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: News Briefing

: BellsonSunday

From St Augustine's Church, West Monkton, Somerset.

: Received Wisdom

2/2. Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Stories from Scraps. Mark Tully considers one of the fastest growing social networking activities in the country: scrap-booking. Producer Eiey McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Living World

5/5. Stalking Cranes. Lionel Kellewayjoins
Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the National Trust to witness the night roost of the crane. Producer Julian Hector


Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

The Rev Nicholas Holtam , vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, appeals on behalf of homeless people and individuals in need.
Producer Sally Flatman Rptd at 926pm and Thu at 327pm
Donations:[address removed]; Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed]; online www.smitf.org/christmas


Unknown: Nicholas Holtam
Producer: Sally Flatman Rptd

: Sunday Worship

In the second of a series for Advent, the Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Rev
Nigel McCulloch , explores the Tidings of Comfort to be found in Isaiah 40, vvH1. With the Very Rev Rogers Govender and the Rev Gilly Myers. producer Simon Vivian


Unknown: Nigel McCulloch
Unknown: Rogers Govender
Unknown: Gilly Myers.
Producer: Simon Vivian

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: BroadcastingHouse

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week's news.
Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Received with Thanks

"Bed is a very small word until you haven't got one." Libby Purves hears from homeless people who have been helped by the £700,000 raised last year by Radio 4 listeners for the charitable wo of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Producer Sally Flatman
Rptd at 5.40pm and on Thu at 3.45pm For details of how to make a donation see Radio 4 Christmas Appeal at 7.55am


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Sally Flatman

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
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: Desert Island Discs

Marcus du Sautoy , professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford, talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite records to take to the mythical island. Producer Leanne Buckle Rptd on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy
Unknown: Kirsty Young
Producer: Leanne Buckle Rptd

: Another Case of Milton Jones

3/4 Milton Jones sets himself up as a world-renowned magician and illusionist who gets tangled up in a devilish plot to make the Bank of England disappear. By Milton Jones and James Cary , starring Milton Jones , with Tom Goodman-Hill and Ingrid Oliver. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: James Cary
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Ingrid Oliver.

: The Food Programme

Markets. Sheila Dillon reports on the thriving but very different markets of Bury in Lancashire and Newham in east London. Producer Will Yates Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Unknown: Sheila Dillon

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Women in Uniform

2/2 Former BBC correspondent Martin Bell travels to Afghanistan to investigate the growing numbers of women in the British military. Producer Phil Pegum


Unknown: Martin Bell
Producer: Phil Pegum

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of Hunsdon
Gardening Club, near Ware in Hertfordshire. Gardening journalists Peter Seabrook , Juliet Roberts and Tim Rumball discuss the pros and cons of the RHS lobby for VAT on plants and seeds to be dropped. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. At 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast. Producer Trevor Taylor Shortened rpt on Wednesday at 3pm


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Juliet Roberts
Unknown: Tim Rumball
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Wars of the Roses

4/4. Wesley Kerr finds out who the winners are at the National Britain in Bloom awards. Will Taunton have done enough to be crowned Best Large Town in Britain? producer Tamsin Barber


Unknown: Wesley Kerr
Producer: Tamsin Barber

: Classic Serial: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2/2 Alex Bulmer 's dramatisation of Victor Hugo 's novel, in which a Gypsy girl captures the heart of Quasimodo, who lives hidden away in the bell towers of Notre Dame. A collaboration between BBC Radio Drama and Graeae, a disabled-led theatre company.
Director Susan Roberts Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Alex Bulmer
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Director: Susan Roberts
Quasimodo: David Bower
Esmeralda: Candis Nergaard
Frollo: Kevin Doyle
Madame Poutine: Susan Twist
Madame La Fayette: Rita May
MikaelLeduc: Roger Morlidqe
George: Garry Robson
Guillaume: Terence Mann

: Bookclub

Amitav Ghosh joins readers and presenter
James Naughtie to discuss The Glass Palace, the book that made his name in the UK.
Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm January's Bookclub: Affluenza by Oliver James


Presenter: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Unknown: Oliver James

: Adventures in Poetry

3/4. 1 Am. Peggy Reynolds explores
John Clare 's I Am, a cry from the heart written while he was a patient at Northampton's lunatic asylum. She studies the traumatic events featured in the peasant poet's work, which is based on the dispossessions that accompanied the land seizures of the Enclosures Act.
Producer Mark Smalley Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: John Clare
Producer: Mark Smalley

: The Human Button

Peter Hennessy speaks to the people who operate Britain's nuclear deterrent system, from politicians down to the submariner who would, if called upon, unleash Armageddon. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: Received with Thanks

Rptd from 9.45am

: Pick of the Week

Peter White makes his selection from the past week Of BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Eddie and Clarrie vie for supremacy. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 35

: Go4it

Kirsten O'Brien receives tips for writing a horror story from Vampirates author
Justin Somper , and the team searches for paranormal activity. Producer Christine Pawlowsky


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Justin Somper
Producer: Christine Pawlowsky

: Defining Moments

5/5. Surrender. A police sergeant receives a letter that forces him to take decisive action.
Claire Keegan 's story is read by Jim Norton. Producer Heather Larmour


Unknown: Claire Keegan
Read By: Jim Norton.
Producer: Heather Larmour

: More or Less

1/8. Tim Harford investigates the numbers in everyday life, including those behind the credit Crunch. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Tim Harford

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

7/8. Blow-Back from Edinburgh?
David Runciman asks if there are political forces pushing Edinburgh and London onto divergent paths, with perhaps radical implications for the next general election. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: David Runciman

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Draftsman's Contract 1/2
Shaun Ley examines the work of the people who write our legislation - the Parliamentary draftsmen - and asks whether laws should be gender-neutral, simpler and fewer.
The Draftsman's Contract is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn
Unknown: Shaun Ley
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Case Study

2/3. The Man with a Hole in His Head
Phineas Gage was a railway worker in 19th-century Vermont who survived a bizarre accident in which a metre-long iron rod was shot through his head, changing him and the study of neuroscience forever. Claudia Hammond reports. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Phineas Gage
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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