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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Bartholomew the Great in West Smithfield.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Behaving Virtually. Mike Wooldridge looks at some of the questions raised by the digital world. Is it possible to say what is real ana what is virtual and where the dividing line between them lies? He asks if online communities and relationships are "real", and whether or not anonymity allows us to be our true selves.
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

2/4. Alex James meets the couple who run Highfields farm in Derbyshire, a care farm where people aged 14-16 can learn new skills. He also meets some of the teenagers who have benefitted from the project. Producer Martin Poyntz-Roberts


Unknown: Alex James
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts

: Sunday

Religious and ethical news, presented by Edward Stourton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Edward Stourton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jenny Agutter appeals on behalf of St Giles Trust. 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 weDsire


Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Observing Lent through the senses: smeii.
Fr Brendan Smyth leads the morning service from St Peter 's Cathedral in Belfast.
Preacher: Fr Hugh Kennedy , producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Fr Brendan Smyth
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Fr Hugh Kennedy
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point Of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Nick sutton


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm
CD for E8.27 (RRP £12.99) inc p&p, call [number removed] (landline cost 5p per min; mobiles vary) quoting [number removed], visit www.bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: Desert Island Discs

Senegalese musician Baaba Maal talks to Kirsty Young and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.
(Repeated on Friday at 9am)


Presenter: Kirsty Young
Castaway: Baaba Maal
Producer: Leanne Buckle

: Just a Minute .

11/12. Paul Merton , Sheila Hancock , Clement Freud and David Mitchell try not to hesitate, deviate or repeat themselves when speaking for 60 seconds on a topic given to them by chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptd from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Cuba. Sheila Dillon examines the development of Cuban agriculture since the country stopped receiving subsidised fuel, fertilisers and chemicals from the former USSR 30 years ago. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Rebecca Moore

: The World This Weekend

With James Robbins. Editor Nick Sutton


Unknown: James Robbins.
Editor: Nick Sutton

: It's My Story: after Woolworths

In 1909 the first Woolworths store opened, but a century later more than 27,000 staff were left looking for work as stores across the country closed after the company went into administration. A former employee tells of his struggle to find a new job in order to feed his growing family. Producer Louise Cocker


Producer: Louise Cocker

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Chris Beardshaw and Bunny Guinness are guests of Chapel-en-le-Frith Gardening Club in Derbyshire. Eric Robson is in the chair. Inlcuding at approximately
2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday
Gardening offers: page 138


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Chris Beardshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson

: My Mile of the River

5/5. Chris Tally Evans enjoys the extremes of weather as winter grips the River Wye within yards of his home in Rhayader in Powys. Producer Steve Groves


Unknown: Chris Tally Evans
Producer: Steve Groves

: Classic Serial: Sunset Song

1/2. Growing up in a farming community in north-east Scotland, Chris Guthrie is torn between her love of the land and her ambition to become a teacher. As Chris's domineering father struggles with the harshness of the land, her mother's fear of childbirth leads her to despair. Lewis Grassic Gibbon 's novel, dramatised by Gerda Stevenson.
Producer/Director David Ian Neville Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Chris Guthrie
Unknown: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Dramatised By: Gerda Stevenson.
Director: David Ian Neville
Chris: Lesley Hart
John: Llam Brennan
Jean: Bridget McCann
Will: Gordon Brendle
Mistress Munro: Estrid Barton
Long Rob: Matthew Zajac
Chae: Douglas Russell
Kirsty: Shonagh Price
Margot: Sally Reid
Ewan: Finn Den Hertoq

: Open Book

Marcel Theroux talks to Mariella Frostrup trip to northern Siberia that provided raw material for his novel Far North. producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Marcel Theroux
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Lawrence Ferlinghetti -a Reluctant Beat

Celebrating the life and work of the poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the elder statesman of San Francisco poetry. Ferlinghetti published Ginsberg's Howl, defending it through the obscenity trial that followed, while his
A Coney Island of the Mind remains one of the bestselling books of poetry. In this exclusive interview to celebrate his 90th birthday,
Ferlinghetti talks about why he doesn't consider himself to be a part of the Beat generation. Producer Rob Alexander Rptd on Saturday at 11.30pm


Producer: Rob Alexander Rptd

: File on 4

8/11. Next month the Royal Military Police will come under judicial scrutiny after concerns about the quality and independence of their investigations into civilian deaths in Iraq. Simon Cox examines the RMP's record in dealing with alleged crimes by UK forces. Repeated from Tuesday

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at7pm

: Pick of the Week

Peter White 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: Peter White
Producer: Harry Parker

: The Archers

The deal is off for Brenda.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soaps: page 33

: Go41t

Barney Harwood learns about the value of zero at the Cambridge Science Festival. Producer Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood

: Caravan Club

5/5. Freedom. Three generations of a family have their holiday memories stirred by a shabby old caravan parked in an overgrown field. Patrick Gale 's story is read by John Paul Hurley. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Patrick Gale
Read By: John Paul Hurley.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Feedback

7/11. 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

4/6. stupid.com. Are young people becoming so hooked on the web and computer games that they are unable to think, study and concentrate? Kenan Malik asks
Stephen Fry , among others, whether the rise of the digital generation should be a cause for celebration or concern. Rptd from Thursday


Unknown: Kenan Malik
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.
10.45 The Prime Ministers
3/8. Nick Robinson looks at Robert Peel, the prime minister who put the nation's interest before party interest.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan The Prime Ministers is repeated from Tuesday


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

: The Film Programme

Julia Roberts talks to Francine Stock about her new espionage comedy Duplicity.
Actress Shirley Anne Field goes back to the 1960s and her role in the ground-breaking British movie Saturday Night, Sunday Morning. Repeated from Friday


Talks: Julia Roberts
Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Shirley Anne Field

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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