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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Mary in Bishopstoke, Hampshire.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

As You Have Lived. Mark Tully explores howthe choices people make about the way they live their lives reveal their deepest beliefs, and examines what happens when an individual s innate ideas are at odds with those they profess. Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm ,

New series 1/4. Elinor Goodman visits a family-run battery farm in Dorset that is scaling down its caged-egg production because it is no longer profitable. Producer Anna Varle


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Anna Varle

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal ..

Canon Andrew White appeals on behalf of the Iraqi Association. 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: Canon Andrew White
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The Rev Roy Searle leads the service from St
Cuthbert's Church, Carham, Northumberland, joined by the Companions and Friends of the Northumbria Community. Producer Philip B. iison


Unknown: Roy Searle
Producer: Philip B.

: 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.
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: Desert Island Discs

TV presenter Richard Madeley talks to Kirsty Young and selects eight favourite recordings to take to
Radio 4's mythical island.
Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Richard Madeley
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: Just a Minute

10/12 Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Josie Lawrence and Jack Dee are on the panel. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Jack Dee

: The Food Programme

Recession and Retail. As the recession bites, Sheila Dillon finds out which food retailers are laughing and which lamenting. Rptd tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

National and international news and comment, presented by James Robbins. Editor Nick Sutton


Presented By: James Robbins.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: Stand-Up with the Stars

2/2. 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 Reiief. Acting as their mentors are, respectively, Paul Merton , Milton Jones , Josie Long and Shappi Khorsandi , who give words of encouragements as the would-be comedians polish their act for their final gig. Producer Sam Bryant
To vote for your favourite act. go to: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy and follow the links for full terms and conditions
Lines are open until midnight on 11 March


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 third day of the Fifth Test.
For commentators see yesterday * approximate times Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 1.45pm

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Matthew Biggs and Pippa Greenwood are guests of Chipstead Flower Show Association in Surrey. Eric Robson is in the chair. At approximately
2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood

: My Mile of the River

4/5. It's autumn, and Chris Tally Evans is on the dawn watch for otters from the banks of the Wye in Rhayader, Powys, where he describes the sights and sounds of the river as the town wakes up. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Chris Tally Evans
Producer: Steve Groves

: Classic Serial: Rendezvous with Rama

2/2. What is the secret at the heart of the space object known as "Rama"? And why, years after the event, has Commander William Norton never spoken about what he found there? Mike Walker's dramatisation of Arthur C Clarke's classic novel. Part of the cross-channel BBC Radio science-fiction season. Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Author: Arthur C Clarke
Dramatised by: Mike Walker
Producer: Marc Beeby
William: Richard Dillane
Li: Paul Courtenay Hyu
Pieter: Jimmy Akingbola
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

: Open Book

Journalist, presenter and author Joan Bakewell talks to Mariella Frostrup about why she has waited until her mid-70s to write a novel: All the Nice Girls, published 5 March. Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Poetry Please

9/9. Roger McGough celebrates the work of Vernon Scannell and Stevie Smith and looks forward to spring in a selection of listeners' requests, including the work of MR Peacocke. Producer Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Producer: Christine Hall

: File on 4

7/11. As efforts to protect children from abuse intensify, Julian O'Halloran investigates claims that overreaction by schools to minor incidents or unproven allegations is wrecking the careers of hundreds of innocent teachers. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: Profile

Rptd from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

John Waite selects his highlights from the past week 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: John Waite
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

Matt keeps a low profile. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 43

: Go4it

Children and opera aren't always natural friends, but there's a new choral work to be performed at the Royal Opera House that requires 200 young singers. Barney Harwood talks to some of them. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Singers: Barney Harwood
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Caravan Club

4/5. Glad to Be Alive. A lonely woman's life is changed for ever when a boisterous family set up their caravan at the end of a quiet country lane. Julia Langdon 's story is read by Irene MacDougall. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Julia Langdon
Read By: Irene MacDougall.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Feedback

6/11. With Roger Bolton. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: 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

3/6. The Threat of Thrift. In hard times, the instinct is to stop spending and rediscover the virtues of thrift. After decades of easy credit and consumerism, Chris Bowlby asks if thrift has lost its moral attraction and if its revival might further ruin the economy. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chris Bowlby

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn looks at the week in politics.

10.45 The Prime Ministers
2/8. The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson asks if history has been fair to Lord North (in office 1770-82), remembered as the prime minister who lost this country the colonies of America.
(The Prime Ministers is repeated from Tuesday)


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn
Presenter (The Prime Ministers): Nick Robinson
Editor of The Westminster Hour: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Scriptwriter Julian Fellowes talks to Francine Stock about his latest work, Young Victoria. Repeated from Friday


Talks: Julian Fellowes
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Young Victoria.

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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