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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Martin's Church in Eynsford, Kent.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Running on Empty. The writer
Blake Morrison , currently in training for the Pans marathon, considers the spiritual and physical loneliness of the long-distance runner, with reference to the works of Alan Sillitoe , Haruki Murakami and Sharon uias. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Blake Morrison
Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Haruki Murakami
Producer: Alan Hall

: Living World

New series 1/5. Rockhopper Penguin In the Falkland Islands, Lionel Kelleway watches a colony of rockhopper penguins in the middle of their breeding season. Producer Kirsty Henderson


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Kirsty Henderson

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio4Appeal

Ronnie Corbett appeals on behalf of Sparks, the children's medical research cnarny. Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio 4 website


Unknown: Ronnie Corbett
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

A service from Knock Methodist Church
Belfast, conducted by the Rev Brian Griffin. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Brian Griffin.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

Paddy O'Connell discusses the week news. Editor Nick Sutton


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell
Editor: Nick Sutton

: 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 [number removed], or visit www bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checKout

: Desert Island Discs

Kirsty Young invites the German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff to talk about life and career, and to choose eight records to take to Radio 4's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Kirsty Young
Baritone: Thomas Quasthoff

: Just a Minute

5/12. Chairman Nicholas Parsons keeps an eye on proceedings as Paul Merton ,
Sue Perkins , Liza Tarbuck and Gyles Brandreth attempt to speak for one minute without hesitation, repetiton or deviation on subjects that he gives them. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Liza Tarbuck
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth

: The Food Programme

Mussels and Other Seafood. Sheila Dillon introduces reports on mussel farming in the Shetlands, and the latest scientific thinking on the pros and cons of seafood. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Nick Sutton


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: Fry's English Delight

1/3. Metaphor. Stephen Fry presents a treat for lovers of the English language. Britain's s high coastline-to-population ratio helps explain how maritime metaphor shaped the English language. But the sea, and the way it shapes the land, has a special metaphorical meaning. Producer Nick Baker


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Producer: Nick Baker

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bunny Guinness, John Cushnie and Pippa Greenwood take questions from gardeners in North Yorkshire and offer advice on gardening on a budget. Eric Robson is in the chair. Includes at approximately
2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson

: A View through a Lens

4/5 Flying Elk. Wildlife cameraman
John Aitchison films a plane journey from Sweden to Scotland with two moose as companions - an unusual trip that involved the removal of the toilet to make way for the mammals. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: John Aitchison

: Classic Serial: The Invasion: Arab Chronicles of the First Crusade

1/2. Jonathan Myerson tells the story of the First Crusade from the Muslim point of view. Firuz is a small-time merchant for whom the rules of survival suddenly change when his land is invaded by a rag-tag army of incomprehensible, odorous and ill-disciplined warriors from the West.
Other roles played by Stephen Critchlow, Robert Lonsdale and Malcolm Tierney
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd Sat 9pm


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Played By: Stephen Crltchlow
Played By: Robert Lonsdale
Played By: Malcolm Tierney
Firuz: Andrew Lincoln
Stitch: Neil Dudgeon
Rihab: Helen Schlesinger
Yaghi-Siyan: Nicholas Woodeson
Tatikios: Peter Polycarpou
Nadirah: Rachel Atkins
Suleima: Jill Cardo
Anna: Janice Acquah
Peter: Chris Pavlo
Qilij: Gunnar Cauthery
Shams Al-Dawla: Dan Starkey

: Bookclub

Best-selling author Bernard Cornwell joins James Naughtie and readers to discuss the first in his series set in Saxon England, The Last Kingdom, about a Northumbrian boy who is captured by invading Vikings, and later returns to the Saxons, ending up with Alfred in Wessex - later Alfred the Great. Producer Dymphna Flynn Rptd on Thursday at 4pm


Unknown: Bernard Cornwell
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn Rptd

: Poetry Please

4/9. Roger McGough introduces requests for poems by Emily Bronte, Sheenagh Pugh and Linton Kwesi Johnson. The readers are Nadia Williams, Burt Caesar and Adjoa Andoh.
Producer Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Sheenagh Pugh
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson.
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh.
Producer: Mary Ward-Lowery Rptd

: File on 4

2/11. Jon Manel questions whether legal practice can keep pace with the increasing number of childless British couples using surrogate mothers both here and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jon Manel

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Claudia Hammond makes her selection from the past week on BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw


Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Susan prepares for a surreptitious celebration. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 37

: Go4it

Kirsten O'Brien talks to animator
John Lasseter , who directed the Toy Story films, and Barney Harwood meets Leah Cooper , who won a Bafta for the short film she made forCBBC. Producer Vibeke Venema


Talks: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: John Lasseter
Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Leah Cooper
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Overheard

A View from the Carpet. A woman takes refuge under her bed from an unwelcome neighbour. Susie Maguire 's story is read by Joanna Tope. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Susie Maguire
Read By: Joanna Tope.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Feedback

1/11. Roger Bolton selects listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations from his mailbag and inbOX. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money BOX

Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

7/9. Down Japan. After Japan's huge property bubble burst in 1990, the country was pitched into the "lost decade" - ten years of economic depression. Peter Day asks what the rest of the world can learn from the now familiar-sounding Japanese experience. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Few 2/2. Andrew Keen talks to the new elite of the digital age: that small group of rich and powerful people - Silicon Valley entrepreneurs - who are reshaping the world according to their economic interests and philosophical ideas. The Few is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Talks: Andrew Keen
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Francine Stock talks to Sam Mendes about his adaptation of Revolutionary Road. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Sam Mendes

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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