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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary's in llmington, Warwickshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Spring Forward. Fergal Keane looks forward to spring, both as a season and as a metaphor for better times to come. Producer Ronni Davis Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Living World

5/5. Johnny Rook -a Lovable Rogue. In the last of his reports from the Falklands,
Lionel Kelleway battles the winds of the Roaring
Forties in pursuit of Johnny Rook , the nickname of the striated caracara. This bird of prey was described by Charles Darwin as "very mischievous and inquisitive, quarrelsome and passionate". But there s far more to this rapscallion of the feathered world than meets the eye as Lionel finds out about its phoenix-like rise from near extinction. Producer Kirsty Henderson


Unknown: Johnny Rook
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Johnny Rook
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Kirsty Henderson

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Mark Porter appeals on behalf of Bowel and Cancer Research. 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: Mark Porter
Producer: Sally Flatman

: SundayWorship

Observing Lent through the senses. A service led by the Rev Canon Joanna Penberthy from the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire. Preacher Dr Anne Richards. Producer Sian Baker


Unknown: Canon Joanna Penberthy
Unknown: Dr Anne Richards.
Producer: Sian Baker

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Nick sutton


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: To order Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at
Home Farm CD for EB.Z7 (RRP £12.99) inc p&P call [number removed] (standard rate) quoting code [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

President of Mencap and former farceur Brian Rix talks to Kirsty Young and selects his favourite records to take to the island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Brian Rix
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

9/12. Nicholas Parsons is joined at the Radio
Theatre, London, by Paul Merton ,
Clement Freud and David Mitchell. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: David Mitchell.

: The Food Programme

Venison. With the wild deer population in the UK reaching two million, Sheila Dillon finds out what happens to all the venison being produced. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by James Robbins. Editor Nick sutton


Presented By: James Robbins.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: Stand-Up with the Stars

1/2. Hugh Dennis follows Radio 4 presenters Evan Davis , Libby Purves , Peter White and Laurie Taylor as they try their hand at stand-up for Comic Relief. Acting as their mentors are Paul Merton , Milton Jones , Josie Long and Shappi Khorsandi , who begin training the would-be comedians for their warm-up gig in front of friends and family. Producer Sam Bryant


Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Presenters: Evan Davis
Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Peter White
Presenters: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Josie Long
Unknown: Shappi Khorsandi
Producer: Sam Bryant

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Coverage of the fourth day of the Fourth Test. For commentators see yesterday * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Chris Beardshaw and Bunny Guinness are guests of Long Eaton and District Horticultural Society, near Nottingham, where Eric Robson is in the chair. Includes at approximately
2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Long Eaton
Unknown: Eric Robson

: My Mile of the River

3/5. Chris Tally Evans walks the banks of the Wye through Rhayader in Powys and discovers how important the river has been to the economy of the town. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Chris Tally Evans
Producer: Steve Groves

: Classic Serial: Rendezvous with Rama

1/2. When the mysterious space object known as "Rama" appears in the solar system, the crew of the SV Endeavour are sent to investigate. Arthur C Clarke's novel, dramatised by Mike Walker as part of a science-fiction season across Radios 3, 4 and 7.
Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Writer: Arthur C Clarke
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Producer: Marc Beeby
William: Richard Dillane
Li: Paul Courtenay Hyu
Pieter: Jimmy Akinqbola
Jimmy: Robert Lonsdale
Aruna: Archie Panjabi
Gerry: Inam Mirza
Ruby: Janice Acquah
Laura: Ania Sowinski
Indira: Shelley King
Erl: Peter Marinker
Tamara: Jill Cardo
Tan: Jonathan Tafler
Henning: Paul Rider

: Bookclub

AL Kennedy joins James Naughtie and some of her readers to discuss her 2007 Costa Prize-winning novel Day. Producer Dymphna Flynn Repeated on Thursday at 4pm April's Bookclub: Public Property by Andrew Motion


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Poetry Please

8/9. Roger McGough introduces listeners' requests for verse by Laurie Lee , DH Lawrence , Ernest Dowson and UA Fanthorpe. Producer Christine Hall Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm To contact the programme for your requests: call [number removed]; email poetry.please@bbc.co.uk or write to Poetry Please, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Roger McGough
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Unknown: Ernest Dowson
Producer: Christine Hall Rptd

: File on 4

6/11. As the economic collapse in Zimbabwe continues, Grant Ferrett asks whether the sanctions imposed by Britain and Europe are adequate to stop wealth allegedly being taken out of the country by people close to the Mugabe government. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Grant Ferrett

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

David Stafford selects his highlights from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Harry Parker PHONE: [number removed] email potw@bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw: Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

The temperature drops at the Dower House. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 31

: Go4it

Barney Harwood and the team try some creative writing with author Andy Stanton , who writes a series of books about a bad man called Mr Gum. Producer VibekeVenema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Andy Stanton
Unknown: Mr Gum.

: Caravan Club

3/5. Just like the Famous Five. A young Famous Five fan is thrilled to be going on a caravan holiday, just like her heroes. But will the reality of a week in a Scottish caravan park meet her expectations? Anne Donovan 's story is read by Molly Innes. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Anne Donovan
Read By: Molly Innes.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Feedback

Presented by Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Roger Bolton.

: Last Word

With Matthew Bannister. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Matthew Bannister.

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: Analysis

2/6. Antisocial Housing. With the Government committed to a new wave of affordable housing, Richard Reeves , director of the independent think tank Demos, argues that social housing has failed everyone. So how can we do it better? Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Richard Reeves

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Prime Ministers 1/8.
Nick Robinson paints a portrait of Robert Walpole, the first of Britain's prime ministers, who occupied Downing Street more than 270 years ago.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan The Prime Ministers is repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn
Unknown: Nick Robinson
Unknown: Robert Walpole
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Clive Owen joins Francine Stock to discuss his new film The International. Rptd from Friday


Unknown: Clive Owen
Unknown: Francine Stock

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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