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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Nicholas's Church in Durweston, Dorset.

: News Summary

: Something Understood

The Currency Exchange. As the global financial crisis bites deeper, Canadian radio producer Chris Brookes explores the nature or exchange in our day-to-day lives, comparing the value of the two currencies that we deal in - money and human kindness. With extracts from
Benjamin Zephaniah 's What if, and music by Martin Carthy , Ernest Bloch and Billie Holliday. Producer Alan Hall Repeated at 11.30pm


Producer: Chris Brookes
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Music By: Martin Carthy
Music By: Ernest Bloch
Music By: Billie Holliday.
Producer: Alan Hall

: On Your Farm

Alex James is in Oxfordshire to see how pheasants are reared for the game-shooting industry. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Alex James
Producer: Chris Impey

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Mike Wooldridge appeals on behalf of RedR. 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: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

Fr Michael Smith leads this service marking the SOthanniversaryofthedeathofStanleySpencer, who painted the celebrated Resurrection in Cookham Churchyard. From Holy Trinity
Church in Cookham, Berkshire. The preacher is Canon David Winter, Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Fr Michael Smith
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Presented by Clive James. Repeatedfrom Friday


Presented By: Clive James.

: Broadcasting House

With Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna carr


Unknown: Paddy O'Connell.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
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CD for E8.27 (RRP £12.72) inc p&P. call [number removed]
(landline cost 5p per min: mobiles vary)quoting code [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.comand enter the codeat the checkout

: The Reunion

4/5. Thalidomide. Sue MacGregor gathers together a group of people to tell the story of the 1950s and 60s drug thalidomide given to pregnant women to counteract morning sickness. When it was first developed it gave no inkling of the enormous distress it would cause. Producer Katrina Fallon Rptd on Friday at 9am


Producer: Katrina Fallon Rptd

: The Unbelievable Truth

5/6. David Mitchell hosts the show in which panellists Sean Lock , Arthur Smith ,
Sue Perkins and Miranda Hart tell lies in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Mitchell
Unknown: Sean Lock
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Sue Perkins
Unknown: Miranda Hart

: The Food Programme

Slow Fish. Two Cornish oystermen travel to Genoa, Italy, to a gathering of traditional fishermen. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Dan Saladino

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Gershwin's Horns

When Gershwin used car horns in An American in Paris, he was joining an illustrious group of composers who used unusual objects in their compositions. Rainer Hersch explores such odd instruments as cannon, anvils and typewriters with the help of percussion players Mick Doran and Neil Percy.


Presenter: Rainer Hersch
Percussionist: Mick Doran
Percussionist: Neil Percy
Producer: Tom Alban

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs answer listeners' queries sent in by post and email. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Includes at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday
Garden rockers and awnings: page 36 Collecting hedge trimmer: page 48


Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Lights, Camera, Landmark

1/5. Matthew Sweet discovers how cinema has used the cavernous interior and decaying brickwork of London's Battersea Power Station as a panorama of post-industrial decline in such films as RocknRolla and The Dark Knight. Producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Classic Serial: Troilus and Criseyde

1/2. By Geoffrey Chaucer. Troy has been under siege for seven years. Criseyde, a young widow, is alone in the city when her "traitor" father changes sides to the Greeks. Her uncle Pandarus sees an opportunity to end her loneliness when Troilus returns home from battle.
Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw.
(Rptd on Saturday at 9pm)


Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Dramatised by: Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer/Director: Susan Roberts
Troilus: Tom Ferguson
Criseyde: Maxine Peake
Pandarus: Malcolm Raeburn
Servant/Friend: Kathryn Hunt
Calchas/Servant: Kevin Doyle
Priam/Servant: Terrence Mann
Hector/Diomede: Declan Wilson

: Open Book

Mariella Frostrup talks to Hilary Mantel about her interest in Henry VIII 's notorious minister Thomas Cromwell , who is the subject of her latest novel, Wolf Hall.
Producer Thomas Morris Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Thomas Cromwell
Unknown: Wolf Hall.
Producer: Thomas Morris

: Baghdad of the Mind

Like a dream, or a chanced-upon radio programme heard at night, this is an evocation of old Baghdad in music and poetry. Raad Rawi is the voice guiding us through memories, exiled voices and songs of longing and regret by Iraqi poets. Producers Tom Jackson and Susan Marling Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Raad Rawi
Producers: Tom Jackson
Producers: Susan Marling

: Twin Sisters, Two Faiths

Anna Scott-Brown meets identical twin sisters who have chosen to follow different faiths - Islam and Christianity - and finds out how their strongly held but separate beliefs have affected their relationship within the family. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Anna Scott-Brown

: Profile

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Jenni Murray makes her selection from the past seven days 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: Jenni Murray
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Usha's competitiveness is put to the test. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Radio features: pages 118-119

: Go4it

Kirsten O'Brien explores the treasures of the Mary Rose , one of Henry VIII 's favourite ships, whichhat sank in the Solent in the 16th century. She discovers more about the Tudor king. Producer Lucinda Montefiore


Unknown: Kirsten O'Brien
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Henry Viii
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: Stories with Latitude

1/5. In the first of five stories recorded in front of a live audience at the 2008 Latitude Festival in Suffolk, Milton Jones reads his tale about the travails of a comedian on the road. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Milton Jones
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: 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

4/8. Grand Design. Designers are getting tired of being pigeon-holed into the role of making products look better and work better. They want a much larger role in business life. Peter Day hears from some influential people who are convinced that "design thinking" can radically improve the way a whole company works. Repeated from Thursday

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Petitioning the Modern Way

Jon Ronson looks at Downing Street's electronic petitioning system. Is technology being used to involve the public in the political process or to dupe people into thinking that they can make a difference? Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Petitioning the Modem Way is repeated on Wed at 8.45pm


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Budget Response

By Plaid Cymru, from Elfyn Llwyd MR

: 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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