Not Explain

3/4. In his Enigma variations, Edward Elgar depicted both his friends and the Malvern
Hills, where he lived for most of his life. Ruth Padel asks what part landscape played in the composer's creativity and how much it influenced his music. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Ruth Padel
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Classic Serial: On the Beach: 1/2

Mike Walker's dramatisation of Nevil Shute's account of the aftermath of a nuclear world war. As radioactive clouds roll across the globe, Commander Towers and his crew arrive in Australia, where they discover a radio signal coming from Seattle in America.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Nevil Shute
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Director: Toby Swift
Peter: Richard Dillane
Mary: Claudia Harrison
Dwiqht: William Hope
Moira: Indira Varma
Tim: James Gordon-Mitchell
The Admiral: Jonathan Tafler
Ryan: Inam Mirza
Farmer/Swain: Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]: Jill Cardo
[Actor]: Gunnar Cauthery
[Actor]: Robert Lonsdale
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo
[Actor]: Dan Starkey

: Bookclub

Fay Weldon joins readers to discuss her novel The Cloning of Joanna May. First published in 1989, this is the book she is most proud of. Presented by James Naughtie.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm December's Bookclub: The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Amitav Ghosh

: Beanz Meanz Rhymz

Matt Harvey explores the copywriter's craft of creating memorable rhyming
- jingles to sell anything from sweets to soap and carpets to find out if their work could ever be mistaken for great literature. Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Matt Harvey
Producer: Mark Smalley

: File on 4

5/9. Georgia's summer war effectively put East/West relations back in the freezer.
Reporting from the world's newest and most contested border, Tim Whewell gathers first-hand evidence of the conflict. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: From

Fact to Fiction Rptd from yesterday, 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter White makes his selection from the past seven days Of BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

There are thrills and spills at the Lower Loxley Team Chase.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 35

: Go41t

Author Kevin Crossley-Holland talks to Kirsten O'Brien about his new book Waterslain Angels. Plus music from Brazilian percussion group AfroReggae. Producer Ann Charles


Talks: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Waterslain Angels.
Producer: Ann Charles

: A Welsh Anthology

4/4. Visit to the Underworld. Rhiannon has fled to Egypt to escape home and its reminders of her dead son. Here, standing outside Tutankhamun's tomb, she hears a Welsh voice and thinks she sees her son in a backpacker's eyes. By Stevie Davies , read by Sharon Morgan. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Stevie Davies
Read By: Sharon Morgan.
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Feedback

7/11. With Roger Bolton. 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

: Analysis

2/8. Do Public Inquiries Work? Lawyer Ann Alexander investigates the public inquiry system. Talking to insiders who have worked in the field, she explores whether the process now needs reform. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Ann Alexander

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the political week.
10.45 Classrooms to Power 2/2. Michael Dobbs assesses the importance of Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School to ex-pupil and former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
Classrooms to Power is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Learning Curve

5/8. Libby Purves presents the guide to learning and education. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor discusses new research into changing attitudes towards the bodies on display in British museums. Rptd from wed


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

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