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: News Briefing

: Bells on Sunday

From St Helen's Church in Sefton, Merseyside.

: Letters to Mary

2/3. Rptd from Wednesday

: News Summary

: Something Understood

Homesickness. Mark Tully examines homesickness, asking if it is a more complex yearning than nostalgia. With contributions from Rabbi Lionel Blue.
Producer Elizabeth Burke Repeated at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Lionel Blue.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Living World

New series. 1/4. Marsh Harriers. Lionel Kelleway gets close to the marsh harrier, a large bird of prey at home in the marshlands Of East Anglia. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Julian Hector

: Sunday

With Roger Bolton. Series producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Roger Bolton.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Radio 4 Appeal

Clive Anderson appeals on behalf of Save the Rhino. Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards:
Freephone [number removed] online via the Radio4 website


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Sunday Worship

From Down Cathedral, Downpatrick,
Northern Ireland. Led by the Very Rev Henry Hull. Preacher: Dom Mark-Ephrem Nolan Obts. Producer Bert Tosh


Unknown: Henry Hull.
Producer: Bert Tosh

: A Point of View

Repeated from Friday

: Broadcasting House

With Kevin Connolly. Editor Joanna Carr


Unknown: Kevin Connolly.
Editor: Joanna Carr

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. RT DIRECT: Ambridge Affairs: Heartache at Home Farm CD for E6.27 (RRP F1272) inc p&P, call [number removed] (landline cost 5p per min: mobiles vary) quoting code[number removed], or visit bbcshop.com and enter the code at the checkout

: International One-Day Cricket

England v West Indies
Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Tony Cozier on the second one-day match, from Bristol. With analysis by Vivian Richards , Vic Marks and Alec Stewart. Producer Adam Mountford 'approximatetimes Commentary also on 5 Live Sports Extra from 10.30am TV highlights on today's play are on Five at 7.15pm


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Simon Mann
Commentary By: Tony Cozier
Unknown: Vivian Richards
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Alec Stewart.
Producer: Adam Mountford

: Desert Island Discs

I rhe entertainer Barry Humphries talks :o Kirsty Young about his life, career and choice of records to take to the desert island. Producer Leanne Buckle Repeated on Friday at 9am


Talks: Barry Humphries
Unknown: Kirsty Young

: The Museumof Curiosity

3/6. Comedian Chris Addison , writer Rupert Sheldrake and historian Bettany Hughes donate surreal but interesting exhibits. With John Lloyd and Sean Lock. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Chris Addison
Unknown: Rupert Sheldrake
Unknown: Bettany Hughes
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Sean Lock.

: The Food Programme

How is the wine market surviving the credit crunch? Sheila Dillon is at the London International Wine Fair to find out who is raising a glass and who is drowning their sorrows. Repeated tomorrow at 4pm


Presenter: Sheila Dillon
Producer: Margaret Collins

: The World This Weekend

Presented by Shaun Ley. Editor Jamie Angus


Presented By: Shaun Ley.
Editor: Jamie Angus

: Britain in Their Sites

New series. 1/3 Tristram Hunt tells the story of 60 years of tumultuous architectural change in Britain through three controversial public building projects. He begins by looking back to the troubled birth of Peterlee New Town in 1948. Producer Julia Johnson


Unknown: Tristram Hunt
Producer: Julia Johnson

: Gardeners' Question Time

Anne Swithinbank , Bob Flowerdew and Matthew Biggs are guests of Binfield Garden Club, near Reading. Including a look at why a "green" roof works so effectively. Eric Robson is in the chair. Includes at approximately 2.40 Gardening Weather Forecast. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Anne Swithinbank
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Matthew Biggs
Unknown: Eric Robson

: Lights, Camera, Landmark

5/5. Greenwich Old Royal Naval College Matthew Sweet discovers how the buildings of the Greenwich World Heritage Site provide film-makers with the perfect period backlot. Producer Esme Kennedy


Producer: Esme Kennedy

: Classic Serial:Mugsborough 1917

/2. By Andrew Lynch. A starry cast, led by Johnny Vegas and Paul Whitehouse , picks up the characters created in Robert Tressell's The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists in two stories set ten years after the novel ends. The residents of Mugsborough have different views of the Great War. Producer David Morley ; Director Dirk Maggs Repeated on Saturday at 9pm


Unknown: Andrew Lynch.
Unknown: Johnny Vegas
Unknown: Paul Whitehouse
Producer: David Morley
Director: Dirk Maggs
Easton: Johnny Vegas
Misery/Hunter: Paul Whitehouse
Ruth: Shirley Henderson
Nora: Raquel Cassidy
Frankie: Lain McKee
Bert: Des O'Malley
Bundy: Tony Pitts
Barrington: Tom Goodman-Hill
Charlie: Carl Rice
Elsie: Nicola Stephenson
Sweater: Rupert Degas
Slyme: Kevin Eldon
Crass: Arthur Smith
Rushton: Bill Bailey
Young Elizabeth: Yasmin Garrard
Freddie: Jody Latham
Older Elizabeth: Joanna Neary
MrsMeadows: Anne Waggott

: Open Book

Jake Arnott talks to Mariella Frostrup about his latest novel The Devil's Paintbrush. Producer Ella-Mai Robey Repeated on Thursday at 4pm


Talks: Jake Arnott
Unknown: Mariella Frostrup
Producer: Ella-Mai Robey

: Poetry Please

2/6. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is read by Finbar Lynch. Presented by Roger McGough. Producer Tim Dee Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Read By: Finbar Lynch.
Presented By: Roger McGough.
Producer: Tim Dee

: World Heritage: Curse or Blessing?

While Britain's officials decide whether to nominate more sites for World Heritage status, Emily Maitlis asks if the UN's heritage policy protects our cities against developers or if it stops progress. (Repeated from Tuesday)


Reporter: Emily Maitlis

: From Fact to Fiction

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Pick of the Week until 6.30

Sheila McClennon selects her highlights from the past seven days of BBC radio. Producer Cecile Wright PHONE: [number removed] email potw@>bbc.co.uk or bbc.co.uk/radio4/potw; Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Producer: Cecile Wright

: The Archers

Debbie gets back to the job in hand.
For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Ambridge diary: pages 118-119

: Go4it

Barney Harwood says farewell in the final edition of the children's magazine with guests the children's laureate Michael Rosen , and Jacqueline Wilson , Philip Ardagh and Kaye Umansky. He also presents a selection of his favourite moments from the past. Producers Lucinda Montefiore and Vibeke Venema


Unknown: Barney Harwood
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Philip Ardagh
Unknown: Kaye Umansky.
Producers: Lucinda Montefiore

: Stories with Latitude

5/5. John Hegley reads his story in which he eavesdrops on the interesting goings-on between two friends over a bowl of rancid soup in Imperial Rome. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: John Hegley
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

8/8. Let's Start a Bank. Peter Day finds out from the experts how to start a new bank - and how not to do it. Producer Sandra Kanthal


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Sandra Kanthal

: The Westminster Hour

Carolyn Quinn previews the week in politics.


Unknown: Carolyn Quinn

: Letters to Mary

Writer and feminist Natasha Walter updates Mary Wollstonecraft on the progress made in striving for equality of the sexes since the 18th century.
Editor of The Westminster Hour Terry Dignan
Letters to Mary is repeated on Wednesday at 8.45pm


Unknown: Natasha Walter
Unknown: Mary Wollstonecraft

: 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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