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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St George's Church in Poynton, Cheshire.

: Petitioning the Modern Way

Repeated from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Weaving. Mark Tully explores weaving as a metaphor for how we should live our lives. Gandhi believed weaving was a necessary spiritual discipline and, surprisingly perhaps, many Western poets and musicians echo this view. With verse by William Blake ,
Henry Vaughan , Walt Whitman and DH Lawrence , and music by Jan Garbarek.
Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Henry Vaughan
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Dh Lawrence
Music By: Jan Garbarek.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: On Your Farm

Charlotte Smith meets Beate Kubitz , who gave up her life as a high-flying executive working with charities in London to become a sheep farmer and to run a knitwear firm in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. Producer Perminder Khatkar


Unknown: Beate Kubitz
Producer: Perminder Khatkar

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Betty Boothroyd appeals on behalf of the National Benevolent Fund for the Aged, the charity tackling the problems that leave older people feeling excluded from society. 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: Betty Boothroyd
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

The morning church service from Wesley's Chapel in the City of London seeks to find
Christian hope in the current economic crisis. Philip Robinson , the FSA's director of financial crime and intelligence, gives an address. With the Rev Dr Fiona Stewart-Darling and the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Philip Robinson
Unknown: Dr Fiona Stewart-Darling
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Producer: Philip Billson

: A Point of View

Presented by Clive James. Repeated from Friday


Presented By: Clive James.

: Broadcasting House

Presented by Paddy O'Connell. Editor Joanna Carr


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

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for E8.27 (RRP E12.72) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landlines cost 5p per min; mobiles vary)quoting code [number removed], or visit www.bbcshop.com and enterthe code at the checkout

: The Reunion

Sue MacGregor brings together former hostages John McCarthy, Brian Keenan and Terry Waite, who were kidnapped in Beirut during the 1980s and held for a combined total of more than 5,000 days. They discuss their shared experiences for the first time with contributions by Jill Morrell, who was McCarthy's girlfriend at the time of his abduction. Repeated on Friday at 9am


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: Brian Keenan
Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Jill Morrell
Producer: Ruth Hedges

: The Unbelievable Truth

6/6. David Mitchell hosts the game show, with panellists Jeremy Hardy , Fred MacAulay , Jack Dee and Will Self. Repeated from Monday


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

: The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon visits Brogdale, Kent, the home of the National Fruit Collection.
Producer Margaret Collins Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Catholics and Jews

1/2. As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to visit Israel, Edward Stourton takes a look at the history of the complex relationship between Catholics and Jews. He examines claims that Christian theology paved the way for anti-Semitism, visiting Rome and Poland as he explores an often violent relationship. Producer Helen Grady


Unknown: Pope Benedict
Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Helen Grady

: Gardeners' Question Time

Pippa Greenwood , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of Tunstall
Gardeners' Society in Sittingbourne, Kent.
Plus news of a new trial to see if it is possible to grow olives in the UK. Peter Gibbs is in the chair. Includes at 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


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

: Lights, Camera, Landmark

2/5. Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin has not seen any inmates since 1924, but Matthew Sweet discovers how the prison has been used since the 1960s as a setting in films. producer Esme Kennedy


Unknown: Matthew Sweet
Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Classic Serial: Troilus and Criseyde

2/2. By Geoffrey Chaucer. Criseyde's uncle Pandarus has brokered the match between herself and the Trojan hero Troilus, and they are desperately in love. What will happen when Criseyde is handed over to the Greeks at the gates of Troy to join her traitor father? Dramatised by Lavinia Greenlaw.
Producer/Director Susan Roberts Rptd on Saturday at 9pm


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

: Bookclub

James Naughtie and readers meet Xiaolu Guo to discuss her novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. It is a story of discovery, language and understanding, and explores the enormous strains cultural differences can put on a relationship. Producer Dymphna Flynn Rptd on Thu at 4pm


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Xiaolu Guo
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Ossian

Poet Kenneth Steven tells the story of one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of poetry. James MacPherson 's apparent discovery of the ancient poems of Ossian in the 1760s transformed the image of Highland Scottish life and inspired the Romantic movement, but very soon doubts were being voiced about the authenticity of the verse.
Producer Turan Ali Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Kenneth Steven
Unknown: James MacPherson
Producer: Turan Ali

: Hacked to Pieces

Jolyon Jenkins infiltrates the hacking world to show how criminals are openly trading in hacked bank details that can be bought for a fiver. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week

Sheila McClennon 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: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

It is wrong place, wrong time for Will. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridqe diary: page 119

: Go4it

Are you a sore loser? Barney Harwood talks tactics and fair play with a young go-karter and a young cricketer. Producer Vibeke Venema


Talks: Barney Harwood
Producer: Vibeke Venema

: Stories with Latitude

2/5. AL Kennedy entertains the audience at the Latitude Festival with a comedy on the subject of troublesome teeth. Producer Jane Greenwood


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

5/8. Network News. What happens to leading hi-tech companies when their customers are plunged into recession? Peter Day finds out. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Peter Day

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Ouinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Ouinn

: Petitioning the Modern Way

Jon Ronson wonders how the ability for people to petition Downing Street directly via its website fits in with notions of democracy. Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Petitioning the Modern Way is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm and again next Sunday at 5.45am


Unknown: Jon Ronson
Unknown: Terry Dignan

: The Film Programme

Rptd from Friday

: Something Understood

Repeated from 6.05am

: News

: Thinking Allowed

With Laurie Taylor. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

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