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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From Worcester Cathedral.

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Yearninq to Be Heroes. Mark Tully wonders whether we all have the innate ability to be heroes and, if so, how the heroic can be awakened. is it possible to train ourselves to act heroically in a moment of crisis? And how are we shaped by the heroic archetypes of myth and legend?
Producer Eley McAinsh Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Eley McAinsh

: On Your Farm

Before mechanisation, it was heavy horses that did the hard work on farms throughout England. Not only are Shires, Clydesdales and Suffolk Punches redundant today, the skills used to handle and break them in are also gradually being lost. Elinor Goodman meets a Devon farmer who has reversed this trend and learns the difficulties of breaking in the heavy horses. Producer Fran Barnes


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Fran Barnes

: Sunday

Presented by Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Presented By: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Jules Hudson appeals on behalf of Cerebra. 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: Jules Hudson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

On pilgrimage with the Royal School of Church Music Millennium Youth Choir.
Mgr Tony Rogers leads the service from the Upper Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, celebrating 800 years of the Franciscan friars. The preacher is Fr Thomas Riest. Producer ClairJaquiss


Unknown: Mgr Tony Rogers
Unknown: Fr Thomas Riest.

: A Point of View

Clive James offers his reflections. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Clive James

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


Presented By: Paddy O'Connell.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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CD for ES.27 (RRP E12.72) inc P&P, call [number removed] (Iandlinecost5p per min; mobiles vary)quoting code [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.comand enter the codeatthe checkout

: The Reunion

RT 3/5. Brit Art. Sue MacGregor gathers CHOICE together Tracey Emin , Gavin Turk , Mat Collishaw, Abigail Lane and Gregor Muir , some of the Young British Artists who created a new art scene in the Brit Art
Movement that emerged in the early 1990s. Producer Sarah Cuddon Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: Tracey Emin
Unknown: Gavin Turk
Unknown: Abigail Lane
Unknown: Gregor Muir
Producer: Sarah Cuddon

: The Unbelievable Truth

4/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay , Jack Dee and Will Self are encouraged to tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents. Rptd from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Jack Dee

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon finds out about a farmer-led co-operative that promotes organic produce. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

With Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Unknown: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: A Fine Defence of Enid Blyton

Anne Fine reassesses the books of Enid Blyton. Dogged by accusations of racism and sexism, and riddled with creaking plots and cardboard characters, Blyton continues to outsell all other children's authors.
(Revised repeat)


Presenter: Anne Fine
Producer: Helen Lee

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Chris Beardshaw and Bunny Guinness are in the Peak District taking questions from the audience. Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Rptd from Friday


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

: Street Circus

Midge Ure goes to Cape Town to visit Zip Zap School of Circus Arts for Social Change, set up to teach circus skills to children from all walks of life. Producer Melissa Fitzgerald


Unknown: Midge Ure
Producer: Melissa Fitzgerald

: Classic Serial: Therese Raquin

2/2. Having murdered Camille, Therese and Laurent are free to marry, but their wedding night, and every subseguent night, is filled with terror. Emile Zola 's tale of lust, murder and madness, dramatised by Diana Griffiths.
Producer/Director Pauline Harris Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Emile Zola
Dramatised By: Diana Griffiths.
Director: Pauline Harris Rptd
Therese: Charlotte Riley
Laurent: Andrew Buchan
Camille: Toby Hadoke
Mme Raquin: Pauline Jefferson
Michaud: Rob Plckavance
Suzanne: Deborah McAndrew
Pierre/Beggar Drew: Carter Cain

: Open Book

The crime-writing genius Elmore Leonard talks to Mariella Frostrup about his new novel Comfort to the Enemy. And Claire Harman discusses the enduring fascination with Jane Austen 's books. Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Elmore Leonard
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Claire Harman
Unknown: Jane Austen
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Blood, Sweat, Tears and Poetry

What happens when you bring a poet into a workplace? Last year's National Poetry Day theme was "work". Poet Patience Agbabi talked to the poets and the people who welcomed them into their workplace to find out what the experience meant to both parties.
Producers Simon Evans and Christine Hall Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Producers: Simon Evans
Producers: Christine Hall

: Blair's Faith Foundation

Tony Blair was deliberately discreet about his faith when he was prime minister. Now, he has set up his own Faith Foundation to promote understanding among the world's leading religions. Christopher Landau follows the establishment of the Foundation, asking if it can succeed in promoting religion as a force for progress in the 21st century. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Christopher Landau

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Miriam O'Reilly makes her selection from the past week Of BBC Radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed] email potw®bbc.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Robert uses his loaf at Ambridge Hall. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Radio features: p118-119

: Go4it

Kirsten O'Brien visits the London Children's Ballet as they rehearse their latest production - Snow White. Meanwhile, up in Keighley, Yorkshire, a group of Brownies are taught the art of laying bricks, as part of the Children's University. Producer VibekeVenema


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien

: Portraits of East Anglia

5/5. The Red Digger. Jules and Dino have arranged to meet their dad on the beach after his fishing trip, to walk the dog. When the dog appears and their father doesn't, the teenagers fear the worst. Alex Tregear reads Raffaella Barker 's story. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Alex Tregear
Unknown: Raffaella Barker
Producer: Joanna Green

: More Or Less

Repeated from Friday

: Last Word

Repeated from Friday

: Money BOX

Rptd from yesterday at 12.04pm

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from 7.55am

: In Business

3/8. Power Drive. As the world's biggest car companies hold out their begging bowls for government bail-outs, newcomers are trying to revolutionise the automobile industry with electric cars. Peter Day investigates. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn presents political stories.


Presenter: Carolyn Quinn

: The Prime Ministers

Nick Robinson examines the career of Clement Attlee , who transformed postwar Britain and became one of the 20th-century's most celebrated prime ministers. The Prime Ministers is repeated from Tuesday Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan


Unknown: Nick Robinson
Unknown: Clement Attlee
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Rptd from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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